Northern Territory Explorer KNDAU

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From $4,808 Per Person
Departs Darwin
Returns Uluru
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 49

Darwin to Uluru

The Northern Territory is the only pocket of Australia with two World Heritage-listed national parks: Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta. You’re one of the few to experience both, on this life-changing Darwin to Uluru tour. Wherever you go, you’ll experience the rich Indigenous culture the state nurtures, whether in Alice Springs’ art galleries, at Mindil Beach Sunset Market in Darwin or cruising Katherine Gorge.

Highlights

  • Darwin City Tour – Darwin Museum, East Point
  • Pudukal Indigenous Experience
  • Fogg Dam Mamukala Wetlands
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site
  • Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise in Kakadu
  • Nourlangie Rock Art Site
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Mataranka Thermal Hot Springs
  • Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
  • Alice Springs Town Tour
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • School of the Air
  • Uluru Sunset Experience with Sparkling wine
  • Uluru Sunrise and guided Uluru walk

Inclusions

  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver that are accredited with Kakadu & Uluru National Parks
  • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • Centrally located premium hotels

Tour Pricing

All prices are per person in AUD, land only

Twin ShareSingleChild
Prices From $4530$2910$4080

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Itinerary

Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Darwin Airport
  • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Ayers Rock Airport
  • 1 Welcome to Darwin

    Arriving at the tropical top end capital of Darwin the weather and friendly locals will instantly make you feel relaxed. The Darwin waterfront is the gathering place for locals and tourists, and this is where you will get to know your tour director and fellow travellers while enjoying some refreshing drinks and nibbles at your welcome reception.

  • 2 Darwin

    Waking up on the first day of your Northern Territory Explorer board your luxury coach to discover all of Darwin’s fascinating attractions including East Point Military Reserve and the Darwin Museum. This afternoon you are free to explore or relax. The choice is yours. You could visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility to enjoy their fascinating Bombing of Darwin experience or soak up the atmosphere and flavours of the iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Market with over 200 unique stalls of food, craft and arts.

  • 3 Darwin – Kakadu

    Diving deep into indigenous culture when you connect with a local family run authentic, aboriginal culture and nature based experience right next to a billabong. Discover local indigenous history and learn and understand the local customs and traditions of the aboriginal people of the region. After this enlightening experience you will venture deep into Kakadu National Park with a stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre to reveal the history of the park.

  • 4 Kakadu National Park

    Seeing Kakadu National Park by air is one of the best ways and you might choose this morning to take to the skies on an optional scenic flight. Exploring deep into the National Park today to discover ancient aboriginal rock art and then cruising the famous Yellow Waters Billabong to search for big saltwater crocodiles and discover plan and bird life that will amaze you. Finish the day with the sun setting over this spectacular World Heritage UNESCO site.

  • 5 Kakadu – Katherine

    Traversing through remarkable country from one famous National Park to another arriving at Nitmiluk National Park. Board your boat with your local guide as you cruise the spectacular Katherine Gorge with its towering cliffs and winding bends. Keep an eye out for the small freshwater crocodile as you hear stories of how this spectacular gorge was formed.

  • 6 Katherine – Tennant Creek

    Departing the town of Katherine arriving at Elsey Homestead that was used in the filming a famous story about outback life, ‘We of the Never Never’. This stop is also home to the famous Mataranka thermal hot springs. Walking down the palm lined walkway for a swim there is nothing more refreshing. When you think of an outback pub, the Daly Waters Historic Pub is what you probably imagine. Rustic and eclectic start to describe this interesting watering hole as we divert of the Stuart Highway to check it out.

  • 7 Tennant Creek – Alice Springs

    Leaving Tennant Creek behind, some amazing and everchanging country of the territory is what you will see today. Travelling the highway along some amazing straight road then Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) come into sight. Seeing these massive granite boulders jutting out in the middle of nowhere is fascinating. Stretching your legs and wander through and around the boulders and discover the Dreaming story about the fossilised eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. Arriving into Alice Springs a quick drive up to Anzac Hill to not only enjoy this memorial, but also panoramic views of Alice Springs and the East & West MacDonnell Ranges before heading for your hotel for the evening.

  • 8 Alice Springs Sightseeing & Free Time

    This morning is free so you might choose to rest as this outback town awakens or you might choose to rise early and take an optional Hot Air Balloon ride as the desert awakens or choose to explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a half day guided tour. The choice is yours. After lunch you are out to explore the town of Alice Springs and explore the historic Telegraph Station and the Alice Springs School of the Air to gain an insight into outback and remote learning.

  • 9 Alice Springs – Uluru

    Learn about local aboriginal culture this morning before heading west from Alice Springs to Uluru. As you venture into the National Park for the first time you will be amazed by the sheer scale of Uluru and then the natural wonder of watching the sunset across it. The changing colours on the rock are spectacular and there is nothing better than toasting to it with a glass of sparkling in your hand.

  • 10 Uluru Sunrise

    It might still be dark but getting out of bed for a once in a lifetime sunrise over Uluru is worth it. Holding a freshly made coffee or tea as the sunrises and warms not only you but creeps across the face of Uluru is just spectacular. Your Tour Director will show you around the base of Uluru and then some short walks where you will discover the connection and culture of the local Anangu people that makes this place so special. This afternoon is free for you to rest by the resort pool or you might choose to see Uluru from the air on a scenic helicopter ride or cruise around it on the back of a Harley! This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers and recount the amazing experiences you have had together exploring the Northern Territory.

  • 11 Farewell from Uluru

    This morning you might choose to rise early and discover the Field of Light Art instillation and then join your fellow travellers for breakfast before the exploration of the Northern Territory comes to an end.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

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Additional Information

COVID Requirements The health and safety of our guests and our team members is our highest priority. From December 1 2021, Australia and New Zealand will require all eligible travellers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Guests travelling in Australia and New Zealand will need to provide proof of the following to their Travel Director upon arrival, and before joining their tour:

  • Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate* (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s) with final dose given at least 15 days before departing for this trip

Climate Winter in the tropical north is the dry season and temperatures will be mild with low humidity. Through the months of September and October, the temperatures become increasingly warmer.

Fitness to Travel A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains.

Single Travellers Single supplements apply.

Children under 12 years are not recommended for these tours. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Seat Rotation To enable everyone the opportunity of enjoying window and front seats, clients change seats daily during the course of the tour.

Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post tour accommodation with your tour.

Luggage Limits One medium size suitcase (not exceeding 76x46x25 cm) per person plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on-board the coach. Please note luggage with adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead luggage compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Maximum weight of the suitcase not to exceed 23kg (50lbs). If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest that you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. railway stations and cruise terminals).

Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to tropical conditions.
• Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
• Footwear – some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
• Personal – sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, (overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
• Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

Smoking Government regulations prohibit smoking, including e-cigarettes, inside tourist coaches. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops en-route.

Travel Insurance Clients are strongly advised to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances (e.g. cancellation or curtailment expenses, loss of luggage etc). Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alterations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road or weather conditions, strikes or other reasons beyond reasonable control. Occasionally airlines and tour operators are forced to reschedule departure dates. Guided Holidays will not be rescheduled within 45 days of the published departure date.

Climate Winter in the tropical north is the dry season and temperatures will be mild with low humidity. Through the months of September and October, the temperatures become increasingly warmer.

Fitness to Travel A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains. We recommend a visit to the doctor before travelling to overseas destinations and consulting with them regarding any vaccinations which may be required. It is your responsibility to advise operators of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a holiday package and the enjoyment of other passengers. A Health, Fitness & Mobility Questionnaire will be provided and requested to be completed at the time of booking if you advise of any health, fitness or mobility issues. The operator is not liable for any injury, illness, or loss of enjoyment which could have been reasonably prevented had we been made aware of a pre-existing condition and been provided an opportunity to review it. We will not be responsible for any costs associated with cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed.

Single Travellers A limited number of single rooms may be available at time of booking. Single rooms may be smaller than twin or double bedded rooms and may have a single bed. Single supplements apply

Children under 12 years are not recommended to participate on a coach tour. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular table d’hôte menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post tour accommodation with your tour.

Luggage Limits Land touring is conducted in 4WD vehicles with limited luggage capacity. Each passenger is requested to limit their luggage to one small/medium soft bag or suitcase weighing no more than 16kg (35 lb approx) and with dimensions of no more than 66cm length x 35cm width x 32cm height. Cameras, make-up bags etc should be carried separately. Should you have excess luggage, it is your responsibility to organise for this to be forwarded to your final destination.

Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to tropical conditions.

  • Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
  • Footwear – some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
  • Personal – sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, (overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
  • Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the holiday package at designated times. No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be re-routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfers must make their own way to/from the hotel at their own expense. A group transfer is generally a shared transfer and the type of vehicle used will normally be dependent upon the size of the group.

Smoking Government regulations forbid smoking in tourist coaches, however frequent stops are made for those wishing to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms. Requests for smoking/non-smoking rooms will be passed on to hotels but cannot be guaranteed.

Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. For your protection, you are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the full cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss of luggage, land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, impossibility of performance or other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes.

Seat Allocation on Land Touring  To ensure all passengers enjoy forward and window facing seats, on longer tours a daily seat rotation system may apply at the discretion of the tour director/driver-guide. We do not warrant that the seat rotation will be adjusted to suit personal preference.

Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alterations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road or weather conditions, strikes or other reasons beyond reasonable control. If conditions render any routes unsafe for navigation, the operator reserves the right to provide alternative services including but not limited to accommodation. Under normal conditions, itineraries will operate as far as possible as detailed in this publication. However, sometimes for reasons beyond our control, it may be necessary to make alterations to your itinerary. For example, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by coach and alternative sightseeing may be included. Operators will not be liable for any direct or indirect costs that you incur as a result of any event or other factor beyond our control which necessitates a change in your itinerary. Operators cannot guarantee exact arrival and departure times for carriers and operators used will not be liable for failure to make connections with any other services or attractions beyond its control.

Noise and Vibration Reasonable steps are taken to minimise noise and vibration on cruise vessels. You acknowledge and accept that some noise and vibration may be experienced on vessels and that operator is not liable to you for any such noise and vibration.

Passengers Needing Special Assistance We welcomes passengers with disabilities or special needs however, please note the following:
1. Any disability or medical condition requiring special attention must be reported to the operator at the time of booking including all important information relating to your health, mobility and fitness which may affect your partial or total participation in the cruise or tour. This information is also crucial to allow the operator to ensure the tour you have chosen is suitable and meets your needs. Any changes to health, mobility and fitness must also be reported to the operator as soon as possible and prior to departure. Where possible the operator will make reasonable adjustments to the tour to accommodate your special needs however, it cannot do so if the adjustment required would be unreasonable in all of the circumstances, including if such adjustments would affect your safety and/or the safety and/or enjoyment of other passengers.
2. If you require special assistance or care (such as pushing a wheelchair, assistance with dressing or assistance with walking or hearing emergency alarms unaided), you must travel with a companion capable of providing the required assistance or care. Please be aware that the operator does not provide personal assistance. The operator is unable to assist any passenger with walking, dining, boarding or disembarking any transportation vehicles (including river and ocean cruise ships and trains). To safely participate in embarkation and disembarkation you must be able to do so without the need for special assistance. You must also be able to do so without unreasonably impacting other passengers’ safety and/or enjoyment.
3. While the operator will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, it is not responsible for any denial of services by any third party entities it has travel arrangements with, such as carriers, hotels, trains, restaurants or other independent suppliers, or for any additional associated expenses charges by those parties.
4. Please note coaches and minibuses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Most river and ocean ships have elevators, however not all the operator ships have elevators. Many ships require the use of stairs to go between decks. Further, side by side docking may require passengers to climb and descent stairs to cross over vessels to disembark and embark at times. The operator ships often sail through remote areas that do not have convenient docking facilities. In such circumstances it will be necessary for passengers to negotiate temporary gangplanks and uneven surfaces. If the crew decide that it is not safe for a passenger to negotiate such operations they may require passengers to stay on board. Cabin doors and restrooms may not be wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on coaches, due to space limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the river or ocean cruise ship is at anchor. The operator is unable to provide individual assistance to any passenger for walking, dining, disembarking or embarking cruise ships and/or coaches or other transportation vehicles or other personal needs.

FAQs

  • Are there concession discounts?
    Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
  • Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?

    Yes, Kimberley Tours have a wide range of passengers from children to adult who are 90 years of age. You need to read the itinerary and review the fitness levels required prior to deciding if the tours is suitable. Each tour is different.

  • Do you have any tours on offer during November, December, January or February?

    The Kimberley region offer tours from May through to September generally, but there are always unique offerings outside of these dates. However you can visit different locations such as Perth, Central Australia or the Wildflowers and Margaret River at different times of the year. As one of our help Travel Advisors to help you find something that suits your interests, budget and the dates you would like to travel.

  • Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?

    No, this accommodation will be an cost extra, but we can assist you to book this at great rates and we will ensure you are staying at either the same accommodation of somewhere near by.

  • Is accommodation the night prior to the tour departure included in the price ?
    No, accommodation at the start of end of your tour is an additional costs unless specifically listed in the itinerary.
  • Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?
    Generally, tours will start at the hotel listed as the pre tour accommodation options. This will be listed in yore final travel documents.
  • Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?

    Please refer to your specific tour, in most cases you will need to arrive the night before your tour departs. Please check flight details listed for each individual tour. If this is the case we can arrange pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

    Day tours or Short Breaks may start later in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost. We can help you plan some extra activities pre or post tour to extend you holiday and make the most of your trip.

  • How do you calculate the number of days for Kimberley tours ?
    If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11. This would be 3 nights and 4 days on tour.
  • Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?
    There are generally not as many extended tours in the Top End or Broome Region. There may be day trips or short breaks for the holiday season. Explore Perth or Central Australia.
  • Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?
    Airfares to and from Northern Territory or Western Australia at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
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  • Should I buy travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance

     It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.