3 Day Kakadu and Katherine Gorge KDG42

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$1,589 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$500 Per Person
Departs Darwin
Returns Darwin
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 40

Darwin to Darwin

Jumping Crocodile Cruise • Kakadu National Park • Aboriginal Rock Art • Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise • Edith Falls • Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

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    Itinerary

    Flight Information

    • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Ayers Rock Airport
    • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
      Flights are not included in the holiday price
      Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price
    • 1 Darwin – Kakadu

      Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles, on the Jumping Crocodile cruise. See these prehistoric creatures up-close as your local guide entices the crocodiles to leap out of the water. Then you’ll travel into Kakadu National Park. Covering more than 20,000 square kilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu. The combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, and open woodland and forest habitats, make Kakadu one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience. It’s home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Enjoy lunch in Kakadu National Park before a stop at the Marrawuddi Art Gallery. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands.

    • 2 Kakadu – Katherine

      You’ll be mesmerized as you wander around the Nourlangie Rock art site. It has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owner’s very deep spiritual culture. With your Driver Guide, you’ll have the opportunity to see many different forms of Aboriginal rock art paintings. The Bininj people are the traditional custodians of Kakadu and now you’ll visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre where you will be introduced to their way of life. Later, join your local guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colourful birdlife. This afternoon we travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, stopping at Leliyn (Edith Falls) along the way. The paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). There is the opportunity for an optional 30-minute scenic flight (own expense).

    • 3 Katherine – Darwin

      Enjoy a morning cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. One of the most visited sites in Australia’s Top End, it is a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion-year-old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery the Northern Territory has to offer. Afterwards look through the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre. The Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the park. If you would like to purchase your own memory of Nitmiluk, the centre has a range of souvenirs and artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people. Next stop Pine Creek an historic gold mining town, then a stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin, before returning to Darwin.  As this Short Break concludes at 6.00pm, you may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

    Fitness Requirements

    • Kakadu – Nadab Lookout – Medium Level of Fitness Required.
      The climb to the top of Nadab Lookout at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park will not be suitable for all guests. To get to the lookout guests are required to scale up uneven rocky paths and steps to get to the lookout. There is an alternate route on a fairly flat gravel path for those unable climb to the top so they will not miss out on Rock Art.
    • Kings Canyon Rim Walk – High level of fitness required.
      This 6km hike will not be suitable for all guests. The first 30-minute incline is considered “Difficult”. The Tour Director will offer guest an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.

    ** Itinerary subject to change

    Additional Information

    Climate Winter in the tropical north is the dry season and temperatures will be mild with low humidity. Through the months of September and October, the temperatures become increasingly warmer.

    Fitness to Travel A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains.

    Single Travellers Single supplements apply.

    Children under 12 years are not recommended for these tours. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

    Seat Rotation To enable everyone the opportunity of enjoying window and front seats, clients change seats daily during the course of the tour.

    Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post tour accommodation with your tour.

    Luggage Limits One medium size suitcase (not exceeding 76x46x25 cm) per person plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on-board the coach. Please note luggage with adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead luggage compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Maximum weight of the suitcase not to exceed 23kg (50lbs). If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest that you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. railway stations and cruise terminals).

    Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to tropical conditions.
    • Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
    • Footwear – some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
    • Personal – sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, (overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
    • Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

    Smoking Government regulations prohibit smoking, including e-cigarettes, inside tourist coaches. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops en-route.

    Travel Insurance Clients are strongly advised to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances (e.g. cancellation or curtailment expenses, loss of luggage etc). Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alterations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road or weather conditions, strikes or other reasons beyond reasonable control. Occasionally airlines and tour operators are forced to reschedule departure dates. Guided Holidays will not be rescheduled within 45 days of the published departure date. Recieve a free no obligation quote online or talk to our staff.

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary Guided Holidays:

    • 60 days or more prior to departure will incur a loss of deposit.
    • 16-59 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 30% of holiday package price.
    • 15-8 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of holiday package price.
    • 7-1 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of holiday package price.
    • Day or departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary The Ghan & Indian Pacific:

    • 46 days or more prior to departure will incur a fee of loss of deposit.
    • 45-0 days or less prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

    Promotional sales may incur stricter cancellation fees, these will be in terms and conditions of sale price purchases.

    Changes to the Itinerary Not all attractions, excursions and/or optional tours are provided by the tour operator. Accordingly, tour operators may, where it is required to do so, suspend or cancel any tour inclusion where that tour inclusion is not available or in the opinion of tour operators, unadvisable, unsafe or unsuitable. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Tour operators reserves the right to alter or change the accommodation, carriers or vessels at any time for any reason; and cancel or alter the itinerary and/or tour at any time without notice as Outback Aussie Tours considers necessary for any reason whatsoever including road, weather or traffic conditions, non-performance of suppliers, industrial action, operational conditions and requirements.

    FAQs

    • Are there concession discounts?
      Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
    • Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?

      Yes, Kimberley Tours have a wide range of passengers from children to adult who are 90 years of age. You need to read the itinerary and review the fitness levels required prior to deciding if the tours is suitable. Each tour is different.

    • Do you have any tours on offer during November, December, January or February?

      The Kimberley region offer tours from May through to September generally, but there are always unique offerings outside of these dates. However you can visit different locations such as Perth, Central Australia or the Wildflowers and Margaret River at different times of the year. As one of our help Travel Advisors to help you find something that suits your interests, budget and the dates you would like to travel.

    • Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?

      No, this accommodation will be an cost extra, but we can assist you to book this at great rates and we will ensure you are staying at either the same accommodation of somewhere near by.

    • Is accommodation the night prior to the tour departure included in the price ?
      No, accommodation at the start of end of your tour is an additional costs unless specifically listed in the itinerary.
    • Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?
      Generally, tours will start at the hotel listed as the pre tour accommodation options. This will be listed in yore final travel documents.
    • Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?

      Please refer to your specific tour, in most cases you will need to arrive the night before your tour departs. Please check flight details listed for each individual tour. If this is the case we can arrange pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

      Day tours or Short Breaks may start later in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost. We can help you plan some extra activities pre or post tour to extend you holiday and make the most of your trip.

    • How do you calculate the number of days for Kimberley tours ?
      If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11. This would be 3 nights and 4 days on tour.
    • Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?
      There are generally not as many extended tours in the Top End or Broome Region due to the weather at this time of the year. There may be day trips or short breaks for the holiday season. Explore Perth or Central Australia. Tasmania or a Murray River Cruise are popular in the Australian Summer months.
    • Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?
      Airfares to and from Northern Territory or Western Australia at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
    • Payment Options

      Credit Card Payments
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      If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment.

      Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

      Direct Deposit
      Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

      Commonwealth Bank: Australian Tours and Cruises
      Reference: Your Trip Number
      BSB: 062-504 Account: 1066 1268
      Branch Address: Shop 1/80-84 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795
      In Bank Payment of Cash Or Cheque: Add $5 for bank fees
      International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees
      SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

    • Should I buy travel insurance?
      Travel Insurance

       It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.