Red Centre, Kakadu & Katherine Gorge
10 nights from €3,259 per person
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
- Internal travel
- Sights and excursions
- Tour guide throughout
- 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners
If you’d love to explore the wild side of Australia, this 10-night escorted tour through the Outback is absolutely perfect for you. Starting with a trip to the iconic Uluru in the Red Centre, you’ll make your way north across the remote and less-trodden paths to see some unexpected and spectacular sights. Learn about Aboriginal history and lifestyle in the Outback as well as getting an up close look at Australia’s most captivating natural wonders (AA - NUAD).
- Take in the glorious sunset and sunrise over Uluru
- Walk through Kings Canyon
- Learn about Aboriginal art and culture in Alice Springs
- Take a dip in Mataranka’s thermal pools
- Explore Litchfield National Park and see the Wangi Falls
Today you’ll arrive in Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you’ll meet your tour guide and tour group. You’ll then travel to Uluru in the evening to enjoy the sunset with complimentary canapés and sparkling wine.
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel
Early in the morning you’ll watch the sunrise over the incredible rock formation before taking a tour of the base of Uluru where you’ll learn about its history and the runs of flora and fauna that live there. Later you’ll visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you’ll see fantastic examples of Aboriginal art. Finally you’ll take a walk around Kata Tjuta (also known as the Olgas) and enjoy another wonderful sunset in the outback.
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel (breakfast included)
Today you’ll travel to Kings Canyon. On the way you’ll take in some fantastic sights including Kings Creek Station. When you arrive in Kings Canyon you’ll go lunch and take a walk (6km) around the canyon which will allow you to enjoy fantastic views of Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, walk along the canyon creek bed for a tamer walk.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort (breakfast and dinner with wine included)
On day four you’ll head to Alice Springs across vast cattle properties - get a feel for just how expansive the outback is. You’ll also get the chance to see the historic Telegraph Station and enjoy a visit to Anzac Hill for lovely views.
On day five you’ll get to learn about the local Aboriginal culture with a guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Take visits to the Nocturnal House and the Royal Doctor Service. In the evening you’ll visit the Earth Sanctuary World Nature where you’ll have a delicious barbeque dinner complete with entertainment - a night to definitely remember!
Overnight Mercure Alice Springs Resort (two breakfasts and one be my guest dinner included)
Today you’ll stop off to see the is the School of the Air. Later travel north toward Tennant Creek stopping at the Wycliffe Well on the way to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). You'll have plenty of time to wander round the precariously placed boulders and visit an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.
Overnight: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek (breakfast and dinner with wine included)
On day seven you will travel further north towards Katherine visiting the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing on to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal clear waters of the thermal springs is a must.
Overnight: Paraway Motel (breakfast and dinner with wine included)
Today you’ll cruise through Katherine Gorge to see the impressive wildlife and Aboriginal rock art. Afterwards you’ll head to Kakadu National Park where you’ll take a local cruise to Yellow Water Billabong where you can see amazing birdlife and freshwater crocodiles.
Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (breakfast and dinner with wine included)
In the morning of day nine you’ll head north to Ubirr where you’ll climb up through rock art galleries and be treated to sensational views from the top - you may even recognise the location from the famous Crocodile Dundee film. Later you’ll arrive in Darwin where you’ll have free time to explore and visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market where you'll enjoy a dinner watching the sunset over the Timor Sea. Take an optional trip to Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or to Darwin's famous Deckchair Cinema.
The next day you’ll travel out to the beautiful Litchfield National Park to see the wonderful Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear waterhole. Later you’ll return to Darwin and have a final dinner with your tour group on a sunset cruise in Darwin Harbour.
Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (two breakfasts and one farewell dinner included)
You’ll tour ends today after breakfast when you’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.
- Internal travel in an air conditioned coach
- Airport transfers
- Hotels (10 nights)
- 10 full buffet breakfasts and 6 dinners (4 with wine included)
- Activities as listed above
- Tour guide throughout, local guides
Local 2019 Departure Dates: 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep