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Darwin Top End Escape

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This special holiday gives you the freedom to explore Darwin at your leisure, but as an added bonus we’ve included must-see tours to help make the most of your trip. Cruise Katherine Gorge, see spectacular Litchfield National Park and explore famous Kakadu National Park!

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Darwin Northern Territory Top End Escape – 7 days

This independent holiday package gives you the flexibility to explore Darwin at your leisure, but to make sure you don’t miss the best bits and to see more of the Top End we have included sightseeing that covers the territory’s iconic sites.

Explore the city from atop a double-decker bus on the Hop On Hop Off tour of Darwin. You’ll have plenty of time to visit places like the Darwin Military Museum, enjoy the waterfront precinct or get up close to crocodiles in the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove!

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. On the final full day tour, travel to spectacular Litchfield National Park. Here, as well as taking in the scenic surrounds, you’ll have the opportunity to view magnificent waterfalls and swim in natural plunge pools.

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 & Litchfield National Park!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Accommodation – 6 nights Darwin in choice of hotels, standard room
    • Stay at Darwin City or Metro Advance Apartment Hotel
  • Sightseeing tours – Escorted tours with inclusions as per the itinerary
    • 1 day Darwin Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
    • Darwin Escorted Bus Tour Half Day
    • Katherine Gorge Cruise Day Tour
    • Kakadu National Park Day Tour
    • Litchfield National Park Tour

Departs Daily from Darwin:

$1499 Departures:
2022 – 01 February to 30 April & 01 September to 10 December

$1999 Departures:
2022 – 01 May to 31 August

Note: Subject to confirmation at time of booking and price may vary depending on your travel date. Please contact us for travel at other times of the year.

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Want to Stay Longer or Upgrade?

You can add extra nights in Darwin, upgrade your your hotel or add a car hire vehicle.

This top value package uses budget or 3-star accommodation. If you would like to upgrade to 4-star hotels, please contact us for a personal quote.

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 until 28 February 2022, unless sold out earlier.

Prices are correct as of 10 January 2022. 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



Day 1: Darwin
Arrive Darwin and catch a taxi to your hotel, your home for the next 6 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 such as Parliament House, Palmerston Town and the Darwin Botanical Gardens, plus get tips about local haunts that will be worth visiting during your stay.

Day 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise Day Tour
What you can expect
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: Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour of Darwin
What you can expect on Hop on Hop off Bus
Rich in cultural heritage, known for its balmy weather, and boasting an eclectic dining scene, the laid-back city of Darwin is a visitor's delight. Explore the sights from atop a double-decker bus and set your own pace around the Northern Territory's biggest town.
This hop-on hop-off adventure hits all the top attractions, giving you plenty of time to explore sites like the Darwin Military Museum or get up close and personal with crocodiles in the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove. Zip around the city, hopping on and off at your leisure to immerse yourself in Darwin's mix of frontier heritage and modern bustle.
At the Aquascene Fish Feeding at Doctors Gully, watch the tide bring in an array of gentle fish species and wade into the water to feed them bread. Wander around the SKYCITY Casino, shop for arts and crafts at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, and check out the pools, waterfalls, and tropical scenery of the Botanic Gardens.
Visit The Defence of Darwin Experience to discover Darwin's role during World War II, and check out the city's shopping, dining, and entertainment scene at the Parap Markets, Waterfront Precinct, and Fort Hill Wharf. Your pass lets you hop back on the bus as many times as you'd like, so be sure to keep it handy as you tour.
Route stops include:
Tourist Information Centre
Crocosaurus Cove
Doctors Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding
Cullen Bay Jetty
Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanic Gardens
Museum and Art Gallery of Nothern Territory
Military Museum – Defence of Darwin Experience
Parap Markets
Waterfront Precinct
Fort Hill Wharf

Day 6: Litchfield National Park Day Tour
What you can expect
Discover beautiful Litchfield, visiting Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls with an included lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to swim beneath the falls too!
Leave Darwin behind you and explore the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park. Be captivated by the spectacular cascades of Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls. Swim in idyllic waterholes surrounded by the monsoon rainforests and soak up the natural beauty with picture-perfect views.
Start your day early with hotel pick-up and travel to the stunning Litchfield National Park. Stop at the termite mounds along the way, the incredible architectural work of local termites.
Continue to Florence Falls and view the magnificent double waterfalls from a high vantage point. Then take time to walk down the stairs and swim in the refreshing plunge pools.
Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch before travelling to Wangi Falls for great views of the water cascading down to a deep waterhole at the base of the falls.
For your last stop, visit Wangi Falls. Make time to relax or take another dip in this large pool of crystal-clear water. After a day of taking in great views of spectacular nature, it's time to head back to Darwin.

Day 7: 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.

1 review for Darwin Top End Escape

  1. traveller

    Hi Dave

    Hope you are well.

    We wanted to thank you for your assistance with our tour. We all enjoyed it very much…We loved our tour and as the Travel Guides say on that TV show we rate it as 4 out of 5!


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