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Kakadu & Katherine Gorge

3 Day Guided Holiday

(Tour Code FTAATKKG)

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Itinerarie – May – Oct

As this Short Break departs at 7.15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 1: Darwin – Jumping Crocodile Cruise – K

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Day 1: Darwin – Jumping Crocodile Cruise – Kakadu

Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Then you’ll travel into Kakadu National Park. It’s home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. After lunch, stop at Bowali Visitor Centre. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.
Included Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (Budget), Aurora Kakadu, Superior Room (Standard) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior), Kakadu.
Included Meals: Lunch

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Day 2: Kakadu – Nourlangie – Yellow Water Billabong Cruise – Katherine

You’ll be mesmerised as you wander around the Nourlangie rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owners’ very deep spiritual culture.

The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now you’ll visit Warradjan Cultural Centre where you’ll be introduced to their way of life. Later, join your local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife. This afternoon travel to Katherine. 

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine (Superior), Katherine Included 
Meals: Lunch 

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Day 3: Katherine – Depart Darwin

Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. Next stop is Leliyn (Edith Falls). The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Return to Darwin stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin. Your short break concludes this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast

As this Short Break concludes at 6:00pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Jumping Crocs Cruise
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

  • Kakadu: Nourlangie Rock is 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path. Ubirr walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.
  • Katherine: At Katherine Gorge there is a rough uneven walk required between 1st & 2nd Gorge approximately 800m

 

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel

Departures / Pricing 2019

Departures between 01 May 2018 – 31 October 2019

Adult Twin Superior From$1120.00
Adult Single Superior From$1300.00

National Park entry fee is included.

Call 1300 197 351 for up to date availability.

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Accommodation

Superior - Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.

Superior - Ibis Styles Katherine

Ibis Styles Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.