Spend 2 days in the Top End on this Kakadu & East Alligator River Tour, exploring the sights of the Kakadu National Park. Travel with AAT Kings onboard a luxury air conditioned coach and visit the sacred Aboriginal site of Nourlangie Rock adorned with ancient rock art and join a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise spotting the exotic flora and fauna. The second day sees you joining a Guluyambi Cruise down East Alligator River spotting the resident saltwater crocodiles before arriving in Arnhem Land.
Budget: Aurora Kakadu
Standard: Aurora Kakadu
Superior: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Day 1 Darwin - Kakadu: Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie Rock, where your Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. After lunch, join your Local Guide on a cruise of the fabled Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.
Day 2 Kakadu - Darwin: This morning you'll head off with your Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you'll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. You will have an Aboriginal Guide with you and, with the special permission of the local people, you will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.
Departs: 6.30am Daily (Apr-Nov) or Mon & Thu (Dec-Mar) from The Transit Centre, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin (or earlier from your hotel)
Returns: 7.30pm approximately to Darwin
Tour: Does not operate 23 - 24 December OR 31 December - 1 January
Note: During the months November to April, access to Ubirr and East Alligator River is not always possible. Alternative touring will be arranged.
Hotel pick ups are available. Please request at the time of booking
Children: 15 years and under are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, camera and a jacket in cooler months
Luggage Allowance: One medium size suitcase per person plus an overnight bag
Fitness Level: Low level of fitness required. Small amount of walking including a 10-15 minute walk on uneven ground with a gradual climb to the viewing point. There is wheelchair access, however, this is on uneven ground and is accessible for only a small part of the walk and must have a carer to assist.
Tour Code: DK40
Operated By: AAT Kings