5 Day Luxury Inspiring Kakadu Australias Secrets
Swim in nature's infinity plunge pool at Gunlom Falls and see Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Cruise ancient waterways, spot native wildlife, and enjoy first class cuisine on the way.
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Stay in boutique accommodation in idyllic settings such as Cicada Lodge in Nitmiluk National Park and Wildman Wilderness Lodge on the Mary River. Swim in nature's infinity plunge pool at Gunlom Falls and see Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Cruise ancient waterways, spot native wildlife, and enjoy first class cuisine on the way.
Enjoy a wonderful wildlife cruise on the Mary River. Hear stories of the bush and learn about the fine art of rarrk - a traditional Aboriginal painting technique. Take a dip in the soothing Mataranka Thermal spings.
Day by day
First Day welcome to Darwin with visit to Litchfield National
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Darwin! In the morning, meet your Travelling Concierge and board your luxury 4WD vehicle to begin a journey of discovery in the Top End. In Litchfield National Park, enjoy a swim to cool off at tumbling Florence Falls and visit Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rain-forest. Head cross-country via the unsealed Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible), and through cattle stations to the Mary River region. Enjoy a beverage while the sun sets over the floodplains and after dinner maybe sit back with a nightcap by the fire pit. (L,WR,D)
Second Day we head to Kakadu National Park
Head to Corroboree Billabong and enjoy a wonderful wildlife cruise with a Local Expert on a safari-style boat to see a myriad of different species. Next stop is Australia’s largest National Park – Kakadu. World Heritage listed as both a cultural and natural sanctuary, Kakadu National Park is an Australian icon. Visit park headquarters, Bowali Visitors Centre and in the evening enjoy a sunset walk to Nadab lookout for sensational views and see ancient rock art at Ubirr. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner. (BB,L,D)
Third Day its Kakadu then we go onto Katherine Gorge
If you’re an early riser there’s a chance to take a scenic flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art and explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. Journey off the sealed road to Gunlom Falls. Take time to hike to the top of the falls for a splash in picturesque natural plunge pool with spectacular views over the National Park. In the afternoon you continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. (BB,L,D)
Fourth Day take in the sights of katherine
Meet Manual Pamkal, who will welcome you with a traditional tune on the didgeridoo. He’ll share with you stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Paint your own masterpiece to take home! Journey to Mataranka for a swim in the relaxing natural spring fed thermal pool. The pool is said to have the power to soothe your aches and pains and bubbles up at a fairly constant 34 degrees. Just glorious! In the evening, relax on a special dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambience during the candle-lit three course dinner cooked on board your boat. (BB,L,CD)
Fifth Day travel to Darwin and bid Farewell
In the morning, perhaps take the opportunity to grab a canoe for a paddle on the river (seasonal). It’s the most relaxing way to experience the National Park, completely immersed in nature in the mystical morning light. En route to Darwin, stop at Edith Falls for a relaxing dip. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. During WWII, Adelaide River was headquarters to a large military base, and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country. Your journey concludes on arrival in Darwin. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.(BB,L)
Katherine River: Toast your time in Australia's top end with a special dinner cruise along Katherine River. You'll marvel at the gorges, spot wildlife and learn about the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambience during the candle-lit three course dinner cooked on board your boat.
4 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 4 Lunches (L); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 three-course Dinners (DW) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- Enjoy a wonderful wildlife cruise on the Mary River.
- Hear stories of the bush and learn about the fine art of rarrk - a traditional Aboriginal painting technique.
- Take a dip in the soothing Mataranka Thermal springs.
- Corroboree Billabong: Cruise with a Local Expert through the stunning Mary River floodplains on a safari-style boat to see a myriad of different wildlife including colourful bird species and estuarine crocodiles.
Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
Enjoy the unique comfort of our luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porter-age charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local titbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
Airport transfers to and from your hotel are included.
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- This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
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