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Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

1. Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls Full-Day Tour from Darwin

Discover a network of 13 gorges carved into billion-year-old sandstone rock by the Katherine River of Nitmiluk National Park on this scenic full-day sightseeing tour from Darwin. During the tour you will learn about the Aboriginal culture abundant in the area and see rock art sites dotted throughout the park. With its rugged landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and lush gorges, the Nitmiluk National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with plentiful flora and fauna. Travel south through tropical country, passing former World War II airstrips en route to the Adelaide River. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery to pay your respects to those killed in the air raids of Darwin in the 1940s. Continue to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim in the paperbark and pandana-lined waterhole (conditions permitting). After an inclusive lunch, enjoy a 2-hour scenic cruise through the Katherine Gorge, looking for freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks of the river. Keep your eyes open for the many interesting species of birdlife. Enjoy a brief tour of Katherine, hub of the region’s cattle and farming industries. Then, travel via the historic mining town of Pine Creek to an evening stop along the Adelaide River. From May through September lunch can be taken on board your cruise, while dinner is available at your own expense at the evening stop, before your transfer back to Darwin.

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Darwin: Guided Jet Ski Tour

2. Darwin: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Zoom along the beautiful Darwin coastline on a guided jet ski tour. Enjoy the sites, wildlife, and scenery from the water. Meet your guide by the Bella Darwin Restaurant. Learn how to operate a jet ski during the safety briefing. Then, take to the waves. Cruise at full throttle or a more leisurely pace – you decide. Experience the thrill of the pristine open water as you follow the sun-drenched, unspoilt coastline. Enjoy your tour guide's informative commentary. Spot wildlife, such as sea turtles, seabirds, and dolphins, and feed the fish. Then, open up the engine and zoom full-throttle in front of Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Casino before making your way back to base.

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King's Canyon 15-minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

3. King's Canyon 15-minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

See the incredible Kings Canyon from above on an exciting 15-minute helicopter flight! Keep your camera poised as you swoop low over the Kings Canyon and enjoy startling views of the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, Kings Creek and Carmichael Crag in an air-conditioned helicopter. Starting from the resort pad, you will fly through the Watarkka National Park, taking in the front view of the George Gill Range. Your flight follows Kings Creek up into Kings Canyon where you can see the paths for the Kings Creek walk and the Rim walk from above. Enjoy the spectacular view of the 100 metre high cliff walls, the Garden of Eden and the Domes of the Lost City. During the flight, your pilot will point out the incredible scenery along the way.  The return leg of your flight takes you alongside Carmichael's Crag and the Dingo pups for incredible views out over this impressive landscape. The sky will come alive with marvellous colors as you fly over the mix of rugged bushland and red sand desert. Your pilot will return you to Kings Canyon at the end of your flight.

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Crab Claw Island Relaxing Full Day Cruise with Seafood Lunch

4. Crab Claw Island Relaxing Full Day Cruise with Seafood Lunch

Depart Cullen Bay in the morning for a 2-hour cruise leaving Darwin Harbour and heading to Bynoe Harbour, going along the Top End coastline. On arrival onto the beach at Crab Claw Island, enjoy a delicious seafood buffet meal on the spacious deck overlooking the water, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There are two swimming pools, boats for hire or simply relax with a cool beverage on the deck before cruising back to Cullen Bay.

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Darwin: Group Adventure Boat Tour

5. Darwin: Group Adventure Boat Tour

Travel at high speed on a jetboat from the Stokes Hill Wharf across Darwin Harbor on this group tour that takes fun and adventure to the next level. Do a few spins in the boat to get your heart pumping on the way to see the city’s scenic mangroves. Jump aboard the airboat to cruise along the mudflats and take in the beautiful natural landscapes. Enjoy the local birdlife and keep an eye on the water for the chance to spot sharks, crocs, dolphins, mud crabs, and even stingrays. Get your adrenaline pumping as you twirl and glide across the mud, powered by a huge V8 engine. Next, jump back into the jetboat to soar across the Timor Sea, with picturesque views of the Darwin harbor.

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Kings Canyon to Alice Springs: 1-Way Transfer and Stop

6. Kings Canyon to Alice Springs: 1-Way Transfer and Stop

Travel from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in style in a luxury coach, traveling through the stunning desert landscape, and stopping along the way to enjoy some tea. Beginning the day at Kings Canyon Resort, meet your driver and guide at the Shell Service Station. As you cruise through the vast desert landscape, stop at a local roadhouse on the way to enjoy a cup of tea. Then jump back into your luxury coach and continue on to Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway, just as the sun sets in the west over the rugged plains.

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Ayers Rock To Kings Canyon Luxury Bus Transfers

7. Ayers Rock To Kings Canyon Luxury Bus Transfers

Travel by luxury coach through the spectacular desert scenery of the Northern Territories, departing Ayers Rock for Kings Canyon on the western edge of the George Gill Range. Sit back and relax as you admire the ancient landscape, settled by indigenous Australians more than 40,000 years ago. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Attila (Mt. Conner) from the coach. After turning off the Lasseter Highway and onto the Laritja Road, your driver will provide a history of the surrounding cattle stations. Upon arrival at Kings Canyon, there may be time to view the sunset behind Carmichaels Crag.

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Explore the Amazing Kings Canyon: Walking Tour and Hike

8. Explore the Amazing Kings Canyon: Walking Tour and Hike

Your guide will escort you on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon. The views of Watarrka National Park from the top of the canyon are magnificent as are the views down into the canyon itself. Follow the rim of the canyon stopping to view the canyon gorge at look-out points. Time permitting, you may choose to descend to the green oasis of the 'Garden of Eden'. The walk may take up to 3 hours and is rocky and steep places. It is for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide. Return to Kings Canyon Resort.

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What people are saying about Northern Territory

I had such a wonderful time. The bus was comfortable and driver and all guides were amazing. I especially loved the local guide on the river cruise. He was so interesting and knowledgeable and great sense of humour. First time to NT but I will be back. Thanks for everything.

Amazing day packed with everything you'd want to see and do. Edith waterfalls/waterhole was stunning and so good in this heat, best to bring a pool noodle - Cruise down Katherine Gorge was spectacular - Copey was a fantastic tour guide along with Brian & Prem!

In our opinion, the really long journey from Darwin to the Nitmiluk NP was worth it. Kathrine Gorge offers a very beautiful nature as well as flora and fauna. But even on the long bus trip there was always something to see along the way.

Great day, was lucky to have a small group. Our driver/guide Callum was excellent keeping us informed all the way. Edith Falls very pretty. Our guide Matt on the Gorge was terrific also.

Absolutely brilliant day, bus driver icing on the cake.