SHORTLIST

Outback Safari

Experience quintessential Northern Territory landscapes on a thrilling road-trip from Uluru to Darwin. The grandeur of Uluru is unforgettable, and the opportunity to learn about the traditions of the local Indigenous people adds depth to your encounter. Travelling the Stuart Highway, you’ll witness the transition from desert reds to the rocky escarpments and lush greens of the tropical north.
Tour details
Tour Provider AATKings
Price From
$6,170
Number of Days
11
Start Location
Uluru, Australia
End Location
Darwin, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Welcome to Uluru
On arrival in Uluru you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director this afternoon and enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip'. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.
Kata Tjuta
See the Red Centre set alight by the morning's first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You'll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.
Uluru – Kings Canyon
This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don't want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.
Kings Canyon - Alice Springs
Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.
Alice Springs
This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!
Alice Springs -Tennant Creek
Your first stop is School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres. These children living in remote locations that would otherwise have no access to public education. Continue north, stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO. Next stop is Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles) where you'll explore the precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.
Tennant Creek - Katherine
Today you'll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the Outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night.
Katherine - Kakadu
Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.
Kakadu - Darwin
This morning you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Later visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon you will arrive in tropical Darwin. After a brief tour around Darwin the evening is free to explore. We highly recommend you explore the popular Mindil Markets for dinner and to watch a famous top end sunset over the beach.
Litchfield National Park
Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous waterfalls from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure.
Farewell from Darwin
Bid Farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your journey comes to an end.
Inclusions
  • What's Included
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
01 May 2021 11 May 2021 onRequest $6,170
15 May 2021 25 May 2021 closed $6,170
29 May 2021 08 Jun 2021 closed $6,170
12 Jun 2021 22 Jun 2021 onRequest $6,510
26 Jun 2021 06 Jul 2021 closed $6,510
10 Jul 2021 20 Jul 2021 available $6,510
24 Jul 2021 03 Aug 2021 onRequest $6,510
07 Aug 2021 17 Aug 2021 closed $6,510
21 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 onRequest $6,510
04 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021 available $6,510
18 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2021 closed $6,510
02 Oct 2021 12 Oct 2021 closed $6,510
02 Apr 2022 12 Apr 2022 available $6,170
16 Apr 2022 26 Apr 2022 available $6,170
30 Apr 2022 10 May 2022 available $6,170
14 May 2022 24 May 2022 available $6,170
28 May 2022 07 Jun 2022 available $6,170
11 Jun 2022 21 Jun 2022 available $6,510
25 Jun 2022 05 Jul 2022 available $6,510
09 Jul 2022 19 Jul 2022 available $6,510
23 Jul 2022 02 Aug 2022 available $6,510
06 Aug 2022 16 Aug 2022 available $6,510
20 Aug 2022 30 Aug 2022 available $6,510
03 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2022 available $6,510
17 Sep 2022 27 Sep 2022 available $6,510
01 Oct 2022 11 Oct 2022 available $6,510