By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019
The beauty of a trip that’s already been planned for you is that the hard work’s already done. Here are just a few adventure-filled Aussie tours to help prove our point.
1. The ‘outback safari’ tour
Where: Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin
Duration: 11-day guided tour
Don’t worry, we haven’t mixed up our continents. An outback safari tour might sound like something out of Africa, but it’s also one of the best ways to explore central Australia through to the Top End.
With sacred rock art, blazing sunsets and wandering wildlife, it’s easy to get distracted in Australia’s expansive outback. That’s why treading the red desert with some company is the way to go.
A guided outback tour of Uluru means you can safely stumble upon sacred sites, admire rock art, climb canyons, soak in thermal springs and spot wildlife lazing about in billabongs.
Short on time? There are a few tours that squeeze in as many Top End highlights as possible, but in half the time. A 6-day Top End Highlights tour does bypass Ayers Rock, but there’s still a myriad of deep gorges, lush national parks, plunging waterfalls and relaxing rock-pools to explore.
Then, there are the lucky locals who get to call this outback oasis home. Hear first-hand from them about sacred sites and get a lesson on the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land to make your stay even more meaningful.