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– Monday 29th July ’24 BERRI (D)
aboard for our Northern Territory Adventure. Today we travel along the
Murray Valley Highway, with morning tea at Echuca and lunch at Swan
Hill. We travel through the Mallee Region and Hattah National Park
to Red Cliffs. After our afternoon tea we continue along the Sturt
Highway, crossing the South Australian border, as we make our way to Berri
for our Overnight Stay at the Berri Hotel Resort, Berri or
– Tuesday 30th BERRI-PORT
we see more of the Murray Riverland enroute to Morgan and the copper-
mining town of Burra, see the historic buildings built by Cornish
craftsmen. Then across the lower Flinders Ranges to Port August,
where we visit the exciting Wadlata Outback Centre. We settle in for our
Overnight Stay at the Standpipe Golf Motor Inn.
DAY 3 – Wednesday 31st COOBER
journey inland then begins as we join the Stuart Highway, heading north past
the great salt pans to Pimba, a small settlement near Woomera. We
enjoy our morning tea stop at the Woomera Information Centre, then
continue through Glendambo to the fascinating town of Coober Pedy. We
settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Opal Inn, Coober Pedy.
– Thursday 1st August ’24 COOBER
PEDY – ERLDUNDA
exciting day awaits as we enjoy a local guided tour of Coober Pedy. We visit an
underground home and church as we discover life in a true opal
town. We also learn how opal is transformed into fashionable jewellery,
seeing an opal cutter at work and browse through the beautiful opal displays.
We continue north across the vast Gibber Plains to Marla as we travel the
Stuart Highway stopping at the Northern Territory border for some camera
shots. We continue onto Erldunda where we settle in for our Overnight
Stay at the Desert Oaks Motel.
- Friday 2nd KATA TJUTA - ULURU SUNSET – YULARA (B,D)
relaxing start today as we join the Lasseter Highway, travelling through Ebenezer
and Curtin Springs, stopping to view Mt. Conner which rises
almost 300 metres above the plain. On arriving at the Ayers Rock Resort,
we settle into our rooms. Then we travel out to Kata Tjuta (Olgas),
a cluster of 36 conglomerate domes standing higher than Uluru (Ayers Rock)
itself. On return we enjoy an Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset, a truly
magical sight. We enjoy our Overnight Stay at the Outback Pioneer,
– Saturday 3rd DISCOVER
ULURU - KINGS CANYON
morning we visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), the world’s greatest monolith. We
tour around the base with its many interesting caves and Aboriginal Rock
Paintings. We also visit Mutitjulu (Maggie Springs) and the Cultural
Centre. This afternoon we farewell Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park,
heading north through remote desert terrain following the intriguing George
Gill Ranges to Kings Canyon, located in the Watarrka National Park-
a magnificent geological formation and a photographer’s delight. We settle in
for our Overnight Stay at the Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon.
– Sunday 4th KINGS
CANYON - ALICE SPRINGS (B,D)
morning after a hearty breakfast we venture into Kings Canyon for an
exhilarating walk through the Canyon floor and gaze in awe at the skyline and
majestic red sandstone walls. Leaving Kings Canyon, we travel east to Finke
River, then onto Camels Australia, where we enjoy a ride and learn the
habits of these unique desert creatures. We continue onto "The Alice”
for our Three Night Stay at The Diplomat Motel.
– Monday 5th WESTERN MACDONNELL-RANGES (B,D)
Today we explore the picturesque Western
MacDonnell Ranges. See the grave of John Flynn, founder of the
Flying Doctor Service, as well as Simpsons Gap, a haven for tiny rock
wallabies. We travel onto Ormiston Gorge where we have lunch before we
explore this wonderful Gorge which offers visitors all the spectacular geology
and landforms of the MacDonnell Ranges. The water and the shelter of the rocks
attract an interesting variety of native fauna and flora, including a number of
relict plant species. The recent rediscoveries of the Long-tailed Dunnart and
the Central Rock Rat in the Ormiston Gorge vicinity demonstrate what an
important role the Park plays as a fauna refuge. Ormiston Gorge is also home to
a major ranger station. Then it’s back to our motel to perhaps cool off by the
pool, enjoy the scrumptious dinner, and maybe join in the night’s
– Tuesday 6th DESERT
PARK – ALICE TELEGRAPH STATION (B,D)
Today we visit the Award-Winning Desert Park which
showcases the landscape, animals and plants of Australia’s desert. See the Birds
of Prey and Nocturnal House and information film. Return to Alice where we
visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base. We also visit the Telegraph Station
Historical Reserve, now a museum and site of the Springs from which "Alice”
gets its name. Enjoy the panoramic view from ANZAC Hill before we return to the
10 – Wednesday 7th DEVILS
MARBLES - TENNANT CREEK (B,D)
After a leisurely start we continue further
North over the 11 Mile Hills, where we have the chance to stand
on the Tropic of Capricorn. We stop to see the spectacular Devils
Marbles, made up of hundreds of huge, rounded rocks strewn all over
the plain. Hear the stories of the rugged gold and copper mining town’s
development as we travel into Tennant Creek for our Overnight Stay
at the Blue Stone Motor Inn.
11- Thursday 8th MATARANKA – KATHERINE (B,D)
As we make our way to the Top End of the Northern
Territory, we travel through the tiny, scattered settlements of Renner
Springs, Elliot and Daly Waters. We visit the Elsey
Cemetery, made famous by the book "We of the Never Never”, and Mataranka
Thermal Pools (bring your own bathers). Then continue onto Katherine
for our Overnight Stay at the Pine Tree Motel.
12 – Friday 9th KATHERINE
GORGE CRUISE – JABIRU (B,D)
Today is a real highlight as we enjoy the spectacular
Katherine Gorge Cruise, now called "Nitmiluk”. Enjoy a detailed
commentary from our guide and see the ancient rock walls ablaze with brilliant
colour, dotted with caves and Aboriginal paintings. Today we discover the Kakadu
National Park crossing the Mary and South Alligator Rivers,
passing giant anthills as we make our way to Nourlangie Rock. We settle
in at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Motel for our Overnight Stay.
13 – Saturday 10th KAKADU – DARWIN (B,D)
This morning we enjoy a scenic ½ hour flight
over Kakadu National Park, taking in Arnhem Land Escarpment, the majestic
flood plains, the wetlands and much more, we are giving you a true picture of
the diversity and size of this vast area. We visit the National Park
Headquarters, see a display of flora and fauna unique to this area. This
afternoon we make our way to Darwin – Australia’s most Northern Capital.
We enjoy the Next Two Nights at the lovely Vibe Motel Darwin.
14 – Sunday 11th EXPLORE DARWIN – SUNSET DINNER CRUISE (B,D)
we explore Darwin taking in all its highlights. See Fannie Bay
and visit the Darwin Museum, a unique complex showing the life and
history of the Northern Territory. We inspect the World War II gun
emplacements at East Point and enjoy the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
This afternoon is at your leisure to shop, spend time with friends or simply
relax. This evening a memorable way to end our tour, with a Sunset Dinner
Cruise on Fannie Bay, departing Darwin Harbor.
15 – Monday 12th RETURN FLIGHT – MELBOURNE – HOME (B)
to the Darwin Airport for our return flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival
at Tullamarine you will be met by our coach and we make our way home at the
conclusion of a truly memorable Northern Territory Tour.
PRICE $8200 per person, based on Twin Share
(Single Supplement $2500)