4N Darwin & Beyond

  • 5 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

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About This Trip

For those seeking to spend more time exploring Darwin, this package combines visits to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks as well as a city tour covering Darwin’s extensive parks, gardens, museums and galleries.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

SIC transfer to Darwin Hotel

Day 2

Half day tour - Darwin City Sights

  • Darwin Aviation Museum

This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and original footage from Japanese archives. There are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter.

  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northen Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. You’ll get to see the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia as well as an eclectic range of visiting exhibitions.

  • Darwin Botanic Gardens

The George Brown Botanic Gardens have survived numerous cyclones and the direct effects of World War II. Because the site extends inland from the sea to a plateau, it provides a range of planting environments and is one of a few botanic gardens in the world which has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds. Not only will you have the chance to see some unique and exotic plants but even some local wildlife.

Half Day Tour

  • Approximately 5 hours
  • Departs Daily (May-Oct) and Wed, Fri & Sun (Apr, Nov-Mar) 12.45pm from Darwin (or earlier from your hotel
  • Returns Darwin, 6.00pm approximately

Day 3

Full Day Litchfield National Park Waterpark with lunch

  • En Route

Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park down ‘the Track’ (Stuart Highway), you’ll be entertained by your Driver Guide with tales both tall and true of the history of Australia’s longest highway.

  • Batchelor

The gorgeous town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Up until WWII, Batchelor was a sleepy little hollow. Then it became an allied air force base and the population grew quickly. When uranium was discovered near Batchelor in 1949, the town once again grew until the mine was closed in 1963. Today, Batchelor’s townsfolk love to host visitors to Litchfield National Park and it’s here that you can enjoy morning tea (own expense) at one of their local cafés.

  • Litchfield National Park

Established in 1986, Litchfield National Park is a truly stunning destination. Here you can take in the splendour of thundering falls, rainforest pockets and sacred historic sites. The traditional custodians of Litchfield National Park are the Wagait people, many of whom still call the area home.

  • Termite Mounds

The termite mounds found at Litchfield National Park are the incredible architectural works of local termites. Complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys and nursery chambers, the mounds will leave you mystified. Listen and learn as your Driver Guide explains the difference between Cathedral and Magnetic mounds.

  • Florence Falls

View the spectacular double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down the stairs to take a dip in the gorgeous plunge pool, if you need to cool down a little. Head back up through forest and open woodland. There’s also time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest.

  • Tolmer Falls

One of the three major waterfalls along the western face of the Tabletop Range, Tolmer Falls is a truly spectacular sight. You’ll marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of the falls, which is home to several colonies of rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats.

  • Lunch at Litchfield Cafe

Time for a well-earned break. As part of your tour enjoy lunch at Litchfield Café. Relax, enjoy the company of your fellow travellers and recount the morning’s adventure. Included Meals: Lunch Wangi Falls Ready for another swim? Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is a perfect spot to take another dip.

Full Day Tour

  • Approximately 11 hours
  • Departs Daily 7.15am from Darwin (or earlier from your hotel)
  • Returns Darwin, 6.00pm approximately

Day 4

Full Day Kakadu National Park Explorer with buffet lunch

  • En Route

Today you’re up early to get started on a day that you’ll long remember. Travelling on one of the longest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway, you’ll see some of the most amazing terrain this country has to offer. When we turn onto the Arnhem Highway, the Marrakai Plains will provide a beautiful backdrop for your onward journey.

  • Kakadu National Park

Covering an area of more than 19,800 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu is the largest National Park in Australia. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, open woodland and forest habitats make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience. Be amazed at the population of wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air – Kakadu is home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Marvel at the concentration of rock art sites that illustrates Aboriginal culture found at Kakadu, some dating back 50,000 years.

  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Join your local guide for a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. The picturesque yellow water is home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife.

  • Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu National Park and after lunch in Cooinda we visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to introduce you to their way of life, a ‘must see’ for all visitors to the region. See artefacts and videos that illustrate stories the traditional owners wish to share with visitors, ranging from personal histories to bush tucker.

  • Nourlangie

Be mesmerised as you wander the Nourlangie rock art site. It provided shelter to indigenous people for many thousands of years – and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates their deep spiritual culture. The 1.5km walk around the base of the rock, led by your Driver Guide, gives you the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art.

Full Day Tour

  • Approximately 13 hours
  • Departs Daily (Apr-Nov) Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun (Dec-Mar) 6:30am from Darwin (or earlier from selected hotels)
  • Returns Darwin, 7.30pm approximately

Day 5

SIC transfer to Darwin Hotel

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation at choice of hotel with daily breakfast
  • Admission and/or sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All transfers as per itinerary
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