Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

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Code: DK70S

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Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

Prices above are for departures between 1 June 2018 - 30 September 2018

Duration 3 Day Short Break

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Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

Take in the sights of the tropical Top End. Relax on the Yellow Water Billabong and Guluyambi Cultural cruise, be amazed by ancient rock art at Ubirr and Nourlangie. Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley with an Aboriginal Guide.

Departs

Daily (May-Nov)
Darwin, 6:30am

Returns

Day 3, Darwin
7:30pm approximately

As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

 

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Lunch

This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal guide.

Included Meals: Lunch

Join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Later, join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river to see a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin, where your short break concludes.

Included Meals: Lunch



As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

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.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

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
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch (3)
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers - flight details to be provided 14 days prior to tour departure date

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2018. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice. Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Reasonable level of fitness required
  • Minimum child age 8 years
  • Nourlangie Rock: 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path
  • Ubir: Walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout
  • Arnhem Land tour operates in 4WD vehicle with 20 seats

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