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Darwin Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Darwin is wonderfully isolated from the rest of Australian development making it the prime starting point for a range of air tours. Escape the city in a hurry to explore the magnificent Kakadu National Park, see the vast desert meet the sea or go in search of crocs in the wetlands. With an air tour you’re truly in a position to appreciate the wonder of Australia’s beautiful landscapes.

Darwin City Highlights - 2 Hour Private Tour

Darwin City Highlights - 2 Hour Private Tour

More InfoPlease note price is PER GROUP not per person, for up to 6 guests. A private small-group tour of real Darwin, no strangers. A great way to kick off your visit to Darwin and discover experiences to dig deeper into during the rest of your stay. Follow our suggested itinerary, or choose your own.Suitable for families and groups travelling together - maximum 6 participants. Exclusive private tour with a local long-term resident as your guide. Special interests and languages other than English can be accommodated, pickup from your location on request.

 

Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Litchfield National Park and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

More InfoLitchfield Escapes is Territory owned and operated. Experienced local tour guides. Wildlife and Jumping Croc cruise which is a private boat cruise for our passengers only. Our tour departs at 6am so we are the only ones on the river at this time of the morning. Full commentary on Darwin and Litchfield Park. Also visiting Wangi, Florence and Buley Rock holes. Enjoy a swim in each of these beautiful natural fed spring water falls. Visit Magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Snacks and a healthy lunch included. Dietary requirements are catered for. Plenty of water provided. On this tour you are guaranteed to see the very best of Litchfield Park and your private croc cruise.

A memorable day you will never forget.

 

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin with Lunch

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin with Lunch

More InfoExperience the World Heritage Kakadu National Park on this interactive day tour from Darwin. On this small group Kakadu day tour, your Offroad Dreaming Guide will interpret for you, the Ancient Artworks at the Ubirr Rock Art Sites, spend time with the Artworks at ground level, or climb to the top to view the 360' lookout over the Wetlands from the Nadab lookout, join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River, to hear about the history and culture of the people and the land and take up their invitation for a step into Arnhem Land, where there will be a cultural demonstration. Your professional guide will take you through the day, sharing with you knowledge and stories as you go.

During October and May, we will revert to our equally in depth wet season itinerary for the Kakadu Day Tour. This will include visiting the Rock Art Galleries at Burrungkuy, Nourlangie Rock, instead of Ubirr and we will take the Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise instead of the Guluyambi Cruise.

 

Ethical Adventures - Best in the WET - Litchfield / Kakadu 3 Day- max 10 guests

Ethical Adventures - Best in the WET - Litchfield / Kakadu 3 Day- max 10 guests

More InfoThis is a bespoke small group tour with regular departures for Kakadu.

This is a relaxed 3 day schedule which includes the key activities and moments which define the greatness of Australia's most significant national park during a period where mother nature is at her finest.

Utilizes local guides with years of experience and dedication to sharing the place they love.

The Best in the Wet 3 day experience matches guide and guests with the best activities and moments in the Top End to open the mind and soothe the soul.

Put plainly ... this is best.

 

Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours

Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours

More InfoPersonalised entertaining and interactive commentary. Hop on and off the bus for great photo opportunities.Original photos. Cold drinking water.

 

Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

More InfoSee how the Second World War was experienced in Australia on a WWII historical tour of Darwin. This poignant tour highlights the memorials and sites of the war, explains the bombing of Darwin, and visits Darwin’s historic bases, museums and military precincts. You’ll also cruise the harbor to see the site of a wartime shipwreck and the modern-day navy base.

 

Private WW2 Bombing of Darwin Tour

Private WW2 Bombing of Darwin Tour

More InfoTake a private military history tour in comfort during your time in the Top End. Our accredited local guides all have a passion for Darwin's history, heritage and culture, and they love sharing their knowledge and showcasing their town. Equipped with modern, comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, our guides are able to take you on a journey around Darwin describing the events of that fateful day in 1942 when Darwin was bombed, as well as the broader war history of the town. This private war history tour can be tailored specifically around the interests of guests. Price includes entrance fees to the Darwin Military Museum and the Defense of Darwin Experience, and Charles Darwin National Park.

 

Darwin City Sightseeing Tour

Darwin City Sightseeing Tour

More InfoExplore the ancient history and modern vibrancy of Darwin on a half-day sightseeing tour. Travel by coach and listen as your local guide shares commentary about the tropical city’s natural and cultural attractions. Delve into Aboriginal art at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and stroll past fragrant orchid blooms at the Botanic Gardens.

 

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

More InfoCatch the ferry 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 ferry are included!

 

Delightful Darwin Self-Guided Audio Tour

Delightful Darwin Self-Guided Audio Tour

More InfoIndulge your sense of adventure and fun and treat your tastebuds and in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city.

From the WWII history and sparkling harbour to the city's tropical outdoor lifestyle and Asian-influenced food, Darwin is unmissable.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city.

To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

On this tour your will learn about Darwin's original development, the devastation brought by wars and cyclones and the redevelopment to its current state.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.

 

Darwin Heritage Walk

Darwin Heritage Walk

More InfoExplore the city with a local on this 2-hour walk and enjoy a local’s perspective whilst getting a sense of how the city of Darwin has developed to blend the past with today’s modern multicultural vibe. There are many hidden treasures to discover along the way.

 

Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

More InfoThursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed. Join your knowledgeable local guide who will take you back to that WWII era on a 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city.

 

Walk the Darwin Botanic Gardens

Walk the Darwin Botanic Gardens

More InfoExploring George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with a local guide who knows its significance to Darwin, its history and where to find its notable plants along with the flowers and birdlife, provides a totally different experience than if you walk these picturesque gardens on your own.

 

World War II Beyond Darwin

World War II Beyond Darwin

More InfoHidden in the north of Australia is a network of World War II highlighting a military past. Many WWII relics remain today, ‘down-the-track’ and on this full-day tour, you'll be transported inland to visit a few of these sites.

The highlight of your day is a guided tour of the No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (4RSU) which sits on private land adjacent to Pell Airstrip. Refreshments will be served, 1940s style as you browse some of the interesting artifacts that have been discovered on the farm.

Time for reflection at Adelaide River War Cemetery before enjoying a hearty lunch at Adelaide River Inn.

Further exploration of the Coomalie district is not complete without a visit to the Batchelor Museum housing displays that honour the men who were stationed at the Civil Aerodrome which became an important base for Allied Air operations during the war.

The final stop before returning to Darwin is Strauss Airstrip where the airplane revetments are clearly visible 78 years on.

 

4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Safari

4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Safari

More InfoThe ultimate Top End Adventure awaits for those seeking an Indigenous experience. Explore Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal to a crocodile on a boat cruise, visit the jewels of Kakadu, Twin & Jim Jim Falls* and spend a day in remote Arnhem Land where you will see Ancient Rock art with an Indigenous guide and spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire where possible and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty.

 

5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari

5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Safari

More InfoThis is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal with a crocodile on a Yellow Waters Cruise and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Jim Jim Falls*.

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear Southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow free.

 

Tiwi By Design Day Tour

Tiwi By Design Day Tour

More InfoVisit a traditional Aboriginal community on the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of Darwin. Accompanied by a local Tiwi guide, you'll learn about local history and Tiwi rituals by visiting all the places of interest. 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.
**Please note that the Bathurst Island Museum is closed until 2022, and is no longer included in this tour**

 

Kakadu National Park Cultural Experience

Kakadu National Park Cultural Experience

More InfoKakadu is World Heritage-listed for both its spectacular natural beauty and its outstanding cultural value. It is home to the world’s oldest living culture, boasting some of the world's oldest and most significant rock art. The sacred sites at Ubirr were instrumental in securing Kakadu's dual World Heritage status.

See breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment with nearly two hours of spectacular scenic flying. Exploring the vast but beautiful Kakadu landscape, as well as a visit to some iconic features that make the Park world-famous. Absorb the pristine wilderness of this unique landscape on a leisurely cruise over submerged paperbark forests along the East Alligator River with Guluyambi Cultural Cruises. Glimpse into the timeless culture of the Bininj / Mungguy people and immerse yourself into the relic paintings documenting ancient human interaction with the environment all in one day to be comfortably back in Darwin by late afternoon.

 

Kakadu Wilderness Escape - Top End Day Tour from Darwin

Kakadu Wilderness Escape - Top End Day Tour from Darwin

More InfoWitness one of Australia’s most spectacular and ancient natures experiences on our tour to Kakadu National Park. Spot numerous species of animals including being able to spot Saltwater Crocodiles from the Cahills Crossing lookout! Join a guided walk through World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park to witness the 20,000 some years of rock art and spectacular scenery from Ubirr rock.

For an additional cost you can also add in an optional "Jumping Crocodile Cruise" (option KDC-B).

 

Explore Darwin City Sights Including Key Attractions

Explore Darwin City Sights Including Key Attractions

More InfoThe Darwin City Explorer tour is a great way to visit the major attractions and sights in and around the 'Top End' of Australia. Perfect for a first time visitor or family, your experienced tour guide will showcase Darwin's top attractions and you'll be provided full commentary of the colourful sights located here. Attractions visited include WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin Military Museum and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

 

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