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    The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style
    10 days | 9 nights
    from $5,396* pp
    Exclusive 10% discount – save $600*pp^
    Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife, and meet the descendants of Aboriginal people who have lived here for 65,000 years. Then fly to the magical Red Centre, experiencing iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta, and windswept Walpa Gorge.
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    Your package includes:

    • 9 nights hand-picked accommodation – hotels and lodges
    • Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    • Airport transfers
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Discover World Heritage listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
    • Uncover the Mary River on a safari cruise
    • Wittiness the Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock)
    • Discover The 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
    • Climb Nourlangie for spectacular views over Kakadu National Park
    • Get off road on the Marrakai 4WD track
    • Learn about rock art at Ubirr and Uluru
    • Enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience
    • Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views
    • Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine
    • Experience a spectacular Red Centre sunrise
    • Swim at Gunlom Falls and Wangi Falls
    Valid for travel
    2, 16, 30 Jun; 14, 28 Jul; 11, 25 Aug and 8, 22 Sep 2019 departures, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    31 Jan 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Darwin – Mary River

    Your epic Top End adventure begins in the tropical northern city of Darwin. Meet your local Journey Director and board your luxury 4WD vehicle. Your brush with Australia’s natural treasures begins in Litchfield National Park. Hear how the local Aboriginal people’s ancestral spirits have shaped the landscape, before embarking on a cross-country journey along the rugged Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible) to the Mary River Wetlands. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception with drinks and canapés followed by dinner.

    Day 2

    Mary River – Kakadu

    Wake up with the wildlife and head to Corroboree Billabong, where you’ll take a cruise in the company of a local guide to explore its floodplains and spot the creatures that find sanctuary in its lotus-covered waters. Next, journey into the tropical depths of iconic Kakadu National Park, enjoying a sunset walk at the rock-art galleries of Ubirr. Perched atop Nadab Lookout, watch the sun set over the lush Kakadu floodplains.

    Day 3

    Kakadu – Katherine

    Enjoy a leisurely start to your day, or take to the skies on an optional experience early-morning flight over Kakadu before venturing to Nourlangie to admire the ancient Dreamtime art of the Bininj and Mungguy people. Continue cross-country to Gunlom Falls, where a hike to the summit is rewarded with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear plunge pool. Lunch in the shade of rustling gum-trees before driving on to tonight’s five-star eco-lodge accommodation.

    Day 4

    Katherine Gorge

    Meet didgeridoo expert Manuel Pamkal this morning and share in his passion for the rich traditional culture into which he was born. Learn about life in the bush and experience firsthand the fine art of rarrk (cross-hatch) painting. Later, board a dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people, traditional owners of Nitmiluk National Park.

    Day 5

    Katherine – Darwin

    A leisurely start to the day could see you relaxing at the lodge or setting off on a comfortable walk. Later, emerge from the wilderness to journey north along the Stuart Highway on your return to Darwin, stopping to cool off in the cascading waters of Edith Falls and visit the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure in Darwin.

    Day 6

    Darwin – Alice Springs

    After a morning flight to Alice Springs meet your Red Centre Journey Director and group of fellow travellers. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this facility provides vital medical assistance to outback inhabitants. Nearby, is the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. 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.

    Day 7

    Alice Springs

    Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs , and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm), which was created over millions of years. The deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Later, back in Alice Springs, you’ll have some free time to relax by the pool or choose to explore more, at your own pace

    Day 8

    Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

    En route to Kings Canyon you’ll travel along the 4WD Mereenie Loop Road past Tylers Lookout and Gosses Bluff. On arrival, gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. An other unique wilderness 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.

    Day 9

    Kings Canyon – Uluru

    Now you’re bound for Uluru. On your way visit Curtin Springs Station, home to the Severin family since 1956. Kick back in true Aussie -style at a barbecue lunch while hear ing from one of the locals about the Severin’s and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. Afterwards, enter Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park, experiencing the magnificence of the 36 red conglomerate rock domes that form Kata Tjuta, and joining your Journey Director for a guided walk through the immense Walpa Gorge. Later, witness the spectacular changing colours as the sun sets over Uluru, then join your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.

    Day 10

    Ayers Rock Resort

    Experience a majestic sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing platform. From here it’s off to the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Take a walk around to the base of Uluru, hearing timeless stories, viewing spectacular rock art, and visiting the culturallysignificant Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late morning, when your Inspiring Journey comes to an end, you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new bookings only. Required internal flights from Darwin to Alice Spring: (QF1937) are to be purchased in order to fulfill the itinerary and are not included in the advertised price. ^Discount is already included in the advertised price. Offer combinable with applicable discounts only.  Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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