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Uluru at Sunrise
Kata Tjuta National Park
Field of Light, Uluru
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Mt Conner Alice Springs
Devils Marbles, Northern Territory
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia
Boat cruise at Nitmiluk National Park
Aborignal rock art, Arnhem Land
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park
Cullen bay, Darwin

Outback Safari

11 day Escorted Tour – from £5045 £4540

With flights from £5655

An awe inspiring journey through the heart of Australia incorporating some of the country’s most recognisable and beautiful natural wonders. Discover the Outback on this unique Escorted Tour.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sunset at Uluru
  • Take a rim exploration walk along Kings Canyon
  • Cruise through Katherine Gorge and spot wildlife in Kakadu National Park
  • Discover the waterfalls and waterholes of Litchfield National Park

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Australian Outback tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Uluru at Sunrise

Day 1 – Welcome to Uluru

Today is one of colours. The ochre soil spiked with cycads as you come into land….

Today is one of colours. The ochre soil spiked with cycads as you come into land. The endless blue sky. The russet hues of Uluru… And that’s all before the enchanting hour. Come sunset, the landscape changes with every click of your camera. If you can stop snapping, have a glass of bubbles and some nibbles with your fellow adventurers.

    Desert Gardens

Uluru at Sunrise
Kata Tjuta National Park

Day 2 – Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta…

Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘The Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. If you’re looking for a reason to roll out of bed before dawn, make it an Uluru sunrise. We’re not saying it’s better than the sunset. But rising with the birds certainly has benefits. Like being cool when you tour the base of the world’s biggest monolith. A circumnavigation is 11 kilometres, if you’re up for it. Or you can join a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, a sacred spot decorated with millennia-old Aboriginal rock paintings. Dive even deeper into First Nations traditions at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then wander through Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, with more bubbles to serenade the day’s end.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta National Park
Field of Light, Uluru

Day 3 – Uluru – Kings Canyon

The only other reason to get up before dawn is to glimpse the Uluru Field of…

The only other reason to get up before dawn is to glimpse the Uluru Field of Light, a dazzling installation by British artist Bruce Munro that sees 50,000 stem-like globes blanket the Uluru soil. It’s optional – we won’t judge you for sleeping in, steeling yourself for today’s adventures. But if you’ve come this far, it would be a shame to opt for shut-eye over eye-popping. Speaking of which, did you know Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world, and Kings Creek Station, your next stop, is the largest exporter of these doe-eyed creatures? From here, the land eases into Kings Canyon, part of the immense Watarrka National Park. Views over the Red Centre are perspective-resetting.

    Kings Canyon Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Field of Light, Uluru
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Day 4 – Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Cattle stations are the size of small nations in the NT outback, as you’ll discover on…

Cattle stations are the size of small nations in the NT outback, as you’ll discover on your journey toward Alice. The other ‘big’ thing in these parts is the MacDonnell Ranges, undulating across the red earth like a serpent’s spine. Back in 1872, Alice Springs was a hive of activity, as a Telegraph Station was built to connect Adelaide and Darwin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line. Sweat and tears went into the project, as you’ll discover browsing the grounds-cum-museum. If you thought you were getting out of a sunset, think again – panoramas from Anzac Hill steal the scene.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Mt Conner Alice Springs

Day 5 – Alice Springs

Visit Alice Springs Desert Park. It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native…

Visit Alice Springs Desert Park. It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really appreciate the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. In remote parts of Australia, community is everything, whether to ensure stories of the Arrernte people are not forgotten, or to help those who need help. The passionate Royal Flying Doctor Service health workers commute hundreds of kilometres to provide aid. Their stories are at once uplifting and inspiring. End the day on a high at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, where the Falzon family host a BBQ Be My Guest dinner under the stars. This is a lesson in off-the-grid, sustainable living. Let it inspire you to follow suit at home.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast, Dinner
Mt Conner Alice Springs
Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Day 6 – Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

The whole of Peru covers 1.3 million square kilometres – the same size playing field that…

The whole of Peru covers 1.3 million square kilometres – the same size playing field that the School of the Air broadcasts daily classes to. Watch a live session with kids in some of Australia’s most remote reaches, providing them with educational tools otherwise unavailable. Not on the curriculum? Aliens, although you will learn all about them passing through Wycliffe Well, also known as Australia’s ‘UFO capital’. Undeniably otherworldly are the precariously balanced boulders that characterise Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) and the landscapes surrounding gold-rich Tennant Creek.

    Bluestone Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Devils Marbles, Northern Territory
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia

Day 7 – Tennant Creek – Katherine

When you’re not working hard in the Australian outback, you’re having a lot of fun. Case…

When you’re not working hard in the Australian outback, you’re having a lot of fun. Case in point the Daly Waters Historic Pub, where the food – schnitzels, burgers – comes second to the atmosphere. Follow the lead of those here before you and leave a memento to decorate the walls. If you were a fan of TV drama We of the Never Never, you’ll recognise your next destination: the (replica) Elsey Homestead in Mataranka. Explore, or soak in the palm-shrouded thermal springs.

    Contour Hotel Katherine

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia
Boat cruise at Nitmiluk National Park

Day 8 – Katherine – Kakadu

Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience cruise along…

Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience cruise along Katherine Gorge. You’ll wind through this gorge carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and maybe a freshwater crocodile or two on the banks. You can almost feel the spirits yawning as they created this landscape on Jawoyn land, part of Nitmiluk National Park. A sprinkling of crocs, a flutter of rare birds. It takes your breath away. More wildlife lurks in Kakadu’s Yellow Water Billabong, which is a mecca for sea eagles, brolgas and little kingfishers.

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Boat cruise at Nitmiluk National Park
Aborignal rock art, Arnhem Land

Day 9 – Kakadu – Darwin

The best way to grasp the immensity of Kakadu and Arnhem Land? From the air, should…

The best way to grasp the immensity of Kakadu and Arnhem Land? From the air, should you wish to take an optional flight. You won’t regret it – perspective is always a good thing. Speaking of which, Ubirr’s Aboriginal rock art dates back an eye-watering 20,000+ years. If it looks familiar, that’s because it starred in classic Aussie movie, Crocodile Dundee. Get your Darwin bearings on a quick tour – we want to give you as much time as possible to enjoy a bite to eat at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast
Aborignal rock art, Arnhem Land
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

Day 10 – Litchfield National Park

Think of today as dessert: the sweet finale to a decadent degustation. Travel deep into Litchfield…

Think of today as dessert: the sweet finale to a decadent degustation. Travel deep into Litchfield National Park, pocked with 100-year-old, two-metre-high magnetic termite mounds. We’re not sticking around though – Florence and Wangi falls await. Change into your swimming costume and take a dip in the gem-like waterholes. Darwin can get steamy, but you’ll have wind in your sails as you cruise the harbour at sunset, enjoying one last toast to the NT.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast, Dinner
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park
Cullen bay, Darwin

Day 11 – Farewell from Darwin

‘Ma Muk’ (‘See you later’), as the Larrakia people would say. This Dreamtime adventure is over…

‘Ma Muk’ (‘See you later’), as the Larrakia people would say. This Dreamtime adventure is over for now, but we’re positive your memories will last forever.

    Breakfast
Cullen bay, Darwin

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Australian Outback tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Uluru

Today is one of colours. The ochre soil spiked with cycads as you come into land. The endless blue sky. The russet hues of Uluru… And that’s all before the enchanting hour. Come sunset, the landscape changes with every click of your camera. If you can stop snapping, have a glass of bubbles and some nibbles with your fellow adventurers.

    Desert Gardens

Uluru at Sunrise

Day 2

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Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘The Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. If you’re looking for a reason to roll out of bed before dawn, make it an Uluru sunrise. We’re not saying it’s better than the sunset. But rising with the birds certainly has benefits. Like being cool when you tour the base of the world’s biggest monolith. A circumnavigation is 11 kilometres, if you’re up for it. Or you can join a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, a sacred spot decorated with millennia-old Aboriginal rock paintings. Dive even deeper into First Nations traditions at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Then wander through Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, with more bubbles to serenade the day’s end.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta National Park

Day 3

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Uluru – Kings Canyon

The only other reason to get up before dawn is to glimpse the Uluru Field of Light, a dazzling installation by British artist Bruce Munro that sees 50,000 stem-like globes blanket the Uluru soil. It’s optional – we won’t judge you for sleeping in, steeling yourself for today’s adventures. But if you’ve come this far, it would be a shame to opt for shut-eye over eye-popping. Speaking of which, did you know Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world, and Kings Creek Station, your next stop, is the largest exporter of these doe-eyed creatures? From here, the land eases into Kings Canyon, part of the immense Watarrka National Park. Views over the Red Centre are perspective-resetting.

    Kings Canyon Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Field of Light, Uluru

Day 4

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Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Cattle stations are the size of small nations in the NT outback, as you’ll discover on your journey toward Alice. The other ‘big’ thing in these parts is the MacDonnell Ranges, undulating across the red earth like a serpent’s spine. Back in 1872, Alice Springs was a hive of activity, as a Telegraph Station was built to connect Adelaide and Darwin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line. Sweat and tears went into the project, as you’ll discover browsing the grounds-cum-museum. If you thought you were getting out of a sunset, think again – panoramas from Anzac Hill steal the scene.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Day 5

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Alice Springs

Visit Alice Springs Desert Park. It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really appreciate the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. In remote parts of Australia, community is everything, whether to ensure stories of the Arrernte people are not forgotten, or to help those who need help. The passionate Royal Flying Doctor Service health workers commute hundreds of kilometres to provide aid. Their stories are at once uplifting and inspiring. End the day on a high at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, where the Falzon family host a BBQ Be My Guest dinner under the stars. This is a lesson in off-the-grid, sustainable living. Let it inspire you to follow suit at home.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast, Dinner
Mt Conner Alice Springs

Day 6

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Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

The whole of Peru covers 1.3 million square kilometres – the same size playing field that the School of the Air broadcasts daily classes to. Watch a live session with kids in some of Australia’s most remote reaches, providing them with educational tools otherwise unavailable. Not on the curriculum? Aliens, although you will learn all about them passing through Wycliffe Well, also known as Australia’s ‘UFO capital’. Undeniably otherworldly are the precariously balanced boulders that characterise Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) and the landscapes surrounding gold-rich Tennant Creek.

    Bluestone Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Devils Marbles, Northern Territory

Day 7

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Tennant Creek – Katherine

When you’re not working hard in the Australian outback, you’re having a lot of fun. Case in point the Daly Waters Historic Pub, where the food – schnitzels, burgers – comes second to the atmosphere. Follow the lead of those here before you and leave a memento to decorate the walls. If you were a fan of TV drama We of the Never Never, you’ll recognise your next destination: the (replica) Elsey Homestead in Mataranka. Explore, or soak in the palm-shrouded thermal springs.

    Contour Hotel Katherine

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia

Day 8

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Katherine – Kakadu

Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience cruise along Katherine Gorge. You’ll wind through this gorge carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and maybe a freshwater crocodile or two on the banks. You can almost feel the spirits yawning as they created this landscape on Jawoyn land, part of Nitmiluk National Park. A sprinkling of crocs, a flutter of rare birds. It takes your breath away. More wildlife lurks in Kakadu’s Yellow Water Billabong, which is a mecca for sea eagles, brolgas and little kingfishers.

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Boat cruise at Nitmiluk National Park

Day 9

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Kakadu – Darwin

The best way to grasp the immensity of Kakadu and Arnhem Land? From the air, should you wish to take an optional flight. You won’t regret it – perspective is always a good thing. Speaking of which, Ubirr’s Aboriginal rock art dates back an eye-watering 20,000+ years. If it looks familiar, that’s because it starred in classic Aussie movie, Crocodile Dundee. Get your Darwin bearings on a quick tour – we want to give you as much time as possible to enjoy a bite to eat at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast
Aborignal rock art, Arnhem Land

Day 10

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Litchfield National Park

Think of today as dessert: the sweet finale to a decadent degustation. Travel deep into Litchfield National Park, pocked with 100-year-old, two-metre-high magnetic termite mounds. We’re not sticking around though – Florence and Wangi falls await. Change into your swimming costume and take a dip in the gem-like waterholes. Darwin can get steamy, but you’ll have wind in your sails as you cruise the harbour at sunset, enjoying one last toast to the NT.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast, Dinner
Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park

Day 11

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Farewell from Darwin

‘Ma Muk’ (‘See you later’), as the Larrakia people would say. This Dreamtime adventure is over for now, but we’re positive your memories will last forever.

    Breakfast
Cullen bay, Darwin

Meals & Inclusions

10 nights’ accommodation
10 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Expert tour director
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Experienced and professional driver
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-04-27

2024-06-29

2024-08-24

To confirm availability call 0333 234 2889

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Outback Safari escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Add extra nights in the Red Centre or Darwin before or after your tour
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore, or another destination
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business, or First Class

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Outback Safari

11 day Escorted Tour – from £5045 £4540

With flights from £5655

All prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

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