Darwin Day Trips & Excursions
Take a trip into the postcards you've been sending home. Day tours departing Darwin can take you to many of the National Parks around the top end of Northern Territory so you can experience the beauty that is the Australian Wilderness. See actual Aboriginal cave paintings and witness deadly crocodiles as you tour Kakadu or NItmiluk National Parks by boat, car, foot or air. While you're out there stop for lunch and a swim in the crystal clear waters of a rockpool before trecking through rainforests, canyons and gorges. Make sure you take your camera though because when you point to the beautiful locations on your postcards no one will believe you were actually there.
Enjoy a small-group Litchfield National Park day tour from Darwin. Visit the incredible Wangi Falls, Florence Falls and Buley Rockhole where you’ll have a chance to see and swim in stunning waterfalls. See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and enjoy a private group crocodile cruise along the Adelaide River. Enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks along the way.
Experience the World Heritage Kakadu National Park on this interactive day tour from Darwin. On this small group Kakadu day tour, you will visit the Ancient rock art shelters of Ubirr Rock, view the 360' lookout over the Wetlands from the Nadab lookout, take the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River and take a step into Arnhem Land for a cultural demonstration. Your professional guide will take you through the day, sharing with you knowledge and stories as you go.
Escape from the bustle of city life and spend a full day exploring the waterfalls, rainforest and rock formations in beautiful Litchfield National Park. Located an easy 2-hour drive from Darwin, Litchfield National Park encircles the Tabletop Range, known for spectacular waterfalls and swimming holes, plus sculptural cliffs, monsoon forest and historic sites. Your guide takes you to stunning waterfalls, rock pools where you can swim, and a walking path in the forest where you learn about the plants and wildlife. Soak in the natural beauty and return refreshed.
A spectacular Katherine Gorge day tour is one of the many unforgettable experiences available to you in the Top End in Australia's Northern Territory. Traveling from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, you will journey to Nitmiluk National Park where you will view ancient Aboriginal rock art on the canyon walls, the abundant flora and fauna of the region and maybe even see a few crocodiles! Enjoy a cruise -- a highlight of Katherine Gorge tours -- and take a refreshing swim at the crocodile-free Edith Falls, before returning to Darwin.
On this full day tour you will travel east from Darwin along the Arnhem Highway and journey into world-renowned Kakadu National Park, home to a profusion of birdlife and other native fauna. View the superbly preserved Aboriginal rock paintings at Ubirr -- a museum in the desert, and take a cruise along the Mary River Wetlands.
Discover the magic of Australia's Kakadu National Park on this full day trip from Darwin. Cruise along the famous Yellow Waters, while looking out for crocodiles on the riverbank and visit Nourlangie Rock, famed for its ancient Aboriginal rock art. Top it all off with an optional 50-minute scenic flight over Kakadu, giving you a birds-eye view of the spectacular Northern Territory wilderness.
See the wildlife and waterways of the Top End – the northernmost section of the Northern Territory – on a cruise of the Mary River wetlands from Darwin. Gliding through lagoons filled with water lilies and water birds, you’ll travel in a high-powered safari boat from Corroboree Billabong, Australia’s prime location for spotting saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment.
Fly from Darwin to spend the day with the traditional Tiwi people of Bathurst Island, one of the Tiwi Islands, a group of islands off the coast of the Northern Territory. You’ll see the famous Tiwi art and burial poles, witness a traditional smoking ceremony and drink billy tea with the locals. Take this rare opportunity to interact with a modern-day Aboriginal community, and gain unique insights into the complex cultural rituals of Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Lunch and flights are included!
A beautiful wilderness exists just an hour out of Darwin offering plenty of activity for adventurous travelers as well as a relaxing escape for those just wanting to get out of the city. Litchfield National Park is 1500-square kilometers of waterfalls, stunning landscape and Top End flora and fauna. This 1-day tour to Litchfield National Park gives you an insight into the history of Darwin and its surrounds as well as the chance to swim and hang out at some of best waterfalls the park has to offer. You can learn about the endemic flora and fauna with your guide and spot some of the local wildlife that makes Litchfield their home.
Spend a day in the outback on a small-group tour to Litchfield National Park from Darwin. From giant termite mounds to rugged sandstone escarpments, you’ll see iconic symbols of the Australian outback on this full-day tour. Cool off under a cascading waterfall or swim in a waterhole, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Visit a traditional Aboriginal community on the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of Darwin. Accompanied by an indigenous guide, you'll visit a Tiwi museum, as well as learn about local history and Tiwi rituals. Share a traditional morning tea with Tiwi Islanders before taking an art workshop taught by Aboriginal artists. Tourism is limited on the island, making this a rare chance to visit this Aboriginal community that holds on tightly to its traditions.
See an abundance of birds, saltwater crocodiles and other wildlife on a full-day tour to the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin. En route, visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre before continuing to the Corroboree Billabong for a 2.5-hour boat cruise. You’ll get an up-close experience of the wetlands and informative commentary from your friendly and knowledgeable guide throughout the day. With round-trip transportation and lunch included, this tour is the perfect way to explore the wetlands from Darwin!
This day trip combines all the best parts of Litchfield National Park; including Jumping Crocodiles, Waterfalls, Termite Mounds and an amazing sunset experience. Join your local driver guide for this fun-filled small group experience. Local guides provide information and commentary on Darwin and Litchfield. Enjoy air-conditioned comfort then swim in pristine waterholes, spot birds and wildlife and be enchanted by majestic magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Picnic lunch is supplied and the spectacular day is finished off with prawns and bubbly whilst watching the glorious Top End sunset.