1. Day 1 Depart UK

    • This afternoon we arrive into Darwin and transfer to our overnight hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax after our journey.
    • Accommodation: Darwin, 1-night on bed & breakfast basis.
    • This morning we transfer back to Darwin airport to board a light aircraft for a one-hour scenic flight past the Arnhem Land Plateau and following the East Alligator to Mt Borradaile. We transfer to Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge, our base for the next three nights.
    • After settling in, we enjoy a wetland birdwatching tour, observing thousands of brolgas bathing and greeting each other.
    • Nestled against the Arnhem Land escarpment, the land consists of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs, offering a unique ecosystems teeming with birdlife, and crocodiles. Valleys, overhangs and caves carved out by an ancient sea, have been occupied by aboriginal people for over 50,000 years with world class galleries of rock art and burial sites. A significant section of the lodge is a registered sacred site and Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris has the exclusive permission from the traditional owners to take guests through these sacred areas, a unique opportunity in Australia.
    • Arnhem Land is particularly known for its migrating waders, and the optimum times are during March to April and August to October. During our stay, we will go on a Gayngaru Wetlands interpretive walk, located in the town of Nhulunbuy,an ideal location to spot birds. 
    • Accommodation: Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge, 3-nights on full board basis
    • During our stay here we explore the lagoon, an important site of aboriginal cultural significance and home to over 200 species of birds. The path surrounding the lagoon offers two separate viewing platforms and a bird hide offering the keen birdwatcher an unforgettable experience. Sightings include the northern fantail, blue-faced honeyeater, white-bellied cuckoo-shrike and the brown falcon.
    • Our private billabong cruises to see sunset over floodplains, gives us the opportunity to see rare and unique species such as the delightfully bright Leichardt grasshopper, estuarine and freshwater crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species including jacana, azure kingfishers, magpie geese, brolga (Australian crane) and black-necked stork. 
    • After a lovely morning of further exploration in this magical land, we fly back to Darwin and transfer to our hotel at the marina for the night.. 
    • Accommodation: Darwin, 1-night on bed & breakfast basis.
  2. Day 7 Join main tour at Darwin airport

All prices are per person and include:

  • Services of the naturalist leader
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Guided activities
  • Meals


We spend three nights at the comfortable Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge, located on an exclusive lease of 700 square kilometres of pristine wilderness in north‐west Arnhem Land.

Our last evening is spent in a Darwin city hotel.


Most meals are included.


Price includes charter flight between Darwin and Mt Borradaille.

Baggage restrictions

The allowance on the charter flight is strictly limited to 12kg checked baggage per person.

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