Autopia Tours: Kakadu Wilderness Escape + Croc Cruise from Darwin
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Partner Name: Get Lost Travel - Northern Territory (Autopia Tour
Be amused by this nature tour experience gift in Northern Territory for one.
This fare price is for a Kakadu full-day tour plus a Jumping Croc Cruise.
TOUR CODE: KDC-B
OPERATES: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun (May-Oct) / Tue, Thu, Sun (*Apr)
TOUR DURATION: 12 Hours
MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Travelodge Resort Darwin, 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City NT 0800.
- Kakadu National Park is one of four Australian sites included on the World Heritage List for exceptional natural and cultural values
- Explore floodplains of Ubirr, home to important Aboriginal rock painting sites thousands of years old
- Visit the infamous Cahills Crossing to safely spot saltwater crocodiles from the viewing platform
- Learn about Kakadu at the Bowali Visitor Centre with time to view and purchase local arts and artefacts
- Get your heart racing with a close encounter with an apex predator on the Adelaide River onboard the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise
- Shhh... there's a secret in every tour!
Join us on the adventure of a lifetime as we uncover the very best Kakadu has to offer.
We leave tropical Darwin travelling through the rich floodplains towards Kakadu National Park, this 20,000 square kilometre area is teeming with wildlife, important Aboriginal rock art sites, and diverse landscapes.
Our first stop of the day is an optional Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River or a visit to the Fogg Dam Conservation Centre. The traditional lands of the Limilngan-Wulna people (who are active in the reserve's management) are one of the most spectacular places to explore the diverse wildlife of the Top End, home to numerous species of birds, turtles, water pythons and of course the iconic Saltwater Crocodile.
We'sll stop in at the Corroboree Park Tavern where you are able to support locals and purchase your lunch and snacks for the day ahead, and continue on to Bowali Visitor Centre to learn more about the rich Aboriginal culture and history of this special place. We'sll visit the famous *Cahills Crossing in search of crocodiles at this eye-opening stretch of water, the only road access point between Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park.
Visit the home to some of the oldest and best-preserved rock art galleries in the world, Ubirr rock, and marvel and the amazing rock formations of the East Alligator region of Kakadu as it meets the West Arnhem plateau. Depending on seasonality and accessibility to Ubirr, we may instead visit Kakadu'ss other main rock art attraction at Nourlangie rock, traditionally also known as Burrungkuy, where we can marvel at the art along the shaded rock shelters, appreciate the colourful birdlife and hope to catch a glimpse of a number of species found no-where else on the planet.
*Cahills Crossing is subject to seasonality and weather conditions permitting access.
Meals: n/a. Driving Distance: 600 km. Walking Distance: ~3km / 4km.
*This itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.
- Jumping Crocodile Cruise entry ticket
- Kakadu Park Pass entry fee included
- World Heritage Listed Site entry
- Guided bush walks
- Australian wildlife sightings
- Accredited outback driver-guide
- Air-conditioned mini coach travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
- Inner-city pick up and drop off service
- Any meals not indicated
- Travel insurance recommended
- Personal expenses
WHAT TO BRING:
1L Refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes (closed shoes), all-weather clothing, tropical strength insect repellent, money for snack and meals, camera.
Child fare prices apply from 6 to 12 years old. Not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under, due to safety requirements and the level of fitness required to complete the walks.
The weather in the Northern Territory can fluctuate and be extreme. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 50+ degrees Celsius in the dry season and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing.
THINGS TO KNOW:
- This itinerary schedule is interchangeable during seasonal weather fluctuations or during park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies.
- A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks.
- Child policy 6 years old and over, not suitable for children 5 years old and under.
- This terrain is not suitable for mobility-impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers, prams or strollers.
- Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 5-7kg day bag per person.
- Please notify the provider of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and your travelling contact number at the time of booking.