Kakadu National Park NT
May - Nov
Tour Commences May 2022
This 3 Day Kakadu and Tiwi Island Explorer Tour departs Tuesday & Wednesday (May, Sep, Oct & Nov)
Departs Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday (Jun, Jul & Aug)
Pick up between 6 am & 6.30 am
Returns approx. 3.15 pm to Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Day 3
Travel into Kakadu National Park to begin your 3 Day Kakadu and Tiwi Island Explorer. Take a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch join the famous Yellow Water Billabong Cruise and later, visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits. There is the opportunity for an optional 50 minute scenic flight Overnight Mercure Crocodile Hotel. Includes Lunch.
Optional Kakadu Air Scenic Flight. It is best to pre book the scenic flight the same time you book your tour to avoid missing out.
We continue the Kakadu and Tiwi Island Explorer tour with a visit to the World Heritage Area of Ubirr Rock Art Site where you will climb up throught the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries. The climb is approx. 250 metres on uneven surface and only a moderate level of fitness is required and well worth it for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Then it is off to the Upstream Boat Ramp where we join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise where you indigenous guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. With special permission of the local people you are able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. After a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre (Kakadu National Park Headquarters) we return to Darwin where you will overnight at The Doubletree By Hilton. (Lunch included)
After making your own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, a five minute drive from the CBD. Take the 2 1/2 hour cruise aboard the Tiwi Mantawi over to Bathurst Island. Here you are met by your local guide to be taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal Community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi dream time stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Spend time with some Tiwi Ladies while they work on their weaving and painting. Your guides and the ladies also demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors and explain the meanings behind them. You will then get the chance to sample local dampler and billy tea. Be taken through the wonderful Arts & Crafts Centres and see where the artist’s work. You also have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at island prices. Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamanai (burial ceremony) before being taken back to the ferry landing, return to Darwin approx. 3.15 pm and make your own way back to your hotel. Tonight’s hotel is to be pre booked you and not included in the cost of the tour.
**Please note that the Bathurst Island Museum is currently closed and it may or may not be opened in 2022**
All prices are in Australian dollars
|May - Nov||$1459||$1854||$1440|
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