Northern Territory safari


​​​​​General information

Tour dates: 18–28 September 2024

Price for 2024: $3,390 per person + flights (including GST)

Applications close: 18 August 2024

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Day 1
18 September

This morning all students fly to Darwin. You are met by your crew who will take you into Darwin. You can have lunch in Darwin and enjoy the sights. You are then transported to your accommodation.

Your Education Queensland International (EQI) tour supervisors and safari crew will now go through the tour rules and expectations of your adventure safari. Our crew will give a set up and dismantle demonstration of your tent. Watch carefully as you will be doing this during your adventure safari! We now head East Point Reserve to watch the sunset and return to camp for your evening meal.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2
19 September

Remember to pack your swimsuit today! We head to Litchfield National Park, passing through the town of Batchelor and viewing some of the biggest termite mounds in the Northern Territory.

We arrive in the early afternoon and will be visiting the Florence Falls first before relaxing at Wangi Falls and swimming in the pristine waters. We head to camp late afternoon, set up tents and enjoy dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
20 September

Today we head out of Litchfield and stop on the Arnhem Highway to enjoy a cruise on the river. Be prepared to sit well back and marvel at the huge saltwater crocodiles that will leap up to take food from the tour guides. These 'salties' can grow up to 7m long.

We continue on and arrive early afternoon into Kakadu National Park. We explore Ubirr Rock and then visit Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), to view some of the most well preserved Aboriginal rock paintings, before heading to camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
21 September

Leaving Kakadu we head to Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park. We stop to go for a bush walk taking in views of the picturesque waterfalls, swimming pools and the Edith river.

Before we return to the coach we take a refreshing dip in one of the pools. We arrive into Katherine late afternoon to set up camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
22 September

In the morning we enjoy a Katherine River Gorge Cruise. Known by the aboriginal name Nitmiluk, a cruise through Katherine Gorge is an amazing experience. The Gorge is one of the most spectacular areas in the country, winding 12 kilometres with walls more than 70 metres high.

After our cruise we head further South and arrive at Mataranka we enjoy a lovely dip in the thermal pools. Feel every muscle in your body relax as you slip into the warm waters of Mataranka thermal pools. The water flows from Rainbow Springs to this idyllic spot surrounded by tropical rainforest. We then continue south arriving at Banka Banka Station late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6
23 September

Today we pass through Renner Springs and the Three Way Junction and see more aboriginal lore at the Eggs of the Rainbow Serpent (The Devil's Marbles). We arrive late afternoon into Alice Springs and head to the campground.

This evening we enjoy a visit from the Reptile Centre, see Bearded Dragons, frill neck lizards and large pythons up close and personal. You will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with large snakes wrapped around your neck.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
24 September

This morning we visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service and School of the Air to learn about these important services for Australians in remote areas.

We leave Alice Springs and head to Simpsons Gap. We enjoy a short stroll along a walking track, see if you can spot the black footed rock wallabies. We continue on to Kings Creek Station arriving early afternoon to set up camp.

Tonight we enjoy marshmellows around the campfire (fire bans permitting) before placing our sleeping bags on tarpaulin and sleeping underneath the stars provided the weather is clear.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
25 September

Early rise this morning, we pack up before heading off to explore Kings Canyon. The sheer walls of the canyon rise up 270 metres, making it the deepest gorge in Central Australia. All students must have 2 litres of water to do the walk. If you have reasonable fitness you can walk to the rim of the canyon, which offers spectacular views over the 'Lost City' and 'Garden of Eden'. Or you can walk the base of the canyon and look up at the spectacular cliff faces.

After this exhilarating walk, we enjoy breakfast before continuing on to Yulara, arriving mid-afternoon. On arrival we can relax at camp, swim in the pool or take a short scenic walk to see Uluru from a distance.

This evening we head to Sunset Strip. Make sure your phone/camera is charged, we enjoy snacks while watching the many colours of Uluru as the sun sets on this magnificent monolith.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9
26 September

This morning we visit Uluru. We respect the cultural beliefs of the indigenous people that this is a sacred site. We enjoy a guided base walk around the rock, you see sacred caves and learn about the ceremonies and religion of the indigenous people.

Time to visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the history of the local tribes, dreamtime and sacred ceremonies before we head to camp for lunch.

This afternoon we visit Kata Tjuta. Some say this is more impressive than Uluru, you decide! Walk to the lookout and marvel at the imposing domes before returning to camp to relax.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Day 10
27 September

This morning we experience an outback adventure on a 'ship of the desert'. Bond with your camel on a ride through the desert with Uluru as a breathtaking backdrop, stopping for photos on a sand dune lookout.

After an exciting morning, we head back after lunch to Alice Springs for our last night of our Outback adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11
28 September

This morning we visit Alice Springs Desert Park and Zoo to get up close to the local fauna and flora. The park covers 1,300 hectares of land 7 kilometres west of the Alice Springs town centre. With a core area of 54 hectares the park presents and interprets the Australian desert environment and, its inhabitants while contributing to the conservation of Australia's desert flora and fauna. Make sure you see the bird show!

At noon, we say goodbye to the red centre, as you fly back your Australian families. We hope you enjoyed your Outback adventure safari.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Last updated 19 June 2024