Top End Highlights

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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.

Tour Highlights

  • Litchfield National Park – Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Termite Mounds
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise in Kakadu
  • Darwin City Tour – Darwin Museum, East Point
  • Top Didj Indigenous Experience
  • Edith Falls
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site N
  • Nourlangie Rock Art Site

Tour Itinerary

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner (SD) Specialty Dinner
Tour Code: NDKD

1
Welcome to Darwin
Day 1
Welcome to Darwin
Darwin is the kind of place that excites all your senses. It’s always steamy, which means you have a constant glow. The aroma of tropical fruits wafts from markets. The horizons are wide and sunsets blazing. And the locals… Well, they’re as colourful as your outlook. You’ll meet some of them on a Darwin city tour taking in sights and attractions that tell stories of the NT capital’s unexpected history. As the day begins to disappear, follow the lead of locals to the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Your Travel Director will give you the lowdown, highlighting the eclectic range of cuisine on offer – expect everything from Greek to Japanese. What a tasty start to your getaway.
Travelodge Darwin
Travelodge Resort Darwin is a small slice of paradise in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, centrally located to all of Darwin’s key attractions.
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Darwin – Katherine (B, D)
Day 2
Darwin – Katherine (B, D)
The ancient landscapes of Litchfield National Park are shaped by water, as you’ll fast discover when exploring this immense protected wilderness on a Litchfield tour. There are lakes and rivers, waterfalls and waterholes. Get set to visit Florence Falls, then take a dip in the gin-clear pool of Wangi Falls, this dreamy setting enveloped by monsoon forest. The landscape is also shaped by termites. The national park is pocked with enormous termite mounds, which are architectural feats complete with tunnels and nursery chambers. Small creatures with a big vision.
Contour Hotel Katherine
Contour Hotel is only a short drive from all the Katherine region has to offer.  Set amongst 4 acres of tropical gardens it is the ideal base to explore.
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3
Nitmuluk (Katherine Gorge) (B)
Day 3
Nitmuluk (Katherine Gorge) (B)
Katherine is a little bit tropical, a little bit outback, and a whole lot gorgeous. The region’s main attraction is its gaping Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, which carves the countryside in spectacular form. Sit back on your boat and enjoy a cruise through this ancient landscape, home to the Jawoyn people for millennia. You’ll learn about First Nations culture with an Jawoyn guide, and will tempt your tastebuds with some bush tucker. Support the community by picking up paintings by Jawoyn artists.
Contour Hotel Katherine
Contour Hotel is only a short drive from all the Katherine region has to offer.  Set amongst 4 acres of tropical gardens it is the ideal base to explore.
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4
Katherine – Kakadu (B)
Day 4
Katherine – Kakadu (B)
Today is your chance to reset your body’s natural rhythms with a morning dip in Edith Falls – because days are better when you begin them with your head under water. This series of cascades in Nitmiluk National Park will set your pulse racing. Before venturing deep into Kakadu, you’re poised for refreshments – we recommend a mango smoothie – in the film-set-like town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold rush days. In Kakadu, you’ll take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie.
Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jabiru
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic retreat located in Kakadu National Park.
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5
Kakadu National Park (B, D)
Day 5
Kakadu National Park (B, D)
If you want a different perspective, sign up for an optional scenic flight over the national park, revealing just how wide, wild and wonderful this part of the world really is. Australia is home to some of the oldest art in the world, and much of it decorates rock walls at Ubirr – this jaw-dropping site protects Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings dating back more than 20,000 years. If you thought that was impressive, wait till you see the view over Kakadu from the top of the escarpment. This afternoon, there’s nothing between you and nature, the dramatic escarpments, waterholes and abundant wildlife of Kakadu looming large. Speaking of large, there are saltwater crocs to spot while you drift away on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise. Your local guide will share the secrets of these ancient waterways. Top off your holiday sharing a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travel mates.
Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jabiru
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic retreat located in Kakadu National Park.
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Farewell from Darwin (B)
Day 6
Farewell from Darwin (B)
Following your Kakadu tour, this is your last chance to spot enormous ‘salties’ lurking in river crossings you pass by. You won’t see them at Fogg Dam, but what you will witness is a cacophony of birds. This really is a twitchers paradise. A fitting (and slightly noisy) end to this epic wilderness journey.

Inclusions

Attractions Included

  • Litchfield National Park – Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Termite Mounds
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise in Kakadu
  • Darwin City Tour – Darwin Museum, East Point
  • Top Didj Indigenous Experience
  • Edith Falls
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site N
  • ourlangie Rock Art Site

Coach Features

  • 48 Seat coach
  • Restroom
  • Air conditioned

Experiences Included

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Kakadu  National Park
  • Local specialist guides
  • Centrally located premium 3.5-star hotels

Meals Included

  • 5 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell dinner

Fitness Requirements

  • Kakadu – Nadab Lookout – Medium Level of Fitness Required
    The climb to the top of Nadab Lookout at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park will not be suitable for all guests. To get to the lookout guests are required to scale up uneven rocky paths and steps to get to the lookout. There is an alternate route on a fairly flat gravel path for those unable climb to the top so they will not miss out on Rock Art.

Visited Locations

  • Darwin
    Darwin is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory Darwin and is a coastal city, situated along the western shoreline of the Northern Territory.
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  • Litchfield National Park
    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.
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  • Katherine
    Katherine is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is situated on the Katherine River, after which it is named, 320 kilometres southeast of Darwin.
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  • Kakadu National Park
    Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage listing renowned for both its cultural and natural values where you can find ancient landscapes with thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, wandering wetlands, exotic wildlife and ancient rock art.
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Attractions

  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
    Trawl along Katherine River through Nitmuluk National Park and take in the dramatic scenery as you move deeper into the stunning Katherine Gorge
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  • Yellow Water Billabong
    A cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong should give you the opportunity to see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers.
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Available Dates

Dates Price per person
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04 Jul 2024 - 09 Jul 2024 $3,360$4,290
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18 Jul 2024 - 23 Jul 2024 $3,360$4,290
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01 Aug 2024 - 06 Aug 2024 $3,360$4,290
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15 Aug 2024 - 20 Aug 2024 $3,024$3,861
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05 Sep 2024 - 10 Sep 2024 $3,024$3,861
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22 May 2025 - 27 May 2025 $3,360$4,290
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05 Jun 2025 - 10 Jun 2025 $3,173$4,050
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19 Jun 2025 - 24 Jun 2025 $3,525$4,500
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03 Jul 2025 - 08 Jul 2025 $3,173$4,050
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17 Jul 2025 - 22 Jul 2025 $3,525$4,500
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31 Jul 2025 - 05 Aug 2025 $3,173$4,050
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14 Aug 2025 - 19 Aug 2025 $3,525$4,500
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04 Sep 2025 - 09 Sep 2025 $3,173$4,050
Top End Highlights
Days
6
Price from
AUD $3,024