Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer
3 days | Darwin Return
Kakadu National Park • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise • Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture • Warradjan Cultural Centre • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide • Day Trip to Tiwi Islands
Tue & Wed (May & Sep-Nov) and Tue, Wed & Sat (Jun-Aug) 6.30am
Prices From Code: DK40T
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.
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.
Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort
Included Meals: Lunch
Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Please ensure you bring cash for purchases as there is no facility for EFTPOS/Credit Card. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.
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.
Day 2 - Travelodge Darwin Resort
Located in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.
Day 1 - 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.
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.
- • 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
- • Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin