The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style

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.

Price Includes

10 Day Inspiring Journey
Hand-picked accommodation
Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
Airport transfers 

Highlights:
World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
Uncover the Mary River on a safari cruise
Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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
Learn about rock art at Ubirr and Uluru
Enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience
Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
Swim at Gunlom Falls and Wangi Falls

Travel dates:
02 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 08 Sep and 22 Sep 2019
Seasonal surcharges may apply.

Bonus

Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer
Up to $300* discount per person

Up to 10% Early Bird Saving

Room/Cabin information
Twin share
Offer Ends

31 Oct 18,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. 

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NT
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As this Inspiring Journey departs early in the morning, you will need to pre-book accommodation for the previous night at Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin. 

Day 1: Darwin – Mary River
Your epic Top End adventure begins in the tropical northern city of Darwin. Meet your local Journey Director and board your luxury 4WD vehicle. Your brush with Australia’s natural treasures begins in Litchfield National Park. Hear how the local Aboriginal people’s ancestral spirits have shaped the landscape, before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés followed by dinner.  (L, D)
Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge 

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.  (BB, L, D)
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru  

Day 3: Kakadu – Katherine 
Enjoy a leisurely start to your day, or take to the skies on an optional experience early-morning flight over Kakadu 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.  (BB, L, D)
Hotel: Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, 2 nights 

Day 4: Katherine Gorge 
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, board a dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk National Park.  (BB, L, D)

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 leisure in Darwin.  (BB, L)
Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin 

 Day 6: Darwin – Alice Springs
 After a morning flight to Alice Springs meet your Red Centre Journey Director and group of fellow travellers. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides vital medical assistance to outback inhabitants. Nearby, is the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. This evening, join your Alice Springs family hosts for a Local Dining Experience barbecue dinner around a campfire, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.  (BB, D)
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights 

Day 7: Alice Springs 
Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm), which was created over millions of years. The deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Later, back in Alice Springs, you’ll have some free time to relax by the pool or choose to explore more, at your own pace.  (BB, L, D) 

Day 8: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon 
En route to Kings Canyon you’ll travel along the 4WD Mereenie Loop Road past Tylers Lookout and Gosses Bluff. On arrival, gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Another unique wilderness dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, awaits you this evening. The flickering glow of the fire is the perfect accompaniment to sparkling wine and canapés followed by dinner, prepared from fresh produce and ingredients unique to the Australian outback. (BB, L, D)
Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms Full 

Day 9: Kings Canyon – Uluru
 Now you’re bound for Uluru. On your way visit Curtin Springs Station, home to the Severin family since 1956. Kick back in true Aussie-style at a barbecue lunch while hearing from one of the locals about the Severin’s and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. Afterwards, enter Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park, experiencing the magnificence of the 36 red conglomerate rock domes that form Kata Tjuta, and joining your Journey Director for a guided walk through the immense Walpa Gorge. Later, witness the spectacular changing colours as the sun sets over Uluru, then join your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant. (BB, L, D) 
Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort 

Day 10: Farewell from Ayers Rock Resort 
Experience a majestic sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing platform. 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 to the base of Uluru, hearing timeless stories, viewing spectacular rock art, and visiting the culturallysignificant Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late morning, when your Inspiring Journey comes to an end, you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. (BB)

BB = Buffet Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

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