directions_busTours in The Top End, Darwin, Kakadu, Jabiru & Katherine

Discover the Top End with the Travel at 60 community! (July 2021)

Explore Kakadu and Katherine with like-minded over-60s!

In July 2021, a group of over-60 travel lovers are touring the top end together - and you're invited to join the fun! Over this 6-day itinerary you'll visit epic national parks, cruise majestic waterways and fall utterly in love with this ancient, diverse region.

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5 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Tour map

Join fellow Travel at 60 travel lovers as you explore the NT's stunning Top End and tick off bucket list destinations. Explore lush National Parks, meet friendly local characters and view magnificent landscapes which will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring. A myriad of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools add to the drama of your Top End experience.

On this tour you will:

  • See the very best of Australia’s tropical Top End
  • Stories of Indigenous culture in Katherine will inspire
  • The waterfalls of Litchfield provide the perfect retreat
  • An optional Kakadu scenic flight will take your breath away

Tour Highlights:

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - Enjoy free time to explore the town of Katherine and the Top End capital of Darwin
  • ICONIC SITES - Experience the wetlands of Kakadu, marvel at dramatic Katherine Gorge and swim in the cool waters of Litchfield National Park
  • TIME FOR YOU - Relax and unwind enjoying the serenity of Kakadu National Park
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL - Through contributions to National Parks and Wildlife, you will be protecting Australia’s wilderness

Inclusions

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Your holiday includes:

  • Return airport transfers (see FAQ below)
  • 5 nights quality accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 farewell dinner
  • Travel in a luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Accommodation

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Guest room, Travelodge Darwin Resort

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

Travelodge Darwin Resort:

Located in the heart of Darwin's CBD, the Travelodge Darwin Resort is an inner city oasis, newly refurbished and close to everything in town while providing privacy in a lush setting.

Ibis Styles Katherine:

Ibis Styles Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel:

This 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.

Let us know if you require additional accommodation in Darwin before or after your tour so that we can book it for you.

Travel dates

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Only 1 departure - 11-16 July 2021

  • Twin share - from $2245 per person
  • Solo Traveller - from $2875

Want to avoid the single supplement? If you'd rather not pay the single supplement, we can happily pair you with another solo guest of the same gender. Subject to other wiling to share passengers.

Let us know if you require accommodation or sightseeing tours in Darwin before or after your tour so that we can arrange it for you. We can also arrange your flights for you.

Call our local Brisbane travel team today on 1300 414 198 to book your place on this community tour.

Itinerary

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Sunday 11 July 2021 - Welcome to Darwin

On arrival in tropical Darwin, enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan city before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market to experience a spectacular 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 fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.

  • Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort

Monday 12 July 2021 - Darwin – Katherine

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing phenomenon of hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of otherwise empty terrain. Stop at Florence Falls, a spectacular double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole, before venturing on to tropical Wangi Falls for a swim in its large waterhole surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Continue to Katherine, a thriving town that was originally established as an outpost on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line

  • Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tuesday 13 July 2021 - Katherine Gorge

This morning, meet Manuel Pamkal to share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. There is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. A series of thirteen deep gorges carved through ancient rock, there are many Aboriginal paintings on the sandstone walls throughout the system, some of which are thousands of years old. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, as you explore the magnificent gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock-faces that change colour with the setting of the sun. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles nesting along the banks. This evening, consider the optional experience of the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Wednesday 14 July 2021 - Katherine – Kakadu

This morning you have the opportunity to swim in the waterholes of magnificent Edith Falls. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Nourlangie, regarded as one of the premier rock art sites in the Top End.

  • Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Thursday 15 July 2021 - Kakadu National Park

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Later, visit Ubirr, another of Kakadu’s foremost rock art galleries. The paintings here provide a fascinating record of Indigenous life over thousands of years: look for naturalistic paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art, and paintings of early contact with European people. Before leaving the site, climb to the top of a nearby rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Friday 16 July 2021 - Farewell from Darwin

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Your final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Questions

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Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you can avoid paying the single supplement. Please note this is subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate applies.

Fitness Requirements:

Medium level of fitness is required

Airport Transfers:

Airport transfers are available to meet flights based on the following timings. Passengers arriving and departing at different times will need to make their own arrangements to and from the airport. Our travel team can assist with booking private transfers if the below times do not suit you.

  • 11 July 2021 – Flights to arrive prior to 1:30pm into Darwin Airport
  • 16 July 2021 – Flights to depart after 1:30pm from Darwin Airport

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and towel (if swimming)

Luggage Allowance:

This is restricted to one medium size suitcase per person not exceeding 23kg in weight and not exceeding 76x46x25cm (30x18x10”) in dimension. Please note: these allowances are for coach travel only and may differ from your airline luggage allowances. Porterage is included on your Guided Holiday.

Hand Luggage Allowance:

Hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, which is small and light enough to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. If luggage does not fit comfortably in the overhead luggage racks, it will be stored in the coach luggage compartment whilst in transit. Please note that luggage with adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Friday 30 April 2021.

Same gender solo pair up is subject to availability. If we are unable to match you with another traveller the sole use price will be charged.