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Over 50s exploration of the Top End

$ 3690 or 5 monthly payments of $738.00
7 days/6 nights
Per Adult

7 Day tour of the Northern Territory

You’ll encounter more of the Top End than expected with 4 nights in Darwin, touring of the Tiwi Islands and Litchfield National Park plus visits to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Cullen Bay, and many amazing Darwin museums and exhibitions. In Kakadu, take to the air on a scenic flight, discover Abor...

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Highlights

  • Return economy class flights to Darwin, departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Scenic flight of Kakadu and Arnhem Land Included
  • Enjoy Litchfield National Park tour day tour visiting the termite mounds, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls
  • Perfect domestic tour for the over 50's mature traveller
  • Departures in June and July 2018 

Itinerary

Day 1 Darwin
Your tropical top end tour begins today, flying into Darwin Airport where you are met by your local coach captain for the start of your Darwin and Kakadu adventure. Arrive and check-in to your hotel.
Stay: SKYCITY Hotel & Casino, Darwin
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Darwin
Today, discover Litchfield National Park, taking in the inspiring views of Tabletop Range, a sandstone plateau adorned with a curtain of cascading waterfalls. Marvel at the termite mounds and learn how these astonishing structures are built by armies of tiny insects. Then make your way to Florence Falls look-out before lunching at Litchfield Café. Your afternoon takes you to nearby Wangi Falls, where year-round currents pour into a large swimming hole. Enjoy a refreshing dip before making your way back to Darwin. Tonight at 6pm, visit famous Mindil Beach Markets and settle in to your reserved VIP area overlooking 500 meters of golden sand. The beach looks west out onto the waters of the Beagle Gulf, perfectly situated for you to watch the sun set over the waves. Choose from over 1200 exotic dishes and watch the famous Top End sunset whilst soaking up the tropical night air.

Stay: SKYCITY Hotel & Casino, Darwin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

**Please note: Dinner at own expense at markets

Day 3 Darwin
Today, enjoy some local touring; a relaxing day taking your time to discover the history and culture of Darwin sites such as historic Palmerston Town, Parliament House, Darwin Botanic Gardens and the picturesque Darwin waterfront. The Defence of Darwin Experience is included, with access to the interactive exhibit outlining Darwin’s WWII story, and the Oil Storage Tunnels which were built by the Civil Construction Corps. Then you'll visit the NT Museum and Art Gallery at Fannie Bay, taking time here to see Fannie Bay Gaol and see exhibits depicting the destruction of Cyclone Tracy. Next, visit the Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre. See 19 different types of aircraft on display and discover the Qantas Hanger which details how Darwin was an important link between Europe and Australia before the days of modern aircraft. Tonight, dine out, feasting on the freshest of seafood whilst overlooking a harbour sunset at Cullen Bay.

Stay: SKYCITY Hotel & Casino, Darwin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Darwin
This morning is an early start taking a 2-hour ferry crossing to Bathurst Island. Upon arrival at the Aboriginal community of Nguiu, will meet your local guide who will take you on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu (Wurrumiyanga). First, visit the museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories. Mixing with the locals, enjoy billy tea and damper with the Tiwi Ladies and watch while they work on their weaving and painting. Your guides and the ladies will also demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless you, their visitors and explain the meanings behind these rituals. See the Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church and discover the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Your afternoon takes you to a lookout and burial site, hearing about some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani Poles (burial poles). Re-board your ferry vessel departing Bathurst Island for Darwin at 3pm.

Stay: SKYCITY Hotel & Casino, Darwin
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Kakadu National Park
Today takes you into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. This landscape of contrasts spans over 19,000 sq km and will tantalise the senses with its abundance of flora, fauna, dreamtime connections and stunning vistas. Traverse the Magela floodplains and pass spectacular escarpments to the Aboriginal rock art site of Ubirr where your guide takes you through the natural stone galleries, giving an insight into the culture associated with these intriguing works of art. Discover paintings of spirit characters and the famous x-ray art depicting the internal structure of some of the animals of this country. **Please note: Strict Level 2 active level required today.  
Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Kakadu National Park
Taking to the skies, enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight over the Archway, Arnhem Land escarpment, East Alligator valley, Mikinj Valley billabongs and Magela floodplains. In Jabiru, visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, then lunch at Cooinda Lodge before embarking on a Yellow Water wetlands cruise, taking in part of the South Alligator River floodplain. Birdlife includes tiny azure kingfishers and white-bellied sea eagles, long-legged brolgas, jabirus and masses of magpie geese which migrate to Kakadu each dry season

Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Darwin
Depart Kakadu and travel via Arnhem Highway making your way back into Darwin for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Check out the detailed Map Itinerary in the videos & photos section below

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

  • Return economy class flights to Darwin, departing Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 17 meals
  • 4 nights Darwin in 5 star accommodation
  • 2 nights Kakadu
  • 30-minute scenic flight of Kakadu and Arnhem Land
  • Yellow Water wetlands cruise
  • Litchfield National Park day tour visiting the termite mounds, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls
  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets with RESERVED VIP SEATING
  • Defence of Darwin experience
  • Cyclone Tracy exhibit
  • Darwin Museum & Art Gallery
  • Australian Aviation Heritage Centre and Qantas Hanger
  • Visit Palmerston Town, Parliament House & Botanic Gardens
  • Cullen Bay speciality seafood dinner watching a harbour sunset
  • Tiwi Island day tour with local guides
  • Majela Flood Plains; Ubirr rock art site

EXCLUDES
  • Travel insurance 
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

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fine print

  • Valid for travel on select dates in June and July 2018 
  • 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 $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy- Simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10 on www.insureandgo.com.au
This tour is moderate as a result passengers must be able to:
  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

booking essentials

  • 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.

booking guarantee

The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

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Departures in 2018
Jun: 2, 20
Jul: 4, 13

pricing options

Twin / Single Departure City Price
single Sydney $4,620.00
twin Sydney $3,690.00
twin Melbourne $3,690.00
single Melbourne $4,620.00
twin Brisbane $3,690.00
single Brisbane $4,620.00
twin Adelaide $3,690.00
single Adelaide $4,620.00

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