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Gems of Kakadu

  • Duration
    5 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Price From
    $3,300pp

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.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 4 , Lunches: 3 , Dinners: 1
  • Accommodation
    4 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 20
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Gems of Kakadu Highlights

Our Gems of Kakadu tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Gems of Kakadu Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Darwin
    Day 1: Arrive Darwin

    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.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Darwin - Kakadu
    Day 2: Darwin - Kakadu

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 3
    Kakadu - Katherine
    Day 3: Kakadu - Katherine

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 4
    Katherine - Darwin
    Day 4: Katherine - Darwin

    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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 5
    Depart Darwin
    Day 5: Depart Darwin

    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.

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Nights 2
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
    116 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
    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.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Elevator
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    Flinders St, Jabiru NT 0886
    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    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.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Elevator
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Ibis Styles Katherine
    9 Cyprus St, Katherine NT 0850
    Ibis Styles Katherine
    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.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swiming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Non-smoking
    • Elevator
    • Bar
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Places Visited: Darwin (2N) - Kakadu (1N) - Katherine (1N) - Northern Territory

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