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Experience the majesty of the Northern Territory in luxury, travelling with a maximum of twenty like-minded guests. Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife, and meet the descendants of Aboriginal people who have lived here for 65,000 years. Then fly to the magical Red Centre, experiencing iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta, and windswept Walpa Gorge.

Itinerary

1 April 2018 - 31 October 2018 ?
Day 1
Darwin – Mary River

As this Inspiring Journey departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night at Mantra on the Esplanade.

Your epic Top End adventure begins in the tropical northern city of Darwin. Join your Travel Director and board your luxury 4WD vehicle, before experiencing stunning Litchfield National Park before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, stay in private, permanent safari tents

Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Mary River

Included Meals: Lunch, dinner with wine

Day 2
Mary River – Kakadu

Wake up with the wildlife and head to Corroboree Billabong, where you’ll take a cruise in the company of a local guide to explore its floodplains and spot the creatures that find sanctuary in its lotus-covered waters. Next, journey into the tropical depths of iconic Kakadu National Park, enjoying a sunset walk at the rock-art galleries of Ubirr. Perched atop Nadab Lookout, watch the sun set over the lush Kakadu floodplains.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 3
Kakadu – Katherine Gorge

Enjoy a leisurely start to your day, or take to the skies on an early-morning flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land (own expense) before venturing to Nourlangie to admire the ancient Dreamtime art of the Bininj and Mungguy people. Continue cross-country to Gunlom Falls, where a hike to the summit is rewarded with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear plunge pool. Lunch in the shade of rustling gum-trees before driving on to tonight’s five-star eco-lodge accommodation.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 4
Katherine

Meet didgeridoo expert Manuel Pamkal this morning and share in his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. Learn about life in the bush and experience firsthand the fine art of rarrk (cross-hatch) painting. Later, join a Highlight Dinner cruise and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, highlight dinner

Day 5
Katherine – Darwin

A leisurely start to the day could see you relaxing at the lodge or setting off on a comfortable walk. Later, emerge from the wilderness to journey north along the Stuart Highway on your return to Darwin, stopping to cool off in the cascading waters of Edith Falls and visit the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leaisure in Darwin.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6
Darwin – Alice Springs

Today you’ll fly to Alice Springs and meet your new Travel Director and group of fellow travellers before visiting the historic Overland Telegraph Station and School of the Air, a crucial service for children living in remote communities. This afternoon, meet a local Indigenous guide for a walk into Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge carved out of the towering West MacDonnell Ranges. Dine under the Milky Way tonight, enjoying a delicious three-course meal

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 7
West MacDonnell Ranges

Take a walk this morning through the ancient, dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm), a striking red sandstone formation contrasting with the carpet of lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. There’ll be time to swim in the spectacular Ellery Creek Big Hole before visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides vital medical assistance to Outback inhabitants.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine

Day 8
Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Travelling off-road this morning, visit the little-known but fascinating Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve before enjoying a relaxed walk along the shady creek-bed of towering Kings Canyon. Another unique wilderness dining experience under a canopy of stars awaits you this evening. You’ll enjoy sparkling wine and canapés followed by a sophisticated fourcourse dinner prepared from fresh produce and ingredients unique to the Australian Outback.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, highlight dinner

Day 9
Kings Canyon – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The 6km ‘Rim Walk’ around spectacular Kings Canyon today takes in highlights such as the domed Lost City, Cotterill’s Lookout and the verdant Garden of Eden. Travel on to Curtin Springs, home of the Severin family since 1956, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch while learning about the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. This afternoon you’ll enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, experiencing the magnificence of the thirty-six red sandstone domes that form Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and joining your Travel Director for a guided walk through the immense Walpa Gorge. Witness the spectacular changing colours as the sun sets over Uluru, then join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, farewell dinner

Day 10
Farewell from Ayers Rock Resort

Experience a majestic sunrise this morning over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. From here it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Take a walk around the base of Uluru, hearing timeless stories, viewing spectacular rock art, and visiting the culturally-significant Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late morning, when your Inspiring Journey comes to an end, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

10 Day Inspiring Journey

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

Highlights

Discover
  • World Heritage listed Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks
  • Uncover the Mary River on a safari cruise
  • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Explore
  • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Climb Nourlangie for spectacular views over Kakadu National Park
  • Get off road on the Marrakai 4WD track
Immerse
  • Learn about rock art at Ubirr and Uluru
  • Enjoy an exclusive Aboriginal cultural experience
  • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
Relax
  • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
  • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
  • Swim at Gunlom Falls and Wangi Falls

Inclusions

  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

Dining

  • 8 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners with wine
  • 2 Highlight Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner



Flight Information

Return domestic/international airfares from your home port are not included in the holiday price.

Day Prior   Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
Day 10   Flights to depart after 1.00pm from Ayers Rock Airport



Required Internal Flights

This internal holiday flight must be purchased separately in order to fulfill the holiday itinerary.

Day 6    Darwin to Alice Springs – VA1576/QF1937

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Moderate: You’ll travel in 4WD vehicles. 
Day 3: The walk to the top of Gunlom Falls is difficult in nature and may not be suitable for all guests. There is an easier walk with plunge pool access available as an alternative.
Day 9: The Kings Canyon Rim Walk may not be suitable for all guests due to its difficult nature coupled with weather conditions in the Red Centre. An easier creek bed is available as an alternative.

Minimum child age is 12 years old.

Quality accommodation

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

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Wildman Wilderness Lodge
    Point Stuart Rd, Arnhem, NT 0801

    Mary River

    • Wildman Wilderness Lodge - Safari tents

    Amidst the lush wilderness of Australia’s breathtaking Top End, Wildman Wilderness Lodge offers an extraordinary wetlands safari experience, situated in the Mary River Wetlands area half way between Darwin and Kakadu National Park. Wildman is a small-scale, high quality safari lodge featuring all the modern comforts of great accommodation.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Ceiling fan
    • Linen
    • Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
    1 Flinders St, Jabiru, NT 0886

    Jabiru

    • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Superior Room

    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
  • Cicada Lodge
    Gorge Rd, Katherine, NT 0850

    Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, 2 nights

    • Cicada Lodge - Pool Area

    Cicada Lodge opened in 2013 and delivers the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in a modern architect-designed lodge.

    The Lodge is elegantly furnished in a contemporary, sophisticated style fusing international, modern Australian and Indigenous design elements.

     

    • Features
    • Room service
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Air-conditioning
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Satellite TV
    • Private balcony
  • Cicada Lodge
    Gorge Rd, Katherine, NT 0850

    • Cicada Lodge - Pool Area

    Cicada Lodge opened in 2013 and delivers the highest standards of non-intrusive, world-class service in a modern architect-designed lodge.

    The Lodge is elegantly furnished in a contemporary, sophisticated style fusing international, modern Australian and Indigenous design elements.

     

    • Features
    • Room service
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Air-conditioning
    • Refrigerator
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Satellite TV
    • Private balcony
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    Darwin

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room

    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
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    2 nights

    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
    • In-house movies
    • In-room safe
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Swimming Pool
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
    93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs NT, 0870

    • Superior Room at Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

    The hotel is nestled beneath the famous MacDonnell Ranges. All rooms feature a private balcony with views of the nearby 18-hole Alice Springs Golf Course, the Todd River, swimming pool or the MacDonnell Ranges.

    • Features
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • 26” LCD flat screen with Austar
    • In-house movies
    • In-room safe
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Swimming Pool
  • Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
    Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, NT 0872

    • Spa with scenic views at Kings Canyon Resort

    Set in a prime location and nestled in amongst a rugged bush setting, these rooms offer deluxe accommodation with a spacious spa bath and feature a window providing scenic views. Each Deluxe Spa Room also features a private balcony offering a magnificent outlook onto a rocky escarpment that is tastefully lit at night.

    • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Wi-Fi
    • Phone
    • Ensuite
    • Insect screens
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Spa bath
    • Private balcony
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel
    174 Yulara Drive, Yulara, NT 0872

    Ayers Rock Resort

    • Superior Room at Sails in the Desert

    In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience.

    Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Private balcony, terrace or veranda
    • Mini Bar
    • LCD HD TV
    • ISD/STD phone
    • In-room safe
    • Hair Dryer
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • High speed cable internet and Wi-Fi
    • Bathrobe