The Ultimate Top End Self-Drive Experience
The tropical hub of Darwin is yours to explore at your leisure from the well-located Palms City Resort before venturing along the open road 300 kilomteres south to Katherine to explore this beautiful part of the country including Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge all while staying at the relaxing Knotts Crossing Resort. Next continue to the famous Mercure Crocodile Hotel, a perfect base for exploring the breathtaking wonders and rich aboriginal history of Kakadu National Park. Lastly, the perfect location to explore the waterfalls and landscapes of Litchfield National Park from Batchelor Holiday Park.
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- 2 night stay (1 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
- 2 night stay in Kakadu National Park at the Mercure Crocodile Hotel in a standard room including daily breakfast, $100 food and beverage voucher (per booking) & local welcome gift (per booking)
- 2 night stay in Katherine at Knotts Crossing Resort in a standard room including daily breakfast
- 2 night stay at the Batchelor Holiday Park in an Ensuite Cabin
- 2 hour Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
- Kakadu National Park pass
- 9 day car hire with unlimited kilometres^
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.
Welcome to Knotts Crossing Resort, in the picturesque Katherine region of Australia's Northern Territory. Rooms are serviced daily, with fresh linen once a week, and there are two guest laundries. We also have a convenience kiosk and ATM on-site. The grasslands and rocky outcrops of the Territory’s northern savannah form the theme for the resort’s delightful Savannah Bar & Restaurant, serving delicious cooked, continental and buffet breakfasts every day. You can also enjoy al fresco dining at the licensed bar attached to the Savannah Bar & Restaurant near the main pool. The resort has two swimming pools and three outdoor barbecue areas.
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is an idyllic retreat located in the wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Situated in the township of Jabiru, this hotel is the perfect base to start exploring many of Kakadu's most significant natural attractions such as Ubirr, Nourlangie, Cahills Crossing & Mamukala Wetlands. Cool off in the large outdoor pool, the perfect oasis for relaxing in between discovery tours around Kakadu before feasting on Kakadu bush tucker & gourmet dining at the Escarpment restaurant and bar (own expense).
Stay in Batchelor and explore the beautiful waterfalls, walking tracks, rainforest pockets, historic sites, the magnetic termite mounds, natural pools and 4WD tracks around Litchfield National Park and enjoy beautiful Batchelor and the early European history including WWII historical sites. Batchelor Holiday Park provides a range of accommodation and offers a variety of activities for guests that include an 18-hole mini golf course, wireless internet, and a shady pool. We feed the wild native birds twice daily. As the sun goes down, raise a glass & enjoy the wild bird feeding in the Park, and then it’s just a short stroll for a delicious dinner in town if you don’t feel like cooking!
What to do:
Join us for a two hour cruise and experience this magical time of day on Yellow Water. 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 entirity within a UNESCO World Heritage listed National Park.
With the added benefit of car hire included you are free to explore Katherine, Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park at your leisure. The third largest town in the Northern Territory, Katherine, is your gateway to exploring, situated on the banks of the Katherine River which flows through to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Katherine holds a rich history in indigenous art, World War II and the Overland Telegraph Line which are easily accessible throughout the town or its museums. The majesty of Nitmiluk National Park, incorporating 13 beautiful gorges including the renowned Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, needs to be seen to be believed. And there are a number of ways to explore this incredible bucket-list experience including on-foot, cruising, by air or canoeing!
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.
Experience the stunning tropical nature of the famed Litchfield National Park. Discover the town of Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) and the magnificent Termite Mounds. View the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point and make your way down to the plunge pool below for a refreshing dip. Continue to the spectacular Tolmer Falls which is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshow bats. Enjoy lunch at Litchfield Café (own expense) and visit the very popular Wangi Falls - the perfect place to end your adventure.
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 dynamic rates viewed on 30 April 2021 for dates 14-16 Dec 2021, for accurate pricing please enquire and advise dates. All dynamic rate pricing is subject to change, quotes and bookings will be based on the best available rate on the day. Seasonal surcharges apply outside of these dates and blackout dates may apply. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 30 April 2021 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. ^Car hire includes unlimited kilometres, GST (Goods & Services Tax at the current rate of 10%), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) with Zero Excess on Passenger vehicles and $990 Excess on 4wd Vehicles, Compulsory Third Party Insurance, Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee, Additional Drivers, Premium Location Surcharge, this product is available for renters aged 25+. 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. 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.
8. Full conditions can be found here.