Northern Territory Dreaming

11 days,

10 nights |

from $9201 per person*


Embark on a journey to Northern Territory’s captivating landscapes and connect with the descendants of Aboriginal people who have thrived here for 65,000 years.

Immerse yourself in the very essence of Australia’s heartland, where you’ll encounter its holiest terrains, abundant national parks, and cascading waterfalls. Explore the remarkable scenery of the Top End, and then venture to the mystical Red Centre, where you’ll witness iconic Uluru, the enigmatic domes of Kata Tjuta, and the windswept beauty of Walpa Gorge.

  • Specialist highly experienced Journey Director & Driver Guide with specialist accreditation Kakadu National Park, Uluru National Park and Watarrka National Park
  • Mixture of boutique, unique and 5 star hotels
  • Arrival Airport transfer

Tour Highlights

  • Learn the fine art of ‘rarrk’ painting
  • Discover the ancient Aboriginal art galleries of Kakadu National Park.
  • Sunsets and champagne, a unique dining experience floating on the Katherine Gorge indulging in local produce dinner
  • Enjoy the fine dining at Cicada Lodge with the tones of the National Park
  • Enter Walpa Gorge, an ancient temple crafted by nature
  • Keep an eye out for crocodiles on the Yellow Water Billabong.
  • Unwind in your modern spacious room at Kings Canyon Resort.
  • Stay in the heart of Nitmiluk at eco-friendly Cicada Lodge.

Flight Information

Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense; these are the suggested group flights:

  • Day Prior: Flights to arrive anytime into Darwin Airport
  • Day 11: flights to depart anytime from Alice Springs Airport
  • Required internal flights are included in the trip price. Please see the internal flight schedule below:
  • Day 6: Darwin to Alice Springs QF1958 (*Internal-holiday flight)

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All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

April 30, 2024

Valid for travel between:

2024: May 9, 23; Jun , 20; Jul 4, 18: Aug 1, 15, 29

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Day 1 Darwin – Litchfield – Kakadu

Meet your Journey Director and board your luxury vehicle to begin your journey of discovery in the Top End. Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. Visit tumbling Florence Falls and also enjoy a swim to cool off at Wangi Falls. Get ready for a cross-country journey to the magnificent Kakadu National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles as you cross the South Alligator River, and Brolgas, Magpie Geese and Jabiru as you traverse the long grasses of the marshes and wetlands. Meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

  • MEALS – Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL – Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jaibiru

Day 2 Kakadu

Join your Journey Director on a walk at Kakadu’s stunning Ubirr rock art site. You’ll see ancient rock art and discover remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from the fantastic vantage point, Nadab lookout. After lunch, on the Yellow Water Billabong cruise you will see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and enjoy the stunning billabong and floodplains system.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, lunch, dinner with wine
  • HOTEL – Mercure Crocodile Kakadu, Jabiru

Day 3 Kakadu – Nitmiluk National Park

This morning you’ll visit Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art. You’ll also hear first-hand from your Journey Director a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. You will continue driving through the ancient lands of Kakadu National Park through to the town of Katherine and further on to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. Cool off from the heat of the day while enjoy a swim in the pool as the sunsets before a beautiful dinner.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  • HOTEL – Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, 2 nights

Day 4 Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Today immerse yourself as you meet prominent local Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional tune on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! This evening indulge in a special sunset dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner cooked on board your boat.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • HOTEL – Cicada Lodge

Day 5 Katherine – Darwin

Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at the gorgeous Edith Falls on the way for a relaxing dip and some lunch. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters to a large military base and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Lunch
  • HOTEL – Hilton Darwin

Day 6 Darwin – Alice Springs

After a morning flight to Alice Springs your Central Australia Journey Director will share their take on what life is like in such an isolated Australian town like Alice Springs. Immerse yourself in the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station precinct and learn about the overland telegraph line as you discover its historic buildings. Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a walk through the dramatic Simpsons Gap. Relish spectacular views across Alice Springs from Anzac Hill before some free time to explore the town or relax by your resort pool. Join your fellow guests at the Tali restaurant for Dinner.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, dinner with wine
  • HOTEL – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 7 Alice Springs – Kings Canyon

Now we’re off the beaten track exploring along the 4WD Giles Track crossing dry river beds and outback landscapes to Kings Canyon Resort. The flickering glow of this evening’s fire under the canopy of a starry southern hemisphere sky is the perfect accompaniment to your Under a Desert Moon highlight dinner. This degustation dinner with matching wines is the perfect indulgent
end to the day.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Lunch, Local Dining Experience
  • HOTEL – Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8 Kings Canyon – Uluru

Gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a sunrise 6km rim walk past the domed ‘Lost City’ and down into the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Immerse yourself while visiting the Wanmarra Community with local Aboriginal people and learn about the Luritja and Pertame people’s spiritual connection to the land at the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Discover bush food and bush medicine used for spirituality and healing. Wandering across desert landscapes leaving Kings Canyon behind and arriving for lunch at Curtin Springs Station, a vast farming property. Feel the stirring of something bigger than you as you arrive in Ayers Rock Resort, your launchpad to Australia’s fiery heart in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Travelling to Uluru as the day fades, the outback sun bids a fiery farewell. This is the perfect backdrop for sparkling sundowners while overlooking Uluru.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Lunch
  • HOTEL – Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights

Day 9 Uluru – Kata Tjuta

Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before exploring, and learning about the spiritual connection the local Anangu caretakers have with the land. Skirt the red walls of Uluru, hear ancient tales and see rock art, and then visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Relax by the resort pool or take to the skies to see Uluru from above before a visit to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 10 Field of Light -Uluru – Alice Springs

Observe the shifting lights of Bruce Munro’s impressive Field of Light art installation as the desert awakens and the sunrise lights up across Uluru. Traverse the vast and fascinating outback, before arriving in Alice Springs. Enjoy free time to wander around the town. The Todd Street Mall has cafés and Aboriginal art galleries to explore. This evening, immerse yourself against the backdrop of the outback at our open-air bush BBQ Celebration Dinner. Located off the beaten track in the heart of the East MacDonnell Ranges, you’ll enjoy drinks as a bush balladeer sings classic Australian songs and shares stories of outback living, under the Southern Hemisphere’s Milky Way.

  • MEALS – Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
  • HOTEL – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Day 11: Farewell from Alice Springs

This morning your epic journey concludes.

  • MEALS – Breakfast

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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