Kakadu & Arnhem Land
2 days | Darwin Return
Absorb the natural beauty of the Top End. Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park, cruise the famous Yellow Water Billabong and spot saltwater crocs and other wildlife. Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land and take in the amazing scenery and culture.
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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
• Arnhem Land Tour - A medium level of fitness is required.
The tour is operated by 3rd party on 4WD coach. There are 4 steep steps to get onto the vehicle. There are many stops on the tour; guests must be prepared to get on and off continuously throughout the day.
• Ubirr - High level of fitness required
Guests may find it a challenge to reach the top of the lookout – guests with limited mobility won’t be able to make it to the lookout, as this requires you to climb over large rocks, no rails, no stairs. The walk to the lookout is all rocks.
• Nourlangie - Medium level of fitness required
Uneven surfaces, steps, some areas can be slippery. The walk around the galleries is 1.5km and has good accessibility for those with limited mobility.
- • Lunch (2)
- • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
- • Day 2: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin
- • Airport transfers in Darwin are an additional cost.
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.
Included Meals: Lunch
There is an early start this morning as we travel by 4 Wheel Drive vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikkinj 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. In the late afternoon return to Darwin (Airport transfer is an additional cost.)
Included Meals: Lunch
As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.
Minimum child age is 8 years.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2018. 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.
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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