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Journeys : Feb March 2011
February / March 2011 75 Territory Discoveries and RACT Travelworld offer a range of Top End itineraries that can be tailored to fit your interests and budget. Awaken your senses walking through the lush monsoon forests of the tropical north or challenge yourself trekking through the rocky red hear t of the Top End. One of the Territory’s many walking trails is the ‘must-do’ Jatbula Trail, which takes you into the heart of Nitmuluk National Park. The walk encompasses of a variety of terrain, with forests, savannah grasslands and rocky gorges. A highlight is the exceptional display of Aboriginal rock art. If self-driving is your thing, you’ ll find adventure on the trip from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon and Uluru. Go exploring with a guided walk of the rim of Kings Canyon, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Continue through the domed rock formation of the Lost City, then descend into the lushly vegetated valley to the Garden of Eden. There’s also an easy walk along the canyon floor, with stunning views of the canyon walls looming above. Your adventure is not over just yet, as you hit the road to Uluru to feel the pulse at the heart of Australia, uncovering the giant mystical rock formations of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. For a change of pace ... The Australian Superbike Championship visits Dar win’s Hidden Valley Raceway on the weekend of 15-17 Apr il 2011. Also used for the popular V8 Supercars series and known for its high speeds and fast lap times, the Hidden Valley Raceway circuit is a highlight for any motor sports enthusiast. Enjoy the Superbikes and take time to explore the region w ith a holiday package that includes four nights’ accommodation in Darwin, allowing ample time to attend the racing, as well as a day tour to Litchfield National Park, where you can spend a balmy tropical day under cascading waterfalls. Top off the whole trip with a half-day fishing tr ip on Dar win Harbour – it’s the perfect boys’ weekend away! All aboard the legendary Ghan Treat yourself to Platinum Ser vice on The Ghan, w ith spacious private cabins and flourishes of service, attention and indulgence that tur n a holiday into a life- enhancing exper ience. Travel north on one of the world’s great train journeys through the incredible Red Centre and watch the changing colours of the landscape as you relax in luxury. Explore the vibrant city of Darwin, visit the waterfalls in Litchfield National Park, get your bearings in and around Darwin as Robert Mills takes you on his Cultural Discovery Tour; and be mesmerised on an unforgettable sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour. There’s just so much to do in the Northern Territory – you’ ll discover memorable places and enjoy unforgettable exper iences that last long after you return home. To plan and book your Top End holiday, contact your RACT Travelworld branch or call 1300 368 111. Nature, culture and Outback adventure
Apr May 2011