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From Darwin: Top End Helicopter Ride & BBQ Cruise Day Trip

1. From Darwin: Top End Helicopter Ride & BBQ Cruise Day Trip

Experience the thrill of feeding crocodiles on this day trip from Darwin or Bynoe. Soar over the floodplains on a helicopter flight, cut through rainforest channels on an airboat, and chill out with a BBQ brunch aboard a pontoon boat. Choose between a tour option with several pickup points in Darwin or opt to meet your guide in Bynoe. Meet your guide and take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight through the floodplains. Spot crocodiles, birds and even buffalo as you feel the wind in your hair on a thrilling airboat ride through the rainforest on the Finnis River. Unwind while tucking into gourmet BBQ on a pontoon boat cruise. Have access to water, cordial, tea and coffee facilities.  Finish your tour with a exhilarating crocodile encounter. Feed one of the activity provider's rescue crocodiles that were caught by the Outback Wrangler Matt Wright. Marvel at these large and majestic creatures.

Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

2. Darwin: Kakadu National Park Small-Group Day Trip w/ Dinner

Travel to Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site and protected area due to its cultural value and landscape. Experience Yellow Water Billabong on a cruise. A small group will make your tour experience more personalized as you explore this vast nature reserve encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments. See Kakadu with an accredited tour guide. Immerse into the world of wildlife, varied landscapes, and ancient but still living culture. Take a short walk at Nourlangie (Burrungkuy), suitable for all levels of fitness, to reach the indigenous rock art sites. Hear about the stories of Narmargon, the Lightning Man. If you are up to a bit of exercise, a lookout over the Arnhem Land escarpment invites you. Take a short break before going on a 1.5-hour cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep your eyes open for saltwater crocodiles, brolgas, black neck storks, and jacanas—just some of the plentiful birdlife in the area. Finish the day with a delicious dinner in a traditional outback pub on your way back to Darwin. Return to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned ride.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Darwin?

The best day trips and excursions from Darwin are:

Kakadu National Park

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What people are saying about Darwin

Thoroughly enjoyed a morning of adventure at Matt Wright’s Top End Safari Camp. There’s a great crowd of characters waiting at the camp to look after you Firstly on the leisurely river cruise (with egg and bacon rolls freshly cooked in the galley on the boat); an exhilarating ride on an airboat on the river, little side creeks and flood plain…our pilot Rowdy knew where to find the resident “salties” (estuarine crocodiles) and got up close and personal with one particularly boisterous croc called “Fluffy”; feeding the rescue crocs (watch out for those jaws, mate!); and finally a smooth helicopter flight over the river, flood plains and adjacent mango plantations. Cold drinks (and optional dip in the pool) on the deck while waiting for the chopper (flying variety). Would highly recommend this cool tour…about 8 hours from pick up (0630) to return (1430) from the Booking Office in the City.

This was an absolutely AMAZING experience. I booked this for my daughter and I to make some memories together. It was everything they said it would be. The helicopter ride was our highlight to see the topend from above. The food was delicious and all the staff were exceptional, so friendly and welcoming. We both highly recommend doing the overnight Glamping!!!!

Fantastic food, Carol is an incredibly funny, warm and knowledgeable host who will show you the best hot spots to visit in Darwin. Highly Recommend. Wonderful way to make some great friends on your trip!

Awesome staff. Must do. It was the best thing we every did. We will do it again, we loved it.

The best guide - Will did his best with us! What an amazing experience we had!