Australia

Tick The Stunning Northern Territory Off Your Bucket List With This Epic Travel Sale

By Morgan Reardon
12th Nov 2020

stunning Gunlom Plunge Pool encased by red rocks

Here are the facts: the Northern Territory is absolutely beautiful boasting jaw-dropping scenery (Ormiston Gorge, Bitter Springs), stunning cultural sites (Uluru, Kata Tjuta) and bucket list worthy locations (Arnhem Land, Kings Canyon). We also know that travel can be a little tough on the wallet, which is why we’re pretty pumped to share the deets on an epic sale that is about to make your travel dreams a reality.

The legends at sustainable travel institution Intrepid Travel have slashed 15% of all (not a typo) of their Northern Territory trips until 10 December!

To make shopping and planning your adventure even easier, we’ve rounded up our favourite NT travel experiences below. Get booking.

Top End And Arnhem Land 

If incredible, goosebump-inducing beauty is your thing then Intrepid’s Arnhem Land tour is where it’s at. Venture to the northernmost section of Northern Territory where the tropics meet the Outback. Think: sandstone escarpments with ancient First Nations rock art, lush national parks full of sparkling waterfalls and breathtaking waterholes. Hooked? We thought so. This five-day adventure spends ample time at Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park and Litchfield National Park and includes exclusive access to Arnhem Land. You’ll also learn about the cultural importance of these spectacular landscapes through the eyes of experienced knowledgeable locals including a local Bininj Guluyambi guide. Book it here.

sparkling blue ocean meets white sand of arnhem land

Uluru

Seeing Uluru IRL should be on every Australian’s bucket list. If you’ve always wanted to go but the thought of planning it seemed a little bit overwhelming, then book yourself a spot on this three-day tour. You’ll join a First Nations guide on a walk around the base of Uluru and gain an insight into the land and the locals. You’ll get goosebumps when you wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta and hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon. And you’ll top it all off by dining under the stars and camping within privately owned sites on the red earth of the Outback. Book this epic trip here. 

the sun sets behind red rocky ranges and a woman walks along the edge

Kakadu, Katherine And Litchfield

Want to cover a whole lot of beauty in a short amount of time? Excellent, this trip is for you. Over four days you’ll head out on an outback safari, journeying to NT’s rugged Top End. Soak up local knowledge from your passionate guide as you discover the wonders (and epic swimming holes) of Kakadu National Park, be wowed by Katherine Gorge and go croc spotting in the Mary River Wetlands. But our favourite part is that you’ll spend time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country to learn about their culture, including bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations. Book this magical experience here.

A couple relax on the sand near a waterhole

Larapinta Trail

If you really want to get deep into the heart of Australia’s outback, then you’re going to want to trek the Larapinta Trail. Located in the magical West MacDonnell National Park you’ll have an unforgettable experience as you hike along the red rock slopes of the West Macs and enjoy the time to truly connect to Country and appreciate the importance of this place to the local people over thousands of years. In five days you’ll camp under the stars, and dine by the campfire. By day you’ll explore the majestic Ormiston Gorge and take a dip in the refreshing waterhole encased by rugged red rock. Finally, you’ll cap your Larapinta Trail experience with a summit of Mt Sonder, the highest point in the West Macs and the ultimate gram-worthy spot. Keen? Book the trip here

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