Discover Australia’s tropical Top End in the Northern Territory
on this small group tour. Cruise ancient waterways, spot native
wildlife and enjoy gourmet food. During the journey stay in
luxury accommodation in idyllic settings including Cicada Lodge
in Nitmiluk National Park and Wildman Wilderness Lodge on the
Mary River. Highlights include swimming in nature’s infinity plunge
pool at Gunlom Falls and seeing Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr.
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Arrive into Darwin and board a 4x4 vehicle for your journey into the Top
End. Begin by travelling to Litchfield National Park for a swim in Florence
Falls and to learn about the Aboriginal importance of Wangi Falls.
Continue along unsealed tracks, past cattle stations and through back
country to the Mary River region, known for its abundant wildlife. Stay
overnight in a permanent tent at Wildman Wilderness Lodge, offering
true outback luxury. (L, D)
Start the day with a wildlife cruise on the Corroboree billabong in
search of the bird species and estuarine crocodiles found in the Mary
River floodplains. Continue to Kakadu National Park, Australia’s largest
national park, where you will stay at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
for 1 night. Later in the day, view paintings that are up to 20,000 years
old at the Ubirr rock art site. (B, L, D)
This morning view more rock art at Nourlangie. Continue cross country
to Gunlom Falls where you can hike to the top for a chance to cool off
in a natural pool overlooking the park. Enjoy a picnic lunch then drive
to Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Stay 2 nights at Cicada
Lodge, a contemporary eco-lodge surrounded by nature. (B, L, D)
Today, enjoy a number of cultural activities: listen to music played on
a didgeridoo and try your hand at rarrk painting, a crosshatch style of
painting using a reed brush. A trip will also be made to Mataranka for a
relaxing swim in a natural spring-fed thermal pool. This evening indulge in a
candlelit three-course dinner on a cruise along the Katherine river. (B, L, D)
The morning is at leisure before your journey back to Darwin along the
Stuart Highway. Stops will be made at Edith Falls and the Adelaide River
War Cemetery, in memory of Australians who died in the second world
war. (B, L)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is typically based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
The above tour operates from April to October by the Inspiring Journeys brand of AAT Kings, with a maximum group size of 16 passengers. It is
operated in 4x4 vehicles or luxurious small coaches and led by an experienced driver/guide. Stay in handpicked accommodation, with the price
based on two sharing a room. Flights are not included in the price. For more details, please speak to one of our Australia experts on 020 7808 6781,
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Opened in 2013, Cicada Lodge is located in Nitmiluk National Park, providing a great base for exploring Katherine Gorge and the local area. The lodge has a contemporary design with a sophisticated style which mixes together both Australian and indigenous design elements. All rooms are air conditioned and have private balconies looking out to the bush.
Features: 18 rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, indigenous artwork.
During your stay, relax in the outdoor swimming pool or join a guided excursion into Nitmiluk National Park. Touring options include gorge cruises through the ancient Katherine River waterways, indigenous guided walks through the surrounding national park in search of age old bush foods and medicines, kayaking with a picnic lunch and helicopter flights to exclusive rock art and swimming...
A unique hotel that is shaped like a giant crocodile, the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a good base from which to explore Kakadu National Park and the surrounding area. The hotel is the only fully serviced property in the area and can be reached from Darwin within 3 hours.
Features: 110 rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, bar.
Room amenities: Television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, tea & coffee...
Set in the lush wilderness of Australia's Top End, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is a nature-based wilderness retreat. The property has free- standing cabins and tents in the perfect location for exploring the Mary River Wetlands. A range of excursions are on offer, from crocodile spotting on billabong cruises to airboat tours. A range of pre-bookable excursions is available including a billabong cruise, Kakadu tours, fishing and guided bush walks. Stay includes breakfast and dinner daily.
Features: 25 cabins & tents, restaurant, bar, lounge, pool.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom, air conditioning or fan, locally-made...
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We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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