Northwest National Parks
You’ll cruise stunning gorges and explore wildlife-rich billabongs, spot crocodiles and learn about local Tiwi and Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks. Also encompassing Katherine Gorge, this is a Journey of nature, scenery and the great outdoors.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Create your own masterpiece at a Tiwi cultural art session
- Discover the ancient Aboriginal art of Kakadu National Park
- Cruise the Katherine River and admire the dramatic cliffs of Katherine Gorge
- Explore the wild, jagged scenery of Litchfield National Park
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- International flights
- 8 nights in 4-4.5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 8 days car hire
- Tiwi by Design art session
- Full day Kakadu tour
- NitNit Dreaming cruise (Katherine & Nitmiluk Gorges)
Need to know
- Arrives: Darwin International Airport (DRW)
- Time difference: GMT+9.5
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
- Language: English
- Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
- Flying time from UK: Around 19 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
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Welcome to the Top End, the northernmost tip of the Northern Territory. Here, you’ll discover laid-back Darwin, a tropical city and veritable hotpot of cultures, with Asian, Indian and Aboriginal styles in evidence in the food, music and culture. For a bit of history, check out the Old Court House, built in 1884, or the Fanny Bay Gaol, constructed in 1883. While you’re here you’ll take the ferry to the Tiwi Islands, 50 miles off the coast of Darwin, where you’ll create your own artwork during an art session with a local Tiwi artist.
4.5* Doubletree by Hilton
Tiwi by Design art session
Kakadu National Park
You’ll stay two nights in the Mary River Wetlands area and one night in the heart of Kakadu National Park itself, overlooking the tranquil Yellow Water Billabong. Kakadu is home to large numbers saltwater crocodiles, which can reach up to five metres in length. Spot them in the Yellow Water area or from a boat cruise.
4.5* Wildman Wilderness Lodge & 3* Cooinda Lodge Kakadu
Full day Kakadu tour
Head to Katherine, the gateway to Nitmiluk National Park and the spectacular Katherine Gorge. The best way to explore is on foot or on the water, either in a boat or under your own steam in a kayak. Your Journey includes a NitNit Dreaming cruise, where you’ll sail between the sheer rocky sides of both Katherine and Nitmiluk Gorges while learning about the traditions and customs of the local Jawoyn people. In Katherine itself, there’s a small museum telling the history of the area.
5* Cicada Lodge
NitNit Dreaming cruise (Katherine & Nitmiluk Gorges)
On your way back to Darwin, call in at Litchfield National Park and explore its waterfalls, hike its walking tracks and discover its dense forests. Look out for the intriguing magnetic termite mounds, which are aligned in a north to south direction to regulate temperature. As well as cooling off in the park’s waterholes, remember to keep a look out for the park’s flora and fauna – you can spot wallabies, possums, dingoes, and enormous saltwater crocodiles, known as ‘salties’.
4.5* Doubletree by Hilton
Depart Darwin and return to the UK
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