Outback Adventure

Adelaide • Clare Valley • Flinders Ranges • Port Augusta • Coober Pedy • Ayers Rock • Kings Canyon • Alice Springs • Tennant Creek • Katherine Gorge • Kakadu National Park • Darwin • Litchfield National Park

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15 Days starting from $6295 AUD
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$6295 AUD Twin Share
Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only.?

$8070 AUD Single
A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).?

$5665 AUD Child
Child is 5-15 years. A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement.?

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Guided Coach Tour

Discover the Australian Outback on a journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre to Darwin in the Top End. You'll witness the stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park.

Departs Adelaide Tuesdays (frequency varies)

Operates 26 June 2018 to 2 October 2018

Operates 16 April 2019 to 1 October 2019

Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change

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Tour Highlights
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Wine tasting in the Clare Valley
Explore Wilpena Pound
Discover opals at Coober Pedy
Watch the magnificent Uluru sunset
Climb Kings Canyon
Enjoy an ale at Daly Waters Historic Pub
Cruise on Katherine Gorge
View wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong
View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
Swim beneath Litchfield's pristine waterfalls

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  • 14 nights 3.5 Star - 4 Star - 5 Star accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced guide & driver
  • Airport transfer day 1 prior to 12:30pm
  • Airport transfer day 15
  • Full buffet breakfast (14)
  • Dinner (10)
  • 24/7 in-country support
Not Included: International flights, Personal travel insurance, Meals & drinks (unless stated)
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Day 1
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Welcome to Adelaide

Welcome to Adelaide

You’ll be transferred from Adelaide Airport to your hotel by private car. This afternoon explore the sights of the historic ‘city of churches’ then join a local food expert for a guided tour of 140 year old Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the colourful marketplace. Relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a welcome reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.

Included Meals: Dinner

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    Accommodation    Stamford Plaza Adelaide
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    Adelaide – Stamford Plaza Adelaide

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking - valet parking available

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WiFi

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry service available

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Rundle Mall, 9200 Grenfell St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Day 2
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Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

Today travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Jesuit owned Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest existing winery in the region. Explore the picturesque grounds including St Aloysius Church and take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. Pass the intriguing ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emu on the plains as dusk draws near.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Wilpena Pound Resort
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    Flinders Ranges – Wilpena Pound Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Onsite restaurant & bar/bistro

    All rooms non smoking

    Local supermarket: Onsite store


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Day 3
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Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta

Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta

Take a spectacular walk with your Travel Director to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound. You’re likely to see wild emus and kangaroos grazing along the riverbank. Journey through Pitchi Richi Pass and historic Quorn on your way to Port Augusta. Visit the Wadlata Outback Centre then venture to Cena on Chapel for a delicious dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Majestic Oasis Apartments
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    Port Augusta – Majestic Oasis Apartments

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: stove top, microwave, toaster, fridge

    Laundry facilities: in room

    All rooms non smoking


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Day 4
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Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

Visit Woomera, then travel through salt lake country watching as the landscape changes as you near isolated Coober Pedy, Australia’s opal capital! Visit an underground church and home with a local guide and view an opal demonstration. Tonight enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Desert Cave Hotel
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    Coober Pedy – Desert Cave Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free WiFi

    Onsite cafe & restaurant

    Tea/coffee facilities

    Laundry facilities onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coober Pedy IGA Fresh Foods and Liquor, 28 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, NT; Open Mon-Wed 8am-7pm, Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 9am-7pm


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Coober Pedy to Ayers Rock

Coober Pedy to Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy gourmet canapes and wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Accommodation    Desert Gardens Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Desert Gardens Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free inroom Wifi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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    Uluru Barbecue Dinner
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    Uluru Barbecue Dinner

    Enjoy a unique and exclusive dining experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. There’s sparkling wine on arrival followed by a classic barbecue of steak, lamb sausages, skewered chicken and garlic prawns. There is also a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. There’s even time for stargazing.
    Adult price: $138.60
    Child price: $69.30
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour

Day 6
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Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluṟu. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11 km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Ulutu – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Accommodation    Desert Gardens Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Desert Gardens Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free inroom Wifi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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    Field of Light Sunrise
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    Field of Light Sunrise

    Arriving in complete darkness, enjoy the 50,000 spheres of light created by artist Bruce Munro in the desert, before making your way up the hill to the Field of Light sunrise viewing viewing area.
    Adult price: $69.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

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    Ayers Rock Scenic Flights
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    Ayers Rock Scenic Flights

    A 40 minute, fixed wing scenic flight is a great way to take in this amazing landscape. These small plane options with extended flights that include both Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
    Adult price: $240.00
    Child price: $240.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour

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    Uluru Motorcycle Tours
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    Uluru Motorcycle Tours

    Enjoy the thrill of a hot lap around Uluru or even travel a little further on the back of a motorcycle. Whatever blows your hair back!
    Adult price: $139.00
    Child price: $139.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour

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    Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights
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    Ayers Rock Helicopter Flights

    Experience a scenic helicopter flight over the Red Centre and see Uluru from the Air.
    Adult price: $160.00
    Child price: $160.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour

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Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon

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 marvelous 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Kings Canyon Resort
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    Kings Canyon Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Outback Oasis General Store, Kings Canyon; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Day 8
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Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Today we journey to Alice Springs. Travel across vast cattle properties and get a feel for just how expansive the Outback is. In Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872, first serving for 60 years as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches 3000km to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It later served as a school for Aboriginal Children and was known as ‘The Bungalow’. Top off the day at Anzac Hill for panoramic views over Alice Springs.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Accommodation    Mercure Alice Springs Resort
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    Alice Springs – Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, 36-38 Hartley St, Alice Springs; Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm


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Day 9
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Alice Springs

Aboriginal Culture

Learn about the life and survival of the Arrernte People, including the 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 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!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Mercure Alice Springs Resort
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    Alice Springs – Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, 36-38 Hartley St, Alice Springs; Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Outback Hot Air Ballooning
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    Outback Hot Air Ballooning

    Your adventure begins with the balloons being inflated as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently in the air and appreciate the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife of the Australian outback. Return transfers and light breakfast included.
    30 minutes – Adult price: $265.00 + $30.00 flight levy
    60 minutes – Adult price: $360.00 + $30.00 flight levy
    *Please note: not recommended for elderly or less agile people. Aviation insurance levy $30.00 per person payable direct to Outback Ballooning. Flights operate weather permitting.
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

Day 10
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Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

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 interesting Wycliffe Well on the way to visit Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles). You’ll have plenty of time to walk around the precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Bluestone Motor Inn
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    Tennant Creek – Bluestone Motor Inn

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Wifi available fees apply

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Tennant Creek, 46-48 Paterson St, Tennant Creek, NT; Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-8:30pm


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Day 11
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Tennant Creek to Katherine

Tennant Creek to Katherine

Today you’ll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing ale at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Paraway Motel
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    Katherine – Paraway Motel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free WiFi

    Breakfast service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Katherine Terrace, Katherine; Open Mon-Sun 7am-10pm


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Day 12
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Katherine to Kakadu

Katherine to Kakadu

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 from Mayse’s Cafe! 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. 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. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
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    Kakadu – Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free on site parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI. 30 minutes free WIFI each day in hotel foyer

    24-hour reception

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner service available

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Town Centre, Jabiru ; Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm


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    Kakadu National Park 30 Minute Scenic Flight
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    Kakadu National Park 30 Minute Scenic Flight

    Get a true sense of the vastness of this amazing landscape as you hug Mount Brockman escarpment, cross Deaf Adder Gorge and take in the beautiful Double Falls (seasonal). The Arnhem Plateau then drops away revealing the breathtaking Jim Jim Falls. Fly on to Twin Falls, with its two distinctive flows and narrow gorge entrance.
    Adult price: $150.00
    Organised by your guide whilst on tour
    Payment is accepted in local currency or by credit card

Day 13
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Kakadu to Darwin

Kakadu to Darwin

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 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Accommodation    Mantra on the Esplanade
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    Darwin – Mantra on the Esplanade

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in apartments

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Laundry facilities: dry cleaning

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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Day 14
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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park

Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll 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 large crystal clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. 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 adventure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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    Accommodation    Mantra on the Esplanade
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    Darwin – Mantra on the Esplanade

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable in room WIFI

    24-hour reception

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen/kitchenette in apartments

    Restaurant & bar onsite

    Laundry facilities: dry cleaning

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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Farewell Darwin

Farewell Darwin

Bid your fellow travellers goodbye when your incredible trip comes to an end after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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    Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience
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    Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience

    Enjoy an enriching Aboriginal cultural experience on the Tiwi Islands. Travel by ferry ( 2 hours) or air (30 minutes) and learn about the Tiwi people’s unique and rich culture as they introduce you to their traditional art displays and ceremonies. Enjoy morning tea and lunch as you discover their interesting rituals.
    By Air – Adult price: $309.00 + $280.00 return flight
    By Ferry – Adult price: $295.00 Adult
    *Post tour bookings only. Recommended for guests with post tour accommodation or late evening departure flights

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