Darwin Personalised Itinerary

A journey from Darwin to Kakadu National Park & Tiwi Island including free time in Darwin

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A flexible itinerary to visit the sights & nearby attractions 

free time to participate in festivals, conventions,

events & sightseeing

7 Days

To Darwin Day 1

Arrive in Darwin. Meet, greet and transfer to your accommodation.

 

Meals:
Dinner
Accommodation:
Darwin Mantra or accommodation to suit the group’s needs 3 or 4 star

To Kakadu National Park Day 2

Depart Darwin at 8 am to begin this exciting and memorable adventure. Visit Fog Dam; a wildlife haven for birds and animals and superb photographs. Stop for morning tea at a typical Northern Territory Road House – ‘Bark Hut Inn’ which was the noted centre for Buffalo hunting in the early days. Our first off the sealed road experience is to follow the Old Jim Jim Road which was the pioneering tracks of the explorers, fishermen and hunters of the last century. Visit to Maguk Gorge (Barramundi Gorge) noted for its regular water flow. Enjoy a picnic lunch and short walks and maybe a swim. An afternoon wilderness cruise on the Yellow Waters Billabong. Here we cruise the beautiful wetlands where you’ll see up close and personal, crocodiles, abundant bird life, tropical vegetation – a photographer’s delight. Afternoon tea and snacks included.

Meals:
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation:
Darwin Mantra or accommodation to suit the group’s needs 3 or 4 star

Kakadu National Park Day 3

Depart at 8 am for one of the major highlights of the three day journey, your Guluyambi Cultural Cruise. Your Indigenous Guide will point out the crocodiles resting, nesting and infesting this tidal waterway. Demonstration of spear throwing by the Indigenous Guide – the way to catch the barramundi. The experience of crossing the East Alligator River at low tide. (Todays schedule may vary in timing to suit the low tide). Our journey on dirt roads passing wetlands and rugged ranges to Oenpelli (Gunbalanya). Lunch on a rock ledge overlooking spectacular Arnhem Land/Oenpelli. Stop at the local store and the Art Gallery.   Join your Guide for a visit to a magnificent gallery of rock art in the nearby hills.

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation:
Safari tent, budget lodge 3 or 4 star to meet group’s needs.

Kakadu National Park Day 4

Travel to Ubirr which is recognized as one of Kakadu’s best rock art sites. Visit Mamukala Wetlands and Bird Hide and take shelter in the bird hide to watch bird life undisturbed across the waters of Mamukala. Time to visit the Ranger National Park Headquarters, the Bowali Visitor Centre or to stop for a moment to absorb and photograph this great wilderness – so significant to the Aboriginal people. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included provides a variety of venues and perhaps the opportunity to boil the billy and sample some local bush tucker. Visit Windows on the Wetland – an interesting educational centre. Stop and browse through a didgeridoo factory and talk to the Indigenous owner. Our arrival back in Darwin will be at approximately 6.00 pm. Return to your Darwin accommodation.

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation:
Darwin Mantra or accommodation to suit the group’s needs.

Darwin – Free Time Day 5

Free time to do as you please, participate in festivals or other personal scheduled commitments.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accommodation:
Darwin Mantra or accommodation to suit the group’s needs.

Darwin – Free Time Day 6

More free time for relaxing, shopping and touring. Maybe Extreme Float Plane and Helicopter Adventure (1/2 day).

Meals:
Breakfast
Accommodation:
Darwin Mantra or accommodation to suit the group’s needs

Tiwi Island Day Tour Day 7

Personal transfer to Darwin Airport for a 30 minute flight. See the famous Tiwi art and burial poles, witness a traditional smoking ceremony and drink billy tea with the locals. Take this rare opportunity to interact with a modern-day Aboriginal community, and gain unique insights into the complex cultural rituals of Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Scenic drive through the wilderness of Bathurst Island. On your tour of Bathurst Island, you will share Tiwi rituals and history during a scenic walk and visit attractions. Visit the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the museum, and site of the early Catholic Mission.

Return to Darwin for onward evening flight or other prearranged touring at own expense.

Includes: sightseeing by coach or 4WD with transfers Days 1 – 4 and Day 7, accommodation, meals and visits as per itinerary.

Excludes: airfares to and from Darwin, all drinks at own expense, single accommodation (on application)

Special Note: this is a Group Coach Tour and is available for 10 – 25 passengers. Price on application. Independent enquiries will be directed to the group’s coordinator.

Please contact our reservation team regarding enquiries and bookings.

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