True Wild Bush Luxury

True Wild Bush Luxury

Trip Overview

Some people refer to it as ‘glamping’ but with a focus on environmental sustainability these eco-sensitive and romantic wilderness lodges join forces to showcase Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, barefoot, experiential luxury. The aim of the below itinerary is to entice, inspire and connect guests to the outback, bush and desert through experiences that are exclusive, natural and quintessentially Australian. The true luxury here is in the private exclusivity of the camps and lodges, and the rare privilege of being in these places.

Quick Summary

Itinerary Detail

Days 1 - 3: Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: VIP Meet and Greet/Fast Track Immigration
  • Transfer: Scenic Flight
  • Tour: Arkaba Highlights
  • Inclusions: Arkaba Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Arkaba
  • Meals: B, L, D

VIP Meet and Greet/Fast Track Immigration

Welcome to Australia! At the Adelaide Airport, you will be met by an airport representative as you exit the aircraft to escort you through fast track immigration, assist in collecting your luggage and customs procedures. After exiting into the arrivals hall, you'll be escorted to board your next flight.

Scenic Flight

From Adelaide, arrive via scenic flight to Arkaba.

Flinders Ranges

Arkaba is located in the heart of the Flinders Ranges, a breathtakingly beautiful region in South Australia. This remote and rugged landscape is characterized by its dramatic mountain ranges, expansive plains, and rich red earth. The area around Arkaba is renowned for its unique geological formations, including the iconic Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheater of towering rock walls. This part of Australia is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and stargazing under some of the clearest skies in the Southern Hemisphere. It's a place where ancient indigenous culture meets stunning natural beauty, making it a truly remarkable destination.

Arkaba Highlights

- Aboriginal culture: Immerse in Adnyamathanha culture with a local guide and connect to the stories of the First Nations people who have long looked after the landscape and wildlife of Ikara-Flinders Ranges.

- 4WD safari: Day trip into neighboring Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and drive through the Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges, visiting the old mining town of Blinman and lunch at an outback pub hotel.

- Evening terrace dining: With the ever-changing light and sounds of the bush all around, this is a special and uniquely Australian experience.

Arkaba Inclusions

Your stay at Arkaba includes: Homestead Guestroom accommodation, all meals, bottomless beverages and a twice-daily guided safari program. Immersive bush walks, and safari drives showcase Arkaba’s mission to protect, conserve, share and inspire the abundance of wildlife in the Flinders Ranges and Outback South Australia. A team of expert field guides will curate a shared experience program in keeping with your interests and those of a privileged few other lodge guests, while opening up the ancient layers of Arkaba.

Days 4 - 6: Uluru

Uluru
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Private Transfer
  • Domestic Flights: Domestic Flights
  • Transfer: Private Transfer
  • Tour: Longitude Highlights
  • Inclusions: Longitude Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Longitude 131°
  • Meals: B, L, D
Domestic Flights
From Adelaide, you'll board a plane to the regional airport, Alice Springs, in Northern Territory. From Alice Springs, you'll take connect to Uluru's Connellan Airport.

Private Transfer

Today you'll take a private road transfer back to the Adelaide Airport.

Private Transfer

Upon arrival into Connellan Airport, you'll be greeted by a representative and taken to a vehicle where you'll be transferred to your accommodation for the next three nights, Longitude 131°.

The Red Centre

The area surrounding Longitude 131° in Australia is a mesmerizing expanse of the arid Red Centre. It's a region characterized by the striking contrast between the iconic Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) rock formations, which dominate the horizon, and the vast, rust-colored desert plains that stretch endlessly in all directions. Take guided walks, stargaze, and enjoy fine dining under the desert stars, connect to the areas natural beauty and Indigenous culture.

Longitude Highlights

- Uluru Sunrise Guided Base Walk: Experience the changing colors of the desert landscape and the spectacular sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at dawn.

- Braving a night in the great outdoors offers unparalleled starry views from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled on your private balcony in the cool night air.

- Discover the Anangu stories and vibrant Aboriginal artworks alongside relics from the region’s early European explorers.

Longitude Inclusions

Every stay at Longitude 131º includes the following: All dining and beverages including French Champagne daily, premium in-tent bar with a selection of treats and beverages replenished daily, signature guided experiences exploring Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, return Ayers Rock transfers, and use of lodge facilities including swimming pool and plunge spa.

Days 7 - 9: Kakadu

Kakadu
Daily Summary
  • Transfer: Private Transfer
  • Domestic Flights: Domestic Flights
  • Tour: Bamurru Plains Highlights
  • Inclusions: Bamurru Plains Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Bamurru Plains
  • Meals: B, L, D
Domestic Flights
You'll board your first flight to Alice Springs Airport, then connect to Darwin Airport, and take a private flight to the Bamurru airstrip.

Private Transfer

At the proper time, you'll be transferred to Uluru Connellan Airport for your domestic flights.

Kakadu National Park

Located near the western edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, this remote and untouched region is characterized by vast floodplains, savannah woodlands, and meandering river systems. Bamurru Plains itself is an exclusive wilderness lodge that offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural wonders of the Top End. Guests can enjoy safari-style accommodations, wildlife safaris, river cruises, and guided bushwalks, all while surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Australian outback. It's a place where the call of exotic birdlife, the presence of saltwater crocodiles, and the tranquility of the wetlands combine to create an unforgettable and authentic Australian wilderness adventure.

Bamurru Plains Highlights

- Airboat tour: A trip out on the floodplain of the Mary River catchment in an airboat is an exhilarating way to experience this natural environment.

- 4WD safaris: With the recession of the waters from much of the floodplain in the dry season, the plains become accessible to 4WD vehicles and an afternoon out with one of the guides will provide a unique insight to this fragile yet very important environment.

- Bird watching: The Mary River catchment is home to some 236 species of birds, many of which congregates in extraordinary numbers rarely seen elsewhere in Australia.

Bamurru Plains Inclusions

Bamurru Plains is an all-inclusive safari style experience where all your meals and drinks are taken care of. Chefs incorporate native and locally sourced produce to provide a memorable gourmet experience following each day’s adventure. All meals are served from the main lodge – a communal meeting space with the Bamurru Plains signature long table dining. Additionally, enjoy twice-daily guided wilderness safaris shared with other guests. These may include airboat safaris, open-top safari drives, crocodile spotting river cruises, guided wilderness walks and more.

Days 10 - 12: Mount Mulligan

Mount Mulligan
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Mt. Mulligan Lodge Highlights (Optional Addition)
  • Inclusions: Mt. Mulligan Inclusions
  • Accommodation: Mt Mulligan Lodge
  • Meals: B, L, D

Mt. Mulligan Lodge Highlights (Optional Addition)

- Get behind the wheel of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) exploring boulder-strewn creeks, navigating outback tracks before resting at the picturesque south end of Mount Mulligan to delight in a chef-prepared gourmet picnic.

- Stand-up paddle board: Enjoy some light exercise whilst taking in the scenery on the weir. You might even be lucky enough to sight a platypus.

- Head up to the Mt Mulligan Lodge Sunset Bar and enjoy a sun-downer as you watch the ever changing moods of the Mount Mulligan escarpment.

Mount Mulligan

Mount Mulligan is a rugged and remote part of North Queensland, known for its dramatic landscapes and rich mining history. At the heart of this region is the striking Mount Mulligan itself, an ancient sandstone escarpment that rises dramatically from the flat, arid plains. This area offers a unique blend of outback adventure and luxury.

Mt. Mulligan Inclusions

Your stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge includes: Three gourmet meals daily, all-Inclusive mini bar, daily curated Mount Mulligan experiences, quality Australian beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Accommodation

Arkaba

Arkaba

Website: Arkaba

Discover one of the most exclusive stays in Australia – Arkaba Conservancy, a Wild Bush Luxury property in the Flinders Ranges. Only ten guests at a time share this remote 63,000 acre private wildlife conservancy dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife and birds. Arkaba Homestead is an oasis of comfort and style amidst a harsh and rugged landscape. The original layout of 1850s’ homestead has been retained, delightfully making all of the five guestrooms unique. Each has its own character and all have ensuite bathrooms and open out onto a shaded verandah with individual views of the surrounding ranges.

Longitude 131°

Longitude 131°

Website: Longitude 131°

With views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131˚ is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Dotted among the red-rust dunes of the Central Desert are sixteen tented pavilions, each offering connection with the outback landscape and its heritage as well as a glamorous base from which to explore the incredible Red Centre. Gathered as if around a campfire, fifteen luxury tents at Longitude 131° each offer views to Uluru – from the end of the bed!

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

Website: Bamurru Plains

Off the beaten track from the regular tourist path, Bamurru Plains is off-grid, located on a working buffalo station. With a small footprint, there are only twelve safari-style accommodation lodgings, each sharing exclusive access to 300 square kilometers of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River bordering the the World-Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Website: Mt Mulligan Lodge

Quintessentially Australian, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers modern laidback luxury in the untamed outback environment of Northern Outback Queensland. Set on a 28,000-hectre outback cattle station, the luxury lodge is situated on a secluded site, in the shadow of majestic Ngarrabullgan – Mount Mulligan. Discover a range of handcrafted experiences designed to showcase the best of the rugged and captivating landscape, steeped in gold and coal rush history.

Details

Details

Price Includes

-Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
-Transfers and tours based on private basis with professional local guide
-Tax and services charge
-Entrance fees according the above program
-Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers
-Portages at the airport and hotels

Price Excludes

-Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary
-Any items of personal nature
-Tips and gratuities
-Travel Insurance (We can help provide)
-Early check in and late check out
-Optional tours
-International flight ticket
-Visa fees and departure tax (if applicable)

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