Top End Express Self-Drive
Discover all the Top End has to offer on this four day self-drive that will show you all the highlights of this incredible part of Australia, highlights include Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and city sights of Darwin.
2 nights accommodation at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (4 star) in a Superior Room
Yellow Water Cruise
1 night accommodation at Ibis Styles Katherine (3.5 star) in a Deluxe Room
Night Dreaming 2 Gorge Cultural Cruise
4 DAYS AVIS Group B (Hyundai i20 or similar) car hire+
Co-pilot self drive kit
1 Nov 21– 31 Mar 22. Other dates available, seasonal surcharges may apply.
30 Jun 21,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 01: Darwin to Kakadu National Park (210 km)
Travel east on the Stuart Highway out of Darwin and then turn left on the Arnhem Highway and head for Kakadu National Park. Highlights on the drive to Kakadu include Fogg Dam and Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre. The scenery of Kakadu is dramatic and the area has prolific wildlife and birdlife. In addition, the aboriginal rock art is amongst the finest rock art in the world. Allow enough time to explore Kakadu this afternoon. We suggest a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre, located on the Kakadu Highway. Visit Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock for some of the best and oldest examples of Aboriginal rock art. For the adventurous, there is also a moderately steep climb to Gunwarddehwardde Lookout which provides impressive views of Kakadu’s escarpment and Nourlangie Rock.
DAY 02: Kakadu National Park
You have a full day at leisure to explore Kakadu. Sights to see today include a visit to Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr Rock, or an optional scenic flight. Aboriginal rock art in this area is very well preserved and accessible. It’s worth taking a guided tour to have the history of the rock art explained to you.
DAY 03: Kakadu National Park to Katherine (310 km)
This morning you are booked on a 1.5 hour Yellow Waters Cruise. After your cruise call into the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre before leaving Kakadu. Drive south on the Kakadu Highway towards Pine Creek. At Pine Creek rejoin the Stuart Highway and then travel south to Katherine. Please be aware it may be unpassable in wet weather (from November to April). Please seek local advice before departure. Katherine is the major intersection between northern, southern and western routes.
DAY 04: Katherine to Darwin (316 km)
This morning you are booked on the 2 hour Katherine Gorge cruise. Contact the tour desk for precise directions on how to get to the gorge to board the boat. You may like to take a swim after your cruise so be sure to have your swimsuit handy. Katherine Gorge is a system of 13 gorges all joining by rapids. The best way to see the Gorge is from the water, there are also scenic flights and plenty of marked walking tracks. Head back to Darwin this afternoon. From Katherine it’s a leisurely three and a half-hour drive north on the Stuart Highway back to Darwin. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
`+Offer is subject to vehicle availability. Minimum renter age without surcharge is 25 years. Drivers aged 21-24 years may be eligible to rent subject to an age surcharge. Age surcharge is $27.50 per day. Rentals are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Avis rental agreement and the Avis standard driver and credit qualifications. Rental days are based on a 24 hour period.