Kakadu National Park Discovery

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Kakadu National Park Discovery

Kakadu National Park Discovery

7 Day Small Group Tour
Darwin to Darwin
21-27 May 2022

Overview

Kakadu is a living cultural landscape. It has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 65,000 years. Ours is the oldest living culture on earth. We are the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. That’s nearly half the size of Switzerland! The park is dual World Heritage-listed for its outstanding natural and cultural values. Come and join us on this 7 days Safari to discover the wonder of this spectacular National Park.

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Itinerary

Day 1: 21 May 2022 – Darwin
Arrive Darwin and transfer to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel for overnight accommodation
Optional – Sunset Cruise on Darwin Harbour ($120 per person)

Overnight: Double Tree By Hilton – BB

Day 2: 22 May 2022 – Kakadu National Park (B)
This morning we depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. First stop Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. These wetlands have international significance because of their beauty and natural ecosystems. A great variety of fauna can be found here throughout the year as well as a large variety of birdlife. Boardwalks take you through the different landscapes to observation platforms to view the large number of resident wading birds. From here we stop at the Famous Humpty Doo for lunch (own expense) – perhaps try our famous Trio Burger with Barra, Buffalo and Croc Burgers with fresh salad and chips. Next it onto the stunning Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to lookout from the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the flood plains and escarpment country. Enter into Kakadu, 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 before our arrival at Mercure Crocodile Hotel – our home for 3 nights.

Overnight: Mercure Crocodile Hotel – BB

Day 3: 23 May 2022 – Kakadu National Park (B)
We start our morning on a Yellow Waters Wetlands cruise. Yellow Waters billabong is located at the end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. This is the largest river system in Kakadu and contains extensive wetlands, including river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. About one third of Australia’s bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in these wetlands. There are also plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains. Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are the most abundant. Eagles can be seen hovering searching for prey, and at times you will see distinctive Jabirus and may even get to see Brolgas dancing. We then visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre before continuing onto the ancient Aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie. Here you’ll find some of the world’s oldest and most impressive rock art, and spectacular views of the Arnhem Land escarpment. Nourlangie is one reason why Kakadu is World Heritage-listed for outstanding cultural values. This famous site, with its stunning rock paintings, documents life in the region from 20,000 years ago to the first contact with European explorers. This 1.5 km walk invites you to take a visual journey through time to an outdoor cultural museum where paintings, shelters and artefacts present traditional ways of life from numerous epochs. Later this afternoon we transfer back to our hotel for overnight.

Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel – BB

Day 4: 24 May 2022 – Kakadu National Park (B)
There is so much to do in Kakadu today is free for optional touring including cruises, helicopter flights, Jim Jim Falls, Fishing trips or join us on our Full day excursion to Arnhemland.

Option: Full day Arnhemland Cultural Tour – ($290 per person -8 hours)
Journey across Cahill’s Crossing on the East Alligator River into Arnhem Land. Visit the entrance to Mikkinj Valley with its stunning scenery of billabongs, wildlife & towering escarpment. Enjoy either morning tea or lunch beside the Inkiyu Billabong. Travelling in comfortable 4WD buses, you will experience the region’s world-famous landscapes consisting of sandstone escarpment outcrops, rock art sites, forests, floodplains and billabongs alive with abundant birdlife. Arnhem Land permits, refreshments and lunch are included.

Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel – BB

Day 5: 25 May 2022 – Kakadu National Park (B)
After a leisurely morning we leave the park and slowly make our way back to Darwin. First stop the Corrobboree Park Tavern for some lunch (own expenses) then onto the famous jumping Crocodile Cruise. Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises is the only aboriginal owned cruise on the Adelaide River. This means you are not just getting a croc cruise, you are introduced to the floodplains ecosystem, it’s history, wildlife and a peek in to over 40,000 years of human interaction with this stunning environment. Suitable for all levels of fitness or mobility. After all, everyone should be able to witness the power of the mighty Australian Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocodile. Arrive into Darwin in the later Afternoon for two nights at the Double Tree by Hilton Darwin.

Overnight: Double Tree By Hilton – BB

Day 6: 26 May 2022 – Full Day Litchfield National Park Tour including lunch (BL)
Depart this morning on a full day tour to Litchfield National Park .Visit the Florence and Wangi Falls and Tolmer Falls. Cool off with a dip in the Buley Rockhole, and snap photos of the gigantic Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds. Together with stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes, this is a truly beautiful destination found just south of Darwin. Litchfield National Park features numerous waterfalls which cascade from a sandstone plateau called the Tabletop Range, monsoon rainforests, intriguing magnetic termite mounds and historical sites. A stunning full day adventure.

Overnight: Double Tree By Hilton – BB

Day 7: 27 May 2022 – Depart
After breakfast make your own way to the airport for your departure flight.

Price + Inclusions

Kakadu National Park DiscoveryPrice per person
Twin Sharefrom $2,750
Single Roomfrom $4,070

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Darwin Harbour Cruise
  • 4 Day Kakadu National Park Safari
  • Full day Litchfield Day tour
  • Coaching touring throughout
  • Services of Guide throughout

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