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Australia's Top End and the Kimberley region plays host to some of its most intriguing wildlife and Aboriginal heritage.

Darwin is a vibrant, hot city whose surrounding countryside of monsoon rainforest, Outback escarpments and remote billabongs shelter a variety of wildlife from crocodiles and kangaroos to sea eagles and Jesus birds.

You can glimpse the natural world through day visits, but we'd recommend taking longer trips to explore this vast wilderness, such as Kakadu, Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula with its Seven Spirit Bay.

We offer small-group tours that visit Aboriginal communities and experience Outback farming life with visits to remote stations.

Start planning your trip to Top End & the Kimberley region

Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions for how you could enjoy some of the same experiences as our specialists. They’re just for inspiration, because your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

Our Top End & the Kimberley highlights

Day trip to the Tiwi Islands

A day trip to the Tiwi Islands provides an insight into the traditional Aboriginal lifestyle. This is a great opportunity to purchase arts and crafts and join the Tiwi ladies for billy tea and damper (traditional refreshments).

Visit the Kakadu National Park

Visit Kakadu National Park during the dry season between May and October for beautiful escarpment scenery, native wildlife and ancient Aboriginal rock art sites.

Cruise along the Katherine Gorge

Take a cruise on the tranquil waters of the Katherine River as it winds 7 miles (12km) through Katherine Gorge. Spectacular helicopter flights are also available.

Experience Outback life at Bullo River Station

Bullo River Station provides the quintessential Australian Outback experience. Try your hand at cattle mustering, horse riding or world-class barramundi fishing.

Take a helicopter ride over the Bungle Bungle Ranges

Complete your visit to the Kimberley with a helicopter ride over the remote beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. This is the best way to see the striking orange and black stripes of the rock.

Self-drive along the Gibb River Road

Travel through the heart of the Kimberley on the Gibb River Road on a 4WD camping safari or a self-drive. Highlights include Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and the Mitchell Falls.

Visit Cape Léveque

Take a break from the beach at Broome and travel north through the rugged Dampier Peninsula to Cape Léveque. You will be rewarded with stunning sunsets and deserted white sand beaches.

Spend time on the beach in Broome

A few days on the beach in Broome is a great way to relax after travelling through the Kimberley. The town also has a fascinating pearling history to explore.

Some of our favourite places in the Top End & the Kimberley

Sunset at Cullen Bay, Darwin

Darwin

Darwin offers little more than an access point for visitors heading out to explore the national parks of Australia’s Top End. But, even if you only stay 24 hours, it has a handful of noteworthy experiences, from markets to museums.

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Kakadu National Park

The Kakadu National Park is made up of rugged stony plateaux, red escarpments riven by waterfalls, twisting rivers and wetlands festooned with flowers and birds: add in Aboriginal rock art sites and it's easy to see why this is one of the most important UNESCO World-Heritage areas.

Arnhem Land, Australia

Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land is an immense, undisturbed swathe of land blessed with wild coastlines, monsoon rainforests and soaring escarpments, bound by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Great places to stay in the Top End & the Kimberley