Northern Territory Explorer

Witness a magnificent Uluru sunset, and encounter a wide variety of wildlife in Kakadu that will delight nature lovers. Be inspired by Indigenous stories and culture, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the idyllic waters of Edith Falls.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Arriving in the tropical Top End capital of Darwin, the weather and friendly locals will instantly make you feel at ease. The Darwin waterfront is the gathering place for locals and tourists, and this is where you will get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers, while enjoying some refreshing drinks and nibbles at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, 2 nights

Board your coach to discover Darwin’s fascinating attractions, including East Point Military Reserve and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. This afternoon you’re free to explore or relax. You could visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility and the Bombing of Darwin experience or soak up the atmosphere and flavours of the iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Market, with over 200 unique stalls featuring food, arts and crafts.

Delve into indigenous culture when you connect with a local family-run authentic, Aboriginal culture and nature-based experience, next to a billabong. Discover local indigenous history and learn and understand the local customs and traditions of the Aboriginal people of the region. Afterwards, venture deep into Kakadu National Park stopping at the Bowali Visitor Centre, which reveals the history of the park.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 2 nights

Viewing Kakadu National Park by air is one of the best ways and this morning you could to take to the skies on an optional experience scenic flight. On your exploration of the National Park you’ll get up close to ancient Aboriginal rock art. Later, you’ll cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong in search of saltwater crocodiles and discover plant and bird life that call this region home. Finish the day watching the sun set over this spectacular World Heritage UNESCO site.

Travel through remarkable countryside from one National Park to another, arriving in Nitmiluk National Park in time to board your boat for the cruise the Katherine Gorge with a local guide. Experience the varied and ever-changing landscapes, from dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches to pandanus-lined channels. Keep an eye out for the small freshwater crocodile while you hear stories of how this spectacular gorge was formed.

Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine

Around an hour out of Katherine, you’ll visit Elsey Homestead Replica, used in the filming of a famous story about outback life, ‘We of the Never Never’. This stop is also home to the famous Mataranka thermal hot springs. Head down the palm lined walkway for a refreshing swim. When you think of an outback pub, the Daly Waters Historic Pub is probably what you imagine. The words rustic and eclectic best describe this interesting watering hole, as we divert off the Stuart Highway to check it out.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Leaving Tennant Creek, you’ll see some amazing and everchanging country. Travelling the highway along a straight section of road, Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) comes into sight. Seeing these massive granite boulders standing in the middle of nowhere is fascinating. Stretch your legs and wander through and around the boulders and discover the Dreamtime story of the fossilised eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. On arrival in Alice Springs we drive up to Anzac Hill to view the memorial, and panoramas of Alice Springs and the East & West MacDonnell Ranges, before heading for your hotel.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

This morning is free so you may choose to rest as this outback town awakens or rise early and take an optional experience ride in a hot air balloon as the desert awakens. Or perhaps explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a half day guided tour. This afternoon, join your Travel Director to tour the town of Alice Springs, visiting the historic Telegraph Station and the School of the Air to gain an insight into the outback and remote learning.

Learn about local Aboriginal culture this morning before heading west to Uluru. As you venture into the National Park for the first time you will be amazed by the sheer scale of Uluru and then the natural wonder of watching the sun set across it. The changing colours on the rock are spectacular and there is nothing better than toasting to it with a glass of sparkling wine.

Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel, 2 nights

It might still be dark but getting out of bed for sunrise over Uluru is worth it. Holding a freshly made tea or coffee as the sun rises and creeps across the face of Uluru is awe-inspiring. Your Travel Director will show you around the base of Uluru and then take you on some short walks, where you will discover the connection and culture of the local Anangu people that makes this place so special. This afternoon is free for you to relax by the resort pool or you may like to view Uluru from the air on an optional experience scenic helicopter flight. Or perhaps cruise around it on the back of a Harley! This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers, recounting the amazing experiences you’ve had exploring the Northern Territory.

This morning you may consider rising early for the optional experience once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light installation, and then join your fellow travellers for breakfast before your exploration of the Northern Territory comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 26$4,530.00$5,910.00
June: 23$4,530.00$5,910.00
July: 21$4,530.00$5,910.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central Australian Discovery

This Central Australian Discovery adventure is jam-packed with moments that you’ll want to re-live again and again. Moments like dining overlooking Uluru as darkness falls and the Field of Light comes to life or soaring over the mysterious Lost City on a scenic flight.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Darwin and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed welcome dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 2: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Mataranka

Head towards the remote township of Katherine and enjoy a Signature Experience. Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way. Later, discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Day 3: Mataranka, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Unwind in the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a one million-acre working cattle station that stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Day 4: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City, Barkly

Board a scenic flight over the Lost City, a series of large sandstone outcrops that evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation. After, enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel.

Hotel: Barkly Homestead

Day 5: Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), Alice Springs

Venture to Alice Springs via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). A living cultural landscape, nearly the entire reserve is a registered sacred site.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges

Explore Simpsons Gap, which pierces the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Indigenous people, where several Dreamtime stories have said to take place. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, whose landscapes played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Indigenous culture. At Angkerle (Standley Chasm), follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. Afterwards, visit Ormiston Gorge, home to a variety of unique species. Later, take the afternoon to unwind.

Day 7: Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon

Travel to Hermannsberg and visit the Namatjira School of Art, where you can view authentic art pieces. Afterwards, travel to Gosses Bluff crater, before heading off-road along the Mereenie Loop Road. Take in the outback scenes as you travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8:Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Journey into the heart of Watarrka National Park today, where unspoiled bush and red rock canyons create an amazing experience. The Luritja people have called Watarrka National Park home for more than 20,000 years. Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. On this challenging hike, venture around the rim of the canyon’s incredible sandstone walls, then after reaching the lookout, marvel at the canyon itself. About half way along is the Garden of Eden, featuring a waterhole and riverine vegetation. After lunch, head inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), consisting of 36 domes that form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Explore Walpa Gorge before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

Day 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, learning stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 10: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. Visit the Umoona Opal Mine, where you’ll get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area, as well as learning about how opals are mined.

Hotel: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

Day 11: Oodnadatta Track, Marree

Today you will journey along the Oodnadatta Track, pausing at William Creek for lunch. Perhaps board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Take to the skies and gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder from above (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out over the seemingly endless salt flats. Later, arrive at the small town of Marree.

Hotel: Marree Hotel

Day 12: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

On the way to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel. Arrive at the national park, which is a cultural site renowned for its 800-million-year-old landscapes. Explore Wilpena Pound, cradled within a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Continue to your accommodation, set amongst river red gums and native pines. Enjoy dinner before relaxing on your deck overlooking the bush.

Hotel: Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in more depth. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge’s ancient layers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).

Day 14: Clare Valley, Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

Day 15: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
May: 11, 30$9,995.00$11,995.00
June: 16 $9,995.00$11,995.00
July: 03, 20 $9,995.00$11,995.00
August: 06, 22 $9,995.00$11,995.00
September: 07, 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central to South Explorer

Uncover some of Australia’s most jaw-dropping natural wonders from Central to South, from the striking grandeur of Uluru to the vast salt flats of Lake Eyre. You’ll also traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track and explore the incredible Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Uluru and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before meeting your fellow travellers during a relaxed welcome dinner this evening.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, hearing stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. Afterwards, visit the Cultural Centre and wander through the exhibitions on show to learn more about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 3: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel. Its vast lunar-like landscapes have set the backdrop for many films, including ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’ and ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’.

Hotel:Desert Cave Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Coober Pedy

Today will be spent exploring Coober Pedy in greater depth. Most of the world’s opal comes from this tiny desert town, and you’ll learn about how they are mined during a visit the Umoona Opal Mine. Explore the mine and get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

Day 5: Oodnadatta Track – William Creek – Birdsville

Set off along the Oodnadatta Track and pass the Dingo Fence, a 5,614-kilometre fence built during the 1880s to keep dingoes and wild dogs out of lands where sheep and cattle grazed. Arrive in William Creek and board a scenic flight to Birdsville, where you’ll spend the night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

Hotel:Birdsville Hotel

Day 6: Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre – Marree

Fly from Birdsville back to William Creek and enjoy a pub lunch before journeying to Lake Eyre South. Here, you’ll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. Board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre to gain a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Soar over an incredible area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, the Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding. From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner.

Hotel:Marree Hotel

Day 7: Gammon Ranges National Park – Arkaroola 

Today, explore Gammon Ranges National Park, famed for its rugged ranges and deep gorges. Arrive later at Arkaroola in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park.

Day 8: Arkaroola – Wilpena Pound

Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Within the park, the famous Wilpena Pound Ikara is cradled within an amphitheatre of mountains. Set amongst river red gums and native pines, Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park.

Hotel:Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

Day 9: Wilpena Pound – Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

This morning, set out on a walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound before continuing to the geological site of Brachina Gorge. Keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you explore the quartzite-ridged gorge, which was once used as a thoroughfare where bullock teams pulled their loads. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your safari camp, before retreating to your deck with relaxing vistas of the bush.

Day 10: Clare Valley – Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and celebrate the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel:The Playford Hotel

Day 11: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 03, 16$8,495.00$10,095.00
June: 01, 13, 29$8,495.00$10,095.00
July: 11, 28 $8,495.00$10,095.00
August: 12, 27 $8,495.00$10,095.00
September: 08$7,995.00$9,595.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Ghan

Prepare for a holiday of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever changing landscape.

When the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. It promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Latest fares:

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Timetable:

THE GHAN
ADELAIDE – ALICE SPRINGS – DARWIN
OPERATES ALL YEAR
Sun 12:15 Depart Adelaide
Mon Marla | Morning Experience
13:45 Arrive Alice Springs | Afternoon Excursion
18:15 Depart Alice Springs
Tues Katherine | Morning Excursion
17:30 Arrive Darwin
OPERATES JUNE 2020 TO AUGUST 2020
Wed 12:10 Depart Adelaide
Thu Marla | Morning Experience
14:25 Arrive Alice Springs | Afternoon Excursion
18:15 Depart Alice Springs
Fri Katherine | Morning Excursion
19:50 Arrive Darwin

 

THE GHAN EXPEDITION
DARWIN – ALICE SPRINGS – ADELAIDE
OPERATES APRIL 2020 TO OCTOBER 2020
Wed 10:00 Depart Darwin
Katherine | Afternoon Excursion
Thu
Alice Springs | Full Day Excursion
Fri
Coober Pedy | Full Day Excursion
Sat
10:50 Arrive Adelaide
OPERATES JUNE 2020 TO AUGUST 2020
Sat 09:00 Depart Darwin
Katherine | Afternoon Excursion
Sun
Alice Springs | Full Day Excursion
Mon
Coober Pedy | Full Day Excursion
Tue 11:35 Arrive Adelaide

 

THE GHAN
DARWIN – ALICE SPRINGS – ADELAIDE
OPERATES NOVEMBER 2020, FEBRUARY 2021 AND MARCH 2021 ONLY
Wed 10:00 Depart Darwin
Katherine | Afternoon Excursion
Thu
09:10 Arrive Alice Springs | Morning Excursion
12:45 Depart Alice Springs
Manguri | Evening Experience
Fri 13:00 Arrive Adelaide

* Final arrival and departure times on all Great Southern Rail journeys may very. Great Southern Rail will advise of any changes prior to departure.
* All off train experiences are subject to weather and changes through the year and may very by season
* Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
* The Ghan does not operate December 2019 to January 2020

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Uluru & Kings Canyon Discovery

Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – Tick off the must-see sights of the Red Centre. Explore the natural wonders and their sacred history. Take in an unforgettable Uluru sunset and sunrise.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Hotel Options:

    • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget)
    • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard)
    • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior)

Witness the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Continue to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the dune viewing platform, before arriving at Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the conglomerate rock formations. In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel Options:

    • Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms (Budget & Standard)
    • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms (Superior)

Climb a 100 metre cliff and walk 6kms along the rim of the canyon for impressive views of grottos, chasms and cliffs. Deep between the sandstone cliffs is the Garden of Eden, a waterhole surrounded by exotic plants. Or, set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim. Later, travel through the desert landscapes, with informative commentary provided by your Driver Guide, to Alice Springs where your Short Break concludes.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$1,265.00$1,665.00
Standard$1,345.00$1,830.00
Superior$1,445.00$2,030.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$1,295.00$1,744.00
Standard$1,373.00$1,901.00
Superior$1,469.00$2,095.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Adventure

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Enjoy sparkling wine as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is famous. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality.

Hotel Options:

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget), 2 nights
  • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard), 2 nights
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior), 2 nights

Rise early this morning to travel to Kata Tjuta where your Driver Guide will explain the geological history of the area. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, light breakfast included. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta.

Rise early to travel to the base of Uluru with your Drive Guide to commence your base walk of Uluru as sunrise approaches. First walk from Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site and hear the Tjukurpa story (beliefs and law of the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu) of the Mala Men. Next is the Mala Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years. The Mala walk includes a visit into Kantju Gorge, where after rainfall, water can cascade over the side of Uluru and plunge some 90 metres. After a short rest break, continue along the Lungkata Walk where your guide will tell you the Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard! Next stop is the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will indicate the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and relay more traditional stories relating to this special place. The waterhole was once an important water source for the Anangu people. Your last section to complete your base walk is back to Kuniya Piti, where you will board your coach and return to Ayers Rock Resort. You’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. Flights to depart Ayers Rock after 12:45pm (Oct-Mar) and 1:45pm (Apr-Sep).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$725.00$1,075.00
Standard$860.00$1,345.00
Superior$950.00$1,525.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$744.00$1,096.00
Standard$883.00$1,372.00
Superior$976.00$1,558.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 2 light lunches
Transport: Return airport transfers & Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:2 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
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Uluru & Kata Tjuta Highlights

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm). This afternoon, visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later, travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late afternoon witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Hotel Options:

  • Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget)
  • Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard)
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior)

Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through it follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
April to March: Daily
Budget$505.00$715.00
Standard$585.00$875.00
Superior$650.00$1,005.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Budget$517.00$734.00
Standard$600.00$903.00
Superior$667.00$1,035.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Transport: Return airport transfers & Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:1 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Kakadu & Tiwi Islands Explorer

Depart Darwin and head to the World Heritage listed and the largest National Park in Australia, Kakadu. Explore one of the most diverse landscapes you’ll ever experience and you’ll be amazed at the population of wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air. Then experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and visit a modern-day Aboriginal community. It will provide you with an insight into the Tiwi people’s rich culture and lifestyle.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Depart Darwin and travel through pristine wetland regions to Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Center, then join your local guide on a cruise to experience the dramatic scenery of the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles, an array of smaller wildlife, and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Stop at Nourlangie, where your Driver Guide will lead you on a walk to view the rock art galleries.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Join your Driver Guide to explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for the view over the wetlands. Later, board the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture. With special permission of the local people you’ll be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land, before heading back downstream. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, which houses a wealth of information on the park’s ecology. Return to Darwin.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin

Take the 2½ hour cruise to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and Early Mission Precinct. Spend time with some Tiwi ladies, while they work on their weaving and painting. They will demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors. You’ll sample billy tea and damper with your lunch. Visit the Art & Crafts Centers, where you can purchase art and crafts at island prices. Transfer to your ferry departing the island at 3.15pm for Darwin, where your Short Break concludes.

1 May 2020 to 30 November 2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Travel Dates & Departures
May, September - November: Tuesday & Wednesday
June - August: Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday
$1,180.00$1,520.00
1 May 2021 to 30 November 2021 Dates & Prices
Travel Dates & Departures
May, September - November: Tuesday & Wednesday
June - August: Saturday, Tuesday & Wednesday
$1,209.00$1,549.00
** Child & Triple prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 2 Lunches
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach & return ferry transfer to Tiwi Islands
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring: Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Savannah Explorer

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way on a 12 Day Small Group 4WD Tour and explore Australia’s adventure drive from Cairns to Darwin. Along the way, watch sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and take to the skies for scenic flights over Boodjamulla Lawn Hill National Park and the Lost City.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cairns

Today, be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests during a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Day 2: Woodleigh Station – Millstream Falls – Undara

Travel from Cairns to Woodleigh Station and enjoy lunch amid the surrounds of the Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall of Millstream Falls, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A unique experience awaits tonight at Undara, where you’ll stay in restored turn-of-the-century train carriages.

Stay: Undara Experience

Day 3: Undara – Cobbold Gorge

After a bush breakfast this morning, discover the site of the 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, a series of underground tunnels formed during a volcanic eruption in the region. Join a savannah guide for a tour of the mysterious caves before enjoying lunch. Later, arrive at Cobbold Gorge.

Stay: Cobbold Gorge Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Cobbold Gorge

An exploration of Cobbold Gorge awaits today, hidden within a rugged sandstone formation. A jewel in the Gulf Savannah, learn about its ancient geological formations. This afternoon, join your guide for a boat cruise and tour. As your boat meanders through the narrow waterways of the gorge, be sure to keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles.

Day 5: Croydon – Karumba

Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre, home to an array of heritage items and sculptures. Continue to Karumba and end your day with a special Signature Experience. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise in Karumba and indulge in a selection of local king prawns as you take in the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: End Of The Road Motel or similar

Day 6: Karumba – Normanton – Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way towards Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Journey to Normanton, where you’ll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Once covered in tropical rainforest and dotted with freshwater pools, the landscape of Boodjamulla has eroded over millions of years, leaving behind deep gorges and rugged escarpments.

Hotel: Adels Grove, 2 nights

Day 7: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

After a guided tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, set out on a cruise through Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Home to over 80 species of birds, the gorge has been named as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in Australia. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Board a scenic flight from Adels Grove and take in the spectacular landscapes over Leichhardt Country and Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a sprawling one-million-acre working cattle station. The landscape here is incredibly diverse, ranging from open savannah and dense forest to coastal floodplains, salt flats and mangroves.

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, 2 nights

Day 9: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park – Lost City

This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surrounds of Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Join your guide for a scenic walk through a number of the park’s trails and perhaps go for a dip in one of the waterholes or thermal springs. Afterwards, to the skies on a helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations. Said to be more than 500 million years old, the unique formations of the Lost City resemble the ruins of an ancient city, with a maze of narrow alleys. This evening, watch the sunset over the property before enjoying dinner.

Day 10: Roper River – Mataranka

Today, learn about the mystery that surrounds the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in 1848. In the remote town of Roper Bar, see the monument commemorating the centenary of Leichhardt’s crossing of the Roper River before enjoying a cruise along the water. Continue to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you might like to take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, said to have healing properties. Afterwards, head to Mataranka for dinner.

Hotel: Territory Manor

Day 11: Adelaide River – Litchfield National Park – Darwin

After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant war cemetery at Adelaide River, then continue to the falls at Litchfield National Park, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before returning to Darwin. This evening, toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 12: Depart Darwin

Your adventure draws to a close after a final breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 12, 25$8,895.00$9,795.00
June: 23$8,895.00$9,795.00
July: 09 $8,895.00$9,795.00
August: 21 $8,895.00$9,795.00
September: 04, 18$8,595.00$9,495.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Flight: Scenic Flight: Adels Grove - Boodjamulla
Accommodation:11 nights accommodation
Guide:Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Outback Adventure

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide – Wilpena Pound

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3: Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Day 7: Uluru – Kings Canyon

Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Alice Springs

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Day 10: Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping at Wycliffe Well, where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO! Your next stop is just as intriguing – Karlu Karlu, an outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You’ll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Day 11: Tennant Creek – Katherine

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 12: Katherine – Kakadu

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 13: Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. After an orientation on arrival in Darwin, the evening is free for you to explore.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Day 14: Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Day 15: Farewell from Darwin

BBid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$6,520.00$8,235.00
May: 11, 25$6,520.00$8,235.00
June: 08, 22$6,840.00$8,750.00
July: 06, 20$6,840.00$8,750.00
August: 03, 17, 31$6,840.00$8,750.00
September: 14, 28$6,840.00$8,750.00
2022 Dates & Prices
March: 29$6,520.00$8,235.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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