Darwin WaterfrontPhoto: Tourism NT
Darwin BeachesPhoto: Tourism NT
Darwin MarketsPhoto: Tourism NT
Darwin Beach SunsetsPhoto: Vladimir Haltakov
Darwin ShopsPhoto: Tourism NT
Darwin RestaurantsPhoto: Tourism NT
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
- All inclusive
- Fully escorted coach travel
- 3 – 4 star accommodations
- Hotel porterage (we’ll handle your luggage for you!)
- Welcome Reception
- Accommodation – Darwin – Travelodge Darwin Resort (1 Night), Katherine – Contour Hotel Katherine (2), Kakadu – Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (2)
- Meals – 5 Full breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Highlight Dinner
- 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: Darwin City Walking tour, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, Litchfield National Park; Katherine: Nitmiluk Gorge, Bush Tucker Tasting, Nitmiluk National Park; Pine Creek Gold Rush Town; Kakadu: Aboriginal Rock Art at Burrungkuy, Ubirr Rock Art, Kakadu National Park, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
- Transfers – Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
Day 1: Darwin
Darwin is the kind of place that excites all your senses. It’s always steamy, which means you have a constant glow. The aroma of tropical fruits wafts from markets. The horizons are wide and sunsets blazing. And the locals… Well, they’re as colorful as your outlook. You’ll meet some of them on a Darwin city tour taking in sights and attractions that tell stories of the Northern Territory capital’s unexpected history. As the day begins to disappear, follow the lead of 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. What a tasty start to your getaway.
Hotel Travelodge Darwin Resort
Day 2: Darwin – Katherine
The ancient landscapes of Litchfield National Park are shaped by water, as you’ll fast discover when exploring this immense protected wilderness on a Litchfield tour. There are lakes and 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. 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 (2 Nights)
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Day 3: Katherine – Nitmiluk Gorge
Katherine is a little bit tropical, a little bit outback, and a whole lot gorgeous. The region’s main attraction is its gaping Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, which carves the countryside in spectacular form. Sit back on your boat and enjoy a cruise through this ancient landscape, home to the Jawoyn people for millennia. You’ll learn about First Nations culture with an Jawoyn guide, and will tempt your tastebuds with some bush tucker. Support the community by picking up paintings by Jawoyn artists.
Day 4: Katherine – Kakadu
Today is your chance to reset your body’s natural rhythms with a morning dip in Edith Falls – because days are better when you begin them with your head under water. (Please note that swimming at Edith Falls is seasonal and opening 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 (2 Nights)
Day 5: Kakadu
If you want a different perspective, sign up for an optional scenic flight over the national park, revealing just how wide, wild and wonderful this part of the world really is. 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 guide will share the secrets of these ancient waterways. Top off your holiday sharing a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travel mates.
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner included
Day 6: Farewell Darwin
Following your Kakadu tour, this is your last chance to spot enormous ‘salties’ lurking in river crossings you pass by. You won’t see them at Fogg Dam, but what you will witness is a cacophony of birds. This really is a twitchers paradise. A fitting (and slightly noisy) end to this epic wilderness journey.
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.