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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DarwinSunset Harbour Cruise, Saltwater Crocodiles, Mindil Beach, Military HistoryMantra on the Esplanade, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
3 - 4KatherineLandscapes, Nitmiluk National Park, Indigenous Culture, OutbackCicada Lodge
4 - 7BamurruBush Experience, Outdoor Activities, Aboriginal Heritage & CultureBamurru Plains
7 - 11Port DouglasGreat Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, BeachesPeninsula Boutique Hotel, Peppers Beach Club
11 - 14Lizard IslandMonitor Lizards, Great Barrier Reef, Dingaal Indigenous CultureLizard Island Resort

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  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Shared Transfer from Darwin Airport to your hotel

Darwin

2 Nights

Home to the indigenous Larrakia people and a gateway to adventures of the wild outback, Darwin thrives as a cosmopolitan center with rich historical bearings.

Included Activities

Group Tour of Litchfield’s Indigenous Culture and Nature
Discover spectacular landscapes and a rich indigenous culture on this day tour from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Explore the area with a friendly local guide from the indigenous community while you hear stories about the community that go back generations. During the right season, you can watch your guide demonstrate bush resources used locally as well. Explore the landscape and refresh yourself in some spectacular waterfalls. Marvel at the beauty of the dramatic stone country and ancient rainforests. Afterwards, enjoy a flame-grilled lunch of ocean-caught barramundi, marinated kangaroo and crocodile eye fillet, or any other items you prefer, in beautiful shaded surrounds. Take home memories you’ll never forget. (Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; Lunch included; Please carry a hat, walking shoes suitable for warm weather, swimming costume and towel.)

Hotel Options
RoomCity View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 4

Drive yourself from Darwin to Katherine in your rental car (Duration: 3 .5 hrs)

Katherine

1 Night

Popularly known as the town, where “The Outback meets the Tropics”, Katherine is an important settlement of the Northern Territory. Its scenic location on the Katherine River makes it the perfect base to explore striking natural formations like majestic gorges, shimmering waterfalls and lush overhanging gardens.

Included Activities

Group Nit Nit Dreaming Two Gorge Cruise
Experience the richly symbolic landscape of the Two Gorges, the longest of all the 13 gorges in the region. Marvel at the striking natural features made by the Katherine River through this ancient land, resulting in magnificent gorges, huge boulders and picturesque rock pools. Learn how the gorges came to be named by the natural custodians of the place, the Jawoyn people and listen to other mythical creation stories of the land. Walk 400 meters from the first gorge called Nitmiluk to the second one, known as Blue Winged Kookaburra. Gaze across to lush overhanging gardens that provide a vivid contrast to the sandstone walls. Feel the unique appeal of the landscape, which holds deep spiritual significance for the Jawoyn people before you return to the comfort of your cruise vessel. (Shared Activity; Duration: 2 hrs; Please note that guests are advised to wear a hat, sunscreen, protective clothing and insect repellent).

Explore Port Nitmiluk National Park on your own
Explore the natural wonders at Nitmiluk National Park on this self-guided activity. Head out at a convenient time in the morning or afternoon to experience firsthand the geology, aboriginal history, and landscape of this park known for its spectacular cluster of gorges, rapids, and falls. Start your tour at the visitor center where you can browse through the informative displays and plan out your day. Take your pick of activities such as canoeing, hiking, bird watching, and swimming. Or, get a glimpse of aboriginal culture at one of the rock art sites at this sprawling park managed by the Jawoyn ethnic group. You could also opt for a sunrise or sunset cruise to make the most of your visit. (Half Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included).

Hotel Options
Cicada Lodge – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
Meals
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 7

Drive yourself from Katherine to Darwin in your rental car (Duration: 3.5 hrs)

Make your own way to the Darwin airport and drop off your rental car

Bamurru

3 Nights

Bamurru is the perfect place to lose yourself in a beautiful wilderness that is part of the bio-diverse Top End region. It promises you the ultimate bush experience with sprawling floodplains and wetlands.

Included Activities

Ultimate Wilderness Experience 
Set off on the ultimate wildlife safari adventure as you head to the floodplains of Bamurru. With the three-night Ultimate Wilderness Experience several options will be at hand to head out and explore the bush. The daily guided wilderness safaris may include airboat safaris, quad bike adventures, open-top safari drives, crocodile spotting river cruises and guided wilderness walks. Note: some activities are seasonal. (Duration: Three Nights)

Hotel Options
Bamurru Plains – Opt 1
RoomSafari Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleCamp
Day 7 - 11

Make your own way to the Cairns airport and pick up your rental car

Drive yourself from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas in your rental car (Duration: 1 hr)

Port Douglas

4 Nights

There’s something for every kind of traveler at the tropical Port Douglas. Thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, this remote port on the Coral Sea has transformed into a vibrant vacation spot over the years.

Included Activities

Group Sailaway IV Great Barrier Reef and Low Isles Tour
Get ready for a day full of underwater and seaside adventures! Visit Port Douglas and hop onto the luxury sailing catamaran to set off for snorkeling in the blue waters of the island paradise. Savor morning tea and coffee before jumping into the water accompanied by a snorkeling instructor. Be rest assured of in-water assistance as you discover the region’s natural beauty. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch with fresh prawns on the menu. If you wish to stay on board, you can enjoy the glass-bottomed boat, and engage in reef viewing and interpretation while relishing some fresh cut fruit and homemade cakes. Explore the scenic Low Isles, an untouched coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with a heritage walk. Enjoy access to limited areas, as well as ample personal attention from the crew during your trip. (Full Day; Shared Activity; Morning & Afternoon Tea, Snacks and Lunch included; Snorkeling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wetsuits & floatation devices are also included.)

Group Exploration of Daintree NP and Cape Tribulation
Drive north from your hotel with your local expert to the ecologically diverse region of Cape Tribulation. Pass scenic farms and seascapes as you travel beyond Mossman to the majestic Daintree River. Stretch your legs with a brief tea break before you step into a comfortable boat. Glide down the river watching estuarine crocodiles sunning themselves near dense mangroves inhabited by various wildlife species. Head over to Alexandra Range to enjoy scenic views of the lush rainforest extending up to the azure waters of the Coral Sea. Stroll across the elevated National Park boardwalk and keep your camera ready to capture the unique flora and fauna. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the elusive Southern Cassowary! Savor a delicious barbecue lunch with fresh salads and buy yourself a cold drink from the bar. Feed the wallabies before you set out along the rugged Bloomfield Track to the pristine Emmagen Creek. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the clear water with its many fish and turtle species. Sip a hot cup of traditional Billy Tea with tropical fruit and damper or traditional bread as you scan the surroundings for exotic birds and butterflies. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach, which is considered too dangerous for swimming. Walk over the boardwalk to the vantage platform to see the rainforest meet the reef. Make use of a short break to relish refreshments before hopping on the cable ferry across Daintree River as you return to the hotel. (Full Day; Lunch included; Shared Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: High. )

Explore Port Douglas on your own
Soak in the sights and surrounds of Port Douglas by yourself at your own pace! You could opt to begin your day early and catch a spectacular sunrise from the 4 Mile Beach lookout and follow it up with a breakfast beach picnic. Afterwards, why not ride the Balley Hooley Steam Railway or get up close to native fauna at the Wildlife Habitat, popular for regular feeding sessions? If you wish to simply unwind, there are many hidden water holes within the surrounding rainforests that are ideal for a leisurely picnic. Don’t forget to look up the local calendar for regular cane toad races held at Iron Bar! At the end of your day, you could enjoy a Flames of the Forest dining experience that brings together regional cuisine, didgeridoo performances, and indigenous Aboriginal storytelling. (Full Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included).

Hotel Options
RoomPool View Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomOne Bedroom Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 11 - 14

Make your own way to the Cairns airport and drop off your rental car

Lizard Island

3 Nights

Lizard Island is part of a group of islands about an hour north of Cooktown, on the majestic Great Barrier Reef. Much of the island forms Lizard Island National Park, which gets its name from the giant monitor lizards that call it home.

Hotel Options
RoomOceanview Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 8,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Darwin: Group Tour of Litchfield’s Indigenous Culture and Nature
    • Katherine: Group Nit Nit Dreaming Two Gorge Cruise
    • Katherine: Explore Port Nitmiluk National Park on your own
    • Bamurru Plains: 3N Ultimate Wilderness Experience
    • Port Douglas: Group Sailaway IV Great Barrier Reef and Low Isles Tour
    • Port Douglas: Group Exploration of Daintree NP and Cape Tribulation
    • Port Douglas: Explore Port Douglas on your own
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • Fees and taxes
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Darwin: Intermediate SUV for max. 5 guests: Toyota RAV4 or similar (Automatic)
      • 2 days
      • Pick-up: Upon arrival at Darwin airport
      • Drop-off: Before departure at Darwin airport
    • Cairns: Compact Car for max. 5 guests: Kia Rio or similar (Automatic)
      • 5 days
      • Pick-up: Upon arrival at Cairns airport
      • Drop-off: Before departure at Cairns airport
    • Additional driver, if spouse
    • Unlimited kilometres, applicable in the following areas: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Port Douglas, Sunshine Coast, Sydney.
    • 100 km free per day, applicable in the following areas: Darwin (Alice Springs & Ayers Rock), additional kms are charged at 0.275 AUD per km
    • Administration fee
    • Vehicle registration fee (VRF)
    • Premium Location Surcharge (PLS)
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
    • Concession Recovery fee (CRF)
    • Excess reduction to reduce to zero
  • The general business terms apply
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • Minimum 100 AUD pre-authorization
    • One-way fee if applicable, to be confirmed at the time of booking (fee depends on pick-up/drop-off location, duration of rental, time of year)
    • Late return fee
    • Airport fee
    • Damage to the car (overhead damage, underbody damage, water damage)
    • Damage to the vehicle or to the property of any third party caused by a breach of the rental agreement.
    • Damage to a tyre or an accessory not attributable to normal wear and tear
    • Cost of any professional cleaning or odour extraction in case of violation
    • Traffic and/or parking offence infringement fees
    • Special request delivery fees
    • Additional driver fee of 5 AUD per day or 25 AUD per rental (included, if additional driver is spouse/partner).
    • 27.50 AUD per day for renters between 21-24 years
    • 8.80 AUD per baby seat per day or 88 AUD per baby seat per rental (baby seat to be requested at the time of booking).
    • 13.20 AUD per portable GPS unit or 132 AUD per rental. The standard accidental Loss Damage Waiver and Excess Reduction do not cover loss of, or damage to the GPS unit. A separate charge will apply. One way rentals for GPS units are on a request basis only and a one way charge may apply.
    • 27.50 AUD per day for renters between 21-24 years.
    • Premium Location Surcharge for any additional items not included in the rental (e.g. baby seat). The fee varies between locations and may be calculated up to 30%.
    • A number of motorways and city link roads in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are electronic tolls only and do not have toll booths. All renters must provide a credit card or debit card to enable The Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) to directly charge the applicable toll fees.
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Entry fees or expenses for national parks
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Kaleidoscope of North Australia

14 days $ 8,290 / person

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