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Escape to Darwin

Priced from $4,420* per person

Dates: 05 - 12 June 2021

Fully escorted from Darwin

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Duration: 8 days

Experience the Solo Connections difference when you join us for an Escape to Darwin! Solo Connections tours are fully escorted, unique small group tours designed specifically for solo travellers over 50. Our tour includes comfortable quality accommodation in Darwin & Kakadu National Park with your own private room, most meals and tailor-made sightseeing. Come with us and enjoy the escape!

Slow down and soak up the tropical vibes, colourful characters and spectacular scenery. Beyond the sparkling harbour and fascinating history, our tour is all about the outdoor adventure. From the misty waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, exceptional natural beauty of Kakadu National Park to seeing a crocodile in the wild, we’ll see all that the Top End has to offer.

Highlights

  • Museum & Art Gallery of the NT including Cyclone Tracy Exhibition
  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
  • Kakadu National Park overnight stay
  • Yellow Water Sunset Cruise
  • Jumping Crocodiles
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Darwin Military Museum

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444

8 DAYS
Fully Escorted

Starts Darwin 05 June 2021, &
August 2021 dates coming soon

Pricing

05 June 2021 Departure – $4,420*per person
August 2021 Departure – $TBC*per person

Includes

  • Private Single Rooms
  • Meals as per the itinerary, 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • All Sightseeing Tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Tour Host – travels with group from Darwin Airport
  • Darwin Airport Transfers as per itinerary
  • Local Driver/Guides

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers outside of stated time in itinerary
  • Additional meals or tours other than stated in itinerary
  • Beverages, hotel mini bars, laundry, phone calls, any items of personal nature not included

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444

Day 1

Arrive Darwin (D)

Welcome to Darwin! Beyond the sparkling harbour and fascinating history, our tour is all about the outdoor adventure. From the misty waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, exceptional natural beauty of Kakadu National Park
to seeing a crocodile in the wild, we’ll see all that the Top End has to offer. On arrival at Darwin Airport, we meet our driver and are transferred* to our hotel for check in. Settle into your room and refresh before meeting the group at tonight’s Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin or similar (2 Nights) 

*Arrival transfer will be available at approximately 2:15pm. Please check with reservations before booking your flight.

Day 2

City Sights (B-L)
After breakfast this morning we will be taken on a city sights tour. A local guide hops on the coach to give us a quick introduction to the city before we take a drive through Fannie Bay, popular with sailors, windsurfers and water skiers. Here we visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. While here, make sure you enter the Cyclone Tracy exhibition and meet ‘Sweetheart’; the resident crocodile. We enjoy lunch directly across from the museum at the Darwin Ski Club which overlooks the water. This evening we have the opportunity to explore the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. With the multicultural background of Darwin, be tempted by the delicious smells of food stalls featuring cuisine from across the world including Sri Lankan, Turkish and Greek cuisines. After dinner (own expense), find the perfect gift among the arts and crafts stalls to take home or be entertained by the fire twirlers, musicians and street performers. At a pre-arranged time, our coach will transfer us back to our hotel.

Day 3

Darwin – Kakadu National Park (B-D)
This morning after breakfast we check out and leave cosmopolitan Darwin behind for an overnight stay to experience the magic of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders with remarkable scenery and unique flora and fauna. This afternoon, we explore Australia’s 50,000-year aboriginal heritage through the incredible rock art galleries that fill this area. The unique walls of Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) rock art site, have served as a shelter and canvas for thousands of years, providing windows into a rich cultural tradition. We make our way to Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which tells the story of the traditional owners through displays, artefacts and exhibitions. Here, we board our incredible Yellow Water Sunset Cruise. Look out for a vast range of wildlife including Jacana, Egrets, Sea Eagles and maybe a crocodile or two.

Accommodation: Kakadu Lodge Cooinda or similar (1 Night)

Day 4

Kakadu  – Darwin (B-D)
Check out after breakfast this morning and we’ll begin our journey back to Darwin. First we stop at the fabulous Spectacular Jumping Crocodile. See powerful saltwater crocodiles as they propel themselves high out of the water to snatch their pray. With the help of our experienced guides, we learn more about these magnificent creatures while watching the crocs jump for food from the safety of our boat. Back on dry land, we purchase lunch at the Adelaide River Queen Pavilion Café (own expense) before heading to the Window on the Wetlands. Uncover the history, culture and ecology of the area with views overlooking the Adelaide River Floodplains. We return to Darwin, check into our hotel and then meet for dinner.

Accommodation: Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin or similar (4 Nights)

Day 5

Day at Leisure (B-D)
Today we have a free day to explore Darwin. Some suggestions include a visit to Crocosaurus Cove, discover the unique Aquascene or wander Bicentennial Park, all within walking distance from our hotel. This evening we will meet for dinner to share our stories from the day.

Day 6

Litchfield National Park (B-L )
Enjoy breakfast early this morning before we board the coach for a visit to Litchfield National Park. With untouched rainforests, stunning waterfalls and magnificent scenery, Litchfield has gained the reputation as the jewel of the Northern Territory’s crown. We enjoy lunch at Litchfield Café before spending some time exploring the park. There are some great photo opportunities as we stop to see the magnetic anthills and see the cascading Florence Falls. For anyone looking for a swim – take a dip in the Wangi Falls plunge pool. We return to Darwin and this evening is at leisure.

Day 7

Wartime Experience (B-D )
Today, after breakfast, we uncover the fascinating sites and interesting past of Darwin with a local expert. Many people aren’t aware of the importance of Darwin during World War II so we’ll take a look at the city and learn the history of the bombings of Darwin. On our guided tour, we’ll see visible reminders and relics left behind after the bombing devastated Darwin and seriously threatened Australia. On our tour we’ll also visit the Darwin Military Museum. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner on board the Spirit of Darwin as we watch the sunset on the harbour.

Day 8

Depart Darwin (B)
After a fabulous week in Darwin, our tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, we check out and are transferred to the airport for our flight home from a wonderful holiday discovering the Top End. Farewell your fellow travellers as all make their way home.

*Please do not book departure flights prior to 12.30pm

 

For more information, or to secure your place, call us today at 1300 044 444

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