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Top End Highlights
Darwin Return

6 day / 5 night guided holiday from $3587 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 28 June 24 or until sold out

 
SAVE UP TO 15%

6 day / 5 night guided holiday from
$3587
per person share twin
Flights are additional

Top End Highlights</br>Darwin Return 

This Northern Territory tour doesn’t shy away from dazzling wilderness areas. And many are on your itinerary this week. Get set for a parade of gorges, national parks, dreamy waterfalls and cool waterholes, all enveloped by ancient (and humbling) First Nations history.


Deal includes
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 Centrally located premium hotels
 5 full breakfasts
 2 dinners
 1 farewell dinner
 Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver accredited with Kakadu National Parks
 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kakadu National Park
 Kakadu National Park entrance fees
 Northern Territory Parks entrance fees


Note:  
Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Darwin Airport and on Day 6 Flights to depart after 1.30pm from Darwin Airport.

6 day guided holiday | Darwin Return
From $3587 per person share twin
Departure date: 23 May 24

From $4190 per person share twin
Departure date: 06 Jun 24

From $3771 per person share twin
Departure date: 05 Sep 24


HIGHLIGHTS 

Flexible Holidays
You’ll want to linger in Katherine, Kakadu and Darwin. It’s a good thing you’ve got free time to discover the steamy Top End at your leisure. 

Iconic Sites
If you love the great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. Discover the wilds of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, as well as Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Sustainable Travel
With every visit to a Top End national park, you’re helping to protect some of Australia’s most fragile wilderness areas.

Natural Wonders
Litchfield National Park is shaped by water, from its lakes and rivers to its waterfalls and waterholes. And there’s nothing quite as invigorating as taking a dip.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Welcome to Darwin
Darwin is the kind of place that excites all your senses. It’s always steamy, which means you have a constant glow. The aroma of tropical fruits wafts from markets. The horizons are wide and sunsets blazing. Take in sights and attractions that tell stories of the NT capital’s unexpected history on a city tour. As the day begins to disappear, follow the lead of the colourful locals to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Your Travel Director will give you the lowdown, highlighting the eclectic range of cuisine on offer – expect everything from Greek to Japanese. What a tasty start to your getaway.

Day 2: Darwin - Katherine
The ancient landscapes of Litchfield National Park are shaped by water, as you’ll fast discover when exploring this immense protected wilderness. There are lakes and rivers, waterfalls and waterholes. Get set to visit Florence Falls, then take a dip in the gin-clear pool of Wangi Falls, this dreamy setting enveloped by monsoon forest. (Swimming is seasonal and opening is controlled by NT Parks). The landscape is also shaped by termites. The national park is pocked with enormous termite mounds, which are architectural feats complete with tunnels and nursery chambers. Small creatures with a big vision.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Nitmuluk Gorg
Join Manuel Pamkal, Aboriginal artist and prominent Katherine local, at his Top Didj Cultural Experience. You'll learn different techniques behind Aboriginal art styles, and hear about Manuel's life growing up near the King River. Katherine is a little bit tropical, a little bit outback, and a whole lot gorgeous. The region’s main attraction is its gaping Nitmiluk Gorge, which carves the countryside in spectacular form. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, your guides will share their knowledge of plants, animals, dreamtime stories and their culture. Sit back on your boat and enjoy a cruise through this ancient landscape, home to the Jawoyn people for millennia.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Katherine - Kakadu
Today is your chance to reset your body’s natural rhythms with a morning dip in Edith Falls – because days are better when you begin them with your head under water. (Please note that swimming at Edith Falls is seasonal and opening is controlled by National Parks) This series of cascades in Nitmiluk National Park will set your pulse racing. Before venturing deep into Kakadu, you’re poised for refreshments with a short stopover in the film-set-like town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold rush days. In Kakadu, you’ll take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Kakadu National Park
If you want a different perspective, sign up for an optional scenic flight over the national park, revealing just how wide, wild and wonderful this part of the world really is. Australia is home to some of the oldest art in the world, and much of it decorates rock walls at Ubirr – this jaw-dropping site protects Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings dating back more than 20,000 years. If you thought that was impressive, wait till you see the view over Kakadu from the top of the escarpment. This afternoon, there’s nothing between you and nature, the dramatic escarpments, waterholes and abundant wildlife of Kakadu looming large. Speaking of large, there are saltwater crocs to spot while you drift away on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise. Your local guide will share the secrets of these ancient waterways. Top off your holiday sharing a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travel mates.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 6: Farewell from Darwin
Following your Kakadu tour, you may also spot enormous ‘salties’ lurking in river crossings you pass by. Plus you may also see them at Fogg Dam. But here you will definitely witness a cacophony of birds. This really is a twitcher's paradise. A fitting (and slightly noisy) end to this epic wilderness journey.
Included Meals: Breakfast


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Save up to 15% on selected tours, on land only AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys tours) and Inspiring Journeys itineraries. Discount applicable to tour portion only. Offer valid for sale between Apr 02 to June 28, 2024, for select travel departures from Apr 02, 2024, to Dec 31, 2024. Blackout departure dates may apply. Discount not combinable with other offers, not inclusive of Global Tour Rewards Past Guest Discount of 5%. Discounts are subject to availability, limited seats and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply.

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