Top End Adventure

Katherine, Kakadu And Arnhem Land -   (DD IS 01 07 15 V1)

This tour provides an outline of what could be achieved by way of reconciliation program with Aboriginal communities in three different regions of the Top End. Katherine with the Jawoyn people, Kakadu in conjunction with the National Park and Arnhem Land at Ganbalanya historically referred to as Oenpelli. Austour would welcome the opportunity to work with teachers, students and Community elders to bring about meaningful outcomes.

Day 1 – Fly to Darwin and Travel To Katherine Wild River Country Day 1

  • Fly to Darwin, join your safari coach and travel south to Katherine.
  • A stop at Edith Falls
  • Comfort stop and refreshments at the town of Katherine.
  • Travel into Nitmuluk National Park
  • Overnight at Nitmuluk National National Park
Meals:
Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
Nitmuluk Caravan Park, Katherine – cabins multi-share

Day 2 – A Day of Cultural Experiences with the Jawoyn People Day 2

  • Meet your hosts for a full day of cultural immersion.
  • Be exposed to the lifestyle of the Jawoyn people.
  • Learn about and taste bush tucker.
  • Interactive cultural activities.
  • Basket weaving, didgeridoo playing and spear throwing.
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
Nitmuluk Caravan Park, Katherine – Cabins multi-share

Day 3 – Kayaking Katherine Gorge, Waterfalls & Kakadu National Park Day 3

  • Enjoy a kayak trip through Katherine Gorge.
  • Learn about Nitmiluk National Park.
  • Travel into Kakadu National Park.
  • See the crocodile shaped motel at Jabiru
  • Overnight accommodation at the Jabiru Lakeside Park
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
Jabiru Lakeside Park – Cabins multi-share
  • Jabiru Region

Jabiru is the main township in Kakadu providing a range of essential services for visitors and a gateway to all parts of the park and Arnhem Land. We stay overnight in this region and explore the town.

  • “Welcome To Country”

“The Aboriginal traditional owners welcome you to Kakadu National Park. They are proud to share this special place with you. They hope you take the time to look listen and feel the country, to experience the true essence of this and take care”.

  • Culture

Kakadu is a living cultural landscape. Generations of Bininj/Mungguy have lived on and care for this country for tens of thousands of years. Their spiritual connection with the land is globally recognised in Kakadu’s World Heritage listing which honours one of the oldest societies on earth.

 

Day 4 – Kakadu National Park, Crocodile Cruise, Indigenous Community/School Visit & Arnhem Land Day 4

  • A cruise on the crocodile infested East Alligator River.
  • An Indigenous guide to provide a fascinating insight into their culture.
  • Travel to the Aborinigal Community of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli).
  • Visit an art gallery.
  • Learn about life in Arnhem Land.
  • Travel to sacred art gallery sites.
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
West Arnhem College School – School Hall
  • Crocodiles

Crocodiles are the world’s largest living reptiles. They are also on of the most ancient, having existed unchanged for nearly 200 million years. There are more than 20 species of crocodilians in the world. Two species occur in Australia – the freshwater and the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile.

Day 5 – Gunbalanya Indigenous Immersion and Visit to Art Gallery - Nearby Ranges Itinerary Day 5

  • This day will be fully coordinated in conjunction with the community and the West Arnhem College and could include a community work project.

 

Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
Jabiru Lakeside Park – Cabins multi-share

Day 6 – Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock Art Site, Travel to Darwin – The Fastest Growing City in Australia Day 6

  • More sightseeing of this World Heritage area
  • Visit to Ubirr Rock Art site and Nourlangie Rock art site.
  • Travel to Darwin.Cross the Alligator River.
  • Visit the Indigenous managed ‘Windows to the Wetlands’.
  • Visit a didgeridoo factory with lots of artefacts and art
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:
Lee Point Village Resort – Cabins multi-share
  • Ubirr

Ubirr contains several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites and a steep climb to the top of a rocky lookout offers superb views over the Nadab floodplain.

  • Nourlangie Region:

Features a circular walk that takes you past an ancient Aboriginal shelter and several outstanding art sites. A climb to a lookout provides impressive views of Kakadu’s escarpment.

  • Darwin

A beautiful, fascinating modern tropical city steeped in history, one that has endured many hardships on its way to establishing itself as the gateway to Asia. Being the home of NT commerce and business it boasts world-class natural and cultural attractions and is a thriving hub of activity in terms of tourism, nightlife and retail.

Day 7 – A Day in Darwin Sightseeing Day 7

  • Orientation tour of Darwin including sightseeing and learning the history of Darwin from an Indigenous and Western prospective.
  • Visit the Darwin Museum and art gallery.
  • Visit the new World War II experience, which highlights the bombing of Darwin – an event bigger than Pearl Harbour.
  • See the fish feeding at Doctors Gully.
  • Explore World War II tunnels under Darwin.
  • Visit one of the many night markets in Darwin (Dinner by own arrangement)
  • Late evening transfer to airport for onward flight
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch

Your tour cost includes:

  • The provision of a suitable modern touring vehicle to fit the needs and size of the group.
  • Fully equipped catering and luggage trailer
  • The services of an experience and accredited driver / guide.
  • Airport Transfers as applicable
  • The provision of a tour manager responsible for tour operations and catering safari style.
  • The provision of all accommodation on a multi-share 4, 5 or 6 students per room, or in twin-share pyramid tents with in built vinyl floors and comfortable mattresses, teachers twin-share.       Single supplement additional cost.
  • The provision of all catering equipment inclusive of an individual dilly bag with personal knife, fork and spoon, cup, bowl and plate.
  • The provision of cooked breakfasts and light breakfasts, salad and sandwich lunches with fruit, cake and juice and 3 course evening meals as per itinerary.
  • The payment of all accommodation, visits, attractions and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Kakadu National Park entry fee

Not included:

  • Morning, afternoon tea and evening supper.
  • Transport from home to departure point and arrival point to home.
  • Domestic air travel unless otherwise stated.
  • Complimentary travel on airline for teachers
  • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended- contact Austour for details and 20% rebate).
  • Linen (bring your own sleeping bag, liner and small pillow) – available for hire.
  • Towels and items of a personal nature.
  • All prices quoted are on ground content only.

Please contact our reservation team regarding enquiries and bookings.

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