The Red Centre & Top End

Hosted Tour: 15 Days / 14 Nights: Departing: Saturday 13th July 2024

On the morning of Day 1 we are collected from our Whangarei homes, and head to Auckland Airport for our afternoon flight to Sydney (1 night).

The next morning, we fly to Ayers Rock (2 nights) to visit the monolith that is the World Heritage Site of Uluru. While at Ayres Rock Resort will experience an exclusive dining experience combining the award-winning “Sounds of Silence” (3 course bush tucker inspired dinner under the outback sky) with the once-in-a-lifetime “Field of Light” art installation. We can also enjoy a magical Kata Tjuata sunrise (optional) and Uluru Base Tour and sunset excursion, and a choice of various activities in the resort including a didgeridoo workshop, guided garden walks and bush yarns – or just relax by the pool.

From Uluru we travel by coach through the outback to Alice Springs (3 nights) where we will have a tour to the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges and visit the first Royal Flying Doctor base and the School of the Air and an evening tour of the Desert Park.

We then fly or take the Ghan overnight to Darwin (3 nights) exploring what this city has to offer. During the day we include a city tour, and in the evenings the Mindil, Market and a sunset dinner cruise.

We then take a 3 night/4 day guided outback adventure of a lifetime showcasing the very best Kakadu and Katherine National Parks have to offer including Ubirr, Katherine Gorge & Edith Falls. We will view some of the oldest and best preserved Aboriginal rock art in the world, cruise the ancient wetlands by boat, visit spectacular waterfalls and cool off in some of the most beautiful natural plunge pools imaginable. We’ll be exploring some truly spectacular countryside, amongst pockets of rainforest packed with endemic species of flora and fauna.

We return to Darwin (1 night) the fly to Sydney (1 night) then an early flight from Sydney to Auckland gets us back in time to shuttle back to our homes in Whangarei.

(Option to take The Ghan from Alice Springs to Darwin and have 1 night less in Alice Springs. Spaces are limited and additional costs apply)

 

Your Hosted Tour Includes:

  • You, Me & Friends Host/Driver/organiser
  • Pick up & drop off from your central Whangarei home
  • Flights Auckland – Sydney-Uluru / Alice Springs – Darwin -Sydney – Auckland
  • Coach Uluru – Alice Springs
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 14 nights in 3 & ½ star accommodation
  • Sounds of Silence & Field of Lights dinner tour in Uluru
  • Uluru Base Tour & sunset including sparkling wine and nibbles
  • MacDonnell Ranges Half Day Tour
  • Alice Springs highlights Tour
  • Nocturnal Alice Springs Desert Park Tour
  • Darwin City Orientation Tour
  • Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • 4-day / 3 night “Kakadu & Outback Adventure”
  • Ubirr Rock
  • Cruise on East Alligator River
  • Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) art site
  • Kumwarddewardde Lookout
  • Anbangbang Billabong
  • Nawurlandia
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Edith Falls

 

Share twin: $13,450 each / Single room: $15,950 each

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!