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From AUD 2,840 per person

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flexible Holidays
    You’ll want to linger in Katherine and Darwin, the steamy capital of the Top End. It’s a good thing you’ve got free time to explore 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.
  • Time For You
    Find your own adventure amid the mesmerising landscapes of Kakadu, a UNESCO World Heritage listed national park with more wildlife than your camera can capture.
  • 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.
SALES VALIDITY Up to 28 February 2023
INCLUDE Accommodation on selected hotel, lead-in room category, twin sharing basis
Return airport transfers as per itinerary
Guided tours, exclusive experiences and adventures as per itinerary
Daily hotel breakfast and meals as per itinerary
All the essentials managed by in-the-know Travel Directors
MEALS INCLUDED
5 Full breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner

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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. And the locals… Well, they’re as colourful as your outlook. You’ll meet some of them on a city tour taking in sights and attractions that tell stories of the NT capital’s unexpected history. As the day begins to disappear, follow the lead of 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.

Hotel
Travelodge.

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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. 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.

Hotel
Contour, (2 nights).

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Day 3 - Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Katherine is a little bit tropical, a little bit outback, and a whole lot gorgeous. The region’s main attraction is its gaping Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, which carves the countryside in spectacular form. Sit back on your boat and enjoy a cruise through this ancient landscape, home to the Jawoyn people for millennia. You’ll learn about First Nations culture with a Jawoyn guide and who will tempt your tastebuds with some bush tucker. Support the community by picking up paintings by Jawoyn artists.

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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. This series of cascades in Nitmiluk National Park will set your pulse racing. Before venturing deep into Kakadu, you’re poised for refreshments – we recommend a mango smoothie – in the film-setlike 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).
2 nights.

Hotel
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile, Jabiru,

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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.

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Day 6 - Farewell from Darwin

Departing Kakadu, this is your last chance to spot enormous ‘salties’ lurking in river crossings you pass by. You won’t see them at Fogg Dam, but what you will witness is a cacophony of birds. This really is a twitchers paradise. A fitting (and slightly noisy) end to this epic wilderness journey.

  • Sales period: up to 28 February 2023
  • Travel period: up to 30 December 2023
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