Kakadu & Arnhem Land
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, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. 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 (Superior), Kakadu.
Included Meals: Lunch
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 mins)
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.
Day 2: Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure – Farewell from Darwin
This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The spectacular 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. Return to Darwin, where your short break concludes this evening.
Included Meals: Lunch
2 Day Short Break
6:30am (May - Nov)
Day 2, 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
- Lunch (2)
- Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Detailed and informative commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 14 days prior to travel
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
Reasonable level of fitness required.
- Minimum child age 8 years
- Nourlangie Rock is a 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
- 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 (DK50S)
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.
Most of Kakadu's waterways are inhabited by saltwater crocodiles. Swimming is possible in plunge pools and gorge areas such as the famous Jim Jim Falls.