Red Centre Adventure and Top End Highlights

From $3630
3630
Product Number: LTRCATEH9

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of the Outback, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes you’ll encounter on this Top End journey will leave you spellbound. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands you’re exploring. A myriad of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools add to the drama of your Top End experience.

Departure Dates

Autumn/Winter 2021

MAY 20th
JUN 24th
JUL 8th, 29th
SEP 2nd

Tour Map

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta. Witness a magnificent outback sunset there while enjoying sparkling wine.
Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) or upgrade to Sails in the Desert Hotel (Superior)

Watch the sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance. Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk on uneven ground to the Valley of the Winds.
This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then travel around the base of Uluru as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Later, witness the striking colour changes of Uluru while enjoying sparkling wine.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Travel through sandhill country to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station. Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. Or, you may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulderstrewn canyon creek bed. Return to Ayers Rock Resort.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Experience artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light. Under cover of darkness, wander through 50,000 magical hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light. Then make your way to the dune top and watch in awe as the sun pops up in the distance behind Uluru, flooding the landscape, including Kata Tjuta behind you, with light.
Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 9.30am).
On arrival in tropical Darwin, enjoy a tour of the cosmopolitan city before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market to experience a spectacular sunset under the coconut palms. There’s plenty of time to explore the art and crafts, aromas and atmosphere of the marketplace. You may like to try some fresh BBQ seafood or authentic Indian, Chinese, Greek or Japanese cuisine.
Hotel: Travelodge Darwin Resort

 

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing phenomenon of hundreds of magnetic termite mounds standing up to two metres high in a wide swathe of otherwise empty terrain. Stop at Florence Falls, a spectacular double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming hole, before venturing on to tropical Wangi Falls for a swim in its large waterhole surrounded by spectacular monsoon rainforest. Continue to Katherine, a thriving town that was originally established as an outpost on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line
Hotel: Ibis Styles Katherine, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, meet Manuel Pamkal to share his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. There is the opportunity to purchase some local Indigenous art. Later, sit back and relax in tranquil surroundings as you cruise on Katherine Gorge. A series of thirteen deep gorges carved through ancient rock, there are many Aboriginal paintings on the sandstone walls throughout the system, some of which are thousands of years old. Discover the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, as you explore the magnificent gorges with a backdrop of stunning rock-faces that change colour with the setting of the sun. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles nesting along the banks. This evening, consider the optional experience of the Stockman’s Bush Dinner under the stars.

Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning you have the opportunity to swim in the waterholes of magnificent Edith Falls. Then pass through the mining town of Pine Creek, where buildings date back to the heady gold-rush days. Travel deep into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and discover spectacular escarpment, serene waterholes and teeming wildlife. Board the famed Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, spotting basking crocodiles and abundant birdlife with a local guide. Later, take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Nourlangie, regarded as one of the premier rock art sites in the Top End.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast

This morning, perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Kakadu. Later, visit Ubirr, another of Kakadu’s foremost rock art galleries. The paintings here provide a fascinating record of Indigenous life over thousands of years: look for naturalistic paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art, and paintings of early contact with European people. Before leaving the site, climb to the top of a nearby rocky outcrop for superb views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Celebrate your Top End journey this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Leave Kakadu this morning to return to Darwin. Keep an eye on the murky river crossings to see if you can spot saltwater crocodiles. Your final stop is Fogg Dam, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

  • Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Experienced Travel Director (Darwin)
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner

Exclusions

  • Domestic Flights
  • Any activities/excursions not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Any meals not mentioned in the Itinerary

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