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Kakadu In-depth for 2 people

Experience the magical paradise of Kakadu National Park and the relaxed city of Darwin in your own time.  With 5 day car hire included you have the freedom to explore all that Darwin has to offer in local attractions, historical sights and must-do local markets while based at the relaxing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade. Cruise the stunning Yellow Water Billabong during your stay at Cooinda Lodge, in Kakadu National Park, and explore the ancient Aboriginal rock art, abundant wildlife and incredible natural beauty of the largest National Park in Australia.

Inclusions


  • 2 night stay (1 night pre and post) in Darwin at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin in a guest room including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • DoubleTree cookie per person
    • 15% off Food and Beverage at Aqua restaurant 
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Late checkout to 1pm
  • 5 day car hire^ (compact auto 5 door hatch) with unlimited kilometres
  • 2 night stay in Kakadu National Park at Cooinda Lodge in a standard room
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Drink voucher upon arrival
  • 2 hour 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.

4 nights from:
$1,338

Valued up to:
$1,790

Offer ends:
30 September 2019

For travel 1 November 2019 – 30 April 2020.

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin is 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.


Cooinda Lodge Kakadu is the gateway to the Yellow Water Billabong. The village style property is located beneath a canopy of trees beside Yellow Water Billabong, home to world-renowned Yellow Water Cruises, where crocodiles and birds are seen on the flood plain amongst Paperbark, Pandanus and Fresh Water Mangroves. The lodge offers an inviting shaded swimming pool, bistro-style dining, bars, petrol station and a store that offers locally-made crafts as well a wide range of essentials for touring.


What to do:


With the added benefit of car hire included you are free to explore Darwin and Kakadu National Park at your leisure. Welcome to the largest National Park in Australia - Kakadu! Here you’ll find a magical natural paradise just waiting to be explored. Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu National Park is teeming with wildlife, home to important Aboriginal rock art sites, and diverse and exotic landscapes. This has earned it a World Heritage listing for both its cultural and natural values and draws travellers from around the world to visit its rich natural beauty and abundance of native wildlife. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre to make the most of your time self-driving through this huge park.


Join us for a 2 hour Yellow Water Billabong cruise during this majestic time of day. Cruise Kakadu's most famous wetland at dawn and see the billabong come alive. Located at the end of the Jim Jim Creek, Yellow Water is part of the South Alligator River system. This river system is unique as it is included in its entirety within a UNESCO World Heritage listed National Park. 


Bruce Munro ‘Tropical Light’

1 November 2019 – 30 April 2020

If you are visiting Darwin between 1 November 2019 and 30 April 2020 you will have the pleasure of experiencing ‘Bruce Munro Tropical Light’- an outdoor exhibition featuring 8 site specific illuminated sculptures activating Darwin’s city parks. This wondrous collection of new and existing work has been created by world renowned artist Bruce Munro, which reflect the artist’s experiences of visiting Australia and the Northern Territory. The exhibition is connected by a centralised self-guided path to wander along with each piece intended to inspire interest during the day and hold special significance when illuminated at night. ‘Bruce Munro Tropical Light’ is a free event that can be viewed at your leisure with the best viewing time onwards from 7pm till 10pm daily. ‘Bruce Munro Tropical Light’ is set to be one of the largest trails of art in the Northern Territory with the exhibition path also having stunning local works from Darwin artists to discover.


Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including QantasVirgin AustraliaJetstar 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 30 September 2019. For travel 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 21 August 2019 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. ^Includes: unlimited kilometres, GST (Goods & Services Tax at the current rate of 10%), Ultimate Protection for Passenger Vehicles $0 Damage Recovery Fee (DRF), Premium Protection for 4WD vehicles (FFAR), DRF $1,100 for Multi Vehicle Accident, $5,500 for Single Vehicle Accidents, Compulsory Third Party Insurance and Accidental Tyre and Windscreen Damage on non 4WD vehicles, Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee, Administration Recovery Fee, Additional Drivers, Premium Location Surcharge, this product is available for renters aged 25+. National Park enrty fees are not included. Please note: road closures may be in place due to inclement weather, for up to date information visit https://roadreport.nt.gov.au/road-reports.  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.