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6 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin Return

This Northern Territory tour doesn’t shy away from dazzling wilderness areas. And many are on your itinerary this week. Get set for a parade of gorges, national parks, dreamy waterfalls and cool waterholes, all enveloped by ancient (and humbling) First Nations history.

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$2499

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only unless otherwise indicated.
Above lowest price is based on 2024-08-01 departure

$3189

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only unless otherwise indicated.
Above lowest price is based on 2024-08-01 departure
Prices above are per person in USD
Single rooms are limited and subject to availability
Child prices may be available on request


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Trip Details

trip-details-whats-includedWhat's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Kakadu National Parks
    • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kakadu National Park - Including Aboriginal Rock Art sites
    • Comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres
    • Kakadu National Park entrance fees & Northern Territory Parks entrance fees included
    • Kakadu's Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise & Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise
    • Litchfield National Park Touring including waterfalls

trip-details-diningDining

  • • 5 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Dinners
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

trip-details-flight-infoFlight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Darwin Airport
    Day 6 – flights to depart after 1.30pm from Darwin Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are not included in the holiday price

trip-details-what-to-bringWhat to Bring

  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Camera

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    Low level of fitness required.

     

    Kakadu – Nadab Lookout: Medium level of fitness required.

    The climb to the top of Nadab Lookout at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park will not be suitable for all guests. To get to the lookout guests are required to scale up uneven rocky paths and steps to get to the lookout. There is an alternate route on a fairly flat gravel path for those unable climb to the top so they will not miss out on Rock Art.

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Darwin is the kind of place that excites all your senses. It’s always tropical, which means you have a constant glow. The aroma of Top End delights wafts from markets. The horizons are wide and sunsets blazing. Take in sights and attractions that tell stories of the NT capital’s history on a city tour. As the day begins to disappear, follow the lead of the colourful locals to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Your Travel Director will give you the lowdown, highlighting the eclectic range of cuisine on offer – expect everything from Greek to Japanese but it is always hard to go past a Laska (own expense). What a tasty start to your getaway.

  Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort

The ancient landscapes of Litchfield National Park are shaped by water, as you’ll fast discover when exploring this immense protected wilderness. There are rivers, waterfalls and waterholes. Get set to visit Florence Falls, then take a dip in the gin-clear pool of Wangi Falls, this dreamy setting enveloped by monsoon forest. (Swimming is seasonal and opening is controlled by NT Parks). The landscape is also shaped by termites. The national park is pocked with enormous termite mounds, which are architectural feats complete with tunnels and nursery chambers. Small creatures with a big vision.

  Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine

  Included Meals: Dinner, Breakfast

Join Aboriginal artist at Top Didj Cultural Experience. You'll learn about different techniques behind Aboriginal art styles, and hear about Aboriginal culture and breaking down barriers faced by Aboriginal communities. Katherine is a little bit tropical, a little bit outback, and a whole lot gorgeous. The region’s main attraction is its gaping Nitmiluk Gorge, which carves the countryside in spectacular form. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, your guides will share their knowledge of plants, animals, dreamtime stories and their culture. Sit back on your boat and enjoy a cruise through this ancient landscape, home to the Jawoyn people for millennia.

 

  Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine

  Included Meals: Dinner, Breakfast

Today is your chance to reset your body’s natural rhythms with a morning dip at Leliyn (Edith Falls) – because days are better when you begin them with your head under water. (Swimming is seasonal and is controlled by National Parks). This series of cascades in Nitmiluk National Park will set your pulse racing. Before venturing deep into Kakadu, you’re poised for refreshments with a short stopover in the film-set-like town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold rush days. In Kakadu, you’ll take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).

  Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

  Included Meals: Breakfast

If you want a different perspective, sign up for a scenic flight over the national park, revealing just how wide, wild and wonderful this part of the world really is (own expense). Australia is home to some of the oldest art in the world, and much of it decorates rock walls at Ubirr – this jaw-dropping site protects Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings dating back more than 20,000 years. If you thought that was impressive, wait till you see the view over Kakadu from the top of the escarpment. This afternoon, there’s nothing between you and nature, the dramatic escarpments, waterholes and abundant wildlife of Kakadu looming large. Speaking of large, there are saltwater crocs to spot while you drift away on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise. Your local cruise guide will share the secrets of these ancient waterways. Top off your holiday sharing a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travel mates.  

  Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

  Included Meals: Farewell Dinner, Breakfast

Following your Kakadu tour, you may also spot enormous ‘salties’ lurking in river crossings you pass by. Plus you may also see them at Fogg Dam. But here you will definitely witness a cacophony of birds. This really is a twitcher's paradise. A fitting end to this epic wilderness journey.

 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


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6 Day Guided Vacation

Darwin Return

This Northern Territory tour doesn’t shy away from dazzling wilderness areas. And many are on your itinerary this week. Get set for a parade of gorges, national parks, dreamy waterfalls and cool waterholes, all enveloped by ancient (and humbling) First Nations history.

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

You’ll want to linger in Katherine, Kakadu and Darwin. It’s a good thing you’ve got free time to discover the steamy Top End at your leisure.

Iconic Sites

If you love the great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Discover the wilds of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, as well as Nitmiluk Gorge.

Natural Wonders

Litchfield National Park is shaped by water, from its lakes and rivers to its waterfalls and waterholes. And there’s nothing quite as invigorating as taking a dip.

Accommodation

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

Optional Experiences

Please note, prices for Optional Experiences are subject to change.

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

Kakadu Air Scenic Flights (Kakadu)

Adult Price: AUD 159.00  (30 Minute)
Child Price: AUD 130.00 (30 Minute)

One of the best ways to experience Kakadu is by a scenic fixed wing flight which allows you to see the amazing escarpments, waterways and wetlands. You will be amazed by the vastness and varied landscape that can be best experienced from the air. An experience not to be missed.

Kakadu Air Scenic Flights

Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise (Darwin)

Adult Price: From AUD 137.00
Child Price: From AUD 80.00

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).
To partake in this experience you will require an additional post tour night accommodation or a flight that departs after 8pm on the day of the tour.
Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience (Darwin)

Adult Price:  From AUD 439.00
Child Price: From AUD 309.00

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 community as they teach you more about their culture and rituals. To partake in this experience you will require an additional post tour night accommodation or a flight that departs after 8pm on the day of the tour.

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