short break icon 6 Day Short Break

Top End Escape

  • Yellow Water Billabong

    Yellow Water Billabong

  • Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park

    Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park

  • Katherine Gorge

    Katherine Gorge

  • Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge

    Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge

  • Tolmer Falls

    Tolmer Falls

  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Tour codes: KKL6B, KKL6R, KKL6S

Prices From

$1135

adult twin ?

$908

child ?

$1495

single ?
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Accommodation Standards

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Darwin

On arrival at Darwin Airport you’ll be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime).

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

Day 2: Darwin – Kakadu National Park

Travel into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre then join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Stop at Nourlangie to view the ancient rock art galleries.

Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (Budget or 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 3: Kakadu National Park – Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Darwin

Head off with your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr. Join the Guluyambi 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. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit Bowali Visitor Centre.

Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room (Budget), Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (Standard) or DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (Superior), Darwin, 3 nights.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 4: Katherine Gorge

Travel south and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery. Continue to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim (conditions permitting). Enjoy lunch then board a cruise through Katherine Gorge.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 5: Litchfield National Park

Travel into Litchfield National Park. View Florence Falls with an opportunity to swim. Then 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 in the large crystal clear pool. It is a great day for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stands of Termite Mounds. Return to Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 6: Farewell from Darwin

Your short break concludes this morning in Darwin. You’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2016. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.

6 Day Short Break

Departs

Wed, Fri & Sun (Apr-Nov) and Wed & Sun (Dec-Mar) from Darwin

Returns

Morning of Day 6, 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 (4)
  • 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, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in 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.
  • Katherine:  Small amount of walking.
  • 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 Accommodation (KKL6B)

Standard Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Budget Motel Room  
  • Aurora Kakadu  
> More detail
FROM
$1135
adult twin ?
$908
child ?
$1495
adult single ?

Tour with Standard Accommodation (KKL6R)

Superior Room at Aurora Kakadu Hotel Darwin
Where you'll be staying
  • Travelodge Mirambeena Resort  
  • Aurora Kakadu  
> More detail
FROM
$1250
adult twin ?
$1000
child ?
$1719
adult single ?

Tour with Superior Accommodation (KKL6S)

Superior Room at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin  
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel  
> More detail
FROM
$1329
adult twin ?
$1063
child ?
$1835
adult single ?

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.



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)

  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
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