- Kakadu National Park
- Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
- Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture
- Warradjan Cultural Cruise
3 DAY KAKADU & TIWI ISLAND EXPLORER
Tour Code: DK40T
A 3-day tour exploring Kakadu and Tiwi island will bring you to the World Heritage-listed National Park, Warradjin Cultural Centre, Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock, cruise on Yellow Water billabong and experience Aboriginal Culture on Tiwi Island.
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.
Darwin – Kakadu
As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.
Accommodation: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the wetlands. Later, board the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture. With special permission of the local people you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land, before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, which houses a wealth of information on the park’s ecology before return to Darwin.
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.
- Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Kakadu National Park ticket
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Experienced driver guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- 24/7 customer service and your own dedicated support
- Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
- Tipping for driver (not mandatory) & personal expenses
- Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic travel)
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
- Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
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Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
- Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
- Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
- After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.
As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $309 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Not available. Third customer needs to pay for single supplement.
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with CHI Travel Insurance to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.
Final documentation will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
25 – 40 people
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
*Flights are not included in the tour price, and should be purchased separately. If you need assistance on flight reservation, please feel free to contact us.
Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
Day 3: We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin