Kakadu By Air
Aerial sightseeing paired with the famous Yellow Water Cruise is the only way to experience Kakadu's true beauty, scale, and diverse landscapes. Your included meals at Hotel Darwin and Stokes Hill Wharf, both popular with the locals, are also within walking distance from your relaxing and centrally located Darwin accommodation.
- 3 night stay in Darwin at the Vibe Darwin Waterfront in a guest room including:
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi
- OR a 3 night stay in Darwin at the Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin in a guest room
- Daily breakfast
- DoubleTree cookie per person
- 15% off Food and Beverage at Aqua restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Late checkout to 1pm
- Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
- Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
- Full Day Kakadu Tour by air including:
- Guaranteed window seat
- Several hours of scenic flying
- Trip to Warradjan Cultural Centre
- Yellow Water Billabong 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.
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.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is centrally located next to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and overlooks the palm-lined esplanade, with stunning ocean views also available from select rooms. All rooms have been newly refurbished, and the hotel also boasts the largest outdoor swimming pool in Darwin, as well as free WiFi, a fitness room and beauty salon. While being located on the esplanade, the DoubleTree is also within walking distance of many Darwin hotspots, eateries and shopping areas. A later check out time of 1pm will also mean a relaxing end to your stay in Darwin.
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 city’s locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak and even kangaroo pie.
Another historic Darwin food lover's-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf. Here you can enjoy fresh fish and chips from a choice of eateries while taking in the panoramic ocean views and the famed Darwin sunsets.
What to do:
Kakadu National Park is dual-listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list for outstanding natural and cultural values. A trip to the Northern Territory is not complete without a visit to this iconic National Park. Embark on an all-inclusive day tour highlighting the best of Kakadu National Park during the wet season. Aerial sightseeing paired with the famous Yellow Water Cruise is the only way to experience Kakadu's true beauty, scale, and diverse landscapes.
On your scenic flight, departing Darwin, view the Adelaide, West, South, and East Alligator River systems that form amazing snake-like bends. Take in the sights of Kakadu with views over massive erosion, vast rock formations, floodplains, coastal mangroves, and grand escarpments before arriving at the picture-perfect Jim Jim and Twin waterfalls in the wet season.
Then, cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, home to a myriad of birdlife and flora. Keep an eye out for crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks or gliding through the water. A boating guide will keep you captivated with informative commentary.
Enjoy an included lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro before wandering through Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Developed by the Aboriginal traditional owners of Kakadu, the displays include personal histories, videos, and artifacts that illustrate stories the traditional owners want to share with you.
Finally, see the ancient lands of Kakadu on a direct air transfer with views of Savannah forest before arriving back in 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. 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 1 November 2021. For travel until 31 March 2022. Pricing based on Vibe Darwin Waterfront for travel 1 November 2021 – 31 March 2022, seasonal surcharges apply outside these dates and blackout dates may apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 31 August 2021 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 email@example.com 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.
NT Summer Sale bookings must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:
1. Every traveller 18 years and over within each booking must provide a digital certificate issued by the Australian Government which states the individual to whom the certificate is issued has received all required COVID-19 vaccinations.
2. Travel must be booked within the campaign period of 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
3. Travel departure must occur by or on 31 March 2022.
4. The booking must be valued at a minimum of $1,000 (inclusive of GST) to qualify for the NT Summer Sale discount.
5. The booking can include any bookable flight, accommodation, tour, attraction or hire vehicle inbound to, or within the NT.
6. All bookings must have a minimum of 80% of the total product value spent in the NT.
7. Intra-territory travel by vaccinated NT residents is eligible. Discount will not apply to interstate travel components for NT residents.
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