Taking the exclusive Ghan Railway from Alice Springs to Darwin, watch as sun-bleached landscape merges into tropical playground as you move progressively north. Stay in luxury lodges in the remotest of areas and soak up the unique atmosphere of the bush. Hear Aboriginal tales, try your hand at rock painting and take a helicopter trip across the landscape for the ultimate bird’s eye view; this is sure to be the most leisurely of adventures you’ve ever had.
An introduction to the Northern Territory
Starting in the heart of Australia at Alice Springs you’ll be met by your driver and taken to your accommodation at Lasseters Hotel, where you can rest your head after a long flight in your deluxe suite. Unwind in the luxurious surroundings before meeting your guide who will take you out for a walk across the area. Learn all about bush foods and medicines before sitting by the open wood fire at Simpson’s Gap in the MacDonnell Ranges for dinner under the stars. Due to the remoteness of this area, the stars are at their brightest and you are sure to be left in awe of the natural splendour of your surroundings. Return back to your suite and rest before your flight to Ayers Rock tomorrow morning.Read more
Having arrived under the impressive facade of Uluru, you’ll find your private white tent at Longitude 131°. Though far into the outback, settle into real luxury with champagne receptions, billowing bedroom canopies and iPads full of music to set the scene on this desert landscape. For three nights you will be entranced by the unapologetic majesty of the great rock formation whilst you take sunrise walks, dine under the stars and fly overhead in your own helicopter. Witness some of the best, and oldest, rock painting in Australia and, under the expertise of your teacher, take part in a dot painting workshop.
Leaving behind Uluru fly to Alice Springs and board the exclusive Ghan Railway. Travel in style in your platinum cabin and watch the landscape transform from dusty outback to tropical metropolis. During your two days on board stop off for a boat cruise or helicopter flight over the twenty five million year old canyons of Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park before returning to the Ghan for your gourmet dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. The best Australian wines, gourmet meals and exclusive touring are included in your journey. Upon your arrival in Darwin you’ll be met and taken to your ocean view suite at Sky City for the comfiest of sleeps. Sit out on your balcony and watch the sun sink below the sprawling ocean before you.
After a private charter flight east you’ll spend your final three nights at Bamurru Plains near Kakadu National Park. Sleep under the stars in one of the nine safari lodges and soak up the breathtaking beauty. Waking up to the cacophony of bird song, spend your days taking airboats trips across the waterways, navigating the crocodiles swimming alongside, or enjoy a 4WD safari in an open top camp ‘bull catcher’ and spot the varied wildlife of the Northern Territory. Unbeatable views and a landscape like no other – what could be better?