Gems of Kakadu

Embark on a journey of discovery, natural wonders and wildlife, unique to our homeland. Kakadu National Park is Australia's largest and is rich in culture and stunning natural landscapes. Starting your journey in Darwin, you'll discover history at the Aviation Museum before arriving in Kakadu. Take in the ethereal beauty as you cruise Katherine Gorge and Yellow Water Billabong. Learn about Aboriginal culture and if you're lucky, witness the incredible wildlife including saltwater crocodiles.


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5 Days from $2,790* per person, twin share

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation
  • Most meals (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 1 Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All transportation and transfers
  • National Escort & English-Speaking Guides
  • Specialist advice from experienced Travel Consultants

Highlights:

  • Explore the renowned Nourlangie rock art site, which had provided shelter to Indigenous people for millennia.
  • Visit Kakadu National Park, the largest national park in Australia covering 20,000 square kilometres. It is recognized for both its cultural and natural value and hence is listed as world heritage.
  • Cruise through a deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River it is a central attraction of the park.
  • Cruise to experience the dramatic scenery on Yellow Water Billabong. Kakadu’s most famous wetland is home to saltwater crocodiles and dozens of species of colourful birdlife.

Departure Date: 12 October 2021 




Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Darwin

Welcome to Darwin. You will be met by your local guide and/ or driver from Wendy Wu Tours. You will be taken to your hotel in Darwin. Late this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at Hanuman.

Important Note: The Group Transfer will accommodate arrivals at 6pm.

Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (King Guest High Floor with Harbour View)

Meals included: Dinner


Day 2: Darwin – Kakadu

In morning, after breakfast depart Darwin and head south. Enjoy the famous Jumping Crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River. See these prehistoric creatures up close as your local guide entices the crocodiles to leap out of the water. Then continue on into Kakadu National Park, travelling through pristine wetlands and a suite of landscapes varying from red-hued escarpments to floodplains teeming with wildlife. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be around 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view

Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior Room)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3: Kakadu – Katherine

This morning you’ll be mesmerized as you explore the Nourlangie rock art site, which had provided shelter to Indigenous people for millennia. Later, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an insight into the local Bininj culture.

Then join your specialist local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, which is Kakadu’s most famous wetland and home to saltwater crocodiles and dozens of species of colourful birdlife. Before arriving in Katherine, stop at Leliyn (Edith Falls), whose natural pool is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year! (conditions permitting).

Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine (Deluxe Queen Room) 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Katherine – Darwin

Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge, a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone. You’ll be at its heart among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery. Later, view the displays at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, where you may purchase artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Return to Darwin, stopping at the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. 

Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (King Guest High Floor with Harbour View)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch



Day 5: Depart Darwin

This morning following breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Darwin Aviation Museum and learn about the B-52 Bomber on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, among 19 aircraft on display. View some rare amateur footage of and original footage from Japanese archives. Later, enjoy time at leisure in the stunning Darwin Botanic Gardens before you'll be transferred to Darwin airport for your onward journey.

Important Note: The Group Transfer to Darwin airport accommodates departure flights after 3pm.

Meals included: Breakfast

 


*Terms and Conditions: Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel on date specified. Prices, offers and inclusions are strictly subject to availability and can change at any time, without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: Wendy Wu Tours