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Cloud 9 Explorer North (ex Yulara) Overview
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Travel through Australia's iconic Red Centre and tropical Top End
Embark on a Northern Territory adventure from Yulara to Darwin, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Witness Uluru emerge at sunrise, wander through the majestic canyons of Kata Tjuta and admire the views from Kings Canyon. Grab a counter meal at the famous Daly Waters Pub, head out croc spotting in the Mary River Wetlands and get a taste of the tropics in Kakadu National Park. A region of exceptional landscapes and intriguing cultural attractions, this tail-to-top exploration of the Territory is a trip that will leave you with a profound appreciation of Australia's raw and rugged natural beauty.
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The ancient rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) create an amazing landscape of spectacular domes and canyons. An iconic image of outback Australia and a sacred site for the local Aboriginal people, Uluru's remarkable colour changes are a wonder to behold.
The towering sandstone walls of Kings Canyon command breathtaking views of the gorge below and the surrounding desert landscape.
Located 1500km from the nearest major city, Alice Springs may be isolated but it still boasts decent restaurants, fascinating Aboriginal art galleries and a lively nightlife.
Visit the iconic Karlu Karlu or 'Devils Marbles'. Hear the Aboriginal Creation Time story behind these gigantic boulders before continuing on to Tennant Creek for lunch. In the evening, visit a true blue Aussie pub, mingle with some locals and then camp out beneath the stars for an evening of peaceful outback solitude.
Start the day with an exploration of Nitmiluk National Park. Meaning the 'Place of the Cicada Dreaming' in Jawoyn, Nitmiluk is a wonderful place to get to know outback Australia. Take a short walk to Bariwei Lookout for an incredible view of Katherine Gorge before learning about the significance of this area to the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Keep your eyes to the sky to try to spot endangered birdlife before travelling to Darwin.
A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population. Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.
Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.
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