This action-packed day tour from Darwin takes you to the Adelaide War Cemetery, Nitimiluk National Park, Edith Falls and on a Katherine Gorge tour followed by a river cruise. An early start to the day is required to cover all these locations and...
This action-packed day tour from Darwin takes you to the Adelaide War Cemetery, Nitimiluk National Park, Edith Falls and on a Katherine Gorge tour followed by a river cruise. An early start to the day is required to cover all these locations and make good time.
You head down the famous Stuart Highway, Australia’s longest highway. The early morning Outback views that pass by the windows of your luxury air-conditioned coach keep you company till you reach your first destination.
The first stop is at Adelaide River War Cemetery to spend time at this beautiful war memorial set in the midst of lush gardens and well-maintained greenery. Stop for a refreshing cup of tea or coffee (at own expense) from a nearby café before getting back on the coach.
Soon you will be entering Nitmiluk National Park, spread over 292,000 hectares. The name ‘Nitimiluk’ was given by the Jawoyn people, and translates to ‘Cicada Place’. With rugged landscaped, thundering waterfalls and a large variety of flora and fauna, this is a haven for both nature lovers and adventurers.
Leliyn Falls or otherwise known as Edith Falls is a majestic waterfall that has water throughout the year. You could also take a swim in the waterhole beneath the falls, so come prepared for it. Edith Falls is to the North of Katherine Gorge where you will be heading later for a river cruise to spot crocodiles in their natural habitat.
You will also see Aboriginal Rock Art that expresses the deep spiritual culture the indigenous tribe share with the land. Stop for a buffet lunch at the park where you will be dining in an outdoor shaded setting of the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre.
Post lunch, you’ll head to the Nitimiluk Visitor Centre that has an excellent Display Centre and Heritage Museum showcasing detailed models of the flora, fauna and rock formations of the park. There is also a gift and souvenir shop where you can buy artefacts handmade by the Jawoyn people.
The best has been saved for the last, as you head to Katherine Gorge for a river cruise through the many gorges carved by the river over millions of years. There are thirteen gorges which are rife with flora and fauna, freshwater crocodiles and colourful bird life. It’s no wonder Katherine Gorge and its river cruises are a popular destination at the Top End of Australia!
Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: Darwin
Boards: 06:00 | Departs: 06:15 | Returns: 20:30
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