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Give us one day - fourteen days, we’ll give you the trip of a lifetime
The following itineraries give you an idea of some of the great experiences you can have in the Top End. These are meant as a starting point to customise your own individual adventure.
For example, you can easily combine two itineraries or reverse the route of any trip. Download full booklet of Itineraries here.
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Darwin in one Day

Option 1
Explore the art, craft and food stalls at one of the many markets. Get up close & personal with a saltwater crocodile. Enjoy the local seafood and culinary fare at one of the many restaurants. Enjoy a night of cinema under the stars.

Option 2
Immerse in the colour, beauty and diversity of the Top End’s Indigenous art in the CBD and Parap. Take a nature walk through the East Point Reserve or George Brown Botanic Gardens. Hand feed the hundreds of Milk fish that come in at high tide. Relax on a lunch or sunset cruise on the spectacular Darwin Harbour.

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Darwin and Surrounds (3 Days)

Day 1 - Tiwi Islands
Take a ferry ride or scenic flight to the Tiwi Islands for a unique cultural experience with the Tiwi locals in an art workshop and join a cultural history guided tour. Visit the Old Mission Church and the art gallery and see the fascinating carvings, painting and beautiful Tiwi fabrics.

Day 2 - Wildlife and Wetlands Region
Start the morning with a short drive to the Adelaide River. Jump on a Jumping Crocodile Cruise, relaxing wildlife and wetland cruise or take an airboat ride. Stop in at Window on the Wetlands to view the region from the viewing platform. Stop in and enjoy bushwalking and bird watching at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.

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The Top End Loop (5 Days)

Day 1 - Wildlife & Wetlands/Kakadu
Learn the culture of Aboriginal people with spear throwing and basket weaving. Overlook the region from the viewing platform at Window on the Wetlands. Experience a Jumping Crocodile Cruise, a relaxing wildlife and wetland cruise or take an airboat ride. Stop to see the abundance of native birdlife at Mamukala Wetlands. Visit the Ubirr Aboriginal Art Site in World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.

Day 2 - Kakadu
Start the morning with a scenic flight over the wetlands and escarpments. Drop into Bowali Visitor Centre and see the interpretive displays and art gallery. Stop in at the ancient Aboriginal rock shelter at Nourlangie Rock and art sites. Climb to view magnificent escarpment views from Nawurlandja lookout. See the sunset with a Yellow Water Cruise to a place forgotten by time where nature is raw

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The Top End Adventure (7 Days)

Day 1 - Wildlife & Wetlands
Start the day with a nature walk and bird watching at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Learn the culture of Aboriginal people with spear throwing and basket weaving. Overlook the region from the viewing platform at Window on the Wetlands. Experience a Jumping Crocodile Cruise, a relaxing wildlife and wetland cruise.

Day 2 - Wildlife & Wetlands
Experience an exhilarating airboat ride. Take a guided nature walk through termite mound fields and freshwater mangroves. See buffalo in the wild with a scenic helicopter flight. Join a guided fishing charter and catch the elusive Barramundi at popular Shady Camp.

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The Top End Explorer (7 Days)

Day 1 - Pine Creek/Daly Region
Start your trip by visiting the old gold rush mining town of Pine Creek. There you can visit the historic railway heritage museum and take in the stunning views from the lookout. Stop in for a swim at Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park, an isolated gorge with steep red cliffs. Drop into the natural springs of Douglas Daly Hot Springs. Take a shaded riverine walk along Butterfly Gorge Nature Park (seasonal & 4WD only). See the amazing natural formation at ‘The Arches’ and the Waterhole.

Day 2 - Daly Region/Litchfield
Hire a boat for early morning Barramundi fishing on the Daly River. Stop into Nauiyu Community and see the historic Catholic Mission Church. Drive 2 hours to Adelaide River township where you can wander through the War Memorial Cemetery and stop in and visit the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct.

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The Best of the Top End (14 Days)

Day 1 - Wildlife & Wetlands
Drive 1 1/2 hours to Window on the Wetlands where you can overlook the region from a viewing platform. Experience a jumping crocodile cruise, a relaxing wildlife and wetland cruise or take an airboat ride. Learn the culture of Aboriginal people with spear throwing and basket weaving. Stop in and enjoy bushwalking and bird watching at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve.

Day 2 - Wildlife & Wetlands/Kakadu
Stop to see the abundance of native birdlife at Mamukala Wetlands. Visit Ubirr Aboriginal Art Site. Join a guided cultural cruise and gain an insight into local Aboriginal culture. Drop into the Bowali Visitors Centre and see the interpretive displays and Art gallery. During the Dry Season, Rangers run a free program of guided walks and activities throughout Kakadu.

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