Australia’s Outback Up-Close
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20 Days of Outback Adventures in Australia's Remote Corners

The 20-Day Australia’s Outback Up-Close tour is an exploration of Australia’s isolated corners. Defined as the remote, rural regions of the country, the Australian Outback spans from the earthy red deserts of the Red Center to the winding waterways of the Mary River floodplains to the arid sand dunes that fringe the Western coast. Experience these diverse and off-the-beaten path environments with the local guides that know them best.

Start in the Red Center of the country, where the sun directs a symphony of light across Australia’s most iconic and stirring sight – Uluru. Connect with the aboriginal culture among wide-open spaces and harsh but stirring landscapes. Then head due north to the Bamarru Plains, where crocodiles and wallabies lurk in the marshy environs and the buzz of your fan boat fades into the sounds of the wilderness.

Next, try your hand at Australian ranch life at Home Valley Station as indigenous guides show you the secrets of life in the Kimberley Region. After your time in the interior, cool down by plunging into the coast with days snorkeling in the secluded Ningaloo Reef and trekking along the Cape to Cape Track near Margaret River. Finally, contrast Australia’s quiet corners with the country’s biggest city as you spend your last four nights delving into Sydney’s sights on a bike tour, bridge climb, and boat cruise!

Private Departures from April to October

From $15,699 per person based on two people sharing accommodations. Valid for bookings made through March 31, 2017.

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Adventure Highlights

Explore the sacred aboriginal sites of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on guided tours in Australia’s Red Centre

Wind down Sampan Creek in the Mary River floodplains in search of surrounding wildlife

Hike into the wild western Kimberley landscapes from Home Valley Station

Swim with whale sharks (Apr – Jul) or humpback whales (Aug – Oct) in Ningaloo Reef

Trek for two days along the breathtaking coastal scenery of the Cape to Cape Walk

Engage all five senses with a performance, three-course dinner, and guided tour of the renowned Sydney Opera House

Stay in a mix of boutique urban hotels and remote luxury wilderness lodges

Day 1 – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Arrive at Ayers Rock Airport, where you will be met and transferred to Longitude 131ᵒ.

Situated on a secluded sand dune close to the border of the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131 is arguably one of the best luxury wilderness camps in the world. In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed you will find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Above the sweeping canopy of your palatial tent floats a greater canopy, endless and sparkling – a starry night sky you simply don’t see in the city. As one of only 30 pampered guests, you awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Reflecting a rainbow of colors, Uluru drenches you with its fabled light.

Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Longitude 131

 

Day 2 – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Walpa Gorge

It’s amazing to watch the colors of Uluru change as the sun sets

Experience the aboriginal culture and evocative landscapes of Australia’s Red Centre on a series of guided tours. Start your day with the Uluru Sunrise Walk to view the remarkable changing colors of the vast desert landscape and the spectacular sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn. As day breaks, learn about the history of this ancient land, including the plights of early explorers and their interactions with Anangu, the traditional residents of this awe-inspiring wilderness. Next you’ll embark on a tour of Kata Tjuta & Walpa Gorge in Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, which are comprised of 36 majestic domes. Along the way, visit the Kata Tjuta Viewing Area for a photo opportunity and then continue on to Walpa Gorge, where the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in great detail.

Wind down your day with the sun on an Uluru & Kantju Gorge Sunset experience. You’ll drive around Uluru with an expert guide who explains the icon’s World Heritage significance, geology and history. Stroll along the Mala Walk from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Cultural Centre and as day transforms into night, enter Kantju Gorge to witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Longitude 131

 

Day 3 – Uluru to Darwin

Morning transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Darwin (flight not included). On arrival in Darwin, you will be greeted and transferred to the Mantra Pandanus. Located in the heart of Darwin, Mantra Pandanas combines sophisticated city chic with Darwin’s famous laid back, tropical culture. Spend the rest of the day exploring Darwin at your leisure.

Breakfast – Overnight: Mantra Pandanas

 

Day 4 – Darwin to Bamarru Plains

In the morning you will transfer from the Mantra Pandanus to Darwin General Aviation terminal for your 20 minute charter flight to Bamarru Plains Airstrip followed by a short drive to the property.

Bamarru Plains is an extraordinary safari-style bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife, and the region is often called Australia’s answer to the Okavango Delta. Kakadu and Arnhem Land are also the heartland of Australia’s indigenous culture. With a passionate staff and commitment to environmental sustainability, Bamurru Plains showcases Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, barefoot, and experiential luxury.

An AUD10.00 Conservation levy is included in the price which is donated to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Bamurru Plains

 

Day 5-6 – Wildlife Safaris from Bamarru Plains

Bamurru Plains Wetlands - Wilderness SafarisSpend two days embarking on the many guided wildlife safaris offered at Bamarru. The day breaks to the tune of thousands of Magpie Geese, the whistling of kites, and the thumping of Agile Wallabies hopping by your bungalow. Over an early morning coffee or tea your local guides will help you plan your day.

The wildlife on display is some of the most impressive in Australia, and our expert field guides are the keys to unlocking Bamurru’s wild secrets. Watch hundreds of birds take flight as you wade in the infinity pool, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River to watch for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface. All sorts of creatures stir in the grass, the air is warm and still, and the beady eyes of saltwater crocodiles peer over the water. You can also join guided walks and drives to search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies and learn about the adaptations of the smaller reptiles and insects of the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Bamurru Plains

 

Day 7 – Bamarru Plains to Home Valley Station

Transfer to the Bamarru Airstrip for your charter flight to Darwin. On arrival in Darwin, make your way to the domestic airport for your flight to Kununurra (not included). On arrival at Kununurra Airport, you will be transferred to Home Valley Station by private vehicle (2.5 hours).

Home Valley Station is an outback playground of towering gorges, sparkling waterholes, ever-flowing rivers, untouched beaches, billabongs, waterfalls and stunning ancient land forms and mountain ranges.

Breakfast – Overnight: Home Valley Station

 

Days 8 – 9 – Home Valley Station

Explore Kimberley’s landscapes, flora and fauna with the assistance and insights of knowledgeable guides. From gentle gorge walks and relaxing boat trips to adventurous station tours, horse treks, and cattle wrangling, Home Valley Station has an inspiring range of tours and activities to suit everyone. The area is also home to some of Australia’s best fishing locations, where you can try your luck at hooking the elusive barramundi or other fish.

Breakfast – Overnight: Home Valley Station

 

Day 10 – Home Valley Station to Perth

Transfer by road to Kununurra Airport for your onward flight to Perth (not included). On arrival at Perth Airport, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to The Richardson Hotel and Spa. The Richardson is Perth’s leading five star boutique hotel and its location is within walking distance of Perth’s Central Business District, King’s Park and Botanical Garden, and cosmopolitan Subiaco. Spend the rest of the day exploring Perth on your own.

Dinner – Overnight: The Richardson Hotel & Spa

 

Day 11 – Perth to Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

In the morning you’ll transfer by private vehicle to Perth Airport for your flight to Learmonth (not included). On arrival at Learmonth Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Sal Salis.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park. Its nine spacious wilderness tents lie just meters from the water’s edge and one of the world’s greatest fringing coastal coral reefs. Spend the day getting acclimated to your oceanside surroundings or hop right in to the sparkling waters!

Dinner – Overnight: Sal Salis

 

Day 12 – Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Blue Lagoon SnorkelingAt Sal Salis, the coral reef is literally on your doorstep. Ningaloo Reef teems with 500 species of fish, 250 coral species and 600 species of mollusks. It’s also known as one of the best places on earth to swim with massive whale sharks and manta rays. Strap on a snorkel and take the water to explore this underwater menagerie with the expert guides of the lodge. If you feel like staying above the surface, glide along the water in a kayak or on-board the ‘Whale Rider’.

Your guides will also teach you about the birds and animals that survive in this arid environment, including hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles, which breed near camp. After dinner you may like to do a little star-gazing to gaze at the constellations that fill the southern skies!

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner – Overnight: Sal Salis

 

Day 13 – Sal Salis to Margaret River

Transfer to Learmonth Airport for your flight to Perth (not included). On arrival at Perth Airport, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Margaret River (3 hours).

Check in to Smiths Beach Resort before joining a briefing for your Cape to Cape Walk at 6pm in Lamonts Deli.  Enjoy dinner and wine tastings at Lamonts before returning to your hotel. Pure heaven for beach lovers, Smiths Beach Resort is on the pristine sands of Smiths Beach overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing with a beachside cocktail before starting you trek the next morning!

Breakfast, Dinner – Overnight: Smiths Beach Resort

 

Day 14 – Cape to Cape Walk – Smiths Beach Resort to Injidup Spa Retreat

Walk Into Luxury - Cape to Cape TrackFuel up with breakfast at Lamonts Deli, before checking out and starting your Cape to Cape Walk. The walk is on an iconic trail stretching along the Western Australia coastline from Cape Naturaliste in the North to Cape Leeuwin in the South.

You’ll head south along the coast, passing the Canal Rocks, where eroded granite gneiss formations have created a prominent natural “canal”. On other parts of the track, you can stop for a swim on nice days. End your hike at the Injidup Spa Retreat where you’ll stay the night. Unwind with lunch in your villa and pass the early afternoon cooling off in your private plunge pool or lounging on the secluded Injidup beach.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Injidup Spa Retreat

 

Day 15 – Cape to Cape Walk – Sugarloaf Rock to Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Continue your trek along the Cape to Cape trail as you make your way from Sugarloaf Rock to Pullman Bunker Bay Resort. If you’re still feeling active, take an optional 6 km detour up to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. Either way you’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch along the trail.

After your walk, take the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful beach, pool, and facilities at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort before dinner with wine at the Other Side of the Moon Restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Overnight: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

 

Day 16 – Margaret River to Sydney

Start your morning with a champagne breakfast served at the Other Side of the Moon. Soak in the coastal scenery with a morning swim or walk along pristine Bunker Bay before checking out and transferring by private vehicle to Perth Airport for your flight on to Sydney(not included).

On arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to The Establishment. The 31-room luxury boutique hotel is located in the very heart of the Sydney’s Central Business District, only minutes from major attractions such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbor. Within six months of opening, Establishment was nominated “One of the 25 Hot New Places to Stay in the World” by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Spend your afternoon experiencing Sydney on your own.

Breakfast – Overnight: Establishment Hotel

 

Day 17 – Sydney Harbor Cruise

Head to Campbell’s Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay for a lunch cruise of the famous Sydney Harbor. Your personal host will share the rich history of the harbor as you take in the sights of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbor. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard this 52 foot motor yacht with optional activities such as swimming, kayaking and fishing. You’ll also savor a three-course barbecue lunch with local beers and regional wines. The cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm at Campbell’s Cove. Your evening is free to explore Sydney’s nightlife or dining scene.

Lunch – Overnight: Establishment Hotel

 

Day 18 – Sydney Bike Tour & Bridge Climb

Day 16 - SydneySpend an active day on excursions around Sydney. In the morning, you’ll hop on a four-hour classic cycle tour of the city. Get the grand overview of the city with a friendly local guide who will bring you by the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Darling Harbor, the Royal Botanic Gardens (including the Flying Foxes), Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Chinatown, Sydney Tower, Parliament House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of NSW, and more! Stop for a quick beer at a local pub halfway through your tour.

Later in the afternoon, you’ll experience a bird’s eye view of the city on a climb of the Sydney Harbor Bridge (optional)!  Your climbing guides will suit you up in specially designed outdoor gear and lead you on the ascent! From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 134m above the Harbor, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney.

Overnight: Establishment Hotel

 

Day 19 – Sydney Free Day & Opera House Performance

Spend your day enjoying Sydney at your leisure. In the evening get the ultimate Sydney Opera House experience. Watch a dazzling opera performance, savor a three-course gourmet meal, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the World Heritage-listed performing arts venue.

Dinner – Overnight: Establishment Hotel

 

Day 20 – Depart Sydney

Transfer to Sydney Airport by private vehicle for your flights back home or to continue your Australian adventure!

Bamurru-Plains_Top-End_Airboat-SafariBamurru Plains

Perched on stilts over the Mary River floodplains, the nine safari bungalows of Bamurru Plains are designed to immerse you in the wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife of the surrounding environment. Floor-to-ceiling mesh screens let in the call of the Magpie Geese and indigenous designs reinforce the Lodge’s harmonious integration with nature. And that’s just the rooms – Bamurru Plains is perfectly positioned near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kakadu National Park and wallabies, dingos, buffalo, and crocodiles all lurk outside its wild grounds.  Hop in a helicopter, fan boat, or 4-wheel drive vehicle to take it all in from the keen eye of a local guide.

 

Sal Salis

Escape your iPhone, and pretty much everything else, in the eco-luxe tents of Sal Salis. Dotted across dunes overlooking the shores of Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis trades Wifi for whale sharks and cell service for solitude. There’s nothing to do here but unplug and submerge. Swim with humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, and more, or snorkel through the reef located right off shore! The secluded locale doesn’t mean you’ll need to completely sacrifice luxury – the food and wine is top-notch with an innovative chef dishing up plates like Pan fried Garlic Exmouth Prawns with Roast Butter Nut Pumpkin and White Wine Lemon Butter Sauce.

 

Indijup Spa & ResortSmiths Beach Resort

The spacious and contemporary rooms at Smiths Beach Resort are only matched by the surrounding scenery of its prime oceanfront location. Gaze at the sparkling sea on Smiths Beach or lounge with a drink on your private balcony. Lamonts Wine & Food, where you will dine, is known for its selection of regional wines and internationally inspired but locally sourced meals. Enjoy rotating dishes such as seared scallops with soba noodles or wagyu beef with spring onion & sesame.

 

Injidup Spa Retreat

Injidup Spa Retreat lies in a secluded clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean. The retreat has only 10 luxury villas – each equipped with a private plunge pool and ocean views. Relax in the hands of the spa’s healing therapists during your 30 minute massage or book a one-on-one yoga or meditation session for further serenity (additional fees apply). For more active pursuits the coast is never far and the Cape to Cape Track is accessible by a short walk from the retreat.

 

Mantra Pandanas

Offering 336 studio, hotel, one and two bedroom apartment style rooms, Mantra Pandanas is supremely appointed with modern contemporary amenities. Selected rooms include a private balcony offering panoramic views across Darwin Harbour and Darwin city skyline, and serves as the perfect vantage point to enjoy the setting sun. Apartments include a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry and can also act as an office with selected apartments providing guests with modem and facsimile lines plus ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message service.

 

Longitude 131°

Longitude 131Under the gaze of iconic Uluru, Longitude 131° is a luxury “campsite” set in Australia’s Red Center. Dine under star-studded desert skies and sleep in spacious, tented pavilions boasting king-sized beds and sliding glass windows. Anangu culture permeates the camp’s experiences, illuminating the cultural significance of an area that is as spiritual as it is striking. Be sure to pair a visit to Uluru with time in the Kantju or Walpa Gorges to uncover the flora and fauna that endures in these stark desert landscapes.

 

Home Valley Station

Home Valley Station prides itself on providing guests with the ultimate Australian outback experience. Accommodation across the Station provides options for travelers of all preferences – from those who prefer their rugged outback adventure with a twist of luxury to those seeking a more intimate experience. Spacious Grass Castles on idyllic Bindoola Creek are lavishly appointed, providing guests with the ultimate in outback lodging.

 

Richardson Hotel & Spa

Spacious and elegant, the 74 rooms and suites at The Richardson provide luxury accommodation in ideal central location. Facilities include an award-winning day spa, indoor heated lap pool, poolside garden, sauna and gymnasium. The Residents Lounge, located on the ground floor of the hotel, offers an elegant environment for guests to relax and enjoy a cocktail or coffee.

 

Establishment Hotel

It’s no surprise that Merivale, which operates the Establishment Hotel, got its start as a fashion house. The hotel is strikingly modern, the supermodel of Sydney’s Central Business District. City icons like the Harbour, Opera House, and botanical gardens are a short walk away, and a private, on-site gym balances out the hotel’s six buzzing bars and restaurants. Hip and memorable, the Establishment Hotel echoes Sydney’s rising stature on the world-scene.

Jake Haupert

Jake Haupert, Escape ArtistAt Evergreen Escapes, we are dedicated to handcrafting personalized and immersive Australian adventures, while practicing our ethos of low-impact, responsible travel! I have spent the past 12 years planning life-enriching travel to Oz and visit regularly to find new exceptional and undiscovered experiences in the country. All of our journeys blend natural wonders, exotic wildlife, cultural connections, and culinary indulgences, for the full Aussie experience!

Our goal is to collaborate with clients who appreciate that travel is more than merely taking a vacation. We are proud to have earned a National Geographic Traveler ’Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime’ in 2015 for our tour to the Kimberley Region and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, and I look forward to putting the same level of care into curating your next adventure!

I look forward to answering your questions about this tour or helping you customize a dream trip to the Land Down Under. Contact us by phone or email, and if you are in Seattle, please come by our Adventure Hub & Winery for a consultation and a glass of wine or join us for our free travel talk on the Great Ocean Road!

From $15,699 per person based on two people sharing accommodations. Valid for bookings made through March 31, 2017.

Inclusions:

  • Two nights Longitude 131, Luxury Tent including round-trip airport transfers, all meals, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, signature experiences and National Park Entry Fee
  • Round-trip private transfer from Darwin Airport to Darwin Hotel
  • Two nights Mantra Pandanas, One Bedroom City View, (one pre/one post)
  • Round-trip charter flight from Darwin to Bamarru Plains
  • Three nights Bamarru Plains, Safari Bungalow including all meals, select beverages and scheduled activities
  • Round-trip private transfer from Kununurra Airport to Home Valley Station
  • Three night’s Home Valley Station, Grass Castle including full breakfast daily and self-paced resort activities
  • Round-trip private arrival transfer from Perth Airport to Perth Hotel
  • One night The Richardson Hotel and Spa, Deluxe One Bedroom Suite including
  • Round-trip transfer from Learmonth Airport to Sal Salis
  • Two nights Sal Salis, Wilderness Tent including all meals, select beverages, National Park Entry Fees, scheduled activities and use of snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip private transfer from Perth Airport to Margaret River
  • Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk including two days private walking on the Cape to Cape track with custom guidebook, GPS and insulated backpack, three nights’ accommodation, featured dining experiences with wines at Lamont’s and Other Side of the Moon Restaurant, gourmet breakfasts, snacks and premium in-villa wines and craft walk, post walk massage, and all track/luggage transfers
  • Round-trip private transfer from Sydney Airport to Sydney Hotel
  • Four night’s in Sydney’s Establishment Hotel, Establishment Room
  • Cruise Like a Local including Lunch
  • Sydney Highlights Cycle Tour
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
  • Sydney Opera House Red Carpet Package, including Sydney Opera House Tour, A-Reserve performance ticket and a 3-course pre-theater dinner

Exclusions

  • International flights and airport taxes (can be arranged by Evergreen Escapes)
  • Internal flights not specified in the itinerary (can be arranged by Evergreen Escapes)
  • Meals and drinks other than specified
  • Activities/excursions not specified (can be arranged by Evergreen Escapes)
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged by Evergreen Escapes)
  • Gratuities

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DEPOSIT & PAYMENT: A minimum 25% deposit is required at time of booking – deposit amount will vary based on the itinerary, destination, and partner operators. Some tours, accommodations, or events require earlier payment or deposits and you will be advised if this is the case. Late or nonpayment may cause automatic cancellation of your booking. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. If cancellation is received 60 days or more prior to departure, the full deposit can be used towards a future booking. Cancellation must be received in writing. If cancellation is received 14 to 59 days prior to departure, 75% of the trip cost is non-refundable. If cancellation is received within 2 weeks of departure, 100% of the trip cost is non-refundable. Additional change and cancellation fees may apply based on the discretion of the service providers used in said itinerary.

*Please note: Change and cancellation fees do not include penalties incurred by third parties that are out of our control. Other cancellation fees or refunds for customer cancellation are at the discretion of the hotels, tour operators, caterers, rental car agencies, and other service providers with which EverGreen Escapes has reserved on the customer’s behalf for travel and tour related services. Insurance purchases are always non-refundable.

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ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE: Our clients always maintain a respectful distance while watching or photographing wildlife. Move slowly and quietly around wildlife when hiking. Avoid brightly colored clothes; wear drab greens and browns instead. Do not pick plants or wildflowers or trample over their habitats. Stay on the trail. Shore side, refill all holes and return large rocks to their original positions. Observe limits on the collection of edible species, and forgo the collection of others for souvenirs. Handle tide pool creatures gently and briefly, and return them to their original places. Educate others about ethical wildlife observation – spread the word.

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