Rock N Top

12 Day Adventure - from £1,799

After a taste of natural park wonder and Aboriginal culture in the ‘Top End’, we’ll head deep into the beautiful yet formidable ‘Red Centre’ and experience all the mystery and wonder of stunning Ayers Rock.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park
  • Litchfield National Park waterfalls
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset at Uluru
  • Walk the incredible “Valley of the Winds”
  • Spectacular Kings Canyon rim walk

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Your Adventure

Day 1 - Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Kakadu, here we come. Inside the 20,000 square kilometre park, we’ll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre. Fancy getting high and mighty? You could take an optional scenic flight over the Escarpment that borders Kakadu and Arnhemland. For the next two nights you’ll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, like-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. Tonight, get to know your coach mates tonight over dinner.
Wet season itineraries Nov – May will vary slightly and will be adjusted to suit the conditions of the day. All included available sights and walks that are open and can be accessed will remain on the itinerary.

Included today: Bowali Visitor Centre, National Park entry
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Optional activities: Kakadu scenic flight

Day 2 - Kakadu National Park

Aboriginal rock art sites are high on the list for today, as our Kakadu National Park exploring continues. This morning we venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous art works. Then we’ll swap artwork for alligators on a East Alligator River cruise in Arnhemland (dry season only). Naturally. Stepping into Arnhemland and getting a look into the Aboriginal lifestyles is a real privilege (we’ve been given special permission to enter this area). Try your hand at spear throwing while you’re there. Then: fancy getting high and mighty? Then we’ll see some ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for beautiful views over the Nardab floodplain. Enjoy the sunset before heading back to our lodge.

**Wet season itineraries Nov – May will vary on this day with access to some areas cut by high water levels. Your crew will ensure that you see and participate in as many areas / activities that are open and available within Kakadu, and include an optional sightseeing boat cruise on Yellow Water Billabong.

Included today: Sunset at Ubirr,Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park, Arnhemland (dry season only), National Park entry, Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River (dry season only)
Optional activities: Yellow Water Billabong Cruise (wet season only)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Kakadu National Park to Katherine

Check out the southern parts of Kakadu this morning. We’ll grab some picnic bits and head to one of the NT’s best al fresco lunch spots. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world’s most idyllic natural pools. Cooled off and refreshed we are on the road again and headed for Katherine. As the day draws to a close, we round it out with an evening game of lawn bowls and a BBQ with some locals at the nearby Country Club.

Included today: Edith Falls, Evening Lawn Bowls
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Katherine to Litchfield National Park

On today’s line up we’ve got an optional cruise through the stunning Katherine Gorge on the cards. Get those cameras ready, it’s gonna be pretty awesome. After, we get back on the famous Stuart Highway as we head for Batchelor, the gateway to Litchfield National Park.

Meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: Boat cruise in Katherine Gorge

Day 5 - Litchfield National Park to Darwin

National Park, pools and a picnic are the order of the day. In Litchfield National Park you’ll see waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and beautiful pools. Check out giant termite mounds, Wangi Falls and slip into the natural pool of Florence Falls. Then venture over to the Buley Rock Holes for another soaking. After lunch outdoors, we’ll take on the short drive and last leg of our discovery back into the heart of Darwin. If you’re feeling brave or having a #YOLO moment, take the opportunity to get up (very) close and personal with Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Eek!

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Optional activities: Close encounters with Australian wildlife at Crocosaurus Cove

Day 6 - Darwin

A free day in Darwin. What to do? There’s Mindil Beach for chilling on, a fair few food markets to feast at and plenty of shops for a spot of souvenir shopping. Tonight you could hit the lively waterfront.

Day 7 - Darwin to Alice Springs

Today we’ll take to the skies, bound for Alice Springs where you’ll meet up with your new NT crew.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Alice Springs to Uluru

We're hitting the red ground running as we pull into Yulara. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger) and maybe grab a ‘coldie’. Welcome to the outback, mate.

Included today: Visit Mount Conner, Uluru sunset drinks & snacks, National Park entry, Guided walk by your Crew
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Uluru

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and soar over the rock. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Market and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

Included today: Sunrise over Uluru, National Park entry, Uluru base walks, Anangu Visitor centre, Guided walk by your crew.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archaeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Included today: Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta, National Park entry.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Optional activities: Quad bike ride

Day 11 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk – Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City – and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bonza (translation: awesome).

Included today: Guided hike of Kings Canyon and Garden of Eden walk
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Alice Springs

After breakfast it’s time to wrap up. It may be your last day with Topdeck, but fear not! We’ve got the West MacDonnell Ranges to explore first. Highlights also include the Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap. If you’re staying in Alice Springs there are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in.

Meals: Breakfast

12 Day Adventure - from £1,799

with flights from £2,610
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All prices are per person based on multi share accommodation and include meals specified. Single, double and twin room prices are available on request. For booking, availability and departure dates please call Freedom Australia on 0333 234 2889 or enquire online. Prices are seasonal and subject to change

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