Outback Safari, Uluru-Darwin

from £3028
excluding flights *
10 nights Year round

Overview

The Northern Territory offers a wealth of experiences, from Aboriginal culture, spectacular outback landscapes and prolific birdlife. Travel with touring experts AAT Kings for a truly in-depth adventure through the heart of Australia from Alice Springs to Darwin.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Tour to Litchfield National Park
  • Services of a tour director and tour driver

Full description

Travel through epic outback landscapes from the Red Centre to Australia’s tropical north, meeting the locals along the way and learning about the legends, history and way of life in this harsh yet mesmerizing environment.

Enjoy sunset at Uluru, cruise with crocodiles in Kakadu and marvel at some of the strangest rock formations on the planet. Also included is a special ‘You are Invited’ experience, offering the chance to visit the unique and fully-sustainable Earth Sanctuary Nature Centre and meet the brains behind the operation.

This comprehensive exploration of the outback is travelled in style by luxury air-conditioned coach, staying in comfortable and centrally-located hotels and including most meals. The holiday represents excellent value for money and you can be sure to come away with a wealth of incredible memories.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
11 Aug 2018 10 nights £3,028
25 Aug 2018 10 nights £3,028
08 Sep 2018 10 nights £3,028
22 Sep 2018 10 nights £3,028
06 Oct 2018 10 nights £3,028

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Full day tour to Litchfield National Park
  • Services of a Tour Director and Tour Driver
  • Welcome reception
  • All transportation
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group Size:
Minimum group size: 24
Maximum group size: 50

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Uluru

On arrival at Uluru (Ayers Rock) you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director this evening and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you watch a spectacular sunset at Uluru.
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta (B)

Rise early to experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise, while sipping a warming cup of tea or coffee. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided walk around its 11km perimeter, or a shorter guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon’s journey takes you to superb Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a series of 36 magnificent domes of orange-hued sedimentary rock, where you’ll the sunset while enjoying sparkling wine.
Overnight: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 3: Uluru - Kings Canyon (B, D)

Awe-inspiring Kings Canyon is your destination today. 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 region’s remote communities. Continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation whose sheer sandstone walls soar to a height of 100 metres. A 6km rim walk of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park: an easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is another option.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 4: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs (B)

Leaving Watarrka National Park behind, you travel on to Alice Springs. Visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over "The Alice".
Overnight: Mercure Alice Springs Resort.

Day 5: Alice Springs Aboriginal Culture (B, D)

After breakfast this morning, join an Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte people, including their search for food and fresh water. Continue to the headquarters of iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service. Be my guest dining experienceThis evening, join the Falzon family for a Be My Guest home-cooked BBQ dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture.
Overnight: Mercure Alice Springs Resort.

Day 6: Alice Springs - Tennant Creek (B, D)

Before leaving Alice Springs this morning, visit the School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres to children living in remote locations. Then travel north, stopping to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing series of precariously- balanced granite boulders. Later, settle into your accommodation at the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.
Overnight: Bluestone Motor Inn

Day 7: Tennant Creek - Katherine (B, D)

Today you’ll travel north, visiting the eccentric Daly Waters Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, where you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead used in the filming of the Australian classic ‘We of the Never Never’. A swim in the famous Mataranka thermal springs is a must-do for travellers. Journey on to Katherine for the night.
Overnight: Paraway Motel. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 8: Katherine - Kakadu (B, D)

This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land while you catch glimpses of the resident freshwater crocodiles and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its stunning variety of birdlife including sea eagles, brolgas and tiny, brilliantly-hued kingfishers. You’ll also see estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.
Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru.

Day 9: Kakadu - Darwin (B)

This morning visit fascinating Ubirr with its superb Aboriginal rock art dating back over 20,000 years. Climb to the top of the rocky outcrop for majestic views over the floodplains and escarpment country. Included ChoiceThis afternoon in Darwin, choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema, run by the Darwin Film Society during the Dry
Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade.

Day 10: Litchfield National Park (B, L)

Your first stop today is the amazing stand of Termite Mounds, architectural feats complete with arches, tunnels and nursery chambers. Then travel to view beautiful Florence Falls from a high vantage point which affords panoramic views of the open valley down to the steep waterhole below. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear pool. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour.
Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade.

Day 11: Darwin (B)

Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.

Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru

Australia

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this 218 room hotel.

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