Guided camping adventures featuring Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon, Geikie Gorge, Broome, El Questro, Katherine, Kakadu and Darwin!
Camping adventures caters for those with an outdoor spirit. Pitch your tent at established campgrounds, enjoy meals prepared by a safari cook, experience unique sightseeing, fully escorted by a professional tour director and driver.
Experience the excitement of setting up camp at the end of each day, erecting your own, mosquito netted, easy-to assemble safari tent. Then relax back with happy hour drinks and nibbles, as the sun sets on a vista you can truly call your own. Later, retire to your 2.3 metre high tent, kitted out with your 'own-to-keep' Camping Essentials pack and sleeping bag, for a restful night's sleep in one of the greatest outdoors on earth. And there's a foam mattress to ensure you're comfortable as well.
The hand-picked campsite locations are selected to ensure you get the best available facilities, the most scenic locations and a true wilderness experience. Better still, relaxed itineraries incorporate more two night stays, allowing you to break your journey and fully experience these unique locations at a leisurely pace.
Camp in the world's last unspoilt frontiers in the Kimberley at El Questro Wilderness Park and be in proximity to its rugged ranges and stunning gorges. There is nowhere else to view the sun set over Cable Beach than in Broome.
Day 1: Arrive Darwin
On arrival in Darwin you will be transferred to your hotel. Later join a city orientation tour. Enjoy a welcome drink this evening with your crew.
Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Darwin
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
Travel deep into Kakadu National Park stopping at the Bowali Visitor Centre, before continuing to Nourlangie Rock for a short walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. This afternoon join a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. (B,D)
Camp: Kakadu National Park
Day 3: Nitmiluk National Park
Travel via the gold mining town of Pine Creek to Katherine. Stop at beautiful Edith Falls where there is time for a swim, before setting up camp in Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy an afternoon cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge. (B,L,D)
Camp: Nitmiluk National Park
Day 4: Kununurra
Heading west, travel via Timber Creek and Victoria River. Crossing the border into Western Australia, you will traverse large cattle stations to the township of Kununurra, which is the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining in the east Kimberley. (B,L,D)
Camp: Kununurra, 2 nights
Day 5: Lake Argyle
This morning explore Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park and admire the views from Kelly's Knob Lookout. Visit the historic Durack Homestead and learn about this pioneering family. Later enjoy a cruise on mighty Lake Argyle. (B,D)
Day 6: Emma Gorge
Travel along the Gibb River Road to Emma Gorge Resort. There is the opportunity to take a guided walk into the gorge with time for a swim in the crystal-clear water at the base of the waterfall. An optional Bungle Bungles 4WD adventure or Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine tour are available today. (B,L,D)
Camp: El Questro Wilderness Park, 2 nights
Day 7: El Questro 'Free Time'
Today is free for you to explore El Questro Wilderness Park. Perhaps take an optional cruise through Chamberlain Gorge. Ask your Tour Director for details on the many optional activities that are available at the El Questro Station Township. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Gibb River Road
Journey through some of the harshest terrain of the Kimberley. Skirt the Cockburn Range then continue along the famous Gibb River Road, stopping at Manning Gorge (conditions permitting). (B,L,D)
Bush Camp: Manning Gorge
Day 9: Kimberley Gorges
Cross the King Leopold Range then take a walk into beautiful Galvans Gorge. Later, inspect the unusual formation at Tunnel Creek (conditions permitting), before continuing on to spectacular Windjana Gorge.(B,L,D)
Bush Camp: Windjana Gorge
Day 10: Broome
Leave the Gibb River Road, stopping to see the Boab Prison Tree and Myall Bore. Then head south to Derby to visit the Circular Wharf before continuing to Broome. See Chinatown, the Japanese Cemetery, Streeters Jetty and visit Gantheaume Point for sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. This evening watch a breathtaking sunset over Cable Beach. (B)
Hotel: Mercure Broome, 2 nights
Day 11: Broome 'Free Time'
A free day to explore tropical Broome. Perhaps enjoy a refreshing swim at Cable Beach. At sunset you may like to take a camel ride along the beach. (B)
Day 12: Fitzroy Crossing
The distinct landscape of the northwest region of the Kimberley becomes obvious today as you journey along the Northern Highway to the town of Fitzroy Crossing. (B,L,D)
Camp: Fitzroy Crossing
Day 13: Geikie Gorge - Halls Creek
Cruise through Geikie Gorge where the river flows beneath the towering limestone cliffs. Watch for freshwater crocodiles and wallabies. Continue along the Northern Highway to Halls Creek. (B,L,D)
Camp: Halls Creek
Day 14: Top Springs
Skirt the edge of the Tanami Desert before crossing into the Northern Territory en route to Top Springs. (B,L,D)
Bush Camp: Tanami Track
Day 15: Tennant Creek
Admire the pretty countryside as the group drive along the Buchanan Stock Road, past vast cattle stations for which the region is renowned, to Tennant Creek. (B,D)
Camp: Tilmouth Well
Day 16: Alice Springs
This morning travel to Karlu Karlu (Devil's Marbles) where there is time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders. Continue on to Alice Springs for a city orientation tour including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. (B)
Camp: Alice Springs
Day 17: Kings Canyon
Travel to Kings Canyon stopping en route at a camel farm for an optional ride on a 'ship of the desert'. This afternoon for the energetic, a guided climb to the canyon rim will be rewarded with magnificent views of Watarrka National Park. Or you may prefer to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk. The sheer red rock face of the canyon soars over 100 metres above lush palm forests. While it was little known to Europeans until recently, the Luritja Aboriginal people have called the area their home for over 20,000 years. (B,D)
Camp: Kings Canyon
Day 18: Ayers Rock
Travel to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park where you'll glimpse your first sight of Uluru. Travel around the base of Uluru to see various sacred sites and hear about the flora and fauna unique to this area. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you watch the spectacular sunset at Uluru. (B)
Camp: Ayers Rock Resort
Day 19: Depart Ayers Rock
Travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and watch the first rays of the sun set Uluru and the Red Centre alight. Later you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Valid for sale until 20 Aug 12 or sold out
Valid for travel 2012: 8 May; 19 Jun; 13 Jul; 11 Sep
Fares are per person in Australian dollars based on twin occupancy*. Please contact your NRMA Travel consultant for a full range of fares and current availability.
|Travel dates||Twin||Single Traveller|
|19 Jun; 13 Jul; 11 Sep 2012||$4,580||$5,095|