- Kakadu National Park Ticket
- Experienced Driver & Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
3 Days Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer
WHAT TO EXPECT
Visit Northern Territory's best cultural spots in this hotel-included 3 day tour. Your local tour guide will take you exploring the famous Kakadu National Park and Tiwi Islands where you get to see ancient Aboriginal rock arts, and experience local Aboriginal culture. Jump on cruises within the park and make sure to keep an eye out for the biggest crocodile species in the world--saltwater crocodiles!
Day 1: Darwin Kakadu National Park
As this Short Break departs at 06:30, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a built-in 1.5km walk to view the rock art galleries.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.
Included Meals: Lunch.
Day 2: Kakadu Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Darwin
This morning join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With the special permission of the local people, you can go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin.
Included Meals: Lunch
Day 3: Tiwi Islands
Take the 2.5-hour cruise to Bathurst Island from Darwin. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern-day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 15:15 for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.
What to Bring: Enclosed walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle and warm layers in cooler months.
- Child rates apply for 2-15 years.
- Infants 0-1 travel free of charge.
- Any person 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older.
- The prices above may vary according to your departure date.
- Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and above.
- All prices are per person, land only.
- Due to seasonal conditions this itinerary may change without notice.
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