Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the Top End with our Kakadu Katherine Gorge Nov to Apr Tours. This is another winner for Darwin short breaks.
Departing: 06.30am, Darwin
Mon, Thu (Apr, Dec to Mar)
Mon, Thu, Sat (Nov)
Returning: 08.30pm - (Day 3, Darwin) - approximately
DAY 1: DARWIN - KAKADU
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
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. There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense).
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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 Marrawuddi Art Gallery 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 stop at Fogg Dam Nature Reserve before your return to Darwin.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Included Meals: Lunch
DAY 3: KATHERINE - 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 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 DG52 (Overnight in Darwin instead of Katherine on Day 2).
- Kakadu National Park Ticket
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Lunch (3)
WHAT TO BRING
- Enclosed walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Warm layers in cooler months
- Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
- 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
- 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
For more information on our Kakadu Katherine Gorge Nov to Apr Tours or any Darwin short breaks, call 1300 799 758 now.
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KAKADU & KATHERINE GORGE TOUR DATES
Travel period 01 APR 2022 to 31 MAR 2023
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Please Note: Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice. Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
We have hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you. However, in some locations, we can offer 'Superior Accommodation' options too. Obviously, these will be at a higher price. With this tour we can offer an upgrade to the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. and the Contour Hotel Katherine, Katherine.
The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.
Set next to Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooking the stunning Esplanade, the welcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is only a 15 minute drive from Darwin International Airport and is the perfect place to relax after a full day of exploring the Top End. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre and historic attractions like the War Memorial and Parliament House.