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The contrast and depth of wildlife and culture afforded in Australia's Top End is an astounding feast for the senses. Nature lovers delight as they explore this unique region, from the breathtaking wetlands of the Mary River flood plains to the escarpment country of Arnhem Land.

Top End
Best Months April - October
Epic Suggests 5 Days
  • Kakadu National Park

    Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu is one of very few places World Heritage listed for both its cultural and its natural values.  Sitting in the very north of the Northern Territory state, Kakadu National Park features expansive wetlands which are home to a diverse range of birdlife, aquatic animals and crocodiles.

    aust-top-end-kakadu-national-parkGain privileged access to rarely seen ancient rock art and experience a luxury camp under the stars. Generations of Bininj and Mungguy people have lived on and cared for this land for tens of thousands of years. Art, language, ceremonies, kinship and caring for country are all aspects of cultural responsibility that have been passed through indigenous families since the Creation time.

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  • Arnhem Land

    Gaze out in wonder over the escarpment country of Arnhem Land. Declared an Aboriginal Reserve in 1931, Arnhem Land remains one of the largest Aboriginal Reserves in Australia and is best known for its magnificent scenery, its remoteness, art, and the strong continuing traditions of its Indigenous inhabitants. Northeast Arnhem Land is home to the indigenous Yolngu people, one of the largest Indigenous groups in the country, and one which has succeeded in maintaining a vigorous traditional indigenous culture.

    aust-top-end-arnhem-landThe flora is among the richest in northern Australia with more than 1,700 plant species recorded which is a result of the geological, landform and habitat diversity. The diverse environments support an astonishing array of fauna - birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, frogs and insects, a number of which have adapted to particular habitats.

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  • The Kimberleys

    For those with a little more time up their sleeve, make the trip into the Kimberley Region. Explore one of the remotest, wildest and most beautiful regions on earth. A must see is the Purnululu National Park, home to the tiger striped domes of the Bungle Bungles.

    aust-top-end-the-kimberleysOver the span of 350 million years, rivers washed sand and pebbles into the area, layer-upon-layer, and the sand was ground finer and harder together until it formed sandstone rock. Strong winds and heavy rains have eroded the sandstone away to form the dome shapes we see today. The Bungle Bungles gain their stripes from black algae growth that permeates the more porous layers of the rock, and a glossy orange build up of manganese and iron staining.

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  • Broome

    Broome's history is laid firm in the pearling industry, starting with the harvesting of oysters for mother of pearl in the 1880s to the current major cultured pearl farming enterprises. It is also known for the great stretch of sand, Cable Beach.

    aust-top-end-broomeIf you should have an extra day to spend in this region, use Broome as a base to visit the Horizontal Waterfalls and other geological wonders.  Take a seaplane across King Sound and land in the calm waters of Talbot Bay. Board a high powered boat for an exhilarating ride through the falls where the tidal variation is so substantial you will be in awe at the incredible tidal power generated as this volume of water squeezes between the towering cliff faces. On the return trip to Broome you fly at low level over hundreds of islands in the Buccaneer Archipelago while keeping an eye out for whales, sea turtles, dugongs, crocodiles and sharks.

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  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1: Darwin / Arnhem Land

    Fly by private chartered light aircraft into Arnhem Land, steeped in aboriginal history, recorded in rarely seen rock art paintings for thousands of years in the caves of the granite escarpment.

    Privileged admission to a selection of these galleries allows you to sit and ponder from rock outcrops, where aboriginal elders have gazed upon their lands for eons - a truly humbling experience. Tonight your camp is set under the stars while you enjoy fire-side stories from your guide.

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    Days 2-4: Arnhem Land

    Ever wanted to zoom across an inland sea on an air boat? These high powered V8 beasts are loud and fast, yet provide an exhilarating sensation of calmly floating along the waterways amidst abundant birdlife, buffalo and the densest population of estuarine crocodiles in the world.

    You have three days to enjoy this Australian safari environment by road and river.
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    Day 5: Arnhem Land / Darwin

    Return to Darwin via light aircraft to connect with your onward flight.
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    Indicative Cost

    From AU$ 890 per person per day.

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I have reflected a great deal on my walk with the aboriginal elder. Accepting responsibility for other people's spirituality is not easy, nor is the task of discharging that duty. It is the most worthy of goals we can have on this earth.

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