Territory Explorer & The Kimberley

21 Days
Ayers Rock to Broome
From (NZD)
$ 14,035
$ 13,535
Dates & Pricing

2020 Ayers Rock > Broome

Northern Wonder

No stone is left unturned on this epic journey across the heart and Top End of Australia’s frontier. Shaped by eons of exposure to the wild elements, the rugged beauty of this region is stunning and your time in this incredible land will be simply unforgettable.
Uluru is always a special place to visit, but with the spectacular ‘Field of Light’ artwork it will be something else. Delight in taking one of the world’s great train trips, The Ghan, before exploring sultry Darwin and the fascinating landscape of Katherine Gorge. The beauty of Yellow Water Billabong and the grace of the Ord River will take your breath away. Sink deep into the stories and culture of traditional owners and marvel at the extraordinary ingenuity of farmers and miners. Your journey will conclude in one of the loveliest parts of Western Australia, the vast sandy beaches of Broome.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
YBA
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Ayers Rock
Return City:
Broome

Selected Itinerary

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Uluru

    Welcome to the very heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the Red Centre this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Enjoy your Special Stay for the next two nights where you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Take the opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131° luxury wilderness camp (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitue accommodation and touring activities).

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Uluru

    Freechoice

    Be filled with wonder as the sun rises over Uluru, followed by breakfast and an informative walking tour of significant sights around its base, or choose a Harley-Davidson™ motorcycle ride to the viewing point overlooking Uluru. Alternatively, see the desert from the top of a camel or enjoy a trek around the base of Uluru. Discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge during your afternoon visit.

    Enrich

    Tonight, enjoy a unique dining experience set amidst the ‘Field of Light’. With Uluru as a back drop, as the sun sets and the lights start to twinkle, just like the stars above, you’ll enjoy canapés and authentic Australian cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Uluru > Kings Canyon

    View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air (at additional cost, must be booked before departure).

    Travel to the rugged Kings Canyon. Walk along the rim to discover a beautiful area of cool waterholes or stroll along the canyon floor for a more relaxed walk. 

    Overnight stay in Kings Canyon. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kings Canyon > Alice Springs

    Observe the majesty of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you approach Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service, then check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Alice Springs

    Freechoice

    Journey by 4WD to the oasis of Palm Valley or experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm. Alternatively, enjoy a Taste of the Outback. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel with the Sounds of Starlight Didgeridoo Theatre. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Alice Springs > The Ghan

    Visit Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs before an Aboriginal Cultural Tour to the Alice Springs Desert Park and a visit to the School of Air. All aboard for your overnight Special Stay on the famous Ghan train (Gold Service). This is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge before dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - The Ghan > Darwin

    Enjoy breakfast on board as you gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape.Upon arrival in Katherine, choose between a guided cruise through Katherine Gorge, where you will marvel at the towering red ochre sandstone walls and hear stories of the Jawoyn people or enjoy The Ghan’s cultural experience that will take you to the heart of this area. Create your own Indigenous painting, learn to throw a spear and hear ancient Dreamtime tales. Reboard the train and travel to Darwin for a four night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Darwin

    Freechoice

    Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Darwin

    Relax and enjoy your surroundings before dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Darwin

    Freechoice

    Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour, take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Darwin > Kakadu National Park

    Travel to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit Nourlangie Rock and marvel at the ancient Aboriginal rock art. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding of the area before cruising on the Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and bird life. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine

    Opt to view Kakadu’s lush wetlands and stark escarpments from the air (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure).

    Discover the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and be amazed by the wildlife and Aboriginal art. Tonight enjoy your Special Stay, nestled in natural bush. 

    Enrich

    Your dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge will transport you into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Katherine > Kununurra

    Explore the immense Lake Argyle, before joining your cruise down the spectacular Ord River. Relax tonight at your resort in Kununurra.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Kununurra > El Questro

    Take an optional flight over the Bungle Bungles for a birds eye view of these unique sandstone structures (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure). 

    Enrich

    Your local guide will take you on a tour of Kununurra. Learn about the local importance of the sandalwood tree and the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.

    Travel to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park for a two night Special Stay at Emma Gorge in deluxe tented cabins.

    Upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - El Questro

    Freechoice

    Choose between cruising through the Chamberlain Gorge or discovering the traditional culture and history of El Questro. Alternatively, join a park ranger on a bird spotting walk.

    Sundowners

    Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset at Emma Gorge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - El Questro > Kununurra

    Visit the Kimberley’s oldest town, Wyndham and enjoy the view from the Five Rivers Lookout where the rivers of the Kimberley flow to sea. 
    Enjoy afternoon tea and a tour of Hoochery Distillery, Western Australia’s first ever rum manufacturer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Kununurra > Halls Creek

    Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel to the world’s largest single producers of diamonds, the Argyle Diamond Mine. Join your Indigenous guide for a tour and lunch. Stay tonight in Halls Creek.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing

    Visit China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks like the Great Wall of China. This afternoon, cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge. Your overnight stay is Fitzroy Crossing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

    Enrich

    Meet a traditional land owner at the Boab prison tree. 

    Continue to Broome for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Broome

    Freechoice

    Choose between a tour on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike or riding camels along famous Cable Beach. Alternatively, visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a town tour that ends with sunset on Cable Beach. 

    Take an opportunity to fly in a seaplane and experience the Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating ride (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will replace Scenic Freechoice touring).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Broome

    Time to say goodbye to the wonders of the Kimberley and Northern Territory. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Enjoy the hospitality on board The Ghan
  • Indulge in an Outback Feast under the stars with entertainment by a bush balladeer
  • Be amazed by the Field of Light at Uluru
  • Discover the value of service that the Royal Flying Doctors provide
  • Hear the stories of the Anangu people and what Uluru means to them

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 19 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 38 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 17 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability