Top End Full Day Tours
Darwin, Katherine and Kakadu area
Kakadu National Park Explorer, Darwin
Kakadu National Park is a landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu; we join our local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After a lunch stop at Nourlangie Rock, your guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, before returning to Darwin.
- $265 Adult, $133 Child (under 16yrs)
- Full day, daily Apr to Nov. Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Dec to Mar, 6.30am, AAT Kings
Katherine Gorge Cruise & Edith Falls, Darwin
First stop is the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). After your included lunch, we join a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river and many interesting species of birdlife. We return to Darwin via the township of Katherine, the hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries and Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town.
- $269 Adult, $135 Child (under 16yrs)
- Full day, Mon, Wed & Sat, 6.30am, AAT Kings
Tiwi By Design, Darwin
Depart Cullen Bay for the 2½ hour cruise to the Tiwi Islands. On arrival at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island you will be greeted by a local indigenous guide who will escort you on foot to Tiwi Design for welcome to country and a traditional morning tea. Your guide will then show you through the museum where you will enjoy a detailed and informative commentary on the culture and history of the Tiwi people. Return to Tiwi Design where you will have lunch and spend the afternoon working with an Aboriginal artist to create your own work of art – Tiwi style, either painting or screen printing.
- $349 Adult, $295 Child (under 15yrs)
Full day, 1 Apr to 12 Dec, Thu & Fri, 7.30am, Sealink Northern Territory
Litchfield Heritage Discovery Tour, Darwin
Bring the country to life as local guides share the stories of generations. NT Indigenous Tours offers rewarding adventures with expert interpretation of the natural and cultural environment. Discover fascinating pioneer heritage and a rich Aboriginal tradition. Sample gourmet local meats and bush foods in nature’s forest dining room. Visit spectacular waterfalls, stone country, ancient rainforest and unspoilt woodland, and cool off in clear freshwater pools.
- $249 Adult, $124 Child (under 13yrs)
- Full day, daily, 7.30am Northern Territory Indigenous Tours
Arnhemland Experience, Darwin
With stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, escarpment and ancient Aboriginal rock art, escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the NT. With more than 50,000 years of ancient living culture, a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you rock art and significant cultural sites on Injalak Hill with breathtaking views across the flood plains and Arnhem Land escarpment. Visit Injalak Art and Craft Centre and watch local Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets.
- Ex Darwin 5.15am, $299 Adult, $239 Child (under 14yrs)
- Ex Jabiru 8.30am, $279 Adult, $219 Child (under 14yrs)
- Mon to Sat, May to Oct, Top End Day Tours
Southern Kakadu Experience, Kakadu
Sit back and relax as your guide takes you through the southern end of the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The tour includes a visit to the world famous Gunlom Falls and the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. Finish the day with drinks and canapés by a private billabong. Flexible itineraries change according to access and time of the year.
- Ex Jabiru 6.45am, $232 Adult, $192 Child (8-15yrs)
- Ex Cooinda 7.30am, $219 Adult, $179 Child (8-15yrs)
- Full day, daily (subject to access) Jun to Oct, Kakadu Tourism