Embark on a journey of discovery, natural wonders and wildlife, unique to our homeland. Kakadu National Park is Australia's largest and is rich in culture and stunning natural landscapes. Starting your journey in Darwin, you'll discover history at the Aviation Museum before arriving in Kakadu. Take in the ethereal beauty as you cruise Katherine Gorge and Yellow Water Billabong. Learn about Aboriginal culture and if you're lucky, witness the incredible wildlife including saltwater crocodiles.
Our Gems of Kakadu tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
The largest national park in Australia covering 20,000 square kilometres. It is recognized for both its cultural and natural value and hence is listed as world heritage.
Cruise through a deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River it is a central attraction of the park.
Cruise to experience the dramatic scenery on Yellow Water Billabong. Kakadu’s most famous wetland is home to saltwater crocodiles and dozens of species of colourful birdlife.
Explore the renowned Nourlangie rock art site, which had provided shelter to Indigenous people for millennia.
Learn about the gardens' natural and cultural history. One of the few botanic gardens in the world that has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds.
See a B-52 Bomber on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, among 19 aircraft on display.
Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an insight into the local Bininj culture.
Welcome to Darwin. You will be met by your local guide and/ or driver from Wendy Wu Tours. You will be taken to your hotel in Darwin. Late this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at Hanuman.
Enjoy the famous Jumping Crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River. Then continue on into Kakadu National Park, travelling through pristine wetlands and a suite of landscapes varying from red-hued escarpments to floodplains teeming with wildlife. Continue to Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be around 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view.
This morning you'll be mesmerized as you explore the renowned Nourlangie rock art site. Later, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an insight into the local Bininj culture before joining your specialist local guide for a cruise to experience the beautiful and peaceful scenery on Yellow Water Billabong. Enroute to Katherine, stop at Leliyn (Edith Falls). The pandanus-fringed natural pool is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year.
Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge. This stunning network of thirteen gorges are carved from billion-year-old sandstone. You'll be at its heart among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and amazing scenery. Later, view the displays at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, where you may purchase artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Return to Darwin, stopping at the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek and the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery.
This morning following breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the Darwin Aviation Museum and learn about the B-52 Bomber on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, among 19 aircraft on display. View some rare amateur footage of and original footage from Japanese archives. Later, enjoy time at leisure in the stunning Darwin Botanic Gardens before you'll be transferred to Darwin airport for your onward journey.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
This laid-back hotel in a palm-fronted complex is 2 km from Mindil Beach along the Beagle Gulf, an 8-minute walk from the Darwin Entertainment Centre performing arts theatre and 11 km from Darwin International Airport.
Built in the shape of a crocodile, this warm hotel is in a remote township surrounded by Kakadu National Park. It's a 6-minute walk from Jabiru Golf Club, 6 km from the park's Bowali Visitor Centre and 8 km from Jabiru Airport.
Alongside Stuart Highway, this streamlined hotel in redbrick buildings is 32 km from the hiking trails of Nitmiluk National Park, and 6 km from Katherine Hot Springs.
Places Visited: Darwin (2N) - Kakadu (1N) - Katherine (1N) - Northern Territory
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