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Top End Day Tours

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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...more
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 1300 324 914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Brendan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank GemmaB1053
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Heather D
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank KuruczA3
Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank Leigh H
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

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

Reviewed 2 September 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

Thank Thaila L
Reviewed 2 September 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

Thank christine d
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 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 30 August 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

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

August 2018. We first visited the Injalak Arts centre with Petra, where we saw aborigines screen printing & the ladies outside weaving. We learnt about the style of art from this region and viewed their shop. Then off for a leisurely climb/walk around and up...More

Thank juvio27
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome 1 day tour with Petra, culturally fascinating, Delicious picnic lunch and small hike to the rock art. Highly recommend if you’re looking to find out more about the local culture with a friendly and informative guide

Thank Mark A
Ingrid H, Owner at Top End Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely comments Mark. Petra is a fantastic guide and we say it's the best lunch spot in the NT! Glad you enjoyed the trip, the rock art and the hike up and around Injalak Hill.

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20 August 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
John F
20 March 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
30 December 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