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Top End Explorer: 4 Days (Darwin - Kakadu - Katherine - Darwin) Self Drive

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 349

Enjoy the complete freedom and flexibility of a self-drive vacation through Australia’s “Top End”, beginning and ending in Darwin with stops at Kakadu and Katherine along with way.


Discover the Top End your way on this 4 day self driven round trip.

Darwin is a city brimming with World War 2 history. Consider an extra day here before your trip, which may include a visit to the Aviation Heritage Centre to see its collection of over 18 aircraft. Make your way to Jabiru, in the heart of Kakadu National Park. A paradise for bird-watchers, the park is also home to over 550 species of animals, including fearsome saltwater crocodiles. Take a cruise on the Adelaide River Queen to see these powerful creatures leap up to 2 metres out of the water.

Visit the gold-mining town of Pine Creek on your way to Katherine Gorge, one of the region’s most impressive sights. See Edith Falls and mysterious Cutta Cutta Caves. During the dry season, consider a swim or hire a canoe to explore the saltwater crocodile-free Gorge before your return to Darwin.


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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 349

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Day 1

Arrive Darwin

Arrive Darwin and collect your rental vehicle. The remainder of the day is at leisure

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Rydges Darwin Central

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    Rydges Darwin Central



    Rydges Darwin Central is a contemporary boutique hotel located in the heart of Darwin City in Australia's Northern Territory. The hotel is within easy walking distance to cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. Amidst all the bustle, the Darwin Central Hotel is devoted to providing …

    Rydges Darwin Central is a contemporary boutique hotel located in the heart of Darwin City in Australia's Northern Territory. The hotel is within easy walking distance to cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. Amidst all the bustle, the Darwin Central Hotel is devoted to providing a city sanctuary that when entered reveals a surprisingly sophisticated space where guests can relax in comfort and style. The hotel features 132 beautifully appointed rooms (some with kitchenettes) furnished with state of the art decor to create a modern, cool and relaxing ambience.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • Tour Desk

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Day 2

Darwin to Kakadu 255 km (160 miles) 3 hours

Make your way to Kakadu. Travel along the Arnhem Highway to Jabiru and Kakadu National Park. On your journey you may wish to visit the Window on the Wetlands Visitors Centre, enjoy a cruise on the Adelaide River Queen to witness the famous jumping crocodiles and visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve which is a paradise for waterbird-watchers on the Adelaide River flood plains.

Duration1 Night
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Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

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    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel



    From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park's wilderness. Just a two and a half hour drive from Darwin, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is the only full service hotel …

    From the marble foyer to the uniquely shaped exterior, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu National Park's wilderness. Just a two and a half hour drive from Darwin, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is the only full service hotel for Kakadu accommodation and is the ideal base to explore the Ubirr, Nourlangie and Jim Jim areas of Kakadu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry facilities
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 3

Kakadu to Katherine 300 km (185 miles) 3.25 hours

An early start is recommended this morning. Continue on to the gold-mining town of Pine Creek and then on to Katherine. Hire a canoe on Katherine Gorge, listen into the world's largest classroom - School of Air, visit Edith Falls and the mysterious Cutta Cutta Caves.

Duration1 Night
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Ibis Styles Katherine

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    Ibis Styles Katherine



    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Games Room
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 4

Katherine to Darwin 320 km (200 miles) 3.5 hours

Depart Katherine and return to Darwin. Drop off your rental vehicle and depart Darwin.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Hertz Group S car rental with unlimited kilometers and vehicle depots across the country, toll-free assistance telephone line during your travels
  • Goway's co-pilot Backpack kit.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

 

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