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The "Top End" describes the tropical area of the Northern Territory in Australia around Darwin and Kakadu National Park.

This area includes Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Litchfield National Park and Arnhem land in the tropical north. Darwin would be the arrival airport domestically from other cities in Australia or internationally from Asia to get you straight into the Top end action.

The high season in the Top End of the Northern Territory is between May and November each year. These are the cooler, drier months. this is when Jim Jim and Twin falls in Kakadu National Park are open to visit. Our tours get fully booked fast around July and August when the humidity is at its lowest and Kakadu is most accessible. 

During the Wet Season (December- March), as a 4WD touring specialist, we can confidently take passengers into Kakadu National Park as it is open all year round. We have various waterfalls and cultural sites to visit in Kakadu National Park and also permanent tented camping and fans for those hotter nights. There is always something to see at every time of year in the top end. 

Our Kimberley tours also start from Darwin. The Kimberley region of Australia spans the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Starting in Darwin and finishing in Broome this trip is a small group 9 day 4WD camping and hiking adventure. We follow the famous Gibb River road track visiting stunning waterfalls and staggering gorges on our outback adventure. 

Darwin is a great little city in the Top End boasting an Asian influence. The Mindil Beach Markets are open throughout the dry season on Thursdays and Sundays. Plan your visit around a trip to the market to sample some cuisine from Australia and Asia and buy some locally made arts and crafts. 

Darwin has a historical element with the tunnels from World War II, so if its not too humid take a walk around and explore. The waterfront area is also now home to a wave pool which can be a welcome relief from the heat. 

The Top End of the Northern Territory is really unlike anywhere else in Australia, a unique pocket of the world and well worth a visit. 

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See the Cathedral Termite Mounds

1 Day Litchfield National Park Tour

A fun day out from Darwin to see Litchfield National Park

Spend a fun day exploring Litchfield National Park. You will see a landscape that has been formed by water and time with abundant waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush walking tracks, swimming holes and amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds.

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Saltwater crocodile spotting on a wildlife cruise

3 Day 4WD Buffalo Dreaming Kakadu Tour

A great Kakadu Top End experience to see wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture.

This three-day Kakadu adventure offers a value for money Top End experience to see wildlife, waterfalls, wetlands and Aboriginal art and culture. You will explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park including Twin and Jim Jim Falls, search for crocodiles and other wildlife during a wildlife cruise and swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park.

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Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) hike through tropical forest and swim

3 Day 4WD Kakadu and Litchfield Tour (Dragonfly Dreaming)

Comfort camping in Kakadu National Park. Travel in a small group to the wonderful waterfalls in the Northern Territory.

This authentic Kakadu Top End adventure has a touch of style and quality. Travel in a small group of maximum 17 people from Darwin, in purpose built 4-wheel drive vehicles. Explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park including Twin & Jim Jim Falls (seasonal), travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and search for crocodiles and other wildlife on a boat cruise. Swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park and learn about the Aboriginal Dreamtime from your guide.

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Saltwater crocodile spotting on a wildlife cruise

4 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Tour

Explore the Top End on this 4 day adventure Arnhem Land, Litchfield and Kakadu National Park.

Designed for those seeking something special in the Northern Territory's Top End with a focus on indigenous culture, this is the safari for you. Spend four days and three nights exploring Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks - including Twin and Jim Jim Falls - and spend a day in Arnhem Land where you will see ancient Aboriginal art come to life as your indigenous guide shares his knowledge allowing you a deep insight into this ancient culture. Swim in pristine waterfalls and spot wonderful wildlife with a small group of like-minded people, staying in private campsites under clear southern skies.

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Spend a full day in remote Arnhem Land visiting local rock art sites, art centre and learning about Aboriginal culture

5 Day 4WD Arnhem Land Dreaming Top End Tour

Witness the beauty of the Top End in this five day adventure visiting Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Parks and the awe-inspiring Arnhem Land.

This 4WD tour combines the best of the Top End of Australia by visiting remote Arnhem Land, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge. You really will feel like you 've seen everything on offer after doing this tour staying in permanent campsites.

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World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park

5 Day 4WD Jabiru Dreaming Top End Tour

Visit the top three National Parks in the Top End - Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)

This is the ultimate Top End Adventure. Explore Kakadu National Park by small group 4 x 4, get up close and personal with a crocodile and hike your way through the rugged terrain to Twin and Jim Jim Falls*. Travel to Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) where you can paddle, cruise or walk the gorge. Swim in the clear rock holes and waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and take in the indigenous culture that makes the Top End so unique. Spend your nights in private campsites, cooking over the campfire and marvelling at the clear southern skies where stars are plenty and stories flow free.

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Gunlom Falls hike and natural infinity pool swim

6 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Northern Exposure Adventure Tour

Travel from Darwin to Alice Springs and take in the beautiful areas of Kakadu, Litchfield and Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) National Parks as well as other highlights including Mataranka and Devil's Marbles.

This Northern Territory tour package includes a 3 day tour of Kakadu National Park and a 3 day tour connecting Darwin to Alice Springs.This 6 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience. Experience a 4 Wheel drive camping safari through Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks over 3 days and 2 nights, spend a night in Darwin soaking up the atmosphere before travelling down 'The Track' visiting the icons of Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) Mataranka and Kurlu (Devils Marbles). Have a beer at the Daly Waters Pub and finish in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia where Indigenous art galleries, a cool vibe and history abounds.

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Gunlom Falls hike and natural infinity pool swim

10 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Crocodile Rock Tour Package

10 day adventure to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, Uluru and Kings Canyon.

This 10 day adventure offers a value for money Northern Territory experience with lots of inclusions. Visit Kakadu and Litchfield National Park, Mataranka, Devils Marbles, Uluru and Kings Canyon. 6 nights camping, 3 nights budget accommodation and all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world ... and of course there is also plenty of hiking, swimming and exploring from the Top End to the Red Centre!

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Comfortable four wheel drive vehicle

10 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Crocodile Rock Package with 4WD upgrade

Visit the Northern Territory from the top to the bottom!

Enjoy the comfort and experience in large 4WD vehicles in the Top End to see Kakadu National Park and in the Red Centre to see Uluru (Ayers Rock). See Kakadu National Park and Uluru as a small group with an experienced guide. Travel in a mini bus between Darwin and Alice Springs. Accommodation is in backpacker hostels between the 3 individual tours that make up this tour package. This tour is suitable for all travellers and also families wishing to see the Northern Territory. 

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Scenic wildlife cruise

13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu

Start in Darwin and finish in Adelaide, this tour package takes in all the highlights of the outback in just 13 days!

Travel from top to bottom through the heart of Australia and witness the lush green tropical paradise transform to the arid red desert of the Outback. Experience Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks including a private two-hour wildlife cruise, Katherine Gorge, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon, The Olgas, Coober Pedy, the Flinders Ranges and, believe it or not, even more along the way.

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Gunlom Falls hike and natural infinity pool swim

16 Day Darwin to Melbourne Tour Package

Top end tropics to city sights on this tour down the middle of Australia.

Travel from top to bottom through the heart of Australia and finish it off with a cruise along the captivating coast of the Great Ocean Road. On this 17-day package you will experience the Grampians, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon, The Olgas, Kakadu National Park including a private two-hour wildlife cruise, Litchfield and Katherine Gorge and, believe it or not, even more along the way.

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Sunset Uluru (Ayers Rock)

20 Day Darwin to Melbourne Tour Package including 2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour & Barossa Valley Day Tour

This incredible package is taking you right down the middle of Australia, through the Northern Territory, Red Center and South Australia, then along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road to beautiful Melbourne.

This convenient package includes six tours and accommodation between the tours to see all the highlights between Darwin and Melbourne including Kakadu National Park, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley.

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Sunset Uluru (Ayers Rock)

22 Day Darwin To Sydney Tour Package

This incredible package is taking you right down the middle of Australia, through the outback and down to the wonderful beaches on the south coast.

Enjoy the convenience of having your stay in Australia organised as you travel from the Top End of Australia through central Australia and the south coast and high country areas via Canberra to Sydney.

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Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

30 Day Outback & East Coast Package (Darwin to Alice Springs / Sydney to Cairns)

Explore the Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then hop across to the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns.

What a fantastic way to see the highlights of Australia! Explore the uniquely Australian, culture-rich Northern Territory between Darwin and Alice Springs and then hop across to travel the ever-popular East Coast between Sydney and Cairns. Lead by professional guides, including all accommodation and a fantastic range of activities and experiences - this is your Real Aussie Adventure!

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Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

21 Day Western Australia and Northern Territory Tour Package (Perth to Broome / Darwin to Alice Springs)

You will traverse the West Coast and the Northern Territory in a great value package tour. This trip combines the Perth to Exmouth to Broome tour and then our Darwin to Alice Springs package tour and is the perfect adventure visiting our amazing coastline, seeing native wildlife and going way into outback Australia.

Travel up the west coast of Western Australia to take in the vast landscapes, coastline and activities at Exmouth, Coral bay and Karijini National Park. Rest up between tours at Broome and enjoy the world-famous beach and culture here. Fly to Darwin (own expense) before experiencing the Top End and Red Centre of the Northern Territory including seeing Kakadu National Park and Uluru (Ayers Rock).

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Gunlom Falls hike and natural infinity pool swim

17 Day Melbourne To Darwin Tour Package

This incredible Melbourne to Darwin tour takes you through some of Australia's most serene landscapes and fascinating outback wonders

This tour package is a combination of four individual tours with accommodation between the tours. Start off your adventure with a road trip along the captivating coast of the Great Ocean Road before travelling from bottom to top through the heart of Australia. On this tour package you will experience the Grampians, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon, The Olgas, Kakadu including a private wildlife cruise, Litchfield and Katherine Gorge and, believe it or not, even more along the way.

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Walk to and explore Kakadu National Park's waterfalls

20 Day Melbourne to Darwin Tour Package including 2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour & Barossa Valley Day Tour

Have 20 days in Outback Australia on this trip from Melbourne to Darwin via the 'Red Centre' of Australia. See the best of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

This is the package for you if you want take in some of the icons of Australia including the Twelve Apostles, Kangaroo island, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park amongst more. Accommodation is included between the 6 tours that combine to make this package.

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Postcard moments at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

10 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Crocodile Rock Tour Package

10 days of Red Centre and Top End touring. See the highlights of the Australia's Northern Territory.

A Northern Territory outback adventure tour. This 10 day journey offers a value for money Northern Territory, Red Centre to the Top End, experience with loads and loads of inclusions. Enjoy 9 days of guided touring, 21 meals, 6 nights camping, 3 nights budget accommodation and all of this while travelling with other fun loving and active travellers from all over the world. See sunset and sunrise at Uluru, hike Kings Canyon, see the Devils Marbles and Katherine Gorge on your way to Darwin. Then take 3 days to experience the wondrous waterfalls of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park.

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Two nights at Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

13 Day Adelaide To Darwin Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu

This budget tour package from Adelaide to Darwin showcases all the highlights including Coober Pedy Underground town, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

See all the best bits between Adelaide and Darwin including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National park. A tour package that combines the 6 day Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, 3 day Alice Springs to Darwin tour, and 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield tour including accommodation in Alice Springs and Darwin.

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Spend the night at an authentic Aussie farmstay property

20 Day Sydney To Darwin Tour Package

Start in Sydney and finish in Darwin this tour package takes in 3 States and 2 Territories in only 20 days!

Travel from the coast to the outback and into the tropics starting in Sydney and finishing in Darwin. This tour package combines so many cities and landscapes, environments and cultural oddities you'll really feel like you've experienced a big part of Australia

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Swimming at beautiful Lake McKenzie

30 Day Australia's East Coast and Outback Package (Sydney to Cairns / Alice Springs to Darwin)

Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks

This great value package is a combination of our Sydney to Cairns tour and 10 Day Alice Springs to Darwin tour package including Uluru and Kakadu National Parks plus five nights extra accommodation spread across Cairns, Alice Springs and Darwin. The only other requirement is that you book your own domestic flight at additional expense between Cairns and Alice Springs.

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