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Wild Kakadu Nature Photography Expedition 2025

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Tour Notes

At a glance:
• Group Size: 8-12 guests, 1 Photo Educator, 1 Local Expert Wildlife Guide.
• Tour departs and concludes in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.

• Full days of exceptional nature photography tuition in a comprehensive travel package.
• Optional 60-minute chartered helicopter for aerial photography. Spaces limited. 2 guests per helicopter.
• Private transport with professional driver, two private photographic cruises, photography lectures and field tuition is included throughout.
• Pre-tour accommodation included *See special offers for post-tour options.
• Complimentary pre and post-tour accommodation booking services.
• Enquire for equipment-hire and stay tuned for special offers.

• Solo guests may choose to pair up to remove single supplement charges.
• Moderate general fitness is required. Walks over uneven surfaces with some rocky steps to lookouts with potentially high temperatures.
• Accommodation styles and rooms may vary in remote areas.
• Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended.

Inclusive Travel:
• All cameras and experience levels welcome.
• Non-photographing partners welcome.
We tailor our sessions to suit all photography experience levels from beginners to advanced.
This is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded photographers and ask those tricky questions that can save you hours of research, trial and error, but best of all, take some incredible photos on your own camera set up on this remote Australian wildlife journey.

Responsible Travel:
• We only use and support local and/or Aboriginal-owned businesses and communities in this unique photography package.
• We practise ethical wildlife viewing and photography guidelines on all our tours.

• Our modern vehicles and solar-powered trailer is maintained to the highest standards.
• Our Team flies Carbon Neutral.
• We minimise waste wherever possible.
* Please be respectful and always ask before photographing people.
* NT Bird Specialists are fully licensed and accredited COVID-19 Safe Operators with valid permits and entry passes to tour in all the places we visit. These payments support traditional owners and management of the lands we visit.

Customised Vehicles:
Our professional accredited driver operates our spacious 18-seater 4WD tour bus and solar-powered trailer throughout the tour. Complete with air-conditioning, extra leg room, personal charging points and microphones we aim to give you a comfortable ride for the 1,000km journey from Darwin.
So sit back, enjoy some local stories and relax as we give you the time and space to unwind and engrain the Northern Territory’s exceptional wildlife experiences in your heart and mind – you won’t want to miss the fabulous scenery along the way.

Staying on in Darwin? There’s plenty to do. Ask us for suggestions.

Join Australia’s Best Birding & Wildlife Team for a Photographic Immersion You’ll Never Forget.

Book today, spaces are limited and will fill quickly:
Please complete our booking form and we will be in touch with deposit & payment details.
Need to know more? Visit our FAQ page, or Email us on [email protected] / Call us on 0455 921 092.

Read our 5 Star Guest Reviews here

*Special Offers*

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Post-tour Accommodation:
We are pleased to offer a complimentary night of post-tour accommodation to thank any returning guests or to those who book 2 or more tours delivered by NT Bird Specialists and Jay Collier in 2025.

Just ask our team to add this to your booking & enquire for venue details.

  • 1 tour = 1 night post-tour accommodation
  • 2 tours = 2 nights post-tour accommodation
  • 3 tours = 3 nights post-tour accommodation


Enquire for equipment-hire and stay tuned for special offers.

Tour Inclusions & Exclusions

Exceptional Value Includes:

• 5 nights en suite accommodation (private-access safari camp, cabins & bungalows)
• 5 full days photography tuition by professional Photographers Collective leader Jay Collier (over 18 years experience in Africa and Australia)

• 5 full days with multi award-winning tour operators and specialist guide Luke Paterson, owner of NT Bird Specialists (24 years experience in northern Australia)
• 5 days Private air-conditioned & spacious 4WD commercial tourist vehicle with driver (18-seater bus) with purpose-built 4WD trailer
• 1 night pre-tour accommodation
• All transport, tours and private cruises (1x 2-hours, 1x 3-hours) as stated in itinerary
• All meals on tour (please notify us of allergies at time of booking) – we serve fresh & healthy home-cooked & palm-oil free menus
• Unlimited cool water refills, plus morning tea and coffee
• Hotel transfers
• Field guides to share
• Airport transfers on arrival
• Complimentary pre and post-tour booking services

• All National Park commercial touring permits and entry fees
• Emergency communications, COVID-19 hygiene kit, first-aid kits
• Assurance of touring with an award-winning Australian Accredited Tourism Business and Licensed Commercial Tour Operator
• COVID-19 safe accredited operators with flexible booking terms

• Genuine ecotourism, low impact tours that support the environment and local communities
• Excellent interpretation and customer service
• Excellence in guiding skill, photographic tuition skill and local natural history knowledge
• Exclusive itineraries built by local specialists

• Birds! Birds! Birds! Birds!
And more…

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The per person rate excludes:

• Flights to/from Darwin and excess baggage
• Visas
Airport transfers on departure
• Helicopter flight – optional extra
• Pre and post tour meals and accommodation not stated in itinerary – complimentary booking services available 
• Comprehensive travel insurance (recommended)
• Alcoholic & evening beverages (BYO is available in some places but may be restricted in others).
• Laundry, personal shopping, phone calls, gratuities and other items not stated in itinerary are excluded

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