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

  • Jumping Crocodile Cruise

    Jumping Crocodile Cruise

  • Ubirr

    Ubirr

  • Tolmer Falls

    Tolmer Falls

  • Swim at Florence Falls

    Swim at Florence Falls

  • Wangi Falls

    Wangi Falls

  • Crocodile, Yellow Water Billabong

    Crocodile, Yellow Water Billabong

  • Rock Art, Nourlangie

    Rock Art, Nourlangie

  • Yellow Water Billabong

    Yellow Water Billabong

Tour codes: DG45S

Prices From

$1069

adult twin ?

$855

child ?

$1315

single ?
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Itinerary

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

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 Bowali Visitor Centre. 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 view over the surrounding wetlands..

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

Included Meals: Lunch

Optional Experience: Add-on a 30 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment

A scenic flight is the ideal way to appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of Kakadu and the Arnhem Land Escarpment. You’ll discover winding rivers, spectacular 1.8 billion years of continuous erosion, billabongs, flood plains and view the Archway, East Alligator River Valley, Mikinj Valley Billabongs and Magela Floodplains.

Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (30 mins)
Optional Kakadu Scenic Flight (30 mins)
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: Litchfield National Park - Farewell from Darwin

Follow the Stuart Highway via Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. View Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below with an opportunity to swim. 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 and an optional steady climb through the rainforest to the top of the falls. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch. A great day also for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stands of termite mounds. Return to Darwin, arriving 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.

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

4 Day Short Break

Departs

Tues & Sat, 7.15am (May – Oct), Darwin

 

Green season itinerary operates Nov – Apr see tour DG55 (Day 2 overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine).

Returns

Day 4, approximately 6:00pm, Darwin

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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Inclusions

  • 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 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • 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 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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FROM
$1069
adult twin ?
$855
child ?
$1315
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.

  • Superior (S)

  • 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
  • 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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