GREAT NORTHERN TERRITORY ADVENTURE
9th – 24th July 2020
Join us on a fully hosted Northern Territory adventure with old fashioned care filled with interesting tours and wondrous sights. Let Kim and David take care of everything for you, ensuring you have the best possible time.
$5,450 per person twin share
$5,450 per person twin share
Sincere thank you Kim and David for providing us with such a wonderful, hassle free holiday in Tasmania. With Kim's expert organization and David's unbelievable driving ability you are a credit to yourselves. We are so glad we took the plunge and joined you and the absolutely fantastic group of people that shared our holiday with us. Big Thank you!!!
I would also like to add my praise and gratitude for making the tour so enjoyable. Thank you David and Kim for a wonderful trip, i will & have recommended your business to many friends & family.
I would like to add my praise for the wonderful way in which the tour was organised. I too would like to say how safe I felt and the interaction between Kim and David and the tour group made every one feel at home. The fact that you booked us into other family businesses added to the feeling of "family" that was the signature of the trip. I will recommend your business whenever I get a chance and hope I can travel with you again.
Thank you for a Wonderful holiday to Tasmania You have gone above and beyond all expectations. Your Planning and Care made each one of us feel Very Special. And I will certainly be recommending your Business to everyone, Young and Old."
I had a lovely holiday with all you fellow travellers, being a small group we got to know each other very well, even though some of us have known each other for many years but have reconnected! DAVID could make that bus dance and whirled us around all these mountains and corners in an amazing and very reassuring safe fashion. Thanks to you both, we just walked in to pre-arranged venues and received top treatment, with top meals and accommodation. I also liked the way you supported family owned businesses who you returned to. Fully recommended company!
Well, what fantastic charter this was we were looked after like king and queens by Kim and David and their little grandson Kody they took us to Tasmania so full of knowledge our gorgeous Kim was and David sure knew how to drive his coach and little Kody so friendly and always there to offer us water or help at drop of a hat. We would highly recommend this family business to anyone who is looking for relaxing holiday, fantastic food, fantastic accommodations and awesome tours...we will be travelling with these guys again .. so to EP Bus Charters fantastic job and credit to you all 💕Gary and Vicki Anderson
fully hosted and wonderful tour
DAY 1 – HOME TO COOBER PEDY
Thursday 9th July
Depart for Coober Pedy- pick Adelaide guests up from Port Augusta overnight mud hut motel dinner.
Day 2 – COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS
Friday 10th July
After breakfast enjoy Umoona opal mine tour then travel onto Alice Springs stopping along the way for lunch and amenities. Stay overnight at Alice in the Northern Territory.
(Includes breakfast, tour and dinner.)
DAY 3 – ALICE SPRINGS
Saturday 11th July
Today we will sight-see around Alice Springs visiting the overland telegraph station, where we will enjoy a tour then onto the Royal Flying Doctors for a tour to learn first hand the important role the Royal Flying Doctors play in the vast Australian outback.
After lunch we will head to the transport hall of fame and museum to see the biggest collection of trucks in Australia.
At sunset we will take in the vista of Alice Springs and the Macdonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill before returning to our hotel for a 2 course dinner.
The casino is next door, so if anyone feels like a Saturday night outing, why not!
(Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, all entry and tours.)
Day 4 – ALICE SPRINGS TO RENNER SPRINGS
Sunday 12th July
This morning we ask that you bring your suitcases down before breakfast for loading.
After breakfast we shall visit the Todd street mall market before bidding farewell to Alice Springs before making our way to Renner Springs for our overnight stop.
A walk to the Lubras Lookout is recommended for breakfast and dinner.
DAY 5 – RENNER SPRINGS TO KNOTTS CROSSING RESORT
Monday 13th July
After an early breakfast we will commence our journey again travelling to the Knotts Crossing Resort outside of Katherine, we will enjoy the very popular outback experience show where we will see the breaking in of a horse, working dogs and how obedient they are and some country music played on horseback! Before checking into Knotts Crossing Resort for dinner and the night.
(Includes breakfast, dinner and show.)
DAY 6 – KNOTTS CROSSING -KATHERINE GORGE – KAKADU
Tuesday 14th July
After breakfast this morning we will head to the Nitmiluk Park (Katherine Gorge) for a two gorge cruise – what a great way to start the day!
Before making our way to Kakadu where we will stay for the next 2 nights in the Cooinda lodge. Kakadu is one of the worlds largest national parks and is listed as a world heritage area for both cultural and natural heritage. It is renowned not only for its beauty having 1600 species of plants but also for its wildlife – 290 species of birds as well as the famous crocodile of which we shall see plenty and of course, its culture-rock paintings and weaving and art.
There are a lot of conditions we must adhere to in Kakadu the main one being, we must have an accredited tour guide from Kakadu with us, as the ranger guided activities timetable is not available till next year what i can tell you is that whilst we are in kakadu, we will take part in some talks and activities maybe bush-tucker, rock art, weaving but tonight we shall take in the wonder of the yellow-water billabong sunset cruise before enjoying our meal and first night at Cooinda lodge.
(Includes breakfast, two cruises and dinner.)
DAY 7 – KAKADU
Wednesday 15th July
A buffet breakfast to start with then you are free to soak in the Kakadu atmosphere anyway you see fit, whether its time to relax in and around the lodge, maybe a swim or you may choose to take an optional extra tour within Kakadu to the spectacular Jim Jim Falls or a flight above Kakadu – we shall catch up on what everyone has done today at dinner.
(Includes breakfast and dinner.)
DAY 8 – KAKADU TO DARWIN
Thursday 16th July
Waking up in the back of the beyond and what better way to start our day than a sunrise cruise on the yellow water billabong where we are certain to see nature abounding!
Back to the lodge for a full buffet breakfast then we will venture to Jabiru to have a look at the only town in Kakadu with a population of 1000, before making our way to the Adelaide river where we will enjoy lunch before going on the famous jumping crocodile cruise, we will witness these mammmoth ancient crocs jumping beside us!
After our cruise we shall make our way to the Northern capital – Darwin where we will check in for the next three nights at the Palm Resort. Tonight we will visit the Mindil Sunset Markets where you can browse have some dinner and enjoy the beach sunset as well as browsing the famous market for something that catches your eye.
(Includes breakfast, lunch and two cruises.)
DAY 9 – DARWIN
Friday 17th July
We start our day off with a buffet breakfast before meeting our personal guide for the morning Darryl, he will spend three hours with us, showing us the highlights of Darwin and entertaining us with his stories as well as his interesting dialogue on the history of Darwin.
Following our morning tour we shall break for lunch before all enjoying a self guided tour of the oil storage tunnels a unique part of the Darwin World War Two history.
Then a visit to Darwin museum to see the Cyclone Tracy exhibit where we will experience what it was like firsthand on that fateful night.
We will then return to our resort for some free time – the Darwin mall is very close by as is the waterfront or you may choose to have a swim at the resorts pool or perhaps a rest. Tonight we will visit a local eatery.
(Includes breakfast, entry costs, tours and dinner.)
DAY 10 – DARWIN
Saturday 18th July
Bring your bathers and a towel as today we will venture out of the city to the territory wildlife park to see the animals of the Northern Territory up close and personal plus to see the birds in flight show! Afterwards we will visit a mango farm where we can enjoy some of their delicious products, next we will venture to Berry Springs where you are welcome to take a dip in the cool refreshing water or perhaps the shallow waters of tumbling waters may tempt you or just some spectacular photo opportunities to record these amazing places.
Venturing back to our resort with time for a rest and freshen up for our evening outing – Darwin Harbor sunset cruise on the Adieu a one time commercial fishing vessel with an exceptional seafood dinner – an appropriate way to finish our time in Darwin!
(Includes breakfast cruise and dinner.)
DAY 11 – LITCHFIELD
Sunday 19th July
Pack your bathers and a towel as after breakfast we will travel to Litchfield National Park to see some stunning scenery including giant termite mounds, Wangi Falls and Tolmer Falls.
DAY 12 – DARWIN TO MATARANKA
Monday 20th July
After breakfast and checking out we will make our way to the fish feeding a great experience! Then we depart Darwin and make our way to Mataranka Homestead along the way we will visit the Adelaide River War Cemetary to pay our respects to the fallen who defended our country so fearlessly.
Once at Mataranka Homestead you can relax and enjoy the natural hot springs We will enjoy a 2 course evening meal and there will be live entertainment.
(Includes breakfast and dinner.)
DAY 13 – MATARANKA – DALY WATERS – RENNER SPRINGS
Tuesday 21st July
A leisurely morning to have another dip in those wonderful hot springs before departing and making our way back to Renner Springs, we will stop at the iconic Daly Waters pub – oldest running pub in Australia on our way.
(Includes breakfast and dinner.)
DAY 14 – RENNER SPRINGS TO ALICE SPRINGS
Wednesday 22nd July
Arrive at Alice Springs and enjoy sunset at the base of the Macdonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory before enjoying a two course evening meal.
DAY 15 – ALICE SPRINGS TO COOBER PEDY
Thursday 23rd July
After breakfast we will start our journey back to Coober Pedy for our final night at the Mud Hut Motel.
DAY 16 – COOBER PEDY TO HOME
Friday 24th July
Today we make our way home with stops along the way, in Port Augusta we farewell our Adelaide guests as they transfer to another of our coaches which will transfer them back to Adelaide and we shall continue back to Port Lincoln with a swag full of amazing memories!
In the days and weeks after the tour you will think back on the incredible experiences that we have enjoyed, there will be so many of them, it will be hard to pick a favourite!
notes from your tour guides
- Complete charter
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Price is based on twin share, single supplements apply
Deposit required upon booking (when receiving paperwork)
Deposit non refundable
Balance due 5 weeks before tour departure
Dietary requirements upon booking
5 weeks to 14 days 50% loss
14-8 days 70% cancellation fee
7 days 100% cancellation fee
Itinerary subject to change due to weather or events out of our control