Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

Darwin & The Top End The youthful city of Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, and gateway to some of the many wildlife and cultural adventures available in Katherine, Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Darwin itself is a vibrant place with a languid charm, and a distinctive tropical climate during the summer months that lends the city a unique appeal not found anywhere else in Australia.

Our favourite 3 • Crocodile spotting, either on the wetlands of Kakadu or right here in Darwin at the new attraction of Crocosaurus Cove. • Hitching a ride aboard The Ghan.

This legendary train route was extended north to Darwin only in 2004, and now links the tropical Top End with the Red Centre town of Alice Springs, plus onward connections to Adelaide. • Just 2 hours from Darwin lies Litchfield National Park, whose sandstone plateau, verdant rainforest and cooling waterholes epitomise the true beauty of the Top.

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK EXPLORER Departures & Duration: 13 hrs, Daily (Apr– Nov) Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun (Dec-Mar) Travel across Adelaide River, Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu; join a

local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and renowned birdlife. After lunch your guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie before returning to Darwin. Prices from: Adult £159, Child £80, including lunch.

ANCIENT GARLARR RIVER SAFARI Departures & Duration: 2.5 hours, Daily Nitmiluk Gorge lies in the heart of the traditional lands of the Jawoyn People. All visitors have been welcomed to this ancient landscape to learn, discover and explore the Jawoyn Culture, history, flora & fauna this region has to offer. The Ancient Garlarr River Safari is guided by our Indigenous DARWIN CITY SIGHTS Departures & Duration: 4.75 hrs, Daily See the Botanic Gardens and Chinese Temple, which was re-built after Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, Stokes Hill Wharf and the Mooring Basin. Visit Darwin Aviation Museum and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Prices from: Adult £56, Child £28

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DARWIN 3+ H DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is just a 5-minute walk to the city centre and overlooks the harbour. With floor-to-ceiling windows, all rooms offer a juliette balcony with harbour or city views. The pool area is an ideal setting to enjoy the sunshine and unwind with a drink from the pool bar. Overlooking the pool deck is Poolside Restaurant, which features an open kitchen serving modern Australian cuisine with local and Asian influences. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • poolside bar • lounge bar • sundeck • wi-fi Internet • outdoor pool • kids’ pool ROOM FACILITIES ••• 184 guestrooms & suites • mini-bar • satellite TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • room service SPECIAL OFFERS ••• Please call for details

Cultural Team, and offers an intimate small group cultural tour along the Nitmiluk Gorge. Your journey will include Cultural interpretations of your surroundings, a visit to a Rock Art Site, and even a swim opportunity (seasonal). Prices from: Adult £113, Child £90

Pricesareroomonly,perpersonpernight twinshare Guest room from £52 Guest room with harbour view from £57


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