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  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

  • Uluṟu

    Uluṟu

  • Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

    Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)

  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station

    Alice Springs Telegraph Station

  • Katherine Gorge

    Katherine Gorge

  • Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

  • Ubirr Rock Art

    Ubirr Rock Art


Tour code: NUAD

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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. As you travel the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs, you’ll witness the transition from desert reds to the rocky escarpments and lush greens of the tropical north.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 October 2018 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Ayers Rock – Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock

On arrival at Ayers Rock Resort you’ll meet your Travel Director and travelling companions. Journey to dual World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, where sparkling wine is served as you watch the sun set at Australia’s most renowned natural landmark. Witness the spectacular phenomenon of the changing colours of the massive sandstone monolith before returning to the comfort of your hotel.

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Aboriginal cultureRise early to experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise, while sipping a warming cup of tea or coffee. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided walk around its 11km perimeter, or a shorter guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon’s journey takes you to superb Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a series of 36 magnificent domes of orange-hued sedimentary rock, where you’ll the sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Awe-inspiring Kings Canyon is your destination today. Stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway, and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation whose sheer sandstone walls soar to a height of 100 metres. A 6km rim walk of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park: an easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is another option.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4 - 5
Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Day 4: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past seemingly-deserted cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the enormous magnitude of the Australian Outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872, and drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’.

Day 5: Alice Springs

Aboriginal cultureAfter breakfast this morning, join an Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte people, including their search for food and fresh water. Continue to the headquarters of iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening, join the Falzon family for a Be My Guest home-cooked BBQ dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Day 6
Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Before leaving Alice Springs this morning, visit the School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres to children living in remote locations. Then travel north, stopping to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing series of precariously- balanced granite boulders. Later, settle into your accommodation at the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 7
Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you’ll travel north, visiting the eccentric Daly Waters Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, where you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead used in the filming of the Australian classic ‘We of the Never Never’. A swim in the famous Mataranka thermal springs is a must-do for travellers. Journey on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 8
Katherine – Kakadu

This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land while you catch glimpses of the resident freshwater crocodiles and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its stunning variety of birdlife including sea eagles, brolgas and tiny, brilliantly-hued kingfishers. You’ll also see estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.

Hotel: Jabiru

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 9 - 10
Kakadu – Darwin & Litchfield National Park
Day 9: Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice

This morning visit fascinating Ubirr with its superb Aboriginal rock art dating back over 20,000 years. Climb to the top of the rocky outcrop for majestic views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Included ChoiceThis afternoon in Darwin, choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema, run by the Darwin Film Society during the Dry.

Day 10: Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the amazing termite mounds that dot the landscape. Then continue to Florence Falls, a double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole. Venture on to Wangi Falls for the opportunity to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Darwin Harbour Cruise Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Darwin

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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11 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Uluru (Ayers Rock) and returns to Darwin

Highlights

  • Wine & nibbles at the inspiring Uluru sunset
  • Discover the sacred sites, rock art & waterholes of Uluru
  • Explore the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture & native wildlife at Alice Springs Desert ParkAboriginal culture
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinnerBe my guest dining experience
  • Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Discover the Devils Marbles
  • Enjoy a cooling ale at Daly Waters Historic Pub
  • Soak & relax at Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge & discover ancient rock art
  • Discover teeming wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
  • Swim beneath Litchfield’s Wangi Falls
  • On a Darwin Harbour dinner cruise savour a glass of wine as the sun sets
  • Included Choice Experiences in DarwinIncluded Choice
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • 10 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner 
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm
into Ayers Rock Airport
Day 11   Flights to depart anytime 
from Darwin Airport

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Fitness Level

Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available.

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2018
Early Payment Discount – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

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Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Desert Gardens Hotel
    Yulara Dr, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

    • Reception at Desert Gardens
    • Arnguli Grill dining option at Desert Gardens
    • Superior Room at Desert Gardens
    • Swimming Pool at Desert Gardens

    Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Private veranda or courtyard
    • Heater
    • Hair dryer
    • ISD/STD phone
    • Mini Bar
    • In-room safe
    • In-house movies
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Kings Canyon Resort
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    • Kings Canyon Resort - Exterior
    • Kings Canyon Resort - Exterior
    • Kings Canyon Resort - Aerial

    Retreat to the luxury of Kings Canyon Resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon. Naturally, the Kings Canyon Resort has been built to blend in harmoniously with the surround.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Shower
    • Air-conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Direct Dial Telephone
    • Insect screens
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Blankets
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

    2 nights

    • Barra on Todd Restaurant at Mercure Alice Springs
    • Swimming Pool at Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    • Superior Room at Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    • Reception area at Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, Mercure Alice Springs Resort offers spectacular views of the towering River Red Gum. Well-manicured lush green lawns of the hotel create a relaxing atmosphere, letting you soak in the Australian Outback charm in the Northern Territory (NT).

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Radio
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Internet Access
    • Phone
    • Mini Bar
    • Hair dryer
  • Bluestone Motor Inn
    1 Paterson St, Tennant Creek, NT 0860

    Tennant Creek

    • Anna's Restaurant at Bluestone Motor Inn
    • Exterior of Bluestone Motor Inn at Tennant Creek
    • Double room at Bluestone Motor Inn Tenant Creek
    • Swimming Pool at Bluestone Motor Inn Tenant Creek

    The Bluestone Motor Inn is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse nature and culture of the Australian outback. Bluestone is the perfect place to stay at the halfway mark along the track from Alice Springs to Darwin and back, or coming west from Mt. Isa.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ensuite
    • Colour TV
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Swimming Pool
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    Darwin, 2 nights

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Lobby
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Exterior
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Pool

    Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin’s CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. 

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Phone
    • Internet Access
    • LCD TV
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board