Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights small group tour - Red Centre
- 3 nights Darwin
- 3 nights Mary River Region
- 1 night Sanur
- 4 nights Nusa Lembongan
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock)
On arrival into Uluru (Ayers Rock) the group tour leader will greet you at the airport with the rest of your small group. Together you’ll make your way to the cultural site of Uluru for a walk around the base of this monolithic rock with your Aboriginal guide. You’ll soon learn more about the indigenous people through stories of their unique landscapes, art and culture followed by the chance to create your very own dot painting in the traditional style.
This evening you will stay at an exclusive campsite in comfortable safari tents with real bedding. Watch the sun set over Uluru if you choose, you can enjoy a unique Australian experience by sleeping under the stars in your very own 'swag'.
Included: Dinner, transport, touring & accommodation as part of your small group tour
Day 3: Uluru to Kings Creek Station
Your early rise will be rewarded this morning as you watch the sun rise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta at a private area near the site, before taking a walk through the 'Valley of the winds' at Kata Tjuta.
Kings Creek Cattle Station provides a private bush camp for the second night, complete with bush shower and toilet. This secluded location offers stunning views over the George Gill Ranges and this evening you’ll enjoy a dinner served around the campfire with dingos howling in the distance. An authentic outback experience is guaranteed at this camp!
Included: All meals, transport, touring & accommodation as part of your small group tour
Day 4: Kings Creek to Alice Springs
After breakfast it’s time to head to Kings Canyon for a walk through its towering walls, crevices and plateaus. Visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil 'Garden of Eden' today before heading back to Alice Springs for early evening.
You will spend tonight in Alice Springs.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, transport & touring as part of your small group tour, hotel
Day 5: Alice Springs to Darwin
You will be collected from your hotel this morning and taken by shared transfer to the airport to connect with your domestic flight north to Darwin.
On arrival, take your shared transfer to your apartment hotel and head out to explore. Why not go for a stroll along the esplanade or browse around the shops in the city centre looking out for a locally-farmed pearl as a keepsake from your trip? Stop and enjoy a cocktail on Mitchell Street before heading for a meal at one of the many restaurants.
Included: Shared departure transfer, domestic flight, shared arrival transfer, hotel
Day 6: Darwin
Today is a free day for you to enjoy Darwin, why not head to the lagoon or wave pool for some relaxation or visit the local crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove, if you’re feeling brave you can even enter the ‘Cage of Death’ for an up close encounter! Scenic flights and boat cruises offer a chance to see more of the remote wilderness surrounding Darwin or why not take a trip to the nearby Tiwi Islands and learn more about Aboriginal culture in an authentic environment.
On Sundays and Thursdays be sure to head to Mindil Beach Sunset Market near the Marina, with quirky stalls and tons of street food on offer, watching the sun set on the beach with a beer in hand is a Darwin tradition!
Day 7: Darwin to Bamurru Plains
It’s now time to enjoy some real luxury, Australian bush style! You will take a scenic flight from Darwin to your lodge in the Mary River region. Your home for the next 3 nights is Bamurru Plains, a spectacular Luxury Lodge where you’ll be staying in ‘safari tent’ style accommodation set within an exotic landscape of sweeping floodplains and paperbark forests. With fine dining offering local cuisine and an open bar filled with delicious Australian wines this is true wilderness luxury.
Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoy a refreshing drink looking out over this spectacular landscape.
Included: Scenic flight from Darwin to Kakadu, hotels, all meals and drinks at the lodge
Days 8 & 9: Bamurru Plains
Bamurru Plains is designed to be the perfect place to unwind in solace. With its well-stocked library, outdoor pool and lounging deck, it’s ideal for watching local creatures as they graze through the camp. All your meals and drinks are included in the price so you can look forward to fresh produce served by an expert chef.
There are lots of activities to enjoy at Bamurru Plains from airboat safaris to guided walks and river cruises plus much more. Birdlife is abundant in the region as are many native Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies and crocodiles, you can even take part in a spot of fishing.
Included: Accommodation, all meals and drinks
Day 10: Bamurru Plains to Sanur, Bali
After breakfast, take the scenic flight back to Darwin, then head to the airport to connect with your international flight to Bali, only 2.5 hours away.
On arrival into Denpasar in Bali you will be met by private transfer and taken to your 5* hotel in Sanur for a 1 night stay. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax by the pool and enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants.
Included: Scenic flight to Darwin, international flight, private arrival transfer, hotel
Day 10: Sanur to Nusa Lembongan
You will be collected from your hotel today and taken to the pier to meet your boat transfer to the small island of Nusa Lembongan, just off the coast of Bali. We’ve included a 4 night beach break so you can unwind in comfort.
Included: Departure transfer, boat, hotel
Days 11-14: Nusa Lembongan
Spend the next few days relaxing on this mellow island, a world away from the hectic pace of the mainland here you can truly escape real life and let your cares float away.
Explore the pristine beaches, soaring clifftop viewpoints and lush mangrove forest. You could snorkel just off the coast and spot local marine life in the crystal clear waters. Or why not head over to the neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan by crossing the yellow suspension bridge on the south-west coast.
Spend your evenings at one of the beach clubs for a beachfront dining experience complete with cocktails and ocean views.
Included: Hotel, breakfast
Day 15: Depart Nusa Lembongan
After breakfast it’s time to leave the island and head back to the mainland. You will be met off the boat and taken to Denpasar Airport to meet with your onward flight.
Included: Departure transfer, international flight
Day 16: Arrive UK