Darwin Tours

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 127,532, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. From Darwin you can sail across the harbour to the Tiwi Islands, take a tour down the Mary River and smile at a crocodile, or cool off under a waterfall in Litchfield National Park and ofcourse Darwin is the gateway to the amazing any mythical Kakadu National Park.

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AAT Kings – Kakadu National Park Day Tour Includes Lunch

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An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 69 Mitchell Street, the departure point of your tour. At 6.30am join your coach to commence a full day tour to Kakadu National Park. Depart Darwin and travel east into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, with a breakfast stop enroute (own expense). Covering some 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Its vast wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to one of Australia’s largest and most diverse bird populations and carry outstanding natural and cultural significance. Visit rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock – the name ‘Nourlangie’ is an anglicised version of Nawurlandja. The most famous rock art picture at Nourlangie is called Namondjok and for some Aboriginal groups he is a Creation Ancestor who now lives in the sky and can be seen only at night, when he appears as a dark spot in the Milky Way galaxy. Enjoy lunch at Cooinda before boarding the Yellow Water billabong cruise to view the myriad of birdlife and keep an eye out for crocodiles. Late in the afternoon reboard your coach and commence the return journey to Darwin with a visit along the way to Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where the traditional Aboriginal land owners (Bininj) of Kakadu National Park tell stories of their culture through the displays and exhibitions. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $229 per person

Northern Territory Indigenous Tours – Indigenous Wildlife Spectacular Full Day Tour Including Lunch

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A Northern Territory Indigenous Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Indigenous Wildlife Spectacular tour. Depart Darwin with a local Indigenous guide for a visit to the Territory Wildlife Park. Get a close up look at iconic Top End animals rarely seen in the wild. See how water life changes by following its flow from sandstone plateau to sea by visiting the unique walk-through aquarium. Enhance the experience with genuine indigenous cultural insights into traditional uses and stories of plants and animals. Enjoy lunch at the Wildlife Park. Next stop is the Didgeridoo Hut. See wildlife and other subjects depicted in the art of talented, local Northern Territory Aboriginal artists. These artists use traditional methods and unique designs to produce paintings, didgeridoos, carvings, sculptures and hand-woven baskets. You will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal art from this bush gallery owned and operated by Aboriginal people. Then enjoy a crocodile and birdlife cruise on Adelaide River. See saltwater crocodiles and riverine birds close-up in their natural habitat from the safety of a stable boat on the tropical, meandering Adelaide River. Visit Fogg Dam wetlands and take in views of expansive wetlands from the low dam wall. Return to Darwin this afternoon. Tour concludes at approximately 5.30 pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $265 per person

AAT Kings Touring – Litchfield National Park Full Day Tour Including Lunch

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An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 69 Mitchell Street, the departure point of your tour. At 7.15am join your coach to commence a full day tour to Litchfield National Park. Travel south from Darwin and ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Stop to view giant magnetic termite mounds, some standing well over two metres tall. See the picturesque double waterfall forming Florence falls, surrounded by rainforest. Continue to Tolmer Falls, noted as one of the most spectacular in the park, cascading over two high escarpments and plunging into a deep waterhole below. Stop for a picnic lunch before continuing to the rock pool at Wangi Falls where time is available for a refreshing swim (conditions permitting) in the crystal waters or perhaps take a nature walk to the top of the falls. Reboard the coach and return to Darwin. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $159 per person

City of Darwin Cruises – Seeking Wildlife Sunset Eco Sailing 3 Hour Cruise

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Board your City of Darwin Cruises vessel at the Mandorah Ferry Pontoon, Cullen Bay Marina to commence a Seeking Wildlife Sunset Eco Sailing cruise. Start your journey aboard an 11 metre twin hull sailing catamaran and view the million dollar houses and boats as you enter the lock. Marvel at the engineering feat that controls Darwin’s huge tropical tides. Now hoist sails for a truly nature based experience on Darwin’s massive harbour. The twin hulls guarantee stability for novice sailors and the peace and quiet under sail must be experienced to be appreciated. This is the perfect platform, close to the water, for viewing the harbour wildlife with the city of Darwin as a back drop. Sail from Cullen Bay past Mandorah to visit a mangrove estuary within the harbour crocodile management zone to see the crocodile traps. This mangrove habitat is rich in marine and bird life. Chat with friendly, knowledgeable crew about Darwin, the harbour, marine systems and wildlife. Relax with a glass of red or white wine or a cool drink, while enjoying a City of Darwin Platter. You are welcome to bring along your own beer or soft drinks. Cruise concludes at approximately 7.30pm, at the Cullen Bay Marina.
From $92 per person

Afternoon City Sights Half Day Tour

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A Darwin Day Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence an afternoon Darwin City Sights tour. The perfect introduction to Darwin with an experienced and knowledgeable guide providing an informative and interesting commentary. Tour highlights include the Botanic Gardens, Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct and Mooring Basin, East Point Reserve – WWII Relics, Historic City Sights, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Tour concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $75 per person

Territory Wildlife Park Half Day Tour

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A Darwin Day Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a morning tour to the Territory Wildlife Park. This world class, award winning park, set within 400 hectares of natural bushland is home to the largest collection of Territory Wildlife. Enjoy four hours to explore the many exhibits including the nocturnal house, the aquarium with viewing tunnel, aviaries, birds of prey display and more. Tour concludes at approximately 1.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $92 per person

Crocosaurus Cove – Admission Fee
Enter the world of the awesome Northern Territory Saltwater Crocodile, with some of the largest in captivity on display. Bring your bathers and ‘Swim with the Crocs’ in the separate pool along side the crocodile enclosure. For the serious adrenalin junkies – The Cage of Death (at additional cost). This purpose built acrylic cage is lowered from an overhead monorail into any of the four separate crocodile enclosures for your ‘up close and personal’ dive encounter with Crocosaurus Cove’s massive salt water crocodiles. There is also the largest display of Australian reptiles in the world, a two storey fresh water aquarium, turtle sanctuary, local Northern Territory Aboriginal Art and Culture displays.
From $34 per person

AAT Kings Touring – Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full Day Tour Including Lunch

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An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 69 Mitchell Street, the departure point of your tour. At 6.30am join your coach to commence a full day Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls tour. Depart Darwin and stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air raids in Darwin in the 1940’s. Breakfast stop en route (own expense). Continue to Leliyn (Edith Falls), where this is time for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandanas fringed waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). Continue to Katherine, where lunch is enjoyed before boarding a 2 hour scenic cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Cruise between the sheer sandstone cliffs of Katherine Gorge and enjoy a guided commentary detailing the areas plant and wildlife. Keep an eye out for crocodiles and the splendid array of birdlife (between May and September, lunch may be on board the cruise). The cruise of the first two gorges takes you past sheer rock walls and requires a short walk to reach the second gorge. After the cruise enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, the hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Return to Darwin via Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town. Stop at Adelaide River where there is time to purchase dinner (own expense). Tour concludes at approximately 8.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $233 per person

AAT Kings Touring – 2 Day Kakadu & East Alligator River
Category: Budget, Standard or Superior

Includes: 1 Night Aurora Kakadu Standard Room (Standard and Superior also available)

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Day 1: An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 69 Mitchell Street, the departure point of your tour. At 6.30am join your coach to commence a two day Kakadu National Park and East Alligator River tour. Depart Darwin and travel east into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, with a breakfast stop enroute (own expense). Covering some 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia’s largest and arguably most famous national park. Kakadu’s vast wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to one of Australia’s largest and most diverse bird populations, supporting up to one-third of all Australian bird species. Visit rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock – the name ‘Nourlangie’ is an anglicised version of Nawurlandja. The most famous rock art picture at Nourlangie is called Namondjok and for some Aboriginal groups he is a Creation Ancestor who now lives in the sky and can be seen only at night, when he appears as a dark spot in the Milky Way galaxy. Enjoy lunch at Cooinda before boarding the Yellow Water billabong cruise to view the myriad of birdlife and keep an eye out for crocodiles. Late in the afternoon visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where the traditional Aboriginal land owners (Bininj) of Kakadu National Park tell stories of their culture through the displays and exhibitions. An optional 50 minute scenic flight over Kakadu is available today (own expense). Overnight accommodation at Aurora Kakadu in a Standard Room. (L)
Day 2: Travel to Ubirr to explore the galleries of ancient Aboriginal artwork. After lunch, join the Guluyambi cultural cruise along the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide. Watch for a variety of wildlife including crocodiles and learn about the ancient culture and legends of the region. With special permission from the local custodians, disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a short walk into Arnhem Land. Enjoy the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture during a display of traditional hunting and gathering techniques and implements. Late in the afternoon commence the return journey to Darwin. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30 pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (L)
From $1,129 per couple

AAT Kings Touring – 3 Day Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer
Category: Budget, Standard or Superior

Incl 2 Nights Aurora Kakadu Standard Room (Standard and Superior also available)
Day 1: An AAT Kings coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to 69 Mitchell Street, the departure point of your tour. At 6.30am join your coach to commence a three day Kakadu and Arnhem Land Explorer tour. Depart Darwin and travel east into World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, with a breakfast stop enroute (own expense). Covering some 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is Australia’s largest and arguably most famous national park. Kakadu’s vase wetlands and ancient escarpment are home to one of Australia’s largest and most diverse bird populations, supporting up to one-third of all Australian bird species. Visit rock art sites at Nourlangie Rock – the name ‘Nourlangie’ is an anglicised version of Nawurlandja. The most famous rock art picture at Nourlangie is called Namondjok and for some Aboriginal groups he is a Creation Ancestor who now lives in the sky and can be seen only at night, when he appears as a dark spot in the Milky Way galaxy. Enjoy lunch at Cooinda, before boarding the Yellow Water billabong guided cruise to view the myriad of birdlife and keep an eye out for crocodiles. Late in the afternoon visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where the traditional Aboriginal land owners (Bininj) of Kakadu National Park tell stories of their culture through the displays and exhibitions. An optional 50 minute scenic flight over Kakadu is available today (own expense). Overnight accommodation at Aurora Kakadu in a Standard Room. (L)
Day 2: Journey across the East Alligator River into Arnhem Land. Aboriginal-owned, Arnhem Land is one of Australia’s most remote regions. With special permission from the Manilakarr people, travel to the rarely visited Mikinj Valley and visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Gain knowledge of traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Enjoy lunch in a bush setting. Meet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre in Oenpelli, and also view Aboriginal art in its natural state where you will experience the region’s world famous landscapes consisting of sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. Overnight accommodation at Aurora Kakadu in a Standard Room. (L)
Day 3: Travel by 4WD to Ubirr to explore the galleries of ancient Aboriginal artwork. After lunch, join the Guluyambi cultural cruise along the East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide. Watch for a variety of wildlife including crocodiles and learn about the ancient culture and legends of the region. With special permission from the local custodians, disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a short walk into Arnhem Land. Enjoy the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture during a display of traditional hunting and gathering techniques and implements. Late in the afternoon commence the return journey to Darwin. Tour concludes at approximately 7.30 pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence. (L)
From $1,759 per couple