9-Day Discover The Best of The Outback and Culture in NT

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Extraordinary Experiences

  • Swim and cool off in the blissful spring-fed waterfalls of Litchfield National Park
  • Uncover the majestic Katherine Gorge in the Nitmiluk National Park
  • Embark on a crocodile-spotting river cruise in Kakadu National Park
  • Head out on an airboat safari in Bamarru Plains
  • Feel your cheeks hurt from so much smiling as you discover the beautiful Tiwi Islands, the ‘Island of Smiles’

Overview

Embark on an Australian adventure of the Top End which is rich in culture and rugged natural beauty.

You'll experience the Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle of Darwin, the capital of NT. Then venture into the wetlands, dry savannah lands, riverine and untouched corners of the Katherine Gorge, Litchfield, and the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park on your tour from Darwin. Test your limits with crocodile-spotting river cruises and airboat safaris while sampling the wonderful local cuisine of the Northern Territory.

To finish this unique tour, head back to Darwin to visit Tiwi Island where you'll get remote, explore the islands and get acquainted with Tiwi culture and traditions.
Outdoors & Nature
Sightseeing
Cruising

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Destination:

Australia

Start:

Darwin, Australia

Finish:

Darwin, Australia

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Darwin!

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Welcome to Darwin!

Welcome to the Northern Territory's unhurried capital, Darwin, with its balmy nights, colourful characters, and outdoor adventures. From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise. As well as markets, crocodiles, and cruises, you will find strong Aboriginal cultures here. Upon arrival, you'll pick up your rental car, check into your hotel and then have the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 2

Explore the Northern Territory's Capital, Darwin

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Explore the Northern Territory's Capital, Darwin

Today, you'll spend the day exploring and sampling the local cuisine in one of the many fabulous restaurants at the waterfront. From national parks and Aboriginal culture to wining and dining, festivals and markets; the city of Darwin is alive and thriving. It's also just moments from the spectacular beaches of the Northern Territory. Hit up the sunset market, follow the art trail or catch some rays along Darwin's waterfront that looks out to the lagoon.

Day 3

Litchfield National Park

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Litchfield National Park

Only a 60-minute drive south on your tour from Darwin, Litchfield National Park is possibly the Northern Territory’s best-kept secret. The park is filled with stunning waterfalls and waterholes that are surrounded by monsoonal vine forests – all of which offer a cool respite on warm summer days. A drive through Litchfield is full of contrasts and some of the most enormous termite mounds in the Top End. From here we head to Katherine.

Day 4

Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls

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Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls

Today you will set off in your rental car and you will be drawn to the spectacular sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park and the majestic Katherine Gorge with spectacular cliffs that glow in the changing light. Explore the world-famous park and gorge country on foot, by canoe, boat or helicopter when you arrive today, there are many trails to suit all abilities!

Day 5

Hit the Road to Kakadu National Park & Crocodile-Spotting River Cruise

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Hit the Road to Kakadu National Park & Crocodile-Spotting River Cruise

Today you'll hit the road in your rental car towards the natural beauty of Kakadu National Park. In Australia’s biggest national park, you will find ancient landscapes with thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, wandering wetlands, exotic wildlife and ancient rock art. The drive takes around 2.5 hours and upon arrival, you can head out on a crocodile-spotting river cruise. In the evening, you are invited to immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience on the coastal floodplains.

Day 6

Explore Bamurru Plains - Airboat Safaris & More

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Explore Bamurru Plains - Airboat Safaris & More

Bamurru has over 300 square kilometres of private concession to be explored by just a few lucky guests. So large is the property that there are four distinct habitats: floodplains and wetlands full of magpies, geese and big crocs; stunning melaleuca forests, savannah woodlands; and finally a riverine environment. Today, you'll head out on an airboat safari on the floodplains which is utterly exhilarating and the only way to truly experience this environment.

Day 7

Kakadu National Park - guided wilderness walks.

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Kakadu National Park - guided wilderness walks.

Enjoy a guided wilderness walks.

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    Accommodation

    Bamurru Plains

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    Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Destinations

    Kakadu

Day 8

Return to Darwin

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Return to Darwin

Take your time to enjoy the serene environment of Kakadu before you return to Darwin today. Once you're back in the urbanised world, you can head out into the city to explore any parts that you missed off at the start of your trip. Spend time at the beach and relax at the night market while enjoying some of Darwin's food scene. You can ask your hotel for restaurant recommendations.

Day 9

Departure Day

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Departure Day

You'll take your rental car back to the depot at the airport in good time to check-in for your departing flight.

Included in Price

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 4 activities
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • Ground transportation
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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