On this fortnight-long journey, soak up the stunning Australian outback on self-drives through the enchanting wilderness, with the ultimate bush experiences. At Uluru, discover centuries old Aboriginal history and heritage, explore the incredible Great Barrier Reef and finally, delve into the delights of cosmopolitan Melbourne.
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.
Litchfield’s Indigenous Culture and Nature Excursion 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; Meal included Yes; Shared Activity; Please carry a hat, walking shoes suitable for warm weather, swimming costume and towel.)
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.
Safari Adventure at Bamurru Plains Set off on the ultimate wildlife safari adventure as you head to the floodplains of Bamurru. Stay in a spacious and plush suite set on stilts with floor-to-ceiling mesh screen walls. Enjoy the wildlife views all day and night from your comfortable bed and even in the shower in the ensuite bathroom. Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore the bush. Take your pick of unique experiences to come up close with endemic species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Opt for an airboat safari into the wetlands to spot exotic bird species such as Magpie geese and Plumed Whistling-Duck. Or, enjoy a leisurely river cruise down Sampan Creek to spot crocodiles. Add a sprinkling of thrill with a guided walking safari through the bush while you pick up tips on tracking wild animals. Settle into an open top cruiser as your guide drives out to vantage spots to get a look at wallabies, wild horses, estuarine crocodiles, and exotic bird species. Alternatively, get an adrenaline rush as you maneuver your quad bike across the open areas keeping pace with buffaloes and brumbies or wild horses. In your free time, head out to the infinity pool for a refreshing swim or find a cozy nook to read a book from the hotel library. (4 Days/3 Nights; Meals Included: All Meals and Beverages From Select Open Bar; Fitness Level: Easy. One full day Kakadu experience is included and can be availed on Tuesdays or Fridays with pre-booking.)
A millennia-old monolith, Ayers Rock rises dramatically from the flat desert landscape and forms the heartland of Aboriginal Australia or the ‘Red Centre’.
Uluru at Sunset Discover the magnificent beauty of Uluru, bathed in hues of the setting sun. Your tour will take you to the top of the enormous sandstone monolith in the middle of the arid ‘Red Centre’ where you can unwind and soak in some stunning views. Savor the natural beauty of the surrounding area and keep your cameras ready for some beautiful shots. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy light refreshments as you watch the sun sink gently into the horizon. (Half Day; Time of day: Evening; Duration: 2 hrs; Private/Shared Activity: Shared; Includes professionally guided sunset viewing session, light refreshments including sparkling wine and bottled water)
Spectacular Sunrise at Uluru Wake up early, and get picked up at your hotel as you set off on the drive towards majestic Uluru also known as Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you approach the magnificent monolith, soak in its breathtaking beauty as it rises up beyond the sand dunes, bathed in the light of early dawn. Watch the sun rise over this splendid natural rock formation from the perfect vantage point. Listen to fascinating stories of creation featuring the liru or poisonous snake and kuniya or python. Learn all about the Mala people and their ancient connection to Uluru. Relish a sumptuous picnic breakfast in the outback before you head to the serene Mutitjulu Waterhole. Settle in for a drive around the base of Uluru before you are dropped back to the hotel. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Meal Included: Outback Picnic Breakfast; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy.)
Spiritual Sojourn at Kata Tjuta Domes Get picked up from your hotel as you drive out to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, home to ancient red rock formations and unique flora and fauna. Marvel at Kata Tjuta or The Olgas, a group of 36 giant sandstone domes that have evolved over a period of 500 million years. Listen to your guide narrate the cultural significance of the place as a sacred ceremonial site for aboriginal men. Walk amid the soaring domes at Walpa Gorge savoring the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. Soak in the serene spirituality of this amazing place, as you are enveloped by the sound of the wind as it whistles while passes between the domes. Return to the hotel with indelible memories of this natural wonder. (Half Day; Duration: 3 hrs; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy.)
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.
Water fun at Port Douglas 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; Time of day: Morning; Private Transfer; Meal included: Yes; Snorkeling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wetsuits & floatation devices are also included.)
Leisurely Exploration of Cape Tribulation Region 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; Fixed Time: Yes; Time: 0745; Meal Included: Lunch; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy. Please inform in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.)
With its hip restaurants, avant-garde fashion and eclectic street and performing art scene, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with events and life.
Melbourne by Bicycle Embark on this fun way of exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Melbourne in a short span of time. Hop on a bicycle and accompany your knowledgeable guide past trendy streets, verdant parks, charming boutiques quaint cafes, and hidden alleys. Sample authentic Melbourne hospitality and relish gourmet treats as you ride along the streets of this cosmopolitain city. Enrich your experience with interesting trivia about the different ethnic localities in this tour designed by city journalist and photographer Murray Johnson. Learn why the city streets that are lined with lava and the reason Eureka Tower is glazed with real gold. Feel the wind in your hair as you cycle to the city’s best rooftop bar, Little Saigon, and the Greek tavern without a menu. Ride past the shop that has 40,000 cookbooks and the men’s salon that gives customers a free beer with every haircut! Return to your hotel having gathered all the inside info on one of the world’s most livable cities. (Half Day; Fixed Time: Yes; Time: 1000; Duration: 4 hrs; Meal Included: Lunch; Shared Activity; Fitness Level: Easy.)
You will be transferred from your hotel to Melbourne International Airport
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 8,390 /person
Option 2 From $ 8,590 /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.
Accommodation in one double room for 15 days / 14 nights.
Meals as indicated
Economy flights for all sectors :
Darwin – Ayers Rock/ Uluru
Ayers Rock – Cairns
Cairns – Melbourne
All activities as listed :
Darwin: Litchfield’s Indigenous Culture and Nature Excursion
Bamurru: Safari Adventure at Bamurru Plains
Ayers Rock/ Uluru: Uluru at Sunset
Ayers Rock/ Uluru: Spectacular Sunrise at Uluru
Ayers Rock/ Uluru: Spiritual Sojourn at Kata Tjuta Domes
Port Douglas: Water fun at Port Douglas
Port Douglas: Leisurely Exploration of Cape Tribulation Region
Melbourne: Melbourne by Bicycle
All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary