16-day trip

North Australia Adventure

From 14950 PP


Top End culture and vistas

Explore the vast top half of Australia on this adventure through contrasting landscapes, staying at some wildly remote luxury camps and lodges.

Led by expert guides, encounter incredible wildlife on land and underwater, and learn about life in this ruggedly beautiful place.

From Perth in the west, follow the coast clockwise, first to Sal Salis, a camp right on the beach off Ningaloo Reef, where you can swim with whale sharks. Then, in the Top End, enjoy Australia’s take on a safari before a private overland trip through epic Outback country to get immersed in the rich Aboriginal culture and heritage of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. End on an idyllic private island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.


Trip highlights

  • Swimming with whale sharks from Sal Salis

  • Bamurru Plains’ cacophony of wildlife

  • An insight into Aboriginal culture in Kakadu

  • Barefoot luxury on Haggerstone Island


What's included

  • 15 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences, and activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Sal Salis
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    Bamurru Plains
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    Top End
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    Haggerstone Island
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    Sal Salis

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 3

Relax in Perth

Unwind after your flight with a short stay in Perth, Western Australia’s relaxed capital. With its thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants and universities alongside sandy beaches and green parks, it’s easy to see why Perth is regularly voted among the world’s most liveable cities.

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Days 3 — 6

Whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef

Fly north to the remote North West Cape and the elegant Sal Salis sat on the sands between the Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Reef. It is a unique, low-impact camp of canvas safari tents set on decks (where you may find wallabies relaxing in the shade) overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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Days 6 — 7

Overnight in Perth

Back in Perth, pick from a selection of privately guided experiences such as walking tours and e-bike excursions.

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Days 7 — 10

Outback safari

Fly via Perth to Darwin before taking a scenic light aircraft flight to Bamurru Plains, a chic safari camp in the middle of a 300km² private reserve on the edge of Australia’s North Territory. This is an untamed but beautiful landscape of floodplains, savannah woodland and open waters, home to a cacophony of life.

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Days 10 — 12

Private Kakadu and Arnhem Land safari

And now for a real Top End adventure. Hop aboard a fully kitted-out off-roader with your private guide for a three-day exploration of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, spending nights at permanent campsites in off-grid areas.

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Days 12 — 16

Great Barrier Reef retreat

A charter flies you to your final stop, a private, jungle-clad island skirted by sands and clear waters off the Queensland coast and its very own piece of the Great Barrier Reef. Haggerstone Island has a real castaway feel, with just five hand-built villas tucked off the beach. An idyllic way to round out your adventure.

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North Australia Adventure
14950 PP
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