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Journeys : Dec Jan 2010
The Norther n Territory covers an area of 1,352,176 square kilometres and is blessed with diverse and contrasting environments, culture, history and an array of different wildlife. Territory Discoveries and R ACT can help plan your trip to the Norther n Ter ritory and show you its remarkable diversity. Visit the Red Centre during the festive season and celebrate Christmas in the Outback. The first package includes accommodation and the chance to dine under the desert skies among sand dunes at the famous Sounds of Silence Dinner. Sip on a glass of champagne as the sun slowly sets over the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Ayers Rock (Uluru) -- dine on a scr umptious BBQ buffet of authentic Australian delicacies such as barramundi, kangaroo, emu and crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by Australian wines -- then take in the mystery of the desert at night as an astronomer takes you on a tour of the clear night skies. Also included in this package is an Uluru Sunrise and Base tour, to see the first rays of the sun and mar vel as the colours of Ulur u gradually change. You'll also tour Discover the diversity the base of Uluru, where you can view Aboriginal rock paintings and lear n about the flora, fauna and Aboriginal history. If time is tight, consider the self-drive package from Dar win to Kakadu. A breathtaking two hour cr uise through the Yellow Waters wetlands is a must, and it's right next to your accommodation at Gagudju Lodge Cooinda. Your hire car comes with unlimited kilometres, so why not continue driving to Katherine? Experience another icon as you glide through towering gorge walls on a Nitnit Dreaming cr uise, then strap yourself in for a jour ney to Batchelor, close to Litchfield National Park, before retur ning to the Territory's capital. The Tiwi Island Cr uise is an amazing four-day tour that allows you to discover the hidden secrets of the islands, sailing across the blue seas of the Apsley Strait and looking for turtles. Onshore, you'll see the Arts and Crafts Centre and meet local Tiwi artists, perhaps visiting a local school, learning the Tiwi style of painting and weaving, swimming in a fresh waterhole or trying some bush tucker. The tour also visits Bare Sand Island, home to the flatback turtle. There is plenty of time to go ashore and explore before sailing back to Dar win. The Ultimate Central Australian Explorer discovers the beauty of Australia's Outback as you explore Gosse Bluff, Ulur u, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon as well as indulging in five-star lux ury at Voyages Longitude 131°, with your ow n view of Uluru. This tour gives time to investigate the ancient cultures of the traditional ow ners, explore the flora and fauna with expert guides, come face to face with this ir resistible land, and let your senses come alive with some unforgettable Ter ritory discoveries. We can help you plan a Northern Territory journey -- visit your local branch or call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111. 69 December 09 / January 10
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