4 Days Tropical Top End (Nov to Apr) Tour

4 Days Tropical Top End (Nov to Apr) Tour

The Tropical Top End highlights Nourlangie Rock, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge, the tour also includes the Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. ( refer AK-DG45 to travel on MAY to OCT 2015) http://www.travelaust.com.au/adventure/nt/drw047.html

Tour Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
  • Cruise Yellow Water billabong
  • Visit Nourlangie Rock and see rock art
  • Cruise East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide
  • Visit Nitmiluk National Park
  • Cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge
  • Discover the wonders of Litchfield National Park
  • See stunning Florence and Tolmer falls
  • Enjoy a swim or bushwalk at Wangi Falls

Tour Info

Code AK-DG55
Style
  • Short Break
Duration 4 Days
Price From $
Departures

Daily

Vehicle Premium Coach / Ferry
Suitability Open Age
Start Darwin @ 06.30 am
Finish Darwin @ 08.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

- Kakadu National Park

Travel via Adelaide River and the Marrakai Plains deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk at Nourlangie Rock 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 (Superior), Kakadu.

Included Meals: Lunch

Optional Experience: Add-on a 30 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment

A scenic flight is the ideal way to appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of Kakadu and the Arnhem Land Escarpment. You'll discover winding rivers, spectacular 1.8 billion years of continuous erosion, billabongs, flood plains and view the Archway, East Alligator River Valley, Mikinj Valley Billabongs and Magela Floodplains.

** OPTIONAL KAKADU SCENIC FLIGHT (30 MINS)

$150 adult$120 child

- Darwin

This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (Superior), Darwin, 2 nights.

Included Meals: Lunch

Travel south through tropical country, passing former WWII airstrips. We make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940's. Continue to Edith Falls, where there is time for a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). Enjoy lunch and a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, the hub of the region's cattle and farming industries. An evening stop is made at Adelaide River where you may purchase dinner (own expense). You may like to sample the famous 'Barra and Chips', before returning to Darwin.

Included Meals: Lunch

Leaving Darwin, we follow the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. Visiting the main falls of the Park, you have the opportunity for scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walks. View Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below with an opportunity to swim. We then visit Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Venture to Wangi Falls for another opportunity for a swim in the large crystal clear pool and an optional steady climb through the rainforest to the top of the falls. During the day we stop for a picnic lunch. It is a great day also for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stand of Termite Mounds.

Included Meals: Lunch

As this Short Break concludes at 6:00pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Please Note: This itinerary is valid for travel from 1 April 2016. Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice. In April & November-March, if weather conditions preclude access to the East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on Day 2.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Lunches (4)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Fitness requirement

  • Low level of fitness required. Small amount of walking including a 10-15 minute walk on uneven ground with a gradual climb to the viewing point. There is wheelchair access, however, this is on uneven ground and is accessible for only a small part of the walk and must have a carer to assist.

Note

  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice. There are varied itineraries for different departure days.   
  • Dry season itinerary operates May – Oct see tour AK- DG45 (Day 2 overnight in Katherine instead of Darwin) http://www.travelaust.com.au/adventure/nt/drw047.html