Kakadu, City Sights & Tropical Light (Saturday departures)

5 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

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Kakadu, City Sights & Tropical Light (Saturday departures)

5 Day Short Break | Darwin Return

Kakadu, City Sights & Tropical Light (Saturday departures)

5 Day Short Break | Darwin Return | Travel Period: 1 Nov 2020 – 30 Apr 2021

Experience internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest installation Tropical Light. Featuring eight illuminated sculptures placed throughout the Darwin CBD, discover the magnificent pieces during the quieter Wet Season. Explore Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu, and discover the must-see sights of the tropical city of Darwin.


Sat (Nov - Apr)
6.00pm, Darwin


Anytime, Darwin

Make your way down to the Darwin waterfront precinct for a 2-course dinner at Wharf One. Then take a 2.5 km self-guided walk through the Tropical Lights, featuring eight illuminated sculptures throughout Darwin CBD. Lights are activated from 07:00pm.

We recommend downloading the Tropical Light app beforehand, where you can find audio for your self-guided walking tour. For more information on Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light display, please visit: https://www.tropicallight.com.au

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin, 2 nights

Join a city sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin, with expert commentary by a local guide. See the lush Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, which was re-built after it was totally demolished by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Tour the historic sites of the city including the East Point Military Precinct. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area, the Mooring Basin and Darwin Aviation Museum. There is also time available to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, whose collections encompass Aboriginal art, visual arts, and Northern Territory history and natural sciences.

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. 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. 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. There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense).

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Included Meals: Lunch

This morning join your Driver Guide to explore a Rock Art Site, where you’ll be shown through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old. A visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre is next, then it’s off to Corroboree Park Tavern for lunch. After lunch, we make our way to Adelaide River to join the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. After the Cruise, we visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and a stop at Fogg Dam Nature Reserve before your return to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

Included Meals: Lunch

 Please note: In November we will be operating Guluyambi Cruise & Mercure Crocodile Lunch (instead of the Jumping Crocodile Cruise & Mercure Crocodile Lunch)

Relax and enjoy a free day in Darwin

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.

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

  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Tropical Light & Dinner
  • Aviation Museum Entry
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise & Lunch
  • Guluyambi Cruise & lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers (if flight information provided at time of booking)

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle

Fitness Requirements

  • Reasonable level of fitness required


  • Lunch (2)

Flight Information

  • Day prior: flights to arrive anytime into Darwin airport
  • Day 5: Flights to depart anytime from Darwin airport