Who would have thought that you could realise your dream of a Northern Territory adventure on a cruise? Well, you can.
If you’ve regarded the Red Centre and the Top End of Australia as unknown territory – unknown if and when you’ll actually get there – this mystical realm of Australia is so easily achievable, along with your dream cruise. Two bucket-listers, one big tick.
Now’s the time to explore NT’s wilderness frontier, experience some of mother nature’s most spectacular work up-close, and feel the goosebumps rise as 40,000 years of Aboriginal culture are brought to life before your very eyes. All this, while on an unforgettable holiday also starring an idyllic cruise on board the Sea Princess.
No matter which route you care to indulge in, your Northern Territory adventure will stir your soul. The landscapes humble you with their sheer vastness and too-good-to-be-true colours, while the silence is all encompassing.
In Australia’s spiritual heart, the Red Centre, yours will beat with excitement as you witness the hues of the red desert sands of the West MacDonnell Ranges and watch the sun’s first rays strike the stunning domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at dawn. You’ll be awestruck with the raw beauty of spinifex dunes, the rocky chasms of Kings Canyon, haunting ghost gums and the black velvet, star-studded sky you’ll dine beneath to the haunting sounds digeridoo at Uluru.
Discovering the Territory is powerfully emotive. You’ll love its famous ladies; Alice Springs and Katherine. Alice will charm you with her pioneering heritage and unique outback personality, while Katherine – where the outback meets the tropics – will ignite your imagination as you explore her breathtaking gorges and Aboriginal rock art carved into the sandstone country in Nitmiluk National Park. Her unique offering of misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures is an unforgettably potent mix.
Further north the Territory’s cosmopolitan capital, Darwin, beckons with its laid-back attitude and smorgasbord of incredible attractions from markets to galleries, myriad cuisines, nearby National Parks and wildlife. Take the plunge into the spring-fed, crystal clear (croc-free) waters of the double waterfalls of Florence Falls and marvel at the engineering feat of termites at their famous mounds in Litchfield National Park.
Wildlife lovers will be enthralled by the Territory’s inhabitants and the opportunities to really get up close to kangaroos and wallabies, reptiles including those whopper crocs, wedge-tailed eagles and so much more. You can even catch a camel to Uluru if you feel so inclined.
So are you ready to turn the great unknown territory into reality? The hard part is choosing which of our exclusive packages is your pick.
West Coast Wanderer & Kimberley Coast with Sea Princess & The Ghan Expedition
Cruise the spectacular coast of Western Australia from Adelaide with its dramatic red ochre cliffs aboard Sea Princess and explore Darwin and its surrounds. Travel to Adelaide in style aboard the iconic Ghan Expedition. 19 nights departing 18 March 2019 from $7,479 pp twin share. Find out more >>
Best of the East Coast, Red Centre & Top End with Sea Princess
Uncover the secrets of the Red Centre and the tropical Top End before cruising from Darwin to Sydney aboard Sea Princess. 18 nights departing 22 March 2019 from $5669 pp twin share. Find out more >>
Outback to Oceans with the Ghan & Sea Princess
This epic journey begins in Adelaide where you’ll discover the city and its surrounds before travelling up to Darwin aboard The Ghan. After exploring the sights of Darwin, you’ll cruise to Sydney aboard Sea Princess. 19 nights departing 21 March 2019 from $6999 pp twin share. Find out more >>