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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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Day 1

(MD, Motel) We fly to Adelaide, where we are met by our coach. Then a tour of Adelaide City and surrounds, with free time to explore this delightful city including the Torrens River Later settle into the accommodation North Adelaide.

Day 2

(FB, MD, Motel) Heading north to Port Wakefield then 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. On to Port Augusta at the northern point of the Spencer Gulf. 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 Note: Wadlata Centre included in your fare.

Day 3

(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. Continue north past Lake Hart to Coober Pedy for two nights.

Day 4

(CB, Motel) In Febuary 1914 young William Hutchison found Opal in this region, the start of one of Australias 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 an underground church.

Day 5

(CB, CAD, Basic Motel) After travelling through the remote North of South Australia along the Stuart Highway, we cross the Northern Territory Border and head to the Lasseter Highway to Yulara.

Day 6

(CB, 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 7

(CAB, RD, Motel) On to Stuart’s Well for lunch then “The Alice”. We tour Alice Springs including Anzac Hill the Old Telegraph Station on the Todd River. Note: Telegraph Station Entry included.

Day 8

(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 9

(CAB, PL, MD, Motel) We leave the Alice, travelling to Central Mount Stuart, the geographical centre of Australia. Then a break at the Outback pub of Barrow Creek. On to the Devils Marbles and the copper mining town of Tennant Creek.

Day 10

(CB, RD, Motel) Further north through the Northern Territory past Renner Springs and Elliott to the Daly Waters Pub, a centre for the London to Sydney air race of 1926 and a World War II Air Force base. To Mataranka Thermal Pool, an absolutely beautiful spot to relax in these natural springs, after dinner we move on to Katherine.

Day 11

(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 12

(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 and return to Batchelor. Note: East Point Museum included.

Day 13

(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 14

(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 15

(FB, MD, Motel) Katherine is a service centre for the Central Northern Territory region, a vast area of mainly cattle stations, national parks and aboriginal lands, visit Springvale Station, the oldest station in the Territory before a wonderful drive along the beautiful and remote Victoria River to Kununurra our base for three nights.

Day 16

(CB, 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 17

(CB, 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 18

(CB, MD, Ensuite Safari Room) Onto Halls Creek, where gold was first discovered in WA in 1884, then on to Fitzroy Crossing.

Day 19

(FB, PD, Motel) A boat cruise on beautiful Geikie Gorge carved by thousands of years of the flow of the Fitzroy River. We move to Broome and to Cable Beach for a picnic evening meal watching the sunset. Note: Geikie Gorge cruise included.

Day 20

(FB) A wonderful day relaxing in Broome, a lovely historic old pearling town, visit Chinatown, the Japanese Cemetery, Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point. 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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