Itinerary day by day
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN DARWIN
Welcome to Australia! Your adventure begins in the tropical city of Darwin.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park. Also near the water is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art, plus a pearling lugger and other seafaring vessels.
DAY 2: LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Your 8 day / 7 night safari in the Northern Territory will begin with a guided tour to Lichfield National Park, a huge sandstone plateau with dozens of waterfalls. Explore the waterfalls of Florence and Wangi and enjoy a relaxing swim at the Buley Rockhole.
After a hearty lunch, continue your immersion in the rainforests of the National Park and get closer to the impressive termite mounds!
Continue on to Mary River, where you will be staying.
Accommodation at Mary River campsite with permanent tents (shared bathrooms).
DAY 3: KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you’ll embark on a nature cruise in the Mary River Wetlands: a network of waterways that is home to crocodiles and native bird species.
You’re in Kakadu National Park. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art in Ubirr. Your guide will take you on an interpretive cultural walk through the many rock galleries before climbing to the top of a summit to see the Nadab floodplain.
Tonight, relax by the pool at Kakadu campsite with permanent tents and enjoy a group dinner.
DAY 4: KAKADU - NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK
This morning you have the opportunity to take a scenic flight over Kakadu (not included). The flight offers a view of Arnhem’s land escarpment, vast floodplains and billabongs.
Then spend some time exploring another of Kakadu’s important Aboriginal rock art sites – Nourlangie (Burrunggui), while your guide explains how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live.
After lunch, head south and stop to visit the historic gold mining centre of Pine Creek. Stop for a quick swim in Maguk or Gunlom Falls before continuing on to Katherine, where you’ll stop for the night at a private campsite near Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge).
DAY 5: KATHERINE - DARWIN
Board on a cruise along the murky waters of Katherine Gorge or canoeing between red rock walls up to 70 meters high.
After lunch, head to the beautiful Edith Falls for a last refreshing swim in the huge natural pool before reaching the road to Darwin, where you’ll spend the night camping.
DAY 6: ALICE SPRINGS
Today you will leave the Top End to reach the Red Center.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Spring.
Arrival at Alice Spring and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 7: ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK
Alice Springs is truly the heart and soul of Australia.
This morning the tour will start with a visit to a camel farm. Surrounded by the serenity of the Red Centre, observe and learn about these magnificent creatures, each with their own captivating personality.
After this friendly encounter, you will continue your inland journey to Kata Tjuta. While Uluru emerges from the earth like a giant boulder, Kata Tjuta presents itself with 36 different domes and you will learn all the secrets of this National Park on an afternoon excursion.
Early in the evening, you can enjoy some tasty snacks as the sun sets over Uluru creating incredible colors. The perfect end to an extraordinary day is waiting for you, a delicious dinner with your group where you can also enjoy an immense starry landscape.
Permanent tent camp accommodation (with shared facilities)
DAY 8: WATARRKA NATIONAL PARK (KINGS CANYON)
The day starts early to see the sunrise over Uluru. You will enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, discovering the culture of this land and its people: the Mala, in an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal guide.
After lunch continue on to the cultural center of Uluru before taking the road to Kings Canyon.
Return to the campsite for dinner.
Accommodation inside Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), permanent tents (with shared facilities).
DAY 9: WATARRKA NATIONAL PARK - ALICE SPRINGS
Watarrka’s main attraction is undoubtedly the Kings Canyon, a gigantic gorge enclosed by hundreds of meters high cliffs. Offering a welcome escape from the dry desert heat, the deep gullies of this site offer shelter to over 600 species of native plants and animals. Your guide will take you on a guided trek to the most famous sites of the canyon: the Lost City, the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre, and the North and South Walls.
Time for lunch, rest and return to Alice Spring for an overnight at the hotel.
DAY 10: BRISBANE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Brisbane and transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
DAY 11: FRASER ISLAND
Departure for a two-day tour to Fraser Island.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, a unique paradise of golden beaches, crystal clear lakes and ancient rainforests.
Today you will visit “Invisible Creek“, with water so clear that it can be invisible to the naked eye. Fraser Island also boasts the purest Dingo breed in the world. You can spot whales and dolphins along the island’s coastline and, with the best spot being Indian Head, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to experience nature at its best.
Tonight you will sleep at the Eurong Beach Resort which is right on the beach.
DAY 12: FRASER ISLAND - BRISBANE
After breakfast depart to Lake Birrabeen, a perched and crystal clear lake of which dreams are made. You’ll discover the incredible beauty of Fraser Island’s rainforests with its huge trees and rainforest vines.
Return to Brisbane in the afternoon.
DAY 13: SYDNEY
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney, the Australian largest city.
Transfer to your Sydney hotel.
DAY 14: SYDNEY
Today you’ll take part in a small-group walking tour in the heart of Sydney, from the Queen Victoria Building to The Rocks, via the Opera House.
Your guide will tell you the fascinating history of Sydney and how it has developed into a thriving metropolis over the past 200 years. Visit the hidden alleyways of the historic suburb of The Rocks, Australia’s first suburb. Learn about life in the bustling and often dangerous seaport of the era as you explore the elegant Victorian buildings that are part of Sydney’s architectural style.
End the morning with a tour of Sydney’s iconic Opera House. Discover its controversial history, avant-garde architecture and contribution to Australia’s rich art scene.
The rest of the day is free to continue exploring Sydney’s neighborhoods and beaches on your own. Take the ferry to Manly Beach, for example. From the boat, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sydney Opera House!
DAY 15: BLUE MOUNTAINS
Breakfast at the hotel before leaving with your guide to discover the famous Blue Mountains! This region of over 400 million years is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With over a million hectares of plateaus, canyons, waterfalls and eucalyptus forests, it has been a favourite destination for nature lovers for over a century.
The day will include a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many other species, but also explore the natural sites for which the Blue Mountains are famous, such as the Three Sisters rock formation.
DAY 16: END OF ITINERARY
Depending on your return flight, we recommend you take the famous and beautiful coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. Upon arrival in Coogee, enjoy refreshments or lunch at the Coogee Pavilion, an institution where Sydneyers love to hang out.
You will then be transferred to Sydney Airport where you will board your return flight.
End of our services, see you soon!