The ticket costs are for each individual and apply to both grown-ups and youngsters. Glamping tents are on offer for duos and feature communal washroom amenities. Lodge chambers come with exclusive bathrooms attached. The age threshold is eight years, and those younger than this limit must be with an adult or authorised guardian.
Experience summer uniquely and accompany us on a one-of-a-kind journey that features the premier highlights of the Top ends throughout our renowned green season. Kakadu allows us to explore some of the world’s most ancient and excellently preserved Aboriginal Rock Art and maintain vigilance for some of our old companions (crocodiles). At the same time, we navigate the time-honoured wetlands by vessel and become engrossed in the tales and culture of the indigenous proprietors. We will be venturing through some genuinely magnificent landscapes amid pockets of rainforest teeming with endemic varieties of plants and animals. This entirely accommodated tour allows you to unwind indoors comfortably each night following delightful days of cultural engagement and unparalleled scenes. Kakadu’s famed Cooinda Lodge provides opulence amidst the Australian outback with air-conditioned refuge tents featuring communal bathroom amenities. Alternatively, a lodge room can incorporate a TV and additional creature comforts, including an ensuite.
Highlights our Kakadu Overnight Escape experience
- Consider visiting the Kakadu National Park, listed as a World Heritage site.
- Visit the Kakadu Aboriginal Cultural Centres for an immersive cultural experience.
- Experience a Wildlife Cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.
- Visitors can explore world-class Aboriginal rock art sites at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) or Ubirr, depending on conditions and seasonality.
- You can have a great wildlife experience by taking the famous Yellow Water Cruise in Kakadu.
- You can stay in a luxury air-conditioned retreat tent or lodge room in the heart of Kakadu in Australia’s bushland.
The itinerary may change depending on the season and access to certain areas. The highlights mentioned are just a guideline. Kakadu’s landscape and weather conditions are unpredictable, so flexibility in the itinerary is necessary. Our expert guides will make sure everyone has an incredible adventure.
- The tour code options are KR2-B for glamping and KR2-S/KR2-P for a lodge.
- Operates: Fri, Mon (Nov-Mar)
- The duration of the trip is two days and one night.
- 1 Night Accommodated
- The Kakadu Park Pass entry ticket.
- Yellow Water Cruise entry
- Accredited Outback driver guide
- Comprehensive local tour commentary
- Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
Our central meeting point for this tour will be Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin City @ 8:10 am. Guests will be waiting outside Cavenagh Street’s main gates for collection.
- 7:45 – Darwin Resort – 378 Stuart Hwy Winnellie NT
- 7:55 – Mercure Darwin Airport – 1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive Darwin City
- 8:05 – Frontier Hotel Darwin – 3 Buffalo Ct Darwin City
- 8:10 – Travelodge Resort Darwin – 64 Cavenagh St. Darwin City
- 8:12 – H on Smith Hotel – 81 Smith St. Darwin City
- 8:14 – The Cavenagh Hotel – 12 Cavenagh St. Darwin City
- 8:16 – Tourist Precinct Mini Bus Zone – 69 Mitchell St Darwin City
- 8:20 – H on Mitchell Hotel Apartment – 105 Mitchell St. Darwin City
- 8:23 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade – 116 Esplanade Darwin City
- 8:25 – Mantra on the Esplanade Darwin – 88 Esplanade Darwin City
- 8:30 – Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront – 7 Kitchener Dr Darwin City
- 8:50 – Darwin FreeSpirit Resort – 901 Stuart Hwy Deviney Rd Holtze
3L Reusable water container, broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunblock, swimming attire (lagoon-like pool accessible at Cooinda), beach towel & personal care items, comfy robust walking boots (closed-toe, tread shoes), clothing suitable for all weather (extreme environments inc wind, heat, chill, day/night), 7kg soft pack & minor day backpack, rain jacket, insect repellent of tropical strength, flashlight, headlight or lantern, cash for snacks/beverages, recharge power bank (possible restricted access to power for charging phones or cameras), camera.
*Travelers commencing the tour at Ayers Rock should organise their midday meal before embarkation at the terminal.
All bookings are made with Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd (ABN 94 143 929 962) (us/we). By booking a trip with us, you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in these booking conditions. We will accept your booking on this basis. The services to be provided are in your booking confirmation and invoice. Accredited Bus Number: AC003612.
Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 March 2024; from 1 January 2022, dates and itineraries are indicative only.
Any references to ‘GLT’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ equate Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd, which applies to the following GLT brands and entities below: Autopia Darwin Tours, Wildlife Tours Australia, Walking Country, Wayoutback Australian Safaris, Australian Bus Charters & Tailormade Touring, Boutique Touring Company and Geelong & Bellarine Tours.
Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below before booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend reading the information about your product or service before booking to ensure you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the tour you are undertaking. GLT will not be held responsible for passengers failing to familiarise themselves with the booking terms and conditions.
Although every effort is made, GLT shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passengers have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage should they cancel a trip at the last minute.
GLT reserves the right to modify routes or itineraries, vehicle types, fares, days of operation, or even cancel tours when unforeseen circumstances arise. This is especially true during seasonal weather fluctuations and park closures due to traditional landowner ceremonies. Other accredited tour operators may be used from time to time on some tours.
Fares are shown in Australian Currency and are correct when printing but are subject to change.
Booking Terms and Conditions
Customers Responsible for Their Vaccination and Testing
The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and during travel for tour and transport services.
If the customer is not vaccinated and cannot show a negative RAT test before departure, the customer will forfeit any monies paid, and GLT holds the right to refuse boarding.
Where the customer cancels due to travel restrictions other than vaccination and testing requirements, the operator shall have the discretion to
- offer a refund or credit voucher (to be used at a later time), or
- to forfeit any monies paid by the customer.
For (a), the operator reserves the right to withhold such a reasonable sum to cover administrative expenses and other losses, dependent on when the customer gives notice of cancellation.
Customers Responsible for Health and safety on board Short Breaks / Extended Trips
In the unlikely event that a guest returns a positive test whilst on tour, some accommodation suppliers may require proof of a negative result before entering the property. Multi-day travellers are strongly advised to bring along some RAT tests as some remote regions have limited access to these tests.
Guests are responsible for all COVID-related relocation expenses should they need to leave the trip midway. There will be no financial reimbursement for any aspects of the tour that guests do not participate in if they choose to depart early.
It is recommended by the Department of Health that commercial passenger vehicle drivers and passengers wear fitted face masks whilst in transit to minimise the spread of the virus. This is no longer mandatory.
Cancellations & Refund Policy
Cancellation by the Traveller
Travel plans can sometimes change; if you cancel some or all portions of your booking, the cancellation terms below will apply. A cancellation will only take effect when we receive written confirmation that you have sent to your relevant booking agent notifying them of your cancellation.
If you wish to change or cancel a trip:
(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until seven days before departure or
(b) 2 to 7 days before departure:
- we will hold 100% of the deposit paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from the date of purchase
- any credit voucher resulting from a cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia or
(c) 8-days or more before departure,
- we will refund the balance paid by you in connection to your booking, less any unrecoverable costs or
(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within two days/48 will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund or
Short Break / Extended Trips
(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 30 days before departure or
(b) 14 to 30 days before departure:
- we will hold 100% of the monies paid by you as a credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from the date of purchase
- any credit voucher resulting from a cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia or
(c) 31 days or more before departure,
- we will refund the balance paid by you in connection to your booking, less any unrecoverable costs or
(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 14 days will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund or
Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation under (Cancellation by the Traveller) has an expiry date of 3 years and may be applied towards any other available trip we offer. This credit is transferable; however, it is not redeemable for cash.
Note different cancellation conditions may apply if/when booked through third-party agents; your travel consultant will advise if differences apply. We strongly recommend you take out cancellation insurance when booking. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. If you fail to join a journey, join it after departure, or leave it before its completion, no refund or compensation for departure costs incurred will be made. The above cancellation terms are less unrecoverable costs by accommodation providers, travel agents, third-party affiliates and supplier fees.
Cancellation by the Operator
Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid traveller onboard unless the minimum group size specifically states otherwise (refer to Product Fact Sheets) or in the event of a Force Majeure resulting in a trip cancellation.
We may cancel a trip for up to 7 days (Day Trips) and 30 days (Short-Break / Extended Tours) before departure. Alternatively, we have the right to cancel a trip at any time before departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, extreme conditions, political instability or other external events occur that deem it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary.
If we cancel your trip, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% reimbursement of monies paid for your trip
(b) transfer amounts paid to an alternative departure date or tour operated by GLT or
(c) issued with a credit travel voucher for the amount paid for your trip, valid for 3-years
Force Majeure Cancellation
If a trip is cancelled due to a ‘Force Majeure Event’, we can offer you a choice of:
(a) a 100% credit voucher of monies paid for your trip; or
(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.
If the cancellation due to a ‘Force Majeure Event occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:
(a) 110% credit voucher for the days that remain on your trip or
(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your journey.
Any credit travel voucher resulting from a cancellation as mentioned in (Cancellation by the Traveller):
- 3-year expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by GLT;
- are not redeemable for cash;
- excludes flights or insurance as they will have their booking conditions
If the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred due to your booking, including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or another health emergency; flood; windstorm or another extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.
Acceptance of Risk
Australia has many dangerous creatures, extreme weather conditions, and varied terrain. Experiencing these dangers while camping, hiking, or passing time outside may increase your risk. Safety is our top priority, and our guides are highly trained to ensure passenger safety. Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury or accident caused by passengers onboard our tours.
We recommend all guests have travel insurance, which should be taken out at the time of booking before tour departure. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident death, 24/7 medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200 000 for each of the categories of body.
We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation curtailment, COVID-19 cover, personal liability, loss of luggage, and personal effects. If you have travel insurance connected to your credit card or bank account, please ensure you have details of the participating insurer, the insurance policy number and the emergency contact number with you rather than the bank’s name and credit card details.
Alcohol is not permitted on board our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse re-entry if passengers are overly intoxicated and pose a threat to other passengers, our driver or our truck. We also reserve the right to advise at any time before departure and during operation that alcohol is no longer permitted. The legal drinking age in Australia is 18 years old, and a photo ID is required.
Child Policy (Age Requirements)
Our child and infant policy and pricing vary depending on the trip due to the diversity in our product range. An adult or guardian must accompany all travellers under 18 years old.
Short Break & Extended Trips (age restrictions) – 8 to 17 years old
Trips that include accommodation nights within the itinerary:
- Basic Twin Share Dorm – fares apply to Adults 18+ years and over
- Standard Double/Twin Room – fares apply to Adults and Children (8-17yo)
- Private Single Room – fares apply to Adults 18+ years and over
Not suitable for infants or children seven years and under.
Prices and surcharges
Our tour prices are subject to variable and seasonal pricing, standard practices within the travel industry. Our tour prices may vary by demand, market conditions and availability. Different passengers on the same trip have likely been charged different prices. If you like the price, booking at that time is best. Any reduced pricing or discounts available after you have paid will not apply. If you wish to cancel your booking to take advantage of a lower price, full cancellation conditions apply as set out below in (Cancellation by the Traveller). The most up-to-date pricing is available on our websites. Please note that a surcharge may be applied to a purchase made by credit card.
To maximise the comfort of your journey, no luggage storage facilities are provided on our (Day Trips): You should bring a small day pack, at most 5-7kg. (Short-Break / Extended Tours): Maximum baggage allowance per person is 15-20kg, preferably a soft travelling pack.
Excessive amounts of luggage may incur a surcharge fee. Inappropriate luggage presented on the day of departure, such as surfboards, bikes and excessive luggage, may result in refusal to board unless previously arranged. Other: mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushers, prams, walking frames and other walking aids cannot be stored safely on our vehicles; please advise before booking if there are any of these aids required.
Pick-up & Drop-offs
GLT may offer complimentary inner-city pickup and dropoff services to selected accommodation providers. Please note that the customer is responsible for waiting out front of your selected pickup location (accommodation provider) at least 10 minutes before departure. Stay out in front of your desired location to avoid the tour guide being unable to locate you, causing failure to load. GLT cannot be held responsible for passengers who fail to load.
Please notify the Get Lost Travel group of any dietary requirements, food allergies and medical conditions at the time of booking or seven days before tour departure. Limited food options are available on extended tours; planning is required to ensure we can accommodate, but this is not guaranteed.
Booking Confirmations & Enquiries
All reservations must be confirmed within 48 hours of departure via email to email@example.com.
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our Darwin Top-End Tours. We must ensure minimal disturbance to this World Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should always be shown.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Wurundjeri people. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal. They should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife, including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to nature and cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should only be handled or fed by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour. It can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and introduction of foods that harm their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears distressed, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow the guide/tour leader’s directions. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. Other dangers to be aware of include cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on track ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth; as they form part of the region’s ecosystem, tracker removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, the region’s ecosystem, and craps are not natural/native to the area and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle to our Grampians Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes significant amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their bottles, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of significant exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 Fibottlesrtificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend an existing medical condition to accept their medication with them on tour and notify their tour guide at the beginning.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not peripersonal candles or in any accommodation, including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow guests free time but cannot guarantee smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
What is a suitable age for this tour?
The child policy for this tour is eight guests’ free time, but it cannot guarantee a tour; it’s unsuitable for infants or children 7 years and under. An adult must accompany children at all times.
Do you cater to special dietary requirements?
Yes, please notify us if you have any dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking or at least a few days before. An adult must accompany the children’s arrangements.
What type of food do we eat on tour?
Most of the meals are prepared by our tour guides with basic camping-style food options, and on occasion, they will be provided before departure. Guests are asked to participate in preparing meals, clean-up, and vehicle unpacking/loading as it’s a great way to get to know and connect with fellow travellers.
How fit do I need to be for this tour?
A minimum fitness level is required to complete the walking walks, which will be between 1km to 2km daily, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests.
Where do we stay on tour?
Lodge Fares (codes KR2-S, KR2-P):
Glamping daily ode KR2-B):
What is the minimum number of passengers required to operate?
A minimum of eight people is required to operate our 2-Day Kakadu Tours. We will transfer all monies paid on a future departure date if your departure is cancelled due to insufficient passenger numbers.
How much lugging on tour?
We ask that guests on short breaks/extended tours bring small soft overnight bags and hand luggage only, as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Large suitcases and oversized luggage can be left at your hotel on tour.
Are Na fees included in the tour cost?
Autopia Tours includes Parks Australia fees within the tour price; this covers our guests for a 2-day access to Kakadu National Parks. Park Passes are not available while guests are not travelling onboard our tours.
Is it safe to travel in Australia’s outback? (Acceptance of Risk)
Australia is home to these dangerous creatures, 2-day weather conditions, and varied terrain. Experieunavailableangers while camping, hikingtravellinging time outside may increase your risk. Safety is our priority; we are continuously trained to ensure passenger safety. Get Lost Travel Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury, or accident caused by passengers onboard Tours. Top open must be at least six years old for day trips and eight years old for overnight tours. Children under 18 must always be accompanied by an adult, legal guardian, or caregiver. Despite all care being taken, the responsibility for children on tour lies entirely with their parents or caregivers. Passengers, including children, must wear sunscreen and hats at all times.
Do I require travel insurance for the Top End?
It is highly recommended that all passengers have personal travel insurance, given we’re exploring remote parts of the Northern Territory with always limited access to health process events for sickness or injury. Autopia Tours needs to be authorised to provide information on the type of plan or policy options available. This can be provided by an accredited local travel agent or from your preferred insurance company.
What is the temperature like in the Northern Territory?
The weather in the Northern Territory can fluctuate and be extreme. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 40+ degrees Celsius in the dry season, and the temperature drops dramatically in the evening. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will continue unless the provider contacts you.
What is your Vaccination Policy?
According to current Government regulations, it is no longer a requirement to be double vaccinated, although we highly recommend it.
Our COVID Statement
We have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitisation to ensure your safety. All staff will be temperature checked before departure, and disposable masks and hand sanitiser will be issued. For more information, click here.
Darwin - Kakadu National Park
Embrace the chance to awaken and emerge early on the second day and venture to witness the enchantment of dawn at Burrungkuy’s Nawurlandja lookout. After soaking in the ever-shifting hues of this grand locale during this part of the day, we’ll partake in breakfast nearby before proceeding to Burrungkuy’s primary rock art display areas to appreciate some of the finest and most prominent rock illustrations in Australia. By mid-morning, we’ll follow up to finalise our stay at our Cooinda lodging, then delve into a cultural art session within the precincts of Warradjan Cultural Centre, emphasising the heart and southern zones of the park. Native community figures, including traditional custodians, will impart this immersive art session. Seize the chance to traverse the cultural hub, which also flaunts a spacious gallery and souvenir store, and satiate your palate as we relish a picnic luncheon amidst verdant settings. Post-lunch, the moment has come to initiate our return to Darwin. Meandering back through roughly 300 km of green Australian wilderness, let Kakadu bid farewell as we traverse its astonishingly diverse habitat, a significant attribute for which this splendid area is UNESCO World Heritage Recognized for its natural and cultural significance. Arriving back in Darwin by 6 p.m., savour the rest of your night, reminiscing about your adventures and the companionships you formed. Should trekking, cascades, and untouched rock basins be your subsequent pursuits, we’re eager to greet you once more during the area’s dry phase for more discoveries!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Travel Distance: 315 km. Trek Distance and Classification: 1km, Grade 3 featuring inclined terrains. Sound overall mobility and firm steps are essential.
Kakadu National Park - Darwin
You can wake and greet the day early on the second day and navigate your way to behold the enchantment of the sunrise at Burrungkuy’s Nawurlandja lookout. After revealing the continually transforming shades of this regal space, we shall savour breakfast nearby and then enter Burrungkuy’s chief rock art observation galleries to relish some of Australia’s most exemplary and remarkable rock art.
Come mid-morning, and we shall return to conclude our stay at our Cooinda lodging and partake in a cultural art endeavour within the confines of Warradjan Cultural Centre, which emphasises the mid and southern parts of the park. Local community members, including traditional landowners, will facilitate this interactive art experience. Please avail yourself of the chance to peruse the cultural centre, which also presents an extensive gallery and gift shop, and satisfy your culinary desires as we indulge in a picnic lunch amidst tropical environs. After our meal, the time has arrived for our return journey to Darwin. Weaving our way back through approximately 300 km of rich Australian foliage, permit Kakadu to bid you goodbye as we traverse its astonishingly biodiverse ecosystem, a distinguished reason why this marvellous area is UNESCO World Heritage Listed for its natural and cultural attributes. On returning to Darwin by 6 p.m., bask in the remaining hours of your evening, pondering upon the time you’ve dedicated to exploration and the new acquaintances you’ve made. If trekking, cascades, and immaculate rock pools stand next on your agenda, we anticipate your return next time during the area’s dry period for additional exploration!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Travel Distance: 315 km. Walk Distance and Rating: 1km Grade 3 with abrupt sections. Adequate general agility and solid footwork are needed.