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Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley

Visit Australia's Top End

Introduction

Australia’s remote Top End is one of the world’s last remaining true wilderness areas.

Kakadu is acknowledged as Australia’s most diverse and stunning landscape and its extraordinary natural beauty, unique biodiversity and cultural heritage make it perfect for real outback adventure travel.

The Kimberley region’s magnificent landscapes are unrivalled anywhere and the distant outback adventures to be had among the ancient rocky gorges of the Bungle Bungles, Karijini National Park and Gibb River Road are unmatched on the continent.

The seaside pearling town of Broome and the gorgeous Cable Beach mark the southern gateway to this spectacular expanse, while untamed Kununurra’s scorching red soils, wide-angle blue skies and unforgiving bush mark the easterly edge of the Kimberley’s wetlands, waterfalls and immense cattle stations.

Top itineraries in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley

Australia’s North West & Top End

13-day tailor-made journey

Explore Australia’s natural landscapes as you uncover ancient Aboriginal lands, yawning gorges, lush rainforests, sweeping beaches and billabongs.

Highlights of the Top End and Red Centre

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,975 pp incl. flights

Contrast the wildlife-filled seaside and wetlands of Australia’s north with the frontier towns, indigenous culture and iconic rock formations of its heartlands.

The Ghan & Kangaroo Island

12-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,020 pp incl. flights

Travel aboard the legendary Ghan train as you plunge into the Red Centre's sprawling desert before exploring one of Australia’s greatest wildlife habitats – Kangaroo Island.

The Ghan & Flinders Ranges

12-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £6,995 pp incl. flights

Journey in style across Outback aboard the iconic Ghan. Then, pair stays in the Flinders Ranges with the luxuries of Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge.

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Top places to stay in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley

Home Valley Station, near Kununurra

Contemporary resort

The proprietors have transformed this run-down cattle station into a premium pastoral lodge that provides an excellent stopping off point in one of Australia's last true frontiers.

Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula

Traditional tented camp

Kooliman at Cape Leveque is a unique Aboriginal owned wilderness camp on the remote beaches of the Dampier Peninsula.

Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Near Broome

Contemporary resort

Ramada Eco Beach Resort aims to give guests access to the beaches and bushlands of the Kimberley wilderness while having a minimal impact on its surroundings.

The Ghan

Luxury train

Regarded as one of the world's greatest rail journeys, The Ghan takes you on an unforgettable three-day, two-night trip through the heart of Australia.

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Where to go in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley

Kununurra

Kununurra means ‘big water' in the local Aboriginal language and the town is the gateway to some of Western Australia's best natural attractions. From here visit the Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle Range.

Broome

Broome is a small pearling town in the state's north with an exotic history thanks to its world-famous South Sea Pearl industry. Today, a chilled out vibe, colourful lifestyle and vibrant environment have made it a Mecca for creative people of all types.

The Kimberley

Mighty rivers and wetlands teem with wild game fish and marine life and its vast vistas are infinite. One of the least populated places on earth, the area's isolated wilderness is truly awe-inspiring.

Arnhem Land

Of staggering size – 91,000 square kilometres – and filled with varied landscapes, Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Land is well worth spending some time in. In the middle of Australia’s northern coast, its boundaries are beautiful ones: Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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When to go to Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley

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The dry season, which runs from April to September is the most popular time for visiting the Top End, although you should be prepared for high daytime temperatures but far cooler nights. The wet season, which lasts from November to March but reaches its peak in January and February, can make travel tricky, especially on the mainly dirt roads that lead to the more remote regions of Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem land. After particularly heavy rains, some roads may be closed altogether.

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Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley articles

Australia – beyond the icons

If you've holidayed in Australia before you'll know all about its wonderful wildlife, rich heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes and friendly locals. What's more, you'll probably have ticked off a few highlights from the standard Australia bucket list.

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