Uncover the magic of the Northern Territory

Discover the allure of the Top End on our tours to and from Darwin. We're talking tropical gorges, refreshing waterfalls, bird-filled billabongs and some of the world's oldest living cultures. From sleeping under a blanket of stars in Kakadu National Park to cruising the Mary River Wetlands in search of crocs, get ready for an unforgettable Outback adventure.

Tours from Darwin

After checking out Darwin's lively waterfront, it's time to hit the road and see what the Outback's all about. Discover dozens of waterfalls and waterholes on an overland trip to Broome; explore the towering sandstone walls and waterways of Katherine Gorge, or hike through the steamy rainforests of Litchfield National Park.

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Tours to Darwin

After exploring the limestone caves of Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek), winding through the narrow rock passages of the Bungle Bungles and enjoying nights around the campfire, you'll be happy to enjoy some creature comforts in Darwin. Check out the city's many restaurants or relax at the waterfront lagoon.

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Highlights of our Darwin trips

An aerial view of Darwin, Northern Territory

Discover Darwin

With stunning beaches, diverse cultures and a vibrant arts scene, it's well worth spending a few days in the Northern Territory's capital. Cool down with a refreshing drink along the waterfront, grab a bargain at Mindil Markets or find a spot at Darwin Harbour to enjoy a box of fish and chips.

A boat cruising on Katherine Gorge

Cruise through Katherine Gorge

Marvel at the ever-changing scenery of Nitmiluk National Park on a river cruise along the Katherine River. Your local guides will fill you in on the unique flora and fauna of the region and the significance of the landscape for the traditional owners – the Jawoyn people.

Explore Kakadu National Park

Brimming with waterholes, waterfalls and otherwordly rock formations, it's no wonder Kakadu is one of Australia's most beloved national parks. Discover the ancient rock art of Ubirr, climb to the top of a lookout for views over the Nardab floodplain or cool off in Maguk – a pristine natural plunge pool.

Sunset at Mary River Wetlands in the Northern Territory

Spot crocs on the Mary River

If you want to see crocs, you're in luck. The Mary River Wetlands boasts a wealth of wildlife, including the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Make sure your camera is charged as you'll get up close to the snappy beasts on a river cruise.

A Pudakul basket weaving demonstration

Learn about First Nations cultures

Meet with members of the Limilngan-Wulna community – the traditional owners of Wulna Country – to learn about their rich culture. Experience a traditional Welcome to Country, listen to a didgeridoo performance and learn how to weave baskets and dillybags with natural materials sourced from the area.

People swimming in Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park

Swim in Litchfield's natural pools

Litchfield National Park features dozens of lush, natural swimming pools. After hiking through the rainforest, jump into the water to cool down or pick a spot on the rocks to relax to the soundtrack of water trickling, birds chirping and trees swaying in the breeze.

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Darwin FAQs

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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Darwin (and the northern parts of the Territory), has a tropical monsoonal climate with a dry season and a wet season. The dry season (May-October) brings clear skies, an average daytime temperature of 32°C and cool nights, while the wet season (November-April) is hot and humid with temperatures that often top 39°C. The wet season also brings dramatic thunderstorms and the possibility of cyclones.

May through August is considered to be the best time to visit Darwin and the NT as the weather is dry and it's not too hot. The humidity levels are also quite low, making it easier to spend lengthy periods of time outside. You generally want to avoid travelling to NT from November to April, especially in the Top End, as there's a possibility of cyclones.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

If you're travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects.

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The short answer is yes, you can! However, weather conditions in the Northern Territory can make it hard to swim in natural waterholes all year round. The best time to swim in Kakadu is during the dry/winter season (May-October), but you still need to remain aware of changing weather conditions and crocodile warning signs.

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Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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