The Top End, Northern Territory

Touring the top end is an absolute must if you’re looking for a truly ‘Australian’ experience in the land down under. The region’s largest city, and capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin, is warm year-round and its tropical climate will lull you into relaxation no matter when you go.

The region also boasts a lot of history, right the way through from its involvement in World War II to the devastation caused by Cyclone Tracey. Visiting the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Darwin Military Museum and the historic WWII bunkers in Charles Darwin National Park are all awesome ways to get the full experience. But if sightseeing is more your thing, why not take a day trip to Litchfield National Park and see the incredible termite mounds, rainforests and waterfalls – you can even go for a swim!

Along with dozens of other things, the top end also gives you the opportunity to tour World Heritage listed Kakadu, which is the largest national park in Australia and home to one third of Australia’s bird species and other wildlife. South of Darwin you could take a day to visit Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory and a place that is fondly known as ‘where the outback meets the tropics’.

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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...

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Tour Codes: NAAD
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15 Day Guided Vacation FROM
$5475 per adult (USD)

Outback Tracks

Discover the outback on a journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre, all the way to Darwin in the Top End, followed by an iconic rail journey on board The Ghan. See Australia’s rugged landscapes by road and rail and discover the culture and history of the remote reaches of...

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Tour Codes: NAADR
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19 Day Guided Vacation FROM
$8647 per adult (USD)

Outback Safari

Experience the Northern Territory’s quintessential desert landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of Uluru as you sight it for the first time is unforgettable, and the opportunity to learn about the traditions of the local Anangu people adds depth to your encounter.

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Tour Codes: NUAD
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11 Day Guided Vacation FROM
$4125 per adult (USD)

Top End Highlights

The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, stay in safari-style accommodation in idyllic locations, and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring.

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Tour Codes: NDKD
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6 Day Guided Vacation FROM
$2450 per adult (USD)

Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.

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Tour Codes: MNDD
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5 Day Inspiring Journey FROM
$2775 per adult (USD)