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Journeys : Oct Nov 2012
F rom iconic Ulur u (Ayers Rock) in Australia's vast Red Centre, to Dar win and World Heritage-listed Kakadu Nation al Park in the tropical Top End, the Norther n Ter ritory is both timeless and as ever-changing as the seasons. Come and see unforgettable forest and desert landscapes, and experience over 40,000 years of rich, living Aboriginal culture. Share a close encounter with a crocodile or try fishing for a fighting bar ramundi, taste an epicurean ar ray of foods and shop for a bargain at the region's eclectic markets. Australia's tropical capital city dines on Asian-influenced food, enjoys an outdoor lifestyle and has some of the world's most significant natural places on its doorstep. No wonder Lonely Planet listed Dar win as one of the world's top ten cities to visit in 2012 and this snapshot of Dar win and the Top End package will leave you craving more. The Rail and Desert Dunes package takes you through the Norther n Ter ritory in an unforgettable way. The Ghan follows the paths of pioneers, and you can follow their route from Adelaide to Alice Springs, traversing arid and spectacular desert country. In Alice Springs, tour through the engaging Desert Park, learning first-hand about the unique environments, flora and fauna, then jour ney through to Ulur u-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon, enjoying glorious peach coloured sunsets and extraordinary natural landmarks. If you're serious about your fishing, don't miss an extended barra fishing safari in the war m waters of the Norther n Territory's Top End. Spend some serious time on the water on a three-day bar ra safari, with hotel transfers, all meals and a spacious, comfortable custom-built boat included. The thrill and adrenalin will be a lasting memory as you trawl the Territory's river systems, assisted by your personal guide, ready for the catch of your life! Experience Central Australia in style on a relaxed week-long journey package. Beginning in Ayers Rock/ Ulur u, you'll dine beneath a canopy of stars with stunning views of Ulur u and Kata Tjuta. Stay in 5-star accommodation in Ayers Rock, and be mesmerised by the breath-taking sunrise and sunsets that Uluru and Kata Tjuta offer. Then travel to Kings Canyon, with deluxe accommodation at Kings Canyon Resort. Walk the circumference of this expansive canyon, and discover To make your own Territory discoveries, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Adventures in the Top End and Red Centre the secret delights of the refreshing pools of the Garden of Eden within its depths. In Alice Springs, explore the tow n on a hop-on hop-tour off that will take you through all of the fascinating highlights of 'A Tow n Called Alice'. The Norther n Territory and its many adventures are waiting for you -- it's time to discover them for yourself! October / November 2012 71
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