Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park
Wallabies at Litchfield National Park
Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park
Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park
Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park
Views of Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk
Yellow Water Billabong CruisePhoto: Tourism NT
Kakadu National Park
Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Kakadu National Park
Views of Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal Rock Art at UbirrKakadu National Park
Views at Ubirr, Kakadu National Park
- Accommodation – Kakadu – Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jaibiru (3 Nights), Katherine – Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park (2)
- Meals – 4 Full buffet breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners with Wine
- US Domestic Flights – (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- International Flights – Los Angeles to Darwin, Darwin to Los Angeles (Not included, but can be added to your quote)
- Day Tours – Darwin: Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park; Kakadu: Ubirr Ancient Rock Art Site, Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise, Nourlangie Aboriginal Rock Art Site; Katherine: Traditional Aboriginal Art Experience, Katherine River Sunset Dinner Cruise, Edith Falls; Adelaide River War Cemetery
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Kakadu
Welcome to Darwin! This morning meet your Journey Director and board your luxury vehicle to begin your journey of discovery in the Top End. Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. You’ll visit tumbling Florence Falls and you’ll also enjoy a swim to cool off at Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rainforest and hear about its importance in Aboriginal custom. Get ready for a cross-country journey into the magnificent Kakadu National Park. Keep your eyes open for Crocodiles as you cross the South Alligator River, Brolgas, Magpie Geese and Jabiru as you traverse along the long grasses of the marshes and wetlands. Kakadu really is a diverse UNESCO world heritage site. This afternoon check into the renowned Crocodile Hotel in the town of Jabiru and enjoy the wonderful Aboriginal Art Gallery within the hotel before getting to know your fellow travelers over dinner with wine.
Hotel Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jaibiru (2 Nights)
Dinner with Wine included
Day 2: Kakadu
This morning there’s a chance to take to the air an optional scenic flight over Kakadu. One of the best ways to experience the enormity of this wonderful National Park as well as the diversity from waterfalls and billabongs to flood plains and wildlife. Join your Journey Director on a walk at Kakadu’s stunning Ubirr rock art site. You’ll see ancient rock art and take a walk to discover remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from the fantastic vantage point, Nadab lookout. After lunch the famous Yellow Waters Billabong boat cruise will be a highlight of your journey. You will see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and simply enjoy the stunning billabong and floodplains system. Returning to your hotel you will have the chance to relax and unwind with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s shaded outdoor pool or even wander through the on-site art gallery before enjoying a delicious dinner with wine.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Wine included
Day 3: Kakadu – Nitmiluk National Park – Katherine
This morning you’ll visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art for yourself. You’ll also hear first-hand from your Journey Director a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. You will continue driving through the ancient lands of Kakadu National Park through to the town of Katherine and further on to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. Cool off from the heat of the day while enjoy a swim in the pool as the sunsets before a beautiful dinner.
Hotel Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park (2 Nights)
Breakfast & Dinner with Wine included
Day 4: Katherine
Today immerse yourself as you meet Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share with you stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! You will enjoy lunch back on the deck of Cicada Lodge overlooking this natural surrounding before having a free afternoon to relax. This evening indulge on a special sunset dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner cook on board your boat.
Breakfast, Lunch & Highlight Dinner included
Day 5: Farewell from Darwin
Enjoy a lay in or get up early to enjoy the National Park completely immersed in the mystical morning light. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at the gorgeous Edith Falls the way for a relaxing dip and some lunch. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters to a large military base and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defense of their country. Your Inspiring Journey concludes on arrival in Darwin.
Breakfast & Lunch included
All prices are USD$/person (including all Taxes). Subject to availability and seasonality. Other Conditions Apply (see Terms and Conditions).
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are not included in the land content price. We will include the price of all flights in your custom quote.
Single supplements apply.