Rock n' Top – Great Northern Territory Travels

(photo: Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park) 

This Australia trip truly rocks! Your adventure begins in the Northern Territory’s vibrant capital, Darwin. Soak-up the city’s buzzing outdoor atmosphere before hitting the road for your epic outback road trip.

 

Your first stop is Litchfield National Park – nature’s playground. Swim beneath roaring waterfalls, dive into natural plunge pools and lace-up your boots for some awesome bushwalks.  Then it’s off to Kakadu National Park to spot crocodiles and other native wildlife, learn about Aboriginal culture and of course, more swimming! Your last stop in the Top End is Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Kayak through the soaring cliffs and caves of this spectacular river system.

 

We then travel south to Australia’s most famous outback town and adventure capital, Alice Springs.  There’s plenty to do here such as mountain biking, 4WD safaris, hiking and camel treks across the desert.  Next stop along the Red Centre Way is Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park) where we tackle the mighty Rim Walk for spectacular views over the Canyon. 

 

Our final stop is Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, famed for Uluru, Australia’s most recognizable icon. Experience this region in all its glory and take home lifelong memories. 

 

Package includes:

  • Return international airfare with Qantas Airways
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Darwin
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kakadu National Park
  • 1 night stay in Katherine
  • 1 night stay in Litchfield National Park
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Alice Springs
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort
  • 1 night stay in Kings Canyon
  • Air conditioned vehicle with guide
  • Kayak hire in Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluik National Park)
  • Visit aboriginal rock sites
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Litchfield National Park
  • National park extry fees
  • Most meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Australian Travel Visa
  • Return airport transfers
  • All taxes fees & fuel surcharges

 

Please note: Accommodation for this package range from hotels, lodges/cabins and outdoor swags.  This vacation is recommended for travellers between the ages of 18-35.

 

 

 

Departing From:

Price Per Person (Valid for travel: 15 Jan - 31 Mar 2018)

Vancouver

$5,775

Calgary/Edmonton

$5,985

Toronto/Ottawa

$6,085

*Prices shown are per person, based on double occupancy.  

*Subject to availability.

*If your city is not listed, please contact one of our Destination Specialists for pricing

 

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

  • Inside the 20,000 square kilometre park, we'll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre.  For the next two nights you'll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like- worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. Tonight, get to know your coach mates over a BBQ.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
     

Day 2: Kakadu National Park

  • Aboriginal Rock Art sites are high on the list for today, as our Kakadu National Park exploring continues. This morning we venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous art works. Then we'll swap artwork for alligators on an East Alligator River cruise in Arnhemland. 
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

Day 3: Kakadu National Park to Katherine

  • Check out the southern parts of Kakadu this morning. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world's most idyllic natural pools. Cooled off and refreshed we are on the road again and headed for Katherine.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
     

Day 4: Katherine to Litchfield National Park

  • Katherine Gorge is well known as a superb canoeing spot, so that's exactly what we have lined up. With its dramatic cliffs plunging down to the pandanus-lined Katherine River, the gorge is all yours to explore.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

  • In Litchfield National Park you'll see waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools. After lunch outdoors, we'll take on the short drive and last leg of our discovery back into the heart of Darwin.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
     

Day 6: Darwin

  • A free day in Darwin. What to do? There's Mindil Beach for chilling on, a fair few food markets to feast at and plenty of shops for a spot of souvenir shopping.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

Day 7: Darwin to Alice Springs

  • Today we'll take to the skies, bound for Alice Springs where you'll meet up with your new NT crew.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

Day 8: Alice Springs to Uluru

  • It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger) and maybe grab a 'coldie'. Welcome to the outback, mate.
  • Meals included: Dinner
     

Day 9: Uluru

  • Start your day with a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

Day 10: Uluru to Kings Canyon

  • Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
     

Day 11: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

  • The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome).
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 12: Alice Springs

  • Today you venture on an excursion out amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Our stops include the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. It's back to Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
     

 

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel 15 Jan 2018 – 31 Mar 2018.   All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport.  Please make sure your passport is valid for more than six months past the last day of your return date. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least six months validity remaining on your passport after your departure date from their country.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.