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AAT Kings - Outback Safari (NUAD)
74 Todd St
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
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September 17, 24
Alice Springs, Darwin, Kakadu, Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk N P), Katherine, Kings Canyon, Litchfield National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge), Tennant Creek, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Airport transfers available.
Arrive at your leisure at Ayers Rock Resort
After breakfast Day 11 (Darwin
Welcome to Ayers Rock & Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)
Day 1: Welcome to Ayers Rock
On arrival in Ayers Rock you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and travel to to Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park and toast the beginning of your trip and the spectacular sunset with gourmet canapés and wine at the 'Sunset Strip'. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluṟu is renowned. Don't forget your camera!
Day 2: Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas)
Travel to the Uluṟu sunrise viewing area, Talinguṟu 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 Uluṟu 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 10km 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 meaning and significance. Visit the Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre where you'll have time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art or craft and learn a little more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the dramatic domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge. The walking trail through the gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuṯa. Afterwards, take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuṯa with sparkling wine and nibbles.
Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 2: Breakfast
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 regions'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 and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.
Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
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 as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches 3000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. The station later served as a school for Aboriginal children known as 'The Bungalow'. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs.
Day 5: Aboriginal Culture
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 a captivating 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.
This evening 'You're invited' by Joe, Dan, Tommy and Ben Falzon for a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at their home, Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!
Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 4: Breakfast. Day 5: Breakfast and 'You're invited' dinner
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, Tennant Creek.
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with wine
Today you'll travel north and visit the eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing beer 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, Katherine.
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with wine
Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of the first two gorges to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people 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 eagle, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. Continue to Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views in the dusk light over the flood plains and escarpment country, a location you may recognise from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
This morning, maybe take an optional scenic flight over Kakadu before you travel to Litchfield National Park. You'll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous waterfall from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear pool before you continue to Darwin. Why not take the opportunity to visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets for a spectacular sunset over the Timor Sea. Wow!
Day 10: Darwin Included Choice
Today choice from a selection of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option of taking a cruise on Adelaide River to see the renowned Jumping Crocs. You may like to take it easy and enjoy a bite for lunch at a waterfront restaurant or even visit Crocosaurus Cove. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory Outback Safari (cruise is seasonal).
Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin, 2 nights.
Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast & Farewell dinner
Your trip concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Transfers, touring, accommodation, meals as indicated
Meals as indicated
Airfares to Uluru and from Darwin are not included in the price
What To Bring
Dress in the Northern Territory is usually casual, so bring comfortable, casual clothing. Remember, in the southern part of the ‘Territory’ – i.e. Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs – nights in winter (May to August) can be cold, frosts do occur and occasionally a cold wind blows, so bring warm clothing to suit. The days are usually sunny and warm. Remember to bring strong, non-slip walking shoes. Bring hats, sunglasses, a Camera, water bottle & sunscreen.
Childs rate applies for those 2-15 years.
Children less than 2 years travel free of charge.
Single Supplement (if applicable)
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