Kakadu & Katherine Gorge (Nov-Apr)  
 

KAKADU & KATHERINE GORGE (NOV-APR)



3 Day Short Break

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the Top End. Be amazed at Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, cruise the magnificent Katherine Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong and East Alligator River then absorb Aboriginal culture in Arnhem Land.

See and Do

ITINERARY

As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

DAY 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. After lunch, join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch


DAY 2: Kakadu - Darwin

This morning join your Driver Guide to explore a Rock Art Site, where you’ll be shown through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old. A visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre is next, then it’s off to Corroboree Park Tavern for lunch. After lunch, we make our way to Adelaide River to join the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. After the Cruise, we visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and a stop at Fogg Dam Nature Reserve before your return to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin, Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch


DAY 3: Darwin - Katherine - Farewell Darwin

Travel south from Darwin and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery. Continue to Edith Falls, where there is time for a refreshing swim (conditions permitting). After lunch enjoy a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery the Northern Territory has to offer. There is a short walk to reach the second gorge. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, before returning to Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

As this Short Break concludes at 8.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Please Note: In April & November-March, if weather conditions preclude access to the East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on Day 2.


Planning to travel between May and October?
We have a dry season itinerary available see tour DG42 (Overnight in Katherine instead of Darwin on Day 2).

Details

TOUR DETAILS

  • Code: DG52S
  • Mon, Thu & Sat (Apr & Nov) Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar) 6.30am, Darwin
  • Returns: Day 3, Darwin 8.30pm approximately
  • Tour Price: Adult $1000
  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 (if swimming)
 
Fitness Requirements

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

  • Reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Nourlangie Rock: 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, approx 800m
 
Dining

DINING

  • Lunch (3)
 
Flight Information

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin
 
       
 
   
 

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