Darwin Adventure Weekends

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by Hertz AU - 03 August 2017

Darwin is a great place to stay, but getting out and about and exploring the surrounds is hugely rewarding. Whether it’sgoing intoKakadu,over toArnhemland or down to Katherine, there’s a lot to see.Here’s some of our favourite adventures for you to consider.

Arnhemland Safaris

Taking the time to explore Arnhem land is an unforgettable experience. A natural treasure trove of wetlands, billabongs, amazing landscapes, abundant wildlife and plenty of “big sky” country, this is natural beauty at it’s most untamed. There’s 50,000 years’ worth of rock art and artefacts all over the national park, which is also a registered sacred site, so to truly appreciate them an expert guide is essential. Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris is run and managed by the traditional owners of this land, and they provide a unique wilderness experience. There’s eco lodges on site so you can spend the weekend and really get to know this incredible place.

Nitmiluk Tours

One of the most beautiful areas to explore near Katherine is the Nitmiluk Gorge where 12 kilometres of rock have been carved into spectacular landscapes by the Katherine River. The local Jawoyn people run this company and offer lots of different options, so you can canoe, cruise, fly, swim or walk as you choose. Spend a few hours or a few days – it’s up to you, and if none of their existing tours are the perfect fit, they’ll tailor make something just for your group. Specialising in “education tourism” there is the opportunity to learn a lot about Indigenous culture and history while you explore a truly beautiful place.

Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu

Kakadu is rightly considered one of the great natural wonders of the world – this spectacular national park is truly one of a kind. There’s no better way to see it than with the traditional owners of the land, and Ayal Tours are entirely owned and run by Indigenous expert guides. Choose a self-drive tour with a guide or one of their fully chartered trips. Visit the Buffalo Camp, marvel in beautiful rock art, take a trip down the river, swim in a billabong, survey the majesty of the floodplains and see plenty of fauna and flora as you explore Kakadu.