Luxury travel Northern Territory

Uluru, Darwin, Kings Canyon & Kakadu

Accommodation

From chic city hotels to stylish outback station stays

Experiences

A continent of contrasts; from the outback to the ocean

Itineraries

Experience it all with epic Australian adventures

From the tropical Top End to the rugged Red Centre, Australia’s Northern Territory is home to a vivid collection of stunning contrasts and a host of bucket-list Australian adventures. Far from the ordinary, experience extraordinary in the Northern Territory.

Darwin, the Northern Territory’s laidback and multicultural capital, is the gateway to the Top End’s untold tropical treasures; from the ancient landscapes of Kakadu and Arnhem Land to the sparkling Afarura Sea. In little more than an hour by road (or a short helicopter hop) from Darwin, swim in spectacular waterholes and picnic by picturesque waterfalls in Litchfield National Park. Venture a little further to enjoy wilderness and wildlife safaris by air, open-top 4WD or airboat. Heli-fish for barramundi or tour the tropical wetlands to spot giant crocs and stunning birdlife.

Dramatically different, but equally extraordinary, the Red Centre is Australia’s spiritual heart and offers some of the country’s most iconic visitor experiences. Cuddle a kangaroo, visit the Royal Flying Doctors and see the School of Air in action in Alice Springs.

View of Kata Tjuta from a scenic helicopter flight
Looking at field of light by Uluru
From Uluru and Kata Tjuta to the West Mac Donnell Ranges and Kings Canyon, it is impossible not to be moved by the awe-inspiring ancient landscapes and the Aboriginal legends woven around them.

Northern Territory adventures are limited only by the imagination; stretch your legs on the multi-day Larapinta Trail (or with a collection of short walks around Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta); traverse the continent in the footsteps of pioneers with the legendary Ghan rail journey from Darwin through to Adelaide; or let our Travel Designers tailor a private air safari to really appreciate, and easily navigate, the vast Australian outback.

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Itinerary Inspirations

These itineraries have been designed to inspire you with a small selection of the many unique adventures to be had in this beautiful region. Once you have a feel for the destinations and experiences that best resonate with you, we will tailor every element of your perfect luxury travel itinerary, exclusively for you. 

Top End safari

Take the family or invite your friends to enjoy a private introduction to the Top End Darwin, Arnhem Land and Bullo River Station by private jet

Your tailored Top End adventure begins with with two nights at Darwin’s Mindil Beach Casino Resort. Explore the tropical northern capital at your leisure and enjoy a private day tour to Litchfield National Park with an Aboriginal guide to introduce you to the park’s indigenous importance, picturesque waterfalls and inviting swimming spots.

Over the following five days, tour the Top End by private air safari. Enjoy a personalised introduction to the indigenous treasures and remote natural wonders of Arnhem Land: breathtaking escarpments and rich wetlands, ancient rock art, beautiful birdlife, spectacular sunsets and a spiritual significance that will stay with you forever.

Fly over Kakadu National Park to appreciate its vast beauty and scale, en route to Bullo River Station. This iconic
working cattle station in the East Kimberley offers an authentic window into life in the outback in combination with a collection of unforgettable adventures; fishing for barramundi and swimming in remote waterholes, wildlife spotting and birdwatching, station activities and local touring on foot or on horseback, by 4WD, heli or quad bike. Your stay here culminates with a low level scenic flight over the Kimberley coast and magnificent King George Falls before arriving into Kununurra to connect with a commercial flight back to Darwin.

  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Mindil Beach Resort, 2 nights Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris, 2 nights Bullo River Station) inclusive of 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners per person and most beverages. Full day private Indigenous Litchfield National Park Tour, 5 day private escorted tour of Arnhem Land and Bullo River Station. Private prop-jet flights Darwin-Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge-Bullo River Station via Kakadu National Park. All entry permits and National Park fees. Commercial flight Kununurra-Darwin. Private transfers throughout.

  • Note

    Bullo River Station welcomes visitors March – October.

A Top End family adventure

Unlock the magic and magnificence of the Top End with a family-friendly adventure: Darwin, Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Begin your NT travels with a two night stay in tropical Darwin, including a private half-day tour to visit the fascinating Royal Flying Doctor Service and exciting Crocosaurus Cove.

Then let the adventures really begin! Venture into the outback for a two-night Kakadu experience camping in a private permanent camp with an expert local guide. Explore Fogg Dam, enjoy an airboat ride across the Mary River wetlands, cruise the Yellow Water Billabong and cool off with a refreshing swim at Waterfall Creek and Barramundi Gorge. Magical moments that will leave your family with the memories to dine out on for years to come.

Continuing into Arnhem Land, visit an Aboriginal community and learn about indigenous art at Injalak Arts and Craft Centre. Complete your Top End adventure with three-nights at Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge. This unique Top End property is on an Aboriginal site and provides real insights in to our country’s Indigenous history and culture. Colourful legends are told in ancient works of well-preserved rock art, artefacts, catacombs and ceremonial sites. The surrounding rivers and plains are home to a unique collection of Australian wildlife: from tiny termites (and their towering mounds!) to mighty crocodiles and an incredible variety of beautiful birdlife.

Return to Darwin with a spectacular scenic flight over this timeless land.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Adina Darwin Waterfront, 2 nights permanent tented camp in Kakadu (shared facilities), 3 nights Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari’s) inclusive of 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Half day private tour including Crocosaurus Cove and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, private 3 day/2 night Arnhemland Safari including entry permits and national park fees, One-way scenic flight transfer Mt Borradaile/Darwin. Private transfers throughout.

Red Centre revealed

Introducing Australia’s spiritual heart with an escorted Red Centre escape: Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru

Begin your Red Centre journey in Alice Springs. Enjoy a half-day guided introduction to the outback town’s highlights and a full-day tour of the West MacDonnell Ranges before being transferred to Kings Canyon where your itinerary also includes a privately guided Kings Canyon Rim Walk and an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience to see, smell, touch and taste bush tucker and bush medicine in the engaging company of welcoming local hosts.

Enjoy a guided transfer with scenic stops en route to Ayers Rock. Staying at Sails in the Desert, your time in Australia’s spiritual heart includes private Uluru sunrise and sunset touring as well as guided Kata Tjuta (Olgas) touring and some of the region’s most rewarding short walks.

Alternatively, upgrade your experience to end on a luxurious high with a three-night stay at one of the iconic Luxury Lodges of Australia, Longitude 131, inclusive of selected activities, unique experiences and all meals.
  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights Kings Canyon Resort, 3 nights Sails in the Desert) inclusive of daily breakfast and 4 lunches per person. Alice Springs Meet and Greet with Private half day touring including entrance fees, Private Full Day MacDonnell Ranges Tour with lunch, Private guided transfer Alice Springs-King Canyon with scenic stops, Private guided Kings Canyon Rim Walk, One Hour Shared Aboriginal Experience, Private guided transfer Kings Canyon-Ayers Rock with scenic stops, Private Uluru sunset tour with canapes and sparkling wine, Private Uluru sunrise viewing, Private guided Mutitjulu Waterhole and Mala Walk, Private Guided Walpa Gorge Walk. Private transfer to Ayers Rock Airport.

  • Note

    The Longitude 131 upgrade option includes: daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 3 dinners with selected beverages and shared small-group Uluru and Kata Tjuta touring exclusive to Longitude 131 guests and a Field of Light Experience (in place of the above described private Uluru touring and walks).

Top End treasures

A vibrant waterfront, vast wetlands and vivid wildlife experiences: Darwin, Arnhem Land, Kakadu, and the Mary River Wetlands.

Ease in to Territory-life and the tropical swing of things with a two-night stay on Darwin’s waterfront. Enjoy a private tour of the Top End capital with insights into the city’s colourful past and captivating multicultural present.

A private six-day tour of Arnhem Land, Kakadu and the Mary River wetlands, provides access to some of the most remote corners of the continent and restricted-visitor areas to enjoy authentic insights into the local Aboriginal culture, breath-taking terrain and unique wildlife. Your guide’s incredible knowledge lays open the mysteries of the land to provide a personalised connection to this special place, its people, their cultures, and its natural wonders.

Top off the Top End adventures with a stay at Bamurru Plains. Set on a 300km2 private property, this luxury safaristyle lodge offers some of Australia’s best birdwatching and richest untamed wildlife experiences. A range of touring options on foot, by airboat, four-wheel drive or helicopter explore the surrounding wetlands and waterways, outback plains and the majestic neighbouring Kakadu National Park.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Mindil Beach Resort, 1 night private Kakadu camp (shared facilities), 2 nights Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris, 2 nights Bamurru Plains) inclusive of breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Private half day Darwin city sights tour, 6-day private escorted tour of Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Bamurru Plains including all entrance fees. Private car transfer on arrival in Darwin.

  • Note

    Bamurru Plains is open from May to October.

On track: from Ayers Rock to Darwin

Live luxe as you tour the Northern Territory from the Red Centre to the Top End. Ayers Rock and Alice Springs to Darwin, with the Ghan

Experience the wonder of ancient lands and endless skies, staying at Longitude 131. Your canopied private pavilion is a refined oasis surrounded by the rugged outback. Enjoy exclusive experiences and contemporary cuisine at this iconic luxury lodge, with Uluru and the Kata Tjuta, as your backdrop.

In Alice Springs, enjoy a full-day private tour to explore Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station, before joining the legendary Ghan rail journey.

Following the old Overland Telegraph line to Darwin, experience the romance of rail travel, enjoying rolling vistas, gourmet dining and, in Katherine, a choice of inclusive off-train experiences: cruising Nitmiluk Gorge or a visit to an authentic outback cattle station.

Continue the comforts and local insights in Darwin, staying at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort. Enjoy a private Bombing of Darwin tour and scenic harbour cruise during your stay.

  • Inclusions

    8 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Longitude 131, 2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 1 night aboard the Ghan train in a private Platinum ensuite cabin, 2 nights Mindil Beach Casino and Resort) inclusive of 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners per person. Full day private “The Best of the Alice” including entry fees, choice of Ghan off-train touring in Katherine, 4 hour private Bombing of Darwin tour including entry fees and 1 hour cruise on Darwin Harbour. Private transfers throughout.

  • Note

    Flight Ayers Rock to Alice Springs not included.

Red Centre highlights

Experience the essence of the Red Centre: Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru self-drive

Starting in Alice Springs, gateway to the Red Centre, enjoy a private half-day tour visiting the the Royal Flying Doctors, the School of the Air and the Old Telegraph Station to appreciate the town’s heritage and unique lifestyle. Also included during your stay is the bucket-list experience of a sunrise balloon flight over the majestic outback.

Then take to the open road to embark on an iconic outback self-drive. First stop, Kings Canyon. Here, an early start and a steep climb will be rewarded with the captivating colours of an outback sunrise during your guided Kings Canyon Rim walk.

Drive to Ayers Rock to complete your Red Centre highlights touring on a real high with a three-night stay at the luxurious and intimate Longitude 131. Unwind with endless and ever-changing views to Uluru, exclusive touring experiences and contemporary cuisine. Enjoy a small group cultural tour to Kata Tjuta and Uluru along with a unique star gazing experience and a breath-taking thirty-minute helicopter scenic flight during your stay here.

  • Inclusions

    6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 1 night Kings Canyon Resort, 3 nights Longitude 131) inclusive of daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and selected alcoholic beverages at Longitude 131 per person. Private half day Alice Springs tour including entries, Shared 30min Outback Balloon flight, Shared Kings Canyon Scenic Rim Walk, Shared Uluru and Kata Tjuta touring, Private 30-minute Uluru and Kata Tjuta Helicopter flight with airport drop off. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

Waterfalls, waterways & wetlands

Top End highlights and insights: Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine, Mary River wetlands and Arnhem Land.

Kick off your Top End travels in Darwin surrounded by tropical gardens overlooking Mindil Beach. Enjoy a scenic heli-flight over Litchfield national park, stopping to picnic by a pretty waterfall and swim in the tranquil waterhole.

Drive south to Katherine and enjoy a two-night stay at the indigenous-owned Cicada Lodge. Surrounded by the ancient Nitmiluk National Park, this is the ideal base from which to explore Nitmiluk Gorge and the Katherine River waterways whilst enjoying unique insights into the traditional and contemporary culture of the Jawoyn people.

Conclude your journey with a three-night stay at Bamurru Plains. Enjoy a range of wildlife watching opportunities, walks and cruises during your stay at this safari-style wilderness lodge. A day tour to Kakadu National Park showcases some of the region’s most spectacular natural beauty, indigenous traditions and rock art.

Take in the breathtaking views over the Top End’s timeless landscapes on the return scenic air transfers between Darwin and Bamurru.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Mindil Beach Casino & Resort, 2 nights Cicada Lodge and 3 nights Bamurru Plains) inclusive of 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Private Litchfield Waterfall Heli-touring including a champagne picnic. Return private scenic air transfers Darwin-Bamurru, Shared Kakadu day tour (tour operates Tuesdays and Fridays only, upgrade to a private tour is available on other days at an additional cost). Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS. Australian GST at 10%.

  • Note

    Bamurru Plains is open from May to October.

This is the outback!

Experience the outback in style. Clare Valley, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy and Ayers Rock

Departing from Adelaide, enjoy a taste of the Clare Valley, en route to Arkaba. Set on a private wildlife conservancy, surrounded by the spectacular Flinders Ranges, Arkaba offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the story of the Australian bush; through prehistoric geology, ancient indigenous cultures, a rich pioneering past, diverse wildlife and the chance to get ‘hands-on’ with the property’s conservation programs. During your stay, enjoy a scenic heli-flight over Wilpena Pound to spend a night in a luxury swag under the star-filled outback skies.

Travel by private prop-jet to Coober Pedy to sleep underground in the opal capital of the world. A private tour will take you beneath the earth to discover a labyrinth of underground houses, hotels, churches and shops, visit one of the local opal mines and enjoy a breathtaking outback sunset over the beautiful Breakaways.

Continuing by private jet to Uluru, enjoy three nights at the luxurious Longitude 131. Visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta, learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting during a private class and enjoy a memorable private dining experience on a jawdropping dune top during your stay in the Red Centre.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (2 nights at Arkaba Homestead, 1 night at private Arkaba Wilderness Camp, 1 night at Desert Cave Hotel, 3 nights at Longitude 131) inclusive of daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 7 dinners per person. Private touring Adelaide-Arkaba via Clare Valley, Private tour of Coober Pedy, Exclusive small group touring at Arkaba and Longitude 131, Private Aboriginal dot painting workshop, Private dune top dinner at Longitude 131. Private prop-jet flights Flinders Ranges-Coober Pedy-Ayers Rock, Private helicopter flight over Arkaba and Wilpena Pound with overnight outback swag experience, Private airport transfers.

  • Note

    Outback Wilderness camp experience at Arkaba is only available Monday-Wednesday between May and October.

North - South explorer

Decadence and deserts, wilderness and wines. Darwin to Adelaide with the Ghan

Explore Australia’s tropical capital with a three-night stay at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort in Darwin, including a private half-day tour of the city sights and a full-day private tour to Litchfield National Park for an interactive indigenous introduction to the region that will leave you with a personalised connection to these lands.

Experience the spirit of the outback and enjoy the romance of rail, bisecting the continent from North to South, as you travel with the Ghan, from Darwin to Adelaide. Your three-day, two-night rail journey also includes off-train opportunities to explore Katherine Gorge and Alice Springs.

On arrival in South Australia, enjoy a two-night stay in the picturesque Adelaide Hills to indulge in fine wines and fresh regional produce, including a private full-day tour of some of the Barossa Valley’s best wineries.

  • Inclusions

    7 nights’ accommodation (3 nights Mindil Beach Casino Resort, 2 nights aboard The Ghan, 2 nights Mt Lofty House) including daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners per person. Private half day Darwin city sights tour, Private full day indigenous Litchfield Tour, 3 day/ 2 night The Ghan Rail Journey from Darwin to Adelaide in a Platinum Twin Cabin, Full day private bespoke Barossa Valley wineries tour. Private road transfers throughout.

Walk on the wild side

Broaden your horizons, stretch your legs and refresh your mind. Alice Springs, Larapinta Trail and Kings Canyon

After spending a night in Alice Springs, get off the beaten track and embark on one of the country’s most rewarding multi-day hikes. Enjoying the most scenic sections of the iconic Larapinta desert trail, explore ancient landscapes and Red Centre hidden gems.

Traversing the ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges with just a day pack on your back, enjoy gourmet campfire dinners and sleep under spectacular star-studded skies at exclusive award-winning camps (complete with hot showers and comfortable swags). See the sun rise from the summit of Mt Sonder, dip your toes in Ormiston Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls of Standley Chasm as you take in the wild beauty of the country’s interior and take away a connection to these lands that will last a lifetime.

Returning to Alice Springs, collect your rental vehicle and hit the open road to explore Kings Canyon. Staying at the new Kings Canyon Resort glamping tents, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy another one of Australia’s. most breathtaking outback walks, a sunrise Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

  • Inclusions

    9 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 5 nights Larapinta Trail, 2 nights Kings Canyon Resort) inclusive of breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 5 dinners per person. Private car transfer on arrival in Alice Springs. 6 day fully supported Larapinta walk on a twin share basis. Rental vehicle including insurance (max cover), unlimited kilometres and GPS.

  • Note

    The Larapinta Walking season operates on set dates between early April and late September annually.

Off the beaten track in the Top End

See it all and get away from it all! Kakadu, East Arnhem Land, Darwin and Bremer Island

Set off from Darwin to explore Kakadu National Park’s timeless landscapes and hidden treasures at your own pace. Enjoy breathtaking walks and waterfalls, see native animals and ancient rock art. Your stay in the park also includes a Yellow Waters wildlife cruise and a 60 minute scenic flight over the park’s dramatic falls and escarpments.

Leave your rental car in Jabiru and join a four-day small-group tour that will take you far from the tourist trail to explore remote reaches of Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula. Visit the Gunbalanya Indigenous community and tour the Injalak Hill Aboriginal art sites, cruise the Cobourg Coast (keep an eye out for turtles, crocs, mud crabs and more), visit the eerie ruins of Victoria Settlement, see the famous Ubirr rock art, and tour the region’s vast wetlands. Enjoy campfire cooking and cliff-top sundowners during this immersive touring experience. Continue the Arnhem Land adventures in your rental car, enjoying a two night stay at safari-style lodge on Aboriginal lands. Cruise the tranquil billabong to watch the colours of sunset over Mt Borradaile before returning to Darwin.

During your stay in the tropical capital, enjoy a Darwin Harbour sunset dinner cruise; and top off your Top End travels with a three night stay in a beachfront bungalow on Bremer Island. Learn the customs of the Yolngu, hike, fish or simply relax enjoying the sublime seclusion of this far flung eco retreat in the Arafura Sea.

  • Inclusions

    13 nights’ accommodation (2 nights Cooinda Lodge, 1 night Mercure Crocodile Hotel, 3 nights Cobourg Coastal Camp (shared facilities), 2 nights Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris, 2 nights Adina Waterfront Darwin, 3 nights Banubanu Beach Retreat) inclusive of daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 9 dinners per person. Shared Yellow Water cruise, shared Kakadu scenic flight, shared small group 4-day guided tour, Arnhem Land entry permits, shared Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise. Return transfers from Gove-Bremer Is. 4WD rental vehicle.

  • Note

    The 4-Day Arnhem Land and Coburg Peninsula tour departs Jabiru on Tuesdays and Fridays from May to October. Private tour departures available other days.

Above & beyond , country to coast

Uncover Australia’s North-West wonders Darwin, Bullo River, Kimberley Coast and Broome with a private air-safari

Overnight in Darwin and fly to Kununurra to begin your private air-safari of Australia’s Top End. First stop, Bullo River Station. Made famous by Sara Henderson (Australian cattle farmer and author: From Strength to Strength), this 500,000-acre working cattle property nestled in the northwest corner of Australia’s Northern Territory offers an authentic and unforgettable outback experience. Cruise the Bullo River Gorge, see ancient Aboriginal rock art, spot emus, brolgas, jabiru and more, fish for barramundi, hike to swim in secluded waterholes and explore these ancient landscapes by helicopter or on horseback.

Then fly over the vast Mitchell Plateau and heli to the coast to enjoy a three-night stay at the equally remote, intimate and laid-back beachfront Kimberly Coastal Camp on the pristine shores of the Admiralty Gulf. Here the days are as active or relaxed as you like them: fish, hike, cruise or simply picnic on deserted beaches fringed by beautiful boab trees.

Round out the adventures in Broome, one of the jewels of the Kimberley, and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Willie Creek Pearl farm during your stay.

  • Inclusions

    9 nights’ accommodation (1 night Mindil Beach Casino Resort, 3 nights Bullo River Station, 3 nights Kimberley Coastal Camp, 2 nights Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa) inclusive of 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners per person. Private charter flights in a single engine plane Kununurru-Bullo River Station-Mitchell Plateau, Return private charter helicopter flights from Mitchell Plateau to Kimberley Coastal Camp, Private charter flight in a single engine plane Mitchell Plateau-Broome. Small group (shared) "Behind the Scenes" tour of Willie Creek Pearl.

  • Note

    Flight from Darwin to Kununurra is not included.