Kakadu & Katherine Gorge (May-Oct)

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

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Code: DG42S

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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 & Katherine Gorge (May-Oct)

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

Discover the stunning sights of the Top End. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile and Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Nourlangie then cruise through the glorious Katherine Gorge stopping at Edith Falls.

Departs

Tue & Sat (May - Oct)
Darwin, 7.15am



Planning to travel in April or between November and March?
We have a wet season itinerary available see tour DG52 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2).

Returns

Day 3, Darwin
6.00pm approximately

As this Short Break departs at 7.15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

 

Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Then you’ll travel into Kakadu National Park. It’s home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. After lunch, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

You’ll be mesmerised as you wander around the Nourlangie rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owners’ very deep spiritual culture. The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now you’ll visit Warradjan Cultural Centre where you’ll be introduced to their way of life. Later, join your local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife. This afternoon we travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, stopping at Leliyn (Edith Falls) along the way. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting).

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine, Katherine

Included Meals: Lunch

Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery the Northern Territory has to offer. Return to Darwin stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin. Your short break concludes this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast



As this Short Break concludes at 6:00pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

 

Planning to travel in April or between November and March?
We have a wet season itinerary available see tour DG52 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2).

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
Ibis Styles Katherine

Ibis Styles Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.

Exterior of Ibis Styles Katherine
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
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (2)
  • 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
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required
  • 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
  • Katherine Gorge: Rough uneven walk required between 1st & 2nd Gorge, approx 800m

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