Red Centre to Top End Outback Safari

Red Centre to Top End Outback Safari

Departure Dates:

IN 2017: April 8 & 27, May 27, June 17, July 8 & 29, August 26, September 16 & 23, October 7
Tour Code: NT05

Discover the Northern Territory traveling the Highway from Ayers Rock to Darwin on a Fully Escorted Coach Tour

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Holiday Inclusions

  • Uluru sunset
  • Explore Kata Tjuta
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Discover Devils Marbles
  • Matarnaka Thermal Springs
  • Mataranka Homestead
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Kakadu
  • Yellow Waters Cruise
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Darwin

Holiday Inclusions

  • One way air travel from homeport to Ayers Rock (Flights must arrive before 3:00pm)
  • One way air travel from Darwin to homeport (Flights to depart anytime)
  • 11 day all inclusive tour from Ayers Rock to Darwin via Alice Springs
  • 10 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Travel in luxury air conditioned, with 2 door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Tour Director and Driver

Singles willing to share no surcharge.

Pricing

11 day package cost per person, concession, twin share

Twin Share
April to May 2017

Twin Share
June to October 2017

*Airfare included in package price

Adelaide from $4812 $5097 $772
Brisbane from $4671 $4956 $631
Canberra from $4906 $5191 $866
Hobart from $4924 $5209 $884
Melbourne from $4792 $5077 $752
Perth from $4940 $5225 $900
Sydney from $4696 $4981 $656
11 day land only cost, concession $4040 $4325
Full fare supplement, Add $45 $45
Single supplement $1005 $1015

*The fares used in the package price are based on the best available instant purchase air fares at the time of print and are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day and we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Please use the airfares quoted as a guide only and ask your travel consultant for more details.

Tour Itinerary

Departures in 2017
April 8 & 27, May 27, June 17, July 8 & 29, August 26, September 16 & 23, October 7
Red Dates indicate Guaranteed departures

Day 1: Arrive 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!
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Day 2: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) (B)
Travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, to see the Red Centre set alight by the first rays of the sun. 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. 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.
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Day 3: Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon (B,D)
Travel to Kings Canyon. On the way marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner) the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’. Continue to Kings Creek Station. Established in 1982 by Ian and Lyn Conway, the station was originally vacant crown land and covers an area of 1,800 square kilometres. It runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. 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. Or if you’d prefer a more relaxed walk, take the easier option along the boulder-strewn canyon floor.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon.

Day 4: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs (B)
Leaving Watarrka behind, you’ll travel to Alice Springs. First stop a visit to the Telegraph Station, the first site of European settlement, which was established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide. It later served as a school for Aboriginal Children and was known as “the Bungalow” . We top off the day with a visit to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs and the surrounding ranges.
Overnight: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs

Day 5: Aboriginal Culture (B,D)
Spend time with a local Aboriginal guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park. You will learn of the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including bush food, the search for water and kinship. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy a Birds of Prey Presentation. Continue on to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn how the facility brings first class heath services to people living in the bush. This evening join us on a discovery tour at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. You’re invited to a barbecue dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.
Overnight: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, Alice Springs

Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek (B,D)
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. Then travel north to Tennent Creek stopping at the interesting Wycliffe. Well on the way to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). There is time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders.
Overnight: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

Day 7:Tennant Creek to Katherine (B,D)
Travel across vast outback stations. Visit the historic Daly Waters Hotel before continuing on to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. On arrival at Mataranka Homestead you can take time to visit the replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’. Alternatively, you may take the beautiful palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs before we travel onto Katherine for the night.
Overnight: Paraway Motel, Katherine.

Day 8: Katherine Gorge & Kakadu National Park (B,D)
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.
Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Day 9: Kakadu to Darwin (B)
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! 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.
Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 10: Litchfield National Park (B,D)
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.
Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 11: Depart Darwin (B)
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.

*Meal Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Images Credits : Tourism Northern Territory.

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