Visit Kakadu National Park, explore Darwin, Nourlangie Rock, Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and cruise the East Alligator River.
|Start||Darwin @ 06.15 am|
|Finish||Darwin @ 07.30 pm|
As this Short Break departs at 6.15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, 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. Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries
Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (Budget),
Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room (Standard)
or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.
Included Meals: Lunch
** OPTIONAL KAKADU SCENIC FLIGHT (50 MINS)
$250 adult$200 child
Add-on a 50 minute scenic flight over Arnhem Land Escarpment.
Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. Between June & November, this fabulous scenic flight takes you out over Arnhem Land and Dinosaur Valley, following the rugged escarpment along the boundary of Kakadu National Park. It passes ancient Nourlangie and Lightning Dreaming, the beautiful savannah woodlands, South Alligator River, deep-water billabongs and floodplains. Between December & May, you'll fly over breathtaking Jim Jim and Twin Falls.
This morning head off with 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 Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin, where your short break concludes.
Included Meals: Lunch
** As this Short Break concludes at 7.30pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.
Please Note: In April & November to March if weather conditions preclude access to East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on day 2.
Low level of fitness required.