Kakadu National Park
Discover Kakadu National Park and Aboriginal lands in a 2 day adventure from Darwin.
- Kakadu National Park
- Aboriginal Rock Art
- Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise
- Arnhem Land & Bowali Visitor Centre
Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu
Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. After lunch, join your local guide on a cruise of the fabled Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.
Accommodation: Aurora Kakadu (Standard) or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (Superior)
Day 2: Kakadu - Darwin
This morning head off with your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
Departs: Daily (Apr-Nov) and Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar) 6.30am
Concludes: 7.30pm in Darwin
Standard accommodation - from £405
Superior accommodation - from £415
Outback Explorer from £405
From prices are per person based on two sharing a double or twin room. Peak season supplements apply from June to September. Itinerary may vary slightly during wet season.
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