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Tropical Top End & the Great Barrier Reef
The best of the Top End, Great Barrier Reef and Sydney in one! Explore dramatic national parks, tropical wetlands teeming with native wildlife, the stunning Barrier Reef and iconic Sydney on this incredible adventure.
- Style: Multi Centre Holiday
- Duration: 16 days/15 nights
- Starts in: Cairns, Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef
Guide Price £1908
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River NP
Days 1-4 Cairns
Arrive into Cairns to begin your Aussie adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. After snorkelling on the famous reef, explore the abundance of restaurants, shops and markets this lively town has to offer.
Days 5-6 Cairns to Darwin
Fly onwards to laidback Darwin. With its warm climate, palm tree-lined streets and azure coastal waters, the city is often a pleasant surprise. Boasting dazzling sunsets, enjoy dinner on a harbour cruise and uncover the city’s place in WW2 history with an intriguing Bombing of Darwin Tour.
Days 7-8 Darwin to Mary River NP
Pick up your car and take the scenic highway east to the Mary River region. Home to vast wetlands, stunning waterfalls and the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world, spend two days exploring this tropical wilderness.
Day 9 Mary River NP to Kakadu NP
Today continue to Kakadu National Park, discovering ancient Aboriginal rock art and incredible views from Ubirr Rock.
Day 10 Kakadu NP
Explore Kakadu’s beautiful wetlands which play host to an abundance of wildlife on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, looking out for whistling ducks, Magpie Geese and distinctive Jabirus.
Days 11-12 Kakadu NP to Katherine
Head to Katherine to discover some of the 60 miles of scenic walking trails in the area. On day two, rise early and embark on a gentle cruise through the dramatic gorges of Nitmiluk National Park. As you meander upriver, marvel at the sheer rock face and striking landscapes, before disembarking to walk between the gorges.
Day 13 Katherine to Sydney
Return to Darwin, drop off your car at the airport and catch your onward flight to Sydney.
Days 14-16 Sydney
Spend your final days of the trip exploring this vibrant city’s varied districts, including Barangaroo, the historic Rocks area and Darling Harbour.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 7 days Standard SUV Inclusive Plus car hire including zero excess insurance, 10% discount (book by 31 Mar 20), unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance & additional drivers
- 15 nights 3 to 4+ accommodation
- 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners
- Private return transfers from Cairns airport to hotel
- One way transfer from Darwin airport to hotel
- Private return transfers from Sydney airport to hotel
- International flights
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Overnight Great Barrier Reef Sleep
Michaelmas Cay Catamaran Cruise
Outer Barrier Reef Sail (YOUTH BOOKINGS ONLY)
Cairns Bungy Jump
Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls
Kakadu National Park Tour
Litchfield National Park Tour
Bombing of Darwin Tour
Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
BridgeClimb Sydney - Day Climb
Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour
Sydney City Tour
1 Night Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore
1 Night Blue Mountains High Country Tour
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