Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer
3 days | Darwin/Gulumerrdgen Return
Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Arnhem Land by 4WD • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide
Wed, Thu & Sun (May-Sep)
Prices From Code: DK70
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).
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Lunch
This morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Western Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. The scenery includes forests, sandstone outcrops, escarpments, floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering, and bush tucker preparation. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal guide.
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 on 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 can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin, where your short break concludes.
Included Meals: Lunch
As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodations for tonight.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2020. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice. Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
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, 2 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.
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- • Kakadu National Park Ticket
- • Accommodation
- • Experienced Driver Guide
- • Comprehensive commentary
- • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to Bring
- • Warm layers in cooler months
- • Enclosed walking shoes
- • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- • Insect repellent
- • Water bottle
- • Minimum Child age 8 years -
- • Arnhem Land tour operates in 4WD vehicle with 20 seats -
• Ubirr - Low to moderate level of fitness required
Walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout
• Nourlangie Rock - Low level of fitness required
The 1.5km walk around the base has built in steps along the path
- • Lunch (3)
- • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
- • Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin