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Timeless Top End

Combine the finest in lush, tropical landscapes with a deep immersion into the culture and knowledge of indigenous people for an outstanding tour of Australia’s Top End.

8 Days
3 Experiences
1 Country
3 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Explore the rich beauty and indigenous cultures of Australia’s Top End. Adventure into the heart of the Top End, where you combine stays in tropical Darwin and the eternal crossroads bush-town of Katherine, with forays into the deep jungle, down spectacular gorges and into the indigenous world of pre-Australia. Darwin sits on the traditional lands of the Larrakia people, looking out over the Timor sea and its cosmopolitan, international blend of people makes it a riot of colour and activity. Cultures combine to create wonderful fusion in the food and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere.  

 

From Darwin, we take you out into the outback proper, through Litchfield National Park, past breathtaking swimming holes and waterfalls surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. You will spend time in Katherine, a meeting point for Aboriginal tribes in times gone by and now roads from major cities all converge. In Katherine begins your education on the rich traditional culture of the Jawoyn people, exploring deep canyons vibrantly painted with Aboriginal art. Kakadu National Park beckons with its rich array of historic Aboriginal paintings and views that will imprint themselves on your memory for all time.  

 

This is a land of true wonder, of spirituality, natural splendour and a chance for you to reconnect with what makes the world a truly beautiful place to live.  


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3 Star Plus Accommodation

Quality handpicked accommodation is provided throughout your tour. This accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked and is based on a double/twin share basis.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$899
3 Star pluss Accommodation - Solo

Quality handpicked accommodation is provided throughout your tour. This accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked and is based on a solo basis.

Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

There is nowhere else in Australia that offers you such a deep immersion into indigenous culture and art. The Top End is home to several clans of indigenous people and this trip showcases the glory of the natural regions where they have lived for thousands of years, along with their rich culture and tradition which is immaculately preserved in these parts. Just as the Aboriginal people have always, this tour works in tandem with nature, allowing you to experience the lush rainforests, wildlife packed waterways and swim in those enticing waterholes. It is an adventurous escape with a beautiful cultural edge.  

 

Pair this with time spent in the multicultural whirlwind of Darwin, where cultures and cuisines fuse together to create something entirely unique. This beautiful city feels like nowhere else in Australia, almost Indonesian in look and feel and this is just how the friendly locals like it. Great restaurants, outstanding galleries of indigenous art and one of the most vibrant and thriving markets we have ever been to, make Darwin a must-visit city.


location

Darwin is located in Australia’s Top End, right in the North of the country. On arrival at Darwin Airport, you will be collected and transferred to your hotel in the centre of Darwin. Your luxury coach will collect you from here the next morning and return you at the conclusion of the tour.


accommodation

Travelodge Resort Darwin

Travelodge Resort Darwin is a small slice of paradise in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, centrally located to all of Darwin’s key attractions. With a recent facelift, the resort is looking fresher than ever with new beds and bedding, smart TVs, and an ultra-modern design scheme.

 

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - queen or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

 

Ibis Styles Katherine

Spacious and contemporary, guest rooms at ibis Styles Katherine are a comfortable space to retire to at the end of a long day of exploring. Guest rooms feature comfortable bedding, a modern ensuite, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, and an LCD TV with two free in-house movie channels. 

 

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - queen or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

 

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

An idyllic retreat located in the township of Jabiru, this completely unique hotel is packed with features to ensure a comfortable, peaceful retreat. Cool off in the large outdoor pool, the perfect oasis for relaxing in between discovery tours around Kakadu before feasting on Kakadu bush tucker & gourmet dining at the Escarpment Restaurant and Bar.

 

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - queen or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

facilities

Travelodge Darwin Resort

  • Smart TVs
  • Tropical outdoor barbeque area
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Soothing spas
  • Resort-style outdoor pool 
  • Treetops Restaurant
  • Room service

 

Ibis Styles Katherine

  • Wi-Fi 
  • Air-conditioned 
  • Laundromat
  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

 

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

  • WIFI/Internet Access 
  • Air-conditioned 
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
  • Swimming pool 
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service 

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is not available throughout the whole trip

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • Not all transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay. 
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest.

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

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