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Journey to the Outback

Journey to the Outback

February 19, 2016

From the radiant ochre of the Red Centre to the shimmering blues and greens of the tropical Top End, Australiaâ??s Northern Territory offers a staggering palette of colors, climates and terrains ripe for adventure. When you reserve your vacation with us, weâ??ll scour the entire state for the most fascinating perspectives, whether it be rambling amidst sculpted cliffs, skimming saltwater floodplains or even ascending into the clouds as the dramatic outback unfurls before you.

Exploration on Foot:  Whether you're craving the thrill of hiking bush trails or prefer a move leisurely pace to experience the outdoors, we can arrange guided treks within the Northern Territory suited for every level of explorer.

King Canyon:  Named for the flamboyant color of its soil, the Red Center is exemplified in Watarrka National Park's crimson rock faces.  We recommend the manageable Kings Creek Walk through the park's Kings Canyon, which winds between canyon walls and eucalyptus groves to reveal a beautiful expanse that the Aboriginal Luritja have inhabited for more than 20,000 years.

Adventure by Water:  From the surrounding blue waters of Darwin Harbour, cascading waterfalls and river-rippled national parks, featuring the occasional crocodile, the Northern Territory offers endless aquatic pursuits.

Towering sandstone cliffs carved by the Katherine River loom from above during your scenic boat tour through Nitmiluk National Park to see freshwater crocodiles sunning on the river banks and rocky outcroppings painted with Aboriginal rock art as you drift through the tranquil system of gorges.

A View from Above:  A carpet of terracotta earth sprawls before Uluru, or Ayers Rock, an iconic sandstone monolith that lies at the center of sacred Aboriginal creation stories.  Take a sunrise walk to behold the fiery form illuminated, ride on camelback through the surrounding desert sands or enjoy a starlit dinner at its foot - but the ultimate vantage points is from above.  Approach the World-Heritage listed site in a helicopter and be amazed by the view of this majestic formation rising from the desert landscape.