Short Breaks

Tropical Top End (May-Oct)

4 days | Darwin Return

Travel Period

Jumping Crocodile Cruise • Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Litchfield National Park Waterfalls • Katherine Gorge Cruise • Edith Falls


Departs

Tue & Sat 7.25am
(May-Oct)

 

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)


Returns

6.00pm approximately

Prices From Code: DG45

$1469

Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.

$0

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

$1884

Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).
Prices above are in USD, for selected departures, Superior Accommodation
guests considering this tour

Itinerary

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Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile cruise. See these prehistoric creatures up-close as your local guide entices the crocodiles to leap out of the water. Then you’ll travel into Kakadu National Park. Covering more than 20,000 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, and open woodland and forest habitats, make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience. It’s home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Enjoy lunch in Kakadu National Park before a stop at the Marrawuddi Art Gallery. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Explore awe-inspiring Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie, then continue to Warradjan Cultural Centre before taking a cruise on the magnificent Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific wildlife. Travel via Pine Creek to Katherine.

Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine

Included Meals: Lunch

Cruise through Katherine Gorge, watching for crocodiles basking in the sun. Gain cultural insights at Nitmiluk Visitor Centre before travelling to Edith Falls, whose paperbark and pandanus-fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is safe for swimming most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop at Adelaide River War Cemetery en route to Darwin.

Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast

In Litchfield National Park today your first stop is Florence Falls, where you can take a scenic bush and monsoon vine forest walk. After a swim in its pristine plunge pool, travel on to Tolmer Falls for a stunning view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Wangi Falls, with its large crystal-clear pool, is another relaxing spot for a swim. At Howard Springs Nature Park, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the barramundi and turtles. Return to Darwin, 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)

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. 

Please Note: Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.


Accommodation

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.

Day 1 - Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

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
Day 2 - Contour Hotel Katherine

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

Contour Hotel Katherine
Day 3 - Travelodge Darwin 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.

Travelodge Darwin Resort
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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

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

What to Bring

  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Swimmers & towel (optional)

Fitness Requirements

  • • 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 Gorge - Rough uneven walk required between 1st & 2nd Gorge, approximately 800m
  • • 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.

Dining

  • • Breakfast (1)
  • • Lunch (3)

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • • Day 4: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin

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