2 Day Kakadu & East Alligator River

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.


Accommodation

Budget: Aurora Kakadu

Standard: Aurora Kakadu

Superior: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel


Itinerary

Day 1 Darwin - Kakadu: Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, their major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, this national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Day 2 Kakadu - Darwin: This morning join your Driver 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 a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people, you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin, where your short break concludes.


Highlights

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
  • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Take a wildlife cruise on Yellow Water billabong
  • Explore Nourlangie & Ubirr art sites
  • Cruise East Alligator River with an Aboriginal guide
  • With special permission from its traditional owners, take a short walk into Arnhem Land

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Kakadu National Park Ticket
  • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise & lunch (Day 1)
  • Guluyambi Cruise & lunch (Spectacular Jumping Crocs Cruise & Corrobboree Park Tavern lunch WET season only) (Day 2)
  • Return Airport Transfers (if flight information provided at time of booking)

Times

Up to 31Mar19:
Departs: 6.30am Daily (01Apr-01Dec) & Mon, Thurs (02Dec-31Mar) from The Transit Centre, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin (or earlier from your hotel)
Returns: 6.30pm approximately to Darwin

From 01Apr19:
Departs: 6.30am Daily (Apr-Nov) from The Transit Centre, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin (or earlier from your hotel)
Returns: 7.30pm approximately to Darwin

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


Additional Info

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