Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return

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Child i A child (5-15 years) must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement
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$1935 Child

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Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return

Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return | Travel Period: 1 May 2019 – 30 Sep 2019

Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation

Darwin Return

The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring. A myriad of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools add to the drama of your Top End experience

This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019.

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  • Sightseeing tour of Darwin
  • Toast a Top End sunset on Mindil Beach
  • Wander through the Mindil Beach Sunset Market
  • Explore amazing Litchfield National Park
  • Take a refreshing dip at Wangi Falls
  • Aboriginal cultural experience with Manuel Pamkal
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Swim at glorious Edith Falls
  • Discover the wilderness of Kakadu National Park
  • Climb to Nourlangie Lookout for spectacular views
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
  • Enjoy a spectacular Top End sunset
  • Spot crocodiles on Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

On arrival in tropical Darwin, enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan city before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market to experience a spectacular sunset under the coconut palms. There’s plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some succulent fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.

Hotel: H Hotel

En route to the renowned waterfalls of Litchfield National Park today, stop to explore a stand of architectural, twometre- tall termite mounds. At Florence Falls, view the beautiful waterhole from a high vantage point before venturing further to tropical Wangi Falls for an unforgettable swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, travel on to Katherine.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, meet Manuel Pamkal to share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. There is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. Stunning rock faces will tower over you as you discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk. This evening, consider an optional experience at the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning stop at Edith Falls where there’s an opportunity for a swim. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, whose buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover its spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, view spectacular Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Be amazed as you visit Ubirr to view astounding Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and endless escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on those river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Your final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Being centrally located on Smith Street in the Darwin CBD, the hotel is a short distance to the Entertainment Center, Darwin Convention Center, Esplanade and Mitchell Street (Darwin's dining and night-life hub). If your mission is leisure, H Hotel provides the ease for exploration to nearby attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Mindil Markets.


  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Desk & chair
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.


  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Refrigerator
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Guest Laundry
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation 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.


  • Bathtub and shower
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Ensuite
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  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Adult Price:  From AUD 295.00
Child Price: From AUD 148.00

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience on the Tiwi Islands. You will travel to and from the Island by ferry. Once there you will learn about the Tiwi people’s unique and rich culture as they introduce you to their traditional art displays and ceremonies. Enjoy lunch with your local guide and the local comunity  as they teach you more about their culture and rituals.

* If your tour ends in Darwin, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details


Adult Price: From AUD 36.00
Child Price: From AUD 23.00

Crocosaurus Cove

Enter the world of the awesome Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile. Some of the largest rescued crocodiles on display as well as other fresh and salt water wildlife. Located right in the heart of Darwin. 

* If your tour ends in Darwin, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: From AUD 62.00
Child Price: From AUD 37.00

Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise

The Sunset Cruise aboard the ‘Charles Darwin’ takes place on the Bridge deck (second level) in full air-conditioned comfort. Guests also have access to the Sun Deck (third, top deck) where the best views of Darwin’s famous Sunset are experienced. This two hour cruise includes a great commentary on the harbour and Darwin’s’ great history. There is a licensed bar on-board with great priced drinks to enjoy. (Return transfers can be organised at extra cost. ) 

* If your tour ends in Darwin, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Adult Price: From AUD 107.00
Child Price: From AUD 70.00

Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

The Dinner Cruise aboard the ‘Charles Darwin’ is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin Sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory Style Buffet with Australian seafood and local produce all in air conditioned comfort. This two hour cruise on the ‘Charles Darwin’s’ Captains Deck (main deck) also includes great commentary and offers the best value for money dinner cruise on Darwin harbour. This Sunset cruise is the perfect way to end your Darwin experience. (Return transfers can be organised at extra cost)

* If your tour ends in Darwin, you must have post tour accommodation or a late departing flight. Ask us for details

Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness required for the climb to the top lookout of Ubirr


  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Darwin Airport
  • Day 6 – flights to depart after 1.30pm from Darwin Airport


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