Top End Highlights


If you haven’t experienced a sunset on Darwin’s beach, you haven’t fully lived.

Members from: $2,635 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $2,659 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $3,184

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code

    NDKD

  • Departs

    4 September 2022

    18 September 2022

    23 May 2023

    1 June 2023

    8 June 2023

    15 June 2023

    22 June 2022

    29 June 2023

    3 August 2023

    10 August 2023

    24 August 2023


Includes


  • 5 nights accommodation

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Kakadu National Parks

  • Local Specialists (Guides)

  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kakadu National Park

  • Centrally located premium hotels

  • Kakadu National Park entrance fees

  • Dinning - 5 Breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 farewell dinner


If you haven’t experienced a sunset on Darwin’s beach, you haven’t fully lived. This full Top End tour is your dramatic introduction to a NT journey that takes you through tropical Australia at its most wonderous: thunderous waterfalls, immense gorges, gin-clear swimming holes and wildlife-filled national parks – Kakadu’s beauty will sear into your memory. All this, wrapped in 60,000 years of Indigenous history.

Highlights

 Flexible Holidays

From Darwin’s beaches to Katherine’s Indigenous importance, the Top End’s towns offer endless attractions to explore at your own pace.

 Iconic Sites

Water beckons at Litchfield National Park – dive in! Equally legendary are Kakadu’s wildlife-packed wetlands and dramatic Katherine Gorge.

 Time For You

You won’t want to rush around World Heritage-listed Kakadu, the country’s largest national park. And you don’t have to – relax!

 Sustainable Travel

The Top End’s ecosystems are fragile and important. You’ll help protect them through contributions to National Parks and Wildlife.


Itinerary


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 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!



Hotel: 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.



Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine, 2 nights



Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.



Included Meals: Breakfast

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. Walk amongst the Aboriginal rock art at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) with your Travel Director.



Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru, 2 nights



Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Kakadu National Park

This morning there is the opportunity for an Optional Experience scenic flight over Kakadu which is something you will remember forever. 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. 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. This evening, celebrate your Top End Highlights holiday at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.



Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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.



Included Meals: Breakfast


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Disclaimer


All prices are per person in Australian Dollars unless specified. Prices are based on costs,
charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations.
All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or check on
AATKings.com.
No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the land only price
once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the
above. If the total holiday price increases by more than 10% guests will have the option to
cancel the holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty