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Territory Highlights


This is the ultimate taste of the stunning Northern Territory with memorable experiences in both the iconic Red Centre and tropical Top End. Find yourself exploring Darwin via the Hop on Hop off Bus and enjoy dining at iconic eateries, all while based at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin. Explore even further with a tour of Litchfield National Park on a waterfall sightseeing tour that will take you to the park’s famous waterfalls (Florence, Tolmer and Wangi) as well as visiting the marvellous giant termite mounds.

While based in Alice Springs at the conveniently located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, you’ll find yourself experiencing the stunning wonders of the famous Red Centre including the informative Alice Springs Desert Park. Enjoy a day-long tour of Kata Tjuta and Uluru before ending the exploration with a BBQ sunset dinner. You’ll also find yourself guided through the natural highlights of the West MacDonnell Ranges including Simpsons Gap and the popular Ormiston Gorge.


9 nights from:
$3,318

Valued up to:
$4,631

Offer ends:
30 April 2019

For travel until 30 April 2019 and 15 October – 12 December 2019.

Choose your travel option


Inclusions


  • 4 night stay in Darwin at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin in a guest room including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • DoubleTree cookie per person
    • 15% off food and beverage at Poolside Restaurant
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Late checkout at 1pm
  • Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin
  • Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • 24 hour Hop on Hop off Bus pass with detailed commentary
  • Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour including 
    • Experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary 
    • Air-conditioned coach
    • Lunch
  • Economy flight from Darwin to Alice Springs
  • 5 night stay in Alice Springs at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs in a garden view room or mountain view room including:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • Welcome drink voucher & DoubleTree cookie per person upon arrival
    • Daily in-room WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Late checkout at 1pm
  • 1 day premium Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour** including:
    • 2 professional, accredited tour guides
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with on board toilet
    • BBQ at sunset with sparkling wine
    • Buffet breakfast
    • Freshly made packed lunch
    • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off 
    • Uluru Park entrance fee
    • Fruit & snacks throughout the day
  • 1 day premium West MacDonnell Ranges tour including:
    • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon snacks
    • Accommodation pick-up & drop-off
    • Experienced friendly guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry fee to Standley Chasm
  • Entrance to Alice Springs Desert Park, including return transfers from hotel 
  • Return transfers from Darwin airport to your hotel
  • Return transfers from Alice Springs airport to your hotel
**The premium Uluru day tour departs only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


Please be aware that only your flight between Darwin and Alice Springs is included in this package price and other flights should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking.


Itinerary


Accommodation:


The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin will provide a relaxing base for your stay in the Top End in a central, yet quiet location on the city’s stunning Esplanade. You’ll find yourself in walking distance to many popular tourist spots including Smith Street Mall, Crocosaurus Cove and vibrant downtown Darwin. After being greeted with a freshly baked cookie upon arrival you’ll find all the necessary amenities in your room as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and a Juliette balcony. Take an afternoon dip in the sparkling waters of the outdoor pool which is surrounded by a lush tropical garden before relaxing on the outdoor deck with a cocktail from the Poolside Restaurant.


Enjoy exploring the wonders of the unique city of Alice Springs while based at the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs which boasts stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Your spacious garden or mountain view room will offer these unforgettable scenic views as well as luxurious bedding, modern interiors and internet access as well as a late check-out. For those who enjoy being active the hotel provides a 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool which overlooks the lush garden landscape. Golfing-enthusiasts need not worry as there is an 18-hole golf course located just next door.


Where to eat:


You’ll find yourself dining at the iconic Hotel Darwin which dates back to 1940 and has been a long-running watering-hole for the city’s locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak and even kangaroo pie.


Another historic Darwin food lover's-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf which is conveniently located right next to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility & Bombing of Darwin Harbour Attraction. Here you can have fresh fish and chips which can be enjoyed while taking in the panoramic ocean views and the famed Darwin sunsets.


Enjoy 15% off at the hotel’s Poolside Restaurant which provides innovative Australian cuisine in a relaxed environment. The restaurant is open daily for a full buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a great place to grab a bite or evening cocktail after a day of exploring exciting Darwin.


It’s hard not to satisfy your hunger with the DoubleTree Alice Spring’s variety of unique eateries. Saltbush Restaurant provides an exciting and innovative menu based on Australian bush food foundations and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or you can unwind in the inviting Deck Bar, a luxurious cocktail style lounge. If you’re after award-winning fine-dining, then Hanuman is the place for you with a menu that focuses on Thai and Indian specialities.


A delicious BBQ dinner and sparkling wine will fill you up while you take in the breathtaking site of the sun setting over the Australian outback and mountainous Uluru.


On your day tours you will be provided with a freshly packed lunch and fruit and snacks throughout the day to keep you satisfied on your adventure around the Red Centre.


What to do:


Sightseeing in the NT’s capital city is easy with the Hop on Hop off Bus which will allow you to customise your Darwin experience while also learning interesting facts via the entertaining audio commentary provided on the bus. The popular drop-off spots include the beautiful George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Crocosaurus Cove, Stokes Hill Wharf and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


While on the Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour you’ll experience the stunning tropical nature of the famed National Park while also provided with lunch, an experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary. Your first stop will be at the town of Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) before heading on to the magnificent Termite Mounds. It’s then on to view the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to the plunge pool below. Next, you'll enjoy an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest surroundings, before continuing on to the spectacular Tolmer Falls which is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshow bats. Time for lunch at Litchfield Café before finishing the day at the popular Wangi Falls which is the perfect place to end your adventurous Litchfield tour.


The premium Uluru tour will take you via a luxury coach to the domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as well as a Walpa Gorge Walk, immersing you in the beauty of the Red Centre’s landscape, followed by a trip to the informative Aboriginal Cultural Centre. From here you’ll then be taken on a guided Mala walk around the north-west side of the famed Uluru where you’ll see many examples of Anangu rock art while also being told dreamtime stories of the Anangu people by your experienced guide. This is followed by a second guided walk starting from the back of Uluru. While listening to stories of local traditions and practices, you’ll be guided to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi, where you can also view caves containing historic rock art. A fresh BBQ dinner with a view of the famous rock will then end your adventuring for the day as you take in the stunning outback sunset.


The West MacDonnell Ranges tour will provide you with panoramic landscapes, spectacular outback scenery and many photo opportunities as you travel along the ranges, stopping occasionally at historic sites. You’ll enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, the Ochre Pits and a stop at Ormiston Gorge for lunch. Next stop is the spectacular gorge of Glen Helen before heading to Ellery Creek Big Hole, one of Central Australia’s most pristine waterholes, for a refreshing swim. On the return trip to Alice Springs you’ll witness the spectacular ranges light up with the brilliant orange and reds of the day’s sunset.


At Alice Springs Desert Park you’ll find a range of options to fill your time with adventure and interesting experiences. At the Eagle Encounter you’ll find your heart racing as you get up close with Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Walk the Land will immerse you in the spirituality of the living desert as you admire local wildlife and learn hunting and gathering techniques, all while lead by an expert guide. You can also learn about the history of the traditional owners of the land, the Arrernte people, and their unique stories as well as the opportunity to experience an informative cinematic journey through millions of years of desert evolution.


Location & how to get there


Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air North.  Flights mainly operate out of Australia’s capital cities and generally take between 3 – 4 hours.

The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. The Darwin Airport Shuttle meets all domestic and international flights and departs from the front of the terminal. Car hire is available from the counters close to the baggage carousels. There are also plenty of taxis available at the airport cab rank and private transfers can be pre-booked.


Darwin can also be reached by The Ghan, from Adelaide or Alice Springs, with trains arriving weekly on Tuesdays. While the rail station is situated a short drive from the city centre, free transfers are offered to all passengers.


For those driving there are a number of entry ways to access Darwin. Most roads are sealed however some are for the more adventurous 4 wheel drivers. If you are coming from Queensland the best route to take is the Overlander’s Way / Barkly Highway from Mt Isa. If you are leaving from Cairns you can take the Savannah Way which is a rugged, unsealed road which crosses the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome. You can also use the Savannah Way as an access from Western Australia. Other roads leading from WA to Darwin include the Tanami Road that runs across the Tanami Desert and to the north the Butine Highway. The drive from South Australia is especially scenic as you follow the Explorer’s Way through Coober Pedy and past the major centres of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine before arriving in Darwin.


Package terms


On sale until 30 April 2019. For travel until 30 April 2019 and 15 October – 12 December 2019. Blackout dates apply from 18 – 22 April 2019. Some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 27 February 2019 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on 2 adults. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or deals@ntnow.com.au to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.