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Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural attractions of Australia’s Top End on an action-packed, 4-day adventure from Darwin. Admire ancient rock art galleries in famous Kakadu National Park, go croc-spotting on a Mary River wetlands cruise and explore the country’s agriculture heart in Katherine. This tour is designed for nature lovers, with plenty of bushwalking, swimming under waterfalls, canoeing, wildlife watching and cave exploration. Travel in a small group of no more than 16 people and stay overnight in serene campground settings.

Highlights

  • 4-day Kakadu and Katherine tour from Darwin
  • See the major attractions of Australia's Top End including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
  • Navigate billabongs on a Mary River wetlands cruise and take a walking tour at Cutta Cutta Caves
  • Visit the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites at Ubirr — an outdoor museum in the desert
  • Canoe in Katherine Gorge and swim in pools at Edith Falls, Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls and Mataranka Hot Springs
  • Admire the natural wonders of Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people allows for a more personalized experience with your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's so much to see and do in the Top End. This tour makes the most of your time by hitting the highlights while allowing plenty of time to swim, hike and soak up the region's spectacular beauty.

What You Can Expect

4-Day Top End Highlights Including Kakadu and Katherine

Ubirr Ancient Rock Art Site

With diverse, wide-open landscapes, thousands of years of cultural heritage and an amazing array of wildlife, the Northern Territory’s Top End provides endless opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Travel from Darwin by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle to access rugged parts of Kakadu National Park and the Outback. Learn why the sprawling park was honored with UNESCO World Heritage status as you explore its billabongs, wetlands and rocky escarpments. Journey to Katherine township and Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll discover natural attractions like Katherine Gorge, the Cutta Cutta caves and Mataranka Falls. 
Stay overnight in basic bungalows or permanent tents in pretty campground settings featuring barbecue pits, picnic areas and shared bathroom facilities. The tour is ideal for those with at least a moderate level of fitness who enjoy diverse outdoor activities. All meals, transport and knowledgeable guides are included on this immersive natural adventure!
Please see the Itinerary for details on each day of the tour.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Damian K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Could not fault the tour or the attractions but the guide was completely useless drove way below the speed limit all the time so many areas were we stopped for meals, sightseeing or for swims were cut short one area promised on the tour for a swim never happened returning from the Katherine gorge dinner cruise he got lost and drove around for over a half hour before he found the main road again.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Absolutely wonderful. From fabulous wetlands tour with Scotty to the knowledge of Stefanie our guide. Small group so really ideal from the 88 year old to the young 20s - something for all. The beauty amazing.

Lesley J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

What a great trip. Thank you to Ted who kept us entertained, was well informed and looked after us so well. We saw so much in our 3 days, it surpassed our expectations.

Brent W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Everything about it was GREAT

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had the most magnificent tour seeing the wonderful sights of Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield. Rob, our tour guide, was very passionate about this tour and his enthusiasm infected all of the 15 passengers on board this mini-4WD-coach. You have to do/see it to believe it. Fantastic!

Chris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This was one of the best tours we have experienced anywhere in the world.
Our guide Rob was friendly, helpful and above all highly informative. His knowledge added greatly to the whole experience. From a billabong with crocs and many different birds and vegetation to the aboriginal rock paintings to the evening spent on the dinner boat through the wonderful scenery and swimming in the rock pools the whole trip was very good.
Great trip for all ages but perhaps not for those that cannot easily scramble over rocks and paths. .

Anne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

I was looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint me. I was amazed how much we saw in 3 days. It was a nice mix of driving, hiking and sightseeing. I appreciated all the information our tour guide gave us. The top end of Australia is an amazing countryside quite different from what I imagined. I liked traveling as a small group, there were just 9 of us plus our guide, and the hotels too were nice. The evening dinner cruise was perfect. Rob, our guide was cheerful and extremely helpful. I had a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

This trip was probably the best we have ever taken. The driver / guide, Max, was wonderful. His knowledge of the area and sites was remarkable, such that I at first thought he was playing a recording, but no, it was just his obvious love of the region that came over in his commentaries. The Crocodile Hotel was excellent, especially the evening buffet, which we felt was good value for money. The All Seasons hotel /lodge was adequate but was obviously showing signs of tiredness. The sheets were clean but were not sparkling white and had little holes in them. The river cruise along The Katherine river, and the buffet supper, were amazing. Overall though it was a brilliant tour and really added to our once in a lifetime trip round Australia and has given us some wonderful memories to look back on now we are back in the cold, wet UK. Thank you.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

This was an excellent combination of varied experiences and activities.

Ross E

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

We really enjoyed the tour and Rob, our tour guide/driver, was outstanding. His knowledge of the history, culture, people and wildlife was entertaining as well as informative. We were able to see and experience so much in such a short time.

The experience before the tour began was disappointing. Phone calls to Viator Sydney for information and booking required waiting on hold for 10 to 15 minutes before being answered. We waited 5 days for answers to several emailed questions about the tour due to slow response from AATKing. Our confirmation document said pickup at our hotel (Hilton Darwin) would be at 8:00 AM. A later email from AATKing said pickup would be at 6:15 AM. I called AATKing the day before the tour and they confirmed 6:15. When there was no pickup by 6:45 I called AATKing to discover they had changed the time back to 8:00 AM. They had left a message on my mobile after I turned it off for the day but failed to leave a message at the hotel as well. This delay made what was already a long travel day even longer.

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