Tropical Top End  
 

TROPICAL TOP END



4 Day Short Break

Experience the wonders of the Top End. View the highlights of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park including rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr. Cruise Katherine Gorge and Yellow Water Billabong absorbing the encapsulating scenery.

See and Do

ITINERARY

As this Short Break departs at 7.15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

DAY 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park

Join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise, then travel into Kakadu National Park. View ancient Aboriginal rock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent view.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch


DAY 2: Kakadu National Park - Katherine

Explore awe-inspiring Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie, then continue to Warradjan Cultural Centre before taking a cruise on the magnificent Yellow Water Billabong to observe saltwater crocodiles and prolific wildlife. Travel via Pine Creek to Katherine.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine, Katherine.

Included Meals: Lunch


DAY 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise - Darwin

Cruise through Katherine Gorge, watching for crocodiles basking in the sun. Gain cultural insights at Nitmiluk Visitor Centre before travelling to Edith Falls, whose paperbark and pandanus-fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is safe for swimming most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop at Adelaide River War Cemetery en route to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin, Darwin.

Included Meals: Breakfast


DAY 4: Darwin - Litchfield National Park - Depart Darwin

In Litchfield National Park today your first stop is Florence Falls, where you can take a scenic bush and monsoon vine forest walk. After a swim in its pristine plunge pool, travel on to Tolmer Falls for a stunning view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Wangi Falls, with its large crystal-clear pool, is another relaxing spot for a swim. At Howard Springs Nature Park, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the barramundi and turtles. Return to Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

Included Meals: Lunch

As this Short Break concludes at 6.00pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.


Planning to travel in April or between November and March?
We have a wet season itinerary available: see tour DG55 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2)

Details

TOUR DETAILS

  • Code: DG45S
  • Tues & Sat (May -Oct) Darwin 7:25am
  • Returns: Day 4, Darwin 6:00pm approximately
  • Tour Price: Adult $1450
  Darwin Day Tours CONDITIONS PRINT
Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
 
Need to Bring

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (optional)
 
Fitness Requirements

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

  • Kakadu: Nourlangie Rock is 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
  • Ubirr - Walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.
  • Katherine Gorge - Rough uneven walk required between 1st & 2nd Gorge, approximately 800m
  • Florence Falls - 160 step staircase down to swimming area, or there is a viewing platform at top of the falls if you do not wish to swim.
  • Tolmer Falls - is a flat walk of 15mins each way
  • Wangi Falls - is an easy walk from the carpark.
 
Dining

DINING

  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (3)
 
Flight Information

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 4: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin
 
       
 
   
 

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