short break icon 3 Day Short Break

Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks

  • Yellow Water Billabong

    Yellow Water Billabong

  • Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park

    Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park

  • East Alligator River, Kakadu National Park

    East Alligator River, Kakadu National Park

  • Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

    Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

  • Tolmer Falls

    Tolmer Falls

  • Nourlangie

    Nourlangie

  • Rock Art, Nourlangie

    Rock Art, Nourlangie

  • Wangi Falls

    Wangi Falls

Tour codes: DK48B, DK48R, DK48S

Prices From

$699

adult twin ?

$559

child ?

$825

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

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. 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 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: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Darwin

This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You’ll have an Aboriginal guide with you and with the special permission of the local people, you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room (Budget), Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (Standard) or DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (Superior), Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 3: Darwin - Litchfield National Park – Farewell Darwin

Follow the Stuart Highway to Litchfield National Park. View Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below with an opportunity to swim. Visit Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Venture to Wangi Falls for another opportunity for a swim. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch. A great day also for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Return to Darwin, arriving early evening, where your short break concludes.

Included Meals: Lunch

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

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2016. Sun & Wed departures departures operate in reverse. 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.

3 Day Short Break

Departs

Daily (Apr-Nov) and Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun (Dec-Mar) 6:30am from Darwin

Returns

Day 3, approximately 6:00pm, Darwin

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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 (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 to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Kakadu: 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.
  • Litchfield: Florence Falls – Climb 100 steel steps to top or walk at steady pace on the uneven base walk to viewing platform.
    Tolmer Falls – steady 10 minute walk on established path.
    Wangi Falls – 5 minute walk through rainforest.

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 Accommdation (DK48B)

Standard Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Kakadu  
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room  
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FROM
$699
adult twin ?
$559
child ?
$825
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (DK48R)

Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel Darwin
Where you'll be staying
  • Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room  
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort  
> More detail
FROM
$715
adult twin ?
$572
child ?
$850
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (DK48S)

Superior Room at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel  
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin  
> More detail
FROM
$735
adult twin ?
$588
child ?
$879
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 

*From 1 December 2016 - 31 March 2017, Superior accommodation will be at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, on Day 2 in Darwin.



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
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room
    64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800
    • Driveway and front entry to Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool Area at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Treetops Restaurant at Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Budget Motel Room at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort

    Located in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.

    • Features
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Shower
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Air-conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Flat Screen TV
  • 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
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT 0800
    • Standard Room at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Driveway and front entry to Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
    • Treetops Restaurant at Travelodge Mirambeena
    • Swimming Pool Area at Travelodge Mirambeena Resort

    Located in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • LCD TV
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Dining table and chairs
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator
    • Radio
    • In-room safe
  • 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
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
    116 Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800
    • Front Exterior of DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Standard Room
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Swimming Pool
    • Sirocco Restaurant at DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade

    Set next to Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooking the stunning Esplanade, the welcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is only a 15 minute drive from Darwin International Airport and is the perfect place to relax after a full day of exploring the Top End. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre and historic attractions like the War Memorial and Parliament House. 

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Modern bathroom with luxury amenities
    • High-speed internet access
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
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