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Kakadu Dreaming

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The one that brings you the best of the Northern Territory, from Darwin to Kakadu National Park

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  • Duration

    5 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Coach

  • Group Size

    Maximum 25 people

  • Average Group Age

    18-35

  • Team

    Trip Manager and Driver

Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Katherine, Litchfield National Park

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About this trip

There's nowhere in Australia quite like the Northern Territory. Crocs, hot springs, sparse beauty, spectacular waterfalls, Aboriginal culture, - this part of the world has a little something for everyone. On this sun-soaked adventure you'll hike, cruise, and widen your eyes in wonder every single step of the way.

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Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    Darwin

  2. 2 2 nights

    Kakadu National Park

  3. 1 1 night

    Katherine

  4. via via

    Litchfield National Park

  5. Darwin

DAY 1 - Arrive Darwin

Darwin

Welcome to Darwin, after meeting and greeting today we'll waste no time getting into it as we head out for an optional visit to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Learn about the history & the activities of the RFDS's pilots, engineers, doctors & nurses, & the experiences of the patients that were carried & cared for each day. See, experience & learn through the wonder of technology as this facility brings history to life. Then we'll regroup at Cullen Bay to watch the spellbinding sunset, before a free evening to check out the city's cosmopolitan nightlife.

 

Stay

The Cavenagh Hotel

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Watch the sunset at Cullen Bay

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Visit the inspirational Royal Flying Doctors in Darwin

    A$25.00

DAY 2 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Darwin

After included breakfast at the hotel this morning, we'll take a city tour on the coach, and visit Parap Markets, a ritual for locals. With the aromas of rich roasted coffee and fragrant Asian cuisine filling the air, we'll check out some of the arts and crafts, before heading to Kakadu National Park. (Please note: Parap Markets not included from April 2022)

Kakadu National Park

It's time to get to grips with the breathtaking landscapes of Kakadu National Park. We'll kick things off by meeting some local Aboriginal people at their business, Pudakul. We'll be taken on an immersive cultural tour where we'll have the chance to learn and understand the local customs and traditions of the Aboriginal people of the region. It's an experience not to be missed. Fully immersed in these timeless lands we'll take a hike up to Ubirr lookout, to catch a stunning sunset over the Nadab floodplain before enjoying a free evening to chill out in Anbinik.

Stay

Anbinik Kakadu Resort

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Darwin City Tour

  • Parap Markets (Until March 2022)

  • Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Experience

  • Take a hike up to the jaw dropping Ubirr Lookout (seasonal)

DAY 3 - Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

Cameras at the ready! We have all day today to explore the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding National Park. You'll have the option to see the unique terrain of the Northern Territory from the sky, gliding over the strikingly different landscapes on a scenic flight. We'll also get to enjoy an included Sunset Yellow Waters cruise this evening, while learning why this region is so important to the local Aboriginal people.

Stay

Anbinik Kakadu Resort

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Gain fascinating insights into Aboriginal culture at the Warradjan Cultural Centre

  • Hike to see thousands-of-years-old ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock

  • Spot crocodiles in their natural habitat on a Yellow Waters Cruise at Kakadu

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • See local flora and fauna on a scenic flight in Kakadu National Park

    A$145.00

DAY 4 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine Gorge

Kakadu National Park

More natural beauty in store today, as we head to the otherworldly Katherine Gorge.

Katherine

Welcome to the spectacular sandstone landscapes of Katherine Gorge. We'll have the opportunity to take a cruise and explore the world famous National Park, spotting waterfalls, ancient aboriginal rock art and of course the incredible gorge itself. After visiting Edith Falls, we'll settle in our accommodation and compare photos.

Stay

Ibis Styles Katherine

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • See Southern Rock Hole, Mataranka Hot Springs & Edith Falls Top Pools (depends on conditions)​

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Katherine Gorge Cruise

DAY 5 - Katherine Gorge to Darwin via Litchfield National Park

Katherine

Our trip comes to an end today, but not before some incredible last hurrahs...

Litchfield National Park

We'll make the most of our last day by heading to Litchfield National Park where we'll check out the enormous termite mounds and famous Florence Falls, two waterfalls pouring over a wide plateau into into deep, picture-perfect water holes. Grab your swimmers to take a heavenly dip in the crystal clear waters.

Darwin

Our trip comes to an end in Darwin, where our adventures began. We'll never forget the singular beauty of the Northern Territories. 

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery

  • Take a dip surrounded by the cascading Florence Falls, Kakadu (seasonal)

  • See the termite mounds

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Glide across Darwin Harbour on a sunset cruise

    $60.00

Where You'll Stay

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    Anbinik Kakadu Resort

    Kakadu National Park, Australia

    Set within the tropical forestlands of Kakadu, the resort features a swimming pool, BBQ areas and award-winning architecturally designed accommodation. It’s the perfect location to hike, cruise or hunt for waterfalls in Australia’s largest national park

    2 nights

  • 4 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    2 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Cabin

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