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Departure time: 1st Day 8am
Return time: 2nd Day 6pm
Do summer differently and join us on an exclusive tour of a lifetime showcasing the best highlights of the Top End’s during our famous green season. Kakadu offers the opportunity to discover some of the oldest and best-preserved Aboriginal Rock Art in the world, keep a lookout for some of our prehistoric friends (crocodiles) as we cruise the ancient wetlands by boat, and be immersed in the stories and culture of the traditional owners. We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside, amongst pockets of rainforest packed with endemic species of flora and fauna. This fully accommodated tour has you relaxing indoors in comfort each evening after enjoyable days of culture and unmatched vistas. Kakadu’s famous Cooinda Lodge offers luxury in the midst of the Australian bush with air-conditioned retreat tents offering shared bathroom facilities, or you may wish to include a TV and some other creature comforts including an ensuite by staying in a lodge room.
Visit the World Heritage-Listed Kakadu National Park
Explore Kakadu Aboriginal Cultural Centres
Be guided through world-class Aboriginal rock art sites Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) or Ubirr (conditions/seasonality permitting)
Enjoy an exclusive dinner menu in Kakadu, showcasing the tastes of the Territory
Experience the best of Kakadu’s wildlife on the famous Yellow Water Cruise
Stay in the heart of Kakadu in Australia’s bushland in a luxury air-conditioned retreat tent or lodge room
With our passionate and experienced guides, you can enjoy expert commentary along the way
Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Start your leisurely journey departing from Darwin and heading out the 300 kms to the UNESCO World Heritag-Listed Kakadu National Park. Our summer is lush and tropical, so we’ll stop at a few places along the way to take in some of the amazing scenery on offer including Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve where we can see a huge array of bird and wildlife species endemic to Australia’s Top End. Passing through the Wetlands Region we’ll of course ensure we have a photo at the welcome sign to Kakadu National Park – an unmissable opportunity.
The remainder of the morning will see us wind our way through Kakadu to the north of the park, spending some time in the township of Jabiru. Enjoy a picnic lunch here and browse the art (and great coffee) that Marruwuddi gallery has on offer, before heading south to the hub of Cooinda where we will check in to our accommodation and have a leisurely relaxation. This evening’s sunset will take place on board Kakadu’s famous 2-hour Yellow Water Cruise. This cruise is an absolute must-do for every visitor to the region, with the wet summer season’s rainfall resulting in the billabong stretching much further than it does during the dry winter season. Wildlife abounds and the sky will put on a show as you watch the last of the sun fall beyond the horizon. Your evening will be spent enjoying an amazing 3-course hospitality offering exclusively put together for you by Cooinda’s chef and team to highlight the tastes of the Territory.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner (beverages at own expense). Accom: Cooinda Outback Retreat Glamping (shared bathroom) or Lodge Room (private ensuite). All room types have air-conditioning including the glamping tent. Driving Distance: 315km. Hike Distance and Grading: 1km loop Grade 1, flat pathways and/or boardwalks.
Day 2: Kakadu National Park to Darwin
You have the potential to rise and shine early on day two and make your way to view the magic of sunrise at Burrungkuy’s Nawurlandja lookout. After admiring the ever-changing colours of this majestic area at this time of day, we will enjoy breakfast close by and then head into Burrungkuy’s main rock art viewing galleries to enjoy some of the best and most notable rock art in Australia.
Around mid-morning we will return to check out of our accommodation in Cooinda, and enjoy a cultural art experience in the grounds of Warradjan Cultural Centre which focuses on the central and southern regions of the park. This hands-on art experience will be delivered by local community members including traditional owners. Have the opportunity to explore the cultural centre which also showcases a large gallery and gift shop, and feed your taste buds as we enjoy a picnic lunch in tropical surroundings. After lunch, it’s now time to begin the journey back to Darwin. Winding our way back through around 300 kms of lush Australian bush, allow Kakadu to farewell you as we pass through its amazing biodiverse environment, a notable reason that this wonderful region is UNESCO World Heritage Listed for both natural and cultural values. Returning to Darwin by 6pm, enjoy the remainder of your evening reflecting on the time you’ve spent exploring and the new friends you’ve gained. If hiking, waterfalls and pristine rock pools are next on your list, we look forward to welcoming you back next time during the region’s dry season for further exploration!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Driving Distance: 315 kms. Hike Distance and Grading: 1km Grade 3 with steep areas. Good general agility and sturdy footwork required.
*FIT Travel Kakadu Tour reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures due to traditional owner ceremonies.
1 Nights’ Accommodation (Kakadu) with air-conditioning
Includes: 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches, 1 x Dinner
Aboriginal culture and rock art viewing
2 hour Yellow Water Billabong Cruise entry
Guided rock art viewing
Kakadu Park pass entry fees
Guided bush walks (up to 1km, grade 3)
Hosted by an accredited outback driver-guide
Air-conditioned mini coach travel
Comprehensive local tour commentary
Selected Darwin pick-up/drop-off points
Any meals not indicated within the itinerary – at the guest’s own expense.
Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
Travel insurance is recommended
Our central meeting point for this tour will be Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City @ 8:10am. Guests are to be waiting outside the main gates on Cavenagh Street for collection.
7:45 – Darwin Resort – 378 Stuart Hwy Winnellie NT
7:55 – Mercure Darwin Airport – 1 Sir Norman Brearly Drive Darwin City
8:05 – Frontier Hotel Darwin – 3 Buffalo Ct Darwin City
8:10 – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St Darwin City
8:12 – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St Darwin City
8:14 – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St Darwin City
8:16 – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
8:20 – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St Darwin City
8:23 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
8:25 – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
8:30 – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
8:50 – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
*Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup location and time, so as not to delay or miss your tour. We ask you to wait outside the front of the hotel and not inside the foyer.
Mandatory passenger details are required at the time of booking: contact phone number, and dietary requirements.
Passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any medical conditions that could have the potential to affect the running of the tour.
Please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking, or at least a few days prior to departure, that way we can make any necessary arrangements.
The child policy for this tour is 8 years old and over, due to the nature of this tour, it’s not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
FIT Travel reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule to adapt to seasonal changes as safety is our top priority. We plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
A minimum level of fitness is required to complete the walks. The length of walks will be between 1km to 2km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests
What to bring: 3L Refillable water bottle, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, swimwear (lagoon style pool available at Cooinda), beach towel & toiletries, comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (tread closed toe shoes), all-weather clothing (extreme conditions inc wind, heat, cold, day/night), 7kg soft bag & small day pack, raincoat, tropical strength insect repellent, flashlight, headlamp or torch, money for snacks/refreshments, recharge power bank (potential for limited access to power to charge phone or cameras), camera.
A minimum of eight people is required to operate our 2-Day Kakadu Tours. We will transfer all monies paid on a future departure date if your departure is cancelled due to insufficient passenger numbers.
We ask that guests travelling on short break/extended tours bring small soft overnight bags and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and oversized luggage can be left at your hotel whilst you are on tour.
NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
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