Top End Highlights

If you haven’t experienced a sunset on Darwin’s beach, you haven’t fully lived. This full Top End tour is your dramatic introduction to a NT journey that takes you through tropical Australia at its most wonderous: thunderous waterfalls, immense gorges, gin-clear swimming holes and wildlife-filled national parks – Kakadu’s beauty will sear into your memory. All this, wrapped in 60,000 years of Indigenous history.
Tour details
Tour Provider AATKings
Price From
Number of Days
Start Location
Darwin, Australia
End Location
Darwin, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Welcome to Darwin
Welcome to Darwin! This afternoon enjoy a tour of the tropical city to see a mixture of old and new building styles including the old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. You'll also visit East Point Military Reserve and the Darwin Museum before you join Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where you'll experience the spectacular over-water sunset under the coconut palms. There's plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some succulent fresh BBQ seafood, authentic Indian or Chinese cuisine, or even Greek or Japanese. You'll see why the market attracts food lovers from all around, the choice is endless!
Darwin – Katherine
Today you’ll depart Darwin and travel to Litchfield National Park, famous for its waterfalls. Your first stop is an amazing stand of Termite Mounds, architectural feats complete with tunnels and nursery chambers. You'll then continue to view the beautiful waterhole at Florence Falls from a high vantage point before venturing on further to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear pool surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Later, you’ll journey to Katherine.
Katherine Gorge
This morning, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings on a Katherine Gorge Cruise. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk as you explore two gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock faces around every bend. This afternoon you will learn about indigenous bush tucker, traditional bush medicines and learn about didgeridoo custom when you join a local Aboriginal guide. There is the opportunity to purchase some locally painted indigenous art.
Katherine – Kakadu
This morning stop at Edith Falls with the opportunity for a swim. You’ll then pass through the gold mining town of Pine Creek, with buildings dating back to the heady gold rush days. We recommend trying a delicious mango smoothie while you're there! Travel deep into the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. The focal points of Kakadu are the spectacular escarpment, water holes and abundant wildlife. After lunch we take the well-known Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to spot crocodiles and birds. Your local guide will share with you all the secrets of these ancient waterways before taking a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal artwork at Nourlangie. Just magic.
Kakadu National Park
This morning, you’ll visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Take the short climb to lookout from the top of this rocky outcrop for superb views over the flood plains and escarpment country. This afternoon there is the opportunity for an Optional Experience scenic flight over Kakadu which is something you will remember forever. This evening, celebrate your Top End Highlights holiday at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.
Farewell from Darwin
This morning you’ll leave Kakadu behind and journey back to Darwin. Keep an eye on those river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. The final stop before arriving back in Darwin is Fogg Dam, a bird watchers paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end when you arrive in Darwin.
  • What's Included
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Kakadu National Parks
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kakadu National Park
  • Centrally located premium hotels
  • Enhance your journey with Optional Activities – Kakadu Scenic Flight
  • Kakadu National Park entrance fees
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
05 Jun 2022 10 Jun 2022 closed $3,140
26 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022 onRequest $3,140
03 Jul 2022 08 Jul 2022 onRequest $3,140
10 Jul 2022 15 Jul 2022 closed $3,140
17 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 closed $3,140
31 Jul 2022 05 Aug 2022 closed $3,140
07 Aug 2022 12 Aug 2022 available $3,140
14 Aug 2022 19 Aug 2022 onRequest $3,140
04 Sep 2022 09 Sep 2022 available $3,140
18 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022 available $3,140
25 May 2023 30 May 2023 available $3,094
01 Jun 2023 06 Jun 2023 available $3,184
08 Jun 2023 13 Jun 2023 available $3,184
15 Jun 2023 20 Jun 2023 available $3,184
22 Jun 2023 27 Jun 2023 available $3,184
29 Jun 2023 04 Jul 2023 available $3,184
06 Jul 2023 11 Jul 2023 available $3,184
13 Jul 2023 18 Jul 2023 available $3,184
20 Jul 2023 25 Jul 2023 available $3,184
27 Jul 2023 01 Aug 2023 available $3,184
03 Aug 2023 08 Aug 2023 available $3,184
10 Aug 2023 15 Aug 2023 available $3,184
17 Aug 2023 22 Aug 2023 available $3,184
24 Aug 2023 29 Aug 2023 available $3,184