Top End Highlights

6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return

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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 Apr 2020 – 30 Sep 2020

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

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Be immersed in Kakadu’s wilderness over two nights
  • Meet an Indigenous artist & didgeridoo expert in Katherine
  • Discover hidden gems and icons with local experts
  • Take a dip in the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park

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Flexible Vacations

Enjoy free time to explore the town of Katherine and the Top End capital of Darwin.

Iconic Sites

Experience the wetlands of Kakadu, marvel at dramatic Katherine Gorge and swim in the cool waters of Litchfield National Park.

Time For You

Relax and unwind enjoying the serenity of Kakadu National Park.

Sustainable Travel

Through contributions to National Parks and Wildlife, you will be protecting Australia’s wilderness.

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 fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine. 

Hotel: H on Smith Hotel

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing phenomenon of hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of otherwise empty terrain. Stop at Florence Falls, a spectacular double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole, before venturing on to tropical Wangi Falls for a swim in its large waterhole surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Continue to Katherine, a thriving town that was originally established as an outpost on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine, 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. A series of thirteen deep gorges carved through ancient rock, there are many Aboriginal paintings on the sandstone walls throughout the system, some of which are thousands of years old. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, as you explore the magnificent gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock-faces that change colour with the setting of the sun. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles nesting along the banks. This evening, consider the optional experience of the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning you have the opportunity to swim in the waterholes of magnificent Edith Falls. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover 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, take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Nourlangie, regarded as one of the premier rock art sites in the Top End. 

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Later, visit Ubirr, another of Kakadu’s foremost rock art galleries. The paintings here provide a fascinating record of Indigenous life over thousands of years: look for naturalistic paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art, and paintings of early contact with European people. Before leaving the site, climb to the top of a nearby rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky 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). H Hotel provides the ease for exploration to nearby attractions like Crocosaurus Cove and Mindil Markets.

    Features

  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Pillow top bed with plush bedding
  • Hairdryer
  • Slippers
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV with FOXTEL streaming in-room movies and sports channels
  • Work desk and chair
  • Luxury bath amenities
  • Safe
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Ibis Styles Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Wi-Fi (additional cost)
  • Gym facilities
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
 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.

    Features

  • 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)

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

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

Dining

  • 5 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell 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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