Showcasing the highlights of the Top End over 6 days at a comfortable pace so you can sit back and enjoy all of the sights and sounds.
The Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront provides the perfect base for an unforgettable adventure. Positioned amongst waterside restaurants and the family friendly wave pool with a lagoon on Darwin’s seafront promenade. It is only a stone’s throw away from the Darwin Convention Centre and within walking distance of Darwin’s CBD
You will visit the Litchfield National Park Tour, where you will have the opportunity to journey through some of Australia’s most diverse landscapes, sandstone pillars, panoramic floodplain views, picturesque waterfalls, and the bustling plant and animal life. There are several bushland walking tracks with the best lookout views the Litchfield National Park has to offer.
On this tour you will:
The next 2 days will be filled with awe inspiring experiences including – Visit to Kakadu National Park. Take a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise. Marvel at Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and take a Cultural Cruise with an Aboriginal Guide.
The next day you will see Katherine Gorge in all of her beauty.
Katherine Gorge is located within amazing Nitmiluk National Park, which spans more than 292,000 hectares. With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmiluk is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. The name Nitmiluk, meaning ‘Cicada Place’, came from the Jawoyn people who are the traditional custodians of the Park.
Arrive at The Adina Waterfront hotel and settle in for the afternoon or go for a stroll along the waterfront or into town.
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront is perfectly positioned amongst waterside restaurants and the family friendly wave pool and lagoon on Darwin’s seafront promenade. It is only a stone’s throw away from the Darwin Convention Centre and within walking distance of the CBD.
This morning you will be heading off to Litchfield National Park.
Just over an hours drive from the city, we’ll leave Darwin and make our way towards the world class Litchfield National Park surrounded by thick pockets of tropical rainforest it offers cool respite from the top end heat.
Stopping along the way you’ll have an opportunity to jump on the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) on the Adelaide River, alternatively we visit the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. The traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve’s management), one of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the top end, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons and of course the iconic Saltwater Crocodile.
We’ll visit some incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds and then have an opportunity to cool off in one of Litchfield’s beautiful natural plunge pools like Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit a thundering waterfall like Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment.
Fully relaxed and rejuvenated after a day in the stunning tropical national park we make our way back to Darwin.
Today you will embark on the East Alligator Overnight Tour.
You will depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park, a 20,000 square kilometre suite of landscapes varying from red-hued escarpments that shelter historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years to floodplains teeming with wildlife.
Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, then join your local guide on an award-winning cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, a diverse array of smaller wildlife, and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.
This morning you will join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.
You will check back into the Adina Waterfront Apartments and enjoy your evening in Darwin.
It’s time to head off to Katherine Gorge. Katherine Gorge is located within amazing Nitmiluk National Park, which spans more than 292,000 hectares. With rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmiluk is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. The name Nitmiluk, meaning ‘Cicada Place’, came from the Jawoyn people who are the traditional custodians of the Park.
Overnight at the Adina Waterfront Apartments.
Bid farewell to the Top End and goodbye for the time being.
The Adina Apartment Darwin Waterfront features stylish and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments or studio rooms, fully-equipped with all the comforts of home. Cook up fresh produce from the local markets in your kitchen, freshen up your clothes in your in-room laundry and spread out in your separate living area.
You will be accommodated in a:
Premier Studio Room
Other room categories are available for an upgraded rate.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic retreat located in Kakadu National Park. Situated in the township of Jabiru, this hotel is the perfect base to start exploring Kakadu’s most significant natural attractions such as Ubirr, Jim JIm and Twin Falls, Gunlom Falls, Cahills Crossing & Mamukala Wetlands. Cool off in the large outdoor pool, the perfect oasis for relaxing in between discovery tours around Kakadu before feasting on Kakadu bush tucker & gourmet dining at the Escarpment restaurant and bar.
Visitors looking for hotels in Kakadu should look no further than Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Situated in the township of Jabiru, the hotel offers the ideal base for exploring Kakadu National Park, including Ubirr, Cahills Crossing and Magella Creek. This superb Kakadu hotel is just minutes from Bowali Visitors Centre, a must-see for all visitors to the area. Guests can find out more about Kakadu, its history, the best places to visit and any need-to-know information regarding travel in the area.
As the largest National Park in Australia, Kakadu is home to countless wonders just waiting to be discovered. Guests staying at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel can explore the region’s beautiful waterfalls and wetlands, its wildlife and indigenous culture.
You will be accommodated in a Standard Room with 1 Queen sized bed.
All prices are person twin share unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice depending on exchange rate. For room upgrades, additional nights or guest pricing please contact us.
1 Nov 23 – 31 Mar 24, surcharge applies for travel 01 May – 31 Oct 23
Litchfield National Park
Any meals not indicated, travel insurance recommended and personal expenses.
Where the customer cancels due to travel restrictions other than vaccination or testing requirements, the operator shall have the discretion to
(a) offer a refund or credit voucher (to be used at a later time); or
(b) to forfeit any and all monies paid by the customer.
For the purposes of (a), the operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when notice of cancellation is given by the customer.
Where to meet:
7:25am – Mindil Beach Casino Resort – Casino Dr The Gardens Darwin
7:30am – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City (main meeting point)
7:32am – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
7:32am – Mantra Pandanas Darwin – 43 Knuckey St Darwin City
7:35am – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
7:37am – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
7:38am – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
7:39am – Novotel Darwin CBD – 100 Esplanade Darwin City
7:40am – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
7:45am – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
8:05am – Discovery Parks – 11 Farrell Crescent entrance Winnellie
8:10am – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
8:45am – Croc Cruise 2915 Arnhem Highway – Window of Wetlands Wak Wak (self-driving option)
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking.
Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to your Travel Agent.
If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin/Double to Single, or Triple to Twin/Double), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party.
If a guest fails to join the holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the holiday later at their own expense).
Cancellation fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the holiday, itinerary extensions or cruise reserved through tour operator.
Cancellation fees and charges will include any amounts that we have paid or have contractually committed to pay to third parties to deliver your travel arrangements which we cannot reasonably recover (for example payments made or due to airlines and hotels). Any payments we have made to third parties will only be refunded to you once we have deducted the above cancellation fees and charges and once we have actually recovered the amounts from the third partie
Early Return, Absence or Illness
Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing cruises or optional extensions. You are urged to purchase travel insurance which covers such circumstances