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Experience Australia's Breathtaking Top End Northern Territory
Discover the wonders of Australia's Top End with a four day/three night all-inclusive tour through the heart of the Northern Territory
Begin and end your trip in famous Darwin staying four days/three nights in comfortable, modern accommodation in the magical, mystical Northern Territory
Check out the blog prepared by the Travel Team with first hand experiences and lots of photos of the tour
Highlights of the tour include a boat cruise on the Corroboree Billabong, renowned for the highest density of saltwater crocodiles and a Mary River boat cruise with spectacular wildlife, rare birds and more (see 'Itinerary' tab for more information)
Visit the world-heritage listed Kakadu National Park with views into Arnhem land, Litchfield National Park with spectacular waterfalls and rock pools and of course the sprawling Mary River region with its abundance of amazing native wildlife
Plus enjoy a magnificent cultural experience with a 'welcome to country' by the Uwynmil clan performing a 90 minute welcoming ceremony on part of Mary River Wilderness Retreat's 900 acres
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the resort. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the resort directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
All meals comprising three breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners with delicious continental buffet breakfasts, picnic style lunches, and an 'Aussie BBQ' with salads
Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide throughout the trip to show you the amazing sights of the Top End
Air-conditioned coach transfers so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as you travel
National park entry fees throughout your journey so you don't have to worry about a thing
Accommodation in a spacious bungalow with queen-bedding (twin-share) at Mary River Retreat so you can relax and unwind after a busy day touring
Single Traveller Option
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for an additional charge of $240 (see 'Fine Print' for further information)
What We Like
See some of the most iconic sights of the Top End, including Fogg Dam Woodlands, Nourlangie Rock with 20,000 year old rock art, Ubirr Rock and much more
Mary River Wilderness Retreat has three kilometres of Mary River frontage with wallabies and birds, plus walking tracks, bike, buggy and boat hire, a restaurant and two swimming pools
The best part of touring is you only have to unpack once and can visit a selection of popular destinations without ever having to worry about accommodation or food – it’s the perfect Top End holiday made simple!
You can review all the terms and conditions of the deal by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Thanks to Northern Territory Tourism for images supplied
Valid for travel until 3 October 2016
Departure Dates: 27 July 2015; 10 August 2015; 7 September 2015; 21 September 2015; 25 April 2016; 2 May 2016; 9 May 2016; 16 May 2016; 23 May 2016; 30 May 2016; 6 June 2016; 27 June 2016; 4 July 2016; 11 July 2016; 25 July 2016; 1 August 2016; 8 August 2016; 15 August 2016; 22 August 2016; 29 August 2016; 5 September 2016; 12 September 2016; 19 September 2016; 25 September 2016; 3 October 2016
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Strictly subject to availability. Tour must be booked within 14 days of purchase to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis
Voucher is valid for one person (twin share)
You must purchase two vouchers if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge of $240 per person per voucher will apply (payable direct to the tour provider upon reservation)
You will be collected from a central CBD Darwin location at 9.00am on day one of the tour. You will be dropped-off at a central CBD Darwin location at approximately 6.00pm on day four
As per the itinerary, Day Two of the tour is an early start and the longest day of your journey (group will leave no later than 8.00am). Day Three of the tour will be enjoyed at your leisure (start the day as early or late as your like)
Minimum Trek Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is 12 people. Please note, treks are subject to minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met at the end of the 14 day booking period, an alternative date will be offered. If alternative date is not suitable, a full refund will be offered
Maximum Trek Capacity: The maximum trek capacity is 32 people
Child Policy: Not valid for children 12 years or younger
Fitness and Ability: Travellers must be able to walk up to 3-kilometres on uneven surfaces unaided
Bush Bungalow Maximum Occupancy: Bush Bungalows have a maximum capacity of three guests, sleeping on one queen bed and one single bed
Please note that no additional beds may be added
Please note that breakfast is not supplied on the first day of the tour
All surcharges are payable directly to the retreat
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the resorts discretion/policy
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Package cannot be split
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Value has been determined based on the tours published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
All activities, services and menu options are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
Getting to Darwin to start your tour is easy! Flights depart from most Australian cities via Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas.
Top End Bus Tour
Top End Bus Tour
Arnhem Hwy Humpty Doo NT 0836
Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Four Day Top End Highlights Tour
Immerse yourself in the heart of the top end to truly discover the beauty and history behind the world heritage listed Kakadu National Park, the tranquillity of Litchfield National Park and the wildlife wonders of the Mary River. Stay 3 nights on the doorstep of this amazing natural wonder and let your guides introduce you to the amazing highlights of the outback.
Starting out from Darwin your journey begins by travelling East along the Arnhem highway. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the shade of mesmerising melaleucas and paperbarks at Fogg Dam herald for its prolific bird life will be two of the highlights for your first travelling day. A stop along the way at Window to the Wetlands will also open your eyes to many of the amazing wonders you’ll experience over the coming days. A Boat cruise on the Corroboree Billabong known for the highest density of Saltwater Crocodiles is another crowd-pleaser.
By late afternoon you will arrive at Mary River Wilderness Retreat which will be your base for the next 3 nights, unpack and make your bungalow a home away from home and have time to stroll the tropical gardens or have a relaxing dip in the pool. The retreat is also rich in fauna and flora with 3 kilometres of Mary River Frontage and irrigated rolling grass hills home to many wallabies and birds. The retreat boasts walking tracks, bike, buggy and boat hire, a restaurant and two swimming pools. Meet the hosts and enjoy happy hour before a sumptuous dinner.
Day Two is action-packed (longest day of the tour) and begins with a departure from Mary River at no later than 8:00am! Today is filled with the wonders of Kakadu's ancient rock art which some is believed to be as old as 20,000 years. The escarpment and rock walls that has been the murals for this art is as impressive as the art itself. The views from Ubirr Rock across the wetlands into Arnhem land will leave you spellbound.
Day Three and feel free to start the day as early or late as you like! You will enjoy a wonderful cultural experience, free time and the chance to indulge in some optional extras, walks, take a boat on your own or simply relax by the pool with a good book. There are scenic flights, helicopter rides and air boat trips that can all be pre booked for you to indulge.
The last Day is packed full of excitement with a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Plunge into cool rock pools and cascading falls, visit massive termite mounds and see spectacular waterfalls. A tranquil rainforest walk makes for wonderful photo opportunities and a stop over on the way back to Darwin to sample homemade ice cream at Berry Springs is also on the agenda.
Lovely property with beautiful gardens and some nice walking tracks along the Mary River. Enjoyed all the wildlife around the property. The fish & mango sauce meal in their restaurant was delicious. The cabins are very comfortable. Great value. Very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyed my stay.”TripAdvisor
This was our first campsite on our 5 week journey through NT and Northern Queensland. It was an excellent choice and one of only two I had pre booked from the UK. The site was wonderful, lots of grass still which at the end of the dry is very good. The shady trees were a bonus and great to sit under when not out and about. Now as for the staff, what can I say - so very helpful. Bron was extremely helpful and came up with some great ideas of activities for the next day. The first evening we went on the camp's own river cruise, small boat and only 6 of us so very personal and great information. The next morning we set out with Bron's maps and drove around the Wildman Track. It was wonderful and got us back into the hang of the four wheel driving. We had a great lunch out at a tiny billabong with lots of birds. Late that afternoon we went, again at Bron's suggestion, on the Corroboree Wetlands Cruise which I would thoroughly recommend! The camp kitchen was well equipped and the showers, toilets and laundry rooms all worked fine. I would definitely stay here again and it makes a brilliant stop between Darwin and Jabiru.”TripAdvisor
We loved this! It was like being sent to stay with your lovely auntie in Australia, comfortable room that felt really far away from everyone else even though it wasn't, excellent onsite walks and a really enjoyable river cruise. Our room was quite far down the lawn which I liked, the food was good and hosts really friendly and knowledgeable about their area.”TripAdvisor