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The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey 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
This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019.
Day 1 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 succulent fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.
Day 2 Darwin – Katherine
En route to the renowned waterfalls of Litchfield National Park today, stop to explore a stand of architectural, twometre- tall termite mounds. At Florence Falls, view the beautiful waterhole from a high vantage point before venturing further to tropical Wangi Falls for an unforgettable swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, travel on to Katherine.
Day 3 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. Stunning rock faces will tower over you as you discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk. This evening, consider an optional experience at the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.
Day 4 Katherine – Kakadu
This morning stop at Edith Falls where there’s an opportunity for a swim. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, whose buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover its 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, view spectacular Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie.
Day 5 Kakadu National Park
Be amazed as you visit Ubirr to view astounding Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and endless escarpment country. This afternoon, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends.
Day 6 Farewell from Darwin
Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on those 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.
Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for ten or more adults are available. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations.