Come face to face with the staggering scenery of the Top End
Rugged, remote and absolutely remarkable – there’s nowhere on earth like Australia’s Top End. Over six days, a knowledgeable local leader will introduce you to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Northern Territory, and at the end of each day you’ll retire to comfortable hotels. Join an Aboriginal guide and cruise through Kakadu National Park, discover some of the world’s oldest art in Nourlangie, float past the towering sandstone walls of Katherine Gorge and explore the waterfalls and pools of Litchfield National Park. From fantastic wildlife to thousands of years of Aboriginal culture, this corner of Australia is truly something special.
Explore the vast wonderland of Kakadu National Park, taking a cruise down the East Alligator River. Led by an Aboriginal guide, learn about the cultural and natural story of the landscape.
Marvel at some of the world’s oldest art at Nourlangie. Painted by the Bininj people, this fascinating rock art provides insight into life some 20,000 years ago.
Discover the belief-defying landscapes of the Katherine Gorge during a guided cruise along the Katherine River, learning about local history and culture along the way.
With a local leader by your side, you’ll get a special insight into the environments you visit and discover all the best places to walk, swim and explore.
Temperatures in the Top End can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.
The itinerary has some slight variations in July and August. Please read the daily itinerary and the important information section before booking your trip.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Top End & Kakadu Explorer trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
START & END TIMES
The tour commences in Darwin on Day 1 with arrival at your leisure and finishes back in Darwin on the final day in the late afternoon. We recommend onward travel should be booked for the following day.
Please note that the departure on 5th August 2023 will commence with a group meeting at 4pm on day 1, followed by a drive to our overnight destination of Batchelor. The itinerary will continue as scheduled from day 2. Please ensure your flight arrives into Darwin in time for the group meeting. The departure on 29th July 2023 will return to Darwin for the night of day 5. On day 6 you will visit Litchfield National Park as a day trip.
A strict luggage limit of 10kg applies on this trip. Excess luggage should be stored at your accommodation in Darwin.
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
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