Journey Snapshot

Explore Northern Territory's striking landscapes and meet the descendants of Aboriginal people who have lived here for 65,000 years.

Be immersed into the very heartland of Australia and experience its most sacred landscapes, bountiful National Parks and thundering waterfalls. Discover the Top End’s striking landscape then journey to the magical Red Centre, seeing iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta, and windswept Walpa Gorge.

  • Northern Territory Dreaming
  • Australia
  • 10 Days

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  • Adult Twin $4,950

  • Single $6,445

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Journey Overview

  • Start
  • End
  • Overnight Stays
  • Sightseeing

Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Darwin – Mary River

Your epic Top End adventure begins in the tropical northern city of Darwin. Join your Journey Director and board your bespoke touring vehicle to experience stunning Litchfield National Park before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, stay in private, permanent safari tents to really connect with your destination nestled deep in the bush. Join your Journey Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés, followed by dinner.

  • Lunch, dinner with wine
  • Wildman Wilderness Lodge
2 Mary River – Kakadu

Wake up to the evocative sounds of the floodplains. Now you’ll journey into the tropical depths of iconic World Heritage and Ramsar listed Kakadu National Park. Join your Journey Director on a walk at Kakadu’s stunning Ubirr, where you’ll see ancient rock art, and remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from Nadab lookout. The Yellow Water Billabong cruise will be a highlight of your day. Keep a look out for a myriad of bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and enjoy the stunning billabong and floodplains system.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru
3 Kakadu – Katherine Gorge

Venture to Nourlangie to admire the ancient Dreamtime art of the Bininj and Mungguy people. Hear from your Journey Director a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’, dating back 20,000 years. Continue driving through the ancient lands of Kakadu to the town of Katherine and further on into Nitmiluk National Park. This evening indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning ecolodge surrounded by nature.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • Cicada Lodge
4 Katherine Gorge

This morning meet Dalabon didgeridoo expert Manuel Pamkal and share in his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. Hear about life in the bush and experience first-hand the fine art of rarrk (cross-hatch) painting. Later, board a special dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people.

  • Breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • Cicada Lodge
5 Katherine - Darwin

Emerge from the wilderness to journey north along the Stuart Highway on your return to Darwin, stopping to cool off in the cascading and clear waters of majestic Edith Falls. Later, visit the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Mantra on the Esplanade
6 Darwin – Alice Springs

After a morning flight to Alice Springs your Central Australia Journey Director will share with you their take on what life is like in such an isolated town as Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in the town. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage, as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap. 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.

  • Breakfast, Local Dining Experience
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
7 Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Now we’re off the beaten track exploring the 4WD Giles Track, crossing dry river beds and outback landscapes to Kings Canyon Resort. Another unique Local 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.

  • Breakfast, lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • Kings Canyon Resort
8 Kings Canyon – Uluru

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a six-kilometre rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt to set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the boulderstrewn canyon creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim. Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture on a visit to the Wanmarra Aboriginal Community and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land. Discover bush food and medicine used for spirituality and healing. Leaving Kings Canyon behind travel across desert landscapes to Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property, for lunch. Afterwards, arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, your launchpad to Australia’s heart, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This evening, watch as the outback sun bids a fiery farewell, the perfect backdrop for sparkling sundowners at Uluru.

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
9 Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Observe the shifting lights of the impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Then you’re off to explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and learn about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear timeless stories, view spectacular rock art, and visit the culturally significant Mutitjulu Waterhole. Experience the magnificence of the 36 red conglomerate rock domes that form Kata Tjuta and join your Journey Director for a guided walk through the immense Walpa Gorge. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
  • Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
10 Farewell from Uluru

This morning after breakfast your Inspiring Journey comes to an end and you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast

Unique Highlights

Authentic and Engaging Experience

  • Discover
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    Discover

    • World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
    • Uncover the Mary River on a safari cruise
    • Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Explore
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    Explore

    • The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
    • Climb Nourlangie for spectacular views over Kakadu National Park
  • Immerse
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    Immerse

    • Learn about rock art at Ubirr and Ulur
    • Enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience
    • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
  • Relax
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    Relax

    • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
    • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
    • Swim at Gunlom Falls and Wangi Falls

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below.
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the journey
  • Travel by bespoke 4WD vehicle with reclining seats, WiFi and air-conditioning
  • A maximum of 22 guests to share your journey
  • Expert Driver Guide escorts
  • All entrance and National Park fees
  • Sustainable Travel Kit, including refillable water bottle and backpack
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)
What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure
Fitness Requirements
  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • The walk to the top of Gunlom Falls is difficult in nature and may not be suitable for all guests. There is an easier walk with plunge pool access available as an alternative
  • Good level of fitness required for the three hour Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Low to moderate level of fitness required for the Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk
Dining
  •  9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners with wine
  • 3 Local Dining Experiences
  • 1 Celebration Dinner
Flight Information

Flights are not included in holiday price.

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 6: Darwin to Alice Springs: QF860 (required internal flight)
  • Day 10: Flights to depart anytime from Ayers Rock Airport

Required Internal Flights are to be purchased in order to fulfil the itinerary and are not included in the land content price

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