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Priced from $2275Twin share
$2920 Single traveller
$2045 Young traveller
From 1 April 2017
$2275 adult twin $2920 single $2045 child
From 1 April 2018
$2350 adult twin $3005 single $2120 child
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With its vibrant indigenous culture, friendly characters and varied scenery, the Top End will leave you spellbound. Be immersed in the traditions of the Aboriginal people and cruise down waterways teaming with wildlife. Experience a landscape that changes before your eyes, and stay in some safari-style accommodation in idyllic locations.
1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017 ?
Welcome to Darwin
On arrival at Darwin Airport you will be transferred to your hotel by private car. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the tropical city to see old Government House, the new Northern Territory Parliament building and more. Join your Travel Director at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where you'll toast the spectacular sunset with a couple of cooling beverages under the coconut palms before dinner. You may like to try some succulent fresh BBQ seafood, authentic Indian or Chinese cuisine or even Greek or Japanese.
Hotel: Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Included Meals: Highlight Dinner
Darwin – Katherine – Katherine Gorge
Day 2: Darwin – Katherine
Today you'll depart Darwin and travel to Litchfield National Park, famous for its waterfalls. Your first stop is an amazing stand of Termite Mounds. You'll continue on to view the beautiful waterhole at Florence Falls from a high vantage point before venturing on further to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, you'll journey to Katherine.
Day 3: Katherine Gorge
Today join local Aboriginal guides for a walk to follow 'the Footsteps of our Ancestors'. Learn about bush tucker and traditional bush medicines and see damper and kangaroo tail being prepared and cooked in hot coals before a Be My Guest BBQ lunch. Afterwards join in activities including traditional painting, fire lighting and spear throwing. This evening sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings on a Katherine Gorge dinner cruise. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk as you explore two gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock faces that change colour as the sun sets. You'll indulge in a three course candlelit dinner featuring fresh local produce prepared on board the boat.
Hotel: Paraway Motel, 2 nights
Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 3: Breakfast, Be My Guest lunch, Dinner with wine
Katherine – Kakadu
This morning stop at Edith Falls with the opportunity for a swim. You'll then pass through the gold mining town of Pine Creek. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The focal points of Kakadu are the spectacular escarpment and abundant wildlife, including over 280 species of birds. After lunch, visit Warradjan Cultural Centre to view informative displays and exhibits, before taking a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
Kakadu – Mary River
This morning you'll visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to Nadab Lookout at the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You'll stay tonight in private permanent safari tents at Wildman Wilderness Lodge. This evening celebrate your Top End Highlights holiday at a farewell dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.
Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Mary River – Farewell from Darwin
This morning you'll take a safari cruise on the renowned Mary River Wetlands and Corroboree Billabong. Your local guide will share with you all the secrets of these ancient waterways. This region is home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world and you may also spot wild buffalo and wallabies at the water's edge. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday concludes this afternoon in Darwin.
Included Meals: Breakfast
- Explore amazing Litchfield National Park
- Darwin city touring
- Toast a Top End sunset on Mindil Beach
- Get lost exploring colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market
- Gaze in awe at the Top End's fascinating Termite Mounds
- Jump in the water for a refreshing dip at Wangi Falls
- Cruise on Katherine Gorge & see ancient rock art
- Taste bush tucker & throw a spear at the Maud Creek Community
- 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
- Stay in luxury at Wildman Wilderness Lodge
- Enjoy a spectacular Top End wetland sunset
- Enjoy a safari cruise on Corroboree Billabong
- Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
- Quality accommodation
- Travel by luxury coach
- Airport transfers (see flight information below)
- Full buffet breakfasts (5)
- Lunch (1)
- Be My Guest lunch (1)
- Dinners with wine (3)
- Highlight dinner (1)
- Farewell dinner (1)
|Day 1||Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm
into Darwin Airport
|Day 6||Flights to depart after 3.00pm
from Darwin Airport
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in cooler months
- Swimwear and beach towel
Moderate level of fitness required for the climb to the top of Nadab Lookout at Ubirr - guests will not miss out on Rock Art and will view alternate Rock Art to guests climbing to the top.
Ways to Save
Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
|Pay by 14 April 2017||Save up to $230|
|Pay by 02 June 2017||Save up to $170|
|Pay by 31 July 2017||Save up to $115|
Kings Club early payment discount
|Pay by 14 April 2017||Save up to $345|
|Pay by 02 June 2017||Save up to $285|
|Pay by 31 July 2017||Save up to $230|
|Triple share||Save up to $115|
|Kings Club||Save up to $115|
All savings are per person.
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin, NT 0800
Perfectly positioned amongst the entertainment and dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is surrounded by great shopping, a range of pubs and night clubs, as well as some of the most amazing restaurants and cafés in the NT.
No matter how you spend your day, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the perfect place to retreat to. Dive into the refreshing waters of the pool, enjoy some delicious cuisine or a refreshing drink in Curve Restaurant + Bar, or withdraw to your private, comfortable hotel room.
- Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
- Telephone - Voice Mail
- In-room safe
- Security peephole
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Manual temperature control
- Work desk with lamp
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
- Flat Screen TV
- In-room Movies (fee applies)
- Mini-bar (surcharge)
Paraway Motel9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT
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.
- Internet Access
- Guest Laundry
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886
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
Wildman Wilderness LodgePoint Stuart Rd, Arnhem, NT 0801
Amidst the lush wilderness of Australia’s breathtaking Top End, Wildman Wilderness Lodge offers an extraordinary wetlands safari experience, situated in the Mary River Wetlands area half way between Darwin and Kakadu National Park. Wildman is a small-scale, high quality safari lodge featuring all the modern comforts of great accommodation.
- Ceiling fan
- Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Patio
Experience more on your holiday
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. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.
Experiences available between 1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017
30 Minute Kakadu National Park Scenic Flight (Kakadu)
Adult Price: AUD 150.00
Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. This fabulous scenic flight hugs the Mt. Brockman escarpment, crosses Deaf Adder Gorge and then takes in the beautiful Double Falls (seasonal), a spectacular introduction to the waterfalls of Kakadu. The Arnhem Plateau then drops away revealing the breathtaking Jim Jim Falls. Fly on to Twin Falls, with its two distinctive flows and narrow gorge entrance.
Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise (Darwin)
Adult Price: From AUD 58.00
Our Sunset Cruise aboard the ‘Charles Darwin’ takes place on our 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.
*Post tour bookings only
The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. 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.
Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars
Prices are valid from 1 April 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.