Welcome to the red centre of Australia! Arrive in Uluru and transfer* to your hotel. Tonight meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for an Included welcome dinner.Two Night Special Stay: Yulara
Upgrade to the luxurious Longitude 131° outback experience. This will substitute accommodation and tour activities. Must be booked before departure.
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) watch the sunrise over Uluru followed by breakfast and a cultural tour of Uluru; or (2) Harley Davidson motorcycle ride to view Uluru; or (3) a camel ride through the desert; or (4) a trek around the base of Uluru (Must be booked before departure). This afternoon is your Included visit to the awe inspiring rounded domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Tonight is anIncluded SCENIC ENRICH highlight dinner as you watch the sun set over Uluru and dine under the stars at the Sounds of Silence dinner.
Opportunity to view Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a morning scenic flight (additional expense). Please see page 41 for details. Travel to Kings Canyon and take an Included walk along the rim or canyon floor.
Overnight Stay: Kings Canyon
Opportunity this afternoon for a scenic flight over Kings Canyon (additional expense).
Make your way to Alice Springs. Included visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, then the School of the Air and Anzac Hill. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from: (1) The Red Ochre Grill followed by the Sounds of Starlight Theatre; or (2) true Territory dining at the Overlanders Steakhouse; or (3) savour Asian flavours at Hanuman Restaurant.
Two Night Stay: Alice Springs
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE, choose from: (1) a visit to Desert Park; or (2) 4WD journey to Palm Valley; or (3) a West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm tour; or (4) a tour of the Kangaroo Sanctuary.
Continue to the Devil’s Marbles. SCENIC ENRICH visit Kelly’s Ranch to learn about the life of a stockman over a cup of billy tea and damper.
Overnight Stay: Tennant Creek
Experience some “true blue” Aussie hospitality at the Daly Waters Pub where we’ll ‘shout’ you a beer (or soft drink) and hearty Aussie feed for lunch!
Overnight Stay: Katherine
Marvel at the towering sandstone walls on your Included Katherine Gorge cruise. Journey to Kakadu National Park and visit Nourlangie Rock for your Included SCENIC ENRICH experiencewhere you will gain an insight into Aboriginal culture.
Two Night Stay: Kakadu National Park
Included cruise on Yellow Water Billabong before your journey to Ubirr Aboriginal art site for your Included SCENIC ENRICH
experience where you will see a range of different Aboriginal art styles.
Optional flight over Kakadu National Park (additional expense).
Make your way to Darwin. This afternoon choose from your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE, (1) a cruise on the Adelaide River to see the unique jumping crocodiles; or (2) a lunch cruise on Darwin Harbour; or (3) explore all the main sights of Darwin on a comprehensive guided city tour. Tonight enjoy your Included dinner near Darwin’s waterfront.
Three Night Stay: Darwin
Today is at leisure to explore the tropical harbour port of Darwin.
Free day to relax and enjoy Darwin and the surrounds (please note tour is unescorted on day 12 in Darwin).
You will be met at the hotel for your transfer to Katherine.
Overnight Stay: Katherine
Travel into Western Australia as the expanse of the Kimberley fully reveals itself with a visit to the magnificent Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy one of the highlights of the tour as you take in the spectacular scenery on your Included SCENIC ENRICH cruise. Journey down the Ord River to Kununurra where you will pass beneath immense gorge walls, view peaceful river scenery and have the opportunity to spot some of the region’s incredible wildlife including crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife.
Overnight Stay: Kununurra
From the air, the Bungle Bungle Range is an awesome sight. Rising 300 metres out of the plain, the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures are breathtaking. Today there is the opportunity to: (1) take a scenic flight over the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range or (2) substitute today’s touring with a full day Bungle Bungles tour (both at additional expense). This morning, Included in your tour is a visit to Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory where you will learn more about the region’s famous fragrant timbers. Then enjoy an Included tour of the enormous Ord River Irrigation Scheme that has transformed the semi-desert cattle country to a luscious, year round agricultural area and farmland. You then follow the spectacular Cockburn Range before reaching Wyndham. Stand in awe at the vast expanse of land that sits before us at the Five Rivers Lookout before continuing to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park, a million acre park set in the stunning outback Kimberley landscape.Two Night Special Stay: El Questro
Opportunity to Upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead; an exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge. This will substitute accommodation and touring activities. (Additional expense and must be booked before departure).
Today you will explore the rugged beauty around El Questro with your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) a magnificent cruise through the towering escarpments of Chamberlain Gorge; or (2) enjoy a complete outback experience learning about traditional culture and the history of El Questro; or (3) join a park ranger in spotting the varied bird life throughout the diversity of ecosystems in the park; or (4) relax with a picnic hamper lunch and enjoy the ambience of this amazing wilderness park, take a walk to Emma Gorge or relax in the tranquil setting of the resort. This afternoon is free to relax in the surrounding area or go for a refreshing swim in the waterhole.
Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producer of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine, for an Included private guided tour of the open cut mine and lunch. See the exquisite diamonds on display including the rare pink diamond. Continue to Halls Creek, the oasis of the Kimberley and a genuine outback town which sits on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
Overnight Stay: Halls Creek
Visit the extraordinary China Wall before continuing to your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to Yiyili Aboriginal Community School for a chance to meet the small community of Aboriginal students and view the local artwork (subject to availability). Embark on an Included cruise of the exquisite Geikie Gorge with its unusual white-banded walls. Keep your eye out for local wildlife including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles.
Overnight Stay: Fitzroy Crossing
Opportunity to take a scenic flight over Buccaneer Archipelago (additional expense).
Travel to the port town of Derby to see the enormous Boab Prison Tree. Continue to the pearling capital of Broome. With its long stretches of white sand beaches and warm tropical waters, Broome is the perfect place to relax. Founded over 100 years ago, Broome has a rich history and now boasts a multicultural population lured here by the promise of finding their fortunes through pearling. This industry remains a vibrant part of Broome, proudly producing the world’s finest pearls.
Two Night Special Stay: Broome
Today you have the opportunity to experience a range of Broome’s highlights. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) discover how the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea pearl is produced on a pearl farm tour and cruise at Willie Creek Pearl Farm; or (2) enjoy an informative tour of Broome on a thrilling Harley Davidson ride; or (3) soak up the spectacular sunset during a relaxing camel ride along Cable Beach; or (4) visit some remote and inaccessible areas on an exciting hovercraft tour along Broome’s coastline. This evening enjoy Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining, choose from: (1) enjoy the inspiring views from one of the best locations in Broome at the Sunset Bar & Grill, or (2) delight in the warm atmosphere and fresh Thai dishes at the Thai Pearl; or (3) enjoy the relaxed and elegant surroundings and the exotic flavours of the award winning Selene Brasserie; or (4) enjoy casual, contemporary Australian cuisine with French and global influences at Zanders on Cable Beach.
Transfer to the airport. We trust you enjoyed your Scenic Tours experience!
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.