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20 Day Western Half Tour

Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

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Western Half Tour Package

Inclusions

  • Airfares to Adelaide & from Broome
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Lake Argyle Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Devils Marbles
  • Matakanka Hot Springs
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • East Point Military Museum
  • Darwin Museum
  • Wadlata Outback Centre
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta
  • Woomera Rocket Range
  • Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu
  • Stanley Chasm & Simpsons Gap
  • 3 Nights in Kununurra
  • Tour of Iconic Coober Pedy
  • 19 Nights Motel Accommodation
  • Coach Travel – Air Cond, Toilet, Air Suspension
  • 15 evening meals, 19 breakfast, 2 Lunches

State

Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia
North West and Western Australia

Accommodation

19 nights motel

Departure Dates

31 July - waitlist

23 Aug -Broome to Adelaide

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Departure from Perth

Senior

$5,950

Adult

$6,050

Land Only

$5,450

Departure from Melbourne

Senior

$6,050

Adult

$6,150

Land Only

$5,450

Departure from Sydney

Senior

$6,050

Adult

$6,150

Land Only

$5,450

Departure from Adelaide

Senior

$5,950

Adult

$6,050

Land Only

$5,450

Departure from Brisbane

Senior

$6,050

Adult

$6,150

Land Only

$5,450

Departure from Hobart

Senior

$0

Adult

$0

Land Only

$0

Single Accomodation

$1,650

Single Tent Only

$0

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Itinerary Details

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MEALS

Day 1

(PD, Motel) We fly to Broome, where we are met by our coach and spend the day touring Broome, a lovely historic old pearling town, visit Chinatown, the Japanese Cemetery, Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point before watching the sunset over Cable Beach.

Day 2

(FB, MD, Motel) Off to the west for an afternoon boat cruise on beautiful Geikie Gorge carved by thousands of years of the flow of the Fitzroy River. Spending the night in Fitzroy Crossing. Note: Geikie Gorge cruise included.

Day 3

(FB, MD, Motel) On to Halls Creek the northern end of the Tanami Track and Canning Stock Route, where gold was first discovered in WA in 1884. Crossing the upper reaches of the Ord River and through the ranges to Kununurra, our base for three nights.

Day 4

(FB, PD, Motel) Off for a marvellous boat cruise on Lake Argyle, absorbing the grandeur of this magic spot. The Ord is spectacular, we have an optional cruise 55km along the Ord back to Kununurra or you may wish to relax around the pool at the motel. In the evening we have a picnic dinner at Bathers Beach near the diversion dam wall. Note: Lake Argyle Boat cruise included. Ord River cruise not included approx $130.

Day 5

(FB, PL, Motel) For those who wish: an early morning flight over the Bungle Bungle National Park and Lake Argyle. Morning visit to one of the Kimberley’s oldest towns, Wyndham, full of W.A. history, 5 Rivers Lookout and the wharf. Return to the Kimberley’s newest town, Kununurra for lunch and a tour of Lake Kununurra, the Diversion Dam and the very productive Ord River Irrigation farmlands. We take you into town for dinner at one of the restaurants. After dinner we can spot crocodiles in Lake Kununurra. Note: Flight over Bungle Bungles not included approx $400.

Day 6

(FB, MD, Motel) Leaving Kununurra we cross the NT/WA border and enjoy a wonderful drive along the beautiful and remote Victoria Highway, following the Victoria River to Katherine. Katherine is a service centre for the Central Northern Territory region, a vast area of mainly cattle stations, national parks and aboriginal lands.

Day 7

(CB, RD, Motel) Morning cruise on Katherine Gorge then via Pine Creek and Adelaide River with its beautiful War Cemetery to Darwin for three nights. Note: Katherine Gorge Cruise included.

Day 8

(CB, Motel) Into Darwin for a full tour including Battery Point, The Port and the City Centre. Visit to the Darwin Museum; depicting the events of cyclone Tracey in 1974 and the East Point Military Museum; depicting the bombing raids on Darwin in 1942. Free time in the city for dinner. Note: East Point Museum included.

Day 9

(CB, PD, Motel) Day tour to Kakadu National Park for a boat cruise on Yellow Water with the skipper explaining this ancient, interesting ecosystem. Dinner on the way back to Darwin.

Day 10

(CB, MD, Motel) Morning visit to Litchfield National Park with its Magnetic Termite Mounds and the magnificent Wangi Falls. Returning to Katherine via Pine Creek.

Day 11

(CB, MD, Motel) South down the Stuart Highway through the Northern Territory to the Mataranka Thermal Pool, an absolutely beautiful spot to relax in these natural springs. Lunch at the Daly Waters Pub, a centre for the London to Sydney air race of 1926 and a World War II Air Force base. Past Elliott and Renner Springs to the copper mining town of Tennant Creek.

Day 12

(CB, PL, RD, Motel) On to the Devils Marbles, names from a 1870 quote from the Overland Telegraph Line expedition; “This is the Devil’s country; he’s even emptied his bag of marbles around the place.” Break at the Outback pub of Barrow Creek before viewing Central Mount Stuart, the geographical centre of Australia and reaching Alice Springs.

Day 13

(CAB, Motel) Weather permitting you may take an optional Hot Air Balloon trip along the MacDonnell Ranges. Next out to Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. Once we return to Alice Springs the afternoon is free time for you to enjoy “a town like Alice” and have dinner. Note: Hot Air Balloon not included approx $400. Entry to Standley Chasm included.

Day 14

(CAB, Motel) We tour Alice Springs including Anzac Hill and the Old Telegraph Station on the Todd River Before leaving town and heading out on the Lasseter Highway to Yulara. Note: Telegraph Station Entry included.

Day 15

(FB, PD, Motel) A very interesting day at Uluru. We visit the Cultural Centre before some of the features of Uluru. In the afternoon off to Kata Tjuta then a Sausage Sizzle watching the sunset on the Rock. Note: Flight over Uluru not included, approx $350.

Day 16

(CB, MD, Motel) Back to the Stuart Highway we cross the SA/ NT Border into the remote North of South Australia to Coober Pedy for two nights.

Day 17

(CB, MD, Motel) In February 1914 young William Hutchison found Opal in this region, the start of one of Australia’s most fascinating towns. Now it is the home of 92% of Australia’s opals. People live underground to escape the summer heat. Enjoy a morning tour and Opal mining display. Afternoon free time to explore town, including the underground church.

Day 18

(CB, MD, Motel) A visit to Woomera, the home of the 1950’s Blue Streak Rocket Project as well as many Space Research Projects over the last 60 years. Visitors can visit the Woomera Heritage Centre or the National Missile Park, displaying aircraft rockets and bombs. On to Port Augusta at the northern point of the Spencer Gulf.

Day 19

(FB, MD, Motel) We visit The Wadlata Outback Centre, a theatrical experience depicting a journey through time of the Flinders Ranges and the Outback of South Australia. Later we head out to Matthew Flinders Lookout in the Arid Inland Botanical Gardens Heading south to Port Pirie, the destination for the lead and zinc ore from Broken Hill. Smelters have been in operation here since 1889, and it became the biggest lead smelter in the world by 1934. Spending our last night in Adelaide. Note: Wadlata Centre included in your fare.

Day 20

(CB). Morning tour of Adelaide City and surrounds, with free time to explore this delightful city including the Torrens
River before an afternoon flight home after a great experience of Northern & Central Australia.

Notes

This tour is similar to the first tour ever conducted by Bryan Casey back in 1973. It has run in some form nearly every year since then and is still one of the most popular tours. Covering so much of our great country.

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