Venture North Safaris
Venture North Safaris
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Award winning, high end tours throughout the Top End of Australia and Kimberley. Operating for over 15 years Venture North Safaris specialises in taking guests off the beaten track into lesser seen parts of the NT, including the remote Cobourg Peninsula in Arnhem Land where they operate their private safari camp.
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lindsey L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We went on the Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Coburg Peninsula trip in September. We loved the trip, from the moment we were picked up by Dave at the appointed time from our hotel in Darwin until we were dropped back five days later. Dave was just brilliant. He had a formidable knowledge of the environment and wildlife we encountered on our trip, as well as the cultural and historical aspects. In addition, he was an amazing cook. We loved all the meals and the nibbles at sundown were appreciated. We felt well looked after.
We thought there was a good mix of excursions, activities and down time. We enjoyed being in such a remote area and learning about the wildlife from Dave. We found the visits to the Aboriginal sites and the European settlement very interesting. We also enjoyed the fishing trip. It was also good that on such a short trip there was some down time and the chance to relax on a couple of afternoons. We loved the camp, simultaneously basic and luxurious (if that makes sense). We really felt away from it all. We would have loved another couple of days there!
Although the journey from Coburg back to Darwin is a long one, the journey was well arranged with excursions and breaks ensuring it was a full part of the trip.
Written 3 January 2024
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Benjamin G
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We, a group of eight fishermen, had a spectacular trip to the Cobourg Peninsula in October this year. The camp was set beautifully and was more comfortable than expected. The guides were some of the best we've had, hardworking, with great knowledge and humor. All this was capped off with superb weather. Can't speak highly enough of this operation.
Written 4 December 2023
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Thanks so much for joining us at the Cobourg Coastal Camp. It was our pleasure to host you and it is so awesome you loved Cobourg as much as we do. Thanks for the review, and we hope to see you up in the Top End again one day soon.
Written 21 December 2023
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Marg
Cronulla, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We did a private 7 day tour of Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem Land and it was marvellous, our guide Nick was informative and very helpful as I had limited mobility, but because of him we didn't miss out on anything. Loved our trip and would highly recommend this company, thanks.
Written 2 November 2023
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Hi Margie Thank you very much for joining us on tour and for taking the time to leave us a review - it is greatly appreciated. Nick sure is an asset to the Venture North team and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with him. Should you wish to explore more of Northern Australia in the future please don't hesitate to get back in touch. Best Regards from all of the Venture North Team
Written 4 December 2023
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Tina W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I can't recommend Venture North enough!
I joined their Kakadu/Arnhem Land/Cobourg Peninsula safari tour in September and was blown away by the professionalism of both the company, and the staff.
Our tour guide, Nick, was organised, professional, knowledgeable, super capable, courteous and great fun.
We saw some incredible sights and experienced some unique experiences that will be with me for a long time.
The food, the accommodation, the experiences, the staff were all just brilliant!
Being a small tour (6 guests), it was a delight to get to know the other guests and share the adventures with them. 😊
Written 20 October 2023
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Thanks so much for joining us on tour, Tina. We are so pleased you had a great tour experience with Nick. He is an excellent guide, and we are fortunate to have him on our Team. Your tour sounds like it ticked all the boxes! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you in the Top End again soon. Until then, Take Care from the Venture North Team.
Written 23 October 2023
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takatu
Auckland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Wow, this was a fabulous trip, beautiful places to explore, amazing rock paintings, lots of animal and bird life to see. The private campground is the best location with views to die for (even from the loo and shower!) People make the trip and all the staff were so knowledgeable, caring and happy to go the extra mile. All the equipment and facilities were well maintained reliable.
Food was yummy too, what more can I say other than “I’m so glad I did this”.
Written 24 September 2023
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We are so glad you did this too! Thanks for joining us on tour, writing a review, and sharing your beautiful photos. The views from our Cobourg Coastal Camp are unique. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Please get in touch with us if you wish to explore a bit more of the Top End. All the best, Venture North Team.
Written 26 September 2023
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Alan
Roseville, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed this trip immensely. I went with my wife and two other couples who are good friends of ours and we all had an excellent time . We especially appreciated the expertise, consideration and professionalism of our guide Darcy. He was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the amazing and beautiful country the we travelled through and was great at showing us lots wildlife and beautiful vegetation.

The coastal camp was beautifully set up and very comfortable with perfect minimalist facilities close to nature. The Venture North team were very attentive and prepared excellent meals including lovely seafood we caught with the help of expert fishing guide Mike.

A highlight of the trip was climbing Injalak Hill to see the incredible aboriginal rock art with local indigenous guide Craig. His connection and passion for his country was inspiring.

I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in experiencing the beautiful Arnhem Land and Kakadu regions.
Written 18 September 2023
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Thanks for joining us on tour recently Alan. We are so pleased to know you all enjoyed it. Darcy is a fantastic guide; we are very fortunate to have him. I'm glad to hear you had some luck with the fishing at Camp. The Injalak Hill visit is undoubtedly a highlight for many of our guests. We hope to see you in the Top End again soon. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. All the best from the Venture North Team.
Written 26 September 2023
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JamieT8175
Brisbane, Australia128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We travelled with our parents for their 75 birthdays. We had all seen lots of Australia before, but Arnhem Land is something special.
We were fortunate to have Dave McMahon as tour guide. He is a former high end chef and now a naturalist with amazing knowledge of the local flora, fauna and birdlife. So not only did we see some amazing things, we ate like kings. (I think the best barramundi I have ever eaten).
The Coburg peninsula in Arnhem land is incredible in its beauty, and remoteness (so good not to have mobile contact). The Venture North bush camp on the peninsula is very comfortable and a great staging point for boat trips and driving safaris. I would highly recommend.
Written 10 September 2023
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Hi Jamie, Thanks so much for joining us on tour recently and writing a review. Dave is an excellent guide (and chef), and he is very passionate about sharing his outstanding knowledge of the land and all that inhabits it. Cobourg Peninsulas is unique, and we are so pleased that you all got to experience its magic. We hope to see you back up in the Top End again one day soon. All the best from the Venture North Team.
Written 26 September 2023
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lovegoodadvice
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Private Charter: Kakadu, West Arnhem Land, Katherine, Litchfield 5 Days

What a magnificent adventure for our family! Everything was included in the tour price with no hidden extras (alcohol was not included). Tom picked us up at our accommodation in Darwin. He was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and took care of everything during the entire trip. He showed us places where we would not have taken ourselves. The scenery was breathtaking and we all gained a better understanding of the traditional owners' culture and history.
Unfortunately we were not able to visit Gunlom Falls which was closed but we were fortunate enough to have a swim at Jim Jim Falls. It would be difficult to decide which was our favourite waterfall in this tour but Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) Waterfall and Edith Falls were both spectacular!
Tom pointed out many different species of flora and fauna in the regions. He even spotted two kites having a fight in mid-air!
We took a sunset flight from Jabiru over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. It was also fantastic to experience the landscape on a cruise at Corroboree Billabong as well as Katherine Gorge.
We have made such wonderful memories on this amazing trip! There were too many highlights to mention them all. Thank you so much!
Written 9 September 2023
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It sounds like you had a fantastic trip with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your family experience. Tom is an excellent guide, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with him. The Top End has so many magical swimming locations that picking a favourite can be challenging. Sunsets are intrinsic to the NT; experiencing them from the air makes it even more spectacular. Thank you again for touring with us, and we hope we can show you around a bit more of the Top End again one day soon.
Written 12 September 2023
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Wendy L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
This was the most amazing experience and one of the best trips I have ever done. The Guides absolutely made it and worked so hard to share their passion of the Top End. They were so knowledgeable on the environment, history and culture and took such good care of all of us and our specific needs. I could not fault them. The vehicles were terrific, and our guides were clearly experienced and knew the areas well. They also fully catered for us and the food was amazing. Too many highlights to mention but I would highly recommend this tour, it was a very special experience and as a result some more friends of mine have booked the same tour and are off next week!
Written 8 September 2023
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Thanks so much for joining us on tour, Wendy. We are so pleased you had a great tour experience with us. Our excellent guides are always eager to share their knowledge of land and culture, and we are very fortunate to have such a great team. (They are great cooks as well.) We appreciate you taking the time to write us this review, and we hope to see you in the Top End again soon. Until then, Take Care.
Written 12 September 2023
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Reney
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had the pleasure of having Dave as our tour guide. We had an amazing experience. My husband is adventurous and Dave made sure he saw and experienced everything possible, fresh water spring swimming holes were his favourite. For the more risk adverse wife he provided guidance and gave confidence for her needs. Dave’s knowledge and expertise in everything from the best walking tracks, swimming holes to everything flora and fauna. He can make a great roadside park lunch too! Service was excellent. Dave also had a wealth of experience with aboriginal culture…we learned a lot. Appreciated this tour very much and we both agree it was very special. Thanks Dave for making our trip amazingly memorable.
Written 7 September 2023
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Thank you for joining us on tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Your itinerary saw you experiencing some of the best parts of the Top End, and Dave is the perfect person to guide you through it. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, and we hope we will see you again soon. Until then, Take Care.
Written 12 September 2023
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