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Darwin Getaway with Kakadu & More – 8 Days


This special Northern Territory holiday covers the great highlights of Darwin and the Top End in an exciting week. Cruise Katherine Gorge, see saltwater crocs leaping from the Adelaide River and explore famous Kakadu National Park!

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Trip Details:

Northern Territory, Darwin & Top End Getaway – 8 days

This holiday package gives you the flexibility to explore Darwin at your leisure. But to make sure you don’t miss the best bits, we have included sightseeing that covers the Territory’s iconic sites.

A Darwin city tour takes you to the waterfront precinct, old China Town, The Esplanade, Darwin Botanical Gardens, Mindil Beach and more.

Sightseeing tours will help you discover more of the Northern Territory, like enjoying an Aussie adventure unlike any other on a scenic cruise of Katherine Gorge. Another highlight will be visiting World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and cruising on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. There’s also a spectacular Darwin Sunset River Cruise and the famous Jumping Crocodiles Tour to see saltwater crocs close up as you cruise along the Adelaide River.

There’s so much to experience in Darwin with its rich cultural heritage, wonderful waterfront markets, eclectic dining scene and laid-back lifestyle!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Time to enjoy Darwin’s Mindil Beach, Skycity Casino, Botanical gardens, restaurants & bars
  • Incredible tours included to Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park & Adelaide River Cruise with the famous Jumping Crocs!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation – 7 nights Darwin in your choice of hotel, standard room
    • Darwin City Hotel, Capitanos Hotel or Darwin Frontier Hotel
  • Sightseeing tours – Escorted tours with inclusions as per the itinerary
    • Darwin Escorted City Tour, Half Day
    • Darwin Harbour Sunset River Cruise
    • Darwin Heritage Walk
    • Katherine Gorge Cruise Day Tour
    • Kakadu National Park Day Tour
    • Adelaide River Crocodile Cruise Tour

Departs Daily:

2023 & 2024 – January to December

Note: Subject to confirmation at time of booking and price can vary depending on your travel date. Seasonal itinerary changes may be necessary. Please contact us for the latest information and prices.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Darwin, upgrade your hotel or add car hire and flights.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Please contact us for single traveller rates.

Booking Conditions:

This special deal is valid for a limited time.

Prices were correct as of 13 May 2023. Please contact us for current rates.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Independent with sightseeing tours



Day 1: Darwin
Arrive Darwin and catch a taxi to your hotel, your home for the next 7 nights. Enjoy exploring the biggest city in Northern Territory’s Top End.

Day 2: Darwin Half Day Tour
Today it’s time to learn about Darwin from a local as you join the half-day escorted bus tour. Discover the city’s cultural heritage, drive by landmarks, plus get tips about local haunts that will be worth visiting during your stay.

Highlights of this tour:
Smith Street Mall, Mitchell Street – restaurants and cafes, St Mary's Cathedral
Cavanagh Street – old China Town, Chinese Temple, Stokes Hill and Fort Hill Wharf
Trendy Darwin Wharf precinct on the harbour, World War II oil storage tunnel
Christ Church Cathedral, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory – Government House and Parliament House
Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade, Casino, Mindil Beach – location for Darwin's famous market
Visit the Museum & Art Gallery, Learn of Cyclone Tracy – a force that changed this city
Exclusive Fannie Bay, Look for wallabies in the grasslands, Darwin Botanical Gardens

Day 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise Day Tour
Discover Katherine Gorge on this full-day tour including a 2-hour cruise to spot aboriginal rock art and wildlife, lunch and a visit to beautiful Edith Falls.
Start your day with an early-morning pick-up from your hotel and head to the wonderful Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Along the way, stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery – a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940s.
Continue to Edith Falls, where you have time for a refreshing swim in the waterhole, fringed with paper-bark and pandanas beneath the falls.
After a picnic lunch, enjoy a two-hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Enjoy the amazing scenery around you and spot bird life unique to this area.
On your return journey, take a brief tour of the town of Katherine, the hub of the region's cattle and farming industries. Travel via Pine Creek, a historic gold-mining town, and have a quick stop at Adelaide River before returning to Darwin.

Day 4: Kakadu National Park Day Tour
Discover Kakadu on a full-day trip, including wildlife on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, lunch and visit to Nourlangie to see ancient Aboriginal rock art.
Start your day with an early-morning hotel pick-up and travel on one of the longest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway.
Arrive at the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and marvel at this landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. The park is surrounded by mangrove-fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills and open woodland.
Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and learn about the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Next cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, search for saltwater crocodiles, and view the colourful range of bird life—for which this region is renowned.
After lunch, stop at the Nourlangie Rock for a guided walk and view the ancient Aboriginal rock art before returning to Darwin.

Day 5: Free Day with Darwin Sunset River Cruise
Today is a free day for you to enjoy the sights of Darwin at leisure, before it’s time to be welcomed by the friendly Captain and Crew as you board the Spectacular “Spirit of Darwin.”

Upon boarding, make yourself at home on the comfortable bean bag chairs on the bow and soak up the last of the day’s sunshine, alternatively have a seat with a view on our spacious decks, ready to set sail on a 2.5 hour cruise showcasing the magnificent tropical Darwin Harbour. As the Sun sets watch the sky light up in magical colours reflecting off the water and showcasing the coast line of Darwin in a way you've never seen before! As the sun goes down enjoy a great local buffet meal prepared with fresh produce, the perfect accompaniment to the spectacular sunset view! The Friendly crew are ready and able to assist your every need and want. This unique experience features amazing fish feeding from the bow of the “Spirit of Darwin,” where the Bat-fish of the Darwin Harbour meet the boat to be fed. The Bat-fish come right to the surface within view and awe of all passengers on board to show off their magnificent selves! Some tours have been lucky enough to spot Queen Fish, Trevally, Barramundi and even Sharks! This experience is exclusive to the Spirit of Darwin’s Sunset Dinner Cruise’s Guests.

Day 6: Adelaide River Jumping Crocodiles Tour
Today’s tour is an excellent opportunity to observe these primeval creatures as you cruise along the Adelaide River. Face saltwater crocodiles close up as they leap out of the water to snatch their food!

Highlights of this tour:
Cruise the Adelaide River in crocodile infested waters
Watch as your guide entices saltwater crocodiles to jump and snatch their food
Witness crocodiles in a somewhat close situation!
Visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre – see birds of prey scavenge for leftovers
An educational display with sweeping views over the wetlands
Fogg Dam Nature Reserve – a Top End wetlands eco system with an abundance of birds and reptiles

Day 7: Darwin Heritage Walk
As you walk the paths of pioneers, local guides will cheerfully share their passion for the town they call home as they tell of its history through the World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy, to current day. Discover many of the remaining buildings such as the old Court House and Police Station, Browns Mart and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, all of which have been painstakingly reconstructed. View Government House, Parliament House and the Northern Territory Supreme Court on our journey through the streets of this modern tropical city.

There are many hidden treasures to see on foot and plenty of opportunities to capture photographs of the public artworks, architecture, historic buildings, tropical plants and wildlife.

Departs: Raintree Park under the John McDouall Stuart statue, corner of Smith Street Mall and Knuckey Street. Look for the person in the bright orange shirt.

Day 8: Depart Darwin.
Your tour concludes today as you check out of your hotel and catch a taxi to the airport for flights home.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.


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