Australia Itineraries: AU15

Beach & Desert of Australia

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Day 01: Arrive at Uluru

Arrive at Uluru, which is the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre", complete your immigration and step out in this beautiful city. Later, transfer and check-in at the hotel. Evening free time is to explore nearby area of hotel. Overnight at Uluru. Recommended accomodation: Longitude 131°

Day 02: Uluru / Ayers Rock

Check out from the hotel & proceed to board on the flight to Uluru, Northern Territory. Welcome to the Red Centre. Immerse yourself in the living cultural landscape of one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. Out here, in this humbling land, you can touch the silence. Once you settle into your room, start getting acquainted with your surroundings. Experience Bruce Munro’s magical Field of Light art installation as darkness descends over Australia’s spiritual heartland. Overnight at Uluru.

Day 03: Desert Awakenings Sunrise Tour • Wintjiri Museum • Mulgara Gallery  

Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. After breakfast in the open air your guide will explain the natural history of the region and once the sun is up, enjoy a guided tour at the base of Uluru. visit Mulgara Gallery which showcases Indigenous arts and crafts. A great introduction to the area's history, culture, geology and wildlife; the Ecology & Museum Tour held at 3pm daily in Wintjiri museum. At dusk, enter Kantju Gorge illuminated in the light of the setting sun for evening drinks and canapés. Overnight at Uluru.

Day 04: Kings Canyon Tour

Take off in a small charter plane and soar high above the above the desert to see the outback from a spectacular new angle. Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory covers 71,000 hectares and is home to Kings Canyon. Kings Canyon is a fantastic example of Australia's rugged outback landscape. Choose from a range of light plane adventures taking in the region’s iconic natural attractions or travel further afield to take in Lake Amadeus and Kings Canyon. Overnight at Uluru.

Day 05: Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Take a Red Centre adventure to new heights, lifting off from the lodge’s helipad on a scenic helicopter aerial tour of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, ideal as an exhilarating departure experience. Later feel the freedom of the outback highway on the back of an authentic Harley Davidson cruising through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on a motorbike or trike. Savour sundowners on the lodge’s glamorous Dune Top with seductive views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Stay for Private Dining in one of four pods. Overnight at Uluru. Recommended Accommodations: Bamurru plains, Hilton Darwin, H on Smith Hotel, Signatures on Woods, Accommodation at Darwin Waterfront, etc

(Optional Tour - Darwin for additional 2/3 days)

Bungle Bungles & Lake Argyle-

The most phenomenal sights anywhere in the world including the Kimberley region and, most noteworthy, the scenic north west coastline. Upon arriving in Kununurra, the tour will head towards the renowned Bungle Bungles. These huge sandstone towers were moulded by twenty million years of erosion and weathering. This all lead to the stunning, multi-coloured pillars. Following the winding gorges of the Ord River, the tour reaches its pinnacle. Of an almost unrivalled majesty, the stunning Lake Argyle sits dormant. Revel in the beauty of this colossal freshwater lake moulded by the ancient landscape.

Kakadu & Katherine Gorge-

Spend an action-packed day exploring two national parks in the Top End: Nitmiluk and Kakadu. Fly round-trip from Darwin to Katherine Gorge, then hop aboard a helicopter for a scenic ride. Explore the magnificent landscape by air followed by a riverboat cruise. A guide helps you discover this region abundant with wildlife, natural beauty, and cultural significance. See the spectacular Mary and Adelaide rivers on your return. Scenic flight by private fixed-wing aircraft, round-trip from Darwin to Katherine. Fly over Nitmiluk National Park including 13 gorges on a scenic helicopter ride. Land in Kakadu National Park for a boat cruise in search of crocodiles. Guide shares insight about the area’s natural and cultural significance.

Day 06: Perth

Check out from the hotel & proceed to board on the flight to Perth, Western Territory. Drive through Perth City sights including, Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Mint, New Perth stadium and Matagarup Footbridge, Crown Casino, Perth's cultural and entertainment Centre of Northbridge, exclusive King's Street, His Majesty's Theatre and Perth Arena. Stop at kings Park to enjoy (photos) spectacular views of the Swan River, Perth City Skyline and Perth Hills from the War Memorial and botanical gardens. Proceed driving along the Swan River exclusive residential areas on your way to Cottesloe Beach, set along the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Only few minutes’ drive is the Historic Victorian Port of Fremantle. Return to Perth City via Applecross and South Perth enjoying spectacular views of Perth city across the Swan River. Overnight in Perth. Recommended accommodations: Como the Treasury, QT Perth, The Ritz- Carlton, Bridgepoint 1105, Sea Side 411, etc.

Day 07: Pinnacles - Rottnest Island 

See the unique, natural rock structures in the remote Pinnacle Desert during this full-day, guided tour by airplane that includes a visit to Cervantes, Rottnest Island and spectacular aerial views of the Australian landscape. High above the ground take in views of the dunes, bush, and beaches. Walk among towering limestone formations in the desert and make your way to Rottnest Island for free time at the beach. Flights over the coast and to Rottnest Island with spectacular views. See massive rock formations up close during a tour of Pinnacles Desert. Explore Rottnest Island and enjoy free time in the afternoon and later visit the fishing town of Cervantes. Overnight in Perth.

Day 08: Pink Lake - Kalbarri Gorges

Experience a spectacular bird's eye view of Hutt Lagoon Pink Lake and Kalbarri Coastal cliffs. Fly from Perth, along the west coast of Australia, over ocean, sand dunes and fishing villages on sandy beaches, towards Hutt Lagoon. Drop down for a scenic flight around the amazing Pink Lake, coloured by a rare variety of algae, and fly along the coastal cliffs of Kalbarri. Explore the Kalbarri Gorges and the west coast of Australia by plane and tour the Lake and coastal cliffs, Fly over sandy beaches, bushland, cliffs, and the Pink Lake enroute to Kalbarri. After landing, drive to the gorges in Kalbarri National Park, Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs and see the stunning Murchison River landscape. Overnight in Perth.

Day 9: Margaret River Region 

Enjoy a scenic flight from Perth to Margaret River along stunning coastline. Take off from the Swan River and land in world famous Margaret River and experience the very best in local food and wine, as well as the opportunity to explore giant caves, pristine beaches and towering forests. This dreamy coastal town is home to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, situated at the most south-westerly point of the country. Lake Cave is the most ‘actively dripping’ cave in the south west and the only one that has a permanent underground lake. During your visit, enjoy wine tasting at two boutique wineries and tuck into a delicious lunch at a winery restaurant. See it all from the sky, and do it all on the ground, in just one day. Overnight in Perth. 

Day 10: Perth - Homeward Bound

Today, proceed to the airport as the memorable tour comes to an end. Return home with beautiful memories.