Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

5 days,

4 nights |

from $2850 per person*

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TOUR CODE: MNDD

Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Tour Highlights

  • World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
  • Litchfield National Park’s many wonderful waterfalls
  • Uncover the Mary River on a safari cruise
  • Climb Nourlangie for spectacular views over Kakadu National Park
  • Get off road on the Marrakai 4WD track
  • Delve into WWII history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Learn about Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr
  • Enjoy an exclusive Aboriginal cultural experience
  • Relax with a swim at Gunlom Falls overlooking Kakadu
  • Stay in luxury accommodation at Cicada Lodge and Wildman Wilderness Lodge
  • Take a refreshing dip at Wangi Falls

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 5 Flights to depart after 8.00pm from Darwin Airport

Departure Dates

2020 APR: 26 MAY: 3, 17, 31 JUN: 7, 14, 21, 28 JUL: 5, 12, 19, 26 AUG: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 SEP: 6, 13, 20, 27 OCT: 4 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.

All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

October 4, 2020

Valid for travel between:

4/26/2020 – 10/04/2020

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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MNDDDay 1 Darwin – Mary River

Your epic Top End adventure begins in the tropical northern city of Darwin. Meet your local Journey Director and board your luxury 4WD vehicle. Your brush with Australia’s natural treasures begins in Litchfield National Park. Hear how the local Aboriginal people’s ancestral spirits have shaped the landscape, before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés followed by dinner. Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge Included Meals: Lunch, dinner with wine

Day 2 Mary River – Kakadu

Wake up with the wildlife of Mary River and head to Corroboree Billabong, where you’ll board a wildlife cruise in the company of a local guide to explore its floodplains and spot the creatures that find sanctuary in its lotus-covered waters. Journey into the tropical depths of the iconic Kakadu National Park next, stopping at Bowali Visitor Centre. Prime your adventurer legs this afternoon for a sunset walk at the rock art galleries of Ubirr. Perched atop Nadab Lookout, watch the sun dip into the lush Kakadu floodplains. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 3 Kakadu – Katherine

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day or take to the skies on an optional experience early morning scenic flight over Kakadu before venturing to Nourlangie to admire the ancient Dreamtime art of the Bininj and Mungguy people that is said to span 20,000 years. Later, veer off the sealed road and onto a gravel track for a scenic cross-country journey to Gunlom Falls – hike to the top of the falls rewarded with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear plunge pool. Enjoy lunch in the shade of rustling gum trees before you continue to Nitmiluk National Park, where you’ll stay tonight in a five-star eco-lodge. Hotel: Cicada Lodge, 2 nights Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 4 Katherine Gorge

The hypnotic rhythms of the didgeridoo take centre stage this morning as you meet Manuel Pamkal and share in his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. Learn about life in the bush and experience first-hand the fine art of rarrk painting using a special reed brush, after which you’ll create your very own masterpiece to take home. Later, board a special dinner cruise and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience

Day 5 Katherine – Farewell from Darwin

A leisurely start to the day could see you relaxing at the lodge or embarking on a walk. Later, leave the wilderness behind and journey north along the Stuart Highway, stopping to cool off in the cascading waters of Edith Falls. Next, continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery and pay homage to the heroes who gave their lives in the service and defence of Australia. Bid farewell to this Inspiring Journey as you return to the tropical Northern Territory capital of Darwin. Included Meals: Full buffet breakfast, lunch

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*Terms & Conditions (US):

Discount available on selected Guided Vacations and Inspiring Journeys. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (27 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: MNDD. CST#2001136-50.

*Terms & Conditions (CAD):

Discount available on selected Guided Vacations and Inspiring Journeys. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy and valid for travel in low season. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in CAD dollars and correct at time of posting (27 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: MNDD. CST#2001136-50.

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