Darwin - Arnhem Land - Red Centre – Adelaide – the Barossa - Flinders Ranges
Travel to the vast and rugged wilderness of Arnhem Land, discover galleries of spectacular rock art and meet remote Aboriginal communities. Visit the spiritual heart of Australia and watch the sunrise over sacred Aboriginal sites. Catch the mighty barramundi on a Heli fishing experience then relax and unwind amidst the vineyards of the Barossa. End your trip on a high with a 3 day walk through the beautiful Flinders Ranges.
Darwin to Arnhem Land
Board your light plane for your 50-minute flight to Arnhemland Safari Lodge, owned and operated by Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris. The lodge is located on a 700 km exclusive lease at Mt Borradaile in northwest Arnhem Land. Mt Borradaile is a registered Aboriginal sacred site and Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris has been entrusted by the Traditional owners, the Ulba Bunidj people, to show small groups of people this unique and special part of Australia.
Spend three nights at the Lodge exploring the local area with the knowledgeable guides. There is no set itinerary, visitors decide their own activities and the guides accommodate their choices.
Arnhem Land to Darwin
Fly back to Darwin and spend the rest of the day exploring this tropical city. Walk or bike ride through the parklands, see Aboriginal art in the museum and taste the city's multicultural flavours at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Visit chic Cullen Bay Marina and take a heritage walk round the wharf.
Full Day Heli fishing Tour
Today it’s time to target the mighty barramundi on a full day Heli fishing tour with Helifish.
Darwin to Uluru
Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is located 450km (280 miles) drive south west of Alice Springs. Uluru is one of the great natural wonders of the world and will entrance you with its changing colours and mystical ambience.
Fly from Darwin to Yulara (Ayers Rock Airport) where you will be transferred to your accommodation at Longitude 131°.
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° is sited to face majestic Uluru and is the ultimate, exclusive Australian outback experience. This is the spiritual and geographical heart of Australia. Longitude 131°’s 16 luxe elevated pavilions have unsurpassed private views of Uluru.
Uluru to Adelaide
Fly from Uluru to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. A hub for fabulous food, wine and internationally acclaimed festivals, Adelaide has much to offer.
Adelaide to the Barossa
This morning tee off early at the prestigious Royal Adelaide Golf Club. Located in Seaton along the city’s western railway, the course highlight, the 3rd tee, is perched on the side of the railway line. The occasional train passes by as the golfers are lining up their shot!
On completion of your golf experience, transfer to the Barossa – the heart of Australia’s wine industry, home to gourmet delights and an area blessed with a rich cultural heritage. There is a strong sense of cultural identity and community spirit, which adds to the appeal of the region. With over 70 cellar doors to choose from, there are plenty of wineries to visit including world-famous wineries such as St Hugo, Yalumba, Seppeltsfield and Jacob’s Creek.
On your way to the Barossa stop at the historic town of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
Spend tonight in the heart of the Barossa at The Louise, a boutique vineyard retreat with sweeping vistas across thousands of acres of verdant vineyards.
The Barossa – Adelaide
This morning see kangaroos up close in their natural habitat on the Louise’s unique Breakfast with the Kangaroos experience.
Spend today exploring the Barossa and tour some of the region’s most iconic wineries before returning to Adelaide. Alternatively, spend another night at the Louise and transfer to Arkaba in the morning by car (4 hours’ drive).
Adelaide to Arkaba
Make your way to the General Aviation Terminal at Adelaide Airport for your private charter flight to Hawker. On arrival your Arkaba guide will transfer you by road to Wilpena Pound to begin your walk.
Set off on foot through the basin of Wilpena Pound before walking onto Arkaba's 60,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy and descend into Black's Gap Signature Camp.
*Thursdays or Fridays only between March and October
Hike through creeks and open hill country approaching the foothills of the Elder Range to Elder Camp.
Walk across varying terrain through Mallee and cypress forests before ascending the beautiful Red Range for views across the neighboring ranges and crossing Arkaba Creek to arrive at Arkaba Homestead. Arkaba is a 64,000-acre outback property that has been transformed from sheep station to wildlife conservancy by owners Wild Bush Luxury, who have implemented on ground conservation management on the property.
Scenic road transfer to Adelaide
Depart Arkaba Homestead after breakfast for a scenic transfer through charming outback towns with wine tasting and lunch in the Clare Valley wine country.
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