Kakadu & East Alligator River
2 days | Darwin Return
Kakadu National Park • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture • Warradjan Cultural Centre • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide
Daily (May-Nov) and Mon & Thu (Apr & Dec-Mar) 6.30am
Prices From Code: DK40
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation 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
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 accommodation for tonight.
In April and November to March if weather conditions preclude access to the East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on day 2.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Please Note: 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
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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- • 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
- • Warm layers in cooler months
- • Low level of fitness required
- • Nourlangie Rock is a 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.
- • Lunch (2)
- • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
- • Flights to depart late evening
- • Flights into and out of Darwin