Discover the Mary River Wetlands, Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk Gorge, Simpsons Gap and Uluru by air, land and water on this exclusive journey including overnight trip from Alice Springs to Darwin on The Ghan, and the ultimate in outback luxury at Longitude 131˚

1Overview
Overview

Discover the Mary River Wetlands, Nitmiluk Gorge, Simpsons Gap, Uluru and Kakadu National Park by air, land and water on this exclusive journey including overnight trip from Alice Springs to Darwin on The Ghan, and the ultimate in outback luxury at Longitude 131˚. Private guided hiking at Kata Tjuta is included at Uluru, and wildlife viewing opportunities at Bamurru Plains complete with lunch in a viewing hide.

Longitude 131 Ayers Rock Uluru Terrace Evening
Wet Edge Pool
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

The Ghan

Top end safari camp experience on the Mary River wetlands

Longitude 131˚ and Uluru

Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds private guided walk

Guided walks at Uluru’s Kantju Gorge, Kata Tjuta and Simpsons Gap

Nitmiluk Gorge river cruise

Kakadu National Park including Ubirr and East Alligator River

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included

From AUD$13550 pp (twin share)

  • 2 nights Longitude 131˚in a Luxury Tent
  • 3 nights Bamurru Plains in a Safari Bungalow
  • 1 night at Adina Waterfront in deluxe one-bedroom apartment
  • The Ghan overnight in Gold Class travelling from Alice Springs to Darwin
  • Flight from Uluru to Alice Springs
  • Private charter flights from Darwin to Bamurru Plains return
  • Nitmiluk Gorge excursion in Katherine
  • All-inclusive food, wine and spirits at Longitude 131˚, Bamurru Plains and onboard the Ghan
  • Private guided walk and touring at Simpsons Gap / Alice Springs
  • Private guided Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Guided Uluru Kantju Gorge Walk and sunset drinks experience
  • Field of Lights
  • Table 131˚dining experience under the stars
  • Mary River wetlands cruise and sundowner drinks
  • Full day Kakadu touring including scenic flight, river cruise and Ubirr
  • Private lunch experience in a wildlife viewing hide at Bamurru
  • Airboat experience and guided activities at Bamurru
  • All ground transfers and airport pick-ups/drop-offs
4Location & Access
Location & Access

Commences at Ayers Rock (Uluru), concludes in Darwin

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Wil maps STATE NT 8 DREDCENTER
6Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

After landing at Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) Airport, you’ll be transferred to Longitude 131°, your luxury lodging with views over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Premium food and wine is included throughout your stay here. This afternoon you’ll join your Longitude 131° host on a walk along a portion of the Uluru base walking track. Learn about the Mala people and view cave paintings before visiting Kantju gorge at dusk to watch the rock walls changing colour as the sun begins to set. Capture the changing light reflected over Uluru’s many faces over a chilled glass of wine and canapés before returning to camp for dinner showcasing local produce at the Dune House restaurant. After dinner retire to your stunning tent, perhaps relaxing on the deck lounge to take in the silence of the dessert at night.

Included: L - D

Longitude 131 Ayers Rock Uluru Sunset Guide Drinks

Day 2

Explore the impressive formation of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) on a private guided walk today. Your Longitude 131° guide will meet you after an early breakfast for your transfer to Kata Tjuta. Renowned as the best day hike in the region, you will follow your guide along a challenging trail traversing rocky terrain, creeks and canyons leading to a spectacular natural amphitheatre, known as the Valley of the Winds. Your 5 hour hike will see you return to camp in time for a late lunch. This afternoon there’s time to relax by the pool with views to Uluru, before visiting the Field of Lights later this afternoon. As the sunsets you’ll witness the spectacular sight of this art installation lighting up the dessert landscape. Tonight enjoy dinner at Table 131° dining under the stars at an exclusive venue among the dunes. Enjoy the sense of natural theatre over four courses complemented with fine Australian wines. Later, a Lodge guide regales the gathering with tales of the Southerly constellations.

Included: B - L - D

Longitude 131 Ayers Rock Uluru Terrace Evening

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On landing your host for the day will meet you and you’ll be transferred to Simpson's Gap for a short walk along the creek bed offering views to the gorge walls above. Enjoy lunch in the national park before another scenic short walk at Standley Chasm or on the Larapinta Trail. Alternatively there’s time for a visit to Alice Springs township and local sights – we can tailor today to suit your preferences so be sure to let us know your interests and we will recommend the perfect day out. You’ll be dropped to the Ghan station in plenty of time for your early evening departure. Notice the changing colours and vast landscapes outside the window as you journey north from Alice Springs, departing in time for a sunset drink and dinner onboard.

Included: B - L - D

GSR Ghan Katherine Hero Shot 1920

Day 4

Continue on your Ghan journey today as you travel across the outback arriving into Katherine this morning after a relaxed breakfast onboard. Prepare to experience one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders, Nitmiluk Gorge, part of the 292,000 hectare Nitmiluk National Park. You'll explore the gorge from the water with a guided cruise included today before re-joining the train and continuing your journey into Darwin arriving this evening. Your driver will escort you to your overnight accommodation on Darwin’s waterfront.

Included: B - L

GSR Ghan OTE Katherine Gorge Nitmiluk Drone Boat Hero 1920

Day 5

After breakfast this morning (at cost), you’ll have time for a stroll around the waterfront precinct before your driver meets you late morning for your transfer to the airport. Here you will board your private 25 minute charter flight to Bamurru Plains, flying over the Mary River wetlands region and countryside on the way. Bamurru is a unique safari lodge known for its prolific birdlife and wild buffalo which you can view on open-air safari drives and on the wetlands in Bamurru's unique airboats. After settling into your luxe tent, enjoy a peaceful river cruise this afternoon through a section of the Mary River wetland system and spot the crocodiles and prolific bird life. As the sunsets enjoy canapes and sundowners onboard before returning to the Lodge for a three course dinner showcasing local produce and native ingredients. All food, wine and spirits are included at Bamurru so you can make yourself at home. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wetlands and Australian bush.

Included: D

Bamurru Plains Top End Magpie Geese Clouds

Day 6

A morning airboat safari on the floodplain wetlands of the Mary River catchment is a uniquely thrilling experience. The wetlands are home to thousands of Magpie Geese, Plumed Whistling-Duck, Ibis, Egrets and a host of other bird-life, which will take flight as you zip across the floodplains barely skimming the surface of the water. After a relaxed morning back at camp, your lunch today is a special private experience at Bamurru's wildlife viewing hide. You'll be whisked to the Hide for a two-hour lunch with picnic hamper, wines and binoculars supplied. With the Hide guaranteed for your exclusive use, you're free to take an after-lunch nap in your personal tree house with the sounds of the bush on the breeze to lull you to sleep. Later, travel with your guide across the Bamurru Plains property in a safari vehicle with raised seating providing the best possible vantage point for spotting native wallabies, crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo’s and some of the hundreds of bird species that call Bamurru home. Refreshments are included on this late afternoon safari experience. Another wonderful dinner awaits back at the lodge tonight.

Included: B - L - D

Bamurru Plains Top End Bird Hide

Day 7

After breakfast your day at Kakadu begins. This full day tour from Bamurru Plains commences with a scenic flight over Mary River wetlands and World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and includes a wildlife spotting cruise and a walk at Ubirr taking in Aboriginal rock art. From the top of Ubirr Rock enjoy 360 degree views over the Nadab floodplain and Arnhem Land. Lunch is included as is a visit to the Bowali Visitors Center, before returning by road to Bamurru late this afternoon in time for sunset drinks and dinner with your new Bamurru friends.

Included: B - L - D

Kakadu Ubirr Nadab views NT6

Day 8

This morning enjoy a relaxed breakfast and some time by the pool soaking up views of passing wildlife. Late morning return by private scenic flight to Darwin, ready for your journey home or onward adventure.

Included: B

Wet Edge Pool
7Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

March to October

It’s not just the luxury tent, or the gourmet food and wine …. The more you learn about Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the more spectacular the place becomes
Longitude 131° - November 2019

Frequently asked questions

What is the weather like in the Northern Territory?

The average maximum temperature and rainfall by month in Darwin and the NT Top End are detailed below. The Mary River wetlands and Kakadu National Park are 2-3 hours’ drive from Darwin and experience similar weather patterns.

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