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Darwin, Top End and Tiwi Islands

8 days - escorted tour

Darwin - Kakadu - Katherine - Darwin
Inclusions: 3 and 4 star hotel and motel accommodation; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners; Taxi voucher for return travel between airport and hotel; Escorted by a professional guide; Transportation by air-conditioned luxury coach; Sightseeing: Bombing of Darwin guided tour, Darwin Military Museum, Jumping Croc Cruise, Y6 Yellow Waters Cruise, Katherine Outback Experience, Nitmiluk Tours dawn tour, Tiwi islands day tour; entry to Royal Flying Doctor Service, Crocosaurus Cove entry, Aqusacene Fish Feeding entry.

$$ EARLYBIRD OFFER 2021 $$
Save AUD600 per couple. Pay in full by 15 April 2021.

DEPARTURES 2021

Jun 21

Prices displayed below include any applicable discounts.

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Tour Itinerary (please click here)

DAY 1 Darwin
After your flight, find yourself arriving in Darwin during the best time of the year - warm days and low humidity.
Using your taxi voucher, head to your accommodation and have the rest of the day to settle in. Darwin is known for its diverse multicultural cuisine and tonight you are free to explore the many restaurants and bars just outside the hotel.
Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin (4 star) or similar

DAY 2 Darwin
Darwin was bombed by more than 50 air raids during WW2 and 230 people were killed. This morning discover the role Darwin played during WW2 and visit some of the buildings that remain from that time. Afterwards you’ll have time to soak up the balmy weather and purchase lunch before visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Bombing of Darwin tourist facility at Stokes Hill Wharf. See, experience and learn through the wonders of immersive technology before returning to your hotel to refresh. This evening on a sunset harbour cruise enjoy a view only gained from the waters of the harbour. Sit back and relax with a wonderful dinner while the Top End sky puts on a brilliant display of burning yellows, deep oranges and wild pinks. BD
Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin (4 star) or similar

DAY 3 Darwin
This morning enjoy breakfast at Crocosaurus Cover wher eyou will meet the Northern Territory's most famous locals, as well as many other Australian reptiles. Afterwards, make your way to Aquascene for the chance to feed the fish as they come close to shore at the turn of the tide. Following some free time to purchase lunch, drive through Fannie Bay to East Point where you will visit the Darwin Military Museum, where you can find a powerful, immersive and interactive experience. Afterwards return to your hotel to relax before dinner. BD
Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin (4 star) or similar

DAY 4 Darwin - Kakadu
Today you will experience the magic of Kakadu National Park, the Top End’s most important asset. Indigenous Australians have inhabited the land for more than 50,000 years, leaving behind incredible galleries of rock art and more than 5,000 historical and cultural sites, though only a few are open to visitors. Add Kakadu’s magnificent scenery, unique flora and fauna, and you have one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Your first stop en-route to Kakadu is the banks of the Adelaide River for a thrilling experience aboard the Jumping Croc Cruise. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, learn about these magnificent creatures while watching them propel themselves high out of the water to snatch their food. Back on dry land, journey into the national park and discover Ubirr Rock, the site of one of the best rock art galleries in the park. Next, continue to Cooinda where you will board the enchanting Yellow Water Sunset Cruise. Peacefully glide along the tranquil waters of the billabong, keeping an eye out for the native wildlife - and hopefully a crocodile, or two. What a spectacular way to end the day before settling in to the hotel nearby. BLD
Stay at Gagudju Cooinda Lodge (3 star) or similar

DAY 5 Kakadu - Katherine
The Indigenous traditional land owners of Kakadu National Park have wanted to tell the story of their culture for a long time. Unearth more to their story at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre as you take in the displays and exhibitions, gaining an understanding of the Bininj and their country. Leave this ancient land and as you depart for Katherine, where the Outback meets the tropics. The surrounding region is not only full of stunning gorges and ancient cultures it also provides a unique window into life on the land. This afternoon you are in for a real treat as Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain, delights and entertains you with his Katherine Outback Experience. Celebrate life in the outback through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live music, humorous bush tales and dinner. BLD
Stay at Knotts Crossing Resort (3 star) or similar

DAY 6 Katherine - Litchfiled NP - Darwin
Of course, a visit to Katherine would not be complete without a cruise through Katherine Gorge. Sitting back and relaxing, soak up the tranquillity as your local expert transports us into a spiritual world of Jawoyn people. Discovering their music, stories and ways of life behold the magnificent backdrop of cliff faces changing colour with the rising morning sun. Before dinner this evening in Darwin explore Litchfield National Park, a jewel of the Northern Territory’s crown with its untouched rainforests, magnificent waterfalls and stunning scenery. BLD
Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin (4 star) or similar

DAY 7 Darwin / Tiwi islands
Today your day is dedicated to the Tiwi Islands. The islands are thriving with Indigenous culture, vibrant art and locals passionate about Australian Rules football. The ferry ride takes about 2 hours, so sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you arrive on Bathurst Island. Here we meet our local Indigenous guide for a journey through the progressive Wurrumiyanga community. Wander the interesting displays and traditional art of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories at the Tiwi Museum before a visit to the Mission Precinct and unique Catholic Church.
Spend time with some Tiwi women as they perform a smoking ceremony to bless the group. You will get the chance to sample local billy tea and damper and learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony), before departing on the ferry back to Darwin. The day is not over though, as this evening you will experience Darwin’s lively atmosphere at the multicultural melting pot of the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Be tempted by the delicious smells of food stalls and find the perfect gift among the art and craft stalls, be entertained by the fire twirlers, musicians and street performers. Watch the sun’s everchanging colours as it sets across the water before returning to your hotel.BL
Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin (4 star) or similar

DAY 8 Darwin
Days spent exploring ancient lands and inspiring cultures, meeting welcoming locals and massive crocodiles, makes this a holiday to remember. After breakfast, use the taxi voucher in your Holiday Pack for the transfer to Darwin Airport for the flight home. Bon voyage! B

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