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NORTHERN TERRITORY 2008 / 2009

The Top End


Holiday Guide
DARWIN
OUTER DARWIN
TIWI ISLANDS
ADELAIDE RIVER
BATCHELOR
LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
ARNHEM LAND
THE KATHERINE REGION

TRAVEL AGENT THE TOP END REGION CENTRAL AUSTRALIA


Tourism Top End Tourism Central Australia
Corner Bennett and Smith Streets Gregory Terrace
Darwin NT 0800 Alice Springs NT 0870
T 1300 138 886 T 1800 645 199
T +61 8 8980 6000 T +61 8 8952 5800
F +61 8 8981 0653 F +61 8 8953 0295
E info@tourismtopend.com.au E visinfo@catia.asn.au
Online bookings: www.tourismtopend.com.au www.centralaustraliantourism.com

KATHERINE REGION BARKLY REGION


Katherine Visitor Information Centre Tennant Creek Visitor Centre
Cnr Stuart Highway and Lindsay Street Battery Hill, Peko Road
Katherine NT 0850 Tennant Creek NT 0860
T 1800 653 142 T 1800 500 879
T +61 8 8972 2650 F +61 8 8962 2022
F +61 8 8972 2655 E info@barklytourism.com.au
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Northern Territory Holiday Centre


Phone 13 67 68 or visit travelnt.com
BOOK ONLINE @ WWW.TOURISMTOPEND.COM.AU
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY / KEY FOR SYMBOLS AND CODES
Darwin

Desert Quads 8953 7100


Discovery Ecotours 8956 2563
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Double Decker Tours
East Kimberley Tours
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1800 682 213
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Alice Springs Emu Run Tours 8953 7057
Ayers Rock Gecko Canoeing 8972 2224 ACCOMODATION SYMBOLS ATTRACTIONS SYMBOLS
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Goanna Eco Tours 1800 003 880 A Adjoining Rooms a Aboriginal culture
Grand Touring 08 8981 0300 B Backpacker / Dormitory B BBQ facilities
Grayline Alice Springs 1300 858 687
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Kakadu Animal Tracks 8979 0145 F Camping / Van Sites D Disabled access
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Hobart Kakadu Dreams 1800 813 266 G Cottages F Fishing
Kakadu Fishing Tours 8979 2025
Nguiu Kakadu Gorge and Waterfalls Tours 8979 0145 I Executive suites G Guided tours
Oenpelli Nhulunbuy Kangaroo Is.Sealink/Adelaide Sightseeing 13 13 01 S Farm Stays / Stations K Kiosk
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S O U T H AU ST RA L I A
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Welcome to the Top End

Wherever you travel in the Top End, you’ll pass through country contents
traditionally associated with different Aboriginal language groups.
Aboriginal people are proud of their land and welcome visitors who Welcome to the Top End 1

come to learn about their country and culture. Experience it 2


Discover the region 4
Darwin is the Northern reserves. In Nitmiluk National Travelling to the Top End 6
Territory’s multi-cultural Park, the mighty Katherine Discovering Darwin 9
capital, famed for its markets River slices through towering
Darwin Attractions 10
and festivals, Asian cuisine sandstone cliffs to form the
Darwin Accommodation Directory 15
and massive natural harbour. world famous Katherine
It is also the perfect base Gorge (Nitmiluk) . Darwin Accommodation 16
from which to explore the Touring in the Top End 23
natural treasures of World Aboriginal people are the Fishing in the Top End 33
The Northern Territory is Heritage-listed Kakadu and original custodians of the Transportation and Vehicle Hire 35
vast. Occupying about one Litchfield National Parks as Top End and have a unique
Outer Darwin Region 39
sixth of Australia’s total land well as the Tiwi Islands. relationship with the land.
The Tiwi Islands 45
mass, its boundaries Their art and Dreamtime
encompass a variety of Kakadu National Park, the stories weave a connection Adelaide River / Batchelor 46
contrasting landscapes and largest in Australia, is between spirit and country Litchfield National Park 49
experiences, best tackled by situated 250 kilometres from and provide modern travellers Kakadu National Park 51
exploring a few key Darwin on the Arnhem with a deeper understanding Katherine and surrounds 59
destinations - each with their Highway. Renowned and insight to the mysteries
Douglas Daly River Region 65
own distinct personality. internationally for its natural of land and waters.
Pine Creek 67
and cultural wonders, Kakadu
The Top End of the Northern has one of the highest This guide is intended as an Mataranka, Stuart Highway 68
and Rope River
Territory is known for its concentrated areas of informative planning tool to
tropical weather, rich Aboriginal rock art sites in help plan your holiday. Borroloola and the Gulf Region 70
indigenous culture, national the world. Contained within are Timber Creek and Victoria River 72
parks and laid-back lifestyle. accommodation and East Kimberley Region 69
It is home to an eclectic mix Further south, the Katherine attractions listings as well as Arnhem Land 75
of cultures whose outdoor region is a vast network of maps and essential
Cobourg Peninsula 76
lifestyle is complemented by rivers, escarpments and information. Further, detailed
Gove Peninsula 77
brilliant sunsets, fantastic gorges that weave through information and advice is
fishing and a colourful sprawling plains of cattle available by contacting Caravan Parks / Campgrounds 80
calendar of outdoor events. stations, national parks and Tourism Top End. Membership Directory 83
Key symbols and codes 85

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Travelling to the Top End
Self-drive / Caravan / Motorhome
Excellent sealed highways provide ease of access into the Top End region. The Stuart
Highway from Adelaide, the Barkly Highway from Queensland, and the Victoria
Highway from Western Australia are sealed all the way. For the more adventurous
travellers, access into the Top End may also be made by way of the Savannah Way,
entering our region from Queensland on an unsealed road that starts at Wollogorang.
But no matter which way you decide to go, caravanning or driving, the Top End offers
an incredible range of attractions and top class facilities for our motoring and
caravanning visitors to ensure that your visit to the region is a memorable one.

4WD
Although a 2WD vehicle will get you to the majority of sites and attractions in the region,
to explore some of the special locations in remote areas a 4WD is absolutely essential.
Good travel advice for those using 4WD vehicles is make the trip fun, but keep it safe,
make sure you plan ahead for your journey and always advise somebody of your travel
schedule.

For specific information on self-drive access to some of the more remote locations in
the Top End region, and the truly unique experiences that these off-road adventures
can offer, visitors are advised to visit their local library or check out their local
bookstores for one of the many specialist guides available on exploring the 4WD
tracks of the Top End region.

By Coach
Darwin and the Top End region is well serviced by all major national coach companies.
Check with your local travel agent or direct with the operator for details of service
schedules, fares and tour packages.

Fly/Drive
Daily scheduled flights to Darwin operate from every mainland Australian capital city.
Darwin, being the closest Australian capital city to Asia, has regular international air
services from Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. It is possible when booking your flights
to arrange for a rental car, campervan, motorhome or 4WD awaiting your arrival at
Darwin airport. Airport collections attract a 10.5% fee.

By Rail
Great Southern Rail now offers visitors to the Top End region the opportunity to enjoy
one of the world’s great train journeys aboard The Ghan. The regular service from
Adelaide to Darwin stops at Alice Springs and Katherine before its final destination,
Darwin. A truly memorable way to experience the wonders of this unique landscape.

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OUT AND ABOUT IN THE TOP END

Driving in the Top End Road trains


One of the most popular ways to travel You’ll be amazed at the length of the road Walking in the Top End
to and explore the Top End is by self- trains travelling throughout the Territory, There are many opportunities to
drive vehicle. While the Territory offers some up to three trailers or 50 metres in experience the real feel of the Top End
an excellent road system, care should be length. When overtaking always allow at when taking to the walking trails.
taken at all times due to our vast least one kilometre of clear road ahead to If you are planning to explore the Top
distances and varying road conditions. be able to pass safely. End on foot there are a number of
Here are some hints to help you enjoy points to consider:
 carry plenty of drinking water
your drive through the Top End.
 take notice of the signs at all times
International drivers  stick to the walking trails
Throughout Australia, vehicles are right-  follow advice from guides
hand drive and use the left-hand side of  wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
the road. If you’re planning on driving and insect repellent
during your visit remember - before  carry a map of the area
departing for Australia you must ensure  wear good, solid walking shoes and
that your driver licence is valid. If your appropriate clothing
licence is not in English you will need to  talk to a local about the availability
carry an International Driver’s Licence. Flooded roads of guided walking tours.
Always observe the signs and warnings at
Car check river crossings and floodways. Never cross What to wear?
Always check your vehicle carries the flooded bridges or causeways without
Life in the Top End calls for tropical ease
basic equipment - tool kit, jack, spare positive knowledge of the depth of water.
in your choice of clothing, so dress to
tyre/s, spare fan belt and radiator hoses
suit climate and occasion. Something
and tow rope. If you plan on travelling
cool and comfortable for day wear, and
off-road, then a good map, spare fuel and
neat and casual for the evenings. Dress
water should also be included.
standards are maintained in clubs, the
casino, at local restaurants and hotels.
Seat belts
Most pubs and bars will welcome casual
By law, the wearing of seat belts by both
dress, but look out for the 'No Singlets /
driver and passengers is mandatory.
No Thongs' signs. During the day, it is
It is the driver's responsibility to ensure
recommended that you wear a shady
all that passengers ‘belt up’.
hat or cap - it can get pretty hot under
Fatigue that midday sun! A good sunscreen
(factor 30+) is also highly
Driving for long distances can cause Dirt roads recommended. And take note, evenings
fatigue - one of the most common causes To avoid accidents when driving on dirt
of accidents in the Top End. As our roads always be aware that dust can can become cooler, so a light jacket or
distances are so vast, it is important to obscure your vision, so it’s advisable to sweater may come in handy in the dry
STOP and REST at least every two hours always stop and wait for dust to settle season.
for your own and your passengers’ safety. before proceeding with your journey.
For up to date road conditions contact: WATER - your life saver!
Freecall 1800 246 199 or
Fuel availability (08) 8922 3394 (Darwin)
Be aware of our climate and its effect on
Some of the more remote service stations the body. Water is the body’s cheapest
have restricted operating hours and limited and most effective cooling agent, and in
Unfenced roads
credit card facilities. In addition some fuels, our Top End climate it is essential to
Many of our main roads are unfenced, so
such as LPG gas, are not always available consume sufficient water to prevent
wandering stock or wildlife can create safety
so please always ensure to plan well and dehydration. Drink at least eight glasses
hazards. It’s best to avoid driving at dawn,
check ahead. a day to maintain an adequate level of
dusk or at night to reduce the risk of hitting
hydration. And if you’re 'out bush' make
one of these animals.

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Discovering Darwin
Darwin is a lively harbour city well-known as Australia’s gateway to world-class
nature and culture activities and experiences. With a population in excess of 100,000,
it is a destination renowned for its tropical climate and colourful characters. Sunset over Cullen Bay Marina

While the seasons of the Top End are generally referred to as the Wet and the
Dry, the traditional Aboriginal people of the area, the Larrakia people, have up to
six traditional seasons in Darwin. Their seasons correspond to which bush foods
are available at that time. The peak visitor time is during the dry season, from
May to October, when many festivals and events are held. The Tropical Summer
from November to April brings spectacular lightning storms and lush growth.
The humidity rises and thunderstorms and monsoonal rains rejuvenate the
landscape. Darwin is no hotter or more humid than Asian destinations such as
Bali and Singapore, with year-round temperatures consistently around
32˚ Celsius, ensuring a fabulous outdoor lifestyle

There is plenty to do and see around town or simply relax, recharge the batteries
and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. There is a huge focus on outdoor activities -
eating, drinking, shopping, movie-going, sailing and visiting the markets. You can
eat laksa on the beach at the sunset markets, catch a band at one of many live
Alfresco dining on Mitchell Street, Darwin CBD
music venues, cruise the harbour at sunset or relax in a deckchair watching a
movie on the big screen under a canopy of stars.

With its diverse mixture of more than 60 nationalities Darwin offers year-round
dining to suit all moods and budgets. Choose from fine dining at East Point, one
of many eateries on the Cullen Bay boardwalk, the family-friendly Trailer Boat
Club at Fannie Bay, fish and chips on Stokes Hill Wharf... the choice is yours.

Facilities
Darwin is a rapidly growing tropical city, with a number of international hotels
and resorts along the Esplanade and throughout the city.

Darwin International Airport has regular air connections from destinations in


South East Asia including Singapore and Bali. Darwin is only four hours flying
time from other Australian capitals and is serviced by The Ghan twice a week.
During the cruise ship season Darwin is a regular port of call.
Northern Territory Parliament House
Must do:
Check out the displays of Aboriginal art and culture at the Museum and Art
Gallery of the Northern Territory on Conacher Street in Fannie Bay, as well as the
many city galleries.

Visit the military museum on the East Point Reserve, the WWII Oil Storage
Tunnels at the Wharf Preciinct, and the bunkers in Charles Darwin National Park.

Feed the fish by hand at high tide at Aquascene, Doctor’s Gully.

Take a sunset cruise on the magnificent Darwin Harbour either on a pearl lugger,
catamaran or seacat. Prices often include champagne, finger food with some
cruises offering a full dinner.

Beach at Nightcliff
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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

Aquascene - Fish Feeding Australian Aviation Crocosaurus Cove


DAW Heritage Centre DKRW
28 Doctor’s Gully, Darwin DGKAW Corner Mitchell and Peel Street,
Tel: (08) 8981 7837 557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie Darwin NT 0800
Email: Aquascene@bigpond.com Tel: (08) 8947 2145 Opening times: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Effective to 1/4/07: Email: ahsnt@bigpond.com Admission: Adult $28.00 Senior $22.00
Adult $8.00 Child $5.00 Open 7 Days 9.00am to 5.00pm Child $16.00 (12 years and under)
Family $22.00 (2A, 3C) Adult $12.00 Child $7.50 Tel: (08) 8981 7522
Daily according to tides. Senior $9.00 Family $30.00 Fax: (08) 8941 5522
It’s a rare sight. Every day at high tide An impressive presentation of aircraft and Email: info@crocosauruscove.com
hundreds of fish come to shore to be fed displays depicting the Territory’s When in Darwin be sure to make time to
by hand. Voted ‘the most popular involvement in aviation, both civil and visit Crocosaurus Cove Darwin’s newest
attraction’ in tourism surveys, this unique military. From the early aviation pioneers attraction, located in the heart of Darwin’s
activity is fun for all ages. Check the day’s and record breakers through to WWII and central tourist precinct.
feeding times in local publications, hotels the Jet Age. The Bombing of Darwin
Enter the world of the awesome Top End
etc. or telephone: (08) 8981 7837. display is a must. Guided tours are
saltwater crocodile, with some of the
Website: www.aquascene.com.au conducted at 10.00am and 2.00pm.
largest in captivity on display.

Australian Pearling Burnett House Get up close and personal with a ‘Swim
with the Crocs’, watch the jumping crocs
Exhibition Larrakeyah Branch National Trust (NT)
or relax and enjoy the licensed café at the
DdW AW centre of this iconic attraction.
Burnett House, 4, Burnett Place
Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm. The facility also accommodates the
Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
Last tickets sold at 4.30pm world's largest display of Australian
Tel: (08) 8981 0165
Entry fee applies. reptiles, a two storey freshwater
Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct, Darwin aquarium, turtle sanctuary, Aboriginal art
Sunday 3.30pm - 6.00pm for High Tea
Tel: (08) 8999 6573 and culture displays as well as displays of
Cost: By donation
Website: www.magnt.nt.gov/pearling/index crocodilia from around the world - and
Burnett House, a heritage listed National
Offering a fascinating and informative there’s plenty of interactive stuff for the
Trust property, was built in the late 1930’s.
insight into the pearling industry in kids who can get close to the baby croc
It is an excellent example of early tropical
Northern Australian waters, the Australian action in our ‘Kids’ Croc Bubbles’.
architecture.Open seven days a week.
Pearling Exhibition will take you through High Tea is served every Sunday from Allow one and a half to two hours to make
years of pearling history, from the days of 3.30pm to 6pm. House and garden open the most of your visit - Crocosaurus Cove,
the lugger and hard-hat diving, to modern Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm. where everything crocodilian is on display.
farming and pearl culturing techniques. Website: www.crocosauruscove.com.au
Opening June 2008.

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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

Casuarina Coastal Reserve Cullen Bay Marina Deckchair Cinema


BW DAW DKRW
Access at Dripstone Park via Trower Rd. Open daily Open nightly 16 April to mid-November.
Open daily Free entry Entry: $13.00, Concessions $10.00
Free entry Marina Boulevard, Larrakeyah Jervois Rd, off Kitchener Drive, Darwin
This glorious coastal reserve is located in The perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon Tel: (08) 8981 0700
the city’s northern suburbs. Take a leisurely sipping mango daiquiris and soaking up the www.deckchaircinema.com
walk past the Dripstone Cliffs along the tropical atmosphere. Featuring an eclectic Located on the scenic Darwin Harbour, an
beach where the tropical waters of the mix of restaurants, cafes and gift shops, ideal place to unwind and watch the
Timor Sea lap the white sand, and with Cullen Bay Marina is also home to beautiful sunset before a great film. Showcasing a
plenty of shady, secluded recreational privately-owned boats, as well as many of strong program of Australian, foreign and
areas to take advantage of, why not take a the sunset harbour cruises. Vessels must popular family and cult films, there is
break from sightseeing and enjoy a relaxing pass through a double-action loch to access something for everyone.
family picnic? For those naturists among the sea, established to protect the marina Bring a picnic dinner, no BYO.
our visitors, a section of the beach has from Darwin’s fluctuating eight metre tides. Licensed kiosk on site.
been set aside for their use.

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Open daily Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin
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On Christmas Eve 1974 Cyclone Tracy all but
Tiger Brennan Drive, Winnellie 8.30am until late all year
destroyed the original 1887 temple.
Tel: (08) 8947 2305 Tel: (08) 8981 4268 Fax: (08) 8981 9130
The current temple was built to express the
This waterfront park, just a short drive from Email: darwinwharfprecinct@nt.gov.au
timber and iron motif details of the original
the city, was developed to show visitors the The Darwin Wharf Precinct has many
building and was consecrated in 1978.
rich mangrove habitats of Darwin Harbour. historical and modern attractions and
The museum features a permanent display
Take a drive from the city and enjoy a picnic offers a variety of eating options ranging
describing the contribution made by the
or wander around the park to discover the from alfresco eateries to top class
early Chinese settlers to the Top End region
rich variety of flora and fauna. Relics of seafood. Stop in at the pearling exhibition
of the Northern Territory, and also depicts
Darwin’s involvement in WWII can be seen in and purchase a memento of your Darwin
the history of some of the individuals and
the park. These reinforced concrete bunkers trip, catch a cruise to explore the harbour
family dynasties who have made a lasting
were used for safe storage of munitions or just relax and enjoy the seasonal live
contribution to the development of the
during the wartime action. entertainment. Drop a line from the
Top End.
fishing platforms or take a fishing tour.

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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

East Point Reserve George Brown Museum and Art Gallery of the
and Lake Alexander Darwin Botanic Gardens Northern Territory
B b Dd L aDdH DRAW
Open daily
Open daily Free entry Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm;
Free entry
Geranium St. entrance open 24 hours; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay
Gardens Rd. entrance open 7am to 7pm. Free entry.
Tel: (08) 8982 2511
Gardens Road, Darwin 19 Conacher St, Bullocky Point, Darwin
The East Point peninsular is a wonderful
Tel: (08) 8981 1958 Tel: (08) 8999 8201
recreational area with extensive walking and
The Botanic Gardens span 42 hectares The Museum and Art Gallery features
cycling paths, relaxing picnic areas with free
and showcase the flora of northern collections of the region's art, natural
barbecue facilities and safe, year round
Australia and other tropical habitats science, history and culture. Encompassing
swimming in Lake Alexander. Well worth a
around the world. Wander through Aboriginal art and culture, arts and craft
visit, the East Point Military Museum (an
monsoon forests, coastal foredunes, from the South-East Asia and Pacific
entry fee applies) is home to an extensive
mangroves and open woodlands and view regions, maritime archaeology and local
collection of photographic and informative
orchids, bromeliads and other striking history, the museum includes a fascinating
displays and examples of military equipment.
foliage plants. The Wesleyan Church, Cyclone Tracy exhibit. Meet Sweetheart, the
The reserve is also well known for its
formerly located on the corner of Mitchell Top End’s most famous croc. Relax with a
wallaby colony and as one of the best sites
and Knuckey Streets in the city, has been coffee at the Cornucopia Museum Cafe.
in Darwin for watching sunsets.
restored and relocated to the gardens.

Fannie Bay Gaol Lyons Cottage (BAT House) NT Parliament House


DW DW D d GM A W
Open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Open daily from 10.00am to 4.30pm. State Square, Darwin City
Entry fee applies. Wheelchair access Free entry. Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm
East Point Road, Fannie Bay Corner Knuckey Street and Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Tel: (08) 8999 8201 The Esplanade, Darwin Australia’s newest Parliament House opened
Rich in social history and one of the NT’s Tel: (08) 8999 8201 in 1994 is a fine example of tropical
most important heritage sites, the gaol Lyons Cottage was built in 1925 and served architecture. Free guided tours (90 mins)
operated as HM Gaol and Labour Prison in as the residence of the British Australian depart the foyer at 9am and 11am every
Darwin from 20 September 1883 until 1 Telegraph company engineer. Saturday. For information on guided tours
September 1979. The original building Local ‘hammered stone’ was used to held on Wednesdays at 10.30am from May -
comprised Blocks A and B containing sixteen construct this unusual and unique Sept. please call (08) 8946 1434.
stone cells, a kitchen and washhouse. The domestic design and stands as a fine The Northern Territory Library is also
Infirmary, added in 1887, contains the gallows example of early Darwin architecture. The located here. The library, open Monday to
used for the last execution held in the cottage houses a fascinating collection of Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday and
Territory in 1952. A cell block for female photographs and artefacts depicting the Sunday from 1pm to 5pm, houses the most
prisoners was added in 1928, a watch tower, early history of Darwin. comprehensive range of historical and
a section for Aboriginal prisoners, and contemporary NT documentary material in
additional accommodation were added the world. Closed public holidays.

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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

SKYCITY Darwin USS Peary Memorial / WWII Oil Storage Tunnels


DRW USAAF Memorial DKG
Gilruth Avenue, Mindil Beach, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade Kitchener Drive,
Darwin NT Darwin City Darwin City
Open 24 hours Open Daily. Tel: (08) 8985 6333
Telephone: (08) 8943 8888 Free entry. Open daily March to January
Website: www.skycitydarwin.com.au The USS Peary Memorial is located on the (closed February).
It’s not how you play the game, it’s where! Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbour. Admission: Adult $5.00 Child $3.00
SKYCITY Darwin has the biggest jackpots Salvaged from the wreck of the USS Peary, Constructed to protect the Navy's oil
in the Territory. Pokies operate 24 hours a the gun serves as a memorial dedicated to supplies from bombardment during WWII,
day, seven days a week. The gaming floor the officers and crew who lost their lives the five steel-lined tunnels extend from the
is a treasure-trove of old favourites and when the vessel was attacked and sunk Wharf and run under the city. Tunnel 5 is
wild, new games offering progressive during the first air attack on Darwin by the open to the public. Hear tales of the war
jackpots and great payout schedules. Japanese during WWII. Also honoured here years in Darwin and view a fascinating
SKYCITY Darwin's Casino is also the home is Lt. Robert Buel, a United States Army display of historic photographic images of
of NT Keno, the Territory's biggest game. Airforce pilot who lost his life on 16th wartime activity in Darwin and around the
NT Keno is a lotto-style game, and you February 1942 in an heroic attack on Top End.
can win a milion dollars every 3 minutes! Japanese aircraft participating in a Please note: Entrance to the WWII Tunnels
SKYCITY...IT'S YOUR CITY! bombing raid over Darwin City. is included for those passengers who have
booked on the Tour Tub City Sights Tour.

Mangrove Route

LET THE TIDE DECIDE....


Code: IDE
Daily: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
May to December
Cost: $68.00 Adult,
Child $50.00 (3-15 years)
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf Government House The Cenotaph
The Esplanade, Darwin City Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade
(adjacent to Jetty Restaurant)
The house and gardens are open to the Open Daily.
Tel: (08) 8942 3995
general public at specific times during Free entry.
Fax: (08) 8942 3670
the year. Open dates to be advised. Located close to the Herbert Street end of
www.mangroveroute.com
For details please contact the Visitor The Esplanade, the Cenotaph is Darwin’s
For the ultimate Darwin experience take
Information Centre. official memorial to those members of the
an exhilarating ride on Darwin Harbour to
Free Entry. armed services, rescue services, and civilian
an exclusive beach or sandbar location.
Government House is the official residence personnel who lost their lives in the service
The destination varies dependent on
of the Northern Territory Administrator. of their country in the time of war. Its
Darwin’s extreme tide, which has a range
Once known as The Residency, and also present site was once the Darwin Oval and
of up to 8 metres! You might get lucky
referred to as The House of Seven Gables, the location for the 14th Anti-Aircraft
with the Fannie Bay Sandbar, or Bollard
the building, constructed in 1883, is a stone Battery which fired some of the first shots
Beach at historic East Point, or Mica
replacement for the original timber against Japanese aircraft raiding Darwin in
Beach which has been home to the
structure, built 13 years earlier, which was WWII. As well as bombing raids the
saltwater people for generations gone by.
irreparably damaged by white ants. monument has withstood major cyclones in
Tables, chairs and beach umbrellas create
The gabled roof, and the all-round timber- 1937 and 1974 and earth tremors. It was
the perfect alfresco restaurant with
louvered verandahs provide a thoroughly severely damaged by an earth tremor in
unsurpassed harbour views. Bento lunch
‘colonial’ look to the building. 1966, requiring repairs.
and a complimentary drink included.

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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

Mindil Beach Sunset Market Parap Village Market


Open Thursday from 5pm to 10pm Open year round - rain or shine
Apr-Oct; Sundays from 4pm to 9pm Saturday from 8am to 2pm.
May-Sept. Free entry. Free entry.
Gilruth Avenue, Darwin Parap Shopping Village, Parap
Tel: (08) 8981 3454 Tel: (08) 8942 0805
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Parap Village Market- is a favourite among
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. A multitude locals and visitors alike. Browse stalls of
of stalls offer international cuisine, arts, local produce, arts and crafts, and enjoy
and crafts. The unique combination of delicious cuisine from around the world.
great food, entertainment and an electric This Saturday morning market has become
atmosphere make a visit a must do. Enjoy an institution among locals who just
a picnic dinner on the beach whilst couldn’t survive a weekend without their
watching a spectacular tropical sunset. Saturday morning laksa, satay prawns or
fresh tropical smoothie.

Nightcliff Market
Sundays from 8am to 2pm. Free entry Rapid Creek Big Flea Market
Progress Drive, Nightcliff Sundays from 7am to 1pm. Free entry.
Tel: 0414 368 773 Rapid Creek Shopping Centre,
Set in Nightcliff Shopping Village the Trower Rd
markets are an ideal place for a lazy Sunday Tel: (08) 8948 4866
coffee or a refreshing tropical fruit salad. Darwin's oldest market just 20 minutes from
A casual wander around the market may the city in the Rapid Creek Business Village.
unearth an unusual bargain or a unique gift Come on down for a massage, followed with
with stalls displaying a range of original a relaxing Sunday brunch, before browsing
crafts, plants and recyclable goods. With the stalls for fresh organic produce, Asian
plenty of shade and space to sit and enjoy fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, exotic
the entertainment from local artists. plants, flowers and seafood.

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DARWIN ATTRACTIONS

Be prepared to get up close and personal to the Top End’s number one icon - the awesome saltwater crocodile.
Crocosaurus Cove, in the heart of the city in the Mitchell Street Precinct, is a unique attraction featuring some of the largest crocodiles in captivity.
The facility also includes the most comprehensive display of Australian reptiles in the world, a two storey freshwater aquarium, turtle sanctuary,
licensed café, and plenty of interactive stuff for the kids!
OPENING IN JUNE - FOR UPDATES GO TO WWW.CROCOSAURUSCOVE.COM.AU

BEST NIGHT OUT IN DARWIN


Visit Indo Pacific Marine for an outstanding tour of the NT reef eco-system.
Then dine and relax with a four course dinner, served whilst overlooking the Darwin Harbour.
Your special evening concludes with a torchlight tour of the nocturnal reef world,
including highlights of the fluorescing corals.
JOIN US FOR A MEMORABLE EVENING!
BOOKINGS ONLY - MINIMUM NUMBERS APPLY - GROUP BOOKINGS ANYTIME
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY - SUNDAY - 7.00PM SHARP

STOKES HILL WHARF - DARWIN WHARF PRECINCT


PH: (08) 8981 1294 FX: (08) 8981 1847
www.indopacificmarine.com.au

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DARWIN ACCOMMODATION DIRECTORY

CITY - HOTELS / MOTELS / APARTMENTS


1 Palms Motel McMinn Street
2 Alatai Apartments McMinn Street
3 Quality Frontier Hotel Darwin Buffalo Court
4 Golf Links Motel Gardens Road
5 Comfort Inn Asti Motel Smith Street
6 Peninsular Apartment Hotel Smith Street
7 City Gardens Apartments Wood Street
8 Mediterranean All Suites Cavenagh Street
9 Marrakia Luxury All Suites Smith Street
10 Poinciana Inn Mitchell Street
11 Quest Darwin Cavenagh Street
12 Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Cavenagh Street
13 Holiday Inn Darwin The Esplanade
14 Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin The Esplanade
15 Novotel Atrium The Esplanade
16 Mantra on The Esplanade The Esplanade
17 Darwin Central Hotel Knuckey Street
18 Luma Luma Apartments Knuckey Street
19 Crowne Plaza Darwin Mitchell Street
20 The Cavenagh Cavenagh Street
21 Palms City Resort Herbert Street
22 Cullen Bay Holiday Apartments Marina View Blvd
23 Marina View Holiday Apartments Marina View Blvd
24 SKYCITY Darwin Gilruth Avenue
CITY HOSTELS / BACKPACKERS / B&B
1 Barramundi Lodge Gardens Road
2 Gecko Lodge Mitchell Street
3 Steeles at Larrakeyah Zealand Crescent
4 Banyan View Lodge (YWCA) Mitchell Street
5 Darwin YMCA Doctors Gully Road
6 Elke's Backpacker Lodge Mitchell Street
7 Globetrotters YHA Mitchell Street
8 Wilderness Lodge Mitchell Street
9 Frogs-Hollow Backpackers Darwin Lindsay Street
10 Air Raid City Lodge Cavenagh Street
11 Meleleuca on Mitchell Mitchell Street
12 Value Inn Mitchell Street
13 Ashton Lodge Mitchell Street
14 Youth Shack Mitchell Street
15 Chillis Backpackers Mitchell Street

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SUBURBS - HOTELS / APARTMENTS
1
1 Coconut Grove Apartments Dick Ward Drive
1 7 2 Parap Village Apartments Parap
3 Paravista Motel Parap
5
4 Botanic Gardens Apartments Stuart Park
6 5 Darwin Airport Resort Marrara
FANNIE BAY

LUDMILLA
B&B / CARAVAN PARKS / CABINS
2 3
PARAP 4 1 Dragonfly House Dick Ward Drive
2 3
2 Leprechaun Motel/Caravan Park Stuart Highway
5
3 Darwin Hi-way Inn Stuart Highway
4
STUART
PARK
4 Shady Glen Tourist Park Stuart Highway
5 Hidden Valley Tourist Park Berrimah Road
DARWIN 6 Grungle Downs Tropical B&B McMillans Road
CITY
7 Beale’s Bedfish and Breakfast Todd Crescent, Malak
8 Feathers Sanctuary Jingli

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ACCOMMODATION IN DARWIN

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ACCOMMODATION IN DARWIN

ASHTON LODGE BANYAN VIEW LODGE BARRAMUNDI LODGE


24 Rooms   22 Rooms
48 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 0801 119 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 0800 4 Gardens Road, The Gardens DARWIN NT 0804
Tel: (08) 8941 4866 Tel: (08) 8981 8644 Tel: (08) 8941 6466
Fax: (08) 8941 4977 Fax: (08) 8981 6104 Fax: (08) 8942 3883
Email: ashtonlodge@gmail.com Email: bvl@ywcaofdarwin.org.au Email: barramundilodge@bigpond.com
Website: www.ashtonlodge.com Website: www.banyanviewlodge.com Website: www.barramundilodge.com

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Dorms, Singles, Doubles and Ensuites available. From $45.00 - $125.00
From $65.00 - $150.00 (Conditions apply) Prices from $20.00 - $120.00 per night Room Facilities:
Room Facilities: Room Facilities: A,C,F,La,NF,R,TC,TV
a,d,f,p,r,tv A,F, La,NF, P, R,TC, TV Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: CC,G,IR,K,N,PK,Q,S,TD,U,VH,W
CC,D,E,G,IR,K,N,PK,S,TD,W,Z CC,G,IR,K,L (Free),N,PK,Q,RR,S,TD,U,W,X,Z

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BEALE’S BEDFISH AND BREAKFAST CITY GARDENS APARTMENTS CROWNE PLAZA DARWIN
2 Todd Crescent, Malak  16 Rooms  235 Rooms
Darwin NT 0812 93 Wood Street, Darwin NT 0800 32 Mitchell Street
Mobile: 0408 894 710 Reservations FREECALL 1800 891 138 Darwin NT 0800
Tel: (08) 8945 0376 Tel: (08) 8941 2888 Reservations 13 83 88
Fax: (08) 8945 0379 Fax: (08) 8981 2934 Tel: (08) 8982 0000 Fax: (08) 8982 1765
Email: bealesbedfish@aapt.net.au Email: citygardens@ozemail.com.au Email: hotel@crowneplazadarwin.com.au
Website: www.bealesbedfish.com.au Website: www.citygardensapts.com.au Website: www.crowneplaza.com/cpdarwin

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 (Seasonal rates vary) Seasonal conditions apply 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
4 bed guestroom from $100.00 - $160.00 From $140.00 - $310.00 From $169.00 to $500.00 (Subject to seasonal availability).
5 bed guestroom from $120.00 - $180.00 Room Facilities: Room Facilities:
6 bed lodge room from $120.00 - $200.00 A,C,F,La,P,T,TC,TV A,B,l,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V
Weekly rate: $560.00 Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
Room Facilities: A,F,I,La,LC,P,R,SP,TC,TV CC,IR,PK,Q,TD,U,VH,W CC,DC,E,G,GM,IR,LF,M,TD,U,W,Y,Z,24
Property Facilities:
AT,BS,CC,GM,IR,PK,Q,RR,S,U,VH,W,X,Z N A R I

DARWIN AIRPORT RESORT DARWIN CENTRAL HOTEL FREESPIRIT RESORT DARWIN


  132 Rooms  141 Rooms/Cabins
1 Henry Wrigley Drive 21 Knuckey Street, Darwin NT 0801 901 Stuart Highway, Berrimah NT 0828
BOOKINGS: 1800 600 975 BOOKINGS: 1300 364 263 PO Box 3149 Palmerston NT 0831
Tel: (08) 8920 3333 Tel: (08) 8944 9000 BOOKINGS: 1800 350 888
Fax: (08) 8920 3344 Fax: (08) 8944 9100 Tel: (08) 8935 0888 Fax: (08) 8935 0777
Email: res@darwinairportresort.com.au Email: reservations@darwincentral.com.au Email: frsd@freespiritresorts.com.au
Website: www.darwinairportresort.com.au Website: www.darwincentral.com.au Website: www.freespiritresortdarwin.com.au

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 From $99.00 per night
From $142.00 - $330.00 From $99.00 - $300.00 per room / per night (NB: Many different styles of accommodation)
Room Facilities: Room Facilities: Room Facilities:
A,d,F,lc,P,R,sp,T,TC,TV A,B,d,I,lc,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V A,C,D,F,P,R,sp,T,TC,TV
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
AT,CC,D,DC,E,G,GM,IR,M,PK,Q,TD,U,W,Z,24 CC,D,DC,E,G,IR,LF,M,PK,S,TD,U,W,Y,24 CC,D,E,G,IR,K,M,N,PK,S,TD,U,W

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ACCOMMODATION IN DARWIN

HIDDEN VALLEY TOURIST PARK HIWAY INN MOTEL DARWIN HOLIDAY INN DARWIN

 20 cabins 430 Stuart Highway,  183 Rooms


25 Hidden Valley Rd Berrimah NT 0828 Winnellie NT 0820 122 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800
BOOKINGS: 1300 727 937 Tel: (08) 8947 0979 Reservations 13 83 88
Tel: (08) 8947 1422 Fax: (08) 8947 1420 Fax: (08) 8947 0606 Tel: (08) 8943 3600 Fax: (08) 8981 5701
Email: hiddenvalley@freespiritresorts.com.au Email: hiwayinn@bigpond.com.au Email: hotel@holidayinndarwin.com.au
Website: www.hiddenvalleytouristpark.com.au Website: www.holidayinn.com/darwin

Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
From $95.00 From $75.00 to $110.00 From $149.00 - $400.00
Room Facilities: (Subject to seasonal availability). (Subject to seasonal availability).
A,C,F,LC,P,R,TC,TV Room Facilities: Room Facilities:
Property Facilities: A,b,l,TC,TV,V A,B,I,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V
CC,G,IR,K,N,Q,TD,U,W Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
G,IR,K,M,PK,Q,TD,W,24 CC,DC,E,G,IR,LF,M,PK,TD,U,W,Y,Z,24
C D F J Wireless Broadband available To selected rooms
R

HOLIDAY INN ESPLANADE DARWIN HOWARD SPRINGS HOLIDAY PARK MEDITERRANEAN ALL SUITE HOTEL
 197 Rooms  30 Cabins 
The Esplanade, 170 Whitewood Road 81 Cavenagh Street Darwin NT 0800
Darwin NT 0800 Howard Springs NT 0835 PO Box 4025 Darwin NT 0801
Reservations 13 83 88 FREECALL 1800 831 169 FREECALL1800 357 760
Tel: (08) 8980 0800 Fax: (08) 8980 0888 Tel: (08) 8983 1169 Fax: (08) 8983 2487 Tel: (08) 8981 7771 Fax: (08) 8981 7760
Email: hotel@holidayinnesplanadedarwin.com.au Email: reservations@big4howardsprings.com.au Email: reservations@mediterraneanhotel.com.au
Website: www.holidayinn.com/hidarwin Website: www.big4howardsprings.com.au Website: www.mediterraneanhotel.com.au

Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
$159.00 - $420.00 (Subject to seasonal availability) 10 Budget Rooms from $45.00 per night From $125.00 - $400.00
Room Facilities: Cabins from $110.00 per night Room Facilities: A,C,D,F,I,La,P,R,sp,T,TC,TV,V
A,B,I,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V Room Facilities: A,C,d,f,la,P,r,TC,TV Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: CC,D,DC,E,G,GM,IR,LF,PK,S,TD,U,W,Y,Z
CC,DC,E,G,GM,IR,LF,M,PK,TD,U,W,X,Y,24 CC,D,G,GM,IR,K,N,PK,Q,RR,TD,U,W,X,Z Reception hours: 7.00am to 11.00pm

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MANTRA ON THE ESPLANADE PALMS CITY RESORT POINCIANA INN


 203 Rooms  39 Villas / 50 Motel Rooms  51 Rooms
88 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800 64 The Esplanade Darwin NT 0800 Corner Mitchell and McLachlan Streets
Tel: (08) 8943 4333 Tel: (08) 8982 9200 Darwin NT 0800
Fax: (08) 8943 4388 Fax: (08) 8981 9575 Tel: (08) 8981 8111 Fax: (08) 8941 2440
Email: pandanas.reservations@savillehotelgroup.com Email: reservations@citypalms.com Email: reservations@poincianainn.com.au
Website: www.savillehotelgroup.com Website: www.citypalms.com Website: www.poincianainn.com.au

Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
From $215.00 - $995.00 From $140.00 - $265.00 From $119.00 - $149.00
Room Facilities: Room Facilities: Room Facilities:A,b,I,P,R,T,TC,TV,V
A,B,c,d,I,la,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V + Wireless Broadband A,b,c,d,F,la,lc,P,R,sp,T,TC,TV,V Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: CC,DC,E,G,IR,LF,M,PK,TD,U,W,Z,24
CC,D,DC,E,IR,LF,M,PK,S,TD,U,VH,W,X,Y,Z,24 CC,D,DC,G,IR,M,PK,TD,U,W,24

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QUEST DARWIN QUALITY FRONTIER HOTEL DARWIN SHADY GLEN TOURIST PARK
   34 Cabins / 12 Budget Rooms
55 Cavenagh Street 3 Buffalo Court, Corner Stuart Highway and Farrell Crescent
Darwin NT 0800 DARWIN NT 0801 Winnellie NT 0822
Tel: (08) 8982 3100 Tel: (08) 8981 5333 BOOKINGS: 1800 662 253
Fax: (08) 8982 3199 Fax: (08) 8941 0909 Tel: (08) 8984 3330 Fax: (08) 8984 3827
Email: questdarwin@questapartments.com.au Email: reservations@frontierdarwin.com.au Email: contact@shadyglen.com.au
Website: www.questdarwin.com.au Website: www.frontierdarwin.com.au Website: www.shadyglen.com.au

Room rates: Room rates:


Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 From $69.00 - $220.00
1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 From $135.00 - $420.00 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 From $90.00 - $250.00
Room Facilities: Room Facilities:
Room Facilities: A,B,c,f,I,lc,mb,P,R,T,TC,TV,V A,C,D,F,Lc,P,R,TC,TV
A,b,c,d,F,La,lc,P,R,T,TC,TV Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
CC,DC,E,G,IR,LF,M,PK,Q,S,TD,U,W,Y,Z,24 CC,G,D,IR,K,L,N,PK,Q,S,TD,U,W,Z
BS,CC,D,DC,G,IR,LF,M,PK,Q,S,TD,U,VH,W

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SKYCITY DARWIN HOTEL CASINO TRAVELODGE MIRAMBEENA RESORT DARWIN TUMBLING WATERS HOLIDAY PARK
 117 Rooms
 225 Rooms  10 Cabins / 8 x Two bedroom villas
Gilruth Avenue, Mindil Beach Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs NT 0837
64 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800 BOOKINGS: (08) 8988 6255
Darwin NT 0800
FREECALL 1800 891 118 Tel: (08) 8988 6255
BOOKINGS: 1300 886 886
Tel: (08) 8943 8888 Fax: (08) 8943 8999 Fax: (08) 8988 6222
Tel: (08) 8946 0111 Fax: (08) 8981 5116
Email: reservations@skycitydarwin.com.au Email: tumblingwaters@bigpond.com.au
Email: tmrd@travelodge.com.au
Website: www.skycitydarwin.com.au Website: www.tumblingwatersholidaypark.com.au
Website: www.travelodge.com.au

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 from $177.00 - $1120.00 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 from $225.00 - $390.00 Two Bedroom Villas $110.00 Cabins $65.00
Room Facilities: Room Facilities: Powered sites $22.00 Camping sites $18.00
A,B,D,i,La,MB,P,R,SP,T,TC,TV,V A,d,f,I,lc,MB,P,R,T,TC,TV,V Room Facilities: A,c,F,LC,p,R,TC,TV
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: Property Facilities: CC,G,K,L,N,Q,RR,TD,W
CC,D,DC,E,G,GM,IR,LF,M,O,PK,S,TD,U,VH,W,X,Y,Z,24 BS,CC,D,DC,E,G,GM,LF,M,PK,Q,S,TD,U,W,X,Y,Z,24 + deckchair cinema /croc feeding / fishing / walking tracks

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VALUE INN
 93 Rooms
50 Mitchell Street
Mantra Pandanas Opening April 2008
Darwin NT 0801
Tel: (08) 8981 4733 Bringing a new level of sophistication to the heart of Darwin.
Fax: (08) 8981 4730 Mantra Pandanas combines sophisticated city chic with a
Email: reservations@valueinn.com.au
Website: www.valueinn.com.au tranquil tropical edge, offering spacious apartment-style
accommodation with luxurious hotel services.
Rising twenty eight levels in the heart of Darwins CBD,
Mantra Pandanas offers spectacular city and water views and
a full menu of hotel services including restaurant, day spa,
daily housekeeping, concierge and room service.

Swim in the pool, relax in the spa, work out in the gym or just
share an unforgettable sunset with a friend. Comprising
336 hotel rooms, studio, one and two bedroom apartments
Room rates:
1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 from $85.00 - $115.00 Mantra Pandanas offers the ultimate Territory escape.
Room Facilities:
A,d,P,R,TC,TV FOR PRE-OPENING ENQUIRIES AND RESERVATIONS
Property Facilities:
CC,D,G,LF,IR,K,PK,S,TD,W,Z,24 Telephone: (08) 8943 4333
C Email: pandanas.reservations@savillehotelgroup.com

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ACCOMMODATION/ATTRACTIONS

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE


SAILING ON DARWIN HARBOUR

Indulge in a Chef
prepared seafood and
BBQ banquet featuring
a seasonal selection
of fresh wild caught
Territory seafood, steaks
and salads while
enjoying the sunset and
views of Darwin Harbour.
BYO and Licensed.

www.magnt.nt.gov.au
Conacher Street Fannie Bay NT
Phone 08 8999 8264
Weekdays 9:00am–5:00pm
Weekends 10:00am–5:00pm
admission free
CA P E A D I E U
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
www.capeadieu.com.au

8942 2011

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TOURING IN THE TOP END

Darwin on Sale - Top End Winter Escape


5 to 7 Nights From $799* Per Person
INCLUDES
O Your Choice Accommodation 3 Star - 4 Star - 5 Star O Litchfield Waterfalls Day Tour
O 1.5 Hour Yellow Water Cruise O Darwin City Explorer Tour O Kakadu Day Safari
O Jumping Crocodile Cruise O Katherine Gorge Day Tour O Tropical Sunset Cruise Aerial - D
arwin
O Deckchair Cinema Ticket O 3 Delightful Dinners
Adult Child
5 Nights / The Cavenagh 799.00 399.00
6 Nights / Mirambeena Resort 919.00 399.00
6 Nights / Holiday Inn Esplanade 1059.00 399.00
7 Nights / Palm City Resort 999.00 N/A
7 Nights / The Cavenagh 999.00 339.00
Deckchair Cinema - Darwin

Tropical Getaway - DARWIN


4 or 5 Nights From $449* Per Person
INCLUDES
O Your Choice Accommodation 3 Star - 4 Star - 5 Star O Litchfield Waterfalls Day Tour
Wangi Fa O Kakadu Day Safari O Free Deckchair Cinema Ticket
lls - Litchfie
ld
Adult Child
4 Nights / The Cavenagh 499.00 198.00
4 Nights / Holiday Inn Esplanade 649.00 198.00
4 Nights / Crowne Plaza Darwin 739.00 198.00
5 Nights / The Cavenagh 599.00 198.00
5 Nights / Palm City Resort 649.00 N/A
5 Nights / Holiday Inn Esplanade 799.00 198.00
Ubirr - Kakadu

For bookings or more information


PLEASE CALL

1300 657 045


* Check the web for extra hotels and peak season surcharges
Above prices valid for travel in April or May 2008,
other dates and prices available online...
www.TopEndEscapes.com.au

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Touring in the Top End
Whether you are planning on visiting Darwin for just a day or two, or perhaps making
Darwin your base for a longer visit, the range of tours, charters and cruises available
has something to appeal to all. For those visiting Darwin for just a short stay, there is
much to see within the city itself - some local attractions well worth a visit are shown
on pages 8-13 of the guide.

For visitors planning on spending more time in the region, the following section of the
guide lists a wide range of touring options. For example, on a half day tour from Darwin,
witness the famous jumping crocodiles aboard an Adelaide River cruise, or perhaps join
a tour to the award-winning Territory Wildlife Park and see native wildlife at close range.

Tours range from a full day visiting the attractions at Litchfield National Park, to up to
five or more days spent exploring the remote regions of Arnhem Land on a 4WD
camping safari - the choice is yours. A comprehensive listing of organised tours to the
Top End’s most popular attractions, including World Heritage listed Kakadu National
Park, Litchfield National Park, and Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) , is featured
in this section of the Holiday Guide.

Up here for the fishing...or perhaps hunting?


Whether it be bluewater, reef or estuary fishing, the Top End offers the lot for those on
organised fishing tours, or for those visitors who prefer to do it independently.
There are, however, some restrictions and regulations - check with your local Regional
Tourist Association or contact the Northern Territory Department of Fisheries for
further information.

Pages 32-34 of this guide show examples of fishing tours and charters in the Top End.
For further information on fishing tours or availability of accommodation in the region,
contact Tourism Top End on 1300 138 886 (email: info@tourismtopend.com.au) or
the Katherine Visitor Information Centre on 1800 653 142
(email: information@ktc.nt.gov.au)

Sporting shooters are also welcome at certain times of the year to join organised pig,
buffalo and other wild game hunts. To obtain further information on hunting safaris
please contact the Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett Street, Darwin
Tel: 1300 138 886 or (08) 8980 6000 Fax: (08) 8981 0653
or email: info@tourismtopend.com.au

For regulations pertaining to firearms, contact the NT Police: Tel (08) 8922 3344.
Please remember, it is important to note that it is strictly illegal to enter private
property, including cattle stations, without having obtained prior permission to do so.

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CRUISES AND CHARTERS

HISTORIC PEARL LUGGER CRUISES AUSTRALIAN HARBOUR CRUISES


Tour Code: SCLS Tel: (08) 8941 4000 Fax: (08) 8942 3773 Email: info@starchaser.com.au
Duration: 3 hours Enjoy a magnificent Darwin sunset aboard this beautifully restored classic pearling lugger 'ANNIKI'. Step back in time as
Cost: Adult $55 Child $44 (1-15 years) you browse the memorabilia and photos of a bygone era. Cruise includes champagne and gourmet antipasto platters at
Departs: 4.40pm Cullen Bay Marina sunset and a taste of exotic pearl shell meat. Website: www.australianharbourcruises.com.au

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE CAPE ADIEU HARBOUR CRUISES


Tel: 0439 893 939 Fax: (08) 8942 1312 Email: capeadieu@optusnet.com.au Website: www.capeadieu.com.au
Tour Code: N/A Step aboard motor sailing ketch 'Cape Adieu', for the ultimate cruising and seated dining experience. Our chef-prepared banquet includes scotch
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes fillet steaks, Coffin Bay oysters, local wild-caught prawns, smoked Spanish mackerel, gourmet chipolatas, fresh fish selection (snapper/ red
Cost: Adult $85 Pensioner $75 Child (4-12yrs) $45 emperor / Spanish mackerel /jewfish / barramundi - type depends on availability). Salads and fresh breads complement your dining.
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf (behind the Eateries) Dessert, tea and coffee conclude the banquet. Cape Adieu is fully licensed or guests may BYO. Ice, eskies and glassware are provided.
Boarding 5pm Departure 5.20pm Disembark 8pm Bookings essential Special Dietary requirements catered for on booking.

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISES


Tour Code: DCCDC Tel: (08) 8942 3131 Fax: (08) 8942 2002 Email: info@darwinharbourcruises.com.au
Duration: 3 hours A unique dining experience aboard the 'Alfred Nobel' includes, a four course seated meal of a duo of dips with chargrilled pita,
followed by a chilled seafood platter of freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters and local tiger prawns. We then fire up our BBQ and
Cost: Adult $90.00 Child $59.00
serve wild-caught barramundi fillets, gourmet chicken and beef skewers with freshly baked bread and a choice of garden salads,
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf
concluding the meal with a light dessert platter to share. Web: www.darwinharbourcruises.com.au

TASTES OF THE TERRITORY DARWIN HARBOUR CRUISES


SUNSET CRUISE Tel: (08) 8942 3131 Fax: (08) 8942 2002 Email: info@darwinharbourcruises.com.au
Tour Code: DCCEC Duration: 21⁄2 hours The Tumlaren is a beautifully presented sailing schooner. This 21⁄2 hr relaxing sunset cruise aboard 'Tumlaren' includes complimentary
Cost: Adult $60.00 Child $39.00 sparkling wine at sunset and a delicious tasting plate of Territory-style food including smoked kangaroo with bush tomato relish, semi-
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf dried tomatoes, Australian olives and a variety of cheeses. Our experienced crew share interesting and informative commentary on the
sites and rich history of Darwin Harbour, Cyclone Tracey and WWII. Web: www.darwinharbourcruises.com.au

SUNSET SAILING CRUISE SAILING ADVENTURES NT


Tour Code: Sant1 Tel: 0408 795 567 Email: info@sailnt.com.au
Duration: 3 hours Daymirri is a modern sailing catamaran, spacious, very stable and comfortable. With only 12 passengers there is ample
Cost: $65.00 per person room with just the conversation of your fellow passsengers and the wind in the sails as you enjoy a Darwin Harbour
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf Sunset Sail. Our private charter options are great value. Website: www.sailnt.com.au

SPIRIT OF DARWIN SPIRIT OF DARWIN


HARBOUR CRUISES Tel: (08) 8981 3711 Fax: (08) 8941 8149
Tour Code: Half Day tours Cruise the beautiful Darwin Harbour aboard the majestic Spirit of Darwin Cruiser. Enjoy the airconditioned comfort of the
Duration: 2 hours
lower deck or the cool sea breezes upstairs with informative, entertaining commentary. Experience a trip through the
Cost: Adults $38.00 Pensioners $34.00 Child $18.00
Departs: 1.40pm and 5.40pm daily. Cullen Bay Marina 7 metre lock. Fully licensed and user friendly. Website: www.spiritofdarwin.net

SPIRIT OF DARWIN SPIRIT OF DARWIN


HARBOUR CRUISE CHARTERS Tel: (08) 8981 3711 Fax: (08) 8941 8149 Website: www.spiritofdarwin.net
Tour Code: NA Cruise the beautiful Darwin Harbour aboard the majestic Spirit of Darwin Cruiser. Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the
Duration: 31⁄ 2 hours lower deck or the cool sea breeze upstairs. Full power facilities plus catering and entertainment arrangements.
Cost: On application Breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises to suit your needs. Fully licensed and user friendly.
Departs: Times to suit - from 9.00am to 6.30pm

STREETER PEARL LUGGER STREETER PEARL LUGGER CRUISES


SUNSET CRUISES Tel: 0427 522 424 (Pepe) or 0423 522 423 (Mark) Email: streeter@ozemail.com.au
Tour Code: N/A Enjoy the ambience and romance of sailing into the sunset on board the immaculately restored 65 foot pearling lugger
Duration: 23⁄4 hours 'STREETER' - winner of the prestigious 'Ship's Bell Award' in Sydney 2002. Complimentary platter of nibbles and champagne
Cost: Adult $65.00
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf 5.30pm returns at 8.15pm. at sunset. Fully licensed - card facilities available. Bookings are essential.

SEEKING...DOLPHINS AT SUNSET MANGROVE ROUTE


Tour Code: DAS Tel: (08) 8942 3995 Fax: (08) 8942 3670 email: info@mangroveroute.com.au
Duration: 2 hours Indulge your senses. Feel the warm wind in your face as you unwind, relax and enjoy. Participate in dolphin research, be
Costs: $75.00 Adult Child $50.00 (3-15 years) part of a tropical sunset over the Arafura Sea, sip champagne, and experience the sights and sounds of night fish feeding.
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf (adjacent to Jetty Restaurant) Know the ideal ending to a perfect tropical day on this sunset tour with a difference. Website: www.mangroveroute.com
5.30pm Daily May to September

Darwin Harbour sunset cruises?


For further information and an online booking service for all leisure cruises and charters
on Darwin Harbour and beyond, log on to our website
www.tourismtopend.com.au
or call in to the Visitor Information Centre, corner of Bennett Street and Smith Street in the city,
and have a chat to one of our friendly consultants.

WALKING AND CYCLING TOURS

DISCOVER DARWIN DARWIN WALKING AND BICYCLE TOURS


Tour Code: DWT Tel: (08) 8942 1022 Email: info@darwinwalkingtours.com Website: www.darwinwalkingtours.com
Duration: 2 hours Enjoy a leisurely heritage walk around Darwin city. See historic buildings and architecture, monuments to past pioneers and
Cost: Adult $25.00 Child $15.00 WWII, as well as lush tropical parks and gardens. Your local guide provides a revealing commentary about Darwin's unique
Departs: 9.00am and 3.30pm from Bar Espresso history, Aboriginal culture and involvement in WW II. Get a local's insight with the best introduction and orientation of
at Ducks Nuts, Mitchell Street Darwin city at a relaxed pace.

EXPLORE DARWIN DARWIN WALKING AND BICYCLE TOURS


Tour Code: DBT Tel: (08) 8942 1022 Email: info@darwinbicycletours.com Website: www.darwinbicycletours.com
Duration: 3 hours Enjoy a relaxed and fun adventure exploring Darwin's parks and beaches on a bicycle. Highlights include Mindil Beach, East
Cost: Adult $40.00 Child $30.00 Point Reserve, Botanic Gardens and more. You will leisurely cycle Darwin's extensive bicycle tracks with spectacular coastal
Departs: 3.00pm from Bar Espresso views of Fannie Bay. Your local guide provides commentary covering Darwin's colourful history, Aboriginal Culture and native
at Ducks Nuts, Mitchell Street plants. A brilliant experience and a wonderful way to explore Darwin's parks and beaches.

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HALF DAY AND FULL DAY TOURS FROM DARWIN

1 DAY LITCHFIELD WATERFALLS TOUR AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AL1 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Spend a full day in Litchfield National Park, relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Visit Wangi, Tolmer and Florence Falls along
Cost: Adult $117.00 Child $59.00 with the magnetic termite mounds and Batchelor Township.
Departs: Darwin - daily 7.00am Website: www.darwindaytours.com.au
Note: Tour may run in large coach format

1 DAY KATHERINE GORGE & EDITH FALLS TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS
Tour Code: D11 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Leaving Darwin we make a short stop at Adelaide River Inn, continue to Edith Falls where there is time for a swim. After lunch
Cost: Adult $178.00 Child $89.00 join a 2 hour cruise through Katherine Gorge. Return to Darwin via Pine Creek and Adelaide River where you may like to sample
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily the famous ‘Barra and Chips’. (own expense). * Lunch included Website: www.aatkings.com

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK WATERFALLS TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: D5 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Travel south from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. We make the rocky climb into the tabletop range and view Florence and
Cost: Adult $117.00 Child $59.00 Tolmer Falls. Continue to Wangi Falls where there is time to swim and relax. Take a monsoon foret andopen woodland walk.
Departs Darwin: 7.30am daily * Lunch included. Website: www.aatkings.com

1 DAY KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: D4 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Travel across Adelaide River and the Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Stop at Nourlangie Rock to view Aboriginal rock
Cost: Adult $189.00 Child $95.00 art. After lunch join the famous Yellow Water Billabong Cruise and search for crocodiles and wetland birds. Visit the Warradjan
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily Cultural Centre before returning to Darwin. * Lunch included Website: www.aatkings.com

1 DAY KAKADU AND SCENIC FLIGHT TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: D16 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Visit Nourlangie Rock and view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch join a cruise on
Cost: Adult $374.00 Child $243.00 the famous Yellow Water Billabong. We then travel to Cooinda and join a one hour scenic flight over the Arnhem Land escarp-
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily ment and wetlands before landing at Jabiru Airport and returning to Darwin. (From late December to early May we fly over
Jim Jim and Twin Falls). Website: www.aatkings.com

1 DAY KAKADU, NOURLANGIE AND YELLOW WATER APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING
Tour Code: D31+L 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Travel to World Heritage listedKakadu National Park. Explore Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and cruise picturesque
Cost: Adult $190.00 Child $95.00 Yellow Water. Take a guided walk through Nourlangie Art Site and, on return to Darwin, enjoy a glass of wine and the
Departs: Daily magnificent views at Window on the Wetlands. *Buffet lunch included. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
Scenic flight option also available. (Tour Code: D31+LF Adult $385 Child $251)

1 DAY KAKADU, UBIRR ART SITE APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING


AND GULUYAMBI CRUISE 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Tour Code: D30+L Exclusive tour to APT! Experience the amazing rock art at Ubirr Art Site and marvel at the views over the floodplain.
Duration: 1 Day With your Aboriginal Guide, learn about ancient Aboriginal culture as you cruise the East Alligator River. Enroute back to
Cost: Adult $190.00 Child $95.00 Darwin enjoy a glass of wine at Window on the Wetlands. *Picnic lunch included. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
Departs: Daily (May to November)

1 DAY KATHERINE GORGE CRUISE APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING


AND EDITH FALLS TOUR 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Tour Code: D23+L Travel south and wander through the Adelaide River War Memorial. Visit Nitmiluk Visitor Centre then join a 2 hour guided
Duration: 1 Day cruise on Katherine Gorge. Enjoy a refreshing swim at Edith Falls. Enroute to Darwin, stop at Adelaide River Inn where you
Cost: Adult $185.00 Child $93.00 may sample the famous 'barra and chips' (own expense). *Lunch included. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
Departs: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

1 DAY LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TOUR APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING


Tour Code: D22 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Travel in style to explore a full day in Litchfield National Park! Stop to photograph the amazing Magnetic Termite Mounds.
Cost: Adult $99.00 Child $50.00 Admire pristine Florence Falls and spectacular Tolmer Falls. Take a swim and relax at the crystal rock pool at Wangi, or walk to
Departs: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday the top of the falls. Website: www.aptouring.com.au

AFTERNOON CITY TOUR (with harbour cruise option Apr-Nov) DARWIN DAY TOURS
Tour Code: DDT2 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 4 hours (+2 hours for harbour cruise option) The best and most comprehensive city tour available. The perfect introduction to Darwin with your knowledgeable guide
Cost: Adult $59.00 Child $30.00 providing an informative and interesting commentary. Travel in air-conditioned comfort and visit Museum, Botanic Gardens
(Add extra Adult $40.00 Child $18.00 for cruise) and historical sites. Optional extension, enjoy a harbour cruise at sunset. Website: www.darwindaytours.com.au
Departs: Darwin daily at 2.00pm

MORNING TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK TOUR DARWIN DAY TOURS


Tour Code: DDT4 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 6 hours Located approximately 45 minutes from Darwin, this award-winning park is home to the largest collection of Top End wildlife.
Cost: Adult $66.00 Child $33.00 Explore the many exhibits either on foot or by train. Hand feed barramundi and whip rays, enjoy the birds of prey display, walk
Departs: Darwin daily at 7.30am through the aquarium and much, much more. Website: www.darwindaytours.com.au

AFTERNOON JUMPING CROCODILE CRUISE TOUR DARWIN DAY TOURS


Tour Code: DDT7 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 51⁄ 2 hours The Adelaide River is home to over 1600 crocodiles and is the location of the famous Jumping Crocodiles Cruise. You will
Cost: Adult $92.00 Child $46.00 be able to witness these awesome creatures launch themselves bodily out of the water. Visit Fogg Dam and Window on the
Departs: Darwin daily at 12:45pm Wetlands for informative displays and magical wetlands views. Website: www.darwindaytours.com.au

THE MANGROVE ROUTE MANGROVE ROUTE


Tour Code: MRO Duration: 2 hours Tel: (08) 8942 3995 Fax: (08) 8942 3670 email: info@mangroveroute.com.au
Costs: $55.00 Adult Child $40.00 (3-15 years) Get up with the birds for the sunrise, or enjoy a blast after breakfast. Taking in 25 nautical miles on an exhilarating boat ride
Family price by negotiation you will experience the sounds and sights of a city harbour abounding with contemporary interest, drenched in history and
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf (adjacent to Jetty Restaurant) with an unparalleled tropical marine habitat. This interactive tour uses hydrophone and sonar equipment to compliment the
6.30am May to September, 9.30am May to December history, habitat and intrigue that the harbour offers. Website: www.mangroveroute.com

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ONE AND TWO DAY TOURS FROM DARWIN

ONE DAY KAKADU HIGHLIGHTS AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AAH1 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 1 Day This tour is the perfect option for those with limited time. Spend a full day in Kakadu National Park with a knowledgeable
Cost: Adult $179.00 Child $90.00 guide. Visit Ubirr Aboriginal rock art site with spectacular views over the floodplains and join the majestic Yellow Water
Departs: Darwin daily at 6.30am Cruise. Includes lunch, cruise. Website: www.darwindaytours.com.au

TWO DAY LITCHFIELD - Culture, Wildlife and Waterfalls AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AL2C Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 2 Days Embark on an overnight camping safari to Litchfield National Park staying at a PRIVATELY OWNED cattle station. Swim in
Cost : Adult $440.00 Child $352.00 crystal clear waters, enjoy an Aboriginal guided tour, CRUISE on McCreddies Billabong PLUS learn how a cattle station
Departs: Darwin Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday operates. This tour is a perfect combination of what the Top End has to offer. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au
May to November

FAMOUS JUMPING CROCS PLUS GOANNA ECO-TOURS


LITCHFIELD WATERFALLS FREECALL 1800 003 880 Tel: (08) 8927 2781 Fax: (08) 8927 8858 Email: info@goannaecotours.com.au
Tour Code: GET 1 Original and best, small independant family company. Recommended by Lonely Planet/Globetrotters. We love small groups, travelling in
Duration: 1 Day tour - 12 hours deluxe coaster buses going where coaches cannot. Awesome croc cruise with a chance to feed one, a dining room buffet lunch with
Cost : $130.00 per person complimentary champagne. See the best of Litchfield waterfalls with plenty of swimming and walking time. We do suburban pickups and
Departs: Daily all year round at 6.50am (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) drop off at markets if required. Website: www.goannaecotours.com.au

KAKADU DAY SAFARI TOP END ESCAPES


Tour Code: TEE4 FREECALL 1300 736 892 Email: bookings@ntescapes.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Experience Kakadu National Park with this luxury day tour from Darwin, cruising Yellow Water, exploring art sites at Nourlangie
Cost: From $129.00 per person Rock and enjoy the Warradjan Cultural Centre before returning to Darwin in the early evening. Lunch available for purchase.
Departs: Darwin daily at 6.45am Discounts: www.TopEndEscapes.com.au

ONE DAY LITCHFIELD EXPERIENCE TOP END ESCAPES


Tour Code: Litch2 FREECALL 1300 736 892 Email: bookings@ntescapes.com.au
Duration: 1 day Travel south from Darwin to explore Litchfield National Park with its many spring-fed creeks and year-round waterfalls.
Cost: From $49.00 per person This tour takes in Florence, Wangi and Tolmer Falls along with the Window on the Wetlands and the Magnetic Termite mounds.
Departs: Darwin daily at 7.00am Towels are supplied for swimming. Lunch available for purchase. Discounts: www.TopEndEscapes.com.au

ONE DAY KATHERINE EXPLORE TOP END ESCAPES


Tour Code: TEE11 FREECALL 1300 736 892 Email: bookings@ntescapes.com.au
Duration: 1 day Explore Nitmiluk National Park with this luxury day tour from Darwin pausing at Adelaide River Inn prior to a swim at Edith
Cost: From $129.00 per person Falls - a short walk. Lunch available for purchase before we join a two hour cruise on the Katherine Gorge. Return to Darwin
Departs: Darwin daily at 6.45am via the historic town of Pine Creek. Discounts: www.TopEndEscapes.com.au

TURTLE TRACKS MANGROVE ROUTE


Tour Code: TTR Tel: (08) 8942 3995 Fax: (08) 8942 3670 email: info@mangroveroute.com.au
Duration: 71⁄2 hours Feel on top of the world as you blow the cobwebs away on this 90 nautical mile odyssey of a lifetime through the Arafura Sea. Enjoy
Costs: $175.00 Adult Child $150.00 (3-15 years) vistas of remote beaches and mangrove waterways on your way to turtle habitats and feeding grounds. See the difference between a turtle
Departs: Stokes Hill Wharf (adjacent to Jetty Restaurant) track and a croc track as you walk the bare sand and experience the solitude of a timeless land. Enjoy lunch and a swim at the unique Crab
6.30am May to October, Mondays only Claw Resort before enjoying the panorama of the weathered coastline on the way back to Darwin. Website: www.mangroveroute.com

ONE DAY TIWI ISLAND TOUR TIWI TOURS


Aboriginal cultural experience Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Tour Code: TIB1 Duration: 1 Day Fall in love with the Tiwi Islanders on a unique full day Tiwi Island tour. Your Aboriginal guide will take you around the modern
Cost: Adult $379.00 Child $277.00 (incl. return flight) day Aboriginal community. See arts and crafts as well as traditional dances and ceremonies. Travel on an award-winning tour
Departs: Mon-Fri / Mar-Nov. 7.30am at Australasian Jet Terminal. you will never forget. Website: www.tiwitours.com.au
Note: Passengers must make their own way to the Terminal.

BILLABONG BIRDWATCHING & ART GALLERY TOURS UNIQUE INDIGENOUS LAND TOURS
Tour Code: UIBB2 Tel: (08) 8941 7944 Email: sandrine@uniqueindigtours.com.au Website: www.uniqueindigtours.com.au
Duration: Full Day Wetlands, wildlife and aboriginal art and craft are viewed on this full day tour. Visiting Fogg Dam Conservation Area, we encounter the most
Cost: Adult $149.10 amazing birdlife, fauna and flora in this pristine eco-system. Your aboriginal guide will explain the uses of traditional plants and bush foods.
Child (under 15 years) $100.80 We then proceed to Window on the Wetlands Interpretive Centre before heading off to one of the Top End's hidden, picturesque billabongs.
We will visit Aboriginal art galleries to view paintings, carvings and crafts by Aboriginal artists from communities across the Top End.
Departs: Darwin daily at 8.15am Then a visit to Howard Springs Nature Reserve to view huge barramundi and freshwater turtles. A succulent lunch is provided at a rural café.

EXPERIENCE DARWIN'S TRADITIONAL BUSHFOODS UNIQUE INDIGENOUS LAND TOURS


Tour Code: UIBF Duration: Full day Tel: (08) 8941 7944 Email: sandrine@uniqueindigtours.com.au Website: www.uniqueindigtours.com.au
Cost : Adult $155.00 per person On this unique one day adventure you will gather traditional bushfoods, learn about traditional aboriginal medicines and try your hand at spear
throwing and your luck at baiting a mud crab or hooking an elusive barramundi. Unique Indigenous Tours operates tours which express both an
Child (under 15 years) $108.50 aboriginal and non-aboriginal perspective of the land of the Top End. Picked up from your accommodation we proceed to an area at the mouth of the
Departs: Darwin at 8.15am Howard River exclusive to Unique Indigenous Tours where, cooked over a campfire, you will sample the foods aboriginal people have been
Wednesday/Saturday (April-November) hunting and gathering for thousands of years (including the much sought-after mangrove worm!) Barbeque lunch is provided.

2 DAY KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: DK40L 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 2 Days This two day tour features the best of Kakadu National Park: view rock art at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr, cruise on Yellow
Cost: Adult from $430.00 Child from $344.00 Water Billabong and East Alligator River, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and take an optional scenic flight over the
Single Supplement from $65.00 Arnhem Land escarpment. Accommodation - Gagudju Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu Resort or Lodge.
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily Website: www.aatkings.com

2 DAY KAKADU AND ARNHEM LAND TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: DK50 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 2 Days This special two day tour features the famous Yellow Water Billabong cruise, Nourlangie Rock, and an Aboriginal Cultural
Cost: Adult from $520.00 Child from $416.00 Centre. Travelling by 4WD into Arnhem Land on day 2, to visit the ancient rock art sites. Return to Darwin by evening with a
Single Supplement from $65.00 greater understanding of the relationship between the Aboriginal people and their land.
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily (1 May-31 October 2008) Accommodation - Gagudju Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu Resort or Lodge. Website: www.aatkings.com

2 DAY KAKADU 4WD SAFARI SACRED EARTH SAFARIS


Tour Code: SES2K Tel: (08) 8981 8420 Fax: (08) 8981 8420 Email: info@sacredearthsafaris.com.au
Duration: 2 Days See the highlights of Kakadu in comfort and in style on a luxury 4WD safari with a maximum of 6 passengers. With experienced
Cost: $565.00 per person twin share local guides and great food, this tour is accommodated in bush bungalows and includes the Yellow Water cruise.
Single supplement $60.00 Website: www.sacredearthsafaris.com.au
Departs: Darwin, Sundays and Wednesdays year round

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TWO AND THREE DAY TOURS FROM DARWIN

2 DAY LITCHFIELD/KATHERINE/MATARANKA TRAVEL NORTH


Tour Code: 54D4T 1800 089 103 Tel: (08) 8971 9999 Fax: (08) 8972 3989 Email: info@travelnorth.com.au
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night Depart Darwin approx. 6.30am. Experience a full day tour to Litchfield National Park, then onto Katherine stopping at Adelaide River.
Cost: $389.00- $425.00 per person twin share Day 2 depart Katherine 8.00am for Mataranka Thermal Pools, return to Katherine and enjoy a leisurely 2 hour cruise on Nitmiluk
Departs: June/July/August - Daily (Katherine) Gorge. Depart Katherine at 6.10pm for your express trip back to Darwin. Website: www.travelnorth.com.au
November to April - Mon May/Sept/Oct - Mon,Wed,Fri

2 DAY KAKADU ART SITES AND WILDLIFE TOUR APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING
Tour Code: KKU2 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 2 Days Travel to Kakadu National Park over two great days. Visit Nourlangie and Ubirr Aboriginal rock art sites. Cruise Yellow Water
Cost: Adult from $435.00 Child from $348.00 billabong and enjoy a cruise on the East Alligator River with Aboriginal guides. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and
Single traveller from $500.00 the Bowali Visitor Centre. Enjoy a glass of wine at Window on the Wetlands. *Lunches included.
Departs: Daily Choice of accommodation - ask for details. Website: www.aptouring.com.au

2 DAY KAKADU ART SITES AND ARNHEM LAND APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING
Tour Code: KYA2 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 2 Days Relax on the famous Yellow Water Cruise. Take a guided walk through the art sites of Nourlangie. Experience Arnhem Land
Cost: Adult from $545.00 Child from $436.00 by 4WD to learn about Aboriginal culture and view unique rock paintings. Enjoy a glass of wine with our compliments at
Single traveller from $610.00 Window on the Wetlands. Choice of accommodation - fare on request. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
Departs: Daily (May-November)

2 DAY KAKADU HIGHLIGHTS AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AAH2T / AAH2B / AAH2M Tel: 1300 721 365 Fax: 1300 721 405 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 2 Days Experienced, knowledgeable guides will ensure that you gain an appreciation of this World Heritage Park. Visit ancient
Cost: Adult from $365.00 Child $292.00 Aboriginal rock art sites, join the majestic Yellow Water billabong cruise and visit secluded Barramundi Gorge to walk and
Departs: Daily 6.30 am all year swim. Three accommodation options - tented and motel. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

2 DAY KAKADU SAFARI CONNECTIONS SAFARIS


Tour Code: SK2 Duration: 2 Days
Cost: From $420.00 per person twin share FREECALL 1800 077 251 Fax: (02) 8252 5399 Email: info@connections.travel
Departs: Tue,Thurs,Sat and Sun (May - Nov 2008) A two day tour taking in the highlights of Kakadu in a small group. The pace is relaxed, our guides are excellent and the food
Tue,Thurs, Sat (December 2008 - April 2009) is great. Camping, budget or hotel accommodation available. Children's rates available. Maximum 20 passengers.
No tours depart or travel over Christmas Day/New Year’s Eve Website: www.connections.travel

2 DAY TIWI ISLAND CULTURAL AND WILDLIFE TIWI TOURS


Tour Code: TIB2C Phone: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 2 days
Cost: $669.00 including return flights Experience the unique opportunity to visit a modern day Aboriginal community to learn about their culture. Witness traditional
Departs: Tuesday only from May to October dances, ceremonies and try some of the local bush tucker. Camping overnight in a remote location, your Aboriginal guide will
make you fall in love with this place and the people. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

2 DAY LITCHFIELD'S HIDDEN SECRETS ODYSSEY TOURS AND SAFARIS


TENTED SAFARI FREECALL 1800 891 190 Tel: (08) 8984 4317 Fax: (08) 8984 4857 Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Tour Code: 2RRC Small group touring with a maximum 12 persons. Explore Litchfield's hidden secrets and Surprise Falls. We have our own
Duration: 2 Days remote safari camp where your camp host will cater to all your needs, from delicious camp oven dinners to a hearty bush
Cost: Adult $690.00 Child $550 breakfast. Website: www.odysaf.com.au
Departs: Tue,Fri,Sun (April-November 2008)

2 DAY 4WD KAKADU SAFARI ADVENTURE TOURS AUSTRALIA


Tour Code: NTK2 FREECALL 1300 654 604 Tel: (08) 8132 8230 Fax: (08) 8132 1375 E: reservations@adventuretours.com.au
Duration: 2 Days Short on time? See the best of Kakadu on this overnight adventure staying in top quality, permanent campsites. Highlights
Cost: Adult $350 (Apr-Nov) Adult $325 (Dec-Mar) (Tour not suitable for children) include a wildlife cruise, the Bowali Visitor Centre, Ubirr and a day exploring Jim Jim and Twin Falls. (Seasonal).
Departs: Darwin April-June: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday Website: www.adventuretours.com.au
July-November: Daily December-March: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

2 DAY KATHERINE AND MATARANKA AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: DG40 Duration: 2 Days 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Cost: Adult from $448 Child from $358 We travel south to Adelaide River. Stop at Edith Falls then continue to Katherine Gorge where you will join a two hour cruise.
Single Supplement from $67 Day 2 travel to Mataranka Homestead, a replica of the Elsey Homestead used in the filming of 'We of the Never Never'.
Departs Darwin: 6.30am Friday (May) Swim in the famous thermal springs. Accommodation is at the Pine Tree Motel in Katherine.
Fri/Sat/Sun (June,July,August) Fri (September/October) Website: www.aatkings.com

3 DAY KAKADU AND KATHERINE TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: DG42 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Day 1. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile cruise. Continue to Kakadu National Park to view ancient Aboriginal Rock Art at
Cost: Adult from $710 Child from $568 Ubirr. Day 2. Visit Nourlangie Rock along with the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the Yellow Water Billabong
Single Supplement from $127 cruise, travel to Pine Creek. Day 3. Katherine Gorge cruise, swim at Edith Falls before returning to Darwin.
Departs Darwin: 7.30am Tuesday and Saturday (1 May - 31 Oct 2008) Lunch included Day 1 and 2. Website: www.aatkings.com

3 DAY KAKADU AND ARNHEM LAND TOUR AAT KINGS TOURS


Tour Code: DK70 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Day 1.Travel into the heart of Kakadu National Park, view Aboriginal Rock Art, join the Yellow Water Billabong cruise.
Cost: Adult from $660 Child from $528 Day 2. Travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land learn of bush skills and Aboriginal culture. Day 3. Join a cruise on the East Alligator,
Single Supplement from $130 travel to Ubirr before returning to Darwin. Accommodation - Gagudju Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu Resort or Lodge.
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily (1 May - 31 Oct 2008) Website: www.aatkings.com

3 DAY KAKADU AND JIM JIM FALLS ADVENTURE AAT KINGS TOURS
Tour Code: DJ41 1300 556 100 Tel: (08) 8923 6555 Fax: (08) 8923 6556 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Website: www.aatkings.comTravel to Kakadu National Park, 4WD to Jim Jim Falls and board a cruise to Twin Falls. Visit
Cost: Adult from $658 Child from $526 Nourlangie Rock and view Aboriginal Rock Art. Take a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, and the East Alligator
Single Supplement from $130 River, go ashore onto Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre. Accommodation at Gagudju Crocodile Hotel or Kakadu
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily Lodge. Website: www.aatkings.com

3 DAY KAKADU WITH JIM JIM AND TWIN FALLS AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AKJ3 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Travel to Kakadu to experience some of the major icons such as Yellow Water, Ubirr and Jim jim Gorge and join an exclusive
Cost : Adult from $720.00 Child $576.00 Aboriginal guided tour. Travel to Jim Jim and Twin Falls by 4WD. Hotel and tented option available.
Departs: Darwin daily May to October Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

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THREE AND FOUR DAY TOURS FROM DARWIN

3 DAY KAKADU HAWK DREAMING SAFARI AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AAH3C Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com
Duration: 3 Days Experience Kakadu without the crowds or the fences. Two nights stay in an exclusive DELUXE permanent camp on private
Cost : Adult from $995.00 Child $796.00 Aboriginal land. View ancient Aboriginal artwork rarely seen plus see all the main highlights such as Jim Jim Falls, Ubirr and
Single supplement $160.00 Yellow Water. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au
Departs: Darwin Mon, Wed, Fri. (May-October)

3 DAY KAKADU, JIM JIM AND TWIN FALLS TOUR APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING
Tour Code: KJJ3 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Travel to Kakadu National Park, 4WD to Jim Jim Falls and cruise Twin Falls. Take a guided walk of Nourlangie and Ubirr Aboriginal
Cost: Adult from $690.00 Child from $552.00 art sites. Cruise famous Yellow Water and East Alligator River. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Bowali Centre.
Single traveller from $820.00 * Lunches included. Choice of accommodation - fare on request. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
Departs: Daily (May-October)

3 DAY KAKADU AND ARNHEM LAND TOUR APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING
Tour Code: KAU3 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Duration: 3 Days This 3 day tour features a 2 day visit to Kakadu National Park visiting Nourlangie and Ubirr rock art sites. Cruise the famous
Cost: Adult from $745.00 Child from $596.00 Yellow Water billabong and the East Alligator River with Aboriginal guides. 4WD into Arnhem Land and enjoy a glass of wine
Single traveller from $875.00 at Window on the Wetlands enroute to Darwin. Choice of accommodation - fare on request.
Departs: Daily (May-November) Website: www.aptouring.com.au

3 DAY TOP END HIGHLIGHTS APT - AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC TOURING


Tour Code: KNL3 Duration: 3 Days 1800 891 121 Fax: (03) 9277 8477 Email: nt@aptouring.com.au
Cost: Adult from $700.00 Child from $560.00 This great 3 day mini tour features: DAY 1. The famous Jumping Crocodile Cruise, Bowali Visitor Centre and Ubirr Aboriginal
Single traveller from $825.00 rock art site. DAY 2. Visit Nourlangie art site and cruise famous Yellow Water. DAY 3. Cruise Katherine Gorge and enjoy a swim
Departs: Wed. and Sat. (May-October) at Edith Falls. Return to Darwin. Choice of accommodation - fare on request. Website: www.aptouring.com.au
KKN3 Wet Season alternative departs Tue, Thur, Sat, Sun (November-March)

4 DAY KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND, AAT KINGS TOURS


TWIN FALLS AND JIM JIM FALLS 1300 556 100 Tel: (03) 9915 1500 Fax: (03) 9820 4088 Email: darwin.daytours@aatkings.com.au
Tour Code: DJ59 Duration: 4 Days Throughout our four day tour of Kakadu National Park we will experience the Aboriginal culture through visitor centres and art
Cost: Adult from $815 Child from $652 sites. View wildlife while cruising billabongs and rivers. Also included is a 4WD tour into Arnhem Land and Jim Jim and Twin
Single Supplement from $195 Falls. Accommodation is at the Gagudju Crocodile Hotel or Kakadu Lodge. Website: www.aatkings.com
Departs Darwin: 6.30am daily (1 May - 31 Oct 2008)

4 DAY KAKADU COMPLETE AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AK4 Tel: 1300 721 365 Email: res@aussieadventure.com.au
Duration: 4 Days Explore all the major icons of Kakadu National Park with specialist guides. Enjoy a private Aboriginal-guided tour, Yellow Water
Cost : Adult from $1090.00 Child $872.00 cruise, entry into Arnhem Land plus the spectacular grandeur of Jim Jim Gorge.
Departs: Daily, July to October Hotel and tented option available. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

LUXURY 4WD KAKADU and/or ARNHEM LAND BROOKES AUSTRALIA TOURS


LODGE/HOTEL ACCOMMODATED Tel: (08) 08 8948 1306. Fax: (03) 8660 2143. Email: bbrookes@ozemail.com.au
Code: KDD3 Duration: 3 days 2 nights Tour highlights: Guluyambi Aboriginal guided river cruise, Yellow Water cruise. Nanguluwur rock art sites, Ubirr rock art sites,
Cost: from A$1835.00 per person Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre, Bowali Visitor Centre, Maguk waterfall, swimming, Fogg Dam birds, wildlife. Accommodation
Departs: 8.00am Darwin accommodation, is one night at Cooinda Lodge and one night at the Crocodile Hotel. Small group max of just 6 passengers. Guaranteed departure
Monday and Thursday - Year Round (Departs any day with 4 or more) with just 2 passengers. Extensions available to Litchfield and Arnhem Land . Website: www.brookesaustralia.com.au

3 DAY KAKADU KATHERINE SAFARI CONNECTIONS SAFARIS


Tour Code: SKK3 Duration: 3 Days FREECALL 1800 077 251 Fax: (02) 8252 5399 Email: info@connections.travel
Cost: From $675.00 per person twin share Discover the highlights of the Top End visiting Kakadu and Katherine Gorge. This small group tour offers a choice of camping
Departs: Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat (April-June 2008 budget or hotel accommodation. Professional guides. Great food. No rushed pace. Children's rates available.
and Nov-Dec 2008) Website: www.connections.travel
Daily (July-Oct 2008) Tue and Sat (March 2009)

4 DAY KAKADU/KATHERINE/LITCHFIELD SAFARI CONNECTIONS SAFARIS


Tour Code: SKKL4 Duration: 4 Days FREECALL 1800 077 251 Fax: (02) 8252 5399 Email: info@connections.travel
Cost: From $840.00 pp Take a closer look at Kakadu with this 4 day adventure. See National Parks, world heritage areas, go cruisin’ for crocs, see
Departs: Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat (Apr-June 2008
Nov-Dec 2008) Aboriginal culture and much more! This small group tour offers a choice of camping, budget or hotel or accommodation.
Daily (July-Oct 2008) Tue-Sat (March 2009) Professional guides. Great food. Children's rates available. Website: www.connections.travel

3 DAY KAKADU AND ARNHEM LAND EXPERIENCE AUSSIE ADVENTURE - SMALL GROUP TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: AKA3 Tel: 1300 721 365 Fax: 1300 721 405 Email: res@aussieadventure.com
Duration: 3 Days Join a three day tour to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, experience the Yellow Water Cruise and learn about Aboriginal
Cost : Adult from $840.00 Child $672.00 culture on a private and exclusive Aboriginal-guided tour. Hotel and tented option available.
Departs: Daily May to November Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

3 DAY 4WD KAKADU LITCHFIELD SAFARI ADVENTURE TOURS AUSTRALIA


Tour Code: NTK3 TOLLFREE 1300 654 604 Tel: (08) 8132 8230 Fax: (08) 8132 1375 E: reservations@adventuretours.com.au
Duration: 3 Days Travel with the adventure specialists, staying in top quality permanent camps (or upgrade to deluxe camping or ensuite motel).
Cost: Adult/Child $545.00 (April-November) Highlights include: Litchfield National Park, private Mary River wildlife cruise, Ubirr, Twin and Jim Jim Falls (seasonal).
$480.00 (December-March) Website: www.adventuretours.com.au
Departs: Darwin daily

3 DAY KAKADU ADVENTURE TENTED SAFARI ODYSSEY TOURS AND SAFARIS


Tour Code: 3KC FREECALL 1800 891 190 Tel: (08) 8984 4317 Fax: (08) 8984 4857 Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Duration: 3 Days 3 day safari, experiencing Kakadu National Park. Touring with an emphasis on interpretation of the ecology, Aboriginal rock
Cost: Adult $1190.00 Child $1040.00 art and fun. Permanent safari camp, offering camping in style and comfort. Experienced guide and camp hosts. All inclusive.
Departs: Saturday and Tuesday (April-November 2008)
Dinners cooked on the open fire or camp oven. Website: www.odysaf.com.au

3 DAY TOP END SPLENDOUR (Lodge accommodation) ODYSSEY TOURS AND SAFARIS
Tour Code: 3KLA Duration: 3 Days FREECALL 1800 891 190 Tel: (08) 8984 4317 Fax: (08) 8984 4857 Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Cost: Adult $1590.00 Child $1440.00 3 Day tour exploring the beautiful waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the cultural landscape of Kakadu National Park.
Single supplement $1930.00 Staying in quality lodge and wilderness resort accommodation. Cruise on the Yellow Water wetlands, Ubirr and swim at
Departs: Every Saturday and Wednesday (All year round) Gunlom Falls made famous in the movie 'Crocodile Dundee'. Price includes all accommodation and meals.
Website: www.odysaf.com.au

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FOUR AND FIVE DAY TOURS FROM DARWIN

NATURAL WONDERS OF THE TOP END TRAVEL NORTH


Tour Code: 11D2, 12D2, 13D2 FREECALL 1800 089 103 Tel: (08) 8971 9999 Fax: (08) 8972 3989 Email: info@travelnorth.com.au
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights Depart Darwin 6.30am for Litchfield National Park. Swim at the waterfalls before continuing to Katherine for the night. Day 2 visit
Cost: $795.00 - $955.00 per person twin share Mataranka Thermal Pool and cruise on Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Day 3 and 4 visit Kakadu National Park including Gunlom,
Departs: June/July/August - Daily Ubirr, Nourlangie and Yellow Water Sunset Cruise, choose from three levels of accommodation.
May/Sept/Oct - Mon,Wed,Fri. Nov to April - Monday only. Website: www.travelnorth.com.au

5 DAY KAKADU DISCOVERY TENTED SAFARI ODYSSEY TOURS AND SAFARIS


Tour Code: AOE1 1800 891 190 Tel: (08) 8984 4317 Fax: (08) 8984 4857 Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Duration: 5 Days This camping safari offers camping in style and comfort at our two permanent safari camps in the north and south of Kakadu
Cost: Adult $1890.00 Child: $1420.00 National Park. Visit the big five - Gunlom Falls, Koolpin Gorge, Maguk, Jim Jim and Twin Falls. Plus Ubirr art site and a
Departs: Every Monday (May to November 2008) cultural afternoon at Murdudjurl with Mandy Muir. Website: www.odysaf.com.au

5 DAY TOP END PARKS 4WD SAFARI SACRED EARTH SAFARIS


Tour Code: SES5 Tel: (08) 8981 8420 Fax: (08) 8981 8420 Email: info@sacredearthsafaris.com.au
Duration: 5 Days Spend 5 days exploring Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield on a luxury 4WD safari. With a maximum of 6 passengers, great
Cost: Adult $1495.00 Child (4-12 yrs.) $1295.00 food and an experienced local guide, enjoy touring in comfort and style. This tour includes the Yellow Water, Guluyambi and
Single supplement $60.00 Katherine Gorge cruises. Website: www.sacredearthsafaris.com.au
Departs: Darwin - Mondays, April - October inclusive.

5 DAY KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND AND VENTURE NORTH AUSTRALIA


COBOURG PENINSULA FREECALL 1300 134 388 Tel: (08) 8927 5500 Fax: (08) 8927 7883 Email: venturenorth@bigpond.com
Tour Code: 5KAC Move off the beaten track and experience some of the best Aboriginal rock art and remote wilderness in Australia.
Duration: 5 Days
Cost: Adult $1785.00 Aboriginal guided tour of Injalak Hill art sites and the beauty and isolation of the Cobourg Peninsula.
Departs: Darwin accommodation / Monday and Wednesday Safari camp. A true wilderness adventure. Website: www.northernaustralia.com

EXTENDED AND CHARTER TOURS FROM DARWIN


6 DAY DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS SAFARI ADVENTURE TOURS AUSTRALIA
Tour Code: PB2 TOLL FREE 1300 654 604 Tel: (08) 8132 8230 Fax: (08) 8132 1375
Duration: 6 Days Email: reservations@adventuretours.com.au
Cost: Adult $795.00 Child (8 -11 yrs) $635.00 Heading south? Travel with the experts to Alice Springs and the Red Centre. Highlights include: Katherine Gorge, Mataranka,
Departs: Darwin April-June: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday Devils Marbles and Tennant Creek. Stay one night in Alice (dorm included), then continue on to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings
July-October: Daily November-March: Monday/Wednesday/Friday Canyon returning to Alice Springs on Day 6. Website: www.adventuretours.com.au

TAILOR-MADE LUXURY 4WD TOURING BROOKES AUSTRALIA TOURS


Tel: (08) 8948 1306 Fax: (03) 8660 2143 E: bbrookes@ozemail.com.au Web: www.brookesaustralia.com.au
LODGE/HOTEL ACCOMMODATED We specialise in ‘tailor made’ luxury soft adventure 4WD touring throughout the Top End. Itineraries are designed to meet clients'
Tour Code: Private Charter Duration: As requested special interests and budget ranging from one day to as long as requested and can depart on any day. Visit famous places like
Cost: POA Kakadu or Katherine Gorge or get off the the beaten track into Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Land. Accommodation is at the best hotels,
Departs: On request - year round remote wilderness lodges or permanent based safari camps. Have us design an itinerary just for you. You won’t be disappointed.

7 DAY TOP END SELF DRIVE TOUR NORTHERN GATEWAY HOLIDAYS


Tour Code: DRSD1D 1800 813 288 Tel: (08) 8941 2167 Fax: (08) 8941 2815 Email: info@northerngateway.com.au
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: Single $1720.00 Twin per person $995.00 This Top End self-drive tour includes all the highlights of Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Mataranka and Litchfield.
Child $370.00 Airconditioned medium-size car with unlimited kilometres, six nights twin share accommodation, entry fees and cruises are
Departs: Daily as required included. Website: www.northernterritory.com

7 DAY TOP END TENTED SAFARI ODYSSEY TOURS AND SAFARIS


Tour Code: AOE2 1800 891 190 Tel: (08) 8984 3540 Fax: (08) 8984 4857 Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Duration: 7 Days Visit Sandy Creek Falls in Litchfield, Katherine Gorge at Nitmiluk and Yellow Water wetland, Jim Jim and Twin Falls, plus
Cost: Adult $2590.00 Child: $2240.00 much more in Kakadu National Park. Learn the about Aboriginal culture at Manyallaluk Community. This safari stays in both
Departs: Every Monday (April to November 2008) semi and permanent safari camps, offering camping in style and comfort. Website: www.odysaf.com.au

PRIVATE CHARTER TOURING SACRED EARTH SAFARIS


Tour Code: PRIVATE CHARTER Tel: (08) 8981 8420 Fax: (08) 8981 8420 Email: info@sacredearthsafaris.com.au
Duration: As requested For a more personalised holiday, let us design an itinerary to suit you. Travelling in a luxury 4WD, we can include Kakadu,
Cost: POA Katherine, Litchfield, Arnhem Land and the Kimberley with camping and accommodated options. Great for families, couples,
Departs: Location and day as requested. small groups and special interest groups. Website: www.sacredearthsafaris.com.au

PRIVATE CHARTER TOURING VENTURE NORTH AUSTRALIA


Tour Code: VNPC FREECALL 1300 134 388 Tel: (08) 8927 5500 Fax: (08) 8927 7883 Email: venturenorth@bigpond.com
Duration: As requested Custom-made to suit a wide range of interests. Ideal for families or special interest groups. Destinations include, Litchfield,
Cost: POA Kakadu, Katherine, Arnhem Land, Cobourg Peninsula and the Kimberley.
Departs: As requested Northern Australia’s private charter specialist. Website: www.northernaustralia.com

WALLAROO ECO TOURS WALLAROO ECO TOURS


Tour Code: WE1 Tel: (08) 8983 2699 Fax: (08) 8983 1370 Email: wallarooecotours@bigpond.com
Duration: 1 day We are a small family-owned and operated business using local guides with local knowledge. This tour is designed to give
Cost: $120.00 per person you more for your money and is an easy-going, fun day for all. On this tour you’re guaranteed to see the very best of
Departs: 7.00 am pick-up from your accommodation Litchfield National Park and come close to and even handle a live crocodile - plus enjoy champagne with prawns at sunset!

KAKADU BUSHWALKING HOLIDAYS WILLIS'S WALKABOUTS


Tour Code: N/A Tel: (08) 8985 2134 Fax: (08) 8985 2355 Email: walkabout@ais.net.au
Duration: From 4 - 22 Days Our Kakadu trips begin where the 4WD tours leave off. No-one else takes you off-trail into the wilderness where you camp next
to beautiful pools you share with no-one but your walking companions. There is always time for swimming, birdwatching and
Cost: From $118.00 per person per day photography as you visit Aboriginal art sites, gorges and waterfalls that no other operator can take you to.
Departs: Darwin Book early for advance purchase discounts up to 20%. Website: www.bushwalkingholidays.com.au

FOR INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS CALL 1300 1389 886

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OBSERVE CROCODILE WARNING SIGNS!

• Estuarine crocodiles (salties) live in the Top End


seas and waterways
• Incidents have caused injury and death
• The crocodile management programs in Darwin
Harbour, Katherine River, Wangi Falls and Manton
Dam reduce the risk of crocodile attack, but
crocodiles may move into those areas without
being detected
• BE AWARE - ALWAYS OBSERVE AND
READ THE WARNING SIGNS

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FISHING IN THE TOP END

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Fishing in the Top End
Fishing in the Northern Territory is world class and there are many diverse fishing
habitats on offer; lush billabongs, big tidal rivers, mangrove-lined estuaries, a scattering
of islands and hundreds of kilometres of unspoilt coastline. The pristine coastal waters
are where some of the best tropical sportfishing action in the world takes place.

Darwin Harbour is full of exotic fish but those seeking adventure can head into
Arnhem Land, over to the Tiwi Islands, down to the Victoria or Daly rivers in the
Katherine region or into the Gulf region for a truly unforgettable fishing expedition.
Huge, wide rivers like the Daly and Victoria are prime barra haunts, as are the
networks of beautiful waterways found in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park
and the Mary River area.

Fishing in the Northern Territory is excellent all year round and while barramundi are
most active from March to May, anglers can fish successfully at any time for a range of
species. The northern regions of the Territory are also home to an array of other great
sport and reef fish, including giant trevally (GT), queenfish, Spanish mackerel, cobia,
black jewfish, golden snapper, red emperor, coral trout and marlin and sailfish.

You can hire a boat or bring your own, take a fully-guided fishing safari, stay at a
remote fishing lodge or charter a mothership - every type of angler and every type of
fishing experience is catered for in the Northern Territory.

There are international fishing operators who only use the Northern Territory for
Australian fishing, which is testament to the quality. The Northern Territory is the
perfect fishing destination, because due to its close proximity, keen anglers can
experience a real challenge while others in the travelling party can relax and enjoy the
attractions of the mainland.

Must do:
 Hire a houseboat and cruise along Territory waterways in a fully self-contained
houseboat. You can barbecue your catch on the deck and afterwards relax in
the on-board spa.

 Book a spot on a bluewater fishing boat and hook up some of the big fish just
outside of Darwin’s harbour.

 Head to Arnhem Land and stay at one of the remote fishing lodges – a true
Territory fishing experience!

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Duration: 4 hrs Cost: $3135.00 pp Twin share
Duration: 91⁄2 hours ADVENTURE $2640.00 pp Triple share
Cost : $240 per person Cost: Adult $120.00 Tour Code: N/A Duration: Half day
(Full boat charter - Maximum 12 persons) Child $75.00 (12yrs and under) Cost: Half Day Adult $120.00 Departs: Wed. and Sat. at 3.30pm
Departs: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Departs: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Child (12 years and under) $75.00 March-November
2 Day Ultimate Sportsfishing Adventure Includes: Return air charter from Darwin,
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3 DAY ARNHEM LAND


FISHING ADVENTURE
Tour Code: DAF3
WATER SAFETY ADVICE
Duration: 3 days
Cost: $4100.00 (1 person)
SWIM SAFELY
$2900.00 (2 persons) • Never swim alone • Know your swimming ability • First check - is it SAFE to swim?
$2500.00 (3 persons)
$2300.00 (3 persons) ALWAYS SUPERVISE CHILDREN AROUND WATER
Departs: On demand • Supervision is active • Supervision means to be in arms reach
• All children deserve to be supervised around water
DAVIDSON'S ALCOHOL - DRINK RESPONSIBLY
ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS • Alcohol and water-related activities don't mix • Alcohol clouds your judgement
Tel: (08) 8927 5240
Fax: (08) 8945 0919 • Excessive alcohol consumption affects a person's concentration and performance, increasing
Email: dassafaris@onaustralia.com.au risk of accidents during water activities such as boating and swimming
Fish in this area of Arnhem Land in one of the • Drink sensibly - pace your drinking • Avoid dehydration, drink plenty of water
many billabongs for barramundi, the
wonderful fighting fish. Most billabongs are
surrounded by ancient rock art paintings. BOAT SAFETY
The Tour includes flights, all meals, • Territory waters can be dangerous
accommodation and fishing equipment. • Always check the tides and tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return
• Carry safety equipment including adequate fuel, personal flotation device (encourage children to
wear a PFD at ALL times), EPIRBS and flares.
Web: www.arnhemland-safaris.com
Information provided by the NT Water Safety Advisory Council.

PLANNING A FISHING TRIP TO THE TOP END?


For up-to-date information, and an on-line booking service
for fishing tours and charters in the Top End region log on to our website:

www.tourismtopend.com.au

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DISTANCES AND TRAVEL TIMES FROM DARWIN

DEPART DARWIN Approx. Distance from City Drive Time Fly Time
(NON STOP) (Kms) Miles) Approx. Approx.

Alice Springs 1491 kms 927 mls 15 hrs 2 hrs


Batchelor 98 kms 61 mls 1 h 15 m N/A
Berry Springs 55 kms 34 mls 45 mins N/A
Fogg Dam 66 kms 43 mls 45 mins N/A
Howard Springs Nature Park 30 kms 19 mls 30 mins N/A
Jumping Crocodiles 66 kms 41 mls 45 mins N/A
Kakadu National Park 257 kms 160 mls 3 hrs 1 hr
Katherine 314 kms 195 mls 3 h 30 m 1 h 10 m
Litchfield National Park 129 kms 80 mls 1 h 30 m N/A
Mataranka 420 kms 261 mls 4 h 30 m N/A
Pine Creek 226 kms 140 mls 2 h 30 m N/A
Tennant Creek 986 kms 613 mls 10 hrs 3 hrs
Territory Wildlife Park 57 kms 35 mls 45 mins N/A
Window on the Wetlands 60 kms 38 mls 45 mins N/A

Drive times include rest breaks

Sydney (direct flight) 4005 kms 2487 mls 4 days 4 h 30 m


Melbourne (via Adelaide/Alice ) 3749 kms 2330 mls 4.5 days 4 h 45 m
Brisbane (direct flight) 3387 kms 2105 mls 3 days 4h
Perth (direct flight) 3981 kms 2474 mls 3.5 days 4 h 35 m
Adelaide (direct flight) 3015 kms 873 mls 2.5 days 3 h 40 m

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10% discount
on your full entry fee.

TEHolGuide
Coupon valid for
up to 5 people.
Offer is valid until 30 April 2008 and is
not available with any other offer.

Check our website for daily presentation times:


www.territorywildlifepark.com.au
Cox Peninsula Rd, Berry Springs
Ph 08 8988 7200 Territory Wildlife Park • Walk-through aviary

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Outer Darwin Region Birds of Prey display at Territory Wildlife Park

A short journey from Darwin city takes you to the outer Darwin region. The city of
Palmerston is the commercial hub of the area and is one of Australia’s fastest-
growing cities. After a morning’s shopping, travel further south along the Stuart
Highway and spend some time exploring the many attractions and interesting
historical sites of the region.

The outer Darwin region encompasses the areas east (Arnhem Highway) and west
(Cox Peninsula Road) of the Stuart Highway.

Turn left onto the Arnhem Highway and visit the small rural centre of Humpty Doo,
featuring plenty of mango farms and large properties. Further along you will find
Fogg Dam, a vast wetland which is a haven for bird and wildlife. Stop in at Window
on the Wetlands, a visitor centre overlooking the Adelaide River wetlands, and
learn about the flora and fauna of this area. Relaxing at Berry Springs Nature Park

There are a number of jumping crocodile cruises on the Adelaide River, which
operate year-round, where you can see huge crocs leap from the water before
your eyes. The Mary River National Park, enroute to Kakadu, is perfect for spotting
wildlife, fishing for barramundi or bushwalking. Travel off the beaten track to
experience Bird Billabong and see countless bird and wildlife in their beautiful
natural surrounds.

Cox Peninsula Road meets the Stuart Highway about 46 kilometres from Darwin
and leads west, eventually ending at Charles Point on the other side of Darwin
Harbour. Along the way you can visit Berry Springs Nature Park for a refreshing
dip in the springs, spend some time exploring the award-winning Territory Wildlife
Park, or take a tour of an orchid farm. There are a number of caravan parks and
fishing lodges along the Cox Peninsula Road where you can stay a night or a week.

Must do:
 Take a cruise on the Adelaide River and watch as giant crocs leap out of the Lotus Lilies - Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
water for bait.

 Get up close with huge raptors at the Birds of Prey presentation at the Territory
Wildlife Park.

 Explore the historic WWII sites on the Cox Peninsula

 Catch a barra on the Mary River or in the surrounding billabongs and estuaries.

 Visit Howard Springs Nature Park and watch massive barramundi and
families of turtles swimming in the shady Howard Springs.

Fishing off Dundee Beach

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OUTER DARWIN REGION • Attractions

Didgeridoo Hut and Jenny’s Orchid Garden Marlow Lagoon


Art Gallery 10 Niel Court, Howard Springs
BbDdpWH
Open daily 9.30am to 5pm. Tel: (08) 8983 1641
Open 24 hours
Free entry. Adult $8.50, Senior/Pensioner $7.50
Free Entry
1 Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo Children free, Guided Tour $12.50
Elrundie Avenue,
Tel: (08) 8988 4457 Open 7 days 9.00am - 4.00pm
Palmerston
www.didgeridoohut.com.au Closed on Christmas Day.
Tel: (08) 8935 9922
The Didgeridoo Hut and Art Gallery is With more than two acres dedicated to the
This tranquil park is only minutes from the
owned and operated by Aboriginal people commercial propagation of orchids, this
town centre of Palmerston, and is popular
and features art from throughout the garden has the largest variety of
with locals and visitors alike. Featuring
Territory by both indigenous and non- tropical tree orchids in the Northern
maintained grassed areas, playground,
indigenous artists. Visitors can watch local Territory. This is the private collection of
showers and a unique mosaic path, the
Aboriginal artists at work weaving baskets many years’ work, with over 2,500 orchid
lagoon covers an area of around three
and dillybags from natural fibres and the plants collected from around the world,
hectares with islands connected by a bridge.
making of dyes from various roots, berries making Jenny’s Orchid Garden a must-see
and bark. attraction. Devonshire teas are available.
Palmerston Golf and
Lake Bennett Country Club
Wilderness Resort Open daily
Dwyer Court, Driver,
BCVDdGKL Palmerston
RASWHF Tel: 08 8932 132
Open daily This club is close to the Palmerston town
Chinner Road, off Stuart Hwy, centre and offers the ideal opportunity for
Batchelor the keen golfer to relax. Visitors are wel-
Tel: (08) 8976 0960 come to enjoy 18 holes of golf on this
www.lakebennettwildernessresort.com. landscaped course and then refreshments
Lake Bennett is a man-made lake stocked at the 19th Hole afterwards.
Berry Springs Nature Park with barramundi that is ideal for safe
BpSWH swimming, canoeing and fishing. Other Territory Wildlife Park
activities include a golf driving range, mini
Open daily from 8am to 6.30pm
golf, mountain biking, bushwalking and
DdGRAWHp
Free entry Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs NT
Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs birdwatching. Lake Bennett Wilderness
Adult: $20.00 Child $10.00
Tel: (08) 8988 6310 Resort also offers accommodation,
Student/Concession : $14.00
Two large spring-fed pools and a small conference facilities, licensed restaurant
Seniors Card holders: $16.00
waterfall fringed by pandanus and and bar.
Economy Family Pass:
monsoon rainforest make this an ideal $35.00 (1 Adult + 2 Children)
spot for leisurely barbecues, swimming Super-Economy Family Pass:
and walking and a favourite relaxation $55.00 (2 Adults + 4 Children)
spot for locals and visitors alike. Open 8.30am - 6pm Last admission 4pm
Situated off the Cox Peninsula Road at
Howard Springs Nature Park Berry Springs, the award-winning
BDKpSWH Territory Wildlife Park, is a world-class
Open daily from 8am to 8pm attraction that showcases Territory
Free entry Wildlife in natural habitats. Set in 400
Howard Springs Road, Howard Springs hectares of bushland; six kms of walking
Tel: (08) 8983 1001 trails and a free shuttle train link the 26
Follow the nature trail through the major exhibits. Displays, including the
rainforest and lush parklands to shaded Birds of Prey display, and barramundi
picnic areas and barbecue facilities and feeding, commence from 9am daily.
view the barramundi and turtles in the Tel: (08) 8988 7200
spring-fed pool. Manton Dam Email: twp@nt.gov.au
BDSW
Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 8am to
7pm weekends. Free entry.
76 Kms south of Darwin,
Stuart Highway
Tel: (08) 8947 2305
Constructed as a water storage facility to
serve Darwin during the Wartime period,
the dam is now a popular weekend
attraction for powerboat and watersports
enthusiasts. Safe swimming and shaded
picnic and barbeque areas make the spot
a popular family attraction.

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Mary River Wetlands


Many believe the vast wetlands of the
Window on the Wetlands
Mary River are the most beautiful in WDdALH
the Top End. These wetlands are the
home to a vast variety of birdlife, some Open daily. Free entry.
of the biggest barramundi and the Beatrice Hill, Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo NT
largest saltwater crocodiles. Lagoons, Tel: (08) 8988 8188
canals and billabongs make up the Windows on the Wetlands is perched on Beatrice Hill, overlooking the Adelaide
waterways of the wetlands of the Mary River floodplains. Fun interactive displays help to explain the ecological processes
River, which runs both north and south that occur in Top End wetlands and touch-screen computers allow visitors to find
of the Arnhem Highway. detailed information on local Aboriginal and European history, land management
and the diversity of wetland animals.
Just 110 kms from Darwin, the Mary
River National Park incorporates many
stunning destinations worthy of
exploration, North Rockhole, Couzens
Lookout, Brian Creek Monsoon Forest,
Shady Camp, Mistake Creek and Mary
River Park.

Touring the Region


Exploring the region by two-wheel drive
is a breeze, even on the unsealed roads.
During the Wet Season a four-wheel
drive offers greater freedom to explore
those less accessible areas. Tour
companies operating out of Darwin and
Mary River also provide a service
thereby relieving the visitor of any
driving concerns.
Djukbinj National Park Fogg Dam
The Mary River is an angler’s dream - Conservation Reserve
popular fishing spots include Shady 4F
Camp, and Corroboree Billabong Open daily. Free entry. pLHW
where houseboats are available for Note: Visitors should be aware that the Open 24 hours. Free entry.
hire. To book a fishing tour on the road to the park may close during the 52 kilometres east of Darwin on the
Wetlands call Tourism Top End. For the wet season. Arnhem Highway
independent traveller, small boats can The park is located off the Arnhem Tel: (08) 8999 4555
be hired in Darwin, Point Stuart, Shady Highway near the Leaning Tree Lagoon Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is one of
Camp and Mary River. turnoff. Being a part of the Marrakai several parks in the lower Adelaide River
Guided boat tours are also available out Plains, Djukbinj National Park contains a catchment that provide havens for wildlife
of Shady Camp, Point Stuart and portion of the catchment area and amongst Darwin's developing rural fringe.
Mary River Park - but remember, be drainage for the Adelaide River. These wetlands have international signifi-
sure to book early! Consequently, the abundance of water cance because of their beauty, natural
year-round assures the park’s importance systems and cultural. The Limilngan-Wulna
The billabongs, paperbark and as a favourite feeding and roosting site Aboriginal people are the traditional owners
monsoon forests support breeding for a wide variety of waterbirds including of the area and their ancestor’s Dreamtime
populations of brolgas, egrets, black- magpie geese, egrets and brolgas. journeys are recorded in the landscape.
necked storks, sea eagles, magpie
geese and many more bird species.
Without a doubt, Mary River National
Park is a magical place.

Accommodation is readily available,


lodge-style at Point Stuart Wilderness
Lodge, camping and cabins at the
Bark Hut Tourism Centre, and just over
the bridge at the Mary River Crossing
at Mary River Park.
Cabin accommodation is also available
at the Corroboree Park Tavern, and the
nearby Corroboree Catch Guest House
offers a fully-restored classic elevated
home ideal for a family vacation.
Sunset at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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The Adelaide River Experience Mary River Park The Original


Jumping Croc Cruise BbdAFSGHKL Jumping Crocodile Cruise
G KA d W PCVWRp W K A DR d
Turn off Arnhem Highway Adelaide River Bridge,
Mary River Crossing, Arnhem Highway, DARWIN NT
(taking the road to Fogg Dam)
200m off Arnhem Highway BOOKINGS: (08) 8988 8144
and follow signs to the river.
Enquiries and bookings enroute to Kakadu You’re kidding! Jumping Crocodiles,
please call (08) 8983 3224 Tel: (08) 8978 8877 I don’t believe it, how can anybody get a
Adults $30.00 Fax: (08) 8978 8899 wild six metre crocodile to jump right
Family rate available Email: general@maryriverpark.com.au next to a boat and then, go and find some
Minimum 2 / Maximum 30 passengers Accommodation, camping, powered more crocs that will virtually eat out of
Cruise times: 9am/11am/1pm/3pm sites, airconditioned cabins with ensuite your hand? The truth is hard to believe
Operates from May to November or private attached facilities, two because crocs eat people, so you want to
Our owner-operated cruises give you the swimming pools, spa, bushwalks, make sure you go with someone that
opportunity to see territorial 'jumping crocs' specialised birdwatching, licensed knows what they are doing.
and a variety of birdlife at very close range restaurant and 3km of river frontage. ADELAIDE RIVER QUEEN CRUISES have
in a small group environment providing NATURAL CROCODILE CRUISE and been working with these awesome
memorable photo opportunities. We have 4WD WETLAND TOURS depart daily animals for over 18 years and with their
deliberatley kept a low impact approach to from the Park led by experienced extensive knowledge and experience will
our cruise site to respect this pristine but guides. Please contact Mary River Park bring you back in one piece, amazed and
highly accessible region of the Adelaide for times and availability. delighted with the experience.
River and the wildlife residing there.
Website: www.maryriverpark.com.au

If you have a day to spare you will not be


disapppointed in joining our very popular
Leaning Tree Lagoon
'1 Day Wildlife and Leisure Fishing Tour' CpL
(maximum 10). A day that encompasses Open daily. Free entry.
so much. For details call (08) 8983 3224. Off the Arnhem Highway, approximately
Email: info@adelaiderivercruises.com.au
Mary River Cruises and Safaris
Tour Code: N/A 15 kms from the Window on the Wetlands
Web: www.adelaiderivercruises.com.au This is a popular birdwatching location,
Duration: Varies
Cost: From $46 - $398 pp easily accessible from the Arnhem
The Bark Hut Tourism Centre Highway. Camping is permitted in the area
Contact operator for details.
B p C W V K AD MARY RIVER PARK however there are no facilities provided
R d H M SF Tel: (08) 8978 8877 on site.
Open daily. Free entry. Fax: (08) 8978 8899
Email: general@maryriverpark.com.au
Shady Camp
Arnhem Highway, Annaburroo, Mary River
The Bark Hut Tourism Centre, built in the era Website: www.maryriverpark.com.au CW F
of buffalo and crocodile hunting, is now the Natural crocodile, wildlife and Sunset and Point Stuart Road
central hub of discovery for the Mary River Stargazing Dinner Cruise tours and 4WD 50kms north off the Arnhem Highway
Wetlands and Kakadu National Park. Situated wetlands tours from $46.00 to $79.00 pp. Access all year round
approximately halfway between Darwin and Personalised tours are available to suit In 1987 a barrage was constructed at
Kakadu, the property features a range of individual requirements. Shady Camp on the Mary River to stop
accommodation, swimming pool, restaurant saltwater penetrating into the wetlands,
and takeaway, art gallery, shop, bar, wildlife The meeting of fresh and saltwater here
sanctuary and tour desk and is the ideal produces some of the best barramundi
base for exploring the wonders of Kakadu fishing in the Top End. Mullet converge to
National Park and the Mary River Wetlands. feed on algae washed down by the stream
of fresh water at the end of the Wet with
Corroboree Billabong barramundi and other fish following to
Open daily May to October. Free entry. feed on the mullet. Shady Camp, named
Four-wheel drive access only by John Stuart at the end of his epic
This popular fishing spot in the Mary journey for the generous shade offered by
River is perfect for catching barramundi the abundance of trees - shade which has
and tarpon and features extensive bird long since disappeared.
and wildlife. Public access to a boat ramp Boat hire available from Point Stuart
is provided. Wilderness Lodge.

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Spectacular Jumping
Crocodile Cruise OUTER DARWIN REGION • Accommodation
Window on the Wetlands,
Beatrice Hill,
Arnhem Highway BERRY SPRINGS LAKES HOLIDAY PARK MARY RIVER PARK
DARWIN NT   25 Cabins
Tel: (08) 8978 9077 Doris Road (off Cox Peninsula Rd) Mary River Crossing
Fax: (08) 8978 9088 Berry Springs NT 0838 Arnhem Highway NT
Tel: (08) 8988 6277 Tel: (08) 8978 8877
www.jumpingcrocodile.com.au Fax: (08) 8988 6118 Fax: (08) 8978 8899
Cruises depart daily at Email: lakesresortvanpark@bigpond.com.au Email: general@maryriverpark.com.au
Website: www.lakesresortcaravanpark.com.au Website: www.maryriverpark.com.au
9am / 11am / 1pm / 3pm
Drive yourself: Adults $30.00
Family Pass $70.00 (conditions apply)
All year round access.
On the Adelaide River, just an hour’s drive
from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway on
the way to Kakadu, these incredibly
elusive animals are everywhere, yet rarely
seen. The friendly staff will show you these
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The Tiwi Islands
Tiwi boys
Just 80 kms north of Darwin lie Bathurst and Melville Islands, known collectively as
the Tiwi Islands. Europeans first made contact with the Tiwi people in 1705.
Then, 119 years later, the British established a settlement which was the first in
Northern Australia. This was at the short-lived Fort Dundas on Melville Island near
where Pirlangimpi now stands.

You can visit the Tiwi Islands and experience life in a modern-day Aboriginal
community learning about the rich and fascinating history and culture of the Tiwi
people on an organised tour. One and two-day cultural tours are available as well as a
one-day art tours. Visitors either board a small plane in Darwin for the short flight to
the Islands, or ride the waves of the Timor Sea for around two hours on a ferry.

The Tiwi people are known around the world for their distinctive fabric prints, pottery,
sculptures and carvings. There are several art galleries on both Melville and Bathurst
Islands and visitors are more than welcome to purchase directly from the artists.
Tiwi people are coastal Aborigines with a culture different to those on the mainland.
Their strong traditions, rituals and traditional foods are still a very important part of
everyday life today and they appear to have successfully combined both traditional Pukumani burial poles - Melville Island
and modern lifestyles.

The Tiwi Islands are also famous for their love of sports, in particular Australian Rules
football. The Tiwi Football Grand Final and Art Sale is held in March and is the one
time when you can visit the island without a permit.

Must do:
 Try damper and billy tea straight from the fire with the Tiwi ladies.
 Swim in the clear and shady waterhole at Tomorapi Falls.
 Buy exclusive Tiwi Island artwork from the artists themselves - printed fabrics
clothes, carvings, paintings and pottery.
 Have a go at fishing. A number of tours offer overnight camping or a stay at
the fishing lodge - a beachfront retreat on the north of Melville Island.

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Adelaide River / Batchelor Adelaide River Township

The townships of Adelaide River and Batchelor are steeped in history, from the early
Chinese market gardens, and military presence during WWII, to the discovery of uranium
and the mining at Rum Jungle. The area was originally inhabited by the Kungarakan and
Warai Aboriginal clans - the first Europeans to travel through the area were members of
the Goyder survey expedition in 1869. The first settlement here was not established until
1870, a base for workers on the construction of the Overhead Telegraph Line.

Adelaide River Township


Situated on the Stuart Highway 112km south of Darwin, offers a warm welcome to
travellers. The township came to prominence following completion of construction of the
Overland Telegraph Line, followed by an hotel, a police outpost and a railway station. The
town became a popular overnight stopover for travellers and prospectors enroute to the
Pine Creek following the discovery of gold there in 1871.
Robin Falls • Adelaide River
From 1939, with the build-up of WWII military activity, the town took on major role as the
location for a huge military base, with the 119 Australian General Hospital, army camps
and thousands of service personnel stationed in the town and surrounding areas.
Following the bombing of Darwin in 1942, Australian and American military headquarters
were relocated from Darwin to the Adelaide River township. The town is now the site of
the third-largest war cemetery in Australia, the resting place for some 63 civilians and
434 service personnel.

Batchelor
Batchelor, 'the gateway to Litchfield National Park', lies just 100km south of Darwin.
Goyder's survey party passed through the area in 1869, and in 1874 a small roadhouse, the
Rum Jungle Hotel, was constructed on the supply route. The present township stands on
a section of land part of a demonstration farm established in 1912 by a Mr. E.L. Batchelor.
The area began to flourish in 1949 with the discovery of uranium by John (Jack) Michael
White. 1952 saw the expansion of the town when it became home for workers employed at
the Rum Jungle Uranium Mine (White's Mine), Australia's first uranium mine and one of
the greatest economic influences on the subsequent development of the Top End.
Mining operations ceased in the early 1970s and Batchelor came under the control of
Fishing at Coomalie Creek
the Northern Territory Administration. Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary
Education, in the centre of town, originally occupied the single men's quarters of the
mining company.

Must do:
 Visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery.
 Stop for dinner at the Adelaide River Pub and dine on barra and chips.
 Visit the beautiful Robin Falls in Adelaide River. Just a short walk through the scenic
bush surrounds, the area is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
 Admire the miniature replica of Karlstein Castle in Batchelor.
 Visit the Coomalie Cultural Centre and browse the indigenous arts and crafts.

Karlstein Castle miniature • Batchelor

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ADELAIDE RIVER / BATCHELOR

Adelaide River Railway Coomalie Cultural Centre


Heritage Precinct a pA W B
Corner of Stuart Highway and Dorat Rd.
Corner Awillia St./Nurndina Rd. Batchelor (enroute to Litchfield National Park)
Open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm all
Tel: (08) 8939 7404 Fax: (08) 8939 7403 Email: info@coomalieculturalcentre.com
year round staffed by volunteers.
DRY SEASON OPENING TIMES
Construction of the Palmerston to Pine
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday from 8.00 am - 2.00pm. Free admission
Creek Railway in 1888 was part of the
The centre provides a focus for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and crafts
great dream for a north-south trans-
persons to teach, practice, display and market their skills. Displays feature a visual
continental railway. Adelaide River,
presentation of the past, present and future indigenous habitation of the Territory.
midpoint on the railway, boasted tea
View indigenous art exhibitions and browse indigenous paintings, carvings, textiles and
rooms and the largest bridge on the line
weavings in the retail outlet. Located in the gardens of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous
(500ft long). During WWII the town was a
Tertiary Education - all visitors are welcome.
major forward supply base and hosted a
large military presence. The Precinct
exhibits highlight the way-of-life and
infrastructure of the early and military
history of the area. A featured exhibit is a
section of Charles Todd’s 1872 Overhead
Telegraph Line. The Centre is equipped to
assist travellers with information on the
many attractions in the area including the
nearby national parks and significant
WWII heritage sites.

Adelaide River War Cemetery / Civil Cemetery


Batchelor Bird, Butterfly
Open 24 hours. Free entry.
and Petting Zoo Homestay The site most visited in the town is the impeccably maintained war cemetery
Open daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm which marks the final resting place of 434 Australian, British and Canadian
Entry fee applies service men and women who lost their lives in the Top End during WWII.
9 Meneling Road, Batchelor The central memorial is dedicated to the 287 service personnel who were lost in
Tel: (08) 8976 0199 Timor and the northern regions who have no known resting place.
Website: www.butterflyfarm.net
The Northern Territory's only butterfly The cemetery is maintained by staff of the Office of Australian War Graves.
farm is situated in the heart of Batchelor The War Cemetery adjoins the Civil Cemetery where 63 civilians including 31
in a tropical setting. Explore the butterfly aboriginal people are buried. Among the civilians are nine Post Office workers
sanctuary with its amazing collection and who were killed on 19 February 1942 in the bombing of Darwin.
view the diverse display of birdlife on the
lush surroundings. Relax and enjoy the
tropical garden setting and take the time
to have a snack or meal in the cafe.

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ADELAIDE RIVER / BATCHELOR / LITCHFIELD • Accommodation

BATCHELOR RESORT LITCHFIELD TOURIST AND VAN PARK LITCHFIELD SAFARI CAMP
 22 Rooms 2916 Litchfield Park Road Litchfield Tourism Precinct
37-49 Rum Jungle Road 14 kms via Batchelor Litchfield Park Road,
Batchelor NT 0845 PO Box 218 Batchelor NT 0845 via Batchelor NT 0845
Tel: (08) 8976 0123 Tel: (08) 8976 0070 Tel: (08) 8978 2185
Fax: (08) 8976 0230 Fax: (08) 8976 0037 Fax: (08) 8978 2195
Email: big4.batchelor.nt@bigpond.com Email: litchfieldtouristpark@bigpond.com Email: don@litchfieldsafaricamp.com.au
Website: www.batchelor-resort.com Website: www.litchfieldtouristpark.com.au Website: www.litchfieldsafaricamp.com.au

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


01 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 01 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 01 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
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Tel: (08) 8984 4317
Email: info@odysaf.com.au
Cost: Adult $155.00 Child $115.00
Departs: Daily (April-November 2008)

Get away from the crowds. Located in the remote


southern corner of Litchfield National Park. Self-drive
(4WD/2WD). Meet in the Park at the Monsoon Café at
4.00pm. All inclusive, roomy comfortable safari-tent
accommodation. Waterlily Billabong, Sandy Creek
Falls, all linen/towels/showers/toilet facilities/delicious
dinner and hearty breakfast. Or join our 2 day tour
ex-Darwin at $690.00 for a full Litchfield experience.

Website: www.odysaf.com.au

T Florence Falls - Litchfield National Park

ADELAIDE RIVER GOES TO WAR!


Be sure to pick up a copy of this free guide to the Adelaide River World War II Heritage Trail.
Spend some time exploring the town and discover the fascinating story
of Adelaide River Township’s role in the defence of the Top End.
COPIES OF THE GUIDE ARE AVAILABLE FROM
THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES IN DARWIN AND KATHERINE
AND FROM THE ADELAIDE RIVER RAILWAY HERITAGE PRECINCT

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LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Scenic Flights

LITCHFIELD PARK ALBATROSS HELICOPTERS


SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHTS Tel: (08) 8988 5081 Fax: (08) 8988 5083 Email: mail@albatrosshelicopters.com.au
Tour Code: NA See spectacular escarpments and plunging waterfalls such as Wangi Falls, Sandy Creek, Tolmer Falls, Florence Falls,
Duration: From 15-70 minutes (minimum 2 persons) and landmarks such as the Lost City and the Magnetic Termite Mounds. Flights can be tailored to suit your
Cost: Starting from $195.00 per person
Departs: Monsoon Café / Litchfield Tourist Precinct requirements. Website: www.albatrosshelicopters.com.au .

Cooling off at Buley Rockhole

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Litchfield National Park Wangi Falls

Litchfield National Park is just an hour-and-a-half drive from Darwin and features a
myriad of diverse environments including rugged sandstone escarpments, perennial
spring-fed streams, monsoon rainforest, magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls and
historic ruins.

This 1,500 square-kilometre park was the original home of the Wagait Aboriginal people.
The Finniss exploration was the first European connection to the area and the park was
named after Frederick Henry Litchfield, a member of the expedition. For 75 years until
1955, the area was the centre for tin and copper mining. It then fell under a pastoral
lease until it was designated a national park in 1986.

You can spend as little as one day in the park, taking a quick dip in each of the plunge
pools and rockholes on the drive through, but to really experience the true beauty of
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Litchfield it’s best to stay at least two days.

Litchfield National Park’s major attractions are linked by a sealed road, although a
four-wheel drive is necessary to access some of the more remote natural attractions.
It is also possible during the dry season to travel by four-wheel drive down the
Southern Access Track to the Daly River Road.

The crystal-clear swimming holes and pleasant bushwalking trails make this park a
favourite among Darwin locals. Meals and refreshments are available inside the park at
Monsoon Cafe and the Wangi Kiosk, and you can stay overnight at a number of places
in the park that offer permanent tents or in the small township of Batchelor –
the gateway to Litchfield.

Must do:
 Jump in a four-wheel drive and discover the dramatic splendour of Tjaynera
(Sandy Creek) Falls, Blythe Homestead Ruins and the weathered sandstone
columns of the Lost City. Florence Falls

 Magnetic termite mounds. Thousands of two-metre high mounds reveal the


architectural feats of these intriguing insects that build their mounds aligned north
and south to minimise exposure to the sun and maximise temperature control.

 View the spectacular double waterfall set amid the monsoon forest, 160 steps lead
down to the plunge pool at Florence Falls.

 Cool off at Buley Rockhole, a series of cascading waterfalls and rockholes located
just 80 metres from carpark.

 Visit Wangi Falls – one of the park's best swimming and picnicking spots.

The Lost City

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LITCHFIELD NATION PARK • Attractions

Blyth Homestead Magnetic Termite Mounds


Off Sandy Creek Rd Open daily D The Tabletop Track
Check road conditions in the Wet. Litchfield Park Road This excellent, long distance bushwalk
The historic Blyth Homestead is the Open all year round Free entry offers the opportunity to experience
location of an old tin mine, which is now in One of Litchfield National Park's unique the isolation of the Top End. You’ll
ruins, and serves as a reminder of the sights is the hundreds of termite mounds hike through extensive woodlands,
tough conditions faced by pioneers in standing up to two metres high. The along creeklines to scenic waterfalls
remote areas. The homestead has been mounds’ thin edges point north-south and pools. The 39 km circuit is
untouched since it was abandoned in the minimising their exposure to the sun, and suitable for experienced, fit and well-
early 1960's. Access is by 4WD only. keeping the mounds cool for the termites prepared bushwalkers willing to carry
inside. An information shelter provides a their own supplies, water, and camp
fascinating insight into these remarkable with minimal facilities.
creatures and their habitat.
Link walks which connect to the
Tolmer Falls Tabletop Track at Florence Falls,
Greenant Creek, Wangi Falls and
HD Walker Creek. These link walks may
Off Litchfield Park Road be used to take shorter walks on
Open all year Free entry sections of the main Tabletop Track.
Tolmer Falls cascades over high The track is normally closed between
escarpments into a deep plunge pool. With September and March for the wet
a viewing platform at the top, access to season, to access the track at this
the bottom of the Falls has been restricted time a permit must be obtained. At
to protect the habitat of colonies of ghost other times the threat of bushfires
bats and orange horseshoe bats. may necessitate closure of the track.
Florence Falls
If you are planning an extended walk
CdLSWH involving overnight camping, you
Just past Buley Rockhole must obtain a permit prior to your
Open all year round Free entry trip and camp only in the three
Camping fees apply designated camping spots provided
The spectacular Florence Falls cascade into along the Tabletop Track. Permits can
a plunge pool, set in a pocket of monsoon be obtained from the Parks and
forest. Take a refreshing dip in the plunge Wildlife Office in Batchelor.
pool, and then enjoy a scenic walk to the
viewing platform high above the Falls, which Overnight walkers are strongly urged
affords panoramic views of the open valley to register with the Overnight Walker
and the waterhole below. Registration Scheme by calling
Wangi Falls 1300 650 730.
BCVDdKL Day walkers should advise someone
pSWH of their intended route and expected
Off Litchfield Park Road Open all year return time. It is also recommended
round. Swimming not always possible that your group carries a detailed
due to water levels. Free entry. topographic map of the area
Camping fees apply. ‘Australia’s Northern Territory
Wangi Falls is Litchfield’s most popular Litchfield National Park - Edition 5’.
and easily accessible attraction. An Copies are available from the
interpretive walk to the top of the falls Batchelor General Store.
commences near the pool and offers a
great opportunity for photography. Wangi
has a campground with all amenities
including toilet, shower and kiosk and
barbecue facilities.

Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek)


BCpSH4
9 km from southern access track
Litchfield National Park
Open May to November - 4WD only
Free entry, camping fees apply
Nestled in an open valley, luxuriant with
paperbarks, the Falls can be found by
walking along a 1.7 km trail. Relax and
enjoy the usually uncrowded plunge pool.

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Kakadu National Park Gunlom Plunge Pool

World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, covering over 19,000 square kilometres, is
a landscape of contrasts. Beneath waters dotted with lotus flowers, saltwater crocodiles
lurk. Jagged peaks of towering escarpments hide pockets of monsoon rainforest.
Waterfalls cascade into pools fringed with paperbarks, pandanus and cycads. You can
view the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, browse through a gallery of ancient Aboriginal rock
art at Ubirr or Nourlangie Rock, or explore the scenic Yellow Water, a billabong teeming
with wildlife. Around 1,000 plant species, a quarter of all Australian freshwater fish
species, and over one third of Australian bird species can be found in the Park.

Kakadu is shaped by water, being the catchment area for the South Alligator, East
Alligator, Katherine, Roper and Daly Rivers. From November to May, waterfalls are at
their most spectacular and the lowlands are flooded, attracting millions of migratory
birds. The unique and diverse avian life in Kakadu includes jacanas, azure kingfishers,
cuckoos, rufous owls, magpie geese, jabiru and more.

The Nature’s Way tourism drive is a great way to explore the park. The drive runs along
the Arnhem Highway to Jabiru, then the Kakadu Highway to Pine Creek, and then south Sunset at Ubirr

on to Katherine and Nitiluk National Park.

A number of Aboriginal clans still reside within the park. Kakadu is home to one of the
largest concentrations of Aboriginal rock art in the world with galleries at sites like
Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Other spectacular landmarks include Jim Jim Falls, Twin
Falls, Maguk (Barramundie Gorge), Jarrangbarnmiu (Koolpin Gorge) and Gunlom
(Waterfall Creek). There are many established walking tracks within the Park, some still
accessible during the Tropical Summer.

At the centre of the park the small mining township of Jabiru offers a range of services and
accommodation. Cooinda, also offers accommodation, and is located on the banks of Yellow
Water, a billabong teeming with migratory birds, saltwater crocodiles and other wildlife.
Cruises on Yellow Water depart daily. A visit to Kakadu is best started at the Bowali Visitors
Centre near Jabiru or the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre near Cooinda.

There is a wide range of accommodation in Kakadu. Along with hotels and resorts are
some new properties, including Hawk Dreaming, a safari camp where operators have
the exclusive permission from traditional owners to bring visitors onto their land and
share an authentic cultural experience. Another of Kakadu’s features is the Gagudju Yellow Water Cruise • Cooinda
Crocodile Holiday Inn – a crocodile-shaped complex, amazing when viewed from the air.
Resort-style accommodation is also available at Cooinda, a village on the famous Yellow
Water Billabong. Family friendly resorts are located in Jabiru as well as at the entrance
to Kakadu on the South Alligator River.

Must do:
 Cruise the Yellow Water Billabong and spot birds, animals and big crocodiles.
 Take to the air in a light aircraft during the Tropical Summer (November – March)
for a breathtaking view of Kakadu’s majestic Twin and Jim Jim waterfalls.
 Head to Gunlom Falls at the southern end of the park where it feels like you’re
standing on the edge of the world.
 Take a cultural cruise on the East Alligator River.
 Birdwatch at Mardugal Billabong or try the Mardugal Billabong Walk.
 Call in to the Bowali Visitor Centre for the latest information on Kakadu.
Aboriginal rock art • Nourlangie

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KAKADU • Tours and Charters

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KAKADU • Attractions

One of the Top End’s most


interesting drives taking in
Kakadu is Nature’s Way.
The 457 kilometre drive starts in
Darwin and finishes in Katherine.
It follows the Arnhem Highway
through the Adelaide and Mary River
wetlands to Jabiru in Kakadu
National Park and continues along
the Kakadu Highway to Pine Creek,
where it joins the Stuart Highway
(Explorer’s Way). It then continues
south to Katherine and Nitmiluk
National Park (Katherine Gorge). Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Here is a sample itinerary

Day 1
Nature’s Way from Darwin to Kakadu
National Park – 250 km to Jabiru
Depart Darwin
Stop off - Bark Hut Tourism Centre
Visit Mamukala Wetlands
Lunch at the border store in Kakadu
Guluyambi East Alligator River Cruise
Explore Nourlangie Rock
Overnight accommodation –
Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn

Day 2
Experiencing Kakadu National Park –
52 km Jabiru to Cooinda
Depart Jabiru
Visit Warradjan Cultural Centre
Ubirr art site
Scenic flight over Kakadu
Kakadu Culture Camp
Overnight – Gagudju Lodge Cooinda

Day 3
Kakadu National Park to Darwin via
Pine Creek –
Cooinda to Pine Creek 165 km
Pine Creek to Darwin 223km
Depart Cooinda
Early Yellow Water Billabong cruise
Pine Creek – lunch at Mayse’s Cafe
Travel south to Katherine and explore
Nitmiluk National Park
(Katherine Gorge)

Be sure to observe all park safety


signs and swim only where
recommended. Carry and drink plenty
of water, wear a shady hat, sunscreen
and insect repellent and suitable
clothing and footwear. Ensure your
vehicle is well maintained and
equipped for the length of time that
you plan to be travelling and avoid
strenuous activity during the heat of
the day.

Nourlangie Rock

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KAKADU • Attractions

Bowali Visitor Centre Jim Jim Falls Mamukala Wetlands


C4WHL and Bird Hide
aD RAW
Open daily. Open daily 6.30am to 8.30pm D HL
Free entry. subject to weather conditions. Open daily.
Before exploring Kakadu National Park, Free entry. Free entry.
get familiarised by exploring the Bowali Whether the falls are raging with water or In the dry season, Mamukala Wetlands
Visitor Centre where you can watch a 25 the merest trickle, this majestic waterfall is and Bird Hide displays the spectacle of
minute audio visual presentation to help a sight to behold. Set in the red ochre of thousands of migratory magpie geese
you gain a greater understanding of the Arnhem Land escarpment, and boasting congregating to feed. You can watch them
Kakadu’s landscape and moods, then take white sandy beaches and crystal clear from one of the bird hides or amble along
a walk through the interpretive displays. water, it is worth the 2km return walk the marked walking trails beside the
across rocks to appreciate this special area. tranquil wetlands. Walks vary from one to
three kilometres.

Videos are shown on the half hour giving Koolpin Gorge Nourlangie Rock Art Site
different perspectives on Kakadu and its
international significance. The habitat-
C4H a DG LH W
46kms from the Kakadu Highway Open daily. Free entry.
based display and library gives detailed
Seasonal Access only The walls of the Nourlangie Rock Art Site
information about the park and how much
A deposit is required for entry key have served as a shelter and canvas for
there is to see and do. Take a look at The
Access to beautiful Koolpin Gorge thousands of years. Paintings such as
Marrawuddi Gallery for Aboriginal arts
(Jarangbammi) is restricted. Those Namarrgon, lightning man, explore the
and crafts, books and gifts, and then
wishing to visit the site must obtain an relationship of the people to their country
enjoy a coffee at the cafe.
entry permit and key to gain access. and beliefs. During the months of April
For details call (08) 8938 1140, until October, Park Rangers invite visitors
Gunlom Plunge Pool Permits Officer, Kakadu National Park. to join them and share their knowledge of
this ancient gallery.
BC Vd pW HL Maguk / Baramundie Gorge
Open daily. Free entry. Twin Falls
Gunlom, located on Waterfall Creek in CL W H 4H
World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Open daily subject to weather conditions Open daily subject to weather conditions
Park, is the magical combination of Free entry. Tour fee applies.
waterfall and serene plunge pool, with A one kilometre walk through monsoon Twin Falls is set in the Arnhem Land
shady gums cooling the picnic areas. rainforest leads to the base of a beautiful escarpment. Take a ranger-guided boat
A steep climb to the top of the waterfall plunge pool. Maguk / Barramundie Gorge, cruise, followed by a bushwalk and a
provides sweeping views of the southern- a scenic and tranquil place to enjoy a scenic stroll along a boardwalk to the
most parts of Kakadu National Park. refreshing swim in the series of small cascading Falls. You will be rewarded by
waterholes. The water is crystal clear, and panoramic views of the towering red
a short hike to the top of the waterfall is escarpment and sparkling waters.
well worth the effort, affording a Afterwards, sit down and relax on the
panoramic view. white sandy shore.

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KAKADU • Attractions

Ubirr Warradjan Aboriginal Yellow Water Billabong


aG LHW Cultural Centre GHDF
40 kms from Jabiru adDWA Open daily. Free entry.
Open daily. Free entry. 4.5 kms of the Kakadu Highway Yellow Water is one of Kakadu National
Ubirr is one of Kakadu National Park’s enroute to Cooinda Park’s best known landmarks. Located
two most famous rock art galleries. The Open daily. Free entry. near the small settlement of Cooinda,
galleries can be viewed by following an To understand something of the Yellow Water is home to crocodiles, wild
easy 1 kilometre circular walking track. connection Kakadu's Aboriginal owners horses, buffalo and other wildlife.
During the winter, Park Rangers give free have with this special part of the Top End, The billabong, which floods to join other
scheduled talks about the ancient rock spend some time at the Warradjan waterways during the wet season, attracts
art. A moderately steep 250 metre climb Cultural Centre learning the stories that millions of migratory birds each year,
takes you to a rocky outlook with views gave them their laws. Aboriginal people including jacana, egrets, jabiru, sea eagles,
across the floodplains. Enjoying a developed this centre so they could share magpie geese. Paperbark forests,
spectacular tropical sunset from the top their culture. The Building has been styled pandanus and freshwater mangroves line
of Ubirr is not to be missed. in the shape of a pig nosed turtle, the banks, and the water is dotted with
Note: The Traditional Owners of Ubirr Warradjan, and is based on the theme, our beautiful pink and white waterlilies.
request of visitors to the park that no land is our life. Allow at least an hour to Explore the billabong by joining a wildlife
alcohol be consumed at this site. view and appreciate this attraction. cruise, or witness an unforgettable sunset
from the viewing platform.

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KAKADU • Accommodation

AURORA KADADU GAGUDJU CROCODILE HOLIDAY INN GAGUDJU LODGE COOINDA


  138 Rooms   110 Rooms  48 Rooms
Arnhem Highway, South Alligator Flinders Street Off Kakadu Highway
Kakadu National Park NT Jabiru NT 0886 Kakadu National Park NT 0886
Tel: (08) 8979 0166 Tel: (08) 8979 9000 Tel: (08) 8979 0145
Fax: (08) 8979 0147 Fax: (08) 8979 9098 Fax: (08) 8979 0148
Email: kakadu@auroraresorts.com.au Email: reservations@crocodileholidayinn.com.au Email: reservations@gagudjulodgecooinda.com.au
Website: www.auroraresorts.com.au Website: www.holidayinn.com/gagudjucroc Website: www.gagudju-dreaming.com

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


April/May 2008, Nov 08-Mar 2009 Twin/Double $151.00 $189.00 - $400.00 From $169.00 - $400.00
June-October 2008 Twin/Double $222.00 (Subject to seasonal availability). (Subject to seasonal availability).
Room Facilities: Room Facilities: Room Facilities:
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KAKADU VISITOR GUIDE


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Tells you all about Aboriginal culture,
and includes maps showing places of
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Darwin City or
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Kakadu National Park
Twin Falls • Kakadu National Park

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KAKADU • Tours and Charters

KAKADU SCENIC FLIGHT ALBATROSS HELICOPTERS


Tour Code: NA Tel: (08) 8988 5081 Fax: (08) 8988 5083 Email: mail@albatrosshelicopters.com.au
Duration: From 20-70 minutes (min. 2 persons) Scenic flights over Kakadu including Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls, Yellow Water wetlands, Barramundi Gorge, South and East
Cost: Start from $195.00 per person Alligator Rivers and the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Flights can be tailored to suit your particular requirements.
Departs: Kakadu Air - Jabiru Airport Website: www.albatrosshelicopters.com.au

KAKADU HAWK DREAMING SAFARI AUSSIE ADVENTURE TOURS


Tour Code: AAH3C Duration: 3 days FREECALL 1300 721 365 Fax: 1300 721 405 Email: res@aussieadventure.com
Cost: Adult $995.00 Child $796.00 This tour offers the best of both worlds visiting the key icons of Kakadu such as Ubirr, Jim Jim Gorge and the Yellow Water
Single supplement $160.00 cruise - PLUS 2 nights stay at the exclusive Hawk Dreaming Safari Camp with access to rarely visited ancient Aboriginal art
Departs: Darwin sites without fences or crowds. Website: www.aussieadventure.com.au

GULUYAMBI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CRUISE DJABULUKGU ASSOCIATION


Tour Code: PLG Tel: 1 800 089 113 or 8941 9611 Fax: 8941 9577 Email: info@guluyambi.com.au
Duration: 100 mins Daily May to Nov. Cruise the scenically spectacular East Alligator River in Kakadu. Aboriginal guides will provide guests with an insight into
Cost: Adults $45.00 Children (4 -14 yrs.) $25.00 the local Aboriginal mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills.
Departs: Upstream boat ramp at the East Alligator River Come and count the crocodiles! Website: www.kakadutours.com.au

KAKADU SPECTACULAR SCENIC FLIGHTS KAKADU AIR SERVICES


Tour Code: KAS FREECALL 1800 089 113 Tel: 8941 9611 Fax: 8941 9677 Email: info@kakadutours.com.au
Duration: 1⁄ 2 hour or 1 hour Kakadu, a panorama of vast and varied landscapes, ancient sandstone formations, gorges, erosion, billabongs, floodplains,
Cost: 1⁄ 2 hour $120.00pp 1 hour $195.00pp winding rivers, and the best view is from above with Kakadu Air, the NT’s longest established, most experienced, and best
Departs: Daily from Jabiru Airport equipped scenic flight company. Website: www.kakadutours.com.au

MAGELA CULTURAL AND DJABULUKGU ASSOCIATION


HERITAGE TOURS Tel: 1 800 089 113 or 8941 9611 Fax: 8941 9577 Email: info@kakadu.net.au
Tour Code: MAG Duration: Full Day This 4WD tour into Arnhem Land is specially designed for the adventurous, active traveller. Includes climb up Injalak Hill,
Cost: Adult $235.00 Child $188.00 (4 -14yrs.) Injalak Arts Centre in Oenpelli, exclusive boat cruise on Inkiyu Billabong and access to Hawk Dreaming, a restricted area of
Departs: Monday-Friday May to October Kakadu. Comfortable 4WD's with forward facing seats and expert guides. Website: www.kakadutours.com.au

KAKADU GORGE AND WATERFALL TOURS GAGUDJU LODGE COOINDA


Tour Code: NA Duration: 1 Day Tel: (08) 8979 0145 Fax: (08) 8979 0148 Email: tour.reservations@gagudjulodgecooinda.com
Cost: Adult $179 Go offroad in an airconditioned vehicle, with forward-facing seats, to Jim Jim Falls. Bushwalk through monsoonal forests
Child (15 years and under) $143 surrounded by 250 metre cliffs. A short 4WD followed by guided boat shuttle and short walk along the gorge face leads to
Departs: 6.45am ex-Jabiru (May - Nov) 7.30am ex-Gagudju Lodge Cooinda the base of the picturesque Twin Falls. Website: www.gagudju-dreaming.com

ARNHEMLANDER CULTURAL DJABULUKGU ASSOCIATION


AND HERITAGE TOURS Tel: 1 800 089 113 or 8941 9611 Fax: 8941 9577 Email: info@arnhemlander.com.au
Tour Code: PLA Duration: Full Day Experienced guides, 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, visit Oenpelli, Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre, Mikinj Valley,
Cost: $195.00 Adult Child $156.00 (4-14yrs.) magnificent scenery, ancient rock art sites, traditional survival skills, and comfortable 4WDs with forward facing seats.
Departs: Daily May to November Includes refreshments and lunch. Website: www.kakadutours.com.au

THE VERY BEST OF KAKADU KAKADU TOURS AND TRAVEL


Tour Code: All budgets FREECALL 1800 089 113 Tel: (08) 8979 2548 Fax: 8979 2482 Email: jo@kakadutours.com.au
Duration: Various Kakadu's only licensed local/domestic/international travel agency, located in the Jabiru Shopping Plaza. Optimise your
Cost: POA Kakadu visit with advice from locals who actually live in Kakadu. Specialising in local attractions and product.
Departs: Daily Website: www.kakadutours.com.au

4WD ARNHEM LAND CULTURAL TOUR LORD'S KAKADU AND ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS
Tour Code: LAS1 Tel: (08) 8948 2200 Fax: (08) 8948 2003 Email: lordssafaris@bigpond.com Web: www.lords-safaris.com
Duration: 1 Day Kakadu's longest running family tour business. Looking for billabongs, towering escarpments, indigenous culture, no crowds and a unique
Cost: Adult $195.00 Child $155.00 day? Experience a full day in Arnhem Land on our award-winning tour. Visit Injulak Art Centre, see aboriginal artists at work and visit the area's
Departs: Ex-Jabiru 0800 (May - October) most renowned rock art with an aboriginal guide. Enjoy morning tea on picturesque Injulak Hill as far from the crowds as you can imagine.
Lunch by a pristine billabong. An exceptional MUST DO Top End experience! BOOKINGS CALL 8948 2200.

YELLOW WATER CRUISES YELLOW WATER CRUISES


Tour Code: N/A Duration: 11⁄ 2 hour / 2 hour Tel: (08) 8979 0145 Fax: (08) 8979 0418 Email: tour.reservations@gagudjulodgecooinda.com
Cost: 11⁄ 2 hour $50.00 15 yrs and under $39.00 Enjoy a majestic cruise on Yellow Water - a land locked billabong in an area which peaks during the tropical
2 hour $70.00 15 yrs and under $49.00 summer. Witness stunning displays of fauna and flora, reptiles and abundant birdlife. Cruises operate from
Departs: Daily from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda Gagudju Lodge Cooinda daily. Website: www.gagudju-dreaming.com

Upper East Alligator River

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Katherine and surrounds
Katherine Gorge • Nitmiluk National Park

While its star attraction is undoubtedly the famous Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge),
Katherine and its surrounds include great fishing, hidden natural wonders and a rich
indigenous and pioneering history. The region stretches from the Gulf of Carpentaria
to the West Australian border. Around 300 kilometres south of Darwin, Katherine is
set on the banks of the Katherine River.

Katherine was named by explorer John McDouall Stuart in the late 1800s after the
daughter of one of his expedition sponsors. The area was renamed 'Nitmiluk' -
meaning 'cicada place' - in 1989 when traditional owners, the Jawoyn Aboriginal
people, gained title to the land.

The Katherine River flows through 13 separate gorges that carve their way through
the Arnhem Land Plateau. You can canoe, cruise and swim between sheer cliffs to the
sandy freshwater beaches of the main gorges, and view ancient Aboriginal rock
paintings high on the rock faces. Waterfalls and rock pools are found along over 100 Leliyn (Edith Falls) • Nitmiluk National Park
kilometres of walking tracks, beginning at the park’s visitor centre.

Katherine offers a wide range of accommodation, facilities and attractions, including


museums, art galleries, character-filled pubs and historic sites. Other attractions
within easy reach of the town include the Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, the
Katherine Hot Springs and Leliyn (Edith Falls).

Must do:

 Relax by the natural spring-fed crystal clear pool of the Katherine Hot Springs set
in picturesque surroundings with lush green lawns, shady paperbarks and
pandanas trees.

 Cutta Cutta Caves. Located about 10 minutes drive from town, the cave is a series
of limestone caverns dating back 500 million years featuring
sparkling columns, pillars and flowstones of calcite crystal. Northern Rockhole • Nitmiluk National Park

 Take a cruise or canoe along the magnificent Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk), and be
dwarfed by the towering glowing cliffs of the gorge.

 Just 8 kilometres south of Katherine is Springvale Homestead, the oldest original


homestead in the Territory, was built in 1879 by Alfred Giles the former Overland
Telegraph linesman.

Butterfly Gorge Nature Park • Douglas Daly Region

58
KATHERINE • Attractions

The Jatbula Trail Walking Track


Nitmiluk National Park is home to one of the most popular
and challenging walks in the Top End.
The famous Jatbula Trail is a 66 kilometre track traversing a
variety of landscapes from hot sandstone escarpment to wet
paperbark forests and features waterfalls, cultural sites and
deep sandstone gorges.

The Jatbula Trail commences at Katherine Gorge and culminates


at Edith Falls, following the Edith Escarpment overlooking the
Seventeen Mile Valley. Winding up and down through ever-
changing environments and over undulating terrain, it takes
around five days to fully experience the Jatbula Trail.

There are designated campsites at Biddlecombe Falls, Crystal


Falls, 17 Mile Falls, Edith River Crossing, Sandy Camp Pool and
Sweetwater Pool, each with natural swimming holes, waterfalls
or wide rivers in which to cool off. Ideally, walkers should trek
from first light until about 2.00pm, spending the remainder of
the afternoon relaxing by a waterfall, swimming in a crystal
clear waterhole or just gazing at the beautiful colours of
the sheer sandstone cliffs in the afternoon light.

A highlight of the Jatbula Trail is about halfway along the


track; the Amphitheatre is a butterfly-filled lush pocket of
rainforest featuring Aboriginal rock art.

Katherine Katherine Hot Springs Leliyn (Edith Falls)


Visitor Information Centre DWSpH CVSWKAp
Dd W Open daily subject to weather LHdBD
The centre is located at the southern end conditions. Free entry.
Open daily – subject to weather
of the town at the corner of the Stuart Take a refreshing dip in Katherine Hot
conditions. Free entry.
Highway and Lindsay Street. Friendly staff Springs. These natural thermal springs
Located on the western boundary of
are there to assist with your tours, travel are located just five minutes from the
Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge),
enquiries and accommodation. centre of town on the banks of the
the paperbark and pandanus fringed
Free booklets and brochures on the Katherine River. Relax and enjoy the pools
natural pool at the base of the falls is
Territory, plus road condition information at a constant idyllic temperature of 32ºC,
safe for swimming throughout most of
are readily available. and, with surrounding grassy banks and
the year. The area is also great for
Call into the Visitor Centre for shade trees, the ideal spot for a pleasant
bushwalking. Leliyn (Edith Falls) is the
information or Freecall 1800 653 142. picnic. Access is from the Victoria
finishing point of the 66 kilometre
Highway or Riverbank Drive.
Jatbula Trail walking track, which begins
Wheelchair access is available, contact
at Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine
1800 653 142 for access code.
Gorge) headquarters.

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KATHERINEAND SURROUNDS

Nitmiluk National Park


(Katherine Gorge)
Just 32 kms from the town centre, the
gorge system is the major natural
attraction in the area - a visitor’s delight -
180,000 hectares of natural wonder.
There are 13 gorges in the system, carved
out of the rock by torrential summer rains
over millenia. Five of the gorges are readily
accessible by organised tour and boat
cruise, alternatively the visitor can hire a
canoe, or take a trek.

Commercially operated two, four and eight


hour cruises are available, and the recently
introduced breakfast and sunset dinner
cruises have proved a popular attraction.
Helicopter scenic flights are also available.

Within the gorge system are many fine


examples of Aboriginal rock paintings many
thousands of years old. These art sites are
amongst the most popular attractions of
Nitmiluk National Park.

The Nitmiluk Gorge / Katherine River was


the cultural and spiritual foundation for
the first inhabitants of the area, the
Jawoyn and Dagomen people, providing
for food and water and for both spiritual
and recreational needs.

60
KATHERINE • Attractions

Nitmiluk Visitor Centre Katherine Outback Katherine Low Level


Heritage Museum Nature Reserve
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The Visitor Centre is located at Katherine M D AB pW dK b W BS HF pd
Gorge (Nitmiluk). Information displays The Reserve, located 5 kms from town,
explain the geology, landscape and Open daily March to October; is a popular swimming, picnic and fishing
Aboriginal history of the national park. open Monday to Saturday November to area for both locals and visitors to the
Informative staff are there to help you February. town. The Katherine River flows over rock
with tour enquiries and information. Entry fee applies. bars just below the weir and the Low
Parks and Wildlife rangers are also The Katherine Outback Heritage Museum, Level Bridge making pleasant rapids and
available to assist with your enquiries was originally constructed as an air shallow swimming areas. The surrounding
about walks and camping. terminal during World War II, and now river banks, with their tall paperbark
The Centre has toilet facilities, souvenir contains an eclectic collection of trees, make for excellent picnic spots.
shop, café, and also features an activity artefacts, photographs, maps and pioneer Nearby is a grassed picnic area with gas
playground for children. The dining area, memorabilia in an informative museum. BBQs, picnic tables, toilets and play
on the deck overlooking the Katherine Outdoor and undercover exhibits illustrate facilities. You’ll also witness the extensive
River, is the ideal spot to relax, enjoy a meal a rich heritage of ingenuity in rural variety of birdlife and the ceaseless
or just savour a cooling drink and take in the machinery and household equipment. chatter from the colonies of flying foxes in
glorious sunset. the trees that line the river bank.

Katherine School of The Air Springvale Homestead Cutta Cutta Caves


AG D W d C V SW K A dR G W AG Kd H
Gorge Road, Katherine p J b F Open daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Open Monday to Friday from April to Open daily. subject to weather conditions.
December. Entry fee applies. Free entry. Entry fee applies.
Katherine School of the Air (KSA),a Springvale Homestead, near Katherine, is Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park covers
distance education school, broadcasting the oldest original homestead in the 1499 hectares of karst limestone
to students for the past 35 years over Northern Territory. The station was landscape and caves. Guided tours of the
an area of some 800,000 sq kms of the established in 1878 and managed by cave system are conducted throughout
Northern Territory. Curriculum materials Alfred Giles, the ex Overland Telegraph the day. The Jawoyn Aboriginal people
are delivered to the students via radio, linesman. The homestead displays many have a long association with this area,
telephone, and the internet where photographs and information on the early and evidence of their culture can be
lessons are conducted online in a virtual history of the property. found throughout the Park.
classroom.

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KATHERINE AND SURROUNDS • Accommodation

ALL SEASONS KATHERINE BEST WESTERN PINE TREE MOTEL BIG 4 HAYES CREEK
 100 Rooms  50 Rooms  50 Rooms
Stuart Highway, Katherine 3 Third Street 455 Stuart Highway
PO Box 1196, Katherine NT 0850 Katherine NT 0850 Hayes Creek NT 0850
Tel: (08) 8972 1744 FREECALL 1800 467 434 FREECALL 1800 782 430
Fax: (08) 8972 2790 Tel: (08) 8972 2533 Fax: (08) 8972 2920 Tel: (08) 8978 2430 Fax: (08) 8978 2528
Email: H3112-reø1@accor.com Email: pinetree2@bigpond.com Email: email@hayescreek.com.au
Website: www.allseasons.com.au Website: www.travelnorth.com.au Website: www.hayescreek.com.au

Rates: Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 30 September 2008 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Single $132.00 Double $132.00 Cabins $120.00 per night (2 persons)
Standard room /twin share from $110.00 Summertime rates: 1 Oct 2008 - 31 March 2009 Extra adult $12.00 Extra Child $6.00
Room facilities: Single $105.60 Double $105.60 Room Facilities:
A,F,La,Lc,P,R,T,TC,TV,V Room Facilities: A,P,T,TC,TV A,f,i,la,lc,p,r,tc
Property facilities: Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
CC,DC,E,G,IR,M,O,PK,Q,RR,S,TD,U,W CC,DD,DC,E,IR,PK,Q,TD,U,W CC,E,G,IR,PK,Q,S,TD,U,W,Y,Z
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KATHERINE RIVER LODGE MOTEL MAUD CREEK COUNTRY LODGE PALM COURT KOOKABURRA BACKPACKERS
 40 Rooms  26 Rooms
50 Giles Street 4179 Gorge Road Corner Giles and Third Street
Katherine NT 0851 Katherine NT Katherine NT 0850
Tel: (08) 8971 0266 Tel: (08) 8971 1814 FREECALL 1800 626 722
Fax: (08) 8971 3188 Fax: (08) 8972 3647 Tel: (08) 8972 2722 Fax: (08) 8971 1443
Email: krlmotel@bigpond.net.au Email: maudcreekcountrylodge@bigpond.com.au Email: palmcourt1@bigpond.com.au
Website: www.katherineriverlodge.net Website: www.maudcreeklodge.com.au Website: www.travelnorth.com.au

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
Single $79.00-$89.00 Double $89.00-$99.00 Lodge Room - $156.00 (2 adults) From $24.00 - $54.00
Family $119.00 Cottage - $186.00 (2 adults) Room Facilities:
Room Facilities: Extra adult $36.00 Extra child $22.00 Aa,Ff,Pp
A,F,l,La,P,R,TC,TV (3 Rooms plus 1 Cottage) Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: Room Facilities: A,F,MB,P,R,TC,C,tv CC,G,K,N,PK,Q,TD,W,Z
CC,E,G,IR,K,Q,S,TD,W,Z, Internet Room Property Facilities:
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RIVERVIEW TOURIST VILLAGE SHADY LANE TOURIST PARK SPRINGVALE HOMESTEAD


 50 Rooms   – 60 Rooms
440 Victoria Highway Katherine NT 0850 1828 Gorge Road Katherine NT 0850 Shadforth Road Katherine NT 0850
Tel: (08) 8972 1011 Fax: (08) 8971 0397 Reservations 1800 043 043 Tel: (08) 8972 1355
Email: info@riverviewtouristvillage.com.au Tel: (08) 8971 0491 Fax: (08) 8972 3259 Fax: (08) 8972 3201
Website: www.riverviewtouristvillage.com.au Email: shadylanetouristpark@bigpond.com Email: info@travelnorth.com.au
Gateway to the Hot Springs Website: www.shadylanetouristpark.com.au Website: www.travelnorth.com.au

Room rates: Room rates: Room rates:


Cabins: Budget $65 (Dble) Standard $74 (Double) 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Motel: $51.00 - $72.00 Camping (Powered): $25.00
Ensuite $89 (Double) Family $113.50 (2A + 3C) Ensuite cabins from $110.00 Camping (Unpowered): Adult $10.00 Child $6.00
Budget Motel Rooms $79 (Double) 2 bedroom cabin from $140.00 Room Facilities:
Single/Double Backpacker $28 - $38 Room Facilities: A,F,Lc,P,R,TC,TV A,F,P,R,TC
Room Facilities: A,c,f,la,p,R,tc,TV Property Facilities: Property Facilities:
Property Facilities: CC,E,G,N,PK,Q,TD,W CC,G,IR,K,N,PK,Q,TD,U,W CC,E,G,IR,PK,Q,TD,U,W

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62
KATHERINE • Accommodation / Vehicle Hire

MATARANKA CABINS AND CAMPING TERRITORY MANOR MATARANKA VEHICLE HIRE


  26 Rooms
Lot 4705 Martins Road, 1371 Martins Road, Mataranka NT 0852 HERTZ NORTHERN TERRITORY
Bitter Springs, Mataranka NT 0852 Bookings: 1800 089 103
Tel: (08) 8975 4838 Tel: (08) 8975 4516 Corner Katherine Terrace and O’Shea Terrace
Fax: (08) 8975 4814 Fax: (08) 8975 4612 Katherine NT 0850
Email: matarankacabins@bigpond.com.au Email: territorymanor@bigpond.com.au Bookings: 13 30 39
Website: matarankacabins.bigpondhosting.com Web: www.territorymanormotelcaravanparkmataranka.com Tel: (08) 8971 1111
Fax: (08) 8971 2464
Type: Cars, Four Wheel Drives, Mini Buses, Utes
Services: 1,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18,F25
Email: reserv@hertznt.com
Website: www.hertznt.com

THRIFTY CAR RENTAL


Travel North, 6 Katherine Terrace
Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Room rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 Katherine NT 0850
Single/Double: $110.00 Extra per adult: $12.00 Motel: $89 - $103 Camping (Powered): $24 Bookings: 1800 891 125
Extra per child: $6.00 Camping (Unpowered): Adult $10 Child $5 Tel: (08) 8972 3183
Room Facilities: Ensuite powered site: $28 (2 pax) Extra per person $10
Room Facilities: A,F,La, P,R,T,TC,TV Fax: (08) 8981 5247
A,C,F,P,R,TC,TV
Property Facilities: Property Facilities: Type: Small, medium, large sedans
CC,G,K,N,PK,Q CC,E,G,IR,M,PK,Q,TD,U,W,WS,X Services: 1,4,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,17,18,19,F25
Email: thrifty@rentacar.com.au
F J L F J L Website: www.rentacar.com.au

Canoeing on the Katherine River

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KATHERINE • Cruises / Tours / Scenic Flights

DAWN BREAK BREAKFAST CRUISE


Tour Code: NBS
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: Adult $59.00 Child $47.00
Departs: Nitmiluk Gorge

NABILIL DREAMING CULTURAL CRUISE


Tour Code: NITSS
Duration: 31⁄2 hours
Cost: Adult $116.00 Child $101.00
Departs: Nitmiluk Gorge

KAKADU FROM KATHERINE TRAVEL NORTH


Tour Code: KFK 1800 089 103 Tel: (08) 8971 9999 Fax: (08) 8972 3989 Email: info@travelnorth.com.au
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night Depart Katherine at approx 7.00am for 2 exciting days in Kakadu. Enjoy such attractions as Mary River, Waterfall Creek Cooinda,
Cost: $383.00 - $477.00 pp twin share home of Yellow Water, where you will enjoy the variety of birds, wildlife and Johnston crocodiles on a sunset cruise. Day 2 visit Ubirr,
Departs: Jun,Jul,Aug / Daily May,Sept,Oct / Wed,Fri,Sun;Nov-Apr / Wed Bowali Visitor Centre, Border Store, South Alligator and more. Return Darwin 5.00pm.approx. Website: www.travelnorth.com.au

CROCODILE NIGHT ADVENTURE TRAVEL NORTH


Tour Code: 14S 1800 089 103 Tel: (08) 8971 9999 Fax: (08) 8972 3989 Email: info@travelnorth.com.au
Duration: 3 Hours The darkness of a bush night offers much to those with keen eyes. Spotlight the Johnston River Crocodiles, owls, wallabies,
Cost: Adult $49.50 Child $24.50 snakes and other nocturnal animals. Your guide will light a campfire and call the crocs for photos. Enjoy a bushman's meal
Departs: May - October / Daily washed down with billy tea and wine. Website: www.travelnorth.com.au

SCENIC FLIGHTS

EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF ROTARY FLIGHT AIRBORNE SOLUTIONS


Tour Code: N/A Tel: (08) 8972 2345 Fax: (08) 8972 2535 Email: info@airbornesolutions.com.au
Duration: From short to extended flights Air tour breathtaking and dramatic landscapes in the Top End from bases in Darwin and Katherine. Land amongst the rugged rock
Cost: POA country of Nitmiluk NP, an opportunity exclusive to Airborne Solutions. Air tours available to suit all interests. Visit aboriginal rock
Departs: Darwin and Katherine art, picnic and swim amongst dramatic waterfalls or heli-fish a remote waterhole. Website: www.airbornesolutions.com.au

13 GORGES HELICOPTER TOUR HELI-MUSTER NT


Tour Code: Flight 3 Tel: (08) 8972 2402 Fax: (08) 8972 2402 Email: hm_nt_scenics@esat.net.au
Duration: 20 minutes Sit back and enjoy all thirteen Katherine Gorges then descend close to the Katherine River for a unique photo opportunity
Cost: $160.00 per person (minimum 2 pax) of the Arnhem Land escarpment and local wildlife. We also have several other aerial tours available to suit a ranage of
Departs: Maud Creek Airstrip, Gorge Road, Katherine budgets. Website: www.heli-musternt.com.au

KATHERINE REGION NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE)


Hospital NATIONAL PARK
Post Office
Leilyn
Information (Edith Falls) r
ine Rive Maud Creek
Kather Nitmiluk
Knotts Crossing Country Lodge Visitor Centre
Overland Telegraph
Pylons
OAD
Old Gallon Licence Store GE R
GOR
To Pine Creek

Hospital
ST Jurassic Cycad Nursery
UA
RT Katherine Museum
HW
Y Katherine River Lodge Knotts Crossing Resort
Katherine School of the Air
ST
ES

Palm Court Backpackers


GIL

Pine Tree Motel


St. Andrews Serviced Apartments
E
IV
DR

To Tennant Creek

Katherine
FLORINA RD O'Keeffe
N

Railway Museum All Seasons


MI

House
ZI

Katherine
Rail Terminal
Riverview Tourist Village
STU
Katherine Tindal RAAF Base A RT
Hot Springs HWY
Katherine Low Level Caravan Park
Low Level Nature Reserve
To Manyallaluk

Springvale Homestead
Y
W Cutta Cutta Caves 27kms
Pioneer Cemetery H
A Manyallaluk Dreaming 100kms
RI To Flora River National Park
O Mataranka 106kms
Not to Scale CT To Kununurra
VI

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KATHERINE AND SURROUNDS • Douglas and Daly River Region

The Arches and the Merrepen Arts Centre


Douglas and Daly River Region Waterhole Open Monday to Friday from
Located midway between Darwin and ‘The Arches’, located near Douglas Daly 8.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry.
Katherine, just off the Stuart Highway, Tourist Park, are a part of the Douglas Weekends by appointment.
and an easy scenic drive from both River Esplanade Conservation Area. It is Merrepen Arts Centre sells authentic
destinations, the region is famous for an amazing natural formation that allows Aboriginal acrylic paintings, screen prints,
its fishing, and also boasts hot springs, you to swim right through the archway batik and hand printed lino-block fabric
gorges, bushwalking and an into the Waterhole, where you will find a and shirts, silk paintings, weavings and
abundance of wildlife. sandy beach with a gentle gradient. cards. The annual Merrepen Arts Festival
incorporates both the art and various
Also known as the Douglas Daly, after guest appearances such as the Darwin
its two major river systems, the region Symphony Orchestra. The Festival is held
has become a favourite spot for over the first weekend of June each year.
travellers to spend time camping,
fishing, bushwalking, and swimming. Peppimenarti
The Daly River, famous for its large A small community, home to the
barramundi, is one of the Top End’s Ngangikurrunggurr people, famous for
most popular waterways for their weaving, is accessed by an
recreational fishing and boating and unsealed road, a continuation of the
now hosts two major annual fishing Daly River Crossing. Organised tours are
competitions – the 'Barra Classic' and available to visit Peppimenarti Art,
the 'Barra Nationals'. Oolloo Crossing where visitors may shop for artefacts
has also proven to be an excellent Butterfly Gorge and souvenirs, and learn of traditional
spot for barra fishing in the early dry Nature Park culture. An Access Permit is required
and for black bream all year round. Cool crevices in the rock face of beautiful unless booked on an organised tour.
Butterfly Gorge provide shelter for
There are plenty of swimming holes in thousands of common crow butterflies.
the Douglas Daly region. However, as The rock pools provide a chance for a
saltwater crocodiles inhabit this area refreshing swim. The pools are shaded by
visitors are urged to look out for and paperbarks up to 50 metres tall. The sheer
observe crocodile warning signs as rock faces, edged by dense riverine
incidents with crocodiles have caused vegetation and rocky spinifex country, offer
injury and death. A great spot for bird- shaded riverine walks and beautiful scenery.
watching and swimming are the
Douglas Hot Springs. Swimming is
best suited to the cooler pools
upstream and downstream from the
springs, which can be very hot. Tjuwaliyn (Douglas)
Owned by the Wagiman Aboriginal Hot Springs
people and jointly managed by the NT 47km from the Stuart Highway
Parks and Wildlife Commission, this is via Oolloo Road. Free entry.
an important place for women’s The popular Tjuwaliyn (Douglas)
ceremonies. Butterfly Gorge is Hot Springs Park protects part of the
another picturesque swimming area Douglas River, where thermal pools
where the pools are fringed with create an oasis in the surrounding dry
paperbark trees over 50 metres high woodland. The water attracts a wide
Fenton Airfield
and the crevices in the rock faces are variety of birdlife and mammals such as
Open daily. Free entry.
inhabited by thousands of butterflies. bandicoots, quolls and flying foxes.
Fenton Airfield was used mainly by
Liberator bombers which mounted long Camping is permitted, and caravan
Must do: access is usually possible depending on
 Swim through the natural land and
range raids in the East Indies from 1942.
The airfield suffered two heavy attacks by seasonal conditions. Swimming is
water formation known as the available in some areas of the Park, but
Japanese aircraft during mid-1943. The
Arches and the Waterhole. it is important to test the temperature
site is an outstanding example of a World
 Explore the Jesuit Ruins at the War II heavy bomber airfield construction of the water before entering.
Daly River Mango Farm for an and layout.
insight into the influence of the
Jesuit missionaries in the region Jesuit Ruins
over a hundred years ago. The Jesuit Ruins on the Daly River
 Browse through the authentic arts
Mango Farm, located along the Daly
River Road, is one of the earliest
and crafts of the local Nauiyu
examples of European settlement in the
community at the Merrepen Arts
Top End. The ruins are accessed via a
Centre and see artists at work.
 CATCH A BARRA!
2km scenic bush track. Visitors staying
at the Mango Farm Caravan Park have
free access to the ruins.

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KATHERINE AND SURROUNDS • Douglas and Daly River Region

Daly River Crossing


Daly River Crossing is a popular fishing and boating area that is
renowned for its barramundi, its scenic surrounds, and its diverse
wildlife. Powerful saltwater crocodiles lurk beneath the tranquil
waters, and millions of migratory birds visit the area each year.

CAMPING
CARAVANNING
ACCOMMODATION
Whether you’re 6 or 66, Woolianna on the Daly is
the place to catch a barramundi. Hayes Creek
Located on the bank of the Daly River at Browns Creek,
which is as far downstream as road access will allow,
Hayes Creek is the southern gateway to the Douglas and Daly

there is less distance to travel to the best barra hot spots.


River regions. The escarpment surrounding Hayes Creek is quite

Woolianna has hosted the world famous NT Barramundi


picturesque. The Hayes Creek Wayside Inn offers a choice of

Classic on numerous occasions.


accommodation including air-conditioned units, caravan park and
camping sites, shaded swimming pool, fuel and food. It is the ideal
For caravanners and campers, Woolianna now has 40 powered, base to explore the many historic World War II sites in the area.
lawned and shaded van sites as well as tent sites with excellent
amenities. Or you can stay in a comfortable, self-contained
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KATHERINE AND SURROUNDS • Pine Creek

Pine Creek Copperfield Recreational Dam


Pine Creek National Trust Museum
Established in the late 1800s, Pine
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The Museum has served a number of Copperfield Recreation Dam is a cool
Creek is located 90 kms north of purposes over past years. It has been the haven just 6km south-west of Pine Creek.
Katherine. It is the Top End’s only home of a mining warden, a doctor’s This reserve has a deepwater lake
original mining town remaining from residence, clinic and dispensary, and a surrounded by hills and is an ideal place
the 1870s gold rush era of the and is military hospital. More recently it was to swim and relax with shady picnic areas
a treasure trove of heritage bush used as a post office and telephone and toilets nearby. Camping is restricted
buildings and mining sites. Gold was exchange. The Museum houses displays of to eight sites, with a limit of three nights’
discovered in 1871 by workers on the gold and gemstones, Aboriginal and stay rigidly enforced.
Overland Telegraph Line. Although Chinese history and historic equipment.
small, the township offers a range of
accommodation options, including
Railway Station Museum
caravan parks and cabins.
Miners Park Entry fee applies.
This Bicentennial Park, next to the railway Located in the original station building
Many of the original buildings still station and the old station master’s built in 1888 which served as a
stand. The National Trust Museum residence, offers a fascinating look at the communications centre until 1976.
building is the oldest surviving mining history of the region. Historic photos, maps and memorabilia
prefabricated structure in the It comprises a fascinating outdoor display depict the history of the North Australian
Northern Territory. Originally the of historic mining machinery and mining Railway. Next to the station an 1877 Beyer
home of the Mining Warden in equipment from the old Pine Creek mines, Peacock locomotive which was restored as
Burrundie, it was later moved to Pine together with interpretive signs, a Centenary of Federation project by the
Creek and over the years served as a photographic displays and background Pine Creek Community Government
doctors residence, clinic, dispensary, information on mining history. Council. Believed to be the oldest restored
military hospital, post office and locomotive in Australia, it operated
exchange. Today it houses the The Park is open to visitors daily - between Darwin and Pine Creek from 1915
National Trust Museum and town admission is free. until it was finally decommissioned in 1945.
library. Browse through the building
and its contents to gain an insight
into the gold rush, local Chinese
history, buffalo hunters and the
Overland Telegraph Line. The
Northern Goldfields Loop Heritage
trail that takes you from Pine Creek
to Adelaide River and on to the
Grove Hill Heritage Hotel, offers an
insight into life during the era.

The Pine Creek Railway Precinct is


home to the original terminus of an
uncompleted transcontinental railway
system. The railway’s contribution to
Enterprise Pit Mine Lookout The Water Gardens
The Mine Lookout affords a panoramic Free entry.
the development of the mining boom
view of the open-cut Enterprise Pit, left These water gardens in the middle of
in the late 19th Century was profound
when Pine Creek Goldfields ceased town were created after the old railway
and enabled the transport of
operation in 1994. The water-filled pit is tracks were uplifted, leaving a series of
machinery and equipment with
135 metres deep, but before its closure, unsightly trenches, which were then
greater ease to the mine fields than
more than 764,000 ounces of gold were turned into a series of attractive ponds
had been previously possible.
extracted from the mine. Old Chinese and landscaped gardens. Now a popular
Pine Creek maintained its importance mine shafts can also be viewed close to pleasant shady place for a quiet picnic
after the railway was extended to the lookout. Sunsets viewed from this or a walk.
Katherine and during World War II vantage point can be spectacular.
when it became one of the four
dispersal bases on the North
Australian Railway. Miners Park has
strong architectural and historical
associations and remains a key
feature in the township's heritage
and streetscape.

Must do:
 Explore the Pine Creek Railway
Precinct and Miners Park.
 Stop in and discover the history at
the Grove Hill Heritage Hotel of
the gold rush era.

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PINE CREEK / MATARANKA • Attractions

The Northern Goldfields Loop Mataranka Thermal Pool


Mataranka, Stuart Highway
A journey on the Northern Goldfields Loop, and Roper River D C VR AW Sd HK
an area rich in history as well as in minerals, Open daily, free entry.
Mataranka township sits on the upper
is a journey through time. Mataranka Thermal Pool was dedicated as a
reaches of the Roper River, an hour's
The area, once the heart of the goldfields, reserve in 1967 to ensure the preservation
drive south-east of Katherine.
once supported several towns. Follow the With a population of about 250, it of the Thermal Spring and surrounding
signposts off the Stuart Highway and services outlying cattle stations and palm forest, which has survived from an
explore the area, which is dotted with Aboriginal communities and is well- earlier age. The pool is at a constant 34°C
historic sites and ruins of those bygone equipped with facilities for travellers. and flows from Rainbow Springs at an
days after many a change in fortunes. Attractions include the Stockyard amazing 30.5 million litres a day. Pets must
This intriguing place is located against a Gallery, barramundi feeding tours and be restrained in the private pet parking bay
backdrop of shady creeks, magnificent the Never Never Museum with displays outside the park and the camping area.
salmon gums and unusual rocky outcrops. of local Aboriginal history.
Pick up a copy of 'Northern Goldfields Loop' The area was made famous in the
from the Katherine Visitor Information Jeannie Gunn novel 'We of the Never
Centre for a detailed history of the area. Never' - written in 1908 about nearby
Elsey Station. Elsey Cemetery, 21 kms
Grove Hill Heritage Museum south of the township, marks the
C WBC resting place of many of the book's
characters. The Mataranka Homestead
Open daily, free entry.
is a replica of the Gunn’s original
The Grove Hill historic licensed hotel and
home. The Station is now administered
museum is located in the heart of the by the local Aboriginal people.
Northern Goldfields on the old railway line
that ran between Larrimah and Darwin. Elsey National Park, eight kilometres
On display are many artefacts of historic from Mataranka, is another of the
region's natural attractions. The Roper Bitter Springs (Koran)
interest. The Grove Hill Hotel is located on
the Northern Goldfields Loop which runs River meanders through the park,
flowing through waterholes and
B pW S
between the Kakadu Highway south of Pine Free entry.
tumbling over rocks and tufa dams.
Creek, and links up with the Stuart Highway This tropical spring-fed thermal pool is
You can canoe and fish on the Roper
north of Emerald Springs. Camping and River and swim at the palm-fringed located just two km from Mataranka. Set
accommodation are available. thermal pools of Rainbow and Bitter among palms and tropical woodland, it is
Springs. Mataranka thermal pools are an ideal location to bushwalk, swim or
Umbrawarra Gorge fringed by paperbark and palm forest simply relax. Toilet facilities, picnic
Nature Park and bubble at a constant temperature benches and barbeques are available.
WaBCSH of 34° Celsius. Some 180 kilometres
Open daily subject to weather conditions. east is Roper Bar, a natural rock
Free entry. crossing separating the saltwater and
Umbrawarra Gorge, located 22 km south- freshwater sections of the Roper River.
west of the town of Pine Creek past Lake Approximately 100 kilometres north-
Copperfield, features a pleasant little east of Mataranka is the Aboriginal
creek running between steep red cliffs, community of Manyallaluk. Spend a
and a series of swimming pools with day here learning about bush tucker,
sandy beaches. The first pool is about a and see demonstrations of traditional
15 minute walk from the car park. bark painting, fire lighting, spear
The gorge is excellent for exploring and if throwing and basket weaving. You may
you are willing to rock-hop and swim, you also like to camp overnight at the
can find some pleasant, secluded community, or purchase local artworks Elsey Memorial Cemetery
direct from the artist. Located just 21 km from Mataranka, the
swimming holes, and from the clifftops
witness some superb views. Surrounding Also in the area is Daly Waters, an gravestones mark the resting place of
bushland abounds with wildlife, making outback town with a rich history. The many of the characters who were written
the area a naturalist’s delight. Camping Daly Waters Pub is the quintessential about in Jeannie Gunn’s novel ‘We of the
with toilet facilities is available. outback watering hole famous for its Never Never’.
bush hospitality, huge meals and
quirky decorations on the walls.
Must do:
 Stop in at the Daly Waters Pub for
an outback pub experience.
 Learn about the history of the
Mataranka Homestead and
Elsey Station.
 Cool off in the picturesque waters
of Bitter Springs.

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MATARANKA / STUART HIGHWAY / ROPER RIVER

Barra Feeding The Stockyard Gallery Dunmarra


Territory Manor, Mataranka
Feeding times 9.30am and 1.00pm.
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Open daily. Free entry. Dunmarra is located 316km south of
Feed a barramundi at the Territory Manor
The Gallery is located in the centre of Katherine. This roadside stop was named
'Feed the Barra Show' in Mataranka.
Mataranka. Local knowledge is the after a man called Dan O’Mara whose
This free tour is a must see!
speciality and information is available for body was never found. The Aboriginal
Watch large barramundi being hand-fed.
those travelling up and down ‘the track’. people of the area involved in the search
Learn about these fascinating fish and
Boasting a shady tea garden where couldn’t pronounce his name and referred
how they live and breed in the rivers and
visitors can enjoy lunch, the gallery to him as ‘Dunmarra’. Accommodation,
waters around the Top End.
features a display of local art and caravan park, fuel and food are available.
souvenirs for sale.

Manyallaluk
The Dreaming Place
a BC VG Ad W S
Open Mon-Fri / April-October
Mon-Wed-Fri / October-November
Bookings are essential.
Tel: 8972 2224 Fax: 8972 2294
Email: tours@geckotours.com.au
Manyallaluk is an Aboriginal owned and
Elsey Homestead Replica operated tourism business 35 km off the Larrimah Museum
Open daily. Free entry. Central Arnhem Road. The road is suitable Open daily. Free entry.
The Homestead is an authentic replica for 2WD vehicles most of the year, The Larrimah Museum houses displays
that was especially constructed for the however check road conditions during the featuring the railway during World War II
film 'We of the Never Never'. Every detail wet season. Manyallaluk offers a unique and its post-war operations in the
is duplicated down to the hand-hewn local cultural experience and interaction with transport industry. The museum also
cypress pine. Nearby Aboriginal gunyas, local people including an informative bush features photographs and interpretive
or wurlies, built with the advice of local walk, arts, crafts and spear throwing. text of the World War II airfield, Gorrie.
Aboriginal elders can be seen. Manyallaluk Art and Craft Centre has The display highlights the impact these
artefacts from local artists available. events had on this region.

Elsey National Park Daly Waters Pub Roper River


Open daily. Free entry. The Roper River and surrounding area
SV WH p d F CB The Daly Waters Pub is a colourful pub, clad supports a range of plants and wildlife
The Park incorporates the spring-fed in corrugated iron, draped with including the largest stand of Livingstonia
Roper and Waterhouse Rivers. bougainvilleas, and crammed with decades Rigida Palms in the world. The river is well
There are opportunities for swimming, of memorabilia. It began its current known to keen anglers as one of the best
fishing, canoeing and bushwalking incarnation serving passengers arriving on spots to catch barramundi. A boat ramp is
throughout the Park. The Mataranka the new Qantas airline in 1934. located at Twelve Mile Yard off John
Thermal Pool, Bitter Springs, Stevie’s Hole, The Daly Waters Pub holds a liquor license Hauser Drive. Restrictions: Outboard
Mataranka Falls and the Environmental that has been in continuous use since 1938. motor sizes are limited (maximum 15 hp)
Walk are some of the highlights of a visit
at 12 Mile Yard boat ramp and National
to Elsey National Park.
Park Fishing Restrictions apply.
A popular activity in the area is
birdwatching with the rare Red Goshawk,
Hooded Parrot, and Northern Rosellas
some of the many species to be seen.
Bush camping is available at the 12 Mile
Yard on John Hauser Drive. Alternatively
camping and accommodation facilities are
available near the Thermal Pool and also
Bitter Springs.
Restrictions: No pets, no generators.

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BORROLOOLA AND THE GULF REGION

Barranyi National Park King Ash Bay


Borroloola and King Ash Bay is the location of the
the Gulf Region F d BHS Borroloola Boat and Fishing Club.
The park, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, is one
Borroloola, a remote community on the The general store has fuel, ice and
of the Territory's most remote visitor
McArthur River in the Gulf of supplies. Campground, budget
destinations. This peaceful wilderness haven
Carpentaria and once a frontier town, is accommodation, houseboats and a boat
is owned by Aboriginal people. Special
now the capital of the Gulf region. ramp are available for visitors.
features of the island park include long
Home to four main indigenous
language groups, the area includes
sandy beaches like Paradise Bay, a glorious Limmen National Park
stretch of white beach ideal for walking, (Proposed)
many large cattle stations. Fishing and
camping remain a way of life for locals beachcombing and birdwatching. Located 182km north-west of Borroloola,
and travellers chasing barramundi. this park is accessed from the Roper
Fifty kilometres from Borroloola,
Caranbirini River Road or by travelling north from
King Ash Bay, a popular fishing spot, Conservation Reserve Cape Crawford. It features several large
attracts thousands of visitors each year Open daily. Free entry. sandstone spires and rounded dome
and a fishing competition is usually Just 46km south of Borroloola and easily formations resulting from erosion of the
held over the Easter long weekend. accessed off the Carpentaria Highway, the sandstone escarpment. The main
reserve protects a diversity of habitats for recreational activity is fishing on the
Barranyi (North Island) National Park,
such a small area, including sandstone hills Towns and Limmen Rivers.
located in the Sir Edward Pellew Group
and ridges, semi-permanent waterhole
of Islands is a wildlife haven, providing
flanked by riverine vegetation, woodland
a home to nesting turtles and Poppy’s Pool
migratory birds and offers excellent and intriguing sandstone spires.
This beautiful secluded thermal pool,
reef fishing opportunities. Access to located north of Cape Crawford, maintains
the islands is limited, and visitors must The Lost City Formation a temperature of 27°C and is owned by the
contact Parks and Wildlife NT before Located in the Abner Ranges the site is
Mara people. It is surrounded by lush
making the journey. isolated and access is by helicopter only
vegetation and has a beautiful sandstone
from Cape Crawford. This is an breath-
Cape Crawford, at the junction of the gorge as a backdrop.
taking flight and well worth considering.
Carpentaria and Tablelands Highways, For further information contact :
For further information contact :
is home to the famous Heartbreak Tel: (08) 8975 9611. An entry fee applies.
Tel: (08) 8975 9611. Entry fee applies.
Hotel. Cape Crawford is situated
approximately 120 kilometres from the
ocean and is so named because it is
situated at the northern extremity or
‘cape’ of the Abner Ranges, first
‘discovered’ in 1880 by drover Lindsay
Crawford. The Abner Ranges are home
to an impressive site known as the
Lost City covering an area of some
8 square kilometres and dotted with
towering sandstone formations. These
natural pillars conjure up images of
skyscrapers, and are well worth a visit.
Helicopter flights which touch down in
the Lost City give access to the site.

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TIMBER CREEK AND VICTORIA RIVER

Gregory National Park Keep River National Park


Timber Creek and CV dW pF H L C W Hpa
Victoria River Open daily. Free entry. Open daily. Free entry.
Gregory National Park is the Northern This small park contains a diversity of
The Victoria River Region is located
Territory's second largest National Park, landscapes. Visitors can explore sandstone
south-west of Katherine and is most
encompassing spectacular ranges, ridges and 'Bungle Bungle-like' formations
often visited enroute between
escarpments, gorges and eucalypt from the campgrounds. Spectacular walks
Katherine and the Kimberley region.
woodlands. A drive through the eastern include the 2 kilometre Gurrandalng walk
The area's colourful scenery features
grassy plains, boab trees and majestic section of the park along the Victoria which presents one magnificent view after
gorges. Highway will reveal some of these the next; and the Jarnem Lookout Walk
landscapes while the easily accessed which is particularly stunning in the soft
The small township of Timber Creek walks near the Victoria River Roadhouse light of early morning and late afternoon.
(285 kilometres west of Katherine), provide close up experiences of the
the region's main centre, is home to
dramatic sandstone escarpment. Victoria River Crossing
about 70 people. Fishing is Timber
Creek's biggest drawcard and the
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beautiful Victoria River, running The Victoria River Crossing is 194 kms
through deep valleys and gorges, is Open daily. Free entry. west of Katherine on the Victoria Highway.
one of the Northern Territory's most Located in Gregory National Park 15 kms The stunning escarpment country provides
scenic places to catch barramundi. north-west of Timber Creek, a large the perfect backdrop for fishing tours and
Boab tree stands at the campsite of boat cruises, with Red Valley Gorge
Gregory National Park sitting at Augustus Gregory's North Australian providing a shady and scenic rest area.
Timber Creek's doorstep and covering expedition, which was commenced in
an area of around 13,000 square The Victoria River Roadhouse is close to
1885. Gregory’s Tree has special the crossing, and offers camping and
kilometres, features spectacular significance to the Ngarinman
landscapes, prolific wildlife, ancient accommodation facilities.
Aboriginal people and is a registered
boab trees and significant remnants of
sacred site.
Aboriginal and European history.
Historic Bullita Homestead is an old
cattle outstation with stockyards
where you can find out more about
the park's nature, culture and history.
Located just 15 kilometres northwest
of Timber Creek is Gregory's Tree, a
large boab tree that stands at the
campsite of explorer Augustus
Gregory’s North Australian Expedition,
undertaken between October 1855 and
July 1856. The tree also has special
significance to the local Ngaringman
Aboriginal people and is registered as
The Victoria River Region
a sacred site.

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THE EAST KIMBERLEY REGION

Lake Argyle Purnululu National Park


East Kimberley Region C V BK R p W (Bungle Bungles)
The damming of the Ord River in 1972 One of the most spectacular landforms on
The East Kimberley Region covers an
formed Lake Argyle. Covering an area of earth. These huge orange and black
area of around 200,000 square
kilometres of Western Australia and is around 1000 sq kms it is the largest striped domes, formed from layers of
one of the most remote areas of the man-made lake in Australia. sandstone and minerals are a sight to see.
country. The region offers rugged With many bays, islands, creeks and Take a scenic flight over them, or 55 kms
ranges and escarpment country, waterfalls and its setting amongst the by 4WD only, will take around three hours.
waterfalls, rivers, gorges and pristine Carr-Boyd Ranges, Lake Argyle is an
coastline. Remote stations offer awesome sight. Take a scenic flight over the Fitzroy Crossing
camping and access to some great Lake, cruise the placid waters, take a canoe This is a popular base for exploring the
landscapes in an area rich with or simply relax on the banks and enjoy Geikie Gorge, carved out by the might
aboriginal culture. some leisurely fishing. The turnoff to the Fitzroy River. The area was once an ancient
For more information on the region lake, which supports a wide variety of coral reef. The amazing orange, yellow and
pick up a copy of the East Kimberley wildlife, is just 7 kms from the Northern grey sheer walls can be seen at close
Travellers Guide from the Kununurra quarters on a boat cruise.
Territory and Western Australia border.
Visitor Centre.

This guide provides detailed


information on some of the major
visitor attractions in the region
including: Turkey Creek (Warnmun),
Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National
Park, Wyndham, the Gibb river Road,
Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing.

The town of Kununurra, the gateway


to the East Kimberley region, was
developed in the 1960s as a service
town for the Ord River Irrigation
Scheme. The town offers a variety of
accommodation, dining and shopping
experiences to the visitor. Principal
industries are agriculture and tourism
and many of the farms in the area
offer tours. Rugged ranges, an
abundance of water and wildlife make
Kununurra the ideal base to explore
the region’s natural wonders including
the Bungle Bungles, the Mitchell
Plateau, the Ord River and Wolfe Cruising on the Ord River
Creek Crater National Park.

Quarantine Restrictions apply come


into force at the Northern Territory /
Western Australia border.
Check for details at the Katherine
Visitor Information Centre.

Must do:

 Take a scenic flight, by helicopter


or light plane and marvel at the
sheer magnitude of the Bungle
Bungles.

 Take a cruise on the mighty


Ord River between Lake Argyle
and Kununurra - an area rich in
wildlife and scenic beauty.

 Join a tour to the Argyle Diamond


Mine, the world’s largest diamond
producer.

Purnululu National Park

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THE EAST KIMBERLEY REGION • Accommodation

EAST KIMBERLEY TOURS IVANHOE VILLAGE CARAVAN RESORT


BUNGLE BUNGLE WILDERNESS LODGE BUNGLE BUNGLE BUSH CAMP
For further information please contact: For further information please contact:  20 Cabins
APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures EAST KIMBERLEY TOURS Corner Ivanhoe Road / Coolibah Drive
FREECALL 1800 889 389 FREECALL 1800 682 213 Kununurra WA 6743
Fax: (03) 9277 8444 Tel: (08) 9168 2213 Fax: (08) 9168 2092 Tel: (08) 9169 1995 Fax: (08) 9169 1985
Email: info@kimberleywilderness.com.au Email: bookings@ekt.com.au Email: big4kununurra@westnet.com.au
Website: www.kimberleywilderness.com.au Website: www.eastkimberleytours.com.au Website: www.ivanhoevillageresort.com

Rates: 1 April 2008 - 31 October 2008 Rates: Rates:


Tented Cabin with exclusive Private Ensuite 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast $210.00 pp twin share Dinner Bed and Breakfast $190.00 per person Budget / Deluxe ensuite / 2 Bedroom spa suites
Child (12 years and under) $168.00 Child (12 years and under) $152.00 from $90.00 - $180.00 (2 persons)
Bungle Bungle 4WD Tours available. Fly/Drive tours are available as an extra- Room facilities: A,b,C,F,p,R,sp,TC,TV
Ask us about our exclusive network of Kimberley for information please call 1800 682 213 Property facilities:
Wilderness Camps and Lodges. CC,G,IR,K,L,N,PK,Q,TD,W,X

T G R W H F R W C D F

LAKEVIEW APARTMENTS

224 Victoria Highway,
TRAVELLING TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA?
Kununurra WA 6743
Tel: (08) 9168 0000 Fax: (08) 9168 0088 Visitors should be aware that QUARANTINE REGULATIONS are in
Email: lakeviewapartments@wn.com.au
Website: www.lakeviewapartments.net place for travelling into Western Australia.
For those travelling by road the NT/WA border checkpoint is at
Kununurra on the Victoria Highway.
Please ensure that you are aware of the necessary requirements
prior to starting your journey.
Rates: For further information and quarantine enquiries:
1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009
From $180.00 - $280.00 T: (08) 9334 1800 F: (08) 9334 1888
Room facilities:
A,b,C,d,F,p,R,sp,T,TC,TV E: mailto:followup@agric.wa.gov.au
Property facilities:
AT,CC,G,IR,N,PK,Q,S,TD,U,W,X,Z W: www.agric.wa.gov.au/quarantine
R MNO

Cathedral Gorge - The Kimberley

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THE KIMBERLEY REGION • Tours and Charters

1 DAY DRIVE PURNULULU TOUR EAST KIMBERLEY TOURS


Tour Code: EK1 FREECALL 1800 682 213 Tel: (08) 9168 2213 Fax: (08) 9168 2544 Email: bookings@ekt.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Departs Warmun (Turkey Creek) 5.30am. Includes morning and afternoon tea, sit down buffet lunch and walks to
Cost: Adult $245.00 pp Child (12 yrs and under) $196.00 pp Echidna Chasm, Beehive Domes and Cathedral Gorge. Optional overnight stay with more intensive touring also available.
Departs: Daily May to Sept (subject to min. 4 passengers) Website: eastkimberleytours.com.au

1 DAY FLY IN-FLY OUT PURNULULU TOUR EAST KIMBERLEY TOURS


Tour Code: EKA1 FREECALL 1800 682 213 Tel: (08) 9168 2213 Fax: (08) 9168 2544 Email: bookings@ekt.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Kununurra pick ups start 8.30am includes lunch and afternoon tea, return scenic flight over Lake Argyle-Ord Dam, Bungle Bungle,
Cost: Adult $545.00 pp Child (12 yrs and under) $436.00 pp Carr-Boyd, Osmand Valley - Ragged Range and diamond mine and walks within Beehive Domes and Cathedral Gorge.
Departs: Daily April to Nov (Minimum 2 passengers) Full day, two gorge tours also available. Website: eastkimberleytours.com.au

2 DAY PURNULULU STAYOVER EAST KIMBERLEY TOURS


Tour Code: EKA3 FREECALL 1800 682 213 Tel: (08) 9168 2213 Fax: (08) 9168 2544 Email: bookings@ekt.com.au
Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights Kununurra pickups start 5.30am. Includes all meals for duration and return scenic flight, comfortable accommodation at our
Cost: Adult $1255.00 pp Child (12 yrs and under) $1004.00 pp exclusive Bellburn Bush Camp and walks to Echidna Chasm, mini palms, Beehive Domes, Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek.
Departs: Daily May to October (Minimum 2 passengers) Optional diamond mine tour also available. Website: eastkimberleytours.com.au

BUNGLES SCENIC FLIGHT ALLIGATOR AIRWAYS


Tour Code: 4 FREECALL 1800 632 533 Tel: (08) 9168 1333 Fax: (08) 9168 2704 Email: fly@alligatorairways.com.au
Duration: 2 hours Fly in our high-winged, window-seated aircraft and view the Kununurra Region, Ord River Irrigation Scheme, Lake Argyle,
Cost: Adult $250.00 Child (3-12 yrs) $170.00 Argyle Diamond Mine - largest diamond mine in the world, and the star of the tour, World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle
Departs: Daily from Kununurra Ranges. Website: www.alligatorairways.com.au

1 DAY BUNGLE BUNGLES FLY/DRIVE KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURES


Tour Code: Q1 - From Kununurra FREECALL 1800 889 389 Fax: (03) 9277 8444 Email: info@kimberleywilderness.com.au
Duration: 1 Day Included pick-up from Kununurra accommodation. Join a scenic flight into the heart of the Bungle Bungle. With local guide hike
Cost: Adult $575 Child (12 yrs and under) $460 into Cathedral Gorge and Picaninny Creek for a close up inspection of the Bunge Bungle domes. Return scenic flight to Kununurra
Departs: Daily Ex- Kununurra (April-October) with hotel transfer. Includes picnic lunch. Website: www.kimberleywilderness.com.au

2 DAY BUNGLE BUNGLES COMPLETE KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURES


Tour Code: GBUP2 - From Kununurra FREECALL 1800 889 389 Fax: (03) 9277 8444 Email: info@kimberleywilderness.com.au
Duration: 2 Day The most comprehensive tour of the Bungle Bungle. Tour includes return scenic flights from Kununurra, 2 days of 4WD touring
Cost: Adult $1195 Child (12 yrs and under) $956 with local guide and overnight accommodation at our exclusive, award-winning Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Includes all
Departs: Daily Ex- Kununurra (April-October) meals and Kununurra accommodation transfers.Website: www.kimberleywilderness.com.au

2 DAY MITCHELL PLATEAU WONDERS KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURES


Tour Code: GKMP - From Kununurra FREECALL 1800 889 389 Fax: (03) 9277 8444 Email: info@kimberleywilderness.com.au
Duration: 2 Day This unique adventure tour into the remote Mitchell Plateau includes return scenic flights from Kununurra, overnight accommodation
Cost: Adult $1350 Child (12 yrs and under) $1080 at our exclusive Ungolan Wilderness Camp, meals and a full day small group tour to discover Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion) art
Departs: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday (May-October) with time to enjoy swimming and hiking above stunning Mitchell Falls. Website: www.kimberleywilderness.com.au
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Arnhem Land Beach boys

Arnhem Land is made up of 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness located in


the middle of Austrilia’s Northern Coast, bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura
Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Arnhem Land is blessed with wild coastlines, deserted
islands, rivers teeming with fish, rainforests, soaring escarpments and savannah
woodland. The park protects wetlands of international importance and provides a
habitat for abundant wildlife including crocodiles, dugong, nesting turtles and migratory
birds. One of the last pristine areas in the world, its small popullation is predominantly
aboriginal people, whose traditional culture remains largely intact. The region is an
exciting destination for travellers wanting authentic traditional cultural experiences,
with many tailored indigenous tours on offer. This is also where the didjeridu originated.
Access to Arnhem Land is restricted and only selected tour operators who have earned
the trust of traditional landowners may bring visitors in. It is therefore advised to travel
to Arnhem Land on a tour.
Beach • Gove Peninsula
There are many areas of historic significance including the ruins of an early European
colony at Victoria Settlement in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the secluded
Cobourg Peninsula and the Black Point Cultural Centre which displays Aboriginal,
Macassan and European histories of the area.

The town of Maningrida, on the north coast of Arnhem Land, is famous for its
indigenous art. Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), one of the first stops east of Kakadu National
Park, is an Aboriginal community where indigenous artists gather at the Injalak Art and
Craft Centre. An open day is held in Oenpelli usually during July, when travellers can
visit freely and enjoy the cultural activities without a permit.

The town of Nhulunbuy, is located on the Gove Peninsula, approximately 600 kilometres
east of Darwin. It is a major service centre, providing accommodation and supplies, and
offers spectacular beaches and great fishing.

Must do:

 Some of the most prized indigenous arts and crafts anywhere in the world, Spearfishing at sunset
including the world-famous musical instrument - the didjeridu (Yidaki).

 Meeting Aboriginal people in their natural environment in places like Gunbalanya,


Maningrida and Yirrkala.

 Spectacular wildlife and scenery.

 Diving and spear fishing around spectacular coral reefs in little-known regions.

Eastwoody Beach • Gove Peninsula

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WEST ARNHEM LAND • The Cobourg Peninsula

Historic Sites Wildlife photography


The Cobourg Peninsula Take the time to visit Kennedy Bay and For the keen photographer, the Cobourg
The Cobourg Peninsula, remote and Port Essington where, over 165 years ago Peninsula offers the visitor excellent
rugged, is fringed with magnificent the British made an attempt to establish opportunities to capture the true nature
white sandy beaches. The Peninsula, settlements. Explore the ruins at Fort of this remote region. With an abundance
recognised as one of Australia’s Wellington (1827) and Victoria Settlement of wildlife including buffalo, Timor ponies,
most spectacular fishing locations, is (1838) which met with failure -the harsh wild boar and wallabies, and with an array
accessible only by 4WD from conditions proving too much for those of colourful birdlife there is no better
Oenpelli via Jabiru (it is essential early settlers. location in the Top End to capture that
you report to the Ranger Station on 'once-in-a-lifetime' shot.
arrival), or a 30 minute charter flight
from Darwin.
Accommodation is available at the
luxury eco-resort Peppers Seven
Spirit Bay, at Cape Don and at the
Cobourg Beach Huts. There are also
campsites and cabins available at
Smith Point. The Peninsula is the
perfect destination for hiking,
birdwatching and the opportunity to
photograph this truly unique
landscape. See Page 79 for details of
touring opportunities for this region.
Fishing Aboriginal Art and Culture
Considered to be one of the finest fishing Join a safari tour to Mount Borradaile and
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park,
spots in the country, the waters around be guided to witness one of the most
Northern Australia’s first flora and
the Cobourg Peninsula abound with stunning Aboriginal cultural sites in
fauna protection reserve, and the
Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, Australia. View galleries of ancient rock
surrounding Cobourg Marine Park
queenfish and coral trout, whilst in the art paintings which depict the indigenous
provide an ideal habitat for the
tidal creeks and estuaries barramundi, history of the clans and show elements of
many thousands of waterfowl and
mangrove jack and threadfin salmon lie in the Dreamtime.
other bird species. The Parks and
wait to tempt the serious angler.
Wildlife Commission restricts the
number of vehicles travelling
through Arnhem Land and it is
therefore necessary to apply for
your permit well in advance.

Please note: Access by road to the


Cobourg Peninsula is not possible
during the wet season. The area
can be accessed by private air
charter or boat.
For further information phone
(08) 8999 4555 or
(08) 8979 0244.

GARIG GUNAK BARLU


NATIONAL PARK Peppers
Seven Spirit Bay
Smith
Point CROKER ISLAND
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EAST ARNHEM LAND • The Gove Peninsula

Air services Touring the region


The Gove Peninsula Qantas has daily jet services to Gove The pristine environment can be enjoyed
Arnhem Land is culturally strong, Airport from Cairns and Darwin with overland with eco-tours encompassing
remote, pristine, easy to get to and connections to anywhere in the world. Yolngu culture and art, birds, flora and
has some of the best adventure The Cairns-Gove flight is 1 hr 40 mins and fauna. A guided tour of the town lagoon
fishing in the world! Yolngu people Darwin-Gove flight is 1 hour and 10 mins. wetlands includes birdwatching, wildlife and
solely own Arnhem Land. Yolngu have Aircraft are jets seating 73-80 passengers. bush tucker. Other activities include a free
lived in the region for at least 60,000 There is also a turbo-propeller service bauxite mine tour every Friday morning,
years with recognised land and from Darwin-Gove offered by Air North, scenic flights over spectacular landscape,
marine estates. Clans live throughout seating 30 passengers. An airport shuttle bushwalking, beachcombing, 4x4 driving,
Arnhem Land hunting fish, bush bus meets every flight for transfers to surfing and sailing.
animals and seasonal bush foods. accommodation houses in Nhulunbuy for
Today, Yolngu retain their cultural and a nominal fee.
spiritual links to the area. Fishing
Travelling overland Fishing is a major drawcard for the region
East Arnhem Land is one of the last To travel the Central Arnhem Road (4WD and Gove offers some of the best sports-
wilderness areas on earth, yet all only) requires crossing many Yolngu clan fishing in the world. Fish are abundant -
services can be found in the town of lands and a permit from the Northern catches include red emperor, Spanish
Nhulunbuy, located on the Gove Land Council (NLC) is required. There is mackerel and coral trout. A range of
Peninsula, approximately 750 km by no cost for this permit but it is necessary fishing charters are available from half
road from Katherine and home to to monitor the numbers of people on the day to extended island safaris - or boat
about 4000 people. Alcan Gove built road to maintain this region. hire can be arranged for a self-guided trip.
the town on a special purpose lease in Contact the Northern Land Council The fishing in the region is all about
1971 to service its bauxite mine, despite in Nhulunbuy. Tel: (08) 8987 2602. options and something can be arranged to
concern from the Yolngu. However, the suit individual needs - talk to one of the
Visitors to the recreation beach and river
town is now an intricate part of the licensed tour operators. Crystal clear
areas require a visitor’s permit and
region, making it an ideal base from waters are also perfect for scuba diving
should contact:
which to explore. Nhulunbuy has a and snorkelling.
Dhimurru Land Management
lodge and a motel in town. The Gove
Aboriginal Corporation / Nhulunbuy.
Airport is about 15 km from town.
Tel: (08) 8987 3992.
There is no campground or caravan
Penalties apply for travelling throughout
park available, although camping is
the region without a permit and visitors
possible at the recreation areas.
are requested to respect the wishes of the
Traditional Land Owners.
(NOTE: A permit must be obtained
through the Dhimurru Land Arnhem Land is scenic and enjoyable.
Management Aboriginal Corporation). If you’re seeking adventure or simply a
relaxing time, this is the place to visit.
The Gove Peninsula is scenic with For visitor information contact:
long white sandy beaches, azure T: (08) 8987 1985
waters and green vegetation. This is F: (08) 8987 2214 or
where the Gulf of Carpentaria meets E: eastarnhem@ntcci.com.au
the Arafura Sea and the temperature W: www.ealta.org.au
ranges between 28˚ and 30˚with
plenty of cool breezes.

The pristine secluded beaches of the Gove Peninsula

77
EAST ARNHEM LAND • The Gove Peninsula

Nanydjaka - Cape Arnhem


Aboriginal Arts Nanydjaka (Cape Arnhem), just a few of
and Culture hours drive from Nhulunbuy, has long
The strong Yolngu culture in the white sandy beaches, with sand dunes as
region is evident in the range of arts far as the eye can see. The snorkelling is The Gove Peninsula and surrounds hold a
and crafts. Contemporary Yolngu art really excellent and you can fish straight huge and uniquely untapped potential for
is available in the form of milkwood off the beach. fishing enthusiasts and for those seeking
carvings (unique to this region), This is the perfect destination for absolute an authentic remote area experience.
bark paintings, screen prints, woven peace, solitude and relaxation. Nomad Tours and Charters offer you a
baskets and mats. Traditional art Note: A visitor’s permit is required. truly unique opportunity for adventure in
can be found at one of Australia's this remote region of Australia.
most renowned community-based
traditional Aboriginal art museums
Rotary Marika Lookout
at Yirrkala. The Marika Lookout offers visitors the
opportunity to take in the extensive
panoramic views of the town and its
surroundings. Take time to look over the
lagoon wetlands with their abundance of
birdlife, the activity on Gove Harbour, the
coastline, the town centre and the Gove
buaxite mining operation.
TOURS: We offer luxury 4WD small
Wessel Islands, Bromby Islets, group tours and personalised private
charters throughout the Gove Peninsula.
English Company Islands, Take a guided tour of the area including
Elizabeth Bay the township of Nhulunbuy, the harbour
Baringura - Little Bondi Accessible by boat from Gove Harbour, and local recreational clubs. Visit the
Visitors to the Gove Peninsula will be Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre of
these island groups and coastline offer
amazed by the quality of the beaches, Yirrkala to experience the art, culture and
unbeatable fishing opportunities.
ideal for picnics, snorkelling and day trips. history of the Yolngu people. Marvel at
Outstanding bluewater and reef fishing,
Daliwuy (Daliwoi Bay) is a popular fishing the rugged pristine coastline, its pure
sports fishing, estuary fishing and
spot with the locals. Ngumuy (Turtle Beach) white beaches and crystal clear waters.
excellent opportunities for snorkelling and
is a beautiful, sheltered sandy cove and
scuba diving in crystal-clear waters.
Garanhan (Macassan Beach) which has an
Day and overnight camping trips can be
FISHING: First class bluewater fishing
historical link with the Macassan sea opportunities in the unspoiled waters are
organised by local charter operators.
traders. Note: Visitor’s permit required. within easy reach. A myriad of species
includes sailfish, Spanish mackerel, coral
Gayngaru trout, and many other prized bluewater
and reef fish. Day trips and overnight
Gayngaru is an area of lagoon wetlands
camping safaris are available to our
extending some 7 km parallel to the
exclusive wilderness retreat on Bremer
beachfront. The lagoon, home to around
Island.
200 species of birds, has an over-water
observation platform providing an ideal
hideaway for keen bird watchers.
A marked walking trail offers easy access
for those on foot. Guided interpretive tours
are available. Note: Permits not required.

CHILL OUT: Or simply chill out and


enjoy remote solitude under clear skies at
our exclusive Banubanu Wilderness Retreat
on Bremer Island, a unique adventure that
only few privileged adventurers will ever
share. We offer a personalised service for
groups of 3 - 8 guests only. Fish, witness
turtles laying their eggs, try your hand at
beachcombing, and then relax around the
campfire beneath a bright, starry sky.
For more information contact:
Trevor Hosie at Nomad Charters
T: (08) 8987 8085 M: 0411 690 508
E: nomadcharters@bigpond.com
Sunset at Nhulunbuy
W: www.nomadcharters.com.au

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EAST AND WEST ARNHEM LAND • Tours and Charters

CIVILISED ADVENTURES - ARNHEM LAND BROOKES AUSTRALIA TOURS


Tour Code: NA Tel: (08) 8948 1306 Fax: (03) 8660 2143 Email: bbrookes@ozemail.com.au
Duration: Various We offer a range of tours incorporating various destinations in Arnhem Land including, Davidson Safari Camp, Seven Spirit
Cost: POA Bay Wilderness Lodge ,and an Aboriginal village. Escape the crowds. Look out for our logo in the TOURS FROM DARWIN
Departs: Various section of this guide, or contact us direct for further information. Website: www.brookesaustralia.com.au

3 DAY ARNHEM LAND DAVIDSON’S ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS


FISHING ADVENTURE Tel: (08) 8927 5240 Fax: (08) 8945 0919 Email: info@arnhemland-safaris.com Web: www.arnhemland-safaris.com
Tour Code: DAF3 Fish in this area of Arnhem Land in one of the many billabongs for barramundi the wonderful fighting fish.
Duration: 3 days Most billabongs are surrounded by ancient rock art paintings. Tour includes flights, meals, accommodation and quality
Cost: $4100.00 (1 person) $2900.00 (2 persons) fishing equipment.
Departs: On demand

3 DAY ARNHEM LAND ADVENTURE DAVIDSON’S ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS


Tour Code: DAS3 Tel: (08) 8927 5240 Fax: (08) 8945 0919 Email: info@arnhemland-safaris.com Web: www.arnhemland-safaris.com
Duration: 3 Days
Cost: From $4210 (1 person) $2930 (2 persons) Your 3 day adventure begins with a single engine, high wing aircraft transfer to Mount Borradaile, providing spectacular
$2500 (3 persons) $2300 (4 persons) views as your flight crosses serpentine, crocodile infested rivers and the expansive coastal flood plains of northern
Departs: On demand Kakadu National Park. During the next 3 days, a host of activities combined in a flexible itinerary await your indulgence.

4 DAY ARNHEM LAND ADVENTURE DAVIDSON’S ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS


Tour Code: DAS4 Tel: (08) 8927 5240 Fax: (08) 8945 0919 Email: info@arnhemland-safaris.com Web: www.arnhemland-safaris.com
Duration: 4 Days Your 4 day adventure begins with a single engine aircraft transfer to Mount Borradaile, providing spectacular views as your flight
Cost : From $4760 (1 person) $3480 (2 persons) crosses crocodile infested rivers and the expansive coastal floodplain of northern Kakadu National Park. Tour includes billabong
$3100 (3 persons) $2900 (4 persons) cruise, Aboriginal art site, the catacombs, bush walks through a diverse ecosystem and fishing in a pristine billabong.
Departs: On demand

5 DAY ARNHEM LAND ADVENTURE DAVIDSON’S ARNHEMLAND SAFARIS


Tour Code: DAS5 Tel: (08) 8927 5240 Fax: (08) 8945 0919 Email: info@arnhemland-safaris.com Web: www.arnhemland-safaris.com
Duration: 5 Days Tour includes private car hire, airport transfers and scenic flight via escarpments and coastal floodplains to Mount Borradaile
Cost : From $5310 (1 person) $4030 (2 persons) base camp. View ancient Aboriginal rock art, explore the ‘living museum’ with art said to date back to creation, billabong
$3610 (3 persons) $3390 (4 persons) cruise, guided bushwalks, the catacombs, fish in pristine billabong and swim in crystal clear waters, season permitting.
Departs: On demand

5 DAY KAKADU, ARNHEM LAND VENTURE NORTH AUSTRALIA


AND COBOURG PENINSULA 1300 134 388 Tel: (08) 8927 5500 Fax: (08) 8927 7883 Email: venturenorth@bigpond.com
Tour Code: 5KAC Move off the beaten track and experience some of the best Aboriginal rock art and remote wilderness in Australia.
Duration: 5 Days
Cost: Adult $1650.00 Aboriginal guided tour of Injalak Hill art sites and the beauty and isolation of the Cobourg Peninsula.
Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays Safari camp. A true wilderness adventure. Website: www.northernaustralia.com

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Aboriginal Rock Art West Arnhem Land © Davidson's Arnhem Land Safaris

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LAKEVIEW PARK 


Tel: (08) 8979 3144 Fax: (08) 8979 2176 ROOM FACILITIES
27, Lakeside Drive JABIRU NT 0886 A,C,F,La,Lc,P,R,TC,TV
Email : info@lakeviewkakadu.com.au Website: www.lakeviewkakadu.com.au PROPERTY FACILITIES
RATES: Powered Ensuite Sites: $ 30.00 per night CC,G,IR,K,N,PK,Q,S,TD,U,Z
Bush Bungalows: $95.00 per night (Apr - Nov 2008) $75.00 (Dec 2008 - March 2009)
Double Rooms: $110.00 per night (Apr - Nov 2008) $90.00 (Dec 2008 - March 2009)
Two Bedroom Cabins: $195.00 per night (Apr - Nov 2008) $165.00 (Dec 2008 - March 2009) D N K BVdpW
b F J

KAKADU LODGE AND CARAVAN PARK  17 Cabins 32 Lodge Rooms


Tel: (08) 8979 2422 Fax: (08) 8979 2254 ROOM FACILITIES
1 Jabiru Drive, Jabiru NT 0886 A,D,F,La,LC,NF,P,R,TC,TV
Email : klodge@auroraresorts.com.au
Website: www.auroraresorts.com.au PROPERTY FACILITIES
RATES: CC,D,E,G,IR,K,N,PK,Q,TD,U,W,Z
Powered Sites: $ 27.50 per night (2 Adults) Extra per adult $6.50 (186 Powered sites)
Unpowered Sites: $ 22.50 per night (2 Adults) Extra per adult $4.00 (100 Unpowered sites) A D J C M F l

ADELAIDE RIVER / BATCHELOR / LITCHFIELD

BATCHELOR RESORT CARAVILLAGE  4 Cabins


Tel: (08) 8976 0123 Fax: (08) 8976 0230 ROOM FACILITIES
37, Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor NT 0845 A,C,P,R,TC,TV
Email: big4.batchelor.nt@bigpond.com.au Website: www.batchelor-resort.com
RATES: Powered Sites: $30.00 for 2 persons Unpowered Camp Sites: $12.00 per person PROPERTY FACILITIES
Cabin rates: Single/Double $115.00 / Extra adult $20.00 / Extra child $10.00 CC,E,G,IR,N,PK,Q,TD,U,W,
Drive-through, all weather, super-size ensuite sites
(from 25m x 15m - 33m x 15m) $50.00 for 2 adults. DF C R K F

LITCHFIELD TOURIST & VAN PARK 6 Cabins


Tel: (08) 8976 0070 Fax: (08) 8976 0037 ROOM FACILITIES
Litchfield Park Road via Rum Jungle NT 0845 A,F,LC,NF,P,R,TC,TV
(14 kms West of Batchelor)
Email: litchfieldtouristpark@bigpond.com PROPERTY FACILITIES
Website: www.litchfieldtouristpark.com.au CC,E,G,K,N,PK,Q,W,X (Fishing, Bushwalking)
RATES: Powered Sites: $22.00 per night (2 persons) Unpowered Sites: $7.00 pp per night
Cabins: From $75.00 per night (double) Extras $10.00 Overnight Vans: $45.00 D F R K
LITCHFIELD SAFARI CAMP ROOM FACILITIES
d,NT,R,TC
Tel: (08) 8978 2185 Fax: (08) 8978 2195

Litchfield Park Road / via Batchelor NT 0845
Email: don@litchfieldsafaricamp.com.au Website: www.litchfieldsafaricamp.com.au PROPERTY FACILITIES
Room rate: $95.00 per night CC,D,G,N,PK,Q,W.24
Powered Sites: $13.00 per night (single) / $25.00 per night (double) / Extra person $10.00
Family $30.00 per night
Unpowered Sites: Adult $8.00 per night / Child $4.00 per night / Family $22.00 per night F C V DB P

KATHERINE AND SURROUNDS

MATARAKA CABINS AND CAMPING ROOM FACILITIES


A,C,F,P,R,TC,TV
Lot 4705 Martin Road Mataranka NT 0852
Tel: (08) 8975 4838 Fax: (08) 8975 4814
Email: matarankacabins@bigpond.com PROPERTY FACILITIES
Website: www.matarankacabins.bigpondhosting CC,G,K,N,PK,Q
RATES: Cabins: Single/Double $110.00 Extra adult $12.00 Extra child $10.00
Powered Sites: Single $16.00 Double $24.00 Extra adult $8.00 Extra child $4.00
Unpowered Sites: Single $12.00 Double $20.00 Extra adult $8.00 Extra child $4.00 FL

NITMILUK GORGE CARAVAN PARK 


Tel: 1-300-1-GORGE (46734) +61(0) 8 8972 1253
Fax: +61(0) 8 8971 0715 PROPERTY FACILITIES
Nitmiluk National Park Katherine NT 0850 CC,E,G,N,PK,Q,TD,WS
Email: reservations@nitmiluktours.com.au
Website:www.nitmiluktours.com.au
RATES: Powered Sites: $24.00 (2 persons)
Camping Sites: $9.50 per person Child: Additional $6.00 (under 16) FL

SHADY LANE TOURIST PARK 


Tel: (08) 8971 0491 Fax: (08) 8972 3259 Reservations 1800 043 043 ROOM FACILITIES
1828 Gorge Road, Katherine NT 0850 A,F,LC,P,R,TC,TV
Email: shadylanetouristpark@bigpond.com PROPERTY FACILITIES
Website: www.shadylanetouristpark.com.au CC,G,IR,K,N,PK,Q,TD,U,W
RATES: Powered Sites: $ 27.00 per night (2 persons) Extra Adult $12.00 per night
Camping Sites: $12.00 per adult per night $6.00 Children (2-5 years)
Ensuite cabins: from $100.00
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RIVERVIEW TOURIST VILLAGE Gateway to the Hot Springs  50 rooms


440, Victoria Highway, Katherine NT 0850 ROOM FACILITIES
Tel: (08) 8972 1011 Fax: (08) 8971 0397 A,c,f,la,p,R,tc,TV
Email: info@riverviewtouristvillage.com.au Website: www.riverviewtouristvillage.com.au PROPERTY FACILITIES
RATES: Powered Sites: (2 persons) $25.50 Unpowered Sites: (2 persons) $20.00 CC,E,G,N,PK,Q,TD,W
Cabins: Budget $69.00 (Double) Standard $74.00 (Double)
Ensuite $89.00 (Double) Family $120.00 (2A+3C)
Budget Motel Rooms: $79.00 (Double)
B D F J C G

TERRITORY MANOR MATARANKA 


Tel: (08) 8975 4516 Fax: (08) 8975 4612 ROOM FACILITIES
1871 Martins Road, Mataranka NT 0852 A,F,La,P,R,T,TC,TV
Email: territorymanor@bigpond.com.au
Website: www.territorymanormotelcaravanparkmataranka.com PROPERTY FACILITIES
RATES: E,G,M,N,PK,Q,U,W,X
Powered Sites: $23.00 for 2 persons Camping: $10.00 per person
Caravan Park Ensuite sites: $28.00 for 2 persons Extra person $10.00 F J L

THE KIMBERLEY REGION

HIDDEN VALLEY TOURIST PARK 


Tel: (08) 9168 1790 Fax: (08) 9169 1261 ROOM FACILITIES
Weaber Plains Road, Kununurra WA 6743 A,F,LC,P,R,TC,TV
Email: nhvtp@westnet.com.au
Website: www.hiddenvalleytouristpark.com PROPERTY FACILITIES
RATES: Powered Sites: $25.00 (2 persons) CC,G,K,N,Q,TD,W
Camping Sites: $10.0 per person
Cabins: $120.00 per night (2 persons) F D Internet access

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Operators listed who have been recognised as a


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are highlighted in green in the accompanying
Members Directory.

To obtain further information on the


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Phone: (08) 8999 3807
Fax: (08) 8999 3832
Email: info@accreditnt.com.au
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ACCOMMODATION Kookaburra Backpackers 8971 0257 Top End Tandems (Skydiving) 0417 190 140
Adelaide Backpackers Inn 1800 247 725 Kununurra Lakeside Resort WA 08 9169 1092 Vincent Aviation Australia 8928 1366
Aileron Hotel and Roadhouse 8956 9703 Lake Bennett Wilderness Resort 1800 999 089
Air Raid City Lodge 8981 9214 Lakes Resort & Caravan Park 8988 6277 ARTS AND GALLERIES
Alatai Holiday Apartments 1800 628 833 Lakeview Apartments (WA) 9168 0000 ANKAAA 8981 6134
Alice Lodge Backpackers 1800 351 925 Lakeview Park 8979 3144 Coomalie Cultural Centre 8939 7404
Alice On Todd 8953 8033 Lasseters Hotel Casino 1800 808 975 Didgeridoo Hut/Art Gallery 8988 4457
Alice Springs Resort 8951 4545 Latitude 13.08 8978 2077 Framed - The Darwin Gallery 8981 2994
All Seasons Diplomat 8952 8977 Leprechaun Motel & Caravan Park 8984 3400 Katherine Art Gallery 8971 1051
All Seasons Katherine 8972 1744 Litchfield Safari Camp 8978 2185 Larrakia Arts Centre 8948 3733
All Seasons Oasis Alice Springs 8952 1444 Litchfield Tourist & Van Park 8976 0070 Maningrida Arts and Culture 8981 4122
Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge 8983 1544 Lorella Springs Station 8983 3728 Mbantua Gallery 08 8941 6611
Ashton Lodge 8941 4866 Luma Luma Holiday Apartments 1800 656 988 Marrawuddi Gallery 8985 3913
Aurora Alice Springs 8950 6602 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park 8952 6111 Mason Gallery 8981 9622
Aurora Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge 8950 4444 Macka's Barra Camp 9169 1759 Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts 8971 0036
Aurora Kakadu Lodge/Caravan Park 1800 811 154 Manbulloo Homestead / Caravan Park 8972 1559 Museum and Art Gallery of the NT 8999 8201
Aurora Kakadu 1800 818 845 Mandalay Luxury Stay 8981 0422 Territory Craft 8981 6615
Bamurru Plains 1300 790 561 Mantra on the Esplanade 8943 4333 Tiwi Art Network 8941 3593
Banyan Tree Caravan/Tourist Park 8976 0330 Marina View Holiday Apartments 1800 060 646 The Stockyard Gallery 8975 4530
Banyan View Lodge 8981 8644 Marrakai Luxury All Suites 1800 653 732 Top End Arts Marketing 8924 4418
Barramundi Lodge 8941 6466 Mary River Park 8978 8877
Best Western Batchelor Resort 8976 0166 Mary River Roadhouse 8975 4564 ASSOCIATIONS
Beales’ Bedfish and Breakfast 8945 0376 Mataranka Cabins and Camping 8975 4838 Bed & Breakfast & Farmstay NT 8948 0984
Best Western Pine Tree Motel 8972 2533 Mataranka Homestead Tourist Resort 8975 4544 Tourism Central Australian 1800 6451 99
Bluestone Motor Inn 8962 2617 Maud Creek Country Lodge 8971 1814 Kakadu Visitor Organisation Inc 8979 9000
Bond Springs Outback Retreat 8952 9888 Mediterranean All Suite Hotel 1800 357 760 Katherine and District Show Society 8972 1746
Bonrook Country Stay 8976 1232 Melaleuca On Mitchell 8941 7800 Katherine Region Tourist Association 8972 2650
Botanic Gardens Apartments 8946 0300 Mercure Inn Diplomat 8952 8977 Palmerston Regional 8932 2977
Bullo River Station 08 8354 2719 Mercure Inn Katherine 8972 1744 Business Association
Butterfly Farm Homestay 8976 0199 Mercure Inn Oasis 8952 1444
Cable Beach Club Resort 1800 199 099 Mount Bundy Station 8976 7009 ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT
Chilli’s Backpackers 8941 9722 Novotel Atrium Darwin 8941 0755 Alice Springs Desert Park 8951 8788
City Gardens Apartments 1800 891 138 Novotel Outback Alice Springs 1800 810 664 Aquascene 8981 7837
Coconut Grove Holiday Apartments 1800 089 116 Palm Court Kookaburra Backpackers 8972 2722 Australian Aviation Heritage Centre 8947 2145
Comfort Inn Asti Darwin 1800 063 335 Palms City Resort 8981 9211 Australian Pearling Exhibition 8999 6573
Coodardie Station Stay 8975 4460 Palms Motel 8981 4188 BAT House (Lyons Cottage) 8999 8201
Coolalinga Caravan Park 8983 1026 Parap Village Apartments 1800 620 913 Berry Springs Watersports Centre 8988 6277
Corroboree Catch Holiday House 8984 4420 Paravista Motel 8981 9200 Birch Carroll & Coyle 8981 5999
Corroboree Park Tavern 8978 8920 Peninsular Apartment Hotel 1800 808 564 Casuarina All Sports Club 8927 9155
Country Club Hotel and 1800 808 999 Peppers Seven Spirit Bay 8979 0281 Crocodylus Park 8922 4500
Chopsticks Chinese Restaurant Perry’s on the Daly 8978 2452 Crocosaurus Cove 8981 7522
Crab Claw Island Fisherman's Village 8927 1575 Pine Creek Diggers Rest Motel 8976 1442 Darwin Entertainment Centre 8980 3333
Crossways Hotel Motel 8972 1022 Poinciana Inn 1800 355 114 Darwin Golf Club 8927 1322
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs 8950 8000 Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge 8978 8914 Darwin Port Corporation 8981 4268
Crowne Plaza Darwin 8982 0000 Pungalina Station 0418 379 263 Darwin RSL Services & Social Club 8981 5437
Cullen Bay Holiday Apartments 1800 625 533 Quality Hotel Frontier Darwin 1300 363 854 Darwin Sailing Club 8981 1700
Daly River Mango Farm Tourist Park 1800 000 576 Quest Darwin 8982 3100 Darwin Turf Club 8941 1566
Daly River Roadside Inn 8978 2418 Riverview Motel and Caravan Park 8972 1011 Deckchair Cinema 8981 0700
Daly Waters Historic Pub 8975 9927 Redgum Tourist Park 8972 2239 East Point Military Museum 8981 9702
Daly Waters Hi-way Inn 8975 9925 Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort 9192 8088 Fannie Bay Gaol 8999 8290
Darwin Airport Resort 8920 3333 Rum Jungle Bungalows 8976 0555 Flight Path Golf Driving Range 8947 1257
Darwin Boomerang Motel/Caravan Park 8983 1202 Seashells Resort - Broome 08 9192 6111 Furlanos Darwin Ballroom 8981 3996
Darwin Central Hotel 1300 364 263 Shady Glen Tourist Park 8984 3330 Dancing Centre
Shady Lane Tourist Park 1800 043 043 Gardens Park Golf Links 8981 6365
Darwin City YHA 8981 3995 SKYCITY Darwin 8943 8888
Desert Palms Resort 1800 678 037 Indo Pacific Marine 8981 1294
Springvale Homestead 8972 1355 Jabiru Golf Club 8979 2575
Desert Rose Inn 8952 1411 St. Andrews Serviced Apartments 1800 686 106
Douglas Daly Tourist Park 8978 2479 Jenny's Orchid Garden 8983 1641
Steeles at Larrakeyah 0411 442 373 Jurassic Cycad Gardens 08 8971 0335
Dragonfly House 8985 6333 Territory Manor 8975 4516
Dunmarra Wayside Inn 8975 9922 Katherine Country Club 8972 1276
The Bark Hut Tourism Centre 8978 8988 Katherine Country Music Muster 8971 2074
Eden at Fogg Dam 8988 5599 The Cavenagh 8941 6383
El Questro Station 08 9169 1777 Kakadu National Park - Bowali Centre 8938 1121
The Kimberley Grande 9166 5600 Larrakeyah Branch- Burnett House 8981 0165
Eldorado Motor Inn 1800 888 010 The Youth Shack 1300 793 303
Elke’s Inner City Backpacker Hostel 8981 8399 Mindil Beach Sunset Market Assoc 8981 3454
Threeways Roadhouse 8962 2744 Parap Village Markets 8942 0805
Elkira Court Motel 8952 1222 Timber Creek Gunamu Tourist Park 8975 0722
Faraway Bay, The Bush Camp 08 9169 1214 Parliament House 8946 1425
Toddy's Backpackers Resort 1800 027 027 Reidys Fishing Lure Factory 8988 4760
Feather’s Sanctuary 8985 2144 Town Caravan Park 08 9168 1763
FreeSpirit Resort Darwin 1800 350 888 Sounds of Starlight Theatre 8953 0826
Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin 8946 0111 Territory Wildlife Park 8988 7200
Frogshollow Lodge & Backpackers 1800 068 686 Tumbling Waters Holiday Park 8988 6255
Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn 8979 9000 Value Inn 8981 4733 Tracy Village Social and Sports Club 8945 1022
Gagudju Lodge Cooinda 8979 0145 Walkabout Lodge (Nhulunbuy) 8987 1777 WWII Oil Storage Tunnel Tours 8985 6333
Gecko Lodge 8981 5569 Wilderness Lodge 8981 8363
Globetrotters YHA 8981 5385 Woolianna on the Daly Tourist Park 8978 2478 BOAT CRUISES AND CHARTERS
Golf Links Motel 8981 1544 YMCA Darwin 8981 8377 Adelaide River Experience 8983 3224
Grove Hill Heritage Hotel/Museum 8978 2489 (Jumping Croc Cruise)
Grungle Downs Tropical B&B 8947 4440 Adelaide River Queen Cruises 8988 8144
Hayes Creek Wayside Inn 8978 2430 AIR TRANSPORT AND TOURING Arafura Sailing Adventures 0410 206 552
Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge 1800 896 119 AAA Charter 8979 3433 Australian Harbour Cruises 8941 4000
Hidden Valley Caravan Park (WA) 08 9168 1790 Airborne Solutions 8972 2345 Cape Adieu Harbour Cruises 8942 2011
Hidden Valley Tourist Park 8947 1422 Air Frontier Pty. Ltd. 08 8945 0777 City of Darwin Cruises 0417 855 829
Historic Retreat (Batchelor) 8976 0554 Airnorth 8920 4001 Coral Princess Cruises 07 4040 9999
Holiday House Darwin 8947 4440 Albatross Helicopters 8988 5081 Darwin Cruises and Charters 8942 3131
Hi-Way Inn Motel Darwin 89470979 Alice Springs Helicopters 8952 9800 Guluyambi East Alligator River Cruises 8979 2411
Holiday Inn Darwin 8981 5388 Alligator Airways 08 9168 1333 Horizon Boat Hire 8981 1259
Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin 8980 0800 Australasian Jet Darwin 8945 5444 NT Luxury Houseboats 8988 9653
Hotel Kununurra WA 08 9168 0400 Barrier Air Charter 8945 5475 Orion Expedition Cruises 9033 8777
Howard Springs Holiday Park 8983 1169 Darwin International Airport 8920 1805 Sailing Adventures NT 0408 795 567
Ivanhoe Village Caravan Resort 9169 1995 Flight Centre Darwin 8936 3566 Sea-Cat Ferries and Charters 8941 1991
Katherine Country Club 8972 1276 Heli-muster NT 8972 2402 Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruises 8988 4547
Katherine Low Level Caravan Park 8972 3962 Jayrow Helicopters 8945 0944 Spirit of Darwin Harbour Cruises 8981 3711
Katherine Motel 8972 1622 Kakadu Air Services 1800 089 113 Streeter Pearl Lugger Cruises 0427 522 424
Katherine River Lodge Motel 8971 0266 North Australian Helicopters 8979 2444 The Pathfinder Jumping Crocodile Cruise 8988 8144
Kimberley Hotel 9168 6101 Outback Ballooning 1800 809 790 The Victoria River Cruise 8975 0850
Kimberleyland Holiday Park 9168 1280 Qantas Airways 13 13 13 Top End Saltwater Adventures 0417 855 829
King Ash Bay Lodge 8975 8998 Slingair and Heliwork WA 08 9169 1300 Triple J Tours 08 9168 2682
Knotts Crossing Resort 8972 2511 The Scenic Flight Company 8979 3432 Yellow Water Cruises 8979 0145
Kona Waters Holiday Park 08 9168 1031 Tiwi Travel and Freight 8945 5600

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FISHING North Australian Insurance Services 8972 1699 Lewinskys 8941 8666
ACP Fishing Charters 0400 499 900 Northern Gateway Pty Ltd 8941 1394 Monsoon Café 8978 2077
Adrenalin Sprint Charters 0427 606 060 Northern Territory Major Events Co. 8999 5256 Pee Wee’s Beachfront Café 8981 6868
Anglers Choice Fishing Safaris 8928 0370 Northern Territory Tourist Commission 8999 3900 Rendezvous Café 8981 9231
Arafura Blue Water Charters 8932 3006 Northern Territory Visitors Centre 8941 2167 Seafood on Cullen 8981 4666
Arnhemland Barramundi Nature Lodge 8983 1544 Palmerston City Council 8935 9922 Shenannigans 8981 2100
Barramundi Fishing Charters Darwin 8985 6333 Parks and Wildlife Commission NT 8999 4518 Ten Litchfield 8981 1024
Boat Hire at Shady Camp 8978 8914 Pine Creek Community Govt. Council 8976 1391 The Deck Bar 8942 3001
Bynoe Haven Boat Hire 8948 2424 Ray White Rural Katherine 8972 2055 The Fox British Inn 8942 1844
Cannon Charters 1300 661 216 Rotary Club Darwin North 08 8981 3288 The Jetty Restaurant 8942 1500
Cape Don Experience 8979 0030 Royal Darwin Show 8984 3091 Wisdom Bar and Café 8941 4866
Darren’s NT Barra Safaris 8985 4374 Savannah Guides 8985 3890
Darwin Barra Fishing Tours 8931 0031 Self Drive 03 9879 0522 RETAIL OUTLETS
Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters 8985 6333 Seniors Card 8999 3742 Absolutely Books and Gifts (Cullen Bay) 8941 1363
Darwin's Barra Base / Beale's 8945 0376 Sharyn Innes Consultancies 8942 1395 Batchelor General Store 8976 0045
Bedfish and Breakfast Surf Lifesaving NT 8941 3501 Borroloola Bulk Discounts 8975 8778
Darwin’s North Australian 0419 931 677 Sylvia Wolf - Tourism/Marketing Consultant 8924 2421 Casuarina Square 8920 2345
Barra Fishing The Best Conference and Events Co. 8981 1875 Creative Jewellers 8941 1233
Darwin Reef 'n' Wrecks Fishing Charters 8941 6122 Time Out Fitness Centre 08 8941 8711 Crystal Wave Swimwear 8981 0677
Equinox Fishing Charters 1800 199 000 Top End Sounds 8980 8222 Darwin Massage and Healing Centre 8942 1999
Fish Darwin 8981 5259 Tourism Touchscreens 02 6274 9900 Dick Smith Electronics 8941 7299
Gove Sportsfishing & Diving Charters 8987 3445 Trainways 13 21 47 EALTA / Travelworld 8987 1111
Kakadu Fishing Tours 8979 2025 Travelex 8981 6182 Elders Real Estate 08 8981 1822
Leaders Creek Fishing Base 8983 5009 Volunteering Australia 08 8981 2755 Elevated 08 8942 2858
Munupi Wilderness Lodge 8978 3783 Ward Keller Lawyers 8981 2971 Flight Centre Mitchell Centre 8936 3566
NT Fishing Office 8985 6333 Window on the Wetlands 8988 8188 Gulf Mini Market 08 8975 8790
Obsession Fishing Safaris 8941 6644 Zip Print 8947 0179 Hot Swimwear! 8981 4550
Paradice Fishing Tours 8975 9705 House of Pearls 8981 2088
Prestige Inland and Coastal 8978 2885 HIRE VEHICLES Independent Motor Mart 8971 0666
Fishing Charters Advance Car Rentals 8981 2999 It's Australian 8981 1793
Reelistic Barra Fishing Tours 08 8978 1168 Apex Rent A Car 1800 804 392 Jetset Travel Katherine/Notstock Rodeo 8972 1455
Spring Tide Safaris 8981 3664 Apollo Motorhome Holidays 1800 777 779 JR Duty Free 03 9428 1621
Top End Barra Fishing 8983 2280 Australian 4WD Hire 8988 3455 Kakadu Tours and Travel 8979 2548
Top End Expeditions 1800 013 727 Avis Australia 8981 9922 Karama Shopping Plaza 8945 0138
Untamed Fishing Adventures 08 8931 3915 Backpacker Campervans 1800 331 454 Katherine Oasis Merchants Assoc. 8972 2788
(NT and Far North Queensland) Boomerang Campers 08 9359 1746 Katherine Times/Exposure Photographics 8972 1111
Britz Australia Rentals 1800 331 454 Kerry's 8980 8080
GENERAL Budget Rent A Car 8981 9800 Lion Nathan Australia 8947 3899
A1 Boarding Kennels and Cattery 8988 1793 Campabout Oz 08 9331 6500 Mr Barra 8941 0818
AANT - Automobile Assoc. of NT 8981 3837 Cheapa Car Rental 8981 8400 Naturally Books 8932 7607
Action Ideas 0407 271 357 Europcar 1800 811 541 NT General Store 8981 8242
Adelaide River Show Society 8976 7032 Four Wheel Drive Hire Service 8947 2736 Pack and Send Darwin 8981 1811
API Leisure and Lifestyle 8981 0900 Gecko Boat Hire 8981 2733 Palmerston Shopping Centre 8932 1998
AusIndustry 8941 9250 GO Campervan Hire 08 9592 3117 Parap Newsagency 8981 3541
Auslink 8981 3288 Hertz Northern Territory 1300 132 105 Paspaley Pearls 8982 5515
Aussie Getaways 8231 2004 KEA Campers 1800 252 555 Pearl Galleria 8941 5866
Australia Post 13 11 18 Maui Rentals 1300 363 800 REDCO Investments 08 8981 5511
Auto Windscreens Katherine 8971 0666 Nifty Rent-A-Car 8941 7090 Reidy's Fishing Lure Factory 8988 4760
Battery Hill Mining Centre Inc. 1800 500 879 Territory Thrifty Car Rental 8924 0000 Second Glance Images 08 8975 4252
Bridgestone Tyre Centre 8972 3929 Travel Car Centre 1800 440 300 Sterns Jewellers 8981 4448
Broome and the Kimberley Holidays 1800 357 057 Travellers Autobarn 1800 674 374 Subway Katherine 8972 1338
Card Call P/L 1300 732 427 Wicked Campers 1800 246 869 Telstra Licensed Shop Darwin 8941 0000
Car Parts NT 8972 1288 Terrace Emporium 8972 1681
C.A.T. Travel (China Australia Tours Travel) 8932 6601 INTERNET SERVICES The Top Saddlery 8972 3161
Central Motors 8972 1668 Entity 189 411 162 The World of Opal 8981 8981
Chamber of Commerce NT 8936 3100 Global Gossip 8942 3044 Top End Fishing Supplies 8932 3006
Charles Darwin University 8946 6666 Top Gear Clothing 0417 955 153
Club Litchfield 8984 4815 LIFE MEMBERS Top News 8971 1203
Colemans Printing 8981 8177 Town and Country Butchers 8971 0353
Darrell Tutty Dorothy Coleman Travelex 8981 6182
Conservation Volunteers Australia 1800 032 501 George Dunne Jackie Hargreaves
Coomalie Community Govt Council 8976 0058 Travelworld Centrepoint Darwin 8981 7655
Kevin McDonald Lutz Frankenfeld Woolworths Supermarkets 8981 2864
Cridlands Pty Ltd 8943 0400 Mike Nixon
Darwin City Council 8930 0300
Darwin City Council - Roger Dee 8981 6365 MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS TOURS
Darwin Convention / Exhibition Centre 8923 9000 Associated Advertising and Promotions 8942 3388 Adelaide River Experience 8983 3224
Darwin Dive Centre 8981 3049 Channel Nine Darwin 8981 8888 Adelaide River One Day Wildlife 8983 3224
Darwin Massage and Healing Centre 8942 1999 Countrywide Publications 08 9324 1574 and Leisure Cruise
Darwin PRIDE 0418 852 096 Darwin Provideo 8981 1329 AAT Kings 8923 6555
Darwin Provideo 8981 1329 Darwin Today Tonight 8985 6322 Adventure Tours Australia 1300 654 604
Darwin Seafood Festival 8981 5194 Frontier Photographics 08 8981 5142 Alice Springs Holidays 8953 1411
Darwin Transit Centre 0412 255 589 Getaway Publications 08 9383 2798 Alice Wanderer 8952 2111
Luggage Lockers Hot 100 / Mix 104.9 FM 8941 9999 AK Helicopters and Skysafari 1300 146 743
Darwin Yoga Space 08 8948 2299 Imparja Television 8981 0100 All Terrain Safaris 1800 633 456
Dept of Industry, Tourism & Resources 8999 6263 Jasons Travel Media Pty Ltd 07 3221 3810 APT - Australian Pacific Touring 1800 891 121
Desliens Conference & Event Mng'ment 8941 0388 Michels Warren Mundy 8981 6445 Arnhemlander Cultural/Heritage Tours 1800 089 113
Ecotourism Australia 07 3229 5550 North Australian Marketing 8981 0100 Aussie Adventure Tours 1300 721 365
Events NT 0407 271 357 NT News 8944 9900 Austour 1800 335 009
First Choice Currency 07 3012 7641 Pink Guide 07 4051 8887 Australian Adventure Travel 1800 621 625
Friends of the Northern Australian Railway 8924 5093 Reload X 0416 1882 558 Batchelor Butterfly Farm 8976 0199
Global Refund 02 8215 1503 Southern Cross Broadcasting 8941 5777 BIGNT Tourism Services 1800 222 557
Gone Bush Camping/Outdoor Hire 0413 757 000 Showcase Publications 02 9211 7422 Billy Can Tours 1800 813 484
Group Training 8941 2112 TNT Magazine 02 9299 4811 Bluey Travel 03 9879 0511
Grunt Labour Services 8941 3700 TW Media - This Week in Darwin 8942 3800 Brookes Australia Tours 8948 1306
Helen Snoad 8976 9604 Cape Crawford Tourism 8975 9611
Image Offset 8981 8583 Connections Adventures 1800 077 251
John Batman Group - 03 9879 8588 RESTAURANTS/CAFES/BARS Croydon Visitor Information Centre 07 4745 6185
The Hospitality Supermarket Batchelor Butterfly Café / Sanctuary 8976 0199 Cullen Bay Dive 8981 3049
Kadar, Pearson and Partners 08 9192 8766 Boost Juice Casuarina Square 8928 1173 Darwin Day Tours 1300 721 365
Leader of the Opposition-Jodeen Carney 8951 5588 Boost Juice Mitchell Centre 8981 5555 Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris 8927 5240
Manpower Services 8936 2700 Buzz Café 8941 1141 Desert Quads 8953 7100
Mason Training 8953 3966 Café Olio 8981 2600 Discovery Ecotours 8956 2563
Marsh Pty Ltd 8946 2888 Crustaceans on the Wharf 8981 8658 Double Decker Tours 0416 140 903
Middle Star 8948 1941 Ducks Nuts Bar and Grill 8942 2122 East Kimberley Tours 1800 682 213
Moore Marketing and Distribution 8981 1933 Hanuman Thai Restaurant 8941 3500 Emu Run Tours 8953 7057
National Archives of Australia 8985 0300 Hog's Breath Café 8941 3333 Gecko Canoeing 8972 2224

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY / KEY FOR SYMBOLS AND CODES

Goanna Eco Tours 1800 003 880


Grand Touring 08 8981 0300
Grayline Alice Springs
Heritage Carriage Tours
1300 858 687
0417 813 112
SYMBOLS AND CODES
Jetset Travel Katherine/Nonstock Rodeo 8972 1455
Jurassic Cycad Gardens 0417 623 014 ACCOMODATION SYMBOLS ATTRACTIONS SYMBOLS
Kakadu 4WD Safaris 1300 551 112 A Adjoining Rooms a Aboriginal culture
Kakadu Animal Tracks 8979 0145 B Backpacker / Dormitory B BBQ facilities
Kakadu Culture Camp 1800 089 113
Kakadu Dreams 1800 813 266 Q Bed and breakfast b Cycle track
Kakadu Fishing Tours 8979 2025 C Budget room C Camping
Kakadu Gorge and Waterfalls Tours 8979 0145 D Cabins V Caravans
Kangaroo Is.Sealink/Adelaide Sightseeing 13 13 01
Katherine Outback Heritage Museum 8972 3945 F Camping / Van Sites D Disabled access
Katherine School of the Air 8972 1833 T Permanent tented accommodation d Drinking water
Kimberley Adventure Tours 1800 083 368 G Cottages F Fishing
Kimberley Dreams 8942 0971
Kimberley Wilderness Adventures 1800 675 222 I Executive suites G Guided tours
Kookaburra Adventures 8972 2224 S Farm Stays / Stations K Kiosk
Labelle Downs Adventures 8978 2330
Litchfield Dreams 1800 813 269 R Hotel room L Lookout
Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris 1300 556 609 J Motel room M Monument
Lorella Springs Station 8983 3728 K Motel room with cooking facilities P Pets welcome
Magela Cultural and Heritage Tours 8979 2411
Mangrove Route 08 8942 3995 L On-site vans p Picnic facilities
Manyallaluk - the Dreaming Place 1300 556 609 M One bedroom apartment R Restaurant
Marksie's Camp Tucker Night 0427 112 806 N Two bedroom apartment A Souvenirs / Artefacts
Minjungari Safari Camp 1800 891 190
Murdudjuri 8979 0145 O Three bedroom apartment S Swimming allowed
Nitmiluk Tours 8972 1253 P Townhouse W Toilet
NOMAD Charters 08 8987 885 H Demountable H Walking tracks
NT Rare Rocks 8971 0889
Odyssey Tours and Safaris 1800 891 190 b Backpacker accommodation 4 4WD only
Ossies Outback 4WD Tours 8952 2308
Outback at Isa 07 4749 1555
Outback Safaris 1300 654 604 ROOM FACILITIES CODES PROPERTY FACILITIES CODES
Oz Experience 02 9213 1766 PLEASE NOTE: AT Airport courtesy transfers available
Pine Creek Railway Station 8976 1369 Upper Case (eg. A) BS Baby sitting services
Pungalina Station 03 9882 4236 Denotes facilities available in all rooms. CC Major Credit cards accepted
ROC Tours Australia 08 9279 6969
Rolling Thunder 1800 813 269 Lower Case (eg. a) D Disabled persons catered for
Sacred Earth Safaris 8981 8420 Denote facilities available in some rooms only. throughout property
Speargrass Experience 8972 2224 A/a Air-conditioning DC Dry cleaning service
Timber Creek Police Station Museum 8981 2848 B/b Bath E Restaurant / Bistro
Top West Adventures 0419 691 521 G Guest Laundry
The Mog Tours with Grunt 0427 227 393 C/c Full cooking facilities
The Rock Tour 8953 1008 D/d Rooms designed for disabled persons GM Gymnasium / Fitness facility
The Wildway 1300 720 777 F/f Ceiling fan IR Ironing facilities
Tiwi Art Network 8941 3593 H/h Heating K Communal kitchen
Tiwi Tours 1300 721 365 I/i Breakfast available in room L Linen available for hire
Top End Escapes 1300 736 892 LF Lift
Top End Explorer Tours 1300 556 609 La/la Laundry facilities
Top End Tandem 0417 190 140 LC/lc Limited cooking facilities M Conference / Meeting facilities
Top West Adventures 0419 691 521 MB/mb Minibar N Communal shower / toilet
Tour Tub 8985 6333 NF/nf No private bath / Shower / Toilet O Tennis court
Travel North 1800 089 103 P/p Private shower / Toilet PK Off-street parking
Triangle Tours and Charters 08 9168 1272 Q BBQ area for guests
Triple J Tours 08 9168 2682 R/r Refrigerator
Umorrduk Safaris Arnhem Land 8948 1306 SP/sp Spa HR Horse riding available
Unique Indigenous Land Tours 8928 0022 T/t Telephone RR Recreation room
Venture North Australia 8927 5500 TC/tc Tea / coffee making facilities S Smoke-free wings
Wallaroo Eco Tours 8983 2699 TD Tour booking facilities available
Way To Go Tours 07 4057 7905 TV/tv Colour TV
Wayoutback Desert Safaris 8952 4324 V/v In-house movies U Cots available
Western Exposure 08 9371 3695 VH Video hire
Wilderness 4WD Adventures 1300 666 100 VEHICLE HIRE CODES W Swimming pool
Would ya! Outdoor Challenges 8941 0263 1 Automatic vehicles for hire X Spa / Sauna
WWII Oil Storage Tunnels 8985 6333 Y Room service available
Willis's Walkabouts 8985 2134 2 Baby capsule available for hire
3 Camping equipment for hire Z Secure baggage storage room
4 Child seats available for hire 24 Reception open 24 hours
TRANSPORT 5 Credit card necessary for hire transaction
Acacia Luxury Transport 8981 8283 6 Desk at airport
Arafura Shuttle 8981 3300
7 Railway Station pick-ups and drop-offs available
DISCLAIMER
Buslink 8947 0577 The information contained in this publication is provided
Darwin Airport Shuttle Bus 8981 5066 8 Limited kilometre rates available as a guide only. Whilst every effort has been made to
Darwin Limousines 0414 426 518 9 Rental conditions may apply, eg. one way hire ensure the accuracy of the information, Tourism Top End
Darwin Corporate Limousine Services 8981 9009 10 Motel drop-off available disclaim any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of
Darwin Radio Taxis 13 10 08 the information contained herein.
Greyhound Australia 13 14 99 11 Motel pick-up available
Advertising material appearing in this publication is
Happy Coach Charters 1800 003 880 12 Must be over 21 years to hire ANY vehicle supplied by the operator or service provider and
L.C. Dysons Bus Services 03 9467 6111 13 Additional insurance available the above mentioned Tourism Top End are not responsible
Public Transport 8924 7847 14 One way hire available (fee may apply) for the accuracy of advertising content.
The Ghan 13 21 47 15 Vehicle types (other than indicated) In circumstances where Tourism Top End, or the
may be available on request NT Holiday Centre act as booking agents, these
16 Overseas drivers licence restrictions apply organisations shall not be liable for any injury, loss or
damage arising from the provision of or failure to
17 Town office provide any such service.
18 Unlimited kilometre rates available
19 Accommodated packages available
20 Hirer must be over X years to hire ANY
4x4 vehicle (eg. F24 - hirer must be minimum
24 years of age to hire ANY 4x4 vehicle) Design and artwork © Tourism Top End Publications 2008

21 Hand controls available for the disabled Selected photographic images included in this publication
22 Office outside town area kindly provided by Tourism NT Image Gallery ©

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The Top End


Holiday Guide
DARWIN
OUTER DARWIN
TIWI ISLANDS
ADELAIDE RIVER
BATCHELOR
LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
ARNHEM LAND
THE KATHERINE REGION

TRAVEL AGENT THE TOP END REGION CENTRAL AUSTRALIA


Tourism Top End Tourism Central Australia
Corner Bennett and Smith Streets Gregory Terrace
Darwin NT 0800 Alice Springs NT 0870
T 1300 138 886 T 1800 645 199
T +61 8 8980 6000 T +61 8 8952 5800
F +61 8 8981 0653 F +61 8 8953 0295
E info@tourismtopend.com.au E visinfo@catia.asn.au
Online bookings: www.tourismtopend.com.au www.centralaustraliantourism.com

KATHERINE REGION BARKLY REGION


Katherine Visitor Information Centre Tennant Creek Visitor Centre
Cnr Stuart Highway and Lindsay Street Battery Hill, Peko Road
Katherine NT 0850 Tennant Creek NT 0860
T 1800 653 142 T 1800 500 879
T +61 8 8972 2650 F +61 8 8962 2022
F +61 8 8972 2655 E info@barklytourism.com.au
E information@ktc.nt.gov.au www.barklytourism.com.au

Northern Territory Holiday Centre


Phone 13 67 68 or visit travelnt.com
BOOK ONLINE @ WWW.TOURISMTOPEND.COM.AU