Kakadu and Tiwi Islands Experience

6 day discovery with 5 nights accommodation, Kakadu National Park & $1100 bonus value

Selected dates from May 21 - Oct 21

from $... per Person
Book by February 28, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE

Darwin Stay

  • 4 Nights in a Hilton Guest Room at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin
  • BONUS Dining Voucher
  • BONUS Welcome Drink
  • BONUS Complimentary Wifi
  • BONUS In-Room Movies
  • BONUS Late Checkout

2 Day Kakadu National Park Tour

  • 2 Day AAT Kings Guided Tour & Wetlands Cruise in Kakadu National Park
  • BONUS Lunch Included
  • BONUS Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
  • BONUS Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River

Tiwi Island Day Tour

  • Full Day AAT Kings Experience on Bathurst Island in the Tiwis
  • BONUS 2.5 Hour Cruise
  • BONUS Traditional Afternoon Tea with Damper
  • BONUS Totem Dance and Smoking Ceremony Demonstrations

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Darwin

Welcome to Darwin! Make your own way to check in from 3pm at centrally located DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin.

Day 2: Kakadu National Park (B, L)

Be picked up by your experienced local Driver Guide to depart Darwin early this morning and travel along the Arnhem Highway, through major river systems and wetlands, into Kakadu National Park. Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the 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.  There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense). Stay the night within the National Park at Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

Day 3: Kakadu – return to Darwin (L)

This morning rejoin your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout and stunning 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, to check into the DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin for the next 3 nights.

Day 4: Cruise and Tiwi Island (L)

After making your own way Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal (five-minutes drive from the hotel), take the 2 ½ hour cruise aboard the Tiwi Mantawi to Bathurst Island. Be met by your local guide and taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Spend time with local Tiwi women while they work on weaving and painting. You’ll also see demonstrated totem dances and a smoking ceremony to bless visitors and explain the meanings behind them. Then take the chance to sample local billy tea and damper with included lunch. Be taken through the successful Arts & Crafts Centres to see where artists work. There’s a chance to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at Island prices. Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony) before being taken back to the ferry landing to re-board your vessel, departing Bathurst Island for Darwin at 3.15 pm. Make your own way back to DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin for a relaxed evening.

Day 5: Darwin Free Day (B) 

Take advantage of a full free day to relax, explore the compact city of Darwin and enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin’s resort-style pool and excellent amenities.

Day 6: Depart Darwin (B)

Take advantage of the late 1pm check out and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your onward travel.

Deal code: MT-50004

VALID FOR TRAVEL

SHOULDER SEASON DATES

05 October 2021; 26 October 2021

PEAK SEASON DATES

25 May 2021; 22 June 2021; 13 July 2021; 24 August 2021; 28 September 2021

Surcharge of $200 applies on peak season dates. Subject to availability.

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover the unique hospitality of the Northern Territory on this 6 day experience. Explore Kakadu National Park over 2 full days, guided by local indigenous experts. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of the region and visit Ubirr Rock, site of some of the world’s oldest rock art. Cruise the stunning Yellow Water Billabong and take a fascinating Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. Cruise from Darwin Harbour to nearby Bathurst Island and sample the relaxed Tiwi Island lifestyle and traditions. Meet with local crafts people and artists. This 5 night experience includes 4 nights at the 4.5 star DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and an overnight stay at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in the heart of Kakadu NP. Enjoy free time to explore historic Darwin city, renown for thriving art, food and music scenes.

EXCLUSIONS
Airfares: Our holiday experts will be happy to assist with quotes
Airport transfers
Travel insurance
Anything not listed under inclusions

LOW DEPOSIT
An initial deposit of only $249 per person is required to secure your booking.
The final balance will be due 70 days before departure.

PRICING
Single Supplement: From $590 per person
Child rate: 2 to 15 years old: $590 per child, sharing existing bedding

PRICES
All prices are subject to change, availability, redemption and book by deadlines.
All prices are AUD per person twin share unless otherwise specified.

CHILD POLICY
Children ages are 2 – 15 years inclusive, at the time of travel
Travel for $590 per child when sharing a room with 2 parents /adults and utilising existing bedding.

AMENDMENT POLICY
The Peace of Mind Policy allows free of charge changes up to 90 days before departure, subject to availability and fares differences at time of rebooking.
Each change within 90 days of departure: $100 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.
Each change within 70 days of departure: $250 per person plus applicable third-party supplier fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation more than 70 days before departure: Loss of deposit only.
Cancellation 69 – 16 days prior to departure: loss of 30% of package price.
Cancellation 15 – 8 days prior to departure: loss of 50% of package price.
Cancellation within 7 days of departure: 100% of package price.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour. This may apply if heavy rainfall impacts river cruise options.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier.
All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.
While occupancy is unpredictable due to the impact of Covd-19 on international and group bookings, it is unlikely but possible that the stated hotel may be replaced with an alternative hotel in a similar location with comparable standards and inclusions.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.
Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

DISCLAIMER
The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

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