directions_busTours & Packages in Darwin, Northern Territory, Kakadu & Katherine

Explore the Top End with the Travel at 60 community

One departure only - July 2022

If you haven’t experienced a sunset on Darwin’s beach, you haven’t fully lived! This full Top End tour is your perfect introduction the NT: thunderous waterfalls, immense gorges, crystal-clear swimming holes and wildlife-filled national parks – all wrapped in 60,000 years of Indigenous history.

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$2,659PP
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DURATION
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5 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Edith Falls, Nitmiluk National Park NT

This 6 day tour is perfect for those with time limitations that want to see the best of the Top End. Get up close with native wildlife at Kakadu, learn the fascinating history of the area's First Nations, and share the experience with a great group of over-60 travel lovers!

Inclusions

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This fully guided holiday includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation in centrally located quality hotels
  • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner & 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver accredited with Kakadu National Parks
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kakadu National Park
  • Kakadu National Park Entrance Fees
  • 22 included attractions/experiences

Accommodation

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Travelodge Darwin Resort
  • Travelodge Darwin Resort (1 night)
  • Contour Hotel Katherine (2 nights)
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (2 nights)

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.

1 Departure only - 03 - 08 July 2022

  • Twin Share - from $2,659 per person
  • Single traveller - from $3,368

Want to avoid the single supplement entirely? If you're willing to share, we can happily pair you with another solo traveller. Subject to availability of another guest of the same gender willing to share.

Interested in extending your stay in Darwin, our experienced team can assist you with accommodation, car hire, flights and travel Insurance, ask us for details.

Call our team on 1300 414 198 and book your Top End Holiday now!

Itinerary

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Day 1 Welcome to Darwin

Welcome to Darwin! This afternoon enjoy a tour of the tropical city to see a mixture of old and new building styles including the old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. You'll also visit East Point Military Reserve and the Darwin Museum before you join Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where you'll experience the spectacular over-water sunset under the coconut palms. There's plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some succulent fresh BBQ seafood, authentic Indian or Chinese cuisine, or even Greek or Japanese. You'll see why the market attracts food lovers from all around, the choice is endless!

Stay: Travelodge Darwin Resort

Day 2 Darwin – Katherine

Today you’ll depart Darwin and travel to Litchfield National Park, famous for its waterfalls. Your first stop is an amazing stand of Termite Mounds, architectural feats complete with tunnels and nursery chambers. You'll then continue to view the beautiful waterhole at Florence Falls from a high vantage point before venturing on further to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, you’ll journey to Katherine.

Stay: Contour Hotel Katherine

Day 3 Katherine Gorge

This morning, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings on a Katherine Gorge Cruise. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk as you explore two gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock faces around every bend. This afternoon you will learn about indigenous bush tucker, traditional bush medicines and learn about didgeridoo custom when you join a local Aboriginal guide. There is the opportunity to purchase some locally painted indigenous art.

Stay: Contour Hotel Katherine

Day 4 Katherine – Kakadu

This morning stop at Edith Falls with the opportunity for a swim. You’ll then pass through the gold mining town of Pine Creek, with buildings dating back to the heady gold rush days. We recommend trying a delicious mango smoothie while you're there! Travel deep into the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The focal points of Kakadu are the spectacular escarpment, water holes and abundant wildlife. After lunch we take the well-known Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to spot crocodiles and birds. Your local guide will share with you all the secrets of these ancient waterways before taking a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie. Just magic.

Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Day 5 Kakadu National Park

This morning, you’ll visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to lookout from the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the flood plains and escarpment country. This afternoon there is the opportunity for an Optional Experience scenic flight over Kakadu which is something you will remember forever. This evening, celebrate your Top End Highlights holiday at a Farewell Dinner with your new-found friends.

Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Day 6 Farewell from Darwin

This morning you’ll leave Kakadu behind and journey back to Darwin. Keep an eye on those river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. The final stop before arriving back in Darwin is Fogg Dam, a bird watchers paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end when you arrive in Darwin.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

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Fitness Level: Kakadu – Nadab Lookout - Medium Level of Fitness Required
The climb to the top of Nadab Lookout at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park will not be suitable for all guests. To get to the lookout guests are required to scale up uneven rocky paths and steps to get to the lookout. There is an alternate route on a fairly flat gravel path for those unable climb to the top so they will not miss out on Rock Art.

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm into Darwin Airport | recommend booking a pre nights accommodation.
  • Day 6 – flights to depart after 1.30pm from Darwin Airport

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes

The operator of this tour requires an Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip.

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Fine print

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