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Alice and Kakadu

It's time for Vegemite and kangaroos mate! Australia's Northern Territory offers spectacular scenery,

picturesque plateaus, wondrous wildlife, fabulous flights over waterfalls, and we even toss in a bit of

culture with a visit to the N.T. Museum in the historic city of Darwin. From Aboriginal art to a Territorial

banquet and a visit to the Territory's oldest watering holes, we'll see it all and call it a day with a stop

off at Devil's Marbles. Not enough Check out the Territory and Outback - double the days, double

your pleasure with the sights and sounds of Down Under.

Length: 6 days

Accommodations: Hotel

as per itinerary

Meals:

Breakfast, Dinner

as per itinerary

Sightseeing: Visit the Northern Territory

Transportation: Modern Coach

Next Tour: July 04, 2008

Itinerary

1. Day Darwin and Litchfield National Park

Welcome to the Northern Territory - Contiki Style!!! What a way to start with our first day at

Litchfield National Park. It is 650 square kilometres (255 square miles) of top end treasure,

enclosing some spectacular scenery including an ancient sandstone plateau and picturesque

Florence Falls where you will have the opportunity for a swim. Then it's back to Darwin as we

discover the Darwin nightlife!

2. Day Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Today you'll discover the amazing history of Darwin with a visit to the Northern Territory

Museum and a driving tour of the city, before heading out to the world famous Kakadu

National Park.


3. Day Kakadu National Park

Rise early and you have the chance to see the wonders of Kakadu from the air. This scenic

flight will leave you breathless and it's not the altitude. You really will understand why this is a

world heritage region. Then on to Nourlangie Rock, famous for its Aboriginal art. View the

wetlands and spend the afternoon on a wildlife cruise.

4. Day Kakadu National Park to Katherine

You will be able to appreciate the vast changes in scenery today as we head south out of

Kakadu. We'll stop for a swim at either Gunlom or Edith Falls. Then get ready to experience

the enormity of Nitmiluk National Park and the Katherine River Gorge system with an optional

gorge cruise, bush walk or canoe trip.

5. Day Katherine to Tennant Creek

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal waters of Mataranka Thermal Pools or take a look at the

Elsey Homestead. Onwards to one of the Territory's oldest watering holes for lunch before

arriving in the true outback town of Tennant Creek.

6. Day Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

Highlights

Firstly visit the Devils Marbles, then on to Wycliffe Well and Ti Tree. Later cross the Tropic of

Capricorn and say final farewells to your fellow travellers as your tour ends on arrival in Alice

Springs.

All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Included

• Darwin: City sightseeing tour

• Darwin: See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve

• Darwin: Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display

• Litchfield National Park: See the termite mounds

• Litchfield National Park: See the rainforests & sandstone formations

• Litchfield National Park: Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Kakadu National Park: Stay in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park: Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art

Kakadu National Park: Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Kakadu National Park: Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life

• Katherine: Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife

• Mataranka: Swim in the thermal pools

• Mataranka: Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead

• Daly Waters: Visit the famous Outback pub

• Tennant Creek: Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush

• Devil's Marbles: Visit the rock formation

• Wycliffe Well: Visit the town known for its UFO sightings

• Ti Tree: Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

Accomodations

• 5 nights in special Contiki accommodation

• Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) as per itinerary


Contiki Difference

• Free Contiki ‘Travellers Guide’ information book

• Free Contiki document wallet

Optional Excursions

Darwin

Group photograph (A$12)

A great souvenir of your trip and an excellent way to remember the new friends you have

made on tour.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu Scenic Flight (From A$115)

The best way to appreciate the features of the Arnhem escarpment and the environment that

is so special for the Northern Territory Aboriginals is by air. Fly over the vast contrasting

landscape of this inspiring World Heritage National Park and keep your eyes open for

crocodiles and wild horses.

Katherine

Katherine Gorge Cruise (A$50)

What better way to experience the beauty of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge than by a cruise

Travel past the sheer walls carved from centuries of erosion. See freshwater crocodiles

basking in the sun and hear the tales of the gorge from a local expert guide.

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