Uluru view. Image courtesy Crooked Compass/TravMedia
Northern Territory Luxury
State borders are beginning to open again and it’s time to get red. Here are three of our top places for a luxurious sojourn in the Northern Territory.
Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Kakadu
Set on the edge of Kakadu National Park, Wildman Wilderness Lodge offers two distinct styles of accommodation as well as cultural and nature based tours. Choose between a spacious safari tent or an air-conditioned Habitat, a freestanding structure with a king bed and ensuite. The tents have fans and ensuites with five configured for families of up to four.
Experiences include the Home Billabong Sunset Cruise – where crocodiles can be spotted slowly sliding through the waterway or the four-wheel drive wetland safari tour. Wildman Wilderness Lodge is closed for the 2020 season and will reopen for 2021.
Longitude 131. Image Courtesy George Apostolidis/Longitude 131
Longitude 131, Uluru
Longitude 131˚ is your premium address when visiting Uluru. Choose from one of sixteen tented pavilions each with direct views across the desert to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Discover vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s explorers, a bar and restaurant offering contemporary Australian dining and friendly staff ready to share a yarn. Not to be missed is the Field of Light which has been extended indefinitely. Guests can wander at leisure along pathways through this light installation which creates an outback fairyland. There are around 50,000 individual stems holding up frosted glass bulbs that bloom under the inky night blanket.
Activities include hiking through the Valley of the Winds, camel tours through red dunes and a private feast under a star light sky.
Bamurru Plains, Kakadu. Image Courtesy Bamurru Plains/Peter Eve
Bamurru Plains, Kakadu
Spot sunbathing crocs, up to 236 bird species, brumbies, dingoes and wallabies at this wilderness safari lodge just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains. Nine safari bungalow tents and one suite are nestled in this wilderness safari camp without TV, mobile or Wi-Fi, so you can switch off from the rest of the world. Landscapes consist of melaleuca forests and savannah woodlands. Access is via a 30 minute charter flight or a three hour drive from Darwin. Reopens in 2021 from March to October.
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