Wild Kakadu Nature & Landscape Photo Tour

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Wild Kakadu & Nature Landscape Photographic Expedition

Wild Kakadu Nature & Landscape Photo Tour

5 Day Escorted Tour – Darwin to Darwin
Hosted by Jay Collier & Luke Paterson
04-08 September 2021
*Expressions of Interest for Jul/Aug/Sep 2022*


Join us on an exclusive photographic expedition through the heart of Crocodile Dundee country. 5 days exceptional wildlife and landscape photography immersion in Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Exclusive itinerary to capture incredible images while learning under expert guidance/tuition from professional photographer Jay Collier from the Photographers Collective.

Led by award-winning specialist wildlife/naturalist guide Luke Paterson (20 years experience in Northern Australia and Kakadu)

Tour Highlights

  • Learn from professional Photographer’s Collective leader Jay Collier
  • Led by award-winning specialist guide Luke Paterson
  • Any brand camera gear welcome
  • 3 x Private photographic wildlife cruises
  • Birds and wildlife up close
  • Private Arnhem Land tour and art centre
  • Private Aboriginal rock art sites
  • Optional helicopter photoshoots
  • Landscape photography

Contact us for more information on the Wild Kakadu Nature & Landscape Photo Tour.


Day 1: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Pre-dawn departure from Darwin to embark on a Corroboree Billabong photography cruise on the Mary River system (two-storey 20 person boat). Warm up with your first of 3 private photography cruises.

Venture north to north east Kakadu to check into an safari camp on private aboriginal lands for two nights. Lap up private-access rock art sites, billabongs and Arnhem Land Escarpment photo shoots.

Overnight at the aboriginal-owned Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (3 course dinner with breakfast)

Day 2: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunrise shoot around the safari camp with escarpment and billabong views.

Immerse yourself in ancient and modern cultural landscapes today during a privately guided photography tour to Arnhem Land, accessing exclusive rock art and ancient landscape photo shoot locations.

Visit Injalak Arts aboriginal art centre for an authentic indigenous cultural art experience. *Please do not photograph the art and show respect by always asking people before taking any photos.

Overnight at the aboriginal-owned Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (3 course dinner with breakfast)

Day 3: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Rise early for a sunrise shoot around billabong and camp before exploring the East Alligator region’s rock art sites, monsoon forest and Cahills Crossing crocodile spectacular (pending tides).

Travel to Jabiru for photography tutorials by Jay Collier.

Spend the late afternoon capturing glowing sandstone escarpment and an abundance of crocodiles along the upstream freshwater reaches of the East Alligator river aboard our 1.45-hour private cultural photography cruise (20-seater boat).

Overnight at the aboriginal-owned Anbinik Kakadu Resort.

Day 4: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today brings a private Yellow Water dawn bird photography cruise (3-hours private hire, 50-seater boat). We’ll be focusing on bird, crocodile and wetland photography, plus sunrise and water reflections.

Optional 60-minute aerial photography shoot over in a chartered helicopter over Kakadu’s stone country and drying floodplains (maximum 2 guests, doors off) *tour leaders/guide will join.

Overnight at the aboriginal-owned Anbinik Kakadu Resort.

Day 5: (Breakfast, Lunch)
We wind down our photographic expedition with a morning bird photography shoot in the South Alligator region before our return journey to Darwin.

Enjoy a final photoshoot at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens before dropping you at your hotel and bidding farewell.

Price + Inclusions

Wild Kakadu Nature & Landscape Photo TourPrice per person AUD
Twin Share$4,380
Single Supplement$699
Aerial Helicopter Shoot$699


  • Photography tuition by professional Photographers Collective leader Jay Collier
  • Multi award-winning tour operators and specialist guiding team with Luke Paterson, of NT Bird Specialists (28 years experience in northern Australia)
  • Excellence in guiding skill and local natural history knowledge
  • Exclusive itineraries
  • All transport, tours and cruises stated in itinerary
  • All meals on tour (please notify us of allergies at time of booking)
  • En suite accommodation (safari tents or cabins)
  • Cool water, tea and coffee (other beverages excluded)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in spacious air-conditioned commercial 4WD Bus with modified 4WD trailer
  • Field guides to share
  • National Park permits and entry fees
  • Emergency communications and first-aid kit
  • Assurance of touring with an award-winning Australian Accredited Tourism Business and Licensed Commercial Tour Operator
  • Genuine ecotourism, low impact tours that support the environment and local communities
  • Excellent interpretation and customer services
  • Travel to stunning remote natural landscapes, largely unpopulated by people
  • Immerse in your surroundings while cruising rivers and wetlands
  • Making the most out of daylight hours, optimising time spent in the field
  • Experiencing ancient and modern aboriginal cultures, occupation and rock art sites
  • Exploring World Heritage National Parks
  • Birds! Birds! Birds! Birds!


  • Flights to/from Darwin and excess baggage
  • Airport transfers
  • Pre and post tour meals and accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Scenic flights
  • Beverages, laundry, personal shopping, phone calls, gratuities and other items not stated in itinerary are excluded.


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