Kakadu Outback Adventure

Darwin • Kakadu National Park • Litchfield National Park

About This Journey

7 Days Starting from $1370 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

Take on the tropical top-end of Australia in Darwin. Once you’ve acclimatised to the warmer weather, head to Kakadu National Park. It promises to exceed all expectations: magical wetlands, beautiful escarpments, ancient Aboriginal rock art, tropical waterfalls, sheltered waterholes and abundant wildlife.

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  • 6 nights 4 Star accommodation
  • 6 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet and Greet
  • Kakadu National Park Pass
  • Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
Not Included: International flights, Meals & drinks (unless stated), Petrol/gas, Personal travel insurance, Suggested activities,
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet and Greet
Welcome to Darwin

You will be met at Darwin Airport by a personal meet and greet service who will provide you with your travel pack. Then make your way to the car rental desk at the airport to collect your car.

Get up close and personal with Australia’s saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Explore Darwin’s vibrant waterfront Esplanade by foot or hire a bicycle. Discover Darwin’s World War ll history at Darwin Military Museum. Cool off in Lake Alexander at East Point Reserve, keeping a lookout for wallabies. Hand feed wild fish amongst the tranquil waters at Aquascene. View Australian Aviation Heritage Centres impressive displays on aviation pioneers and Northern Territory’s aviation history. Join the big cultural melting pot at Parap Village and Nightcliff Markets. Watch an ocean sunset aboard a harbour cruise or dine along the historical Stoke Hills Wharf.

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    Accommodation    Vibe Hotel
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    Darwin – Vibe Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi. 30mins free WiFi per day available from lobby

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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      Personal Meet and Greet
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      Vehicle Hire    Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar
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      Intermediate Automatic Toyota Corolla or similar

      • Insurance:
        Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
      • Transmission:
        Automatic
      • Size Guide:
        5 adults, 3 suitcases
      • Upgrade Options:
        Standard Size - Hyundai Elantra or similar
      • Doors:
        5
      • GPS:
        Included
      • Additional Driver:
        Included
      • Unlimited Mileage:
        Included
Day 2
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Free Time Darwin

Explore Darwin

Get up close and personal with Australia’s saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Explore Darwin’s vibrant waterfront Esplanade by foot or hire a bicycle. Discover Darwin’s World War ll history at Darwin Military Museum. Cool off in Lake Alexander at East Point Reserve, keeping a lookout for wallabies. Hand feed wild fish amongst the tranquil waters at Aquascene. View Australian Aviation Heritage Centres impressive displays on aviation pioneers and Northern Territory’s aviation history. Join the big cultural melting pot at Parap Village and Nightcliff Markets. Watch an ocean sunset aboard a harbour cruise or dine along the historical Stoke Hills Wharf.

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Vibe Hotel
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    Darwin – Vibe Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi. 30mins free WiFi per day available from lobby

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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Drive Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park Pass
Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Boardwalks lead you through the wonderful natural beauty of Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, best explored late March to October. View the wetlands and its birdlife, reptiles and native wildlife from lookouts and viewing platforms. Perched on Beatrice Hill overlooking the Adelaide River floodplains, Window on the Wetlands uncovers the areas Aboriginal and European history. Join a Jumping Crocodile Cruise and watch prehistoric crocodiles put on a show. Walk to the ancient Ubirr Aboriginal art rock gallery and a nearby rocky outlook for breathtaking views over the surrounding floodplains.

Darwin to Jabiru
253 kilometres : 2 3/4 hours

Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise

Witness the natural beauty of Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s largest wetland, a mix of river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. See crocodiles in their natural habitat and buffalo on the floodplains, plus a large variety of birdlife. Aboard the 2 hour cruise experienced guides provide fascinating insights into how Aboriginal people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life.

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    Accommodation    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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    Kakadu – Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free on site parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI. 30 minutes free WIFI each day in hotel foyer

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Town Centre, Jabiru ; Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm


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      Kakadu National Park Pass
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        Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise

Suggested Activites:

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    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
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    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

    View the pristine wilderness of the East Alligator River on a very intimate 90 minute cruise. An Aboriginal guide provides an insight into their culture, local mythology and the river’s abundant food chain. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river to view traditional hunting and gathering implements.

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Free Time Kakadu National Park

Explore Kakadu National Park

Follow the incredible Nourlangie circular walk, taking you past ancient Aboriginal shelter sites and rock art galleries showing paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art and early contact with European people. Hike up Gunwarddehwardde Lookout for stunning views of Nourlangie Rock and Kakadu’s escarpment. Close by is beautiful Anbangbang Billabong, a refuge for waterbirds, wallabies, crocodiles and other wildlife. View impressive displays on traditional hunting techniques, Aboriginal tribal elder stories and effects of white settlement in the Northern Territory at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Browse through a gallery of arts and crafts produced by local regional artists.

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    Accommodation    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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    Kakadu – Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free on site parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI. 30 minutes free WIFI each day in hotel foyer

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Town Centre, Jabiru ; Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm


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    Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage 4WD Day Tour
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    Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage 4WD Day Tour

    Travel in a comfortable 4WD vehicle with your local Aboriginal guide to experience the Mikkinj Valley’s famous sandstone escarpment outcrops, Aboriginal rock art sites, forests, floodplains, billabongs and birdlife. Meet and watch Aboriginal artists in action at Injalak Arts & Crafts Centre in Oenpelli.

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    Footprints of the Past Day Tour
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    Footprints of the Past Day Tour

    Explore less accessible and amazingly scenic parts of Kakadu National Park on a 4WD tour between June and October. Travel through time, exploring the historical wonders of Kakadu; a truly memorable experience. Uncover the Indigenous, European, mining and pastoral history of the region, finishing with a spectacular finale; drinks and canapes at an exclusive private billabong.

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Drive Kakadu National Park to Batchelor

Kakadu National Park to Batchelor

Step back in time at Pine Creek Railway Precinct, National Trust Museum and Miners Park, highlighting the areas 19th century mining and gold rush boom. Drive up to Enterprise Pit Mine Lookout for views over Enterprise Pit. Adelaide River is an important part of Australia’s World War II history with Australian and American military headquarters set up here. View a range of Aboriginal artworks from the Top End and Central Australia at Batchelor’s Coomalie Cultural Centre. Batchelor is your gateway to Litchfield National Park and was an important World War II Allied airforce base.

Jabiru to Batchelor
354 kilometres : 4 hours

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    Accommodation    Rum Jungle Bungalows
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    Batchelor – Rum Jungle Bungalows

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Breakfast service included

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Batchelor General Store, 22 Tarkarri Road, Batchelor; Open Mon-Sun 6am-6pm


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Explore Litchfield National Park - Drive to Darwin

Litchfield National Park to Darwin

Inside Litchfield National Park check out the two metre high magnetic termite mounds, you will think you are in outer space. Cool off at Buley Rockhole’s cascading waterfalls and pools amongst a bush setting. The spectacular double waterfall at Florence Falls is surrounded by beautiful monsoon forest. Wallaroos and rock wallabies may drop by to say hello. Wangi Falls is one of the park’s best swimming and picnic spots or enjoy the cafe. The Wangi Falls Walk leads to the top of the falls and offers some great photo opportunities. On the way back to Darwin see native wildlife up close in their natural habitats or interact with them at the Territory Wildlife Park.

Batchelor to Litchfield National Park         Litchfield National Park to Darwin
18 kilometres : 1/2 hour                               116 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

Inclusions:

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    Accommodation    Vibe Hotel
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    Darwin – Vibe Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi. 30mins free WiFi per day available from lobby

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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Farewell Australia

Depart Darwin

Farewell Darwin and return your rental car to the Darwin Airport depot and continue your onward journey.

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