Duration
6 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
26 Apr – 2 May 2020
Destination
Northern Territory, Australia
Specially made for those going solo, this 7 Day Kakadu Explorer tour unearths the best of Australia’s rich, red north. Meet like-minded travellers minus the standard single supplement costs on an exclusive itinerary in Darwin, Katherine and Kakadu. From WWII bombing sites in historical Darwin, to bird-watching and ancient rock art in Northern Territory national parks, this is a rich showcase of our wide, brown land. Kakadu Explorer bonus features include four scenic cruises, waterfall swims, local art encounters, crocodile- and bird-spotting, and excellent Indigenous guided tours.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Embark on four scenic cruises – Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise, Nitmiluk (Kathering) Gorge Cruise, Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and Yellow Water Billabong wildlife cruise.
  • Explore ancient and contemporary local art at Katherine Gorge, Nourlangie, Ubirr, including views of incredible Aboriginal rock art
  • All breakfasts and dinners included

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
7 Day fully-escorted Kakadu Explorer tour
Private single rooms in quality accommodation, no single supplement costs
Meals as per itinerary 6 Breakfasts/ 4 Lunches/ 6 Dinners
Sightseeing tours and transfers as per itinerary
Tour Escort – travels with group from Darwin
Local Driver guides
Charles Darwin Sunset Cruise, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise, Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and Yellow Water Billabong crocodile and bird-spotting cruise
Explore Darwin historical sites, Litchfield National Park

TRAVEL DATE
  • Departs 26 Apr 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Darwin / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 2: Darwin / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Katherine / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Katherine Gorge / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Katherine to Kakadu / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6: Kakadu / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7: Kakadu – Darwin – Darwin Departure / Meals: Breakfast
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Darwin: Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade or similar
  • Katherine: Knott’s Crossing Resort or similar

Why Book with MyDiscoveries?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you.
Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for Travel: 26 April 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: flights, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature

TO BOOK YOUR KAKADU EXPLORER TOUR, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Darwin

Today you will meet our tour escort and fellow travellers in Darwin.   On arrival at Darwin Airport you will be met by our driver guide who will accompany you to the awaiting vehicle and to take you to the hotel. Take the time to settle in and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. This evening we will meet for a Welcome Dinner. Meals: Dinner
2

Darwin

Today we’ll discover the beautiful city of Darwin in half a day. See the historic sites of East Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin, Stokes Hill Wharf – the site of Darwin’s bombing – and the Museum and Art Gallery. We’ll also visit the Chinese Temple and stroll through the Botanic Gardens and then gain some insight into Australia’s WWII history and Darwin’s bombing. See the city’s historic sites, including the East Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin and the Stokes Hill Wharf area. This evening we’ll take a sunset cruise where the best views of Darwin’s famous sunset are experienced.  This 2.5 hour cruise includes a great commentary on the harbour and Darwin’s great history and dinner onboard. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
3

Katherine

Today, we’ll travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, and often described as the place where the outback meets the tropics. En-route to the renowned waterfalls of Litchfield National Park today, we’ll stop to explore a stand of architectural, two metre tall termite mounds. At Florence Falls, we’ll view the beautiful waterhole from a high vantage point before venturing further to tropical Wangi Falls for an unforgettable swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, we’ll travel on to Katherine and dinner tonight will be at our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4

Katherine Gorge

Today there is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. Stunning rock faces will tower over you as we discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5

Katherine to Kakadu

This morning stop at Edith Falls where there’s an opportunity for a swim. We’ll then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, whose buildings date back to the heady goldrush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover its spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, view spectacular Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Kakadu

Today we’ll visit Ubirr to view astounding Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and endless escarpment country. Enjoy the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness of this World Heritage landscape as you leisurely cruise upstream. An aboriginal guide provide us with an insight into their culture, local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Kakadu - Darwin - Depart Darwin

This morning we’ll leave Kakadu to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on those river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Our final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as our holiday comes to an end and we are transferred to Darwin Airport for our onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast
Destination

Both fertile green and dusty red, the rich colour of the Northern Territory translates into its fascinating local stories and people. Start in ever-growing Darwin with tours of Military Precinct and WWII sites. Head to Litchfield National Park and the gorges of Katherine/Nitmiluk region, before the jewel in the Top End crown – the teeming waterholes and Aboriginal rock art of Kakadu National Park.


Flights NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
  • From Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or any other city, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Tigerair are the main airlines that will enable you to travel to and from Darwin.

Transfer
  • All internal transfers included in this deal. Call us on 1300 404 606 to book flights to and from.

Weather
  • Darwin and the Top End, which includes the Katherine, Kakadu and Arnhem Land regions, doesn’t have winter and summer like the rest of Australia. The climate is tropical here, and the seasons are called the ‘wet’ and the ‘dry’.
  • At 300 km south of Darwin, Katherine is further inland, but is still part of the Top End. Katherine is treated to its share of spectacular electrical storms in the wet season, and the area is prone to flooding from November to March. A sight to see is the rivers and creeks of Nitmiluk Gorge in full flow at the end of the wet season. Things cool down and dry out again in the dry season from May to October, which is when tourist numbers increase again.
  • While many areas in Kakadu are closed in the wet due to flooding, seeing Kakadu in its wet season glory with thundering waterfalls and iridescent landscapes is a special treat. This is the perfect time to take a helicopter or light plane flight over Kakadu’s waterfalls, stone country and escarpments. Like Darwin, the dry season in Kakadu, from May to October, is cooler and drier.

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