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Darwin, Katherine & Litchfield Discovery

Some of Australia’s best natural experiences (especially waterfalls) can be found in the Northern Territory including Litchfield National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge where the wildlife and landscapes will amaze you. While adventuring around Darwin you’ll be based at Rydges Darwin Central where you’ll have no problem exploring the city thanks to the Hop on Hop off Bus. After your days of exploration, dining will include more uniquely Darwin experiences at the iconic Hotel Darwin and local hangout, The Cavenagh Hotel.

5 nights from:
$1,578

Valued up to:
$2,242

Offer ends:
15 May 2019

For travel until 30 April 2019 and 1 October 2019 - 31 March 2020.

Choose your travel option


Inclusions


  • 5 night stay in Darwin at Rydges Darwin Central in a twin queen room including: 
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Upgraded room type (subject to availability upon check in)
  • Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
  • Lunch or dinner at The Cavenagh Hotel with premium produce and a vibrant atmosphere
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge & Leliyn (Edith) Falls sightseeing tour including lunch, experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary in an air-conditioned coach
  • Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour including lunch, experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary in an air-conditioned coach
  • 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus sightseeing pass with detailed commentary
  • Transfers to and from Darwin airport
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:


While staying at the Rydges Darwin Central Hotel, you’ll be based in the very heart of the vibrant and historic city and in perfect walking distance to great eateries, shopping locations and tourist hotspots. After a day out exploring you’ll come back and relax in contemporary rooms which feature all your essential amenities and comforts including modern furnishings, free WiFi as well as 24-hour reception and a buffet breakfast each morning.


Where to eat:


You’ll find yourself dining at the iconic Hotel Darwin which dates back to 1940 and has been a long-running watering-hole for the locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak and even kangaroo pie.
Located in the vibrant heart of Darwin, The Cavenagh Hotel is the perfect spot to dine within the vibrant yet still relaxed atmosphere. Award-winning Chef Lee Amy-Bell and her dedicated team use premium produce to fill the extensive menu with mouth-watering meals like crispy pork belly, a smoked lamb shoulder salad, steaks and more. At the bar you’ll find an impressive wine list, plus 12 beers on tap and a refreshing range of cocktails to delight.


What to do:


On your day long Nitmiluk (formerly Katherine) Gorge and Edith Falls sightseeing tour you’ll be guided through the famous gorge (also known as Nitmiluk Gorge) within the expansive Nitmiluk National Park. Rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna will encompass your senses as you explore the natural haven. Your day will continue with a trip along the longest highway in Australia, the Stuart Highway, before a stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery which is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the north of Australia during WWII. From here you’ll enter the rugged landscape of the National Park before visiting Leliyn (also known as Edith) Falls. Throughout Nitmiluk you’ll see plenty of Aboriginal rock art depicting images steeped in the deep spiritual culture of the traditional owners of the land, the Jawoyn people. It’s then on to a buffet lunch before browsing the Visitor Centre. A relaxing two-hour cruise through the sandstone walls of Nitmiluk Gorge will present you with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, vibrant birdlife and native plants.

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.

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.


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 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.


Package terms


On sale until 15 May 2019. For travel until 30 April 2019 and 1 October 2019  - 31 March 2020. Seasonal surcharges apply for travel between 1 May – 30 September 2019. Blackout dates 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.