Darwin ToursTravel from the Northern Territory's capital to Kakadu, Litchfield and more.
Multiple tours are available from the Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin, that will take you from the city into the Australian Outback by multiple different methods and various different itineraries. Many of the key destinations that make the Red Centre and the greater Outback region of Australia a popular tourist spot can be easily reached from Darwin within the span of a day, and for those that require longer journeys the trip through the rugged Aussie heartland can be an adventure in itself!
This tour will take you to this much-loved area which consists of a variety of previous yet beautiful ecosystems. Kakadu is a huge natural feature covering an area the size of the entire country of Slovenia, and which contains a mix of environments you may not expect due to its northerly location yet which will no doubt dazzle you anyway; its real charm is in its diversity. The tour includes a Billabong Cruise and lunch and departs at 6:15am to return around 7:30pm.
Adults $250 / Concessions $225 / Children $125
The area labeled “Katherine Gorge” is comprised of 13 separate individual gorges, each of which contains its own unique character and geographic features such as bumpy rapids and cascading waterfalls. This tour includes a cruise and buffet lunch in the park and visits some of the regions best attractions including Adelaide River War Cemetery and Edith Falls.
Adults $250 / Concessions $225 / Children $125
The land and environment of Litchfield National Park has been shaped over time by the gradual effects of water to create some spectacular scenes, and the region is also rich in indigenous culture with multiple sacred Aboriginal sites located within the park’s boundaries. Departing Darwin early in the morning you can enjoy a full day in Litchfield with a buffet lunch to help you through the day. Some of the tour highlights include the towering termite mounds, cascading waterfalls and local wildlife.
Adults $179 / Concessions $161 / Children $90
Explore the scenic and culturally significant Arnhem Land with this small group day tour form Darwin. Led by an Aboriginal guide you’ll explore the Injalak Hill rock art and learn about the region itself. You’ll also spend time at the Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre where you can watch the locals paint and weave baskets. Tours depart between May and October from Monday to Saturday with Darwin departures leaving at 5:20am and returning at 7:30pm and Jabiru departures at 8:30am to return at 4:30pm.
Adults from $240 / Children from $180
Catch the ferry over to Bathurst Island to enjoy a day exploring the culturally significant Tiwi Islands. With a local guide leading the wya, you’ll explore someo f the Tiwi Islands most important destinations such as the museum with displays of traditional art and Tiwi Dreamtime Stories. You can also see totem dancing from locals as well as a smoking ceremony before embarking on a scenic drive through the island. This is a complete Aboriginal cultural experience that is not to be missed, tours depart Thursdays and Fridays from 8am at the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal.
Adults $285 / Concessions $257 / Children $143
Jump aboard the MV James Grant for an enjoyable cruise along Darwin Harbour for beautiful views of the surrounding city. With both an open deck and air-conditioned cabin on board, you’ll travel in comfort as the live commentary points out various city highlights along the journey. Cruises depart once a day every week day from April to September with a departure of 11:55am and it returns to the dock at 12:40pm.
Adults $35 / Seniors $30 / Children $20
Cruise along Corroboree Billabong within the Mary River Wetlands with this day tour from Darwin for a day filled with adventure and sightseeing. The Mary River Wetlands are home to the largest concentration of Saltwater Crocodiles in the world as well as an array of local bird species. This tour is an outdoor lovers heave, as you cruise along the Wetlands for a 2.5 hour ride spotting natural wildlife and enjoying the gorgeous landscapes. On board you’ll be served a delicious lunch while you listen to the local guides talking about the region and its natural inhabitants.
Adults $130 / Children $100
There’s no better way to end a day in the beautiful city of Darwin, than with a dinner cruise at sunset along the Harbour. Watch as the sun sets and the night rises while on board an air-conditioned boat. With informative commentary from the captain about the region and an overflowing buffet set to excite, this is an enjoyable night on the water not to be missed. The buffet dinner includes fresh, locally sourced seafood and beautiful views that together make for one incredible evening. The cruise lasts for 2.5 hours with departures at 6pm between April and Mid December.
Adults $96 / Seniors $90 / Children $68
Enjoy wonderful views of the sun setting over Darwin with a glass of bubbly in hand and a smile on your face. This 2.5 hour tour will cruise around the waters of Darwin as the sun reflects off the water showcasing an array of beautiful colours. There is an on board bar for your enjoyment as well as a range of modern amenities and shaded seating. All food and drink on board is available to purchase while you enjoy the informative commentary from locals. Cruises depart daily from Stokes Hill Wharf at 6pm to return at 8:30pm.
Adults $58 / Children $35
Enjoy this 2.5 hour cruise on board the Tumlaren along Darwin Harbour for spectacular views and delicious food. Serving up some of the unique ‘Tastes of the Territory’ including smoked kangaroo, crocodile, emu, Australian marinated olives and a variety of cheeses set to delight the tastebuds. Guests will also receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine at sunset to celebrate yet another day in paradise. Cruises depart daily between May and November with a departure time of 5:15pm to return around 7:45pm.
Adults $74 / Children $45
Discover some of Darwin’s most historic sites with this half day sight seeing tour. Visiting a range of attractions including the East Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin and Stokes Hill Wharf, this afternoon tour will show you the best of the Darwin region while also teaching you about some of Australia’s WW2 history and Darwin’s involvement. This tour includes transfers from a handful of CBD hotels and departs Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between November and March at 12:45pm and returns at 6pm.
Adults $95 / Seniors $86 / Children $48
Take the plunge into the waters of a giant saltwater croc at Crocosaurus Cove. Behind a thick cylinder of glass you can go beneath the surface to come fact-to-face with this dinosaur-like beast. You can brave the waters on your own or with a friend and watch as dinner is dangled in the face of the croc before he leaps out of the water to chomp down on the meat. This is the only place in Australia where you can dive safely with these animals.
$165 per person / $250 for 2 people
Put your crocodile keeper hat on and take over the feeding duties at Crocosaurus Cove. This is an epic encounter for those wanting to get hands on with the croc but still stay a significant distance away. This tour package also gives you a VIP guided tour of the park as well as the chance to hold some of their rare reptiles. An incredible experience for crocodile lovers and those wanting to learn more about these strong, dangerous and incredible animals. There are two feeding times throughout the day; 10am and 1pm.
Adults $79 / Seniors $69 / Children $48
Get up close to some crocodiles in the wild as the leap out of the Adelaide River to chomp on some tasty meat. Travelling 60 kilometres down the River you’ll be in awe of the natural beauty this place possesses irrespective of the fact that it’s home to more than 1500 crocodiles. A surreal experience that is guaranteed to wow, the jumping crocs will be the highlight of your trip. The cruises depart daily at 1:15pm and return around 6:30pm.
Adults $99 / Concessions $89 / Children $89
Explore Australia’s home of crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove for the entire day with general entry. With educational talks throughout the day as well as various feeding session, this is an exciting day out in Darwin. Crocosaurus Cove is home to more than just crocodiles, they also house a large selection of rare reptiles from around the country including some of Australia’s most venomous snakes. The park is open daily from 9am until 7pm with the last entry admitted at 6pm.