House of Travel logo

Northern Territory Explorer
Darwin to Uluru

11 day / 10 nights guided holiday from $6953 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 28 June 24 or until sold out

 
SAVE UP TO 15%

11 day / 10 nights guided holiday from
$6953
per person share twin
Flights are additional

Northern Territory Explorer</br>Darwin to Uluru 

It’s hard to comprehend how vast (and diverse) the Northern Territory is until you’ve cruised through its gorges, discovered wonderment in national parks, eased into thermal springs and discovered ancient Aboriginal history. This epic Northern Territory tour from Darwin takes in sights from Uluru to Kakadu, Alice Springs to Katherine Gorge. Expect cruises, sunrises and sunsets, Aboriginal rock art, classic outback pubs – and a few surprises.

Deal includes:
 Comfortable accommodation with easy access to city centres
10 full breakfasts, 3 dinners and 1 farewell dinner
Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Local Specialists (Guides)
 Kakadu and Uluru National Park entrance fees

Note:  
Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Darwin Airport and on Day 11 flights to depart anytime from Ayers Rock Airport.

11 day guided holiday | Darwin to Uluru

From $6953 per person share twin
Departure: 19 Jun 24, 17 Jul 24

From $7362 per person share twin
Departure14 Aug 24

From $8340 per person share twin
Departure16 Apr 25

From $8580 per person share twin
Departure
07 May 25


Highlights 

Flexible Holidays
Darwin life goes at a leisurely pace. Fall into step and explore the steamy NT capital in the only way the locals know how – slow.

Time For You
World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park is wide, wild and wonderful. And packed with wildlife. Choose your own adventure.

Iconic Sites
Have your camera poised: we’re taking you from the wilds of Kakadu to the escarpments of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and epic landscapes of Uluru.

Sustainable Footprints
Supporting Aboriginal-owned and -operated businesses helps ensure the world’s oldest culture thrives into the future.

Natural Wonders
Sunrise over Uluru has this incredible ability to make you forget everything else around you and just focus on the now.

NDAU-northern-territory-explorer-aatkings-map-2023

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Darwin
Get to know the steamy NT capital at your own pace – you’ll fast find that the characters here are almost as colourful as the sunsets. You’ll enjoy the latter over drinks and nibbles with your Travel Director and fellow adventure-seekers. A tasty entrée to your 11-day odyssey.

Day 2: Darwin
Today is about getting your Darwin bearings on a city tour revealing the events that have shaped the city over the decades, from wars to natural disasters. You’ll be a Darwin expert after visiting attractions like East Point Military Reserve and the MAGNT (Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory). The afternoon is at your leisure. If you’re at a loss for ideas, we can point you in the direction of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, perhaps, or the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, loaded with 200+ stalls. Grab a bite and watch the day end with your feet in the sand.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Darwin - Kakadu
Aboriginal culture is strong in this part of Australia, and its kept alive by Traditional Landowners on this morning’s tour. 100% Aboriginal owned and operated family business, Pudakul offers cultural and nature-based cultural experiences from the Adelaide River Flood Plains on Aboriginal owned land Limilngan-Wulna. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, dive deep into First Nations heritage, highlighting art, music and bush tucker. Your next deep dive is into the heart of Kakadu, a World Heritage listed national park that is one of Australia’s most important living ecosystems.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Kakadu National Park
Kakadu is vast, spanning almost 20,000 square kilometres. The best way to gain appreciation for just how immense it really is from the air on an optional (but highly recommended) morning flight. Now that you have your bearings, take to the land to discover ancient Aboriginal rock art and cruise the wildlife-packed Yellow Water Billabong to search for enormous saltwater crocs – your eagle-eyed guide knows where to look. End your Kakadu tour on a high, watching the sun set over floodplains.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Kakadu - Katherine
From one glorious national park to another… today’s backdrop is the end-of-Earth escarpments of Nitmiluk National Park, carved by rivers millions of years ago. Cruising through Nitmiluk Gorge is a humbling experience even before you know the region’s history. Small wonder freshwater crocs and all manner of birds call the cavern home.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Katherine - Tennant Creek
If the Elsey Homestead looks familiar, that’s because it starred in the 1982 Aussie drama We of the Never Never. Today it’s better known for its Mataranka thermal hot springs. Pop on your swimsuit and have a soothing soak, the magical setting surrounded by palms. The only thing more refreshing is a cold beverage at the Daly Waters Pub, self-declared as Australia’s ‘original outback pub’. You can imagine the kind of swagger the locals bring. Visitors are encouraged to leave their mark as well; a memento, perhaps, or autograph on the walls.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Tennant Creek - Alice Springs
The Stuart Highway is long (2,700 kilometres), very straight and very flat. Which makes the appearance of Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) on the horizon all the more dramatic. These massive granite boulders pock the countryside. But they’re not just a pretty sight – they’re a sacred place for the Aboriginal community, created by the fossilised eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. Get the lay of the land atop Alice Springs’ Anzac Hill. From this vantage, the East and West MacDonnell Ranges appear to stretch to the horizon.  
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Alice Springs
Sleep in, take to the skies in a hot-air balloon as the desert awakens, visit the Alice Springs Desert Park. It's home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. The Arrernte people, traditional owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge. this morning is yours to spend as you choose. Save some energy for this afternoon’s visit to the historic Telegraph Station – the reason the town was formed – and School of the Air, to gain an insight into outback and remote learning.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Alice Springs - Uluru
From the moment you wake up until the last of day disappears, spiritual Aboriginal culture is all around on today’s Northern Territory tour. Get set to be in awe over Dreamtime stories about the creation of Uluru, the world’s largest monolith. It’s particularly pretty at sunset when the fading rays change the desert’s colour with every sip of your sparkling wine.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Uluru
There aren’t many things worth getting up in the dark for. Sunrise over Uluru is one. It’s a magical time of day, the shifting light casting the countryside aglow. Exploring the base of ‘the Rock’ on an Uluru tour, you’ll begin to understand why this part of the country is so special to the Anangu people, who have called the region home for millennia. Go at your own pace this afternoon. We wouldn’t blame you for taking a dip in the resort pool to cool off. But if you want to see the monolith in another different light, opt to chopper around it on a scenic helicopter flight. Either way, you’ll have plenty of stories to tell over your Farewell Dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Farewell from Uluru
Another reason to rise early: to catch the (optional) Field of Light art installation that blankets the desert floor. Your spirit will glow just as brightly as you bid farewell to this epic Northern Territory tour.
Included Meals: Breakfast


View more HOT Australia deals here

Don't forget to download the House of Travel App to view your itinerary from your mobile phone!

Terms and Conditions

Save up to 15% on selected tours, on land only AAT Kings operated Guided Holidays (First Choice and Best Buys tours) and Inspiring Journeys itineraries. Discount applicable to tour portion only. Offer valid for sale between Apr 02 to June 28, 2024, for select travel departures from Apr 02, 2024, to Dec 31, 2024. Blackout departure dates may apply. Discount not combinable with other offers, not inclusive of Global Tour Rewards Past Guest Discount of 5%. Discounts are subject to availability, limited seats and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply.

Sale Period

Until 28 June 24 or until sold out

AAT-Kings-logo

Talk to a travel specialist and get the best deal now






Loader

* required fields

Your privacy is very important to us. By proceeding, you confirm you have read and agree on behalf of all travellers to our Privacy Policy, and consent to the transfer of personal information to overseas travel providers and other supporting entities for the quote and any travel services to be facilitated and processed (acknowledging that they may not be subject to the same standards of privacy protection as applicable in New Zealand).

Sign up for House of Travel emails