Escape to the picturesque National Parks of the Top End. Marvel at ancient rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, search for crocs on the Yellow Water Billabong and Guluyambi Cultural cruise and view the cascades of Florence, Wangi and Tolmer Falls.
Kakadu National Park, Aboriginal rock art, Yellow Water Billabong, Ubirr, East Alligator River, saltwater crocodiles, Arnhem Land, Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, Wangi Falls.
Accommodation, lunch on each day, experienced, Driver Guide, commentary throughout.
Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park
Depart Darwin and travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong to see prolific wildlife, then stop at the Warradjan Cultural Centre.
Note: Sun/Wed departures departures operate in reverse.
Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (Budget), Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room(Standard) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.
Day 2: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – Darwin
This morning stop at Ubirr with a short walk to view Aboriginal rock art.
Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You’ll have an Aboriginal guide with you and with the special permission of the local people, you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land.
Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
Hotel: Value Inn (Budget), Travelodge Mirambeena Resort (Standard)or Mantra on the Esplanade (Superior), Darwin.
Day 3: Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Farewell Darwin
Follow the Stuart Highway via Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. You have the opportunity for scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walks. View Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below with an opportunity to swim. Visit Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole below. Venture to Wangi Falls for another opportunity for a swim in the large crystal-clear pool and an optional steady climb through the rainforest to the top of the falls. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch. A great day also for taking many interesting photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. Return to Darwin, arriving early evening, where your short break concludes.