Top End Escape
As this Aussie Adventure departs at 8.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu
Hit the road and head east along the Arnhem Highway to the Mary River for an exciting safari cruise on the wetlands. The wetland’s abundant wildlife has to be seen to be believed. Your expert guide knows exactly where to spot the resident crocs and birdlife as they navigate a custom-made boat through the rich waters and lily pads. Continue on to Kakadu National Park, stopping for lunch along the way at Bark Hut. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre to view a series of informative displays on the National Park’s flora and fauna before you travel to Ubirr to discover ancient Aboriginal rock art. Your Driver Guide will interpret the meaning of the x-ray style paintings as you walk through the open air galleries. Ubirr’s natural rock shelters contain art that depicts creation ancestors and animals found around the surrounding floodplain such as barramundi, goannas and long-necked turtles. Climb to Nadab lookout for spectacular views over the floodplain and escarpment country. Settle in for the night and make sure your camera batteries are charged for tomorrow’s adventure.
Hotel: Anbinik Kakadu Resort (Budget), shared facilities, Kakadu
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Kakadu – Katherine
This morning travel to Gunlom Falls for the chance to swim in a natural infinity pool. You have the option to take a steep but rewarding climb to the top of the falls, or an easier walk with plunge pool access. Cool down when you reach the top and take a dip in the serene plunge pools surrounded by gum trees with unbeatable views over the National Park. Afterwards continue to the small township of Pine Creek for lunch, then stop for an afternoon swim beneath the cascading waterfall at Edith Falls. Pass through the township of Katherine before you arrive at Nitmiluk Campground. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers before heading off to your permanent tent for the night!
Please Note: torches are provided at Nitmiluk as there is no power in the permanent tents.
Hotel: Nitmiluk National Park Campground, Safari Tents (Budget), shared facilities, Katherine, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Katherine
First up is a tasty pancake breakfast before a day exploring the Katherine region and what it has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely morning canoeing through Katherine Gorge. You’ll be amazed by the glass-like reflections of the gorge and experience the beauty of the ancient waterway up close. Later you’ll join a guided tour of Cutta Cutta Caves. The surrounding bushland is home to five species of bats, including the rare ghost and horseshoe bats, as well as up to 170 species of birds. Next you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at Mataranka Hot Springs. Afterwards, take a relaxing swim in the warm thermal pool and crystal clear streams or head off for a short bushwalk to check out the Roper River and Mataranka Falls. Return to the campground for dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Katherine – Litchfield – Farewell from Darwin
Wake to the sounds of native birds and wildlife. After breakfast, depart Katherine and travel to Litchfield National Park. Cool down at Buley Rockhole, a series of plunge pools that cascade down the hillside. After a quick bite to eat at the Wangi Falls Café, enjoy a dip beneath Wangi’s tumbling waters. Head back to Darwin to visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Enjoy the sunset while you’re entertained by buskers, bands and performers and don’t forget to taste the sensational food on offer and take home a handmade souvenir. Your Aussie Adventure concludes this evening in Darwin.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
4 Day Aussie Adventure
Monday, 8:00am (May-Oct), Darwin
Day 4, approximately 7:00pm, Darwin
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Kakadu National Park Ticket
- Breakfast (3)
- Lunch (4)
- Dinner (3)
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle with maximum 16 guests
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
- Minimum child age is 8 years.
- A relatively good level of fitness is required to get the most out of the experiences. It includes adventurous and at time difficult walks, canoeing and lots of swimming.
- Nitmiluk accommodation is in powerless tents. Guest will have a torch provided.
Accommodation Standards & Prices
Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.
Tour with Accommodation (Shared Facilities) (KNL4)
Where you'll be staying
- Anbinik Kakadu Resort
- Nitmiluk National Park Campground, Safari Tents
Your choice of accommodation standards
Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.
Anbinik Kakadu Resort83 Jabiru Dr, Jabiru Northern Territory
Anbinik Kakadu Resort offers guests unique, architecturally designed self-contained accommodation set in tranquil tropical surroundings. The resort is central to most of Kakadu National Park’s iconic attractions and is within walking distance of the Jabiru Town Plaza.
- Swimming Pool
- Barbecue facilities
- Ceiling fan
- Towels and Bedlinen
- Shower and toilet facilities
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
Nitmiluk National Park Campground, Safari TentsGorge Rd, Katherine, NT 0850
Travel to one of Australia’s most impressive outback regions and experience the magnificence of Nitmiluk National Park. Made up of 13 separate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River.
Permanent tents are located within the Nitmiluk Campground, a short walk from the Resort Style Pool and amenities block. The Permanent Tents area is shady, fully fenced off from the campground and has its very own fire pit. The tents are unpowered, clean and comfortable.
- Hot showers
- Shared self-service laundry facilities