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3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage and diverse landscapes of Australia’s ‘Top End’ on this 3-day tour from Darwin. In World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, go croc spotting on a Yellow Water billabong cruise and admire ancient Aboriginal rock art. Delve deeper into indigenous history with a 4WD tour to Arnhem Land, where you can try your hand at bush survival techniques and glide down the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide.
  • 3-day luxury coach tour exploring the highlights of the Top End including Kakadu National Park
  • Travel to the isolated and pristine Arnhem Land by 4WD
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour Yellow Waters cruise
  • Cruise along the East Alligator River
  • Lunch is included on all three days
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
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Lunch
Light refreshments (Day 2)
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transport by private 4WD vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
2 nights accommodation
4WD tour to Arnhem Land
Yellow River Wildlife Cruise
East Alligator River Cruise
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

6:45 AM
Venture off the beaten path to explore highlights of Australia’s northernmost section, known as the Top End. On this diverse, 3-day tour from Darwin, begin by exploring Kakadu National Park, honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage site thanks to its remarkable cultural significance and biodiversity. See saltwater crocodiles and a variety of birdlife on a cruise through the Yellow Water billabong, and marvel at ancient Aboriginal cave paintings in a ‘desert museum.’

In isolated Arnhem Land, learn about the original inhabitants’ strong connection to the land as you visit sacred sites and settlements with an Aboriginal guide, learn bush hunting techniques and encounter native wildlife on an East Alligator River cruise.

Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach and a 4WD vehicle (in Arnhem Land), and choose from three different overnight accommodation options to suit your budget and style. The tour includes all park fees, hotel pickup and drop-off in Darwin and a delicious lunch each day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu National Park - Nourlangie Rock - Yellow Water Wildlife Cruise (L)

Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu National Park, stopping at the Bark Hut for some morning tea (at own expense). Next, travel to Nourlangie Rock Aboriginal art site. Here your guide will talk about the escrapments and the ancient rock art that is found here. You will then enjoy a cold buffet lunch.

After lunch, join a local guide for a 1.5-hour cruise on the Yellow Water billabong. Look for saltwater crocodiles basking in the sun and a colourful range of birdlife for which the region is renowned.

Next, visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to better understand the park's culture and history.

2 Nights Accommodation: Mercure Crocodile Holiday Inn, Kakadu 

Day 2: 4-Wheel Drive into Arnhem Land - Oenpelli Aboriginal Settlement - Mikinj Valley (L)

Travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. Your guide will make stops along the way, showing you different rock artin Arnhem Land, explain about the history of the people in Arnhem Land, how they lived and fed off the land. Hear of traditional land ownership and bush skills from your Aboriginal guide. Visit special ancient Aboriginal art sites, the Oenpelli Aboriginal settlement and the Injalak Arts and crafts centre. Enjoy lunch in Mikinj Valley.

Day 3: Ubirr Art Site - East Alligator River Cruise - Bowali Visitor Centre - Darwin (L)

Travel to Ubirr to explore Aboriginal artwork with your guide. Venture up onto the rock formations for a fantastic view across Kakadu National Park.

Next, join an Aboriginal guide on the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River, which takes you between Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Learn about the history of the area while spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Your guide will also show you traditional spear-throwing techniques.

After a cold buffet lunch, drive through the town of Janiru before arriving at Bowali Visitor Centre. Depart Kakadu National Park and head back to the city of Darwin. 

Hotel Pickup List:

06.05 - Alatai Apartments

06.05 - Argus Apartments

06.10 - Argus Hotel

07.05 - Boomerang Caravan Park

06.05 - Cavanagh Hotel

06.10 - City Garden Apartments

07.10 - Coolalinga Caravan Park

06.00 - Cullen Bay Apartments

06.15 - Darwin Central Hotel

06.05 - Darwin City Edge Motel & Suites

06.50 - Discovery Holiday Park

06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Darwin

06.15 - DoubleTree Hilton Esplanade Darwin

07.00 - Free Spirit Resort

06.10 - H Hotel

06.50 - Hidden Valley Caravan Park

06.15 - Hilton Darwin

07.05 - Howard Springs Caravan Park (Hwy)

06.05 - Mantra Pandanas

06.15 - Marrakai Apartments

06.15 - Mediterranean

06.15 - Novotel Atrium

07.10 - Oasis Caravan Park

06.15 - Palms City Resort

06.40 - Quest Berrimah

06.50 - Rydges Palmerston

06.00 - SkyCity

06.20 - Transit Centre

06.10 - Travelodge Mirambeena Resort

06.00 - Vibe Waterfront

06.15 - YHA Darwin
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that itinerary is subject to change due to weather and road conditions
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing.
  • Please bring water bottle, camera, hat, sun protection and Insect repellent
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Explorer Tour from Darwin.

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Great way to get a taste of Kakadu
dennisOct19
, Nov 2019
Basically structured as 3 separate 1 day tours, staying for 2 nights at the Crocodile Hotel. Day two 4WD tour was the highlight with well informed driver taking us to some great locations
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Kakadu and Arnhem Land tour
Sherpa284337
, Jun 2019
Fantastic experience, great insight into indigenous culture , tour guides and coach drivers extremely well informed and attentive , a must experience for city people to be exposed to the indigenous culture in a shared environment
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Great experience, learned a lot about...
alma_atec
, Nov 2017
Great experience, learned a lot about the nature and the aboriginies.
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A great way to see the Outback! My...
Victoria R
, Jan 2017
A great way to see the Outback! My guide Trevor made the journey through Arnhem land very unique and educational - he tells great story!
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Our trip was disrupted by early...
Debra P
, Sep 2016
Our trip was disrupted by early rains however AATKings were fabulous and quick to reorganise and give us a wonderful time, thank you very much. A quick and professional approach to changes necessary with the itinerary
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Highly recommended! AAT Kings...
Ki S
, Jul 2016
Highly recommended! AAT Kings drivers were amazing. Full of knowledge and knew how to keep the trips interesting with fun facts and lighthearted humor. 3rd party contractors - indigenous and non-indigenous - were also very knowledgable and kept the long days interesting and entertaining. I would recommend choosing the Crocodile hotel, if budget allows, as the Aurora Kakadu left a lot to be desired. Overall - I'd highly recommend this package deal!
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If you stay at Kakadu Hotel be aware...
PamF
, Jul 2016
If you stay at Kakadu Hotel be aware apart from the 3 course buffet meal at A$45.90 there are only a few snacks in shop. The Bar/Bistro which normally serves hot dishes strangely enough doesn't when the 2night stopovers are there. We purchased hot snacks in shop but not allowed to eat them in Bar!
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A fascinating trip, fantastic scenery...
Jennifer S
, Jul 2016
A fascinating trip, fantastic scenery, and bird life. I saw enough enormous salt water crocodiles to last a good while. The second day traveling into Arnhem land with an indigenous guide was a great opportunity . I chose the middle accommodation option the Aurora Kakadu and this was a great place to stay, large comfortably furnished bungalow with a lovely pool and very good meals served in the restaurant.
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It's a bit of a slog out of or back...
M P W
, Sep 2014
It's a bit of a slog out of or back to Darwin but the AAT Kings coaches are comfy, have wifi and drivers are really nice guys. The Aurora was a good place to stay with attractive room, porch, pool to cool off in and friendly bar/bistro. Quiet too. All the subcontractors used were great: knowledgeable and keen to please. You get both Kakadu highlights and Arnhem Land by 4WD plus a river trip with a fun couple of local Aboriginal guys. Really packed it in and so glad I did it. Downside: left me wanting more.
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terrific what was packed into 3 days...
Judith B
, Aug 2014
terrific what was packed into 3 days - even a day in Arnhem Land - could never do that on our own
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