Top End Escape
$965adult twin ?
As this Aussie Adventure departs at 8.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu
This morning, depart Darwin by 4WD for a cruise on the Mary River Wetlands. Navigating the Corroboree Billabong system, you’ll access vast areas of the wetlands and see the abundance of wildlife that call this region home. This wetland system houses the world’s highest concentration of crocodiles and the aquatic and land based food chain found throughout the billabong system is something that must be seen to be believed. Next, travel to the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, stopping for lunch along the way. Then visit the tropical-design park headquarters, Bowali Visitor Centre, to view a series of informative displays on the flora and fauna along with the cultural aspects found within the park. Later head to the ancient Aboriginal rock art site at Ubirr and learn of the significance connected to these x-ray style paintings. Climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, with informative commentary from your guide, to the lookout for the view over surrounding wetlands. After a hearty dinner together, settle into your accommodation for the night.
Hotel: Anbinik Kakadu Resort (Budget), shared facilities, Kakadu
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Kakadu – Katherine
Travelling along the Kakadu Highway to Gunlom Falls, you’ll experience a magical combination of waterfall and serene plunge pool, surrounded by shady gums. After a relaxing dip, head out of the park and through the small township of Pine Creek for lunch before travelling into Nitmiluk National Park. En route stop for an afternoon swim in the cascading waterfalls and pools at Edith Falls. Pass through the township of Katherine and then arrive at the Nitmiluk Campground, where you can relax by the pool. Enjoy dinner together before heading off to your permanent tent, no swags required!
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
A tasty breakfast awaits before you explore more of the Katherine region. Start the day with a 4.8km (2 hour) moderate loop walk, where the lookout provides views of Katherine Gorge and 17 Mile Valley. Continue along the escarpment and back down towards the Visitor Centre. There’s free time to cool off in the campground pool before lunch at the Nitmiluk Centre. This afternoon, it’s time for a 2-hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge. You may see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and many interesting species of birdlife. The cruise on the first of the two gorges takes you past sheer rock walls and requires a short walk to reach the second gorge. Return to the campground for dinner and another night in the permanent tents.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Katherine – Litchfield – Farewell from Darwin
Say good morning to the birds and now it’s time to spot the Kangaroos grazing. After breakfast, say good-bye to Katherine and head 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 cool dip in the plunge pool at Wangi Falls. Head back to Darwin and then visit the famous Mindil Beach Markets, where cuisine from around the globe, but with a strong South East Asian influence, is the main attraction. Enjoy the amazing sunset while you’re entertained by buskers, bands and performers, and don’t forget to take home a handmade souvenir.
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 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