Alice to the Top End

Sat 30 May to Tue 10 June 2020 (11 days)
$3,990 pp (Seniors $3,840) S/Supp $850 pp

On our amazing Northern Territory tour you can journey through the Outback and discover the incredible natural wonders. The Australian outback has to be experienced to be believed. On this tour we visit many of the NT’s  most popular attractions

 

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Day 1

Arrive in Alice Springs where you are met by your Aussie Redback Tours team and transferred to the town. You will have time to visit some of the local attractions before heading to our accommodation and a meet and greet with fellow travellers. Tonight we dine at the Alice Springs Golf Club. (D)

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Day 2

Today we visit the amazing Trephina Gorge Nature Park, known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, red river gums and sandy creek bed. Several waterholes attract native wildlife and provide a beautiful setting for visitors. We continue to Ross River Homestead for lunch. The appeal of Ross River lies in the truly remarkable N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park which contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful countryside in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Ross River Resort is the historic Loves Creek Homestead built in 1898 by the pioneering Bloomfield family as a working cattle station. Return to Alice in the afternoon. (B,L,D)

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Day 3

Onto Simpsons Gap in the MacDonnell Ranges and is also part of an important spiritual site to the Arrarnte Aboriginal people. Later it’s onto Ormiston Gorge. Massive geological forces created the towering red walls of Ormiston Gorge. Within the gorge is a permanent waterhole, estimated to be at least 14 metres deep, which attracts all kinds of birdlife and animals, this attraction is not to be missed. We return to Alice in the late afternoon. (B,D)

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Day 4

Today we travel north towards Aileron, Barrow Creek and stopping at the interesting Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles), where you’ll have time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway. (B,L,D)

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Day 5

Still travelling north, we visit the eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a refreshing beer at lunchtime, then continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit the replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs. Later onto Katherine for the night. (B,D)

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Day 6

A serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of the first two gorges to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagle, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You’ll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. We spend the night in this amazing area of Kakadu. (B,D)

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Day 7

Today we visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country, a location you may recognise from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee. On the road again we make our way to Adelaide River. (B/DF)

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Day 8

This morning we visit the Adelaide River Cemetery before we travel to Litchfield National Park. Litchfield National Park is a must see if you’re in the Top End. It’s home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds before arriving at tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear pool before arriving at Batchelor. (B,D)

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Day 9

Into Darwin for a full tour including Battery Point, The Port and the City Centre. Visit to the Darwin Museum; depicting the events of cyclone Tracey in 1974 and the East Point Military Museum; depicting the bombing raids on Darwin in 1942.  Free time in the city for shopping and Dinner. Note: East Point Museum included. (B/DF)

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Day 10

Today we head out to the Adelaide River, home of the jumping Crocs. We enjoy a cruise on the river and witness some of Australia’s most feared animals do their stuff. Later we visit Windows on the Wetlands, a Northern Territory Government operated interpretive centre. On the way back to Darwin we call into Humpty Doo Rice Fields and Fogg Dam, a very interesting story of the Top Ends past. (B,D)

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Day 11

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight home, after a wonderful tour of NT and the Top End. (B)

Flight Perth – Alice Springs/Darwin to Perth

Alice Springs

Trephina Gorge Nature Park

Simpsons Gap

Ormiston Gorge

Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles)

Tennant Creek

Daly Waters Historic Pub

Mataranka

Katherine Gorge

Kakadu National Park

Yellow Water cruise

Adelaide River

Litchfield National Park

Batchelor

East Point Military Museum

Jumping Crocs cruise

Windows on the Wetlands

Humpty Doo rice fields

Fogg Dam

Motel accommodation

Daily breakfasts, most dinners

Reservations & Enquiries

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Phone: 1300 662 026

Email: info@aussieredbacktours.com.au

We are proud to be associated with All Aboard Coach Tours (school and community group catering and special functions) – All Aboard Coach Tours, and proud member of – Tourism Western Australia

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