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Top End Day Tours

110 reviews
About Top End Day Tours
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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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Denise's service and knowledge were excellent. She thoroughly assisted and advised us with the ideal car and the things we need to do in Kakadu for the limited time we mentioned. The office is huge and simply world class, the best service ever.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I had such a wonderful time. Anna Teneggi was absolutely brilliant. I would highly recommend this - thank you so much. Rebecca Hossack

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Our guide, Lauren, told us that we were entering a different and timeless world when we crossed the East Alligator River at the notorious Cahill's Crossing, and how right she was! The landscape is quite different, and the experience of interacting with indigenous people, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Top End Day Tours run the only day trip tour option from Darwin to Arnhem Land, and I cannot recommend this trip highly enough for both visitors and Darwin locals. It runs May-October every year - so there is just time to go this year!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We were given a very friendly and enthusiastic welcome by our guide Emma and she provided us with very knowledgeable commentary along the way. Excellent provision of snacks and cold water. Emma's relationship with members of the Oenpelli community ensured a warm interaction with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather D
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review and positive thoughts on tour with Emma and Roland. Glad you all had a great time in west Arnhem. Safe travels for the rest of your time in the NT!

Reviewed September 19, 2018

The journey started in Darwin long before sunrise but it was well worth the early wake-up! Our guide, Petra gave me a warm welcome and off we went to the land of wonders. Later on, she told us about the history of the surrounding areas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KuruczA3
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the best experience. From the bus trip out to Arnhem land our guide was so informative to the time we then left her and then experienced a local of the area who was a beautiful human and shared his country,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leigh H
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks for your kind words and recommendation Leigh, appreciate the feedback and so glad you had a wonderful time :)

Reviewed September 1, 2018

I went on the daytrip to Arnhemland with Top end Day tours and truly had a fantastic day. Our guide Petra was great! Super knowledgeable and helpful! Also the tour over the Injlak hill and community artcentre was a fantastic experience. I finally got to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I flew from Melbourne to Darwin just for a weekend so I could participate in this day tour of Western Arnhem Land . The tour office staff , the tour itself ,the guides and the people of Arnhem Land with their willingness to share their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christine d
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Oh wow Christine, what a trip! We are all so glad that you enjoyed your journey into western Arnhem Land, we are extremely privileged to be able to operate this tour with the support of the local people and glad it lived up to your...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

i recently went on the one day Arnhem land tour and it was amazing. if you want to learn about and experience some indigenous culture, this is the way to do it. we had an indigenous man named Craig lead us up Injalak Hill and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Matt S
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August 19, 2016|
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Response from paulered | Reviewed this property |
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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March 19, 2016|
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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.
Amy G
December 29, 2015|
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Response from Ingrid H | Property representative |
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