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topenddaytoursContentsThe AAT Kings Difference 4Kakadu National Park 5Litchfield National Park 6Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls 7Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience 8Darwin City Sights 8Short Breaks 9Optional Experiences 11Hotel Pick-ups 12Litchfield national parkTour category tagsMake sure you check out each tour’s category tags to get a feel for what you’re likely to see and do on each tour.iconswildlifenationalpark shistoricalcitysightsoutbackindigenouscultureexperiences2FacebookAAT Kings is on facebook, so why not LIKE us andyou can search for tours that suit you, view ourlatest brochures, keep up-to-date on the latestnews and great offers plus be in the running for ourregular competition giveaways. You can also postyour own photos and tour experiences to share withothers. Visit facebook.com/AATKingsAustraliaTripAdvisorAAT Kings Top End Day Tours is on TripAdvisor.Why not jump on TripAdvisor on your computer,tablet or mobile device and see what others haveto say about us. We also welcome your reviewafter you’ve been on an AAT Kings Top Endday tour. Visit tripadvisor.com and search forAAT Kings Top End Day Tours.*Based on passenger volume and NTIA awards received#exploreAUSWhile you’re on holiday use #exploreAUS on Twitteror Instagram to post updates and share photos.Sustainable TravelAAT Kings is committed to supporting sustainabletourism initiatives and protecting the destinationswe visit to ensure they remain vibrant for futuregenerations of travellers. Visit treadright.orgKakadu national parkentry feeThe fee is $25 per adult and is valid for 14 consecutivedays. This additional compulsory government chargeis subject to change without notice. Children 15 yearsand under enter free. You must carry your entry feeticket with you every time you enter the NationalPark or you’ll be required to purchase another.


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theaatkingsifferenceNumber 1 all the way*As Australia’s No. 1 Tour Operator, theAAT Kings explorer spirit is stronger thanever. More people choose to travel withAAT Kings than any other Australiantour operator. We’ve been voted by thetravel industry as Australia’s Best TourOperator for five consecutive years and we were the firsttour operator to be issued licences to operate in Australiaway back in the 1920s (and we still have them today).We’ve got theTop End coveredAAT Kings has got the TopEnd covered. Offering a rangeof half and full day tours,we can help you experiencethe sheer scale of KakaduNational Park; discover thebeauty of Katherine Gorge; explore the wonders of LitchfieldNational Park; and experience the indigenous culture of theTiwi Islands or the city life of Darwin. You can also choosefrom a range of highly recommended optional extras toadd to your tour to make your day even more enjoyable.Sit back and enjoy the viewOur air-conditioned coachesare the newest in Australia. Thevehicles are luxurious and equippedwith modern features like recliningseats with seat belts and footrests,panoramic windows, an on-boardrestroom, two door access and state-of-the-art technologyincluding DVD player, GPS and PA systems. Our coaches alsohave cold water available to fill up a water bottle or cup.A walking,talking, guidebook!AAT Kings Driver Guides provideinsightful commentary throughoutall of our day tours. They’re like awalking, talking, guidebook andtheir skills, knowledge and senseof fun will bring your experienceto life. You’re guaranteed tolearn something new as well as hear some personalinsights from our experienced Driver Guides.Convenient hotel pick-upsAAT Kings offers FREE pick-ups from the major hotelsin Darwin. We’ll pick you up from your hotel beforeyour tour and return you at the end of your tour.Guided is the way to go!Worry-free& relaxed…Why go through the stress of tryingto drive yourself when you couldsave the hassle of vehicle rental,misreading maps, risking missingout on seeing the right places andturning something that shouldbe enjoyable into somethingquite stressful. AAT Kings guidedday tours are very convenient and provide the perfectremedy. All you need to do is jump on, sit back andrelax and let someone else do all the driving for you.You’ll have time to take it all in, learn about the areayou’re visiting, hear the insights from our expert DriverGuide and more importantly, enjoy the company ofyour family and friends. What are you waiting for?4


full day tourkakadu national park*$215 adult $108 childCode D4Departs Daily 6.15am from Darwin(earlier from your hotel – see back cover)Returns 7.30pm approximately*Plus $25 National Park entry feeHighlights• Kakadu National Park• Nourlangie• Buffet Lunch• Yellow Water Billabong Cruise• Wildlife• Warradjan Cultural Centre• Aboriginal CultureInclusions• Experienced Driver Guide• Comprehensive commentary• Travel in an air-conditioned coachWhat to bring• Comfortable walking shoes• Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat• Water bottle• Camera• Jacket in cooler monthsTo learn more visit:aatkings.com.au/D4ItineraryEn RouteToday you’re up early to get started on a day thatyou’ll long remember. Travelling on one of thelongest roads in Australia, the Stuart Highway,also known to locals as ‘the Track’, you’ll seesome of the most amazing terrain this countryhas to offer. When we turn onto the ArnhemHighway, the Marrakai Plains will provide abeautiful backdrop for your onward journey.Kakadu National ParkCovering an area of more than 19,800 squarekilometres, World Heritage listed Kakadu isthe largest National Park in Australia. Thecombination of mangrove fringed coastal areas,expansive flood plains, lowland hills, openwoodland and forest habitats make Kakaduone of the most diverse landscapes you’ll everexperience. Be amazed at the population ofwildlife in the water, on the land and in the air –Kakadu is home to a myriad of animals, hundredsof bird species and thousands of different insectsand plants. Marvel at the concentration of rockart sites that illustrates Aboriginal culture foundat Kakadu, some dating back 50,000 years.NourlangieBe mesmerised as you wander the NourlangieRock Art Site. It has provided shelter to theindigenous people for many thousands of years– and while taking shelter, the rock evolved intoa canvas that illustrates their very deep spiritualculture. The 1.5km walk around the base ofthe rock, led by your Driver Guide, will give youthe opportunity to see many different forms ofAboriginal rock art paintings.Yellow Water Billabong CruiseAfter lunch you’ll join your Local Guide for acruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’smost famous wetland. The picturesque yellowwaters are home to thousands of saltwatercrocodiles and up to 60 species of colourfulbirdlife.Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural CentreThe Bininj people are the traditional custodiansof Kakadu National Park and now we visitthe Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre tointroduce you to their way of life.Optional add-onstour + coach in/fly returnTravel to Kakadu by coach. Return by scenicflight over Kakadu’s spectacular landscapes;see coastal floodplains and rivers spilling intothe Van Diemen Gulf.$530 *adult $423 childCode D4FDeparts Daily 6.30am from DarwinReturns 5.45pm approximatelyto Darwin Skytour Terminal*Plus $25 National Park entry feetour + fly in/coach returnTake a flight out with scenic views of Darwin,Adelaide and Mary River floodplains, andKakadu’s stunning ancient landscapes. Returnto Darwin by coach.$530 *adult $423 childCode D31LFDDeparts Daily – Check-in 7.45am from DarwinSkytour TerminalReturns 7.30pm approximately*Plus $25 National Park entry feeFlights in and out also availablekakadu escarpment5


full day tourlitchfield national parkItinerary6$149adultHighlights• Batchelor• Litchfield National Park• Florence Falls• Buffet Lunch• Tolmer Falls• Wangi Falls• Termite MoundsInclusions• Experienced Driver Guide• Comprehensive commentary• Travel in an air-conditioned coachWhat to bring• Comfortable walking shoes• Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat• Water bottle• Camera• Jacket in cooler monthsTo learn more visit:aatkings.com.au/d5$75 childCode D5Departs Daily 7.15am from Darwin(earlier from your hotel – see back cover)Returns 6.00pm approximatelyEn RouteBoarding early for the drive to Litchfield NationalPark down ‘The Track’ (Stuart Highway), you’ll beentertained by your Driver Guide with tales bothtall and true of the history of Australia’s longesthighway.Termite MoundsThe termite mounds found at Litchfield NationalPark are the incredible architectural works of localtermites. Complete with arches, tunnels, chimneysand nursery chambers, the mounds will leave youmystified. Listen and learn as your Driver Guideexplains the difference between Cathedral andMagnetic mounds.Florence FallsThe traditional custodians of Litchfield NationalPark are the Wagait people, many of whom stillcall the area home. Here you’ll learn more of theirlife and culture from your experienced DriverGuide. You can also take an interpretive walkthrough scenic bush and monsoon vine forest orif you need to cool down a little, take a dip in thegorgeous plunge pool of Florence Falls before youhead off for lunch.BatchelorThe gorgeous town of Batchelor is the gatewayto Litchfield National Park. Up until WWII,Batchelor was a sleepy little hollow. Thenit became an allied air force base and thepopulation grew quickly. When uranium wasdiscovered near Batchelor in 1949, the townonce again grew until the mine was closed in1963. Today, Batchelor’s townsfolk love to hostvisitors to Litchfield National Park and it’s herethat you’ll enjoy morning tea (own expense) atone of their local cafés.Tolmer FallsOne of the three major waterfalls along thewestern face of the Tabletop Range, Tolmer Falls isa truly spectacular sight. You’ll marvel at the watercascading down into the deep waterhole at thebase of the falls, which is home to several coloniesof rare ghost bats and orange horseshoe bats.Litchfield National ParkEstablished in 1986, Litchfield National Park isa truly stunning destination. Here you can takein the splendour of thundering falls, rainforestpockets and sacred historic sites.Buffet LunchTime for a well-earned break. As part of yourtour enjoy a buffet lunch at Litchfield Café.Relax, enjoy the company of your fellowtravellers and recount the morning’s adventure.Wangi FallsReady for another swim? Wangi Falls is the mostaccessible of rock pools and is a perfect spot totake another dip.Wangi fallstermite mounds


full day tourkatherine gorge& edith fallsItinerary$219adultHighlights• Nitmiluk National Park• (Leliyn) Edith Falls• Aboriginal Rock Art• Katherine Gorge Cruise• Buffet Lunch• Adelaide River$110 childCode D11Departs Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat(May–Oct) and Tue, Thu & Sat (Nov–Apr)6.15am from Darwin (earlier fromyour hotel – see back cover)Returns 8.30pm approximatelyEn RouteIt’s an early start this morning to travel down ‘theTrack’ (Stuart Highway), heading to the amazingNitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. YourDriver Guide will keep you entertained alongthe way with stories about Australia’s longesthighway and the history of the region.Adelaide River War MemorialStop for morning tea (own expense) beforecontinuing to the Adelaide River War Memorialwhere you’ll have time to stroll around thememorial. Dedicated to the many men andwomen who lost their lives in the north ofAustralia during WWII, this is a beautifulmemorial, surrounded by lush gardens and nativeplants.Nitmiluk National ParkNow we head into the amazing Nitmiluk NationalPark. Previously known as Katherine GorgeNational Park, this park spans more than 292,000hectares. With rugged landscapes, thunderingwaterfalls and unlimited flora and fauna, Nitmilukis a haven for adventurists and nature lovers alike.The name ‘Nitmiluk’, meaning ‘Cicada Place’,came from the Jawoyn people who are thetraditional custodians of the park.many rapids and falls flowing from the KatherineRiver. The two hour cruise will put you at theheart of Katherine Gorge among freshwatercrocodiles, wonderful bird life and some of themost amazing scenery that the Northern Territoryhas to offer.LunchBetween May and September, you’ll enjoy abuffet lunch among the waters and wildlifeon board the Katherine Gorge Cruise. Duringalternate months, lunch will be served in thelush and shaded outdoor setting of the NitmilukVisitor Centre.Nitmiluk Visitor CentreAfter lunch, take some time to browse throughthe Nitmiluk Visitor Centre. The DisplayCentre and Heritage Museum features largescale models illustrating the flora, fauna androck formations of the Park. Photographs,memorabilia and traditional Aboriginal artefactsare also on display. If you’d like to purchase yourown Nitmiluk memory, the Centre has a rangeof souvenirs and artefacts handmade by theJawoyn people.Inclusions• Experienced Driver Guide• Comprehensive commentary• Travel in an air-conditioned coachWhat to bring• Comfortable walking shoes• Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat• Water bottle• Camera• Jacket in cooler monthsTo learn more visit:aatkings.com.au/d11(Leliyn) Edith FallsThe landscape at Nitmiluk National Park changesdramatically through the wet and dry seasons,but whatever the time of year, (Leliyn) EdithFalls always has refreshing water to enjoy. Ifthe conditions are right, you can take a swimin the waterhole beneath the falls, among thepaperbark and pandanus trees.Aboriginal Rock ArtThe spirit and culture of the Aboriginal peopleis ever-present at Nitmiluk. Throughout thepark you’ll see original Aboriginal rock art thatexpresses in images this very deep spiritualculture.Katherine Gorge CruiseA key highlight of your day will be the KatherineGorge Cruise. One of the most visited sitesin Australia’s Top End, Katherine Gorge is astunning network of thirteen gorges carvedfrom billion year old sandstone that are home toEdith Falls7


full day tourtiwi islandsaboriginal cultural experience$219 tour + $265 airfare = $484 adult$110 tour + $265 airfare = $375 childCode TIB1Departs Mon-Fri (Feb–mid Dec)7.30am from Darwin General Aviation AirportReturns 5.15pm approximately to DarwinGeneral Aviation AirportInclusions Experienced Driver Guide, travelin an air-conditioned coach, comprehensivecommentaryTo learn more visit: aatkings.com.au/TIB1ItineraryMake your own way to Darwin General AviationAirport to check in by 7.30am. After a scenic20 minute flight, arrive at the Aboriginalcommunity of Nguiu on Bathurst Island whereyou’ll meet your Local Guide. Visit the museumwith its interesting displays of traditional artand depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ storiesand Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwistyle Catholic Church. Hear about the earlymission days and learn how the Tiwi people haveblended their culture with Christianity. Be takenthrough the successful arts and crafts centresand see where the artists work. At morning tea,we’ll spend time with some Tiwi ladies enjoyingbilly tea and damper while they work on theirweaving and painting. Your Guide and theladies will also demonstrate their totem dancesand perform a smoking ceremony to blessthe visitors. Set out for a scenic drive throughthe wilderness of Bathurst Island. Enjoy yourincluded lunch and visit a local waterhole. Visit apicturesque lookout, which is also the settingof a Tiwi burial site, and learn some of thecomplex rituals associated with the PukamaniPoles (burial poles). Learn about traditional bushtucker, bush medicine and natural fibres anddyes on your return to the community for yourreturn flight to Darwin.Highlights• Bathurst Island Museum• Arts & Crafts Centres• Billy Tea & Damper• Tiwi Catholic Church• Indigenous Ceremonies• Bathurst Island Wilderness• Tiwi Lookout & Burial Sitehalf day tourarwin city sights$69adult $35childCode DDT2Departs Daily 2.00pm from Darwin(earlier from your hotel – see back cover)Returns 8.00pm approximatelyInclusions Experienced Driver Guide, travelin an air-conditioned coach, comprehensivecommentaryTo learn more visit: aatkings.com.au/ddt2ItinerarySit back and relax as your Driver Guide takes youthrough the beautiful city of Darwin. You’ll getthe perfect introduction to Darwin’s history andlandscape with visits to the Chinese Temple anda stroll through the Botanic Gardens. Enjoy atour of the historic sites of the city including theEast Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin andthe Stokes Hill Wharf area. You’ll gain insightsinto Australia’s WWII history and the bombing ofDarwin. There is also time to explore the Museumand Art Gallery of the Northern Territory whichshowcases collections encompassing Aboriginalart and Northern Territory history. This is themain museum in the Northern Territory and theregion’s premier cultural institution.tour + indigenous sunset cruise$144 adult $90 child Code: DDT2CTake anoptional SunsetDreamingcruise and bewelcomed bya TraditionalOwner of Darwin Harbour for an interactivecultural experience. Learn to throw a spearand create traditional Aboriginal crafts,then sit back and relax as you absorb theexquisite sunset.Highlights• Darwin City• Botanic Gardens• Chinese Temple• East Point Military Precinct• Stokes Hill Wharf• Museum & Art Galleryof the Northern Territory8


from Darwinshort breaks2 Day | Kakadu &East Alligator RiverCode: DK402 Day | Kakadu &Arnhem LandCode: DK50UbirrNourlangieHighlights• Kakadu National Park• Nourlangie & Ubirr• Yellow Water Billabong• Guluyambi Cultural CruiseDepartsDaily 6.15amReturns7.30pm approximately to DarwinHighlights• Aboriginal Culture• Yellow Water Billabong• Arnhem LandDepartsDaily 6.15am (May–29 Nov)Returns7.30pm approximately to DarwinDay 1: Darwin – Kakadu National ParkDepart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing majorriver systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park. Located257 kilometres east of Darwin, the National Park covers 20,000 squarekilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is hometo historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to thefloodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie, where aGuide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. After lunch,join a Local Guide on a cruise of the fabled Yellow Water Billabong.Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife forwhich this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre toview the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginalpeople in Kakadu. There is time for an optional 50 minute scenic flightover the Arnhem Land Escarpment ($240).Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Kakadu Lodge Studio (K), Aurora Kakadu (R),Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (S) or Hawk Dreaming WildernessLodge^ (SW), Kakadu. LDay 2: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – DarwinThis morning you’ll head off with your Guide to explore the WorldHeritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancientAboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to thelookout for the view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the GuluyambiCruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles.You’ll have an Aboriginal Guide with you and, with the special permissionof the local people, you will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land. Visitthe Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin, where your ShortBreak concludes this evening. LPrices$ Adult Twin $ Child $ Single †low high low high low highbudget (B) 495 529 347 370 555 634budgetstudio (K) 559 569 391 398 684 714standard (R) 569 589 398 412 644 709superior (S) 579 639 405 447 684 809superiorwilderness (SW) 729 739 510 517 1004 1014Low season 01 Apr 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 31 Mar 14 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13All prices are per person, land only. †Single traveller must pay the single price. *$25 National Park Entry Fee is included(see page 2). Wilderness Lodge includes dinner and breakfast. Nov-Apr if weather conditions preclude access to theEast Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on day 2.^Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 31 Oct 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National ParkDepart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, across theAdelaide River and Marrakai Plains, into Kakadu National Park. Thepark covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rockyescarpment to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop atNourlangie where your Guide will lead you to see the ancient Aboriginalrock art. After lunch, join a Local Guide for a cruise on the famous YellowWater Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles, see paper bark swamps,water lilies and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region isrenowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informativedisplays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.An optional 50 minute scenic flight ($240) over Kakadu is available today.Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Kakadu Lodge Studio (K), Aurora Kakadu (R),Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (S) or Hawk Dreaming WildernessLodge^ (SW), Kakadu. LDay 2: Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure – DarwinThis morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and theMikinj Valley. The spectacular scenery includes sandstone outcrops,escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit placesinaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Learn abouttraditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bushtucker preparation. Meet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts and CraftsCentre in Oenpelli (conditions permitting). Most tours are accompaniedby an Aboriginal Guide. Return to Darwin, where your Short Breakconcludes this evening. LPrices$ Adult Twin $ Child $ Single †low high low high low highbudget (B) 639 689 447 482 699 794budgetstudio (K) 699 730 489 511 824 875standard (R) 725 750 508 525 800 870superior (S) 735 799 515 559 840 969superiorwilderness (SW) 875 899 613 629 1150 1174Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 29 Nov 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13All prices are per person, land only. †Single traveller must pay the single price. *$25 National Park Entry Fee isincluded (see page 2). Wilderness Lodge includes dinner and breakfast.^Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 31 Oct 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 139


from Darwinshort breaks3 Day | Kakadu &Arnhem Land ExplorerCode: DK703 Day | Kakadu &Katherine GorgeCode: DG42eGuluyambi CruiseYellow Water billabongHighlights• Aboriginal Culture• Kakadu National Park• Guluyambi Cultural CruiseDepartsDaily 6.15am (May–29 Nov)Returns7.30pm approximately to DarwinHighlights• Jumping Crocodile Cruise• Yellow Water Billabong• Katherine Gorge• Edith Falls swimDepartsTue & Sat 7.15am (May–Oct)Returns6.00pm approximately to DarwinDay 1: Darwin – Kakadu National ParkDepart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway into KakaduNational Park. Stop at Nourlangie where your Guide will lead you tosee the ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch, join a Local Guide for acruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles andthe colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit theWarradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depictingthe traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Take an optional50 minute scenic flight ($240) over the Arnhem Land Escarpment.Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Kakadu Lodge Studio (K), Aurora Kakadu (R),Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (S) or Hawk Dreaming WildernessLodge^ (SW), Kakadu, 2 nights. LDay 2: Arnhem Land 4WD AdventureThis morning travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the MikinjValley. The scenery includes sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests,floodplains and billabongs. You’ll visit places inaccessible to most,including ancient rock art sites. Learn about traditional land ownership,bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation. Mosttours are accompanied by an Aboriginal Guide. LDay 3: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise – DarwinThis morning stop at Ubirr to view Aboriginal rock art. Later, join theGuluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal Guidewill provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’sabundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the ArnhemLand side of the river to see a display of traditional hunting and gatheringimplements before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centrebefore returning to Darwin, where your Short Break concludes. L$ Adult Twin $ Child $ SinglePriceslow high low high low highbudget (B) 725 825 508 578 850 1035budgetstudio (K) 835 899 585 629 1090 1189standard (R) 875 950 613 665 1025 1195superior (S) 895 1039 627 727 1105 1384superiorwilderness (SW) 1199 1239 839 867 1744 1784Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 29 Nov 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13All prices are per person, land only. †Single traveller must pay the single price. *$25 National Park Entry Fee is included(see page 2). Wilderness Lodge includes dinner and breakfast. In November if weather conditions preclude access tothe East Alligator region, alternative touring will be arranged on day 3.^Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 31 Oct 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National ParkJoin the famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu NationalPark for lunch and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. View ancient Aboriginalrock art and take a guided walk to the top of Ubirr for magnificent views.There is time for an optional 30 minute scenic flight ($140).Hotel: Aurora Kakadu (B), Aurora Kakadu (R) or Gagudju CrocodileHoliday Inn (S), Kakadu. LDay 2: Kakadu National Park – KatherineTake a guided walk to view Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie. Continueto the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays andexhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Jointhe famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodilesand the colourful diversity of birdlife for which this region is renowned.This afternoon travel to Katherine, the third largest town in the NorthernTerritory, often described as the place ‘where the outback meets thetropics’.Hotel: Ibis Styles, Katherine. LDay 3: Katherine Gorge Cruise – DarwinEnjoy breakfast while cruising through Katherine Gorge and watchfor crocodiles basking in the sun. Visit the informative National ParkInformation Centre, then continue to Edith Falls. The paperbark andpandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is safe forswimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Stop atthe Adelaide River War Cemetery en route to Darwin, where your ShortBreak concludes this evening. BPrices$ Adult Twin $ Child $ Single †low high low high low highbudget (B) 875 925 613 648 1010 1100standard (R) 915 985 641 690 1055 1170superior (S) 950 1050 665 735 1115 1290Low season 01 May 13 – 31 May 13 & 01 Oct 13 – 31 Oct 13 High season 01 Jun 13 – 30 Sep 13All prices are per person, land only. †Single traveller must pay the single price. *$25 National Park Entry Fee isincluded (see page 2). Green season itinerary operates April & November-March. Code: DG52. Please enquirefor prices and itinerary details.10


optionalxperiencesMake the most of your stay in the Top End with these fantastic optionalexperiences. They’ll help turn your great trip into an unforgettable one!Scenic flightkakadu CODE: Skf30/skf50Scenic flights & cruisekakadu CODE: dc1Kakadu is a panorama ofchanging landscapes, asvaried as ancient erodedsandstone plateaux edgedwith dramatic escarpmentsand trapped waters formingbillabongs and floodplains.A scenic flight is the ideal way to appreciate the sheer scaleand beauty of Kakadu and the Arnhem Land Escarpment.Operated by Kakadu Air ServiceDepartsDaily from Kakadu(conditions permitting)$140 adult $112 child 30mins$240 adult $192 child 50minsSunset dinner CruiseDarwin CODE: SdsdtOver two hours you’ll seespectacular vast and variedlandscapes between Darwinand Kakadu National Park. Seethe Adelaide & Mary Rivers,vast remote Van Diemen Gulfcoastal scenes and the massiveeroded, rugged Kakadu landscapes. On arrival you’ll visit the WarradjanCultural Centre. Later, join your Local Guide for a cruise on Yellow WaterBillabong and search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful diversityof birdlife for which this region is renowned. Fly return to Darwin.Operated by Sky TourSunset CruiseDarwin Departs Daily check-in 9.00amdeparture from Darwin SkytourTerminalReturns 3.30pm approximatelyto Darwin Skytour Terminal$675CODE: SdsStThis unique dining experienceaboard the schooner ‘AlfredNobel’ includes a four coursemeal of a duo of dips followedby a fresh chilled seafoodplatter. From our barbecue weserve barramundi, gourmetchicken and prime beef skewers. Finally, a light dessert platter oftropical fruit, chocolate wafers and hand-made macaroons. DOperated by Darwin Harbour CruisesDepartsDaily 5.00pm from Darwin(conditions permitting)Returns8.30pm approximately to DarwinThe ‘Tumlaren’ is a beautifullypresented sailing schooner.This cruise includes sparklingwine and a delicious lighttasting plate of Territory stylefood including smoked kangaroowith bush tomato relish,semi-dried tomatoes, Australian olives and a variety of cheeses. Ourexperienced crew will share interesting and informative commentary.Operated by Darwin Harbour CruisesDepartsDaily 5.00pm from Darwin(conditions permitting)Returns8.00pm approximately to Darwin$140 adult $100 child $90 adult $65 child11


Ask about our other Day ToursUluru Alice Springs Sydney MelbourneGENERAL INFORMATIONPrices & Itineraries: This brochure iseffective from 01 April 2013. Prices shownare in Australian currency, include GST andsupersede all prices previously advertised.These tours involve travel in outback areasand the operator reserves the right to alteritineraries, vehicles or accommodation asnecessitated by weather, road and otheroperational conditions prevailing at the time.Any personal expenses incurred by a client asa result of any delay, alteration or curtailmentof any tour, whether caused by floodingor any other cause are the responsibilityof the client. Prices are valid subject toGovernment, hotel and fuel surcharges.Clients are strongly advised to take out travelinsurance. Throughout the year some areasmay close unexpectedly due to Aboriginalcultural reasons or inclement weatherconditions prevailing at the time such as hightemperatures, rain, strong winds, storms,low lying clouds, insufficient light or at thediscretion of National Park Rangers.Child Prices: Children 2 - 15 years of ageare entitled to the child price on Half Dayand Full Day Tours as well as on Short Breaksthat include overnight accommodationwhen sharing with at least one adult (unlessstipulated otherwise). Infants up to andincluding 1 year old are free of charge. It ismandatory for children 6 years and under tobe restrained in a pod, child seat or booster,in vehicles in the Northern Territory.Concession Prices: Australian SeniorCard Holders, Australian and New Zealandpensioners and full-time Australian Studentstravel on concessional prices where applicable.Some tours not operated by AAT Kings areexcluded from this discount. Please have yourcard with you.Deposits: On all AAT Kings tours of 2 daysduration or more, it is necessary to confirmyour reservation with payment of a $200deposit. Full payment to be made 24 hoursprior to departure.Your Travel Agent:Tour Participation: On an AAT Kingstour, children under 18 years of age mustbe accompanied by an adult. Clients withdisabilities are welcome on AAT Kings toursproviding they are accompanied by anable-bodied companion and do not requirespecial assistance from AAT Kings personnel.AAT Kings reserves the right to refuse to carryanyone if it is felt the individual cannot copewith the requirements of coach tour travel andwho may require services and facilities thatAAT Kings cannot guarantee will be available.You agree to not hold AAT Kings responsiblefor any decision made by AAT Kings or anyservice provider to refuse to carry you, provideany facilities or accommodation to you or toprovide any service to you.Smoking: Government regulations prohibitsmoking inside tourist coaches withinAustralia. Please restrict smoking to the amplestops en route.Cancellations: Cancellation fees will belevied relative to the amount of notice given:under 6 days, but over 24 hrs notice – 50% ofprice plus your deposit. Within 24 hrs or whereno notice given – 100% of price.Optional Tours & Selected IncludedTours and Cruises: These tours are notoperated by AAT Kings, nor by personsor companies associated with AAT Kings.Therefore we cannot and do not take anyresponsibility whatsoever for any injury or lossof any type arising in any manner includingwhether as a result of negligence or otherwise.Photography: Some images of Australia’sOutback Northern Territory in this brochurehave been provided courtesy of Tourism NT,Tourism Australia and Ken Duncan.For full booking conditions visit:aatkings.com.auFree HOTEL Pick-up timesPlease be outside your hotel 5 minutes prior to pick-up timePick-up Point Kakadu, Katherine dg42Adina Waterfront(Ex Medina)Litchfield(Oct-Mar)Litchfield(Apr-Sep)6.00am 7.15am 7.15am 6.55amAir Raid Lodge 6.00am 7.15am 7.15am 6.55amArgus Apts 6.00am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amAshton LodgeMeet at Transit CentreBanyan View MotelMeet at Elkes BackpackersBarramundi Lodge 6.00am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amBest Western AirportGateway Motel6.00am 6.45am 7.10am 6.55amCasa on Gregory 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amCavanagh HotelMeet at Mantra PandanasChillis BPMeet at Transit CentreCity Garden Apts 6.15am 6.55am 7.15am 7.05amComfort Inn Vitina 6.00am 6.55am 7.15am 7.00amCullen Bay Apts 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amDarwin Central Hotel 6.15am 7.00am 7.15am 7.15amDingo Moon Lodge 6.15am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amDiscovery Holiday Park(Ex Shady Glen)Double Tree Drw by Hilton(Ex Holiday Inn Drw)Double Tree Esp by Hilton(Ex Holiday Inn Esp)6.45am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30am6.15am 7.05am 7.15am 7.10am6.15am 7.05am 7.15am 7.10amElkes BP 6.00am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amFree Spirit Resort 7.00am 7.40am 7.35am 7.40amFrogshollow 6.00am 6.50am 7.15am 7.00amFrontier Darwin 6.10am 7.05am 7.15am 7.05amHidden Valley CP 6.45am 7.15am 7.30am 7.15amHi Way Inn 6.45am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30amHilton (Ex Crowne Plaza) 6.00am 7.15am 7.15am 7.15amH Hotel 6.15am 6.55am 7.15am 7.05amLeprechaun Resort 6.45am 7.30am 7.30am 7.30amLuma Luma Apts 6.00am 6.50am 7.15am 7.00amMantra Pandanas 6.00am 6.55am 7.15am 7.00amMantra on the EsplanadeMeet at Transit CentreMarrakai Apts 6.15am 6.55am 7.15am 7.05amMediterranean 6.00am 6.50am 7.15am 7.00amMelaleuca on MitchellMeet at Transit CentreNovotel Atrium 6.15am 7.05am 7.15am 7.10amPalms City Resort 6.15am 7.10am 7.15am 7.10amPalms Motel 6.00am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amParap Village Apts 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amParavista Motel 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amPoinciana Inn 6.00am 7.05am 7.15am 7.00amQuest Apts DarwinMeet at Travelodge Mirambeena ResortQuest Apts Parap 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amQuest Apts Palmerston 7.00am 7.40am 7.40am 7.45amRydges Airport Resort 6.00am 6.45am 7.10am 6.55amRydges Airport Hotel 6.00am 6.45am 7.10am 6.55amSkyCity 6.00am 7.00am 7.05am 7.00amSteeles BB 6.00am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amTransit Centre 6.20am 7.00am 7.15am 7.00amTravelodgeMirambeena Resort6.00am 6.55am 7.15am 7.00amValue InnMeet at Transit CentreVibe Waterfront 6.00am 6.55am 7.15am 6.55amYHA Globetrotters 6.00am 7.00am 7.00am 7.00amYouth ShackMeet at Transit Centre*Conditions apply. Oct – Mar times may vary due to weather conditions. Please reconfirm day prior to departure.IN storeShop 6, 52 Mitchell Street, DarwinNorthern Territory08 8923 6555Call 1300 AAT KINGS1300 228 54624hr bookingsonlineaatkings.com.auAAT9874

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