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Top End Discovery 2017 - 2018 (5 Days, Darwin to Darwin)

On this trip? Well, it's the closest you'll get to time travel. Seriously. See ancient landmarks, discover some amazing Aboriginal artwork and stand atop dramatic cliffs. You've got five days to cram in a lifetime of incredible sights, sounds and experiences from a world gone by. There's nowhere quite like the top of Australia to explore.

Inclusions

Canoe in the Katherine Gorge
Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park
Litchfield National Park
4 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $980
Start Location
Darwin, Australia
End Location
Darwin, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 Nov 201724 Nov 2017Fully BookedAUD $990 
27 Nov 201701 Dec 201710AUD $990
04 Dec 201708 Dec 201711AUD $990
11 Dec 201715 Dec 2017Fully BookedAUD $990 
18 Dec 201722 Dec 2017Fully BookedAUD $990 
08 Jan 201812 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
15 Jan 201819 Jan 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
22 Jan 201826 Jan 201817AUD $990
29 Jan 201802 Feb 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
05 Feb 201809 Feb 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
12 Feb 201816 Feb 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
19 Feb 201823 Feb 20188AUD $990
26 Feb 201802 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
05 Mar 201809 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
12 Mar 201816 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
19 Mar 201823 Mar 20187AUD $990
26 Mar 201830 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $990 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Kakadu, here we come. Inside the 20,000 square kilometre park, we'll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre. Fancy getting high and mighty? You could take an optional scenicflight over the Escarpment that borders Kakadu and Arnhemland. For the next two nights you'll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like- worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. Tonight, get to know your coach mates over a BBQ. Wet season itineraries Nov - May: will vary slightly and will be adjusted to suit the conditions of the day and all included available sights and walks that are open and can be accessed, will be. Included today: -Bowali Visitor Centre -National Park entry Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Kakadu scenic flight
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
Aboriginal Rock Art sites are high on the list for today, as our Kakadu National Park exploring continues. This morning we venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous art works, and then hit the water on an East Alligator River cruise in Arnhemland. Naturally. Stepping into Arnhemland and getting a look into the Aboriginal lifestyles is a real privilege (we've been given special permission to enter this part of Arnhemland). Try your hand at spear throwing while you're there. Then we'll see some ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for beautiful views over the Nardab floodplain. Enjoy the sunset before heading back to our lodge. **Wet season itineraries Nov - May: will vary on this day with access to some areas cut by high water levels. Your crew will ensure that you see and participate in as many areas / activities that are open and available within Kakadu, and include a sightseeing boat cruise (substituted when access to East Alligator River is unable). Included today: -Aboriginal Rock Art sites -Kakadu river cruise -Arnhemland (seasonal) -National Park entry Meals: -Breakfast
Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine
Check out the southern parts of Kakadu this morning. We'll grab some picnic bits and head to one of the NT's best al fresco lunch spots. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world's most idyllic natural pools. Cooled off and refreshed we are on the road again and headed for Katherine. As the day draws to a close, we round it out with an evening game of lawn bowls and a BBQ with some locals at the nearby Country Club. Included today: -Edith Falls -Evening Lawn Bowls Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Katherine to Litchfield National Park
Katherine Gorge is well known as a superb caning spot, so that's exactly what we have lined up. Surprise! With its dramatic cliffs plunging down to the pandanus-lined Katherine River, the gorge is all yours to explore. Paddling not your game? Then you may wish to upgrade to an optional 3 gorge cruise (seasonal) to venture even further. We get back on the famous Stuart Highway heading for Batchelor the gateway to the stunning Litchfield National Park. **Wet season itineraries Nov - May: Caning in the Katherine Gorge will be replaced with a Katherine Gorge Scenic Boat Cruise included in trip price. Included today: -Katherine Gorge caning (Boat cruise in wet season). Meals: -Breakfast Optional Activities: -Upgrade to Katherine Gorge boat cruise (Dry season)
Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin
National Park, pools and a picnic are the order of the day. In Litchfield National Park you'll see waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools. Check out giant termite mounds, Wangi Falls and slip into the natural pool of Florence Falls. Then venture over to the Buley Rock Holes for another soaking. After lunch outdoors, we'll take on the short drive and last leg of our discovery back into the heart of Darwin. Included today: -Litchfield National Park entry Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch