Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer
$860adult twin ?
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park
Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the 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. 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 (Superior), Kakadu, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Lunch
Optional Experience: Add-on a 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment
Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. Between June & November, this fabulous scenic flight takes you out over Arnhem Land and Dinosaur Valley, following the rugged escarpment along the boundary of Kakadu National Park. It passes ancient Nourlangie and Lightning Dreaming, the beautiful savannah woodlands, South Alligator River, deep-water billabongs and floodplains. Between December & May, you’ll fly over breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 mins)
Day 2: Arnhem Land by 4WD
There is an early start this morning as we travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. We travel through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests and floodplains. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, and ‘bush tucker’. View Aboriginal rock art in its natural state. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal Guide.
Included Meals: Lunch
Day 3: Kakadu National Park – Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Farewell from Darwin
This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi 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. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
Included Meals: Lunch
As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.
Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 June 2017.
During November access to Ubirr and East Alligator River is not always possible. Alternative touring is arranged.
Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.
3 Day Short Break
Daily 6.30am (Jun-Nov), Darwin
We recommend flights to arrive into Darwin the day prior to tour commencing
Day 3, approx. 7.30pm, Darwin
We recommend post night in Darwin be booked on day 3
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
- Lunch (3)
- Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
- Guluyambi Cruise
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Detailed and informative commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
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.
- Ubirr 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
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 Superior Accommodation (DK70S)
Where you'll be staying
- Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886
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.
- Bathtub and shower
- Satellite/cable colour TV
- Broadband Internet access
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Iron / Ironing Board
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In 1992, Kakadu National Park was listed as a World Heritage Area and as a UNESCO site. There are only two other sites in the world that hold both awards.
Kakadu is one of the few World Heritage Areas that are listed for both their natural and cultural heritage.
Kakadu National Park is a Commonwealth Reserve, nearly 20,000 square kilometres in size and includes the traditional lands of several Aboriginal groups.