GREAT NORTHERN TERRITORY ADVENTURE
13th August – 1st September 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.
It was the lifetime experience - the Northern Territory adventure. We had the best time and saw so much of this beautiful country we had never seen before! Thanks for the trip to Darwin and back again!
You took us on an unforgettable experience into the Northern Territory with special people to share the many treasures of our heritages and opened our eyes and hearts to all that makes our nation rich and rare, thank you David and Kim.
fully hosted and wonderful tour
20 DAY TOUR
August 13 – September 1
13th August – 1st September 2020 20 days $6350pp
13/8/20 Day 1 – Home to Glendambo 2CD
14/8 Day 2 – Glendambo to CooberPedy – Tour then stay underground at the Look out Cave – Dinner at the Outback Grill BF 2 CD
15/8 Day 3 – CooberPedy – Alice Springs – Crowne Plaza – Alice Springs 2 nights BF, packed lunch, 2CD
16/8 Day 4 – Pioneer Women’s Museum, National Truck Museum and Stokes Hill.
BF, Lunch and 2CD
17/8 Day 5
Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Morning tea stop at the “Devils Marbles”
Overnight Bluestone Motor Inn
BF, packed lunch, 2 CD
18/8 Day 6 Tennant Creek to Mataranka
Lunch – Daly Waters Hotel
Thermal Springs in the afternoon
Overnight Territory Manor
BF, Lunch & 2 CD
19/8 Day 7 – Mataranka to Kakadu
2 nights Cooinda resort (in the middle of Kakadu, no town, it’s just beautiful) Sunset Cruise on YellowWater Billabong
BF, packed lunch, 2 CD
20/8 Day 8 – Cooinda Free Day
Just relax at the Resort or perhaps an optional tour or flight.
BF & 2 CD
21/8 Day 9 – Start with a breathtaking sunrise cruise of Yellow Water Billabong followed by breakfast then we will depart Cooinda with special memories and make our way to the Jumping Croc Cruise on the Adelaide River for some serious Crocodile action, then lunch before heading into Darwin. 5 nights Darwin
22/8 Day 10 – After a leisurely breakfast we visit the Darwin Harbour for Fish feeding then we shall visit the Darwin Museum for the Cyclone Tracy Exhibition to experience a touch of that fateful night. After the bombing in WW11 and Cyclone Tracy no wonder the Darwinites are such laid back and resilient people.
Later This afternoon will see us visiting the amazing MINDIL Markets for the Sights, sounds and tastes as well as the stunning sunset.
Purchase your dinner from one of the many food stalls while being entertained with music, Fire twirling and much more.
With all of our senses stimulated we return to our Hotel for a good nights sleep.
23/8 Day 11 – After breakfast A local Tour Guide joins us to show us the Highlights and tell us the local yarns for our morning tour.
This afternoon will see us visiting Stokes Wharf for the Military Museum Darwins war history is substantial and we will learn about it and we shall visit the RFDS Darwin base also.
Dinner at our Hotel
24/8 Day 12 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Today we have another highlight of our tour, we head to the Litchfield National Park. Just 2 hours south of Darwin, Litchfield has gained the reputation as the jewel of the Northern Territory’s crown. The 65,000ha National Park has untouched rainforests hot springs, magnificent waterfalls and stunning scenery. There are some great photo opportunities and we stop to see the Magnetic anthills and the magnificent Florence Falls from the lookout platform. We also stop at Wangi Falls for a walk and a refreshing dip! From Litchfield National Park we return to our hotel to freshen up for dinner. Early evening, we join our Sunset Cruise.Hopefully, the incredible Darwin Harbour sunset will provide a fantastic photo opportunity and a memorable evening.
25/8 Day 13
Free day in Darwin
26/8 Day 14
We say goodbye to Darwin and make our way to the Adelaide River War Cemetary then make our way to Katherine for the excellent Outback spectacular , a 2.5 hr show where we will see horses being broken in and working dogs as well as some Country music It’s fantastic!
Then Check into Knotts Crossing Resort for 2 nights.
27/8 DAY 15
After breakfast we Head to the Katherine Gorge for the
Nitmiluk 2 Gorge Cruise then lunch at your own expense in the Visitor Centre.
We then return to our Resort for a restful afternoon before meeting up for dinner.
28/8 Day 16
After an early breakfast we farewell Knotts Crossing for a travel day with stops along the way – Daly Waters for lunch
Overnight BlueStone Motor Inn Tennant Creek.
29/8 Day 17
Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
Lunch at own expense along the way – Alice Springs overnight
Day 18 – Alice Springs to CooberPedy overnight Mud Hut Hotel BF 2CD
30/8 DAY 19
CooberPedy to Pt Augusta via Woomera Heritage Centre for lunch and to learn all about the rocket launching site.
Overnight Pt Augusta – Standpipe Hotel
31/8 Day 20
Port Augusta to home with wonderful memories and new friendships and a new love for the Northern Territory.
Day 2 – COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS
Saturday 11th July
9.30 AM AFTER BREAKFAST WE SHALL ENJOY A TOUR OF UMOONA OPAL MINE AND AN UNDERGROUND HOUSE THEN FOR A DRIVE AROUND COOBER PEDY WITH OUR GUIDE SHOWING US PLACES OF INTEREST WITH A LOCALS INSIGHT, AT THE TOURS CONCLUSION WE SHALL DEPART COOBER PEDY FOR ALICE SPRINGS, STOPPING ALONG THE WAY TO PURCHASE LUNCH AND REST STOPS.
CHECK-IN AND ENJOY A 2 COURSE DINNER. 2 NIGHTS CROWNE PLAZA LASSETERS, ALICE SPRINGS. BF, ALL ENTRIES & TOURS, D
DAY 3 – ALICE SPRINGS
Sunday 12th July
TODAY WILL BE A FABULOUS DAY OF SIGHTSEEING WITH A TOUR OF THE TRANSPORT HALL OF FAME WHICH HOUSES THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF TRUCKS IN AUSTRALIA AND IS VERY INTERESTING.THEN ITS ONTO THE TELEGRAPH STATION FOR A GUIDED TOUR FOLLOWED BY LUNCH INCLUDED. OUR FINAL TOUR TODAY IS THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS TO LEARN FIRST HAND THE VITAL ROLE THEY PLAY IN THE VAST AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK (INC) THEN WE FINISH THE DAY OFF WITH A SUNSET VISIT TO ANZAC HILL TO TAKE IN THE PANORAMA OF ALICE SPRINGS AND THE MCDONNELL RANGES BEFORE RETURNING TO OUR
HOTEL FOR A 2 COURSE DINNER. BF, ALL ENTRIES, L, D
Day 4 – ALICE SPRINGS TO RENNER SPRINGS
Monday 13th July
THIS MORNING WE ASK THAT YOU BRING YOUR LUGGAGE DOWN TO THE COACH BEFORE BREAKFAST. TODAY WE TRAVEL THROUGH TO RENNER SPRINGS FOR OUR OVERNIGHT STAY. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR EAGLES AND NT WILDLIFE.
2 COURSE DINNER AND OVERNIGHT RENNER SPRINGS.BF, D
DAY 5 – RENNER SPRINGS TO KNOTTS CROSSING RESORT
Tuesday 14th July
AFTER AN EARLY BREAKFAST WE WILL COMMENCE OUR JOURNEY TO THE LOVELY KNOTTS CROSSING RESORT OUTSIDE OF KATHERINE, HOWEVER FIRST NITMILUK 2 GORGE CRUISE (KATHERINE GORGE) JUST SPECTACULAR THEN BACK TO THE RESORT FOR MAYBE A SWIM BEFORE A
2 COURSE DINNER. BF, CRUISE, D
DAY 6 – KNOTTS CROSSING – DARWIN
Wednesday 15th July
WE CARRY ON OUR JOURNEY THIS MORNING, TRAVELLING TO THE ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ADELAIDE RIVER WAS THE HEADQUARTERS OF A LARGE BASE AND THE ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR THE BURIAL OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THIS PART OF AUSTRALIA.
ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1942 FOLLOWING THE BOMBING OF DARWIN. ADELAIDE RIVER WAR CEMETERY IS THE THIRD LARGEST WAR CEMETERY IN AUSTRALIA. 434 SERVICEMEN AND 54 CIVILIANS WHO WERE KILLED BY JAPANESE AIR-RAIDS IN DARWIN DURING WORLD WAR II WERE LAID TO REST HERE. DURING THE WAR, THE 107TH AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL AND 119TH AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL WERE SET UP AROUND ADELAIDE RIVER. AFTER TIME SPENT HERE AND MORNING TEA WE SHALL CARRY ON WITH THE SHORT DISTANCE TO DARWIN WHERE WE WILL CHECK INTO THE LOVELY
CENTRAL PALMS RESORT DARWIN FOR THE NEXT 5 NIGHTS. 2 COURSE DINNER AT THE DARWIN HOTEL. BF, D
DAY 7 – DARWIN
Thursday 16th July
WE START OUR DAY OFF WITH A BUFFET BREAKFAST BEFORE MEETING OUR PERSONAL GUIDE FOR THE MORNING DARRYL, HE WILL SPEND 3 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 DARWINS WW11 HISTORY. THEN A VISIT TO DARWINS 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 – 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. LATE AFTERNOON WE WILL ENJOY A TRIP TO THE FAMOUS MINDIL SUNSET MARKETS TO WATCH THE AMAZING SUNSET, SOME SHOPPING AND PURCHASE DINNER AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.
BF, GUIDED TOUR
DAY 8 – DARWIN
Friday 17th July
BRING YOUR BATHERS AND A TOWEL AS TODAY WE WILL VENTURE OUT OF THE CITY TO SEE THE BIRDS IN FLIGHT SHOW AT THE TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK! AFTERWARDS WE WILL VISIT A MANGO FARM WHERE WE DINE UNDER THE MANGO TREES ENJOYING A DELICIOUS LUNCH WITH ALL THINGS MANGO, NEXT WE WILL VENTURE TO BERRY SPRINGS WHERE YOU ARE WELCOME TO TAKE A DIP IN THE COOL REFRESHING WATER 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 HARBOUR SUNSET CRUISE ON THE ADIEU A ONE TIME COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL WITH AN
EXCEPTIONAL SEAFOOD DINNER – INC – BF, L, CRUISE & D
DAY 9 – LITCHFIELD DAY TRIP
Saturday 18th July
PACK YOUR BATHERS AND A TOWEL AFTER BREAKFAST WE WILL TRAVEL TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO SEE SOME STUNNING SCENERY INCLUDING GIANT TERMITE MOUNDS AND WATERFALLS, PURCHASE YOUR LUNCH AT THE KIOSK. RETURN TO RESORT FOR FREE TIME BEFORE
A 2 COURSE DINNER INC. BF, PARK ENTRY, D
DAY 10 – DARWIN
Sunday 19th July
AFTER BREAKFAST TODAY, YOU ARE FREE FOR THE DAY. YOU MAY LIKE TO TAKE A TOUR OUT TO THE ISLAND, OR REVISIT MINDIL MARKET OR RELAX POOLSIDE WITH A GOOD BOOK.
DINNER AT YOUR LEISURE. BF
DAY 11 – DARWIN TO KAKADU
Monday 20th July
DEPARTING DARWIN AFTER BREAKFAST WE VISIT THE FISH FEEDING IN DARWIN HARBOUR BEFORE CONTINUING ON OUR TOUR TO THE ADELAIDE RIVER JUMPING CROCKS CRUISE FOR SOME CROCODILE ACTION AND LUNCH INCLUDED. THEN ON TO THE AMAZING KAKADU COOINDA LODGE FOR THE NEXT 2 NIGHTS, SET IN THE MIDDLE OF KAKADU WITH HOME BILLABONG AND THE BREATHTAKING YELLOW WATER BILLABONG. WE CHECK IN AND RELAX BEFORE MEETING FOR A
2 COURSE DINNER. BF, FISH FEEDING, CROC CRUISE, L & D
DAY 12 – KAKADU
Tuesday 21st July
FREE DAY TO DO AS YOU PLEASE, FOLLOWED BY THE YELLOW WATER SUNSET CRUISE.
2 COURSE DINNER – BF, CRUISE , D
DAY 13 – KNOTTS CROSSING
Wednesday 22nd July
WE START OUR MORNING ON A SUNRISE YELLOW WATER BILLABONG CRUISE, SPECTACULAR! FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST, THEN DEPART TO KNOTTS CROSSING RESORT. WE WILL SPEND THE AFTERNOON AT THE OUTBACK SPECTACULAR SHOW IN KATHERINE WHERE HORSES ARE BROKEN IN IAND WORKING DOGS ARE TRAINED INC AFTERNOON TEA.
AT THE CONCLUSION WE RETURN TO THE RESORT FOR A
2 COURSE DINNER BF SHOW D
DAY 14 – KNOTTS CROSSING – MATARANKA – DALY WATERS – RENNER SPRINGS
Thursday 23rd July
DEPART KNOTTS CROSSING AFTER AN EARLY BREAKFAST FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MATARANKA HOT SPRINGS ENJOYING THEIR THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS THEN WE CONTINUE ON STOPPING IN DALY WATERS FOR LUNCH. THEN ONTO RENNER SPRINGS TO SPEND THE NIGHT.
BF, L, D
DAY 15 – RENNER SPRINGS – ALICE SPRINGS
Friday 24th July
A TRAVEL DAY, RENNER SPRINGS TO ALICE SPRINGS. PURCHASE YOUR LUNCH ALONG THE WAY. SPENDING THE NIGHT AT THE
ALICE SPRINGS CROWNE PLAZA BF, D
DAY 16 – ALICE SPRINGS – COOBER PEDY
Saturday 25th July
TRAVEL DAY, ALICE SPRINGS TO COOBER PEDY PURCHASE LUNCH ALONG THE WAY.
STAYING OVERNIGHT THE MUD HUT MOTEL. BF, D
DAY 17 – COOBER PEDY TO HOME
Sunday 26th July
TRAVEL BACK TO HOME TOWNS WITH INCREDIBLE MEMORIES OF OUR NT TOUR.
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