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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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Uncover the Northern Territory's iconic desert scenery on a trip from Uluru to Darwin. Be amazed when you see Uluru for the first time and learn about the local Anangu people. As you travel the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs, see how the landscape changes from desert reds to rocky escarpments and tropical greens.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 ?
Day 1 -2
Welcome to Ayers Rock – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you'll be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and travel to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual World Heritage listed National Park and toast the beginning of your holiday at a welcome reception, as you watch the spectacular Uluru sunset with nibbles and sparkling wine. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. Don't forget your camera!

Day 2: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, to see the Red Centre set alight by the first rays of the sun. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as the colours of Uluru gradually change with the sun rising over the horizon. Tour the base of Uluru where you will be introduced to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of 'The Rock' or enjoy a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, where you'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their significance. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you'll have time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art or crafts and learn a little more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the dramatic domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge. The walking trail through the gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest dome. Afterwards, take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta with sparkling wine and nibbles.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the 'forgotten wonder of Central Australia' and 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. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch, you don't want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You're off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park where you'll be able to see as far as the horizon. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is also available.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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

Today we journey to Alice Springs. Travel across vast cattle properties and get a real feel for just how expansive the Outback is. In Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station established in 1872. It first served for 60 years as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretched 3,000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It later served as a school for Aboriginal children and was known as 'The Bungalow'. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs.

Day 5: Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Cultural Icon Learn about the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including their search for water and bush food, from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy an exciting Birds of Prey presentation. Continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. Be My Guest Dining Icon Join Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet Be My Guest BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy with the Falzon family and they may even lead you in a sing-a-long, accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights

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

Day 6
Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Your first stop is the School of the Air. Witness a live class room lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres, to children living in remote locations who would otherwise have no access to public education. Later, travel north towards Tennant Creek stopping at the interesting township of Wycliffe Well on the way to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), where you'll have time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7
Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you'll travel north and visit the eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing ale at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, 'Land of the Never Never'. At Mataranka you can visit the replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of 'We of the Never Never', an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn's life in the outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Katherine – Kakadu

Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 9 - 10
Kakadu – Darwin – Litchfield National Park
Day 9: Kakadu – Darwin

This morning visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! Included Choice Icon This afternoon on arrival in Darwin, you can choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You could take the opportunity to visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where we'll treat you to dinner and a spectacular sunset over the Timor Sea, or visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or even sit back and relax at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema.

Day 10: Litchfield National Park

Today travel to Litchfield National Park. Stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous plunge pool from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director for a farewell dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and surrounds – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback safari.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Darwin

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.

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 Park Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinner Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • 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 Darwin Included Choice Icon
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

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

Dining

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

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 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $410
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $305
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $205
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $615
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $510
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $410
 
Triple share    Save up to $205
Kings Club    Save up to $205

All savings are per person.

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

    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

    • 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
  • Paraway Motel
    9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT

    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Standard Room
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Street Exterior
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Pool Area
    • Paraway Motel - Balcony Exterior

    The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Internet Access
    • Refrigerator
    • Phone
    • TV
    • Guest Laundry
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886

    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Aerial View
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Reception
    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Gallery Area

    The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.

    • Features
    • Bathtub and shower
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Hair Dryer
    • Air Conditioning
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Refrigerator
    • Ensuite
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    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

Experience more on your holiday

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Ayers Rock Scenic Flights (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 120.00

Ayers Rock Scenic Flights

Choose from a range of scenic flights over the Red Centre in a fixed wing aircraft.

  • 40 Minute Uluru and Kata Tjuta Scenic Flight
    – AUD$240 per adult
  • 60 Minute Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus Scenic Flight
    – AUD$375 per adult
  • 120 Minute Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon Scenic Flight
    – AUD$575 per adult
  • 20 Minute Uluru Only Scenic Flight
    – AUD$120 per adult

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 150.00

Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre. Choose from a number of flight options for a birds eye view of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and more!

  • 15 Minute Ayers Rock Flight
    – AUD$150 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 30 Minute Ayers Rock and Olgas Flight
    – AUD$285 per adult (min 2 passengers)
  • 36 Minute Ayers Rock Grand View
    – AUD$320 per adult (min 2 passengers)

Uluru Motorcycle Tours (Ayers Rock)

Adult Price: From AUD 139.00

Uluru Motorcycle Tours

Enjoy the thrill of a hot lap around Uluru or even travel a little further on the back of a motorcycle. Whatever blows your hair back!

  • 1.5 Hour Ayers Rock Sunrise
    – AUD$229 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$379 per trike
  • 30 Minute Quick Spin
    – AUD$139 per motorcycle passenger
  • 2 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunrise 
    – AUD$259 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$479 per trike
  • 2.5 Hour Kata Tjuta Tour 
    – AUD$299 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$559 per trike
  • 3 Hour Kata Tjuta Sunset 
    – AUD$339 per motorcycle passenger / AUD$649 per trike

*Subject to availability

Field of Light Sunrise (Ayers Rock)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price: AUD 69.00

Field of Light Sunrise

With just enough time for some background commentary on the internationally renowned artist Bruce Munro, you will arrive very excited to see his latest artistic endeavour. Arriving in complete darkness, you will be able to enjoy the 50,000 spheres of light in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing viewing area.

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights (Kings Canyon)

Adult Price: AUD 150.00

Kings Canyon Helicopter Flights

Experience a scenic helicopter flight over Kings Canyon.

  • 15 Minute Kings Canyon and Carmichaels Crag Flight
    – AUD$150 per adult (min 2 passengers)

Outback Hot Air Ballooning (Alice Springs)

Adult Price: From AUD 265.00 + flight levy

Outback Hot Air Ballooning

Your adventure begins with the balloons being inflated just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife of the Australian outback. The tour includes your return transfers and a light breakfast.

  • 30 Minute Flight – AUD$265 per adult  + AUD$30 flight levy
  • 60 Minute Flight – AUD$360 per adult + AUD$30 flight levy

*Please note this excursion is not recommended for the elderly or a less agile person. If you are unsure, please discuss your situation directly with Outback Ballooning.
*An aviation insurance levy of $30.00 per person is payable direct to Outback Ballooning.
*Flights do not operate when weather does not permit safe flying.

Kakadu Air Scenic Flight (Kakadu)

Adult Price: AUD 150.00  (30 Minute)

Kakadu Air Scenic Flight

Experiencing Kakadu from the air gives you a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape. This fabulous scenic flight hugs the Mt. Brockman escarpment, crosses Deaf Adder Gorge and then takes in the beautiful Double Falls (seasonal), a spectacular introduction to the waterfalls of Kakadu. 

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience (Darwin)FIND OUT MORE

Adult Price:  From AUD 295.00

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Enjoy an enriching Aboriginal cultural experience on the Tiwi Islands. Travel by ferry or air and learn about the Tiwi people’s unique and rich culture as they introduce you to their traditional art displays and ceremonies. Enjoy morning tea and lunch as you discover their interesting rituals.

Take a 30 minute scenic flight to Bathurst Island for more time on the island, or the 2 hour ferry to Bathurst Island provides a more economical way to experience Tiwi culture.
*Post tour bookings only. Recommended for guests with post tour accommodation or late evening departure flights.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.