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3 Day Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 3 Day Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer. Escape to the Top End and discover a paradise. View Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, cruise Yellow Water Billabong then discover Tiwi Islands.


As this Short Break departs at 6.30am, accommodations will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. (L)

  • Superior: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the wetlands. Later, board the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture. With special permission of the local people you'll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land, before heading back downstream. Visit the Marrawuddi Art Gallery before returning to Darwin. (L)

  • Superior: Travelodge Darwin Resort (Executive Rooms)

Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You'll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You'll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

Trip Inclusions

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
  • Aboriginal Rock Art & Culture
  • Warradjan Cultural Center
  • Cultural Cruise with Aboriginal Guide
  • Marrawuddi Art Gallery

  • Accommodation - Choose from a range of accommodation standards
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

  • Lunch (2) included on this trip

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

  • Trips begin Tue & Wed (May,Sep-Nov) Sat, Tue & Wed (Jun-Aug) 6.30am. Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport the day prior
  • Trips conclude 5.45pm approximately. We recommend guests to fly out the day after the tour finishes in Darwin

  • Low level of fitness required
  • Nourlangie Rock is a 1.5km walk around the base. The walk has built in steps along the path.
  • Ubirr walk is slightly uneven around the base but quite steep on the way to lookout.

  • All travel to Tiwi Island is suspended until further notice.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
  • Airport transfers are an additional cost.
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Prices & Dates

There are currently no departures available on this trip. Either it's the end of the season and new departures will be released shortly, or this itinerary has been changed and will no longer continue. Feel free to contact us for information about when next seasons dates will be released or click here to view the general brochure release dates for all destinations.

Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by AAT Kings.

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