Darwin Top End Express - Leisure Holidays

Darwin Top End ExpressAustralia

From RM0 / per person for 3 nights
Wonderful, rugged landscapes awaiting.

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A 4 day adventure from Darwin through the tropical wetlands and untamed wilderness of the Northern Territory. Immerse yourself in the vast remoteness of Kakadu National Park and marvel at the magnificence of Katherine Gorge.

NOTES: Ground arrangements are subject to availability. Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance. Minimum age of driver 21 years old for SCAR  and 25 years old for FVAR. Cancellation fee applies after booking is confirmed.



Choice of SCAR - Hyundai Elantra (or similar) or FVAR - Hyundai imax (or similar). Surcharge applies higher vehicle category.


Day 1-2 - Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 3 - Ibis Styles Katherine

Day 4 - Depart Darwin


Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park (210 km)

Travel east on the Stuart Highway out of Darwin and then turn left on the Arnhem Highway and head for Kakadu National Park. Highlights on the drive to Kakadu include Fogg Dam and Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre. The scenery of Kakadu is dramatic and the area has prolific wildlife and birdlife. In addition, the aboriginal rock art is amongst the finest rock art in the world.

Allow enough time to explore Kakadu this afternoon.

We suggest a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre, located on the Kakadu Highway. Visit Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock for some of the best and oldest examples of Aboriginal rock art. For the adventurous, there is also a moderately steep climb to Gunwarddehwardde Lookout which provides impressive views of Kakadu’s escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.

Day 2 - Kakadu National Park 

You have a full day at leisure to explore Kakadu. Sights to see today include a visit to Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr Rock, or an optional scenic flight. Aboriginal rock art in this area is very well preserved and accessible. It's worth taking a guided tour to have the history of the rock art explained to you.

Day 3 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine (310 km)

This morning you are booked on a 1.5-hour Yellow Waters Cruise. After your cruise call into the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre before leaving Kakadu. Drive south on the Kakadu Highway towards Pine Creek. At Pine Creek rejoin the Stuart Highway and then travel south to Katherine. Please be aware it may be unpassable in wet weather (from November to April). Please seek local advice before departure.

Katherine is the major intersection between northern, southern and western routes.

Day 4 - Katherine to Darwin (316 km)

This morning you are booked on the 2-hour Katherine Gorge cruise. Contact the tour desk for precise directions on how to get to the gorge to board the boat. You may like to take a swim after your cruise so be sure to have your swimsuit handy. Katherine Gorge is a system of 13 gorges all joining by rapids. The best way to see the Gorge is from the water, there are also scenic flights and plenty of marked walking tracks.

Head back to Darwin this afternoon. From Katherine it's a leisurely three and a half-hour drive north on the Stuart Highway back to Darwin. 

Note: Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges


Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Car Rental

4 days car rental includes unlimited kms, NIL Excess, 10% GST, GPS rental & Co-Pilot Kit (maps, driving instructions, itineraries)

Yellow Water Cruise

1.5 hour Yellow Water Cruise (Day 3)

Katherine Gorge Cruise

2 hour Katherine Gorge Cruise (Day 4)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Young Drivers Surcharge

Young drivers between 21-24 years old surcharge applies, to be paid to Avis by the renter.

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