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Grand Aussie: Epic Trip from Sydney to Darwin for 18 to 39 year olds

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27 Days
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US$ 5,217

Travel from Sydney to Darwin via Australia’s Red Centre – that’s a lot of territory to cover with heaps of awesome sights thrown in. You’ll come away with memories that last a lifetime.


Specifically designed for ages 18 to 39, the 27 day Grand Aussie is your complete Australian getaway, taking you along the spectacular east coast from Sydney to Cairns, before exploring the ultimate outback frontier, the Northern Territory.

Depart from Sydney, enjoying stops at New South Wales’ best beaches on your way to Byron Bay, the eastern tip of Australia. Explore Brisbane from the water on a river cruise, then continue to the beach resort town of Noosa. You’ll have the option to stop in at Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

The traditional caretakers of Fraser Island, the Butchulla, called it K’gari, meaning paradise. And that it is. A guided tour takes you to the coloured sands and shipwrecks of this wildlife and history-rich island. Further north, the idyllic Whitsunday Islands are your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and home to breathtaking Whitehaven Beach.

Airlie Beach and tropical Cairns are your ideal hubs for snorkeling, diving, or just exploring the Reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Cairns also puts you in easy reach of Kuranda, a picturesque town in the tropical Atherton Tableland. Take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an unforgettable ride over World Heritage listed rainforest.

Fly to Alice Springs, the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. Go in search of rock wallabies and sleep under the stars at Kings Canyon, home to some of the outback’s most spectacular trails and views. See iconic Uluru and nearby Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) come alive at sunrise, with spectacular colours. You’ll also visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the mythology surrounding these sacred sites.

Stay overnight at the historic town of Tennant Creek, stopping in to admire the Devils Marbles along the way. During the (saltwater crocodile-free) dry season, you can canoe along spectacular Katherine Gorge, admiring Eden Falls. Continue on to Darwin, your perfect base for an Aboriginal experience and wildlife cruise along the Mary River. Finally, spend a day at Kakadu National Park, home to Aboriginal artwork and over 550 species of animals.


 

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Duration
27 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,217

Itinerary

Day 1

Sydney to Surf Camp, Crescent Head

Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as you venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. After a tasty BBQ lunch, you will be hitting the water with a private surf lesson on one of the best beaches in the world. Whether you're just starting out or have surfed before, here's your chance to become a bona fide surf master.

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Duration1 Night
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Surfaris Surf Camp

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    Surfaris Surf Camp



    Spacious and serene, this is your home away from home. The Surfaris Surf Camp is nestled amongst 15 acres of bush land opposite the beach, creating the prefect retreat to relax, put your feet up and enjoy a cold drink after a gratifying day of ...

    Spacious and serene, this is your home away from home. The Surfaris Surf Camp is nestled amongst 15 acres of bush land opposite the beach, creating the prefect retreat to relax, put your feet up and enjoy a cold drink after a gratifying day of SURFING. There is shared dorm accommodation or 3 1/2 star private self contained rooms. This property is located on the east coast of NSW, half-way between Sydney and Byron Bay in the coastal surfing village of Crescent Head. The remote location in National Parks is renowned for its world-class surf breaks, beautifully ancient land, breathtaking seascapes, and abundance of wildlife.

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Surf Camp, Crescent Head to Byron Bay

Your road trip continues as you roll past the Big Banana icon before pulling into Byron Bay - where you can burn incense, sip chai and practice yoga all in one day.

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Duration2 Nights
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Glen Villa Resort

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    Glen Villa Resort



    Glen Villa Resort is a quiet, green oasis catering for couples and mature groups. Either laze by their beautiful salt water pool and spa or take a 5 minute walk to Byron Bay beach. Glen Villa Resort is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

    Glen Villa Resort is a quiet, green oasis catering for couples and mature groups. Either laze by their beautiful salt water pool and spa or take a 5 minute walk to Byron Bay beach. Glen Villa Resort is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

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Byron Bay

Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is all about the small town vibes. On your free day here, hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, skydive, or watch whales breach from the Lighthouse in winter. Pretty sweet, huh?

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Day 4

Byron Bay to Brisbane via Gold Coast

Buh-bye Byron, you're headed to the famous Surfers Paradise beach, and then on to Brisbane today. Discover for yourself why this place is one of Australia's most popular holiday spots. But first, make the most of optional activities: check out the Gold Coast theme parks, the skywalk, or take a dip at Brissy's man made beach.

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Duration1 Night
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Ibis Styles Brisbane

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    Ibis Styles Brisbane



    Located at the heart of the Brisbane CBD, the 368 room ibis Styles Brisbane features uninterrupted views of Brisbane River and the South Bank cultural precinct. Vibrant colours and playful design extend through the lobby, to the restaurant and bar, while rooms blend comfort, connectivity ...

    Located at the heart of the Brisbane CBD, the 368 room ibis Styles Brisbane features uninterrupted views of Brisbane River and the South Bank cultural precinct. Vibrant colours and playful design extend through the lobby, to the restaurant and bar, while rooms blend comfort, connectivity and style. The best shopping and dining in Brisbane is at its doorstep with access to Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, Eagle Street Pier, Convention Centre and public transportation.

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Brisbane to Fraser Island

Today you'll discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains, then board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. UNESCO World Heritage listed and the world's largest sand island, this place is pretty special.

Please pack a small overnight bag to take to Fraser Island with you as luggage space is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 2 days.

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Duration2 Nights
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Kingfisher Wilderness Lodge

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    Kingfisher Wilderness Lodge



    Set in Eucalypt forest the Kingfisher Wilderness Lodge offers multi-share lodge style, each lodge sleeping 16-20 people in modern quad and twin share room. Bathrooms are spacious and clean and all bedding, linen and towels are supplied. The lodge features a large screened living area ...

    Set in Eucalypt forest the Kingfisher Wilderness Lodge offers multi-share lodge style, each lodge sleeping 16-20 people in modern quad and twin share room. Bathrooms are spacious and clean and all bedding, linen and towels are supplied. The lodge features a large screened living area and deck, ceiling fans, iron, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Located adjacent to the Wilderness Lodge is the Wilderness Bar. Featuring the latest in sound, lighting and party games, the bar opens from 7pm until the wee small hours.

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Fraser Island

Fraser is literally one huge pile of sand - as if someone dropped the Sahara Desert into the Pacific Ocean and scattered it with dingoes and forests. Embark on an included four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck and so much more.

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Day 7

Fraser Island to Myella Farm

Along the way today, you'll stop off at the iconic Bundaberg rum distillery for a tour and tasting sesh in the heart of sugar cane country. This afternoon enjoy an authentic outback experience at a 2,500-acre cattle station. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare yourself for an adventure-packed afternoon of optional horse riding, motor biking and cow milking. Or go walkabout on a real Aussie farm to find that right spot for the perfect outback sunset. Enjoy a hearty home cooked farm style dinner before you take to whip cracking and lassoing.

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Duration2 Nights
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Myella Farm Stay

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    Myella is a 2600 acre cattle property near Baralaba and 11/2 hours from Rockhampton. Myella is a magical place where you can get up close to the nature, the animals and the people who live here. The original idea of Myella Farm Stay was to ...

    Myella is a 2600 acre cattle property near Baralaba and 11/2 hours from Rockhampton. Myella is a magical place where you can get up close to the nature, the animals and the people who live here. The original idea of Myella Farm Stay was to share "a country lifestyle". Some things have changed like the building of a swimming pool, air-conditioned bedrooms and an outdoor dining area; also helmets and rules for safety were introduced. People come for various reasons either for accommodation and meals, or to spend time on a farm or they just love animals. The owners try to accommodate everyone's interests but of course Myella is like most things in life the more you put in the more you get in return.

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    • Internet Access
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Myella Farm

Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare for some whip cracking and lassoing - today there's a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore on horseback (or a motorbike if that's more your scene). This evening, enjoy a moment with nature as you watch the sun set over the wide open plains.

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Day 9

Myella Farm to The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for your overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Cue feasts, swim stops and plenty of snorkelling.

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Duration1 Night
Day 10

Airlie Beach

Today, you'll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at a nearby snorkel location. Back on board, practice your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before you head back to shore tonight.

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Duration1 Night
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Mantra Club Croc

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    Mantra Club Croc



    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens ...

    Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach is located in the beautiful Whitsundays. This outback style accommodation has 154 rooms and is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Club Croc Hotel Airlie Beach surrounds 50 metres of free-form pool and waterfalls edged with rock gardens and pandanus palms. Standard rooms have one queens sized bed and one single bed. Superior rooms have one queen sized bed. All rooms feature; veranda or balcony with pool views, flatscreen TV, radio, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, ensuite bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities and direct dial ISD/STD phone

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    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 11

Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island

Today you're off to Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride over from the mainland. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals.

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Arcadia Village Motel

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    Arcadia Village Motel



    Located opposite Geoffrey Bay and 100m from Alma Bay, Arcadia Village Motel offers 3 star beachfront Magnetic Island accommodation. The motel is adjacent to Arcadia Village Hotel and 500m from the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, making the motel a great place to stay on Magnetic ...

    Located opposite Geoffrey Bay and 100m from Alma Bay, Arcadia Village Motel offers 3 star beachfront Magnetic Island accommodation. The motel is adjacent to Arcadia Village Hotel and 500m from the Stage Door Theatre Restaurant, making the motel a great place to stay on Magnetic Island whether its for a weekend or a week.

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Magnetic Island to Cairns

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even cuddle a koala. Back on the Bruce Highway and colourful Cairns in the far north tropic region is your next destination. Pass palm tree-lined streets this afternoon as you make your way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. After checking into your centrally located hotel, head out to grab some dinner - you're spoilt for dining choices here. After dinner the revelry is up to you - check out the famous Night Markets or soak up the local nightlife at one of the many bars and clubs.

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Duration3 Nights
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Ibis Styles Cairns

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    Located in the city centre, ibis Styles Cairns is just two blocks from the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon pool. The Civic Theatre, Night Markets, Reef Terminal, casino, cinemas, shops and entertainment are only a short walk away. The hotel features 75 rooms, 24 hour Reception, ...

    Located in the city centre, ibis Styles Cairns is just two blocks from the beautiful Esplanade and Lagoon pool. The Civic Theatre, Night Markets, Reef Terminal, casino, cinemas, shops and entertainment are only a short walk away. The hotel features 75 rooms, 24 hour Reception, tour desk, restaurant and bar, pool, BBQ facility and guest laundry. Guests can choose from a variety of room types to suit. Offering great value, the hotel provides Foxtel and Satellite channels and unlimited, free WiFi.

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Day 13

Cairns

You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; turtles, reef sharks, rays and more.

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Day 14

Cairns

There's heaps to get involved with on your second day here in Cairns. Some options are whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving. Take your pick!

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Day 15

Cairns to Alice Springs

Catch ya later, Cairns. You're off to Alice Springs. Take to the skies heading south west to meet up with your Northern Territory outback crew.

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Duration1 Night
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Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

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    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes ...

    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes 102 rooms which vary in sizes all equipped with the essentials.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 16

Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

You're hitting the red ground running as you take to the road and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru). You are off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided walking tour before a glass of bubbles as you watch the glow of the sunset morph through 50 shades of red. This will be a sunset for the books. Tonight, hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to Australia, mate.

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Duration2 Nights
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Outback Pioneer Hotel

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    Outback Pioneer Hotel



    If you are looking for traditional Aussie hospitality, you will find it at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Swap stories of your day's adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, ...

    If you are looking for traditional Aussie hospitality, you will find it at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Swap stories of your day's adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner. Combined with all the luxuries of the Resort, the Outback Pioneer Hotel is ideal for both couples and families who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer.

    With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action-packed. Ride a camel across the dunes, hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

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    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 17

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a scenic flight and soar over the rock. Later, join an optional meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

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Day 18

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon

After a hearty breakfast spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as you venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as you sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees so warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

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Duration1 Night
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Kings Creek Station

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    Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback either by quad (4 wheel motorbike), helicopter or camel.

    Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback either by quad (4 wheel motorbike), helicopter or camel.

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    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Communal Refrigerator
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    • Outdoor Pool
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Day 19

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Get your hiking boots on! This morning you start with the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon, aptly named 'Heart Attack Hill'. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Australia. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden make today even more awesome.

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Duration2 Nights
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Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

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    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes ...

    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes 102 rooms which vary in sizes all equipped with the essentials.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 20

Alice Springs

Wake up. Rub eyes. Be wowed with a trip to the West MacDonnell Ranges. You're back to Alice Springs afterwards to explore the town centre. Get involved in some of the optional activities today. Hit up the Reptile Centre and learn about some of the local animals. You can also check out the Kangaroo Sanctuary or go exploring through the Desert Garden.

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Day 21

Alice Springs to Darwin

Today you'll take to the skies, bound for Darwin. The capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to Kakadu. But before you get there, you've got a free day for some downtime tomorrow.

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Duration2 Nights
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Melaleuca On Mitchell

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    This locally owned and operated hostel is perfectly suited to all backpackers. Melaleuca On Mitchell is located in Darwin's city centre, in the heart of the tourist precinct with pubs, clubs, restaurants and shopping all at its doorstep. The hostel has rooms to suite all ...

    This locally owned and operated hostel is perfectly suited to all backpackers. Melaleuca On Mitchell is located in Darwin's city centre, in the heart of the tourist precinct with pubs, clubs, restaurants and shopping all at its doorstep. The hostel has rooms to suite all needs, with dorms or private rooms available with and without an en-suite and a maximum of 6 people per room.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Nightclub/Disco
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    • Spa
    • Volleyball

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Darwin

A free day in Darwin. What to do? Well there's Mindil Beach for chilling out on, a fair few food markets to feast at, plenty of shops for a spot of souvenir shopping and tonight, you could always head down to the lively waterfront.

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Day 23

Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Inside the 20,000 square kilometre Kakadu National Park, you'll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre. Fancy getting high and mighty? You could take an optional scenic flight over the Escarpment that borders Kakadu and Arnhemland. For the next two nights you'll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture.

Wet season itineraries Nov - May: will vary slightly and will be adjusted to suit the conditions of the day and all included available sights and walks that are open and can be accessed, will be.

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Duration2 Nights
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Aurora Kakadu

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    Aurora Kakadu



    Aurora Kakadu situated in the Kakadu National Park is the perfect base to visit one of the world's finest wildlife reserves. Set amidst 10 hectares of lush bush land, Aurora Kakadu offers tropical gardens, manicured lawns and abundant relaxation areas. The facilities include the Wetlands ...

    Aurora Kakadu situated in the Kakadu National Park is the perfect base to visit one of the world's finest wildlife reserves. Set amidst 10 hectares of lush bush land, Aurora Kakadu offers tropical gardens, manicured lawns and abundant relaxation areas. The facilities include the Wetlands Restaurant, a bar and cafe. The resort also has a fuel outlet, gift shop, pool, spa, tennis court, and laundry and ironing facilities for guests.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Golf
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Kakadu National Park

Aboriginal rock art sites are high on the list for today, as your Kakadu National Park exploring continues. This morning venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous art works. Then swap artwork for alligators on an East Alligator River cruise in Arnhemland (dry season only). Stepping into Arnhemland and getting a look into the Aboriginal lifestyles is a real privilege (you've been given special permission to enter this part of Arnhemland). Try your hand at spear throwing while you're there. Then see some ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for beautiful views over the Nardab floodplain. Enjoy the sunset before heading back to your lodge.

**Wet season itineraries Nov - May: will vary on this day with access to some areas cut by high water levels. Your crew will ensure that you see and participate in as many areas / activities that are open and available within Kakadu, and include an optional sightseeing boat cruise on Yellow Water Billabong.

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Day 25

Kakadu National Park to Katherine

Check out the southern parts of Kakadu this morning. Grab some picnic bits and head to one of the NT's best al fresco lunch spots. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world's most idyllic natural pools. Get those cameras ready, it's gonna be pretty awesome. Cooled off and refreshed you are on the road again and headed for Katherine. As the day draws to a close, round it off with an evening game of lawn bowls and a BBQ with some locals at the nearby Country Club.

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Ibis Styles Katherine

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    Ibis Styles Katherine



    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

    With 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, the Ibis Styles Katherine makes the perfect base for a busy day of activities. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the main attractions in the area. The property offers 100 comfortable and welcoming rooms.

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    • Bar(s)
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    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis

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Day 26

Katherine Gorge to Litchfield National Park

Katherine Gorge is well known as a superb spot for a cruise (see for yourself with an optional boat trip). With its dramatic cliffs plunging down to the pandanus-lined Katherine River, the gorge is all yours to explore. Then get back on the famous Stuart Highway heading for Batchelor, the gateway to the stunning Litchfield National Park.

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Litchfield Motel

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    Litchfield Motel



    Litchfield Motel (Previously known as Batchelor Resort) is set in natural bushland on 35 acres and is located 100kms from Darwin, the closest motel to the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, 18 hole mini golf course, bars, bistro, a la carte ...

    Litchfield Motel (Previously known as Batchelor Resort) is set in natural bushland on 35 acres and is located 100kms from Darwin, the closest motel to the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, 18 hole mini golf course, bars, bistro, a la carte restaurant and native bird feeding. Accommodation consists of 22 rooms, 11 of which are located on the upper level.

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    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Barbeque Facilities
    • Convention facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Public phones
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 27

Litchfield National Park to Darwin

National Park, pools and a picnic are the order of the day. In Litchfield NP you'll see waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools. Check out giant termite mounds, Wangi Falls and slip into the natural pool of Florence Falls. Then venture over to the Buley Rock Holes for another soaking. After lunch outdoors take on the short drive and last leg of your trip back into the heart of Darwin. If you're feeling brave take the opportunity to get up (very) close and personal with Australia's iconic saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Eek! Your grand trip might be over, but your Aussie adventure doesn't have to end.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jan 7, 28; Feb 4, 25; Mar 4, 25; Apr 1, 29; May 27; Jun 24; Jul 22; Aug 19; Sep 16; Oct 14; Nov 11
2019: Jan 6; Feb 3; Mar 3

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 26 nights multi share accommodation in a mix of hotels, lodges and hostels
  • Depending on location, tours may also include accommodation in underground properties, live aboard sailing or sleeping in swags
  • Transportation in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with WIFI internet
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

These tours available to guests between the ages of 18 – 39 years only.

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