About

We live in Kakadu, we love it and we want to share it with you!

Top End Explorer Tours is a family owned and operated business based in the township of Jabiru, right in the heart of Kakadu National Park.

Our accredited guides are among the most experienced in the Top End.

We take pride in sharing our knowledge of Kakadu’s living Aboriginal culture and its diverse ecosystems with you. We will make your visit to Kakadu a truly unforgettable experience!

Your Guides

Steve is a true Territorian!

Steve Toms

Steve Toms

He’s lived in the Top End since his childhood and remembers fishing and family camping weekends at Yellow Water in the early 1970s – years before Kakadu National Park was declared! Often he would spend the whole day with the local children and their Elders.

His love for the bush and the rich Aboriginal culture grew during the years he worked with surveying teams in the Kakadu and Arnhemland region. He has always enjoyed life in the great outdoors and has eagerly learned about bush tucker, creation stories, Aboriginal customs and traditions.

Steve likes talking about Aboriginal plant use, bush medicine, tools – but he loves going with the dynamics of his group and never gives the same spiel twice!

For more than 15 years, Steve has been sharing his love and knowledge of Kakadu National Park with travelers from all over the world.

Anja first fell in love with Kakadu National Park when travelling Australia some 14 years ago.

Anja Toms

Anja Toms

On a return visit a few years later, she fell in love with Steve.

Anja jumped at the opportunity to become a tour guide soon after migrating to Australia from Germany in January 2000 and helped Steve get Top End Explorer Tours off to a good start.

She is passionate about native birds, the flora of the tropical North – and photography! Bushwalking is one of her favourite pastimes!

During the wet season Anja loves going on excursions and learning about bush tucker and Aboriginal arts and crafts from her Bininj friends.

Our Mission Statement

“To provide visitors to Kakadu National Park and the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory with an exceptional tour experience by interpreting the natural and cultural values of the areas visited, demonstrating best practice ecotourism while encouraging protection, conservation, and preservation of all resources for future generations”

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