Welcome to The Northern Territory

29 June – 5 July 2024



Community Tour

Welcome to The Northern Territory

The Community Tour Gem That Everyone Spoke About

A gateway to iconic natural treasures, dramatic landscapes and ancient Aboriginal culture, The Northern Territory is an adventure seeker’s playground. We truly believe you haven’t seen the best of Australia until you visit NT.

Tour Length

7 Days

Perfect For

Travellers aged 18 – 39

Group Size

Max 19 people

Travel Style

Fully guided

Departure Date

29 June 2024

Community Tour

Made for Welcome to Travellers

"The magical scenery and stunning sunsets coupled with the desert landscapes and incredible rivers made it an incredible tour"
Lottie | UK

Top Experiences

Crocodile Cruise, East Alligator River, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel
Crocodile Cruise
Cruise down the East Alligator River on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land and spot the iconic Saltwater Crocodiles!
Termite Mounds, group young travellers, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel
Termite Mounds
Spot the monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, completely unique to the Northern parts of Australia
Aboriginal rock art, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel
Nourlangie Rock
Documenting life from 20,000 years ago in Aboriginal Rock carvings including dreamtime stories of the Bininj people to the first contact with European explorers.
Florence fall, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel
Located in Litchfield National Park, the spectacular Florence Falls cascade into a plunge pool, set in a pocket of monsoon forest.


The trip starts and finishes in Darwin. You’ll drive to Kakadu National Park for three nights and visit Litchfield National Park on your way back to Darwin.


You’ll be staying in a Central hostel in Darwin and glamping tents within Kakadu National Park.

Night accommodation at Kakadu Campground, Young girl traveller, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel

Welcome to The Northern Territory Itinerary

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Meet the team & discover the city

Day 1

Welcome to The Northern Territory! We know flying days can be a lot of effort and with people arriving at different times, we’ll be spending the first night in Darwin so you can relax and recharge before an incredible week ahead. 

Check into your hostel from 2pm and later that afternoon say hello to your Welcome to Travel host who’ll be joining you and your fellow group travellers for a meet & greet presentation. We’ll be giving you a run down of everything to expect from the week, as well as a chance for you to get to know the group you’ll be spending the best week of your life with!

After the meet & greet, you’ll head out for dinner together and get an early night ready for tomorrow’s adventures…

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Croc Cove & Mindil Markets

Today we’ll be exploring Darwin and everything this beautiful city has to offer! There will be an optional extra to head to Crocosaurus Cove, home to the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles! This is the best chance for those who want to have an up close and personal view of Australia’s iconic Saltwater Crocodiles. One of our top favourites of the day will be heading to Darwin’s largest market. Located alongside the iconic Mindil Beach, the sunset market has over 150 food, beverage, arts and craft stalls, and live entertainment! This will be the perfect evening to get to know your group and enjoy the rest of your night in Darwin together.
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Kakadu National Park

Day 3

Today we will be leaving Darwin and heading out to the Wetlands Region where the beauty of The Northern Territory really starts to shine. On our drive, we will have stop offs to admire a huge range of birdlife and even more saltwater crocodiles!

We will be arriving in the magnificent Kakadu National Park, which will be your home for the next three nights. You’ll have some time to soak in the scenery before checking into your accommodation. After a bit of downtime, we will spend the afternoon heading north to Cahills Crossing on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Here we embark on a cultural tour of a lifetime – cruising down the East Alligator River on the border of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to experience the dreamtime stories of the area, majestic birdlife and of course hope to see crocodiles along where they and the locals aim to catch some barramundi!

But it doesn’t stop there! Before the day ends, we will visit one of the best preserved collections of Aboriginal Rock Art in the world at Ubirr rock upon sunset. Make sure you bring your phones because this will be one of the most insta-worthy sunsets you’ll see!

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Waterfalls & Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Day 4

Today is waterfall day and you can bet we’ll be chasing them! Jim Jim or Twin Falls are probably two of the most famous and stunning locations within Kakadu. Depending on
seasonal factors and cultural observations we will visit one of these amazing waterfalls!

We will then hike out to a HUGE plunge pool and beach area where you can enjoy plenty of time to cool off after a long stint of walking. You can unwind surrounded by thick monsoon forest framed by magnificent rock cliffs (we couldn’t be more jealous). On the way back to the accommodation you will have an opportunity to stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you have time to explore and delve into the culture of Kakadu, learning about the stories, flora and fauna of this World Heritage Listed National Park.

Twin falls, 2 young guy travellers swimming, Community tour, Northern Territory, Welcome to Travel
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Nourlangie Rock & Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise

Day 5

Rise and shine travellers!! This morning we will discover Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock, Kunwarddewardde Lookout and have the potential to explore surrounding areas of Nawurlandja Lookout and Anbangbang Billabong.

Nourlangie Rock has outstanding cultural values, with its stunning rock paintings, this World Heritage-listed spot documents life in the region from 20,000 years ago including dreamtime stories of the Bininj people to the first contact with European explorers.

After an incredible morning, we travel to Cooinda Lodge and join the Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise, taking you on a discovery tour through the rich wildlife, dramatic scenery and ever-changing landscape of world-famous Yellow Water Billabong. We will stop off for a picnic lunch at Barramundi Gorge (Maguk) Waterfall, and we can promise this will be one of the most picturesque and pristine waterfalls in Kakadu (we aren’t sure you will find a lunch spot that can beat it).

After a long but fulfilling day, we will travel back to our camp for the night, and enjoy a BBQ dinner together.

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Litchfield National Park

Day 6

Today we will be saying goodbye to Kakadu and hello to Litchfield National Park! For the next 24 hours, you’ll be surrounded by thick pockets of tropical rainforest, offering a cool escape from the heat in the Top End of The Northern Territory.

We’ll be heading to one of Litchfield National Park’s most impressive sights, the monolithic Magnetic Termite Mounds, completely unique to the Northern parts of Australia. Afterwards we will have an opportunity to cool off in one of Litchfields beautiful natural plunge pools like Buley Rockholes or Wangi Falls.

A day exploring in Litchfield wouldn’t be complete without a visit to another waterfall! Depending on the conditions, we will visit Florence Falls or Tolmer Falls and marvel at the sheer beauty carved out amongst the rocky escarpment.

Now we know you’ll all feel fully relaxed and rejuvenated after a day in the most gorgeous national park, but as it’s the last day of the tour, make sure you’ve brought your tissues. Once you arrive back in Darwin, you’ll share a final farewell meal and reminisce on the best week of your life. You’ve gone out of your comfort zone, you’ve seen and experienced new things, you’ve got amazing memories but most importantly, you’ve now got friends for life!

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Check out day

The dreaded day is here. Checkout day. You and your new besties will be flying out of Darwin at different times so make sure you’ve said your goodbyes, exchanged socials and made future travel plans so the good times and Welcome to Travel memories never end!

Is this tour for you?

Community tours are here to reconnect with the Welcome to Travel Family, whilst seeing new places.

If you want to travel further – get off the beaten path and see the Northern Territory with a familiar travel family then this tour is for you.

The experiences you have travelling will last forever.
It's time for you to start making memories.

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