Uncover the magic of the Northern Territory on an unforgettable adventure to Darwin.
If you’re looking for adventure and nature, then a tour to Darwin could be just what you're looking for. Where else can you find seemingly endless red deserts, towering canyons, natural wonders that hold millions of years of history, lush national parks and steamy rainforests? Darwin, the Northern Territory’s state capital is just a short drive (in Australian terms!) to the refreshing waterfalls of Litchfield, the waterfalls of Kakadu, and the tropical gorges of Katherine. From taking part in cultural activities with local First Nations communities to camping under the stars to witnessing jaw-dropping sunsets over Mindil Beach, adventure awaits in Darwin.
For the best Aussie wake-up you could ever have wished for, take a morning cruise over the inky waters of Katherine Gorge. From watching the shifting colours dance across the surrounding sandstone walls to observing the misty fog unfolding above the water’s smooth surface, the peacefulness that comes with listening to the early morning sounds of Nitmiluk National Park is an experience you’ll never forget.
Your adventure certainly doesn't end when you get to Darwin. With diverse cultures, awesome food, a buzzing arts scene and some of Australia’s best beaches, you could easily spend a few extra days in the Northern Territory's capital city after your trip. From exploring the lively waterfront to eating your way through the city's many international restaurants to enjoying a cold one at Mindil Markets at sunset, Darwin is not a city that should be overlooked.
Explore Bungles Bungles
Nestled in the heart of Purnululu National Park, these orange and black beehive-shaped rock formations are easily one of the most impressive landscapes in the outback. Not only is it a highly sacred place for the Karjaganujaru and Gija peoples, but it's also steeped in 20 million years of history waiting to be uncovered. Hike through narrow chasms and marvel up at sheer gorge walls towering above you, explore mighty boulders, get up close and personal with prehistoric Livistonia Palms or take a scenic flight over this mesmerising range for jaw-dropping views.
Relax at natural swimming pools
After a sweaty hike through towering gorges and misty rainforests, there's truly nothing more rewarding (or refreshing!) than diving into a deep-blue natural swimming pool. From the spectacular Edith Falls and hot springs in Katherine to the gorgeous Florence Falls and Bluey Rockholes in Litchfield National Park, natural swimming pools don't get more picturesque than this. Splash around in tumbling waterfalls, cool down in natural plunge pools, soak your muscles in mineral-rich springs or simply float to the soundtrack of water trickling down the rocks.
Learn about First Nations cultures
Meet with local Limilngan-Wulna people – the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country (the Adelaide River Flood Plains) – to learn about their rich culture. You'll experience a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’ to connect with the land you find yourself on, listen to a didgeridoo performance, discover seasonal bush tucker and medicine, and learn how to weave baskets and dillybags with natural materials sourced from the bush.
Swim in Litchfield's natural swimming pools
Nestled in the heart of Litchfield National Park, you'll find dozens of lush natural swimming pools fed by tumbling waterfalls. After strolling through steamy rainforests, there's nothing better than jumping into a cold plunge pool to cool down in the outback heat or picking a spot on the rocks and chilling out to the tranquil sounds of water trickling, birds chirping and trees swaying in the breeze.