Top End Explorer

Top End Explorer

Departure Dates:

Wednesday & Saturdays between May and October 2017
Tour Code: NT02

Discover Australia’s spectacular Top End including Darwin, Litchfield, Kakadu and Katherine with this fabulous 8 day holiday package

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Must See Highlights

  • Darwin City Sights Tour
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Tolmer Falls, Wangi Falls and Buley Rockhole
  • Magnetic Termite Mounds
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise
  • Nourlangie Art Sights
  • Ubirr Art Sights
  • Bowali Visitor Centre

Holiday Inclusions

  • Return Air travel from home port to Darwin
  • Return airport/hotel transfers in Darwin
  • 5 nights at the Palm City Resort motel with daily breakfasts
  • Half Day Darwin City Sights Tour
  • 2 Hours Walking Tour of Darwin
  • Full day Litchfield National Park including Lunch
  • 3 Day fully accommodated tour to Kakadu & Katherine including 2 x lunches & 1 x Breakfast
  • Includes New National Park Entry Fee
  • Extra nights accommodation is available in Darwin, see rates below.

8 day package cost per person twin share

Palm City Resort
May to Oct 2016

Airfare included in package

Adelaide from $2774 $824
Brisbane from $2702 $752
Canberra from $2922 $972
Hobart from $2948 $998
Melbourne from $2694 $744
Perth from $2730 $780
Sydney from $2742 $792
8 day land only cost $1950
Upgrade to Bungalow Villa
(Double only)
$100 (5 nights)
Single supplement – Standard room $900
Extra night in Darwin $120 (Twin)
$240 (Single)

*The fares used in the package price are based on the best available instant purchase air fares at the time of print and are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day and we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Please use the airfares quoted as a guide only and ask your travel consultant for more details. Airfares quoted may use night time services.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport To Darwin
Join your flight to Darwin and upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your Darwin Hotel.
Overnight: Palms City Resort, Darwin

Day 2: Darwin Sightseeing (B)
This morning explore the city with a local on this 2-hour walk & enjoy a locals perspective whilst getting a sense of how the city of Darwin has developed to blend the past with today’s modern multicultural vibe. Our guides cheerfully share their passion for the town they call home & will tell of the history of the World War II bombings & Cyclone Tracy. Discover many of the remaining buildings such as the old Court House & Police Station, Browns Mart & the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, all of which have been painstakingly reconstructed. View Government House, Parliament House & the Northern Territory Supreme Court on our journey through the streets of this modern tropical city. There are many hidden treasures to see on foot, like the Beagle Bells & plenty of opportunities to capture photographs of the indigenous sculptures, architecture, historic buildings, wildflowers & wildlife. Enjoy an informative afternoon tour of this tropical northern capital which forms an important trade gateway to Asia, a strategic defense location and a thriving tourism hub. Named after Charles Darwin, this friendly, multicultural city is brimming with attractions. Visit Cullen Bay and Mitchell Street area, the splendid 34 hectare Darwin Botanic Gardens. See the elegant colonial architecture of the city’s historic buildings that survived the devastation of Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Continue on to beautiful East Point, an area rich in World War II memorabilia. Explore the Stokes Hill Wharf area and wander through the   acclaimed Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Overnight: Palms City Resort, Darwin

Day 3: Litchfield National Park (B & L)
Today we follow the Stuart Highway via the township of Batchelor to Litchfield National Park. First stop is Florence Falls, where you have the opportunity for a scenic and interpretive bush and monsoon vine forest walk. There is also the chance for a swim by making your way down the stairs to the plunge pool below. Travel on to Tolmer Falls for a magnificent view of the water cascading down to the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Finally we visit Wangi Falls, with its large crystal clear pool, another relaxing spot for a swim. A great day for taking many fascinating photos, including the amazing stand of termite mounds. A picnic lunch is included today.
Overnight: Palms City Resort, Darwin

Day 4: Darwin – Kakadu National Park (B & L)
This morning you will leave Darwin at 6.30am for your 3 day tour of Kakadu & Katherine Gorge. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu National Park for lunch and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. View ancient Aboriginal rock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent views.
Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu

Day 5: Kakadu National Park – Katherine (L)
Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Continue to the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays and exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. This afternoon travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, often described as the place ‘where the outback meets the tropics’.
Overnight: Ibis Styles, Katherine

Day 6: Katherine – Darwin (B)
Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge and watch for crocodiles basking in the sun. Afterwards proceed to the informative Nitmiluk Visitor Centre for breakfast and an opportunity to look around, before continuing to Edith Falls. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, then to Darwin.
Overnight: Palms City Resort, Darwin

Day 7: Darwin (B)
Today is a free day. Relax around the pool or take the opportunity to discover some more of Darwin’s many attractions or perhaps take another day tour.
Overnight: Palms City Resort, Darwin

Day 8: To Home port (B)
Free time before your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

*All coach touring is operated by Travel North and AAT Kings. Meal Code: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner


Palms City Resort

Palms City was opened in April 2003, on the former site of the Hotel Darwin. The Resort overlooks the fascinating Darwin Harbour and parkland foreshores. A major contributor to the uniqueness of Palms City Resort has been the establishment of beautifully landscaped Gardens including swimming pool, that have created a tropical paradise in the heart of the city. All this is only a short, one block stroll from the vibrant Mitchell Street with it’s plethora of restaurants, pubs and the entertainment centre and just seconds away from the Smith Street shopping

Room Facilities


  • 1 Queen Size Bed & 1 Single Bed with ensuite bathrooms
  • TV with free-to-air cable movies and CNN news channel
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities, Small Refrigerator
  • Direct dial telephones

Bungalow Villa

  • Room upgrades to Bungalow Villa’s are available. These rooms are Double Only but they also have a Electric Barbeque, Private Veranda, Outdoor Table and Chairs, Microwave, Sink, Toaster and Cooking Utensils.

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Operates every Thursday and Sunday between the end of April and the end of October. Free but must find your own way there

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