Northern Territory Safari

​​​​Itinerary

Day 1
27 September

This morning you'll fly to Darwin, arriving between 12 and 1pm. You'll be met by your crew for a City Sights Tour which will include the Old Admiralty House, Parliament House, Old Police Station Darwin Museum and the Overland Telegraph Memorial.  We are then transported to our accommodation where your chaperones and safari crew will explain the tour rules. The crew will demonstrate how to set up and dismantle your tent - watch carefully as this is all part of your adventure! Afterwards, we head to East Point Reserve to watch the sunset before dinner.

Please ensure you read the Student Booklet that is emailed to you one week before your tour begins.  

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2
28 September

Remember to pack your swim suit today! We head to Litchfield National Park, passing through the town of Batchelor to view some of the best termite mounds in the Northern Territory. In the early afternoon, we visit Tolmer and Florence Falls before a relaxing swim in the pristine waters of Wangi Falls. We’ll set up camp in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
29 September

 

Today we head out of Litchfield and stop on the Arnhem Highway for a cruise on the river – sit well back to watch the huge saltwater crocodiles leaping from the water to take food from the tour guides! These ‘salties’ can grow up to 7 metres in length. We then travel to Kakadu National Park where we’ll explore Ubirr Rock and visit Nourlangie Rock to see some of the best preserved Aboriginal rock paintings before heading to camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
30 September

 

This morning we leave Kakadu for Katherine where we take an amazing Katherine River Gorge Cruise. Known by the Aboriginal name ‘Nitmiluk’ the Katherine Gorge is one of the most spectacular places in Australia, winding 12km through walls over 70m high. We set up camp in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
October

 

Travelling further south, at mid-morning we arrive at Mataranka for a lovely dip in the warm waters of the thermal pools surrounded by tropical rainforest. The water flows from Rainbow Springs to this idyllic spot. Afterwards, we continue south, arriving at Banka Banka Station in the late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

2 October

 

We pass through Renner Springs and the Three Way Junction to learn more about Aboriginal culture at the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent (The Devil’s Marbles). In the late afternoon, we arrive at Alice Springs and our campground. This evening you’ll meet Bearded Dragons, frill neck lizards and large pythons from the Reptile Centre.   ​

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
3 October

 

This morning we continue south to Uluru. After setting up camp there is some free time to relax at the pool or catch up on some of your washing. This evening we head to Sunset Strip where we’ll enjoy some snacks while watching an incredible sunset over this magnificent icon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
4 October

 

We have an early start to visit Uluru today. Please note, students are not permitted to climb Uluru and are reminded to be respectful of this sacred site. During a guided walk around the base you’ll see sacred caves and learn about the ceremonies and customs of the Indigenous people. We also visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the history of the local tribes, the Dreamtime and sacred ceremonies. After lunch we’ll visit Kings Canyon. Tonight we enjoy marshmallows by the campfire (fire bans permitting) and sleep out under the stars if the weather is clear.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

5 October




After packing our tents we head off to explore Kings Canyon. The canyon’s sheer walls rise to 270m making it the deepest gorge in Central Australia. The more adventurous of you may walk the rim of the canyon which offers spectacular views over the ‘Lost City’ and ‘Garden of Eden’. 

On our way to Alice Springs we’ll stop at Stuarts Well for a ride on a camel, known as a ‘ship of the desert’.  On our sightseeing tour of Alice Springs we’ll visit Anzac Hill and see the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges before some time in the city centre to explore and perhaps buy some local artwork or souvenirs. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10
6 October


This morning it is time to return home and say goodbye to all your new friends. We hope you enjoyed your EQI Holiday Adventure!  

Meals included: Breakfast

Date – 27 September to 6 October 2019
Price for 2019 – $2,200 pp + flights (inc. GST)
Applications close 7 September 2019

 

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Conditions

  • Group size – minimum 35; maximum 45 students
  • Available to overseas students enrolled in an Education Queensland International high school course

Download EQI Holiday Program application form (PDF, 225KB) 

To learn more about our fantastic Holiday Adventure Programs, contact your agentEQI team or school representative.

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Last reviewed 16 May 2019
Last updated 04 June 2019