Darwin, Kakadu & Litchfield Small Group Escape
Journey across the Top End like never before as opportunities are created for each guest to fall in awe of the environments and cultures we interact with in the spectacular Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Delve into the country and culture of the Kakadu region and a fun and educational adventure through Litchfield with a stay pre and post at the centrally located Palms City Resort in Darwin.
- 4 night stay (3 night pre and 1 night post) in Darwin at the Palms City Resort in a standard hotel room including:
- Daily breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Late check out to 12pm
- Pure Litchfield day tour^ including pick-up & drop-off from accommodation, qualified / professional guide with live commentary, healthy snacks, fresh cool water refills & delicious lunch options, home-made morning & afternoon tea, swimming masks, insect repellent, sunscreen plus a complimentary end of year photo e-book
- Overnight Kakadu Sounds of Stone tour^ including overnight accommodation at Cooinda Lodge, live commentary with dedicated guide, private rock art interpretation of Nourlangie Rock Art Galleries, morning & afternoon teas, 1 x breakfast & snacks (homemade mango muffins, chocolate wattle seed biscuits, fruit and muesli bars) plus a Sunrise Yellow Water Cruise
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.
Palms City Resort, winner of the Best Standard Accommodation in the NT for the last 5 years in the 2015 - 2019 Brolga Awards, provides a tropical paradise in the vibrant city of Darwin. Thanks to its 2015 refurbishment, the resort provides modern, comfortable rooms with a splash of tropical colour and airiness that oozes relaxation. Throughout the establishment the tropical ambience envelops its guests thanks to lush gardens, cute bungalows and light colours with wooden accents. It also has a 24-hour reception desk, breakfast café, luggage storage, WiFi and a newly renovated lagoon-style pool to relax in at the end of a day exploring the city.
What to do:
The Pure Litchfield tour is all about Litchfield National Park. Short walks, waterfalls, views and general ‘outbackness’ packaged up for those who are up for a fun, educational adventure. Visit Florence Falls, Buely Rockhole, Tolmer Falls & Wangi Falls with 2 swimming opportunities (conditions permitting) plus visit Tabletop Wetland and the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mound viewing area. Learn of bush foods and uses of native plants of this beautiful area.
The overnight Sounds of Stone tour delves into country and culture of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory. In a small group of no more than 10 guests discover the gems of World Heritage Kakadu National Park in the presence of dedicated, local, professional guides. Ponder the age and importance of ancient rock art carefully recorded on sandstone mastiffs whilst keeping a wary eye open for the wildlife of the region that abounds in this remote wonderland. Enjoy golden sunsets and the sounds of the Top End. Day 1 you will visit the Adelaide River War Cemetary followed by a town tour of historic Pine Creek and sunset viewing from Nawulanja Lookout, Kakadu before a stay at the beautiful Cooinda Lodge. Kakadu is home to the longest continuous culture on the planet.
There is plenty to offer the thoughtful. Day 2 begins with a morning cruise on Yellow Waters Billabong and breakfast beside Anbangbang Billabong. Enjoy a guided tour of Nourlangie Rock Art galleries, the town of Jabiru and the Aboriginal art gallery / culture centre, finishing off with afternoon tea at the Bark Hut.
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. 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 entry ways 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.
On sale until 31 March 2021. For travel 1 March to 31 March 2021. Seasonal surcharges apply outside of these dates and blackout dates may apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. ^All guests MUST agree to Ethical Adventures' COVID 19 Health & Hygiene Policy in order to participate in the tours and activities. A minimum of 4 guests are required for tour to depart with a maximum of only 10 guests. The Sounds of Stone itinerary is subject to environmental and cultural considerations which may affect it on the day. We reserve the right to make changes and omissions without notice. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 15 December 2020 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on per person twin share. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Summer sale conditions: Travel must be booked within the campaign period of 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. Travel departure must occur by, or on, 31 March 2021. Must be valued at a minimum of $1,000 per booking (inclusive of GST) before the NT Summer Sale discount is applied. Can include any bookable flight, accommodation, tour, attraction or hire vehicle inbound to, from or within the NT – the travel cannot originate in the NT and finish outside the NT unless either 80% in the NT or on the Ghan, see below point. All bookings must have a minimum of 80% of days booked in the NT. The summer sale price is listed. Intra-Territory travel by NT residents is eligible.