Transfer to the Ayers Rock Resort where you will meet with your tour director and enjoy a glorious sunset with a complimentary glass of wine.
Having seen the sun rise over Ayers Rock, enjoy a guided walk taking in the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before exploring Walpa Gorge; your day coming to an end with the opportunity to witness another stunning outback sunset.
Transfer to Kings Canyon, taking time to stop and take in the forgotten wonder of Central Australia at Mount Connor. Before arriving at your overnight destination, you will also call in at Kings Street Station, a working cattle farm which doubles as the largest exporter of wild camels anywhere in Australia.
- Kings Canyon Resort (B,D)
The opportunity to climb to the rim of Kings Canyon en-route to Alice Springs is one not to be missed, with magnificent views over the Watarrka National Park being the end reward. An alternative option provides the opportunity to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor before continuing to your overnight stop. A visit to Anzac Hill affords the chance to cast an eye over the third largest town in the Northern Territory.
- Chifley Alice Springs (B)
Having lived in the area around Alice Springs for thousands of years, discover more about the Arrente People and their culture on a visit to Alice Springs Desert Park. Following a visit to the Simpsons Gap watering hole, enjoy a traditional outback barbecue before the day ends with the opportunity to tour the night sky at the award-winning Earth Sanctuary Nature Centre.
- Chifley Alice Springs (B,HD)
Visit the historic telegraph station as you leave Alice Springs before marvelling in wonder at Devils Marbles; a pair of precariously-balanced boulders that are one of the most famous symbols of outback Australia. Arriving at the mining town of Tennant Creek, visit the Battery Hill Precinct and take a tour of one of the many underground mines; the day coming to an end with a barbecue dinner.
- Bluestone Motor Inn (B,D)
Travel into the remote desert country known as Never Never, visiting outback stations and the historic Daly Waters Hotel along the way. One of the true highlights of the trip is the chance to take a dip in the Mataranka thermal springs before the onward journey to Katherine.
- Paraway Motel, Katherine (B,D)
A day of exploration gets underway with a cruise down the Katherine Gorge in the Nitmiluk National Park before heading into the vast expanse of Kakadu. A trip on the Yellow River provides the chance to see the vast array of wildlife that live in the area, including the much-feared saltwater crocodile, which can often be found alongside its smaller freshwater cousin.
- Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (B,D)
A second day in Kakadu begins with a trip to the Bowali Visitor Centre, where you can see up close the skeleton of a giant crocodile before taking in the panoramic views available from Ubirr, an area of rock outcrops known for its aboriginal rock paintings. On arrival in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, make the most of the chance to explore with an orientation tour before settling down for the night.
- Mantra on the Esplanade (B)
Famous for its stunning tropical waterfalls, the Litchfield National Park is the location for the final visit of your tour and gives an opportunity to witness one of the most intriguing sights of your trip; the many magnetic termite mounds that litter the area. Florence and Wangi Falls are two of the most popular waterfalls in the area and provide a chance to take a quick dip before heading back to Darwin for a dinner cruise in the harbour on your final evening.
- Mantra on the Esplanade (B,HD)
After breakfast, transfer to Darwin Airport for the returning flight home.