Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

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Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer

3 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Kakadu National Park • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture • Warradjan Cultural Center • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide

Departs

Tue & Wed (May,Sep-Nov)
Sat, Tue & Wed (Jun-Aug)
6.30am

Returns

5.45pm approximately

As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Included Meals: Lunch

Join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the wetlands. Later, board the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture. With special permission of the local people you'll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land, before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, which houses a wealth of information on the park's ecology. Return to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

Included Meals: Lunch

Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

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 2020 to 30 Nov 2020
Adult Twin
$975
Child
$780
Single
$1255
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

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. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Standard Room
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
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

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

Please Note: 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

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required
  • Nourlangie Rock is a 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
  • Ubirr walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.

Dining

  • Lunch (2)

Flight Information

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin

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