The Kakadu Katherine Gorge May Oct Tours is a beautiful short break again for when you are visiting Darwin. Discover the wonders of Kakadu National Park, cruise the famous Yellow Water Billabong and spot saltwater crocs and other wildlife. Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land and take in the amazing scenery and culture.
Departing: 06.30am - Tue & Wed (May & Sept to Nov) and Tue, Wed & Sat (Jun to Aug)
Returning: 05.45pm - approximately
DAY 1: DARWIN - KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Included Meals: Lunch
DAY 2: KAKADU - GULUYAMBI CRUISE - 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 a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on 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 can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin.
Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort
Included Meals: Lunch
DAY 3: DARWIN - TIWI ISLANDS - DEPART DARWIN
Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.
- Kakadu National Park Ticket
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Lunch (2)
WHAT TO BRING
- Enclosed walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Warm layers in cooler months
- Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
- Low level of fitness required
- Nourlangie Rock is a 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.
- 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 May Oct Tours or any Darwin short breaks, call 1300 799 758 now.
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Prices quoted above are in AUD, for selected departures, and for Superior Accommodation
KAKADU & TIWI ISLANDS TOUR DATES
Travel period 01 MAY 2022 to 30 NOV 2022
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 Travelodge Darwin Resort.
1 Night Stay: 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.
1 Night Stay: Located in the heart of the CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin is an inner city oasis, close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.