Short Breaks

Arnhem Land, Yellow Water Cruise & Kakadu Waterfalls

4 days | Darwin Return

Travel Period

Gunlom Falls • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide • Arnhem Land by 4WD


Daily (Jun-mid Oct) 6.30am


7.30pm approximately

Prices From Code: DJ59

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As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.


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). There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense). 

  Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, 3 nights.

  Included Meals: Lunch

There is an early start this morning as we travel by 4 Wheel Drive vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. We travel through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests and floodplains. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills and ‘bush tucker’. View Aboriginal rock art in its natural state. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal Guide.

  Included Meals: Lunch

See the less accessible parts of Kakadu on our full day 4WD adventure tour as your guide takes you through more of the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Depending on conditions and road access, your 4WD tour may visit memorable destinations such as Motor Car Falls, Boulder Creek, Gubara Rock Pools, Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool, Maguk Gorge, or Gunlom Falls. Meals and refreshments are provided throughout the day. 

  Included Meals: Lunch

This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of 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. 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 the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin.

  Included Meals: Lunch

As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodations for tonight.

Please note: Moderate fitness levels required and Days 2+3 touring will operates in 4WD vehicle.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.


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.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, 3 nights.

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
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

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

What to Bring

  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • • High level of fitness is required
  • • Minimum child age 8 years
  • • Nourlangie Rock: 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path
  • • Ubir: Walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout
  • • Day 2 & 3: Touring operates in 4WD vehicle with 20 seats
  • • Day 3: Gunlom Falls requires moderate fitness levels


  • • Lunch (4)

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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