Top End Discovery

7 days | Departs May to Sep –
Darwin » Katherine » Kakadu » Litchfield

The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound.

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7 days | Departs May to Sep –
Darwin » Katherine » Kakadu » Litchfield

The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound.

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Day 1 – Homeport to Darwin

Your Northern Territory adventure begins with a flight to Darwin in the Top End. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan city before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market to experience a spectacular sunset under the coconut palms. There’s plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.

❱ Hotel stay: H on Smith Hotel (1 night)

Day 2 – Darwin to Katherine (BD)

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing phenomenon of hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of otherwise empty terrain. Stop at Florence Falls, a spectacular double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole, before venturing on to tropical Wangi Falls for a swim in its large waterhole surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Continue to Katherine, a thriving town that was originally established as an outpost on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line.

❱ Hotel stay: Ibis Styles Katherine (2 nights)

Day 3 – Katherine Gorge (B)

This morning, meet Manuel Pamkal to share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. There is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. A series of thirteen deep gorges carved through ancient rock, there are many Aboriginal paintings on the sandstone walls throughout the system, some of which are thousands of years old. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, as you explore the magnificent gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock-faces that change colour with the setting of the sun. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles nesting along the banks. This evening, consider the optional experience of the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

Day 4 – Katherine to Kakadu (B)

This morning you have the opportunity to swim in the waterholes of magnificent Edith Falls. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Nourlangie, regarded as one of the premier rock art sites in the Top End.

❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (2 nights)

Day 5 – Kakadu National Park (BD)

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Later, visit Ubirr, another of Kakadu’s foremost rock art galleries. The paintings here provide a fascinating record of Indigenous life over thousands of years: look for naturalistic paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art, and paintings of early contact with European people. Before leaving the site, climb to the top of a nearby rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Day 6 – Kakadu to Darwin (B)

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Your final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Continue to Darwin.

❱ Hotel stay: H on Smith Hotel (1 night)

Day 7 – Darwin to Homeport (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport in time for your flight home.

Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour of Darwin
  • Toast a Top End sunset on Mindil Beach
  • Explore amazing Litchfield National Park
  • Take a refreshing dip at Wangi Falls
  • Aboriginal cultural experience with Manuel Pamkal
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Taste bush tucker with the Jaowyn Community
  • Swim at glorious Edith Falls
  • Discover the wilderness of Kakadu National Park
  • Climb to Noarlangie Lookout for spectacular views
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
  • Enjoy a spectacular Top End sunset
  • Spot crocodiles on Yellow Water Billabong
  • Indulge in a Territory dinner on Darwin Harbour
Inclusions
  • Return flights to & from Darwin
  • Comfortable accommodation throughout
  • Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
  • 6 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D)
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23 May 2021, 27 Jun 2021, 11 Jul 2021, 01 Aug 2021, 05 Sep 2021

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Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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