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Epic Darwin, Kakadu & Litchfield Adventure

Some of Australia’s best natural experiences (especially waterfalls) can be found in the Northern Territory including in both Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks where the wildlife and landscapes will amaze you. While adventuring around Darwin you’ll be based at the Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront located conveniently where you’ll have no problem exploring the city thanks to the Hop on Hop off Bus. Get your adrenaline pumping on an airboat tour of Darwin Harbour, then, after your days of exploration, enjoy a pizza at il lido BARpizza on the Darwin Waterfront.

6 nights from:
$2,958

Valued up to:
$3,700

Offer ends:
15 May 2019

For travel until 30 April 2019 & 16 October 2019 – 31 March 2020. Seasonal supplements apply for travel between 1 – 31 May 2019 & 1 June – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates apply.

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Inclusions


  • 5 night stay in Darwin at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront in a guest room including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Free WiFi
  • 48 hour Hop on Hop off Bus sightseeing pass with detailed commentary
  • Pizza at il lido BARpizza (1 pizza per person, excluding the metre-long pizzas)
  • Entrance to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility Darwin including Bombing of Darwin exhibition
  • 45 minute airboat ride with Darwin Airboat Tours to get your adrenaline pumping
  • Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour including:
    • Experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary
    • Air-conditioned coach
    • Lunch
  • Overnight Kakadu and East Alligator River tour including:
    • Experienced driver guide with comprehensive commentary
    • Accommodation at the modern Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    • Air-conditioned coach
    • Lunches

Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking.

Departing from To Darwin return
Adelaide Prices from $418.00 per person
Brisbane Prices from $378.00 per person
Canberra Prices from $520.00 per person
Hobart Prices from $540.00 per person
Melbourne Prices from $378.00 per person
Sydney Prices from $378.00 per person
Perth Prices from $398.00 per person

Flight conditions: Subject to availability at all times. Based on economy airfares only. Flight prices valid for sale until 30 April 2019. Not all flights are direct. For select travel dates until 18 December 2019, seasonality and blackout dates apply. Contact us to check availability and book your flights.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


The Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront provides modern accommodation right next to the Darwin Wave Pool and Beach Lagoon, a lush grassy area to relax on, walking distance to the popular Stokes Hill Wharf and the dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade. The hotel provides 24-hour reception, a gym, free WiFi, a spa and 24-hour room service. Downstairs you’ll find plenty of eateries at your doorstop such as Curve Café & Bar, The Precinct and many more if you have a stroll around the relaxing waterfront area.


Where to eat:


You’ll have a lovely dining experience while situated on the Darwin Waterfront at family-owned, il lido BARpizza. Dine on mouth-watering pizzas made with fresh ingredients, as well as juicy burgers, nightly specials and an extensive beverage list. While enjoying your meals and drinks in the relaxed atmosphere, the waterfront view puts you in the best spot for a sunny afternoon or warm evening in one of Darwin’s most vibrant areas.


What to do:


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Hop on Hop off Bus which will allow you to customise your Darwin experience while also learning interesting facts via the entertaining audio commentary provided on the bus. The popular drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Crocosaurus Cove, Stokes Hill Wharf and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility details two key elements within the Northern Territory’s extensive history. Founded in 1939 by Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has a rich history of heroic tales from the pilots, doctors, nurses and patients that can experienced through life-size holograms, interactive storytelling, touch screen portals and even a decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that you can venture into. Relive the iconic wartime experience through the immersive Virtual Reality of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour 1942 – a movie production whose magnitude has never been seen before in VR.

Experience some of the Northern Territory’s adventurous side by air boating around Darwin Harbour while you spot dolphins frolicking in the waves and crocodiles lurking between the twisting mangroves. You’ll get your adrenaline pumping with an airboat fast lap before you head back towards the stunning Darwin skyline.

While on the Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour, you’ll experience the stunning tropical nature of the famed National Park while also provided with lunch, an experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary. Your first stop will be at the town of Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) before heading on to the magnificent Termite Mounds. It’s then on to view the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to the plunge pool below. Next, you'll enjoy an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest surroundings, before continuing on to the spectacular Tolmer Falls which is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshow bats. Time for lunch at Litchfield Café before finishing the day at the popular Wangi Falls which is the perfect place to end your adventurous Litchfield tour.

Your Kakadu National Park and East Alligator sightseeing tour will see your exploring the largest National Park in Australia! With one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll find yourself enthralled by the varying flora and fauna found in the air, on the land and in the water. From Darwin you’ll travel through the pristine wetland regions to Kakadu before you arrive at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Here you’ll be introduced to the way of life of the Bininj people who are the traditional owners of the land. It’s then on to an exciting cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong which is home to thousands of crocodiles just waiting to be spotted along with over 60 species of colourful birdlife including brolgas and kingfishers. That night you will stay at the luxurious Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel where you can relax after a day full of exciting exploration.

You’ll start day two by exploring the World Heritage area of Ubirr where Aboriginal rock art galleries believed to be over 20,000 years old will take your breath away. Climb your way to the lookout for stunning views over the impressive landscape which includes the floodplains, lush woodlands and dark ribbons of forest that make up the Nadab wetlands. It’s then on to a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along East Alligator River where an Aboriginal guide will provide insights into the local culture and mythology as well as the rivers food chain and some bush survival skills. With special permission from the local people, you are even allowed to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Next, it’s on to a visit of the Bowali Visitor Centre for a wealth of information on the Park’s ecology and Aboriginal culture before finally returning to Darwin.

Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air North. Flights mainly operate out of Australia’s capital cities and generally take between 3 – 4 hours.


The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. The Darwin Airport Shuttle meets all domestic and international flights and departs from the front of the terminal. Car hire is available from the counters close to the baggage carousels. There are also plenty of taxis available at the airport cab rank and private transfers can be pre-booked.


Darwin can also be reached by The Ghan, from Adelaide or Alice Springs, with trains arriving weekly on Tuesdays. While the rail station is situated a short drive from the city centre, free transfers are offered to all passengers.


For those driving there are a number of entryways to access Darwin. Most roads are sealed however some are for the more adventurous 4 wheel drivers. If you are coming from Queensland the best route to take is the Overlander’s Way / Barkly Highway from Mt Isa. If you are leaving from Cairns you can take the Savannah Way which is a rugged, unsealed road which crosses the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome. You can also use the Savannah Way as an access from Western Australia. Other roads leading from WA to Darwin include the Tanami Road that runs across the Tanami Desert and to the north the Butine Highway. The drive from South Australia is especially scenic as you follow the Explorer’s Way through Coober Pedy and past the major centres of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine before arriving in Darwin.


Package terms

On sale until 15 May 2019. For travel until 30 April 2019 & 16 October 2019 – 31 March 2020. Seasonal supplements apply for travel between 1 May – 31 May 2019 and 1 June 2019 – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates may apply (27 April – 4 May, 14-16 June, 1-6 August 2019) and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 18 March 2019 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.