Day 1 Darwin to Katherine Gorge
Travel south passing former WWII airstrips. Make a short stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to those killed in the air-raids in Darwin in the 1940's.
Discover Edith Falls; take a refreshing swim in the waterhole beneath the falls (conditions permitting). On arrival at Katherine Gorge, enjoy a quick lunch (own expense) at Sugarbag Cafe, taking in spectacular views over the Kaherine River from the deck.
There is time at leisure; perhaps canoe the mesmerising Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, first gorge at your own pace (own expense). You have the freedom to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds, with plenty of time to admire the scenery and wildlife.
Depart on a sunset cruise to discover the ways of the Jawoyn people against a magnificent backdrop of cliff faces changing colour with the setting sun. Experience the spectacular beauty of the Gorge by candlelight and enjoy delicious Australian cuisine.
Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets, Katherine
Day 2 Aboriginal Culture - Darwin
Enjoy an informative guided walk through nature's pantry, identifying traditional foods of the Jawoyn people, climaxing with a swim at a waterhole or at a sandy beach along the Katherine River.
The tour includes refreshments and a small backpack, yours to keep as a souvenir.
Lunch may be held poolside or at the visitor's centre (depending on season) before a brief tour of Katherine, the hub of the region's cattle and farming industries. An evening stop is made for dinner (own expense) on your return to Darwin.