Frequently Asked Questions

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The Top End weather can be quite extreme at times. Temperatures in some of the areas we travel to can go beyond 40 degrees celsius, with night temperatures cool in comparison. The majority of our tours operate in the dry season. We have been operating in the Northern Territory for decades and we have a thorough understanding of its climate and weather systems, so we make every effort to make your trip comfortable. On hotter days, you’ll appreciate the air-conditioned cars and the opportunity to take a cooling dip.

During the wet season, some areas are subject to flash flooding and afternoon storms can appear quite quickly. However, there is absolutely no need to let that keep you away. During the wet season we take you to the spots that really come alive as the waters rise!
We may need to alter our itineraries according to the conditions. However, we strive to do everything to give you a full itinerary, no matter the weather. If at any point the conditions are uncomfortable, let your guide know immediately and we will do what we can to help.

Offroad Dreaming will supply all of the equipment required for your camping adventure. This includes your tent and swag, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment and all the gear you’ll need.

Besides comfortable clothes, we recommend you bring:

  • A refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen 30+
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Walking shoes (closed-toe)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Lightweight waterproof clothing (October to March)
  • Lightweight jumper (March to October)

Depending on which tour you’ve chosen, some bushwalking is generally involved. This is normally quite gentle and, if need be, we can make sure the pace is slow and the stops frequent. If you are worried about your mobility, get in contact with us and we will do our best to ensure that your tour is appropriate for your fitness and mobility level.

If you would like a more challenging experience, you will have plenty of opportunity to climb, walk, swim and generally get active.

Australia’s Top End is home to a huge array of endemic wildlife. On our tours, you may have the chance to see wallabies, goannas, frilled-neck lizards, countless bird species and, of course, the magnificent estuarine and freshwater crocodiles. We can’t guarantee that you will see any particular species. Different species are abundant in different spots throughout the year so we’ll keep our eyes open and point them out as we go along.
We ask that you respect the wildlife and never approach any animal.

In the interest of both your and the animals’ safety, please follow the instructions given by your guide.

Offroad Dreaming guides are all hand-selected and are accredited in the areas they will be taking you to. As well as Knowledge qualified, all our guides are first aid certified. Offroad Dreaming’s co-owner, Neville, personally guides many of our tours. Neville has over 20 years of experience as a guide and is a certified tour operator with Kakadu, Uluru and Kata Tjuta Knowledge qualifications, as well as being first aid certified and an OCHRE card holder.

At Offroad Dreaming, we are proud to run ecologically-sustainable tours and we do our best to limit our impact on the environment. We will share our knowledge and respect for the animals and environment with you during our tours so you can enjoy this spectacular place, knowing you’re leaving it in its natural condition.

We will have regular access to toilet facilities throughout the day on our single day tours.

Offroad Dreaming does not have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. If you or someone in your group is in a wheelchair, please let us know and we can try to get access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We require that you get in touch far in advance so we can source the accessible vehicle (at your cost). Walking aids can be catered for and on most tours we can try to ensure the itinerary is appropriate for your mobility level.

This is a great opportunity to get offline and into nature! There is no mobile reception throughout most of the Kakadu and Litchfield National parks – though some of the townships do have coverage.

If you have chosen a multi-day camping tour, we suggest you bring back-up batteries or portable chargers for your devices. We may have sporadic access to power sources, but we don’t suggest you rely on these. Please remember that there is no mobile reception or wifi in the majority of the places we visit.

We are generally able to cater for most dietary requirements if we are informed well in advance of the tour. If you or someone in your group has particularly complex requirements, please get in touch in advance to discuss the options.

Our tours currently run uniquely in English. We can hire a translator for any tour for most languages on request. Please get in touch to arrange this.

Swimming is only permitted in allocated swimming areas, which are clearly signposted by the local authorities. The swimming areas are allocated based on recent crocodile survey results conducted by Parks and Wildlife Rangers at each individual spot. This means that even if it is a designated swimming area you must be cautious, read signs and check for recent updates.
It is never possible to guarantee with 100% certainty that any Territory waterway is free of crocodiles. However, you can minimise risks if you follow the clear direction of official signage at all times. Please be aware that on any Offroad Dreaming tour, customers swim at their own risk.

In Northern Territory, a child seat is not required by law in a commercial vehicle. Infants can be strapped to parents in a carry pouch or harness and toddlers can use regular, existing seat belts. If, however, you’d prefer to use a car seat, please let us know in advance and we can arrange this for an additional cost.

Yes. They are available if you book directly through our website:
– 10% discount if you bundle our Kakadu and Litchfield day tours.
– 10% discount for Territory residents and their visiting friends and family.
– 10% discount for Australian Defence personnel.