Darwin - Port
Visitors can easily explore Darwin and experience the tropical laid back lifestyle through local food – jackfruit curry, mango smoothies and crocodile jerky are available on market days, and local delicacies such as mud crabs or barramundi can be found on restaurant menus. Shore excursions and the hop-on-hop-off bus visit the Museum & Art Gallery of NT, Darwin Military Museum, and the city centre. Harbour Cruises are also popular, and crocodiles can be seen (from a safe distance) in the city at Crocosaurus Cove, further out at Crocodylus Park, or in the wild on a Jumping Croc cruise.
Kakadu National Park World Heritage Area – Scenic flight excursion/Pre or post destination
250 kilometres from Darwin, Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s great nature reserves. Visitors can cruise on Yellow Water Billabong with 290 bird varieties and wildlife, and learn about Australia’s 50,000 year old Indigenous culture through Kakadu’s rock art galleries. Full day scenic flights are the best way for cruise visitors to experience Kakadu.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Pre or post cruise destination
The main attraction is the changing colours of 348 metre high Uluru at sunrise and sunset. Located 440 kilometres west of Alice Springs, tour options include base walks around the red monolith with traditional Anangu guides, camel treks, scenic flights, bicycle rides, and Harley Davidson tours. Also in the park are the massive 36 domes of Kata Tjuta which are over 500 million years old. Accommodation varies from camping to hotels to the luxurious Longitude 131 wilderness camp. Visitors can fly direct to Uluru from all major port cities.
Alice Springs and Central Australia- Pre or post cruise destination
Gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the famous outback city of Alice Springs offers early morning hot-air balloon rides, riverbed camel treks, heli tours and four wheel drive tours into the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Alice Springs’ vibrant art galleries reflect regional Aboriginal styles. Dinner under the stars with a local indigenous chef is a highlight.
Wilderness Lodges - Pre or post cruise destination
The Northern Territory offers wild bush luxury at several legendary wilderness lodges including Bamurru Plains resort on the edge of a pristine floodplain, and the half a million acre Bullo River cattle station – a spectacular landscape teeming with wildlife. Visitors can experience the world’s oldest living culture at Mt Borradaile with Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safaris.