short break icon 2 Day Short Break

Kakadu & East Alligator River

  • Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

    Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

  • wet season, Adelaide River

    wet season, Adelaide River

  • Yellow Water Billabong

    Yellow Water Billabong

  • Rock art, Ubirr

    Rock art, Ubirr

  • Crocodile, East Alligator River

    Crocodile, East Alligator River

  • Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

    Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Tour codes: DK40B, DK40R, DK40S

Prices From

$485

adult twin ?

$388

child ?

$545

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

As this Short Break departs at 6.15am, 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: Aurora Kakadu (Budget), Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room (Standard) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.

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)
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 mins)
Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Darwin

This morning you’ll head off with 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, 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.

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2016. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice. In April & November-March, if weather conditions preclude access to the East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on Day 2.

2 Day Short Break

Departs

 

Daily (Apr-Nov), Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar) 6.30am from Darwin

Returns

Day 2, approximately 7:30pm, Darwin

Need Accommodation?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Lunch (2)
  • 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
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

  • Small amount of walking including a 10-15 minute walk on uneven ground with a gradual climb to the viewing point.
  • There is wheelchair access, however, this is on uneven ground and is accessible for only a small part of the walk and must have a carer to assist.

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 Budget Accommodation (DK40B)

Standard Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Kakadu  
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FROM
$485
adult twin ?
$388
child ?
$545
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (DK40R)

Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel Darwin
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room  
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FROM
$495
adult twin ?
$396
child ?
$559
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (DK40S)

Superior Room at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$515
adult twin ?
$412
child ?
$595
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 



Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

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.

  • Budget (B)

  • Aurora Kakadu
    South Alligator, Kakadu National Park/Arnhem Hwy, Kakadu, NT 0886
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Standard Room
    • Wetlands Kakadu Restaurant at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Swimming Pool
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Exterior
    • Aurora Kakadu Hotel Aerial View

    Aurora Kakadu is located at South Alligator in the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Set in attractive, spacious & lush tropical surroundings, you can marvel at the stunning wildlife from the comfort of this unique resort.  Aurora Kakadu is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a busy day sightseeing, from a dip in the refreshing pool to watching the sun set over the resort billabong, it really is the perfect place to end your day.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Private balcony
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room
    South Alligator, Kakadu National Park/Arnhem Hwy, Kakadu, NT 0886
    • Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Wetlands Kakadu Restaurant at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Swimming Pool at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Exterior grounds at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
    • Aerial View at Aurora Kakadu Hotel

    Aurora Kakadu is located at South Alligator in the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Set in attractive, spacious & lush tropical surroundings, you can marvel at the stunning wildlife from the comfort of this unique resort.  Aurora Kakadu is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a busy day sightseeing, from a dip in the refreshing pool to watching the sun set over the resort billabong, it really is the perfect place to end your day.

    • Features
    • Private balcony
    • Ensuite
    • TV
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Aerial View
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Reception
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Gallery Area

    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.

    • Features
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Hair Dryer
    • Air Conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Refrigerator
    • Ensuite
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