TOUR ITINERARY

The Top End – by private charter, May to September 2016 - 2018.

Darwin, Kakadu NP, Arnhem Land, Cobourg Peninsula, with optional visit to the Tiwi Islands

DAYS 1-3: DARWIN

Highlights – City sightseeing on the Darwin double-decker hop-on/off tour bus; a scenic flight across Beagle Gulf to Bathurst Island; Aboriginal art and culture of the Tiwi people; the rituals associated with Pukumani Poles; sunset drinks and dinner on East Point at one of Darwin's finest restaurants.

Accommodation – Sky City Hotel on Mindil Beach, or equivalent 5 star standard (3 nights).

DAYS 4-7: KAKADU & ARNHEM LAND

Highlights – Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve on the wetlands of the Adelaide River; White Lily Billabong and Maguk (Barramundi Gorge); Nourlangie Rock, one of the oldest Aboriginal rock art and occupation sites in Kakadu; scenic floodplains alongside the spectacular Arnhem Land Escarpment to the Aboriginal community of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli); Injalak Hill rock art sites and Injalak Arts and Craft Centre; sunset billabong cruise; two days exploring remote Mt Borradaile, home to powerful Aboriginal cultural sites and rare flora/fauna; spectacular scenery and wildlife. A true wilderness expedition experience! Transport – Private GXL Land Cruiser.

Accommodation – Lakeside Bush Bungalows in Jabiru (1 night); Mt Borradaile Safari Camp in Arnhem Land (3 nights).

DAYS 8-10: COBOURG PENINSULA

Highlights – Gurig Ganuk Barlu National and Marine Park; freshwater paperbark swamps and billabongs; barramundi fishing; clifftop “sundowners”; Cobourg Marine Park by boat; Port Essington to historic Victoria Settlement ruins; marine life such as dugong, dolphins, turtles, stingrays and crocodiles; guided walks from camp; Paspaley pearl farm; Port Bremmer wetlands area; untamed and close-to-extinct Banteng cattle. Transport – 4WD vehicles and boat.

Accommodation – Coburg Coastal Camp. Remote, pristine, comfortable and well-appointed – on the shores of Port Essington (3 nights).

DAYS 11-12: SEVEN SPIRIT BAY

Highlights – Cross Port Essington by boat. Seven Spirit Bay Eco-Wilderness Resort, remote and secluded, combines a spirit of the wilderness with fine dining and first class comfort. The Lodge sits on the curve of a sweeping bay in a private section of the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, one of the world’s most pristine tropical coastal reserves. Choose activities or relax poolside and absorb your surroundings.

Accommodation – Seven Spirit Bay Eco-Wilderness Resort (2 nights). Each Sea View Villa features an unusual hexagonal design with louvered walls that capture the breeze and provides a cool, shady retreat amongst the monsoon forest.

DAY 13: HOME

Highlights – Private charter flight over the Arafura Sea; transfer to domestic terminal in Darwin for onward flights.

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COST OF TOUR: Please refer to the Tour Conditions page for cost and inclusions.