Wonders of Arnhem Land – A Small Group Journey (2021)

Discover the wonders of an aboriginal reserve with activities from fishing to a billabong cruise.

Journey Overview

Discover the wonders of an aboriginal reserve with activities from fishing to a billabong cruise.

This small group journey can also be enjoyed as a cruise extension which offers the perfect addition to our Kimberley expeditionary cruise adventure. Click here for more information on 'Kimberley Cruise: Australia's Last Frontier (2021)'. Talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800 for further details.

Journey Highlights

  •  Stay at Davidson’s Safari lodge, a unique eco lodge fringed by idyllic billabongs, a stunningly beautiful wilderness and cultural landscapes 
  • Travel by charter flight to Arnhem Land 
  • Witness the sun set over the floodplain and Mt Borradaile on a billabong cruise 
  • Marvel at Indigenous rock art galleries that show interesting stories 
  • Discover Darwin’s sights, including The Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
  • Typically features a small group size of 12–16 guests
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

May 18: Darwin – Arnhem Land

Arrive in Darwin and meet your Abercrombie and Kent representative and transfer by private vehicle to the Darwin General Aviation Airport for your charter flight to Arnhem Land. Arnhem Land is one of the five regions of the Northern Territory of Australia, located around 500 km from Darwin. The region has an area of 97,000 km2, which also covers the area of Kakadu National Park. Declared an Aboriginal Reserve in 1931, it remains one of the largest Aboriginal Reserves in Australia and is perhaps best known for its isolation, the art of its people, 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 Australia, and who have succeeded in maintaining a vigorous traditional indigenous culture.

Lunch will be served on arrival followed by an opportunity to settle in at Davidsons Arnhem Land Safari Lodge. Your private cabin is designed for comfortable tropical living therefore is not airconditioned, the communal ecolodge houses a lounge, bar, library, pool, and a large outdoor deck for alfresco dining. In the afternoon there is the chance to enjoy one of Davidson’s included activities such as fishing, walking excursion to view magnificent galleries of Indigenous rock art, or a fascinating billabong cruise.
Davidson's Safari Lodge | Meals: LD

May 19: Arnhem Land

Wake up to a strikingly-beautiful landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs, floodplains, paperbark swamps and monsoonal rainforests which have been inhabited for over 50,000 years. The day is set to discover the activities at Davidson’s including fishing, walking excursions to view magnificent galleries of Indigenous rock art, and a fascinating billabong cruise. All meals are included at Mt Borradaile's dining room which is the social hub of the camp which serves freshly prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere. While alcohol is not allowed to be taken into Arnhem Land, the well-stocked & fully licensed bar has a beverage to suit every taste whilst spending another magical evening at Davidsons Arnhem Land Safari.
Davidson's Safari Lodge | Meals: BLD

May 20: Arnhem Land - Darwin

After a leisurely breakfast, bid farewell to Arnhem Land and re-board your chartered aircraft for the journey back to Darwin. On arrival into Darwin you will be met by an Abercrombie & Kent guide for a full day of sightseeing. Begin with a visit to The Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory. Devoted to the history, flora, and fauna of the territory, the museum is home to a superb collection of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art and artefacts. The Museum is home to Sweetheart, a massive preserved crocodile. Enjoy a short tour with your guide, then spend some time exploring the museum. Enjoy a morning coffee/tea and a cake at the Museum Café.

Later, enjoy a panoramic tour of Darwin passing Fanny Bay Goal, Government house and St Marys Cathedral. A stop will be made at Botanical Gardens to enjoy a lunch in the tranquil gardens restaurant. After lunch your tour will conclude at your hotel.

Dinner tonight will be at Wharf One; a short walk from the hotel.
Adina Apartment Hotel Waterfront | Meals: BLD

May 21: Depart Darwin

After breakfast, check out and transfer by private vehicle to the Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: B

Journey Inclusions

All accommodation as detailed on a double/ twin share basis with private facilities; meals as specified; bottled water during transfers and touring; airport welcome; charter flights as specified; assistance with luggage and group transportation by private airconditioned vehicle; services of an A&K guide as specified; all entrance fees, planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Wonders of Arnhem Land – A Small Group Journey (2021)

Previously known as the Medina Grand, the Adina Apartment Hotel is located on the fringe of Darwin’s waterfront precinct in the heart of ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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