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, and wanted something different for this trip. We sent them to some unique areas in the Northern Territory where they discovered incredible landscapes, experienced Aboriginal culture, and stayed in unique outback lodges.
Their Australia travel package began in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to stunning national parks, including Kakadu and Litchfield. They took a day trip to explore Litchfield National Park with an Aboriginal guide, and had plenty of leisure time to explore the tropical outback of Darwin.
They continued their Australia travel package with a private scenic flight to Bamurru Plains. At this luxurious bush retreat, they cruised the Mary River Wetlands (Australia’s answer to the Florida Everglades) on an airboat safari, spotting magnificent and unique wildlife including crocodiles, water buffalo, and countless species of birds.
After a few days of “wild bush luxury,” they flew to Australia’s iconic Red Centre and discovered why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is considered the spiritual heart of Australia. Here, they witnessed the mesmerizing Uluru magically change colors at sunrise and stayed at Longitude 131°, where they were treated to a spectacular dining experience under a canopy of stars with Uluru and Kata Tjuta 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.
Day 1 – 2
Welcome to Darwin! From the sparkling harbor and WWII history, to the city’s Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers’ paradise. Treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Territory’s tropical capital city. Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colorful outdoor markets, and a diverse bag of adventure activities.
3-star hotel in Darwin
Bring the Northern Territory to life on an Aboriginal-guided tour of Litchfield National Park. Take the roads less travelled from Darwin to the world class natural beauty and cultural symbolism of Litchfield National Park. Share unforgettable experiences with a tiny group of like-minded visitors—a taste of adventure in safety and comfort.
After your tour, there’s lots to enjoy in the tropical capital of the NT, from the markets of Mindil Beach and Parap, to Crocosaurus Cove and the popular Deckchair Cinema. Head to the Waterfront Precinct with its buzzing restaurants, pubs and bars; or, if you want to learn more about Darwin’s rich history, go to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the Military Museum at East Point.
3-star hotel in Darwin
Enjoy a scenic flight from Darwin to Bamurru Plains. This eco-bush retreat is located on the floodplains of the Mary River Wetlands, 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 as you explore this ancient and magnificent land.
Spend today at your absolute leisure. Enjoy an airboat safari and discover wetlands and river systems that teem with wildlife including birds and crocodiles, all while skimming through a wilderness of water. Go on a guided walking safari to seek wallabies, dingoes, water buffalo, and other wildlife.
Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the absolutely breathtaking Kakadu National Park—a landscape of dramatic cliffs, deep ravines, and rushing waterfalls that is largely inaccessible by land. From rock overhangs and caves at Ubirr Rock (think classic scenes from Crocodile Dundee) to the meandering waters of the East Alligator River, this day will expose the senses to country that is rich in Aboriginal culture, flora, and fauna.
Today, it’s off to the Northern Territory’s second dual World Heritage-listed national park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This region is rich in Aboriginal culture and encapsulates the gorgeously rugged beauty of the outback. Upon arrival, be transferred to Longitude 131°—a gathering of luxury pavilions nestled among the rust-red landscape 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. Aboriginal performers will mesmerize you and your companions with the movement and songs of their ancient culture. 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.