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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.

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.

 

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

More InfoEnjoy a small-group guided tour of the Litchfield National Park, on 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. (Seasonal weather conditions may apply) See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and hear about their unique role in our Tropical Eco-system.  Enjoy a private group crocodile spotting cruise along the Adelaide River, skippered by our local wildlife expert. Enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks along the way.

 

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin With Waterfalls And Buley Rockhole

More InfoEnjoy a small-group guided tour of the Litchfield National Park, on 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. (Seasonal weather conditions may apply) See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and hear about their unique role in our Tropical Eco-system.  Enjoy a private group crocodile spotting cruise along the Adelaide River, skippered by our local wildlife expert. Enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks along the way.

 

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land

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 small cultural demonstration. Your professional guide will take you through the day, sharing with you knowledge and stories as you go.

 

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land

Kakadu Full-Day Tour from Darwin Including Ubirr, Guluyambi, and Arnhem Land

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 small cultural demonstration. Your professional guide will take you through the day, sharing with you knowledge and stories as you go.

 

Ethical Adventures - Pure Litchfield

Ethical Adventures - Pure Litchfield

More InfoThis is a completely customized day tour for those on the day.

Limited to 10 people and designed to avoid crowds..

Includes a comprehensive health and hygiene policy in regards to COVID-19.

Early start to take advantage of the cooler morning hours for short walks.

Features home cooked and prepared meals and snacks including (mango muffins, chocolate wattleseed biscuits, marinated meat selection).

Flexible schedule and locations with plenty of opportunities throughout the day to influence the itinerary and join in discussions with fellow guests.

Local qualified guide.

 

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

Litchfield National Park Day Tour from Darwin

More InfoEscape 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.

 

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

Katherine Day Tour from Darwin including Katherine Gorge Cruise

More InfoA 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.

 

Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

Kakadu, Nourlangie and Yellow Waters Tour from Darwin

More InfoDiscover 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.

 

Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure Cruise from Darwin

Jumping Crocs & Nature Adventure Cruise from Darwin

More InfoJust 60km from Darwin lies the Adelaide River, home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Join this tour in the afternoon and travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River, enjoying commentary about the outskirts of Darwin along the way. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close. It’s also a good opportunity to spot for birds and other wildlife.

 

Darwin City Sights and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Darwin City Sights and Jumping Crocodile Cruise

More InfoJoin a morning city sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin, with expert commentary by a local guide. See the lush Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple and tour the other historic sites of the city including the Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, whose collections encompass Aboriginal art, visual arts, and Northern Territory history and natural sciences. After the tour you will be dropped off in the city for a 45-minute break and opportunity to have lunch.
In the afternoon head 60kms from Darwin to Adelaide River, home to over 1600 Crocodiles and the famous Jumping Crocodiles. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. The cruise will enable you to see these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards continue to the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre for view over the Marrakai Plains and then it’s on to Fogg Dam Nature Reserve to view a wetland ecosystem up close.

 

Wildman Fishing Tours - Fishing + Scenic Flight Transfer

Wildman Fishing Tours - Fishing + Scenic Flight Transfer

More InfoThis tour combines two of the best experiences available in the Northern Territory, including a scenic flight transfer across the Mary River National Park, landing in the outback and enjoying a full day fishing for wild Barramundi.

It's a great option for visitors who are based in Darwin, and who still want to fish for the prized Barramundi in a world-class location.

All our equipment, including 7.8m fishing vessel, fishing gear and transport services are high quality and designed to meet the highest of standards.

The aircraft is a single-engine Cessna and can cater for between 3-4 people.

**A minimum of two people are required for the tour to proceed**

 

Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional 11 Hours Tour

Darwin: Premium Litchfield Regional 11 Hours Tour

More InfoTaste home prepared food and refreshments
Enjoy hearing stories from your qualified local Australian guide
Immerse yourself in the waterfalls, walks, swims, bush foods and medicines of the region

 

Kakadu National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

Kakadu National Park Helicopter Tour from Darwin

More InfoSeeing Kakadu from a helicopter is one of the best ways to experience its many magical attractions in just one day! Instead of spending 6 hours travelling by road, spend only 3 hours flying by helicopter, taking in many spectacular landscapes along the way – with various stops for photo opportunities.
Departing from Darwin, enjoy a scenic flight to Kakadu flying over the Adelaide River and its floodplains plus the Mary River National Park. Marvel at Kakadu’s famous wetlands and gorges – including Ubirr. Next stop is Jabiru. Here, enjoy a stop at Cooinda for lunch and a Yellow Water Cruise operated by Kakadu Tourism. The flight home includes views of the pristine wetlands of the Mary River and Corroboree Billabong.

 

Heli Pub Crawl – 4 Pubs

Heli Pub Crawl – 4 Pubs

More InfoOn this tour, you will arrive at four different kinds of watering holes where you will share a tale and beverage (or two) with the local publicans. Flying by helicopter, this pub-crawl, not only offers spectacular sights of the Top End but also has you arrive with your own rock star landing at a selection of Darwin’s handpicked iconic pubs!

 

Bungle Bungles & Lake Argyle Air Tour from Darwin

Bungle Bungles & Lake Argyle Air Tour from Darwin

More InfoThe tour will depart from Darwin Airport, where you prepare for some of the most phenomenal sights anywhere in the world. Firstly, fly out over outback Australia, including the Kimberley region and, most noteworthy, the scenic north west coastline. Upon arriving in Kununurra, the tour will head towards the renowned Bungle Bungles. These huge sandstone towers were molded by twenty million years of erosion and weathering. This all lead to the stunning, multi-coloured pillars we see today. Moreover, seeing them from the sky is an absolutely unbeatable experience, as only from there is it possible to understand the scale and unbelieveable beauty of the ranges.

Afterwards, the tour will lead you to a lesser known spectacle of the Australian Outback. Following the winding gorges of the Ord River, the tour reaches its pinnacle. Of an almost unrivaled majesty, the stunning Lake Argyle sits dormant. Revel in the beauty of this colossal freshwater lake molded by the ancient landscape.

 

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge Full Day Air Tour, Helicopter & Cruise

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge Full Day Air Tour, Helicopter & Cruise

More InfoFly from Darwin to Katherine Gorge over the Top End’s rugged landscape. From here, you are taken on an action packed scenic helicopter ride deep inside the gorges of Nitmiluk National Park. You’ll get an up close look at areas that are simply unreachable by any other means.

After exploring the gorges, fly to Kakadu National Park. Sit back and be amazed at the view of the ancient, unimaginable landscape that has made Kakadu so famous. You’ll be left breathless at the scope and spiritual magnificence of the land.

To get the most out of Kakadu, we’ll actually land inside the park. Relax for a minute and have lunch before the partaking in the afternoon Yellow Waters Boat Cruise. This majestic boat ride will see you discover hidden areas of Kakadu, untouched by mankind. Wildlife is abundant, as is the natural beauty and cultural significance of the region. Your flight back to Darwin takes in the spectacular Mary and Adelaide Rivers, before finally landing safely back in Darwin.

 

Katherine Gorge Fly, Helicopter & Cruise Tour From Darwin

Katherine Gorge Fly, Helicopter & Cruise Tour From Darwin

More InfoA true departure from the ordinary, your journey will begin with a compelling flight south to the breath-taking Katherine Gorge. Pass over the rugged Aussie Outback, as well as the Adelaide River and Pine Creek. After taking in the views of the landscape, the scenic flight extends over Katherine Gorge itself, with an all encompassing view of the grandeur and brilliance of the gorges.

The highlights continue with a helicopter flight taking you to hard-to-reach gorges that are as stunning as they are remote. This life-changing experience culminates with an awe-inspiring 2-hour boat cruise through the gorge, where you will be able to take in every remarkable aspect of the Katherine Gorge. Take a moment to relax before once again boarding a plane and returning to Darwin.

 

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

Darwin Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on Adelaide River

More InfoCruise along the Adelaide River and see Jumping Crocodiles Cruise on this exciting tour from Darwin. Observe these primeval saltwater crocodiles close up as they leap out of the water to snatch their food.

 

Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Day Trip From Darwin Including Termite Mounds and Lunch

Litchfield National Park Waterfalls Day Trip From Darwin Including Termite Mounds and Lunch

More InfoA 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.

 

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.

 

Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

Small-Group Litchfield National Park Day Trip from Darwin

More InfoSpend 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.

 

Crab Claw Island Resort Cruise and Seafood Buffet

Crab Claw Island Resort Cruise and Seafood Buffet

More InfoEnjoy a relaxing cruise from Darwin to Crab Claw Island Resort for a delicious seafood buffet.
Cruise from Darwin around the Cox Peninsula and into Bynoe Harbour, disembarking right on the beach at the remote Crab Claw Island Resort where you’ll indulge in a delicious all-Australian seafood buffet lunch.

Feast on locally caught barramundi, thread fin salmon and prawns, SA oysters, Black Angus porterhouse steak, fresh salads and dessert; all while taking in the stunning harbour views and enjoying a drink or two with friends.

Spend the afternoon relaxing in the bar, floating in the resort pools or explore further afield through the wildlife sanctuary before cruising back to Cullen Bay.

 

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 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.

 

Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip by Air Including Yellow Water Cruise

Darwin to Kakadu Day Trip by Air Including Yellow Water Cruise

More InfoThe Darwin Day Tripper is the perfect one day visit to Kakadu from Darwin.

This tour includes over 2 hours of scenic flights, the MUST DO Yellow Water River Cruise, adequate time on ground to lunch at Cooinda, a visit to an Aboriginal Visitor Centre and still be back in Darwin for late afternoon and evening activities.

This iconic tour is ideal for the time poor due to the long distances involved. The bonus of aircraft travel is not just limited to saving time though, it's really about the 2 hours of extraordinary views of the Arafura Coast, vast floodplains, winding rivers, stunning Arnhem Land Plateau, Jim Jim and Twin falls (in the wet season) and so many other major sites!

With a guaranteed window seat on all our flights sit back and take in the majesty of Australia's largest National Park whilst absorbing the informative commentary. 

 

Wildman half-day morning tour

Wildman half-day morning tour

More InfoThis is the perfect tour for those who want to escape on an outback adventure for a half day. Visit Wildman Wilderness Lodge and enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the wetlands, a cruise along home billabong and lunch.

 

Darwin to Katherine Day Trip by Air Including Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

Darwin to Katherine Day Trip by Air Including Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise

More InfoThe Katherine Day Tripper is the perfect one day visit to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge from Darwin.

This tour includes over 1.5 hours of scenic flights, the MUST DO Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Cruise, lunch will then be provided at the Sugar Bag Cafe, a visit to an Arts and Cultural Centre and still be back in Darwin for late afternoon and evening activities.

This iconic tour is ideal for the time poor due to the long distances involved. The bonus of aircraft travel is not just limited to saving time though, it's really about the 1.5 hours of extraordinary views of the Adelaide and Mary Rivers, Yellow Water Billabong, stunning Arnhem Land Plateau, Jim Jim and Twin falls (in the wet season), Katherine Gorge and so many other major sites!

With a guaranteed window seat on all our flights sit back and take in the majesty of Australia's largest National Park whilst absorbing the informative commentary.

 

Wildman half-day sunset tour

Wildman half-day sunset tour

More InfoThis is the perfect tour for those who want to escape on an outback adventure for a half day. Visit Wildman Wilderness Lodge and enjoy a spectacular scenic view of the wetlands, a cruise along home billabong and lunch.

 

Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day Trip from Darwin

Litchfield and Jumping Crocodiles Full Day Trip from Darwin

More InfoThis 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.

 

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