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.
When you arrive in Alice Springs, you can enjoy a free afternoon in town and an overnight in a 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
Fly to Brisbane and enjoy the afternoon to discover the city.
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 11-15: HAMILTON ISLAND
Fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island and end your trip with 5 fantastic days in one of the idyllic Whitsunday Islands!
The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland. Right in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to The Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of the coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns.
The Whitsundays offers some of the world’s best sailing, so charter a boat and cruise the islands, enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Or you can join a jetski or rafting tour and skim across the water at speed, or take a scenic flight and soar above the magical Heart Reef.
Swim, snorkel and scuba dive with thousands of brightly coloured fish and the diverse corals of the Great Barrier Reef, and witness diverse marine life including humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and dugongs. Sink your toes into the white silica sands of famous Whitehaven Beach, or explore the breathtaking beauty of Hill Inlet, a stunning cove at the northern end of the beach where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a swirling fusion of turquoise colours.
Refresh, relax, or get adventurous, you won’t be disappointed!