Northern Territory

Experience the life-changing impact of the outback as you camp in the wilderness and learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Absorb the beauty and wisdom of sites such as Uluru, Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park, witness an opal cutting at Coober Pedy and lose yourself among sandstone cliffs and natural rock pools at Kings Canyon.

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Devils Marbles. Northern Territory Australia

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Northern Territory

Experience the life-changing impact of the outback as you camp in the wilderness and learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Absorb the beauty and wisdom of sites such as Uluru, Katherine Gorge and Kakadu National Park, witness an opal cutting at Coober Pedy and lose yourself among sandstone cliffs and natural rock pools at Kings Canyon.

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11 Days*

Highlights

Royal Flying Doctor's BaseKata Tjuta National ParkUluruKatherine Gorge CruiseKakadu National ParkLitchfield National ParkDarwin MuseumMindil Market

Your Adventure

1 Darwin
  • Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory visit Explore the internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs at MAGNT. See internally-developed exhibitions, carefully curated from the collection and the best travelling exhibitions from around Australia.
  • Darwin Military Museum visit Go back in time to the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942. Discover what it was like to live in the Northern Territory during World War II, the contribution made in northern Australia to the war effort, and experience first-hand accounts of the bombing - a traumatic event that changed Darwin forever.
  • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets visit Explore Darwin's biggest market, located along the beachfront with over 200 unique stalls, ranging from food stalls offering local and international cuisine to an array of arts, crafts and live performances. (Markets open: Thursday & Sunday from 4pm - 9pm from last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October).
2 Darwin-Kakadu
  • Sunset at Ubirr Rock Experiencing a sunset at Ubirr Rock is not to be missed! Overlooking the Nadab floodplain, watch the sun disappear while taking in the stunning landscape and reflecting on the history of the region.
3 Kakadu
  • Yellow Waters Cruise Rise early and embark on a sunrise cruise through the rich wildlife, dramatic scenery and ever-changing landscape of world-famous Yellow Water Billabong.
  • Kakadu National Park visit Covering over 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is renowned for both its cultural and natural values. Explore its natural beauty from waterfalls and tropical rainforests to wetlands, wildlife and ancient rock art.
  • Bowali Visitor Centre visit The perfect first stop to begin your adventure through Kakadu National Park! Be introduced to the park through videos, displays and a library containing a wealth of information about the area.
  • Nourlangie Rock Ranger program See original rock paintings and hear stories about their cultural significance and learn why rock art was originally painted at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie).
4 Kakadu - Katherine
  • Travel to Katherine via Edith Falls Located in Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Edith Falls is a beautiful spot to stop for a swim in the waterhole, take in the views or enjoy bushwalking along its many trails.
5 Katherine - Daly Waters
  • Nitmiluk Dreaming Cultural Cruise - Cruise of the Gorges Embark on a journey through the stunning gorges in Nitmiluk National Park, where the outback meets the tropics. Make your way through the gorges and discover Aboriginal rock art while learning the ancient Aboriginal culture of the area.
  • Mataranka Thermal Springs visit On the way to Daly Waters, stop off to relax and unwind in the natural pools while enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
6 Daly Waters - Alice Springs
  • Travel to Alice Springs via Devils Marbles Begin your journey to Alice Springs. Alice Springs or 'Alice' as locals call it, is known as the heart of the Outback, nestled between the beautiful mountain ranges of the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. The town has a strong Aboriginal culture that is embedded into the community's way of life. The Aboriginal Arrernte (pronounced arrunda) people are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs and the surrounding region and Mparntwe (pronounced m’barn-twa) is the Arrernte name of Alice Springs.
7 Alice Springs
  • Old Telegraph Station guided Be immersed in the history of Telegraph Station, the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Learn about the lives of the early telegraphers and their families, and delve into its Stolen Generation history.
  • School of the Air guided visit Appreciate the unique, and first of its kind, educational facility that is Alice Springs School of the Air. Discover its history and its success in providing schooling and daily lessons to children in remote locations since 1951.
  • Royal Flying Doctors guided visit See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as the heroic stories of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) are brought to life. Through the use of holograms and touchscreen portals, interact with John Flynn, founder of the RFDS, who tells of the heroic tales of its birth and growth.
  • Alice Springs Desert Park visit and Nature Theatre Learn about wildlife, conservation and culture as you explore the Desert Park. Continue your journey to the Nature Theatre to be enthralled by birds of prey and other predators of the desert.
  • ANZAC Hill lookout Take in the panoramic view of Alice Springs and the beautiful surrounding ranges from the peak of Anzac Hill. The Anzac Hill Memorial is dedicated to those who have served in defence of their country during all wars Australia has participated in.
8 Alice Springs - Watarrka
  • Optional activity: Camels experience Enjoy a short camel ride in natural bushland right at the foot of the magnificent James Ranges. Discover how the camel farm processes wool and turns it into wonderful textile pieces during an educational presentation.
  • Watarrka National Park visit Enjoy the scenic landscape of rugged ranges, rockholes and gorges, and encounter the plants and animals that take refuge here.
9 Watarrka - Uluru
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre visit Explore the many meanings and practices encompassed within the religion, law and moral systems of the Anangu culture, the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Explore the base of Uluru and absorb its magnificence, including Aboriginal rock paintings and caves. Renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, see the stunning changes of colour on the rock from red to orange to purple.
  • View sunset on Sunset Strip Witness the unforgettable sunset over Uluru from the Sunset Strip. Watch as the sunlight plays with the landscape and the rock formations change colour before your eyes.
10 Uluru
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit Discover the natural and cultural wonders of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, featuring spectacular geological formations that dominate the vast red sandy plain of Central Australia. Uluru and Kata Tjuta form part of the traditional belief system of one of the oldest human societies in the world. The traditional owners of this land are the Anangu Aboriginal people.
11 Depart Uluru
  • Begin your journey home Say goodbye to the Outback and begin your journey home.

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NT Learning Adventures Save & Learn program

The Australian Curriculum places a strong emphasis on a society that is culturally diverse and values our Aboriginal culture and history. Educational tours to the NT expose students to external environments and assist educators in delivering practical experiences to reinforce General Capabilities, Learning Areas and Cross-curriculum Priorities such as Humanities and Social Science, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture, Science and Sustainability.

The NT Learning Adventures Save & Learn program provides $1000 towards the cost of your tour to the Northern Territory for travel between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. We can assist with your school’s application.

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