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Darwin Extreme sports & adrenaline

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Darwin: Guided Jet Ski Tour

1. Darwin: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Zoom along the beautiful Darwin coastline on a guided jet ski tour. Enjoy the sites, wildlife, and scenery from the water. Meet your guide by the Bella Darwin Restaurant. Learn how to operate a jet ski during the safety briefing. Then, take to the waves. Cruise at full throttle or a more leisurely pace – you decide. Experience the thrill of the pristine open water as you follow the sun-drenched, unspoilt coastline. Enjoy your tour guide's informative commentary. Spot wildlife, such as sea turtles, seabirds, and dolphins, and feed the fish. Then, open up the engine and zoom full-throttle in front of Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach Casino before making your way back to base.

Darwin: Kakadu National Park Day Trip

2. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Day Trip

Enjoy 1.5 hours of spectacular scenic flying, cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and visit the Warradjan Cultural Center. Take part in an experience which varies between wet and dry seasons: 8:30 AM: Check-in at Kakadu Air Terminal 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Kick start the day with a 60-minute scenic flight paired with informative commentary delivered by your expert pilot. This extended flight tracks over Adelaide River, Mary River National Park, and Kakadu’s winding South and East Alligator rivers. 11:30 AM: Visit the Yellow Water Billabong, rich with flora, wildlife and changing landscapes. Sit back and relax on a 90-minute cruise through Kakadu’s wetlands. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at Barra Bar and Bistro. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Transfer to the Warradjan Cultural Center. Take in personal histories, videos and artifacts in a place developed by Aboriginal traditional owners. Browse the gallery gift shop offering traditional didgeridoos, local artwork, and much more. 3:00 PM: Depart Kakadu on a 45-minute ferry flight back to Darwin. 4:00 PM: Farewell in Darwin. DECEMBER – APRIL ITINERARY (WET SEASON) 8:30 AM: Check-in at Kakadu Air Terminal, Darwin 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Kakadu comes to life in the Wet season. Start your morning with 1.5 hours of scenic flying paired with informative commentary delivered by your expert pilot. This extended flight tracks over Adelaide River, Mary River National Park, and Kakadu’s winding South and East Alligator Rivers. Finish off your aerial sightseeing with views over the mighty Jim Jim and Twin Waterfalls. 11:30 AM: Visit the Yellow Water Billabong ,which comes alive in the wet season. Enjoy a place rich with flora, wildlife and changing landscapes. Sit back and relax on a 90-minute cruise through Kakadu’s wetlands as you keep an eye out for crocodiles sunbathing. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch at Barra Bar and Bistro. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Transfer to the Warradjan Cultural Center. Take in personal histories, videos and artifacts in a place developed by Aboriginal traditional owners. Browse the gallery gift shop offering traditional didgeridoos, local artwork, and much more. 3:00 PM: Depart Kakadu on a 45-minute ferry flight back to Darwin. 4:00 PM: Farewell in Darwin.

Darwin City: Guided Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

3. Darwin City: Guided Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

Take fun and adventure to the next level with our custom built V8 Airboat on this 1-hour adrenaline fulled experience. Your journey begins at Dock 1, leaving Stokes Hill Wharf to cruise across Darwin Harbour enjoying the city’s pristine coastline. After some supercharged spins and a cruise along the mangroves you’ll head up towards Blessers Creek. Enjoy the local birdlife and keep an eye out in the waters below for sharks, crocs, dolphins and even stingrays as the V8 engine powers you across the mud for some sideway slides and 360º whirls. There is so much to see in Darwin Harbour from WW2 shipwrecks to crocodile traps and more. Our knowledgeable guides love sharing some of the rich history and spin a good ol’ Territory yarn. This tour is the perfect blend of adventure, nature and history and has something for all ages.

Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

4. Darwin: Airboat Ride, Helicopter Flight, and Overnight Camp

The Top End Safari Camp Overnight Tour is a bucket list outback adventure that tick all the boxes! Situated in an exclusive location in the Litchfield region we showcase some of the best activities and experiences the Top End has to offer. Guests will see the majestic floodplains from above in a scenic helicopter flight and spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo on a thrilling airboat ride through the channels and into the rainforest. Our cruise boat takes guests along Sweets Lagoon billabong for a slower pace perfect for birdwatching whilst tucking into a gourmet cheeseboard. The lagoon pontoon has Australia’s only nature-based croc safe pool where guests can take a dip and get face to face with a wild saltwater crocodile. Finish off the afternoon activities with an exciting feeding and exhibition with one of our rescue monster crocodiles caught by Matt Wright himself. Guests then return to our sky deck to soak up an incredible Top End sunset over the floodplains followed by a gourmet BBQ dinner, star gazing around our fire pit and an unforgettable, bespoke outback glamping experience with a delicious cooked breakfast the next morning.

Darwin: Kakadu & Ubirr Cultural Experience

5. Darwin: Kakadu & Ubirr Cultural Experience

Enjoy an experience which includes scenic flights to and from Kakadu and a tour and cruise of Guluyambi. You'll also enjoy a packed lunch showcasing indigenous bush food, and visit the culturally significant Ubirr site. Kick start the day with a 60-minute scenic flight paired with informative commentary delivered by your expert pilot. This extended flight tracks over Adelaide River, Mary River National Park, and Kakadu’s winding South and East Alligator rivers. After landing, meet the team at Guluyambi Cultural Cruises. Soak up the wilderness on your leisurely cruise, narrated by a local guide. Listen as they provide an authentic insight into Aboriginal culture, local folklore, and stories. Discover the workings of the region's unique environment, and maybe even learn some bush survival skills. Next, immerse yourself in this timeless culture with a visit to nearby Ubirr. Admire the rock art sites and enjoy the spectacular views of the floodplains to the west. Enjoy a custom-made packed lunch of bush food while overlooking the rich, verdant vista, teeming with wildlife. Bid farewell to your pilot in Darwin, and leave with wonderful memories of this unique part of Australia.

Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

6. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

Travel to Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage-listed park, a protected area because of its cultural value and landscape. Our small group of only 4–6 guests, will let you experience your tour, more personalized, exquisite, and with plenty of time to explore this vast nature reserve. We pride ourselves to look after your wishes and interest, and we try our best to avoid the big buses. See Kakadu with our long time experienced, accredited tour guide. Immerse into wildlife, various landscapes, and ancient but still living culture. Take a short walk at Nourlangie (Burrungkuy), suitable for all levels of fitness, to reach the indigenous Rock Art sites. Hear about the stories of Narmagon, the Lightning Man. If you are up to a bit of exercise, a lookout over the Arnhem Land escarpment invites you to a spectacular view. Take a short break before going on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep your eyes pierced to spot saltwater crocodiles, brolgas, black neck storks, and jacanas—just some of the plentiful birdlife in the area. Finish the day with a delicious dinner in a traditional outback pub on your way back to Darwin. Return to your hotel after a complete day of Kakadu highlights.

Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

7. Darwin: 5-Day 4WD Kakadu Litchfield Tour & Billabong Cruise

Discover the wonders of the Northern Territory Top End and Kakadu National Park as you embark on an adventurous 5-day 4WD expedition. See the best-kept collection of Aboriginal rock art, traverse across wetlands, admire waterfalls, cool off in a natural plunge pool, and uncover magnificent lookout views. Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu Travel to the floodplains of the Mary River. Continue to Kakadu National Park in Jabiru, where you'll be spending the next two nights. Go to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Visit Ubirr Sunset to see the best-preserved collection of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world and be blown away by the lookout views over the Nadab Floodplains. Day 2: Jabiru Return Visit either the Jim Jim or Twin Falls Waterfall (seasonal access permitting) situated at the bottom of an adventurous 4WD road. Partake in an Aboriginal cultural experience. Stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center and explore the culture of Kakadu. Day 3: Jabiru - Pine Creek Start at one of the best sunrise spots in the park, the Nawurlandja Lookout, before breakfast at Anabangbang Billabong. Discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock which houses fantastic Aboriginal Rock Art of the Bininj at the Anabangbang Gallery. Head up to Kunwarddewardde Lookout for incredible views of Kakadu’s Escarpment. A 4WD track awaits, as you travel south to the plunge pool of Maguk one of the most pristine waterfalls in Kakadu. After a 2km walk, head towards Pine Creek to relax and enjoy the local hospitality. Day 4: Pine Creek - Darwin Visit either Edith Falls or Butterfly Gorge for exploration and swimming (seasonal access permitting). Stop at Adelaide River on your way back to Darwin. Go to the Heritage-Listed Adelaide River War Cemetery and explore the impact WWII had on the area. Afterward, the vibrant Mindil Markets await, where you can grab some local food and watch the sunset. Day 5: Darwin - Litchfield Return Explore Litchfield National Park and experience thick pockets of tropical rainforest. Hop on the iconic Jumping Crocodile Cruise (optional extra) along the Adelaide River. Alternatively, visit Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. See the incredible monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, before cooling off in one of the natural plunge pools such as Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls. Visit the thundering Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment.

Darwin: Litchfield & Jumping Crocodile Cruise/small group

8. Darwin: Litchfield & Jumping Crocodile Cruise/small group

Explore Litchfield National Park with our luxury, small groups of only 4–6 guests. We pride ourselves to offer you a more personalised, exquisite experience, with plenty of time to follow your interests and desires. Walkers or swimmers can be individually catered for, and our guides will tailor the daily tours to your wishes and desires. After a morning visit to FOGG DAM, spotting thousands of birds, we make our way to the Adelaide river. Here you board a 1-hour cruise to see fearsome Australian Saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat. Be amazed when they leap out of the water to catch the bait. After some light refreshments, we head to Litchfield National Park in our luxury 4WD. Enjoy plenty of time in the park, and discover pristine creeks, water holes, and cascading waterfalls. The park has something to offer for all fitness levels. Swim at BULEY ROCK HOLES and sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, while you watch the surrounding bird life and plentiful small fish. For all walkers, a short walk to Florence falls will engulf you with wonderful scenery, and we all meet to admire FLORENCE FALLS, from a viewing platform. After a morning of exploring, enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh, healthy produce after your next swim in WANGI FALLS. Finally, visit the Cathedral and Magnetic Termite Mounds before relaxing on the journey back to your accommodation in Darwin.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Darwin?

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What people are saying about Darwin

It’s hard to go wrong with the magnificent locations chosen for this tour, but it was our guide that made the trip so memorable. Ben’s passion for this country and its people was contagious. Rather than feeling like tourists, we felt like we were part of it all. My 12 year old daughter and I have seen many beautiful places around the world, but Ben made this the best holiday we’ve ever had.

This was an absolutely AMAZING experience. I booked this for my daughter and I to make some memories together. It was everything they said it would be. The helicopter ride was our highlight to see the topend from above. The food was delicious and all the staff were exceptional, so friendly and welcoming. We both highly recommend doing the overnight Glamping!!!!

Spectacular scenic flight over the 3 rivers, stone area, arch, disused uranium mine and indigenous community; informative and interesting cruise on yellow river and lagoon, tasty lunch, great stop at the cultural centre and flight home. Totally memorable and worthwhile experience

It Was fantastic first time on a JetSki liked it so much lm going again

Absolutely awesome. Definitely recommend doing. Awesome guide