Cloud 9 Explorer North (ex Yulara) Itinerary

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      GBP £920
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      ZAR R14,015
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Hands around Uluru

Day 1 Yulara/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

From Yulara, journey out to the magnificent site of Kata Tjuta. Spend some time walking among the massive rock formations and canyons that make up this remarkable site on the Valley of the Winds hike. Marvel as the colours of the rock change as the sun sets on Uluru, then snuggle down for a night under the stars in a tent or swag.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 2 Uluru/Kings Canyon

Have your understanding of Uluru's sacred significance enhanced on a cultural interpretative walk around the rock's base, led by an indigenous guide of the Mala people. Then pop into the Cultural Centre to see the traditional art and craft works of one of the world's oldest continuing cultures before driving on to Kings Canyon.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 3 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs

Kick off the day with a hike along the rocky ridges and dramatic outcrops of Kings Canyon. Take in the Amphitheatre, Lost City, Garden of Eden and North and South walls before returning to Alice Springs for the night.

Day 5 Alice Springs/Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)/Daly Waters

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 6 Katherine Gorge/Darwin

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.

Day 7 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River

Visit the Litchfield National Park and escape the heat beside cascading tropical waterfalls and in refreshing swimming holes. Head west and meet the Limilngan-Wulna people, who are the traditional owners of the land. This is an immensely sacred area for their people, so the welcoming 'Cul Cul' is a humbling greeting. Discover the culture and its traditions by learning about some bush tucker, mastering your didgeridoo technique or perhaps creating a hand-woven treasure to take home. Wind down the day with a cruise along the spectacular Mary River Wetlands, where the local crocodiles are often kind enough to join us.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 8 Mary River/Kakadu

Hike through Ubirr and see ancient Aboriginal rock art that has survived thousands of years. Clamber up to a rocky lookout where the Nardab Floodplain and aptly named East Alligator River make for an astonishing view. This hike is rewarded with a splash in the plunge pools at Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) before returning to camp.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) - 1

Day 9 Kakadu/Darwin

Put the 4x4 through its paces on the way to Jim Jim Falls. Often raging; sometimes a mere trickle, the falls are an epic feature of the landscape. Hike to the base before continuing to Twin Falls, where the Kakadu National Park operates a boat and boardwalk adventure to explore the stunning gorge and surrounding falls. Enjoy the tranquillity of this scenic gem before the return to Darwin marks the end of this adventure.