For people who are planning a trip to The Top End and want to see the highlights

Package Price:

  • Budget: A$2295.00 pp twin share
  • Standard: A$2495.00 pp twin share
  • Superior: A$2695.00 pp twin share

Package Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 days vehicle rental (medium 4WD)
  • 3 cruises
  • Choice of a 1 Day guided tour into Jim Jim - Twin Falls or Arnhemland Art & Culture Tour
  • 30min scenic flight over Kakadu
  • Territory Wildlife Park entry
  • Kakadu National Park Entry Pass
  • Comprehensive Travel Pack

Features:

  • Darwin Sunset Cruise, Window on the Wetlands, Fogg Dam, Kakadu National Park, Ubirr Rock, East Alligator Cruise, Bowali Centre, Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu Scenic Flight, Warradjan Cultural Centre, Guided Day trip into Jim Jim & Twin Falls, Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge Cruise, Katherine Gorge Heli Flight, Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Gagadju Croc Hotel, Douglas Hot Springs, Umbrawarra Gorge & much much more....

Holiday Summary

Day 1: Arrive in Darwin & Sunset Cruise

Arrive in Darwin and pick up your vehicle before settling into your accommodation and spending the afternoon exploring the local highlights that Darwin has to offer such as Crocosaurus Cove or East Point Reserve with its excellent Defence of Darwin exhibition.

In the evening discover the wonder of Darwin Harbour on a boat cruise. You will experience the magnificent sunset and enjoy the reflected glow over the Darwin skyline. Onboard enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and gourmet Territorian style tasting platters. The 2.5 hr cruise includes commentary on Darwin’s sites and points of interest. (Tour departs at 5.15pm)

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Darwin), Darwin Harbour Cruise, Car Rental

Day 2 : Around Darwin - Territory Wildlife Park

An opportunity to continue exploring more of Darwin’s attractions, before spending the day at the internationally recognised Territory Wildlife Park. A multi award winning and world class nature attraction designed to showcase Territory Wildlife in natural habitats. It is set in 400 hectares of bushland with walking trails and a free shuttle train operating to link the 26 major exhibits. Arguably the best wildlife Park in Australia.

When your are finished at the park take the opportunity to go for a refreshing swim at nearby Berry Springs or visit Howard Springs before returning to Darwin.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Darwin), Car Rental, Territory Wildlife Park Entry

Day 3: Darwin to Kakadu (via Mary River Wetlands) - Jumping Croc Cruise

An early start to begin exploring World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Along the Arnhem Hwy you will explore one of the most populated biomass regions in Australia. Explore and be captivated at the birdlife at Fogg Dam Reserve before visiting the Window on the Wetlands information centre. Your package includes the nearby Jumping Croc Cruise. (spectacular and most peoples first experience of a crocodile in the wild and what a way to see it)

In the afternoon you will travel into Kakadu National Park and out to the mighty East Alligator River and capping the day off with a spectacular sunset view on top of Ubirr Rock surrounded by 30,000 year old rock art. A must do experience! (Bus Groups not allowed at Ubirr for sunset) Return to Jabiru where you will spend the night.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Jabiru), Jumping Crocodile Cruise, Car Rental, National Park Entry

Day 4: Kakadu National Park - Jim Jim Twin Falls or Arnhemland Tour

An early start as your guide picks you up from your accommodation in an airconditioned 4WD. Your package includes a choice of guided tours. Take a guided day trip into Jim Jim & Twin Falls to view what are arguably the most spectacular and photographed falls in the region. Both falls are set in the remote central escarpment country. You will marvel at the awe-inspiring 150 metre high cliffs towering on both sides of the falls and enjoy a swim in the magnificent plunge pools. Alternatively take the guided cultural tour into Arnhemland. The Arnhemland option takes you to areas that have restricted access to the general public and some of the best rock art in the region.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Jabiru), Car Rental, Guided Tour (Jim Jim Twin Falls or Arnhemland), Park Entry

Day 5: Around Kakadu National Park - Scenic Flight

A full day exploring the northern section of Kakadu National Park including the must see Bowali Visitors Centre, Nourlangie Rock and the town ship of Jabiru. Drive out to Jabiru airport where you will board a fixed wing aircraft for a 30min scenic flight over Kakadu and the Arnhemland escarpment.

In the afternoon explore the rock art and spectacular lookouts near Nourlangie before travel to Cooinda where you can explore the Warradjan Cultural Centre or spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by Gagudju Cooindas impressive pool.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Cooinda), Scenic Flight, Car Rental, National Park Entry

Day 6: Kakadu to Katherine - Sunrise Breakfast Cruise

Your package includes the award winning Yellow Waters wetlands cruise. A spectacular combination of rivers, flood plains and billabongs (Kakadu’s most diverse environment) filled with saltwater crocodiles and an abundance of wildlife & flora. The sunrise cruise offers a tranquil and serene perspective and since you are on the water for sunrise you’ll get to experience nature come alive. On return to the resort your tour includes breakfast.

Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the many attractions and spectacular swimming holes in the southern region of Kakadu. Depending on what time you choose to leave Kakadu take the time to stop off at historic Pine Creek and picturesque Edith Falls on the way to Katherine.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Cruise, Breakfast, Car Rental, National Park Entry, Accommodation (Katherine)

Day 7: Around Katherine (Katherine Gorge) - 3.5Hr Gorge Cruise

Today you will explore the spectacle of the river, shear cliffs and rock art that make Katherine Gorge such popular attraction. There are four ways to explore the Park, bushwalking, canoeing, helicopter flight or boat cruise. The best way to see Katherine Gorge is a combination of two and this package deal offers you the 3 Gorge boat cruise.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Katherine), Car Rental, 4hr Gorge Cruise

Day 8: Katherine to Litchfield National Park

Travel north along the Stuart Hwy to Litchfield National Park. Litchfield is THE most attractive park in the Top End. It’s spring fed year round swimming holes make it a must visit destination for anyone holidaying in the Top End. Choose to explore and cool off at some of the waterfalls and plunge pools this afternoon.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Litchfield), Car Rental

Day 9: Litchfield National Park to Darwin:

A full day to explore more of the magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes of Litchfield National Park. Travel past towering magnetic and cathedral anthills before spending the day exploring some of the 13 attractions within Litchfield before returning to Darwin.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Accommodation (Darwin), Car Rental

Day 10: Free Day in Darwin

A free day to relax or explore more of Darwins’ highlights and coastline before returning your vehicle. Package price is based on vehicle being returned at the same time as picked up on Day 1.

Refer to the Travel Pack for highlights and recommendations

Inclusions: Car Rental (Package assumes vehicle returned at same time as picked up on Day 1)

Package Includes:

Kakadu National Park Entry!



Kakadu National Park entry

Package includes a Park entry pass for 2 Adults valued at $40 each and valid for 14 Days

Comprehensive Travel Pack

  • Package includes a comprehensive travel pack with detailed maps, photos including highlights, attractions, distances, timings and useful tips.

  • The pack includes your vouchers, permits and other useful information such as supplier details as well as availability of fuel and food.

  • Tailored to your itinerary with daily itinerary recommendations. Invaluable info you will use every day.

  • We mail this travel pack to you (within Australia) well before travel so you have time to read it and ask us any questions. (Please note if you require pack to be mailed internationally any additional cost to be added to package price quoted)

Accommodation Summary

Budget Accommodation Option

Darwin - 3 nights

3 nights in a motel room at Cullen Bay Serviced Apartments or motel room at Palms City Resort.

Kakadu (Jabiru) - 2 nights

2 nights Kakadu National Park accomodation in a Bush Bungalow with private external ensuite at Anbinik Kakadu Resort.

Kakadu (Cooinda) - 1 night

1 night Kakadu National Park accomodation in a Lodge Room at Gagudju Lodge in Cooinda with pool & ensuite.

Katherine - 2 nights

2 nights Cabin at Knotts Crossing Resort with private external ensuite.

Litchfield - 1 night

1 night Standard Room at Litchfield Hotel with ensuite & pool.

Standard Accommodation Option

Darwin - 3 nights

3 nights in a Water View Room at Cullen Bay Serviced Apartments or Garden Bungalow at Palm City Resort.

Kakadu (Jabiru) - 2 nights

2 night Kakadu National Park accomodation in a Suite at Anbinik Kakadu Resort with private ensuite incl private outdoor shower.

Kakadu (Cooinda) - 1 night

1 night Kakadu National Park accomodation in a Lodge Room at Gagudju Lodge in Cooinda with pool & ensuite.

Katherine - 2 nights

2 nights Katherine Standard Room at Knotts Crossing Resort with ensuite, pool, bar and restaurant.

Litchfield - 1 night

1 night Standard Room at Litchfield Hotel with ensuite & pool.

Superior Accommodation Option

Darwin - 3 night

3 nights in a Deluxe Room at Sky City.

Kakadu (Jabiru) - 2 night

2 night Kakadu National Park accomodation at the Croc Hotel with ensuite & pool.

Kakadu (Cooinda) - 1 night

1 night Kakadu National Park accomodation in a Lodge Room at Gagadju Lodge in Cooinda with pool & ensuite.

Katherine - 2 nights

2 nights in a Chalet at Katherine Gorge with ensuite and poolside cafe.

Litchfield - 1 night

1 night Superior Room at Litchfield Hotel with ensuite, pool & breakfast.

Car Hire Summary

Medium Wagon AWD included in price

9 Days car hire with standard insurance. NB: Medium AWD are restricted to graded dirt roads. If you are interested in getting off the beaten track upgrade to a Large 4WD

** Large 4WD Upgrade**

Upgrade to a Large 4WD – for an extra $85pp on top of chosen package

Activity Summary

Darwin - Sunset Cruise

A tropical sunset experience aboard a sailing schooner enjoying a glass of wine and gourmet territorian style tasting platter as you sail Darwin Harbour.

Territory Wildlife Park

Entry to the internationally recognised Territory Wildlife Park. Set in 400 hectares of bushland. Arguably the best wildlife Park in Australia.

Kakadu - Yellow Waters Cruise

View the exceptional willife and wetlands on a Yellow Waters cruise in the heart of Kakadu National Park Package based on the longer more expensive sunrise breakfast cruise

Wetlands-Jumping Croc Cruise

Watch in awe as a crocodile jumps out of the water at one of the NT's major rivers in the safety of a boat. The Jumping Croc Cruise is popular tour.

Kakadu - Scenic Flight

View the stunning escarpment, mighty rivers and unforgettable landscape on a fixed wing plane 30min flight.

Katherine - Gorge Cruise

View the enormous and stunning Katherine Gorge on a 4hr Gorge Cruise.

Choose Between Arnhemland Tour or Jim Jim Twin Falls Tour

Kakadu - Jim Jim/Twin Falls

Take a guided tour to the awe-inspiring 150m high cliffs of Jim Jim & Twin Falls. Includes guided 4WD, Lunch and swim in Croc free environment.

Kakadu - Arhemland Safari

A guided cultural tour into Arnhemland. Restricted access to the general public except for this tour some of the most beautiful scenery and best Rock Art in the region.

Package Summary

Package Description
10 Days :"Ultimate Top End"
Valid
Travel between 1 April, 2018 to 31st October, 2018
Departs
Daily (Monday to Sunday)
Travellers Obligation
Traveller to organise his/her own flights to & from the Northern Territory.
Pricing
All pricing is in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Car Hire
Medium Wagon AWD (Nissan X-Trail or equivalent )
Package Cost

Budget: A$2295.00 pp twin share
Standard: A$2495.00 pp twin share
Superior: A$2695.00 pp twin share

Guided tour Options while in Kakadu (Day 4)

The itinerary above is based on customers choosing between the Arnhemland Tour and the Jim Jim Falls Tours on day 4. Both are popular and recomended it comes down to personal preference.

I have some Questions or would like to tweak this package so it better suits me!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any changes to this package, send us an email information@blueytravel.com or call us on 1300 305 505 (within Australia) or +61 1300 305 505 (from anywhere in the world). For example you may want to;

  • Find out the price of doing both the Jim Jim & Arnhemland Tours (NB: would need an extra night in Kakadu)
  • Find out the price for more than just 2 adults travelling
  • Find out price for mixing the accommodation between budget, standard and superior.
  • or any other questions or changes you may have

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