short break icon 4 Day Short Break

Tropical Top End (May-Oct)

  • Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

  • Edith Falls

    Edith Falls

  • Katherine Gorge

    Katherine Gorge

  • Ubirr


  • Crocodile, Yellow Water Billabong

    Crocodile, Yellow Water Billabong

  • Rock Art, Nourlangie

    Rock Art, Nourlangie

Tour codes: DG45S

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As this Short Break departs at 7.15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park

Join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu National Park for lunch and visit Bowali Visitor Centre. View ancient Aboriginal rock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent views.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Katherine

Take a guided walk at Nourlangie to view Aboriginal rock art. Continue to Warradjan Cultural Centre, before a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific wildlife. This afternoon travel via Pine Creek to Katherine.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine (Superior), Katherine.

Included Meals: Lunch

Day 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise – Darwin

Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge and watch for crocodiles basking in the sun. Then proceed to the informative Nitmiluk Visitor Centre for an opportunity to look around, before continuing to Edith Falls. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is safe for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop at Adelaide River War Cemetery, en route to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (Superior), Darwin.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Depart Darwin

Follow the Stuart Highway to Litchfield National Park. Your first stop is Florence Falls, where you can take a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Finally you’ll visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. Later, you’ll call in at Howard Springs Nature Park, for the chance to feed the barramundi & turtles. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Return to Darwin 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.

Planning to travel in April or between November and March?
We have a wet season itinerary available: see tour DG55 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2)

4 Day Short Break


Tues & Sat (May -Oct)
Darwin 7:15am


Planning to travel in April or between November and March?

We have a wet season itinerary available: see tour DG55 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2)


Day 4, Darwin
6:00pm approximately

Need Accommodation?

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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  • Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Jumping Crocs Cruise
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge Breakfast 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

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel

Fitness requirement

Low to moderate level of fitness required:

  • Kakadu: Nourlangie Rock is 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.
  • Katherine: There is a rough uneven walk required between 1st & 2nd Gorge, approximately 800m
  • Litchfield:Florence Falls - 160 step staircase down to swimming area, or there is a viewing platform at top of the falls if you do not wish to swim.
    Tolmer Falls - is a flat walk of 15mins each way.
    Wangi Falls - is an easy walk from the carpark.

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 (DG45S)

Superior Room at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Where you'll be staying
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel  
  • Ibis Styles Katherine  
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin  
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Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2018. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.

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.

  • Superior (S)

  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room

    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
  • Ibis Styles Katherine
    Stuart Highway, Katherine, NT 0850
    • Standard Room at Ibis Styles Katherine
    • Reception at Ibis Styles Katherine
    • Exterior of Ibis Styles Katherine
    • Swimming Pool at Ibis Styles Katherine
    • Galloping Jacks Restaurant, Ibis Styles Katherine

    Ibis Styles Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Hair dryer
    • Swimming Pool
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
    • Gym facilities
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Hair Dryer
  • 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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