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Top End Day Tours

Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
1300 324 914
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Don't let the early start put you off, this is a tour not to be missed! We snoozed at the start... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catherine C
Arnhem Land Day Tour

One word - FABULOUS. Arnhem Land - fabulous Lauren our Guide- fabulous Aboriginal Guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sootie568
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Top End Day Tours runs the one-day Arnhem Land Day Tour (formerly run by Lords) and is the only tour operator in the NT to run day tours from Darwin to Arnhem Land. For many, this tour is a once in a lifetime experience and opportunity to interact and learn about the oldest living culture in the world with local Aboriginal history. We visit and climb Injalak Hill which has some of western Arnhem Land’s most amazing rock art sites. We visit Injalak Art & Craft Centre where guests have the opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation and watch local Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets. With its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, escarpment, Arnhem Land is truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northern Territory. Tour includes all permits, Aboriginal guide, lunch and snacks.
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Hours Today: 05:30 - 19:00
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't let the early start put you off, this is a tour not to be missed! We snoozed at the start then woke for the sunrise as we drove through the atmospheric Kakadu National Park. With a few stops along the way we could stretch...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word - FABULOUS. Arnhem Land - fabulous Lauren our Guide- fabulous Aboriginal Guide - fabulous Overall Tour - exhaustingly fabulous. Vicki & Trevor DunnMore

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fabulous feed back! Thanks so much for sharing your 'fabulous' experience with us. We are very lucky to have such fabulous guides and local Aboriginal guides to deliver such an amazing tour, in an amazing and untouched part of our country. Please share your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lauren was our guide for the trip to Injalaka and took us to the Injalaka Community Art Centre where we saw screen printing and painting. The painter was doing extremely fine art work with a single reed. Then Lauren and 2 indigenous guides, Raymond and...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're thrilled you had a thoroughly memorable experience on our Arnhem Land day tour. We are certainly privileged to have the opportunity to visit, and be a part of, the local Gunbalayna Aboriginal community...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous day, beautiful people, country, and rock art sites. Respectful to the indigenous owners and some wonderful art produced and available at the Injalak arts centre supporting the community. Thx Petra, Christi and CraigMore

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

We are thrilled you enjoyed your Arnhem Land experience, and finished the day with wonderful memories of your visit to one of the most timeless and untouched areas of our country. It is a credit to the local Aboriginal community with such a wonderful Arts...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic rock art, a small easy scramble over big rocks and you're in an ancient art gallery...it is mesmerising! A full day with a delicious fresh lunch - even gluten free breads. Then the finale was a wild croc extravaganza at high tide on the...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thanks for you wonderful feedback - we would love to have your company again on one of our Arnhem Land Day Tours! It certainly is a sensory overload, leaving you with fond memories of the days experience in a timeless part of our country. I'm...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We joined the tour at Jabiru after a wonderful 3 day Kakadu trip with Territory Expeditions. (Do It this way if you can, rather than as a big one-day trip out of Darwin). The journey into Arnhem Land was incredible. After Cahill's Crossing the landscape...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

It's wonderful to receive such heartwarming feedback from our guests. I'm so glad you have taken away some wonderful memories from your Arnhem Land experience. We are truly blessed to visit this timeless part of our country, guided by expert local Aboriginals and dedicated Top...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Early start but you can snooze on the bus. This is a great day trip into Arnhem Land, which is just amazing. A local guided us on the Hill tour and showed us such wonderful rock art, that just amazes you at every turn. The...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review. Yes - it is a big day (from Darwin) but well worth it when you look back at the memorable experience. We are so honored to share the amazing sights with the traditional land owners and learn about the...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Did the one day Injalak Hill Day tour in June 2017. It was great. There are few opportunities to readily enter Arnhem Land so this trip provided that opportunity. Joined the trip at Jabiru which was good - from Darwin it's a long day trip....More

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Ingrid H, Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Wow - thanks so much for the very detailed review. Its so heartwarming to read such positive feedback. It definitely is an honor to visit Arnhem Land and witness the beauty and cultural history it has to offer. Its great to see you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Enthusiastic and seemingly genuine engagement with Gunbalanya community to maximise potential for cultural exchange on this tour. Committed and professional guides. Well suited to our family which included kids aged 8 and 11. Visit to Injalak not too onerous as there is plenty of protection...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Many thanks for your review. The relationship with the Gunbalanya community is one we hold with great pride. It is an honor to visit their land and witness the beauty that is Arnhem Land. It is a great day trip for children and a chance...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

My second time in Kakadu but first time in Arnhem Land and it wont be my last. The tour guide was awesome thank you Lauren:) I took some amazing pics and the rock paintings were awesome. The walk up to the look out on Injalak...More

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Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. We are incredibly lucky to have very passionate guides who love sharing their knowledge and stories with you (I'll pass on your kind words). And it is an honor to be guided to the top of the amazing...More

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255060Kathy
19 August 2016|
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The terrain is uneven - so certainly need a good pair of sand shoes - or maybe walking boots to support the ankle or strap the ankles. The guides are excellent and take it slow and are helpful with finding the easiest path... More
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John F
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Response from Ingrid H | Property representative |
Yes it departs at 0530, look at the Book Now button on our website it has all availability and pick details, costs etc.
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Good morning - our apologies for the delay in replying but we have been travelling back from Africa ! Apologies but we don't operate in February due to the monsoon season. Please try contacting Tourism Top End for a list... More
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