Top End Camp – Pre-booking now open


The Top End Camp enables students to explore the dramatic wilderness and culture of Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine. Occurring every two years, this camp provides a wonderful opportunity for students to explore a fascinating and often unexplored part of Australia.

This camp offers many magical moments, including swimming under waterfalls and in hot springs, kayaking Nitmiluk Gorge and watching the sunset from the sandbar in Darwin Harbour. Yes, the weather is great, the water is warm and the crocs are... well... best kept at a distance, but this trip offers even more. 

Students discover aspects of Australian history that are truly real and palpable; Cyclone Tracy, the Brisbane Line, the WWII bombing of Darwin and a face to face meeting with ‘Sweetheart’, the largest captured croc in the Top End! The friendly ranger guides bring ancient rock paintings at Ubirr Rock in Kakadu National Park to life and our trip along Yellow Waters Billabong introduce Jabirus, sea eagles, wild brumbies and close encounters with those magnificent and terrifying salties.

The camp is an all-inclusive experience that covers airfares, accommodation, entry fees, transport in the NT and most meals. 

We encourage students to pre-book the trip early so that they have time to save and contribute to the camp cost of $2100 TBC based on numbers and final costs. A deposit of $500 is required to secure a place and the balance will be charged to accounts. 

The dates for this camp are:

  • Wednesday 7 August – departure
  • Friday 16 August – return

Pre-booking forms are available via email or from Reception for students in Year 9–11. Year 7 and 8 students are welcome to apply after discussion with organising staff regarding the details and challenges of the camp.

Please email Kristen Guthrie for more information.

Pre booking closes on Monday 20 May.

Kristen Guthrie
Head of Arts