In 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.
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:
Your holiday includes:
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
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 is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.
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 accommodation in Darwin before or after your tour so that we can book it for you.
Only 1 departure - 11-16 July 2021
Unsure about booking a holiday right now?
We’re holding places on this Travel at 60 community holiday with no deposit or obligation - until the end of June 2020!
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.
Call our local Brisbane travel team today on 1300 414 198 to book your place on this community tour.
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 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, which is 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, Jabiru (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
Depart Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky river crossings to see if you can spot any 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
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.
Moderate level of fitness required for the climb to the top lookout of Ubirr
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.
What to Bring:
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.
To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, a range of quality Optional Excursions are included for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due by Monday 01 June 2020. For bookings made after this date, the deposit is required within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Friday 30 April 2021.