Kakadu & Twin Falls Adventure
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 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. 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: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Lunch
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (50 mins)
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.
Day 2: Jim Jim and Twin Falls
Travel by 4WD to Jim Jim Falls. Take a 900 metre bushwalk to the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool, where there is time for swimming, relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. Afterwards, travel to a scenic rest area for a picnic lunch. Then board boats to cruise up the first part of the gorge to Twin Falls. There is a 45 minute walk over slippery rocks with sand and rock ledges. Relax and enjoy spectacular scenery at the base of the falls. Today’s touring is only suitable for people with a good level of fitness.
Included Meals: Lunch
Day 3: Kakadu – Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Darwin
This morning join 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. Later, join the Guluyambi Cultural 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. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river to see a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back downstream. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin, where your short break concludes.
Included Meals: Lunch
3 Day Short Break
6.30am (Jun - mid Oct)
Day 3, Darwin
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
- 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 14 days prior to travel
What to bring
- Enclosed sturdy walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
- Swimwear and towel (if swimming)
High level of fitness is required.
- Minimum child age 8 years.
- This tour is only suitable for people with high level of fitness and who are surefooted, fit and agile. This tour is not suitable for adults with medical conditions.
- Ubirr walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.
- Nourlangie Rock is 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
- Day 2 touring operates in 4WD vehicle with 20 seats
- Suitable footwear must be worn as guests must be agile on their feet to do the walks to Jim Jim Falls plunge pool and the base of Twin Falls.
- Jim Jim falls walk is 2km return walk through monsoon forest and over boulders.
- There is no swimming allowed at Twin Falls
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 Superior Accommodation (DJ41S)
Where you'll be staying
- Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886
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.
- Bathtub and shower
- Satellite/cable colour TV
- Broadband Internet access
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Iron / Ironing Board
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Kakadu National Park is a Commonwealth Reserve, nearly 20,000 square kilometres in size and includes the traditional lands of several Aboriginal groups.
Kakadu is one of the few World Heritage Areas that are listed for both their natural and cultural heritage.
In 1992, Kakadu National Park was listed as a World Heritage Area and as a UNESCO site. There are only two other sites in the world that hold both awards.
Most of Kakadu's waterways are inhabited by saltwater crocodiles. Swimming is possible in plunge pools and gorge areas such as the famous Jim Jim Falls.