Kakadu & Katherine Gorge (May-Oct)

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

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Kakadu & Katherine Gorge (May-Oct)

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge (May-Oct)

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | Travel Period: 1 May 2020 – 31 Oct 2020

Jumping Crocodile Cruise • Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Katherine Gorge Cruise • Edith Falls • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Departs

Tue & Sat (May-Oct) 7.25am



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

5.30pm approximately

As this Short Break departs at 7.25am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

 

Cruise on the Adelaide River. Later, travel into Kakadu National Park, home to a myriad of animals and hundreds of bird species then continue to Ubirr. Climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a spectacular view over Kakadu.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

You’ll be mesmerized 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 owner's very deep spiritual culture. With your Driver Guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art paintings. The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now you’ll visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre where you will 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 a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge, a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone. You’ll be at its heart among freshwater crocodiles wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery. Later, view the displays at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, where you may purchase artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Return to Darwin, stopping at historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. 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.

Travel Date
1 May 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
Adult Twin
$934
Child
$508
Single
$1150
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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Accommodation
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2020. 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

Dining

  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (2)

Flight Information

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Flights to depart late evening
  • Flights into and out of Darwin

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