9 days to see and do it all in the NT. This package includes motel accommodation between tours for extra comfort - standard accommodation applies on tour. A single supplement applies for one person travelling alone on this package. Combines the 3 day Uluru Safari, 3 day Alice Springs to Darwin and the 3 day Kakadu Litchfield safari with a free day in Alice Springs.
|TERRITORY UNLEASHED NORTH|
|TOUR CODE: PTUN9 / PTUN9Y
:: ABORIGINAL CULTURE
:: KINGS CANYON
:: KATA TJUTA (OLGAS)
:: TENNANT CREEK
:: DEVILS MARBLES
:: KATHERINE GORGE
:: TWIN & JIM JIM FALLS
:: ULURU (AYERS ROCK)
:: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
:: MARY RIVER WETLANDS
:: LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
DAY 1 :: ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU
Kick off your adventure with a desert camel ride. Our first stop is an authentic outback camel farm where you can choose to take a ride on a camel’s back (at own expense). From here it’s off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for lunch. Take a close look at the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta as you get up close to this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. Get your camera ready as the desert sun sets over Uluru. Tonight you can curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) and enjoy a night under the outback stars. (LD)
DAY 2 :: ULURU TO KINGS CANYON
An early start is rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning’s fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru before gaining an insight to the local Aboriginal culture from your guide. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)
DAY 3 :: KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the formations and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. Discover the size and beauty of the canyon as we trek through the Amphitheatre, discover the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. After lunch we make our way back to Alice Springs. (BL)
DAY 4 :: ALICE SPRINGS
A day free to relax and enjoy Alice Springs. Overnight motel accommodation. (Meals at own expense)
DAY 5 :: ALICE SPRINGS TO DALY WATERS
Leaving Alice we pass by the Tropic of Capricorn and make our way to Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) where we explore the well-known marble shaped granite boulders, a site sacred to its traditional owners. Continuing north we make a stop at Tennant Creek for your chance to purchase some lunch and stretch your legs before we continue to Daly Waters for our overnight camp located right near the NT’s famous Daly Waters Outback Hotel. Here you have an opportunity to check out this famous pub, enjoy a swim in the pool, have a cool drink and purchase some of the local fare for Dinner. We stay overnight at our camp at Daly Waters.
|DAY 6 :: DALY WATERS TO DARWIN|
After an early morning start as we make our way to Nitmiluk National Park, home to Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. Your guide will lead a short return walk to Baruwei Lookout, allowing you to get a postcard shot of the gorge and learn about this stunning area and its significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Once we finish exploring the gorge we have one final stop for a swim at the beautiful Edith Falls before we drive the last leg into the Northern Territory’s capital city, Darwin.
DAY 7 :: DARWIN TO MARY RIVER
Leaving Darwin, we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique ‘Welcome to Country’ by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan –Wulna people*. They’ll share with us their local Aboriginal culture with bush tucker talks, didgeridoo lessons, basket weaving and spear throwing. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands system, with the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close) to ‘salties’ and other wild creatures on a unique billabong cruise. We arrive at Ubirr in time for sunset where you’ll see vivid Aboriginal rock art that dates back over 20,000 years. Then we head to our overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)
DAY 8 :: KAKADU
It’s an early start this morning as we take some 4WD action to Twin Falls. Experience a gorge onboard a National Park operated boat cruise and a walk along the boardwalk. Unwind and relax for a bit on the sandy banks before we explore the awesome wonder that is Jim Jim Falls. (Twin and Jim Jim Falls not available year round; subject to seasonal availability*). First we have a quick lunch break and then take in the views of this 200m natural wonder before taking the challenging walk to the base where you can choose to swim or relax on the beautiful beach. This is really a site to admire and not rush so we spend the whole afternoon enjoying the scenery and waterholes before making the short drive to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)
DAY 9 :: KAKADU TO DARWIN
Get ready for some 4WD action today on our way to Jim Jim Falls! Once we get there, we'll hike to the base of the falls before continuing on to Twin Falls. Feel the beauty of the stunning gorge and powerful falls from the National Park operated boat and boardwalk experience. The impressive scenery will continue to amaze you as we journey back to Darwin in the afternoon. (BL)
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be hired for AUD$20).
Experienced tour guides, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, camping fees & equipment, motel accommodation where stated.
This tour includes 6 nights camping and 3 nights motel accommodation.
*Single accommodation is provided for 3 nights motel accommodation only (while camping single passengers will share with other same sex travellers). Package is made up of three individual tours; therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengers during each section. Package is available in reverse, however when travelling from Alice Springs to Darwin the free day is in Alice Springs.
Tropical Summer Program applies December to May.
|Adult $1175 ($AUD)
Valid between 01/04/14 - 31/03/15
Apr - Oct on Thursdays
Tour PTUN9 = Alice Springs at 5:40am
Tour PTUN9Y = Ayers Rock at 1:45pm from Desert Gardens Hotel
Darwin accommodation early evening Day 9
TOUR OPERATES IN REVERSE
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MAX PEOPLE - 24
Valid till 31 March 2015
|Hikes up to 6-8kms per day.|
|16 - 24 forward facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle
Maximum 24 front facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle.
|Permanently erected tents (multi-share), permanent cooking facilities and purpose-built fire pits, screened eating areas, share showers and toilets.
Generally 2-3 star standard with private facilities
|Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements. Luggage limit of 15 kg applies - backpack or soft bag.|