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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.

 

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

 

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. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. 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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

One Day Litchfield Park Adventures Tour

More InfoLitchfield Park Adventures Tour is designed to provide additional hour you deserve to embrace the serenity of the natural fed spring water falls whilts evading when there are big crowds at the major waterfalls and lunch spots in the park. Travel with ease and comfort with no rush feeling. Small group of max 10 people
A specialized guided walking tour like no other, to the rocky bottom of Florence Falls via Shady Creek. You can also choose to do a self-guided walk from Buley rock hole to Florence falls. Or why not try your luck going down the 135-length stairway? Experience Batchelor Butterfly Farm and the wonderful Animal Petting zoo.

LUNCH is at Tolmer falls where you have the chance to view it from the lookout or do the walk around the top area through an ancient cycad forest while your guide prepares a delicious meal.

 

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.

 

HeliFish Tours from Darwin

 HeliFish Tours from Darwin

More InfoOur HeliFish tours will have you hooked with full-on fishing with your choice of full-day or half-day options.
Enjoy flying alongside the isolated coastline, rivers and billabongs and approximately three hours of fishing for the half-day tour or 6 hours of fishing for the full-day tour, in multiple locations depending on tides, weather and time of day.
Fishing from clear banks in creeks and estuaries close to the coast offers great access to popular species including (and not limited to) Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and Salmon. Complete the day with a landing at the Noonamah Tavern and soak up the local atmosphere.

 

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 Flight from Darwin, with Cruise & Heli Scenic Options

Katherine Gorge Flight from Darwin, with Cruise & Heli Scenic Options

More InfoWith a true departure from the ordinary, your journey will begin with an amazing aircraft flight south to the breath-taking Katherine Gorge. You will fly over the rugged Aussie Outback, including Adelaide River and Pine Creek. After landing at Australia's top gun facility you will take a short drive to 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 and understand its cultural heritage. Take a moment to relax before once again boarding a plane and returning to Darwin.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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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