Kakadu for the weekend 10/11 July 2010

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by kezzajohnson, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

    Apr 17, 2007
    Cairns - Queensland Australia
    Check out my post regarding ride to Kakadu. Any travelling riders in the area welcome to join us. Just send me a PM

    Local NT thread here


    or latest plan as follows
    OK, so we now have a couple of interested parties. I have cleared it with my boss to use our companys permanent camp at Cooinda overnight saturday night as long as we look after it and leave it clean. We have 8 permanent safari tents with Beds, matresses and pillows fitted out. You only need to bring a sleeping bag-too easy. $10.00 per night per adult fee paid to Cooinda resort to use campground facilities, showers etc and buy a steak, pizza whatever for dinner and wash it down with a beer.

    Now a deal like that doesn't come along every day and will save carrying a lot of gear.

    Suggested itinerary.
    AM saturday
    -Coolalinga shops 09.30
    -Bark Hut
    -Old Jim Jim Road with stops at White lily billabong, sth all river.
    -To Cooinda for lunch
    -Check out our camp and leave excess gear there
    PM saturday
    -Ride down to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) about 1 hour sth of Cooinda Bitumen/dirt
    -have a swim and make sure the Swedish backpackers are behaving themselves.
    -Return Cooinda for the night, beer and steaks
    AM Sunday
    -Depart Cooinda early (daylight)for Jim Jim Falls, stopping at Garnamarr campground for a break before the 4wd track to Jim Jim.
    -Option of walk and swim at Jim Jim plunge pool
    -Ride back out to Kakadu Highway and go via Cooinda to pickup gear
    -return to darwin via Old Jim Jim Road

    I'm excited !!!

    Let us know if you want to come - only 5 tents left
    Darwin Australia http://www.territoryon2wheels.com.au