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Top End Discovery
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6 Day Darwin to Darwin Self Drive
5 NIGHT Package

There’s no better way to discover than on a self-drive holiday. Travelling by road is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore and our selection of hand-crafted itineraries will take you to some of the most popular locations. Each itinerary incorporates car hire, and local experiences, along with a personalised Co-Pilot Kit to assist you along the way.

Make your next road trip truly memorable with one of our Self-Drive Holidays.



Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park – 210km
Collect your vehicle and depart Darwin for Jabiru, located in the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park.
Birdwatchers and nature lovers should stop at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Window on the Wetlands
Visitor Centre. A visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre Park is a must to learn about this unique environment. Stay the
next two nights at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. 


Day 2: Kakadu National Park
This morning you are booked on a Yellow Water Cruise from Cooinda. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Take the opportunity to visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Nourlangie Rock or an optional scenic flight (extra charge). Make sure you visit Ubirr Rock to see some of the oldest and easily accessible Aboriginal rock art. 


Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine – 310km
Travel towards Pine Creek and onto Katherine, making a stop at the beautiful Edith Falls. Katherine Gorge is located 30 kilometres from the town centre; here the river flows between towering walls of colour. Stay the next two nights at ibis Styles Katherine. 


Day 4: Katherine
This morning enjoy a spectacular two hour Katherine Gorge Cruise. Katherine Gorge is a system of 13 gorges all joining by rapids. The best way to see the Gorge is from the water, however there are also scenic flights and plenty of marked walking tracks. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit Mataranka Thermal Pools which is 106 kilometres from Katherine or other local iconic attractions. The thermal pools are a very popular swimming spot and are a constant temperature of 34 degrees. 


Day 5: Katherine to Litchfield National Park – 455km
Drive north and enjoy a full day exploring Litchfield National Park, the Top End’s most accessible natural attraction offering swimming and spectacular waterfalls year round. The main attractions in Litchfield National Park including Buley Rockhole, Wangi, Tolmer and Florence Falls are all linked by quality sealed roads. There is swimming in specified areas, photography, wildlife observation and bushwalks ranging from a 20 minute stroll to extended walks. Stay overnight at Litchfield Motel. 


Day 6: Litchfield National Park to Darwin – 80km
Enjoy more time in Litchfield National Park or relax at Lake Bennett before returning to Darwin.

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • 6 days car rental with GPS

  • Co-pilot self drive kit

  • Yellow Water Cruise

  • Nitnit Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise


Hotel Accommodation

  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

  • Ibis Styles Katherine

  • Litchfield Motel



  • Cool off with a swim at Florence Falls in the Litchfield National Park

  • Take a morning cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park

  • Explore Katherine Gorge on a cruise




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