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7 Day Top End Exploration Tour

Darwin

Explore the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park

Katherine Gorge & Yellow Water Billabong cruise included

Discover diverse wildlife & ancient Aborginal culture

Daily departures available in 2021 & 2022

Book now with only 50% deposit

From $1,599 Typically $1,899 pp twin share

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Description


Discover the incredible wildlife & landscape of the Northern Territory on this spectacular 7-day tour which takes you through some of the most stunning and must-see sites in the Top End of Australia! Begin your adventure in Darwin and take some time to immerse yourself into the local culture with perhaps a walk through the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market before heading back to your hotel and relaxing for the exciting tour ahead. Enjoy a day of exploring with the Hop on Hop off bus tour that includes stops at Crocosaurus Cove, Cullen Bay Jetty, Museum & Art Gallery of the NT, Parap Markets & the Military Museum, just to name a few! Continue your experience with full day tours including the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park where you can swim under the Wangi Falls as well as a Katherine Gorge 2 hour cruise as well as veiwing ancient Aboriginal Rock art. 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7

Day 1

Arrive Darwin 

On arrival into Darwin, make your own way to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: None

Day 2

Darwin 

Enjoy your day on the Hop on - Hop off bus tour. 

Rich in cultural heritage, known for its balmy weather, and boasting an eclectic dining scene, the laid-back city of Darwin is a visitor's delight. Explore the sights from atop a double-decker bus and set your own pace around the Northern Territory's biggest town. This hop-on hop-off adventure hits all the top attractions, giving you plenty of time to explore sites like the Darwin Military Museum or get up close and personal with crocodiles in the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove. Zip around the city, hopping on and off at your leisure to immerse yourself in Darwin's mix of frontier heritage and modern bustle. At the Aquascene Fish Feeding at Doctors Gully, watch the tide bring in an array of gentle fish species and wade into the water to feed them bread. Wander around the SKYCITY Casino, shop for arts and crafts at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, and check out the pools, waterfalls, and tropical scenery of the Botanic Gardens. Visit The Defence of Darwin Experience to discover Darwin's role during World War II, and check out the city's shopping, dining, and entertainment scene at the Parap Markets, Waterfront Precinct, and Fort Hill Wharf. Your pass lets you hop back on the bus as many times as you'd like, so be sure to keep it handy as you tour.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast

Day 3

Katherine Gorge Cruise & Day Tour

Discover Katherine Gorge on this full-day tour including a 2-hour cruise to spot aboriginal rock art and wildlife, lunch and a visit to beautiful Edith Falls. Start your day with an early-morning pick-up from your hotel and head to the wonderful Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Along the way, stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery – a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls, where you have time for a refreshing swim in the waterhole, fringed with paper-bark and pandanas beneath the falls. After a picnic lunch, enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Enjoy the amazing scenery around you and spot bird life unique to this area. On your return journey, take a brief tour of the town of Katherine, the hub of the region's cattle and farming industries. Travel via Pine Creek, a historic gold-mining town, and have a quick stop at Adelaide River before returning to Darwin.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 4

Kakadu National Park Day Tour 

Discover Kakadu on a full-day trip, including wildlife on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, lunch and visit to Nourlangie to see ancient Aboriginal rock art. Start your day with an early-morning hotel pick-up and travel on one of the longest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway. Arrive at the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and marvel at this landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. The park is surrounded by mangrove-fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills and open woodland. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and learn about the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Next cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, and view the colourful range of bird life—for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at the Nourlangie Rock for a guided walk and view the ancient Aboriginal rock art before returning to Darwin.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 5

Darwin 

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the sights of Darwin at leisure.  Perhaps you might like us to book your on a Darwin Harbour leisure cruise at an additional cost.  Please let your travel consultant know.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast 

Day 6

Litchfield National Park Day Tour 

Discover beautiful Litchfield, visiting Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls with an included lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to swim beneath the falls too! Leave Darwin behind you and explore the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park. Be captivated by the spectacular cascades of Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls. Swim in idyllic waterholes surrounded by the monsoon rainforests and soak up the natural beauty with picture-perfect views. Start your day early with hotel pick-up and travel to the stunning Litchfield National Park. Stop at the termite mounds along the way, the incredible architectural work of local termites. Continue to Florence Falls and view the magnificent double waterfalls from a high vantage point. Then take time to walk down the stairs and swim in the refreshing plunge pools. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch before travelling to Wangi Falls for great views of the water cascading down to a deep waterhole at the base of the falls. For your last stop, visit Wangi Falls. Make time to relax or take another dip in this large pool of crystal-clear water. After a day of taking in great views of spectacular nature, it's time to head back to Darwin.

Accommodation: Argus Hotel - Standard Superior Room 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7

Depart Darwin 

Your tour concludes today as you check out of your hotel and make your own way to the airport for your flight home. 

Meals included: Continental Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  •  6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Continental Breakfast daily + 3 lunches 
  • 1 day Darwin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise Day Tour
  • Kakadu National Park Day Tour
  • Litchfield National Park Tour

 

Accommodation

Darwin - Argus Hotel in a Standard Superior Room 

 

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Booking Conditions

50% deposit option available for all bookings with departures outside of 100 days. If you are departing within the next 100 days, full payment will be due upon checkout.

Exclusions

  • Domestic transfers / flights
  • Meals/beverages not stated under ‘Deal Inclusions’
  • Optional gratuities/tipping
  • Optional activities/tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

Please contact us for a custom quote if you are interested in travelling solo.

 

Add On's and Upgrades

Extra night at the Argus Hotel in a Standard Superior Room: from $160 per room per night on a twin share basis (includes bed and breakfast) *high season surcharge may apply 

To add these to your booking, please send an inquiry to info@traveldream.com.au or call on 1300 893 404

Departure Dates


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