Witness the majesty of Uluru at sunset and sunrise, hike the Red Centre, stargaze at the impressive Southern sky, ride the route of Afghan cameleers on The Ghan Train, learn about Aboriginal creation time stories, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kakadu National Park.
For rugged natural splendour, the Australian Outback is where it’s at. This journey into the remote regions of northern and central Australia brings you face-to-face with the land and the intriguing characters and wildlife that call it home. Majestic Uluru, sprawling Kings Canyon and the out-there landscapes of Kakadu National Park await your hiking boots, while the crocodiles and the mysteries of Indigenous Australian culture—as told by the locals themselves—are primed to fascinate. Adventure doesn’t get much more adventurous than this.
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Please note that this tour begins very early on Day 1.
Pick up provided from one of our approved pick-up points from 5:25am and travel to the Red Centre. Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and do the informative Mala Walk around part of Uluru's base, then catch the sunset over Uluru. Camp under the stars—the only way to really experience the Outback.
Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Continue on to Kings Creek Station for another night around the campfire.
Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon, then stop by a camel farm for an optional camel ride en route back to Alice Springs.
Ride the rails on the famous Ghan Train—named for Afghan cameleers. Glide through the remote Outback en route to the top end of Australia.
Stop at Katherine Gorge, and opt for a flat-bottomed boat trip or a walk before reaching Darwin.
Spot crocs on a boat cruise, then visit an Aboriginal crafts centre, and continue to Kakadu NP.
Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu NP—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour the streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds of Litchfield NP. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening; book onward travel for 9pm or later.
Set off for Litchfield NP, visit some waterfalls and cool off with a swim. Visit the Buley Rockhole, and see the spectacular giant termite mounds before boarding a croc-spotting cruise.
Cross into Kakadu NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre, learn about rock art and hike down to a breath-taking gorge with various pools.
Stop by Gunlom Falls for a walk and a swim before visiting the beautiful Ikoymarrwa, a site accessible only with a special permit. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening; please book departure flights after 9pm.
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