This Australia travel package was created for a couple looking for an authentic Aboriginal vacation in Australia. They had visited family in Australia twice before, so they wanted something different for this trip. We sent them to some unique areas in the Northern Territory where they discovered incredible landscapes and fascinating Aboriginal culture.
Their Australia travel package began in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to the absolutely stunning Kakadu National Park. They toured an Aboriginal rock art gallery before venturing into Arnhem Land. Located within Kakadu, Arnhem Land is the only place in Australia where Aboriginal culture is still dominant. They were able to cruise up the East Alligator River and take in the beautiful scenery while learning about the history and culture of the area through the eyes of its traditional owners.
The next day, they continued their Australia travel package with a private flight and a short road transfer to Bamurru Plains. At this luxurious eco-lodge, they took in the dramatic contrast between the arid desert and lush floodplains of Australia’s Top End. They cruised the Bamurru floodplains (Australia’s answer to the Florida Everglades) on an airboat safari, taking in the magnificent and unique wildlife, including crocodiles and countless species of birds.
Next for their Australia travel package, flew to Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre. This part of the outback is considered Australia’s spiritual center, and they were able to see why when they witnessed the gigantic Ayers Rock magically changing colors during a gorgeous sunrise. They stayed at a luxurious tented camp, where they were treated to a spectacular dining experience under the stars with Ayers Rock in the background.
At last, their incredible Australia travel package came to an end. They were transferred to Ayers Rock Airport to begin their journey home.
Welcome to Darwin! Darwin is the tropical capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu. Enjoy a private transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Mix with the locals at the Mindil Beach Sunset markets or the unique seaside eateries of Stokes Hill Wharf. Visit Aboriginal art galleries and museums, explore the historic WWII tunnels, or watch a spectacular sunset over the harbor.
3-star hotel in Darwin
Today, you have the unique and wonderful opportunity to visit Arnhem Land in the breathtaking Kakadu National Park. Access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators. Arnhem Land is the only area in Australia where indigenous culture is still dominant, despite a long history of interaction with other cultures. Experience a fascinating mixture of traditional and living culture.
Your guide will lead you through the ancient rock art galleries, home to some of the oldest rock art in the world. Make your way up to the Nadab lookout, which provides an amazing view over the top of Ubirr Rock and across the Nadab floodplains. Another fantastic Territory Experience awaits as you head to the East Alligator River to join the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise. This is a chance to learn about the area, history, and culture through the eyes of the traditional owners. There is a stop during the cruise where you will get the chance to step out into Arnhem Land and see for yourself the beautiful expanse of its unique terrain.
3-star hotel in Darwin
Enjoy a private air transfer and short flight to Bamurru Plains. This eco-sensitive luxury lodge is located on the floodplains of the Top End, Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta or the Florida Everglades. Surrounded by an exotic landscape of wild palms and twisting trees, Bamarru Plains is the perfect place to make your base camp as you explore this ancient and magnificent land. Your unique safari bungalow will give you the ultimate “wild bush luxury” experience.
Spend today at your absolute leisure. Enjoy an airboat safari and discover teems of birdlife all while skimming through a wilderness of water and tall grass. Keep an eye out for crocodiles! Go on a guided walking safari to seek wallabies and dingos. Or, you can opt for a truly breathtaking helicopter excursion in Kakadu National Park—a landscape of dramatic cliffs, deep ravines, and rushing waterfalls that is largely inaccessible by land. No matter which way you choose to explore this unique country, it will be an unforgettable experience.
This morning, enjoy an air transfer back to Darwin and a city transfer to your hotel. Lounge on the beaches and rest up for tomorrow’s adventures!
3-star hotel in Darwin
It’s off to Ayers Rock (Uluru) today! Located in the Red Centre and renowned as the spiritual heart of Australia, you’ll find that Ayers Rock is rich in Aboriginal culture and encapsulates the gorgeously rugged beauty of the outback. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your wonderful accommodations at Longitude 131°, a unique luxury tented camp with commanding views of Uluru.
A unique dining experience is included in your stay. As darkness falls, indulge in a 4-course dinner with matched Australian wines in an exclusive outback setting. Indigenous performers will mesmerize you and your companions with the movement and songs of their ancient culture. Then, after dinner, Longitude’s resident astronomer will regale you with tales of the Southerly constellations.
Today is yours for the making! Authentic and exclusive adventures are included in your stay. Uluru is famous for its magical changing colors as the light waxes and wanes. You can experience this rare sight, and discover why Uluru is considered sacred in Aboriginal culture, on a sunrise or sunset camel ride. You may also explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with an expert guide, or simply relax at the lodge. Perhaps luxurious spa treatments will help you rejuvenate from the heat of the outback.
This morning, your vacation comes to an end as you head to the airport to begin your journey home.