Iconic Top End and Central Australia Tour -14 days/14 nights – 20 August 2022

Route:  Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine, Mataranka, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru.

When:  20 August, 2022

Numbers limited to:  Minimum of 15 and maximum of 17 travellers.

Convener: Expressions of interest should be directed to Karin Canty using this online form.

Cost: $8,195 per person twin or double share.
Single supplement $2,100.

Payment: Payment directly to Australian Iconic Tours. Stay tuned for deposit details.

Bookings close:  Once numbers are reached.  Members will be informed of updates.

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Inclusions & Highlights:

2 x nights Darwin Hotel at the Esplanade
2 x nights Katherine
1 x night Mataranka or Daly Waters
1 x night Tennant Creek
4 x nights Alice Springs
1 x night Kings Canyon Resort
3 x nights Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

Itinerary: The following itinerary may be subject to change due to the availability of accommodation at the time of booking.

Day 1)
✓ Arrival in Darwin
✓ Explore Darwin at your own leisure / depending on your arrival time – visit the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels and Underground Museum, Royal Flying Doctors, George Brown Botanic Gardens, Bicentennial Park, Crocosaurus Cove, Aviation Museum or Museum and Art Gallery of the NT
✓ Enjoy a Sunset Dinner Cruise of Darwin Harbour on the Cape Adieu
✓ Overnight Darwin, Esplanade Hotel

Day 2)
✓ A day in Litchfield National Park with popular landmarks like the Cathedral
Termite Mound, Wangi Falls and Florence Falls. Enjoy walking trails and
✓ Tonight, watch the sunset at Mindil Beach and stroll along the well-known
Mindil Beach Market
✓ With so many food stalls on offer dinner is not included tonight. It gives you the freedom to try local food to your liking.
✓ Overnight Darwin, Esplanade Hotel

Day 3) Departure from Darwin
✓ Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River
✓ Visit Adelaide River War Memorial
✓ Pine Creek
✓ Dreaming Sunset Cruise at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park
✓ Overnight Ibis Hotel in Katherine

Day 4)
✓ A day in paradise – Edith Falls
✓ Enjoy a swim in a natural plunge pool surrounded by Melaleuca and Pandanus trees, float with a noodle or swim to the waterfall base, enjoy a walk to the crystal-clear upper pools and for scenic views.
✓ Enjoy Marksie’s Stockman’s Camp Tucker Dinner under the stars with great stories and entertainment.
✓ Overnight Ibis Hotel Katherine

Day 5)
✓ Depart Katherine
✓ Mataranka Thermal Pools and Bitter Springs
✓ Overnight Mataranka Motel / Alternatively, Daly Waters Overnight

Day 6)
✓ If leaving from Mataranka, enjoy a morning swim before departure.
✓ Tour of Battery Hill Gold Mining Centre (only if overnight in Daly Waters)
✓ Tennant Creek Bluestone Motor Inn Overnight

Day 7)
✓ Devils Marbles
✓ Aileron
✓ Afternoon Arrival in Alice Springs
✓ Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
✓ Overnight in Alice Springs

Day 8)
✓ West MacDonnell Ranges with Glen Helen Gorge, Ochre Wall and Standley Chasm
✓ Guided Tour of the Telegraph Station in Alice Springs
✓ Visit Anzac Hill
✓ Dining at Saltbush Restaurant
✓ Overnight Alice Springs

Day 9)
✓ Outback Sunrise Ballooning, returns 10am
✓ Refresh & Enjoy Breakfast / Brunch
✓ Noon Departure for the Desert Park
✓ Overnight Alice Springs

Day 10)
✓ A free Day in Alice Springs
✓ Overnight Alice Springs

Day 11)
✓ Journey to Kings Canyon
✓ Base Walk of Kings Canyon
✓ 15min Kings Canyon Scenic Helicopter Flight – Window Seat Guaranteed
✓ Overnight Kings Canyon Resort

Day 12)
✓ Morning Rim Walk of Kings Canyon / Non-Walkers enjoy a sleep-in and a
leisurely morning.
✓ Lunch at Kings Creek Station
✓ Karrke – Aboriginal Cultural Experience
✓ Journey to Uluru
✓ Ilkari Buffet Dinner
✓ Overnight Sails in the Desert

Day 13)
✓ Buffet Breakfast
✓ Visit Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge
✓ Lunch in Town Square
✓ 25min Uluru and Kata Tjuta Scenic Helicopter Flight – Window Seat
✓ Visit the Culture Centre
✓ Sunset with Nibbles & Sparkling
✓ Dinner
✓ Overnight Sails in the Desert

Day 14)
✓ Sunrise Breakfast at Uluru
✓ Uluru Base Walk
✓ Lunch in Town Square
✓ Free Afternoon for Gallery, Museum or Red Ochre Spa
✓ 5pm-9pm Field Of Light Dinner
✓ Overnight Sails in the Desert

Day 15)
✓ Breakfast
✓ Airport Shuttle
✓ Flight Home