KAKADU AND KATHERINE JOURNEY
Routing: Darwin to Darwin
Duration: 3 Days
From AUD$738.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 2 nights’ accommodation, 3 days unlimited kilometre use of a compact size car, half board in Kakadu, Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River, Nit Nit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural cruise and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Darwin to Kakadu National Park (300 km)
Travel east on the Stuart Highway out of Darwin and then turn left on the Arnhem Highway and head for Kakadu National Park. Highlights on the drive to Kakadu include Fogg Dam and Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre. The scenery of Kakadu is dramatic and the area has prolific wildlife and birdlife. In addition, the aboriginal rock art is amongst the finest rock art in the world. Allow enough time to explore Kakadu this afternoon. We suggest a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre, located on the Kakadu Highway. Visit Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock for some of the best and oldest examples of Aboriginal rock art. For the adventurous, there is also a moderately steep climb to Gunwarddehwardde Lookout which provides impressive views of Kakadu’s escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.
Note, as Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Camp is a closed off camp-site, there is no access by own vehicles. A daily transfer departs the Border Store at 3pm.
DAY 02: Kakadu National Park to Katherine (299 km)
Take the first transfer back to the Border Store allowing enough time to make the morning Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River. After your cruise, call into the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre before leaving Kakadu and heading south on the Kakadu Highway towards Pine Creek. At Pine Creek rejoin the Stuart Highway and then travel south to Katherine. Please be aware it may be unpassable in wet weather (from November to April). Please seek local advice before departure. Katherine is the major intersection between northern, southern and western routes.
DAY 03: Katherine to Darwin (314 km)
This morning you are booked on the 2 hour Katherine Gorge cruise. Contact the tour desk for precise directions on how to get to the gorge to board the boat. You may like to take a swim after your cruise so be sure to have your swimsuit handy. Katherine Gorge is a system of 13 gorges all joining by rapids. The best way to see the Gorge is from the water, there are also scenic flights and plenty of marked walking tracks. Head back to Darwin this afternoon. From Katherine it’s a leisurely three and a half-hour drive north on the Stuart Highway back to Darwin.
Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2015. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.
This package only available 15 May- 15 Oct.