Visit the heart of the Aussie outback in the Northern Territory with this two week holiday, perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for an adventurous escape. Catch sunrise and sunset over Uluru, listen to local Aboriginal legends and learn more about the ancient history and culture that still exists here.
Explore this tropical city’s beaches and sunset markets and stroll along the esplanade for taking a scenic flight out into the outback to the exclusive Bamarrru Plains – part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia brand. Unwind in pure luxury as you look out for indigenous wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and crocodiles – you’ll feel so far from everyday life, this the perfect place to relax.
Your holiday isn’t over yet – after returning to Darwin, you’ll make the short flight over to Bali in Indonesia and transfer to the idyllic Lembongan Island where white sands and tropical snorkelling await on your 5* beach break!
This honeymoon or trip for couples guarantees comfortable boutique and luxury accommodation whilst preserving the sense of an Aussie outback adventure. With plenty of opportunities to combine a mixture of outback adventure, exploration and relaxation – this holiday has all the ingredients for the perfect romantic break.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival into Uluru (Ayers Rock) you will be greeted by a representative from the hotel and taken to the lodge where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
Offering unparalleled views of the world famous rock and surrounding outback you can enjoy the views through floor to ceiling windows, from the comfort of your bed or on your outdoor deck. Indigenous artwork and traditional design are combined with high-end luxury to provide an authentic and special experience.
Spa Kinara offers a cool sanctuary in the heat of the desert and a chance to relax and unwind after your journey. Embracing local bush medicines and native beauty products, the spa features healing rituals and spa treatments that integrate the ancient aesthetics of the Australian earth.
An exclusive touring programme is included as part of your package at Longitude 131, this includes trips to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, where you will experience expert commentary on the region and learn more about the ancient history and culture that still exists here.
Visit Mulgara Gallery to see authentic Aboriginal art and meet the resident artist. Take a walk through the gallery enjoying the selection of original Central Australian indigenous art, from dot painting and artefacts to colourful body art from Papunya.
Offering the best of modern Australian cuisine, you will be spoilt for choice for food at Longitude 131. Made from the finest produce from all over the country, and combined with indigenous and outback flavours, the food here is unique as well as delicious! An open bar is also provided and sunset drinks and canapes are enjoyed in the early evening, allowing guests panoramic views over the changing colours of Uluru. For a unique experience, opt for Table 131, dining on outback fare and delicious Australian wine under the stars, later the resident astronomer will join you to share tales of the Southerly constellations.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October to April is considered the ‘wet season’ in the Northern Territory so Darwin and Kakadu National Park will experience heavy rains, flash flooding, and many roads will be closed at some point. The included tour may operate a different programme at this time depending on the roads in the national parks. We recommend that you visit during May-September when roads are open and the sun is shining in Kakadu and Darwin, the town is buzzing with visitors during these months so booking ahead is worthwhile.
Dry season in Bali runs from April – September, although occasional rainfall can still be expected, and the resorts are busiest during this time. During rainy season Bali becomes quieter although the sun still shines and temperatures remain relatively stable year round meaning Bali can be a great destination at any time of year.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.