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Top End, Red Centre and Southern Explorer

Suggested months: September, October.

Traversing through a diverse range of ecosystems, this itinerary provides a terrific insight into the remarkable diversity of Australia's fauna and flora. Starting in one of the world's most beautiful harbours, travellers will encounter the migration of Humpback Whales along Sydney's coastline.

Kakadu National Park is one of the best waterbird viewing areas in the world, with nesting Magpie Geese in abundance at this time along with herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and iconic Brolga, Comb-crested Jacana, and Jabiru. Saltwater Crocodiles and numerous marsupials are concentrated around watercourses providing abundant photographic opporunities.

The Red Centre is home to the world's most recognised landscapes around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with raptor birds and reptiles commonly seen at this time, whilst Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for a vast array of marsupials and birds including Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, Koalas, Echidnas and Glossy Black Cockatoos.

Minimum Suggested Nights: 15 nights, plus a couple of nights on arrival and departure from Australia if desired.

Kakadu & Arnhem Land Kangaroo Island Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Red Centre
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Type: Private Charter

Duration: 6 days/5 nights - Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Logistics: Take a 4 hour 30 minute flight from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Darwin International Airport (DRW).

Six Day Lords Safaris, Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris and Bamurru Plains

Covering black soil floodplains, paper bark swamps, savannah woodlands, monsoonal rainforests, river mangroves and dramatic escarpments, this is the ultimate Top End adventure for wildlife enthusiasts. Highlights include a visit to Fogg Dam, the iconic Yellow Water Cruise and airboat rides across the Mary River Catchment.

The richness and diversity of wildlife is simply extraordinary with wallabies, wallaroos, quolls, dingos, bats, goannas, frogs, pythons, waterbirds, cathedral termite mounds and the legendary Saltwater Crocodile, a small sample of viewing opportunities across these diverse habitats.

Visitors will be captivated by the cultural offerings found at the rock art galleries at Injalak and the sacred sites at Mt Borradaile, with the opportunity to learn about Australia’s fauna from the land’s traditional owners an unforgettable experience.

About Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris: Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris has been connecting guests to the Top End’s remarkable natural beauty and indigenous culture for over 25 years. Consummate bushman and owner, Sab Lord leads the team of advocates, active in protecting and preserving Kakadu & Arnhem Land, one of the most cherished ecosystems and untouched wilderness areas of Australia. The team’s passion for the region is infectious as is the connection with the land and the indigenous communities that call the area home. 

This relationship formed over many decades, allows access to a range of culturally significant sites. Combined with the vast unpopulated pristine landscapes, guests can not helped being moved and reinvigorated by this World Heritage Listed area.

Seasonal highlights

Spring: Sep-Nov - Birds

High concentration of waterbirds, Brolga courtship dance, Great Egrets, Royal Spoonbills, Black-winged Stilts, Black-necked Storks (Jabirus), Comb-crested Jacana, Blue-winged Kookaburras.

Spring: Sep-Nov - Land Mammals & Marsupials

Concentration of Agile Wallabies around creeks and billabongs, Antilopone Wallaroos, Wilkins’ Rock Wallabies, Northern Brown Bandicoots, Brush-tailed Phascogales and Northern Quolls, Black & Little Red Flying Foxes, Ghost Bats and Blossom Bats.

Spring: Sep-Nov - Reptiles & Amphibians

Peak season for Saltwater Crocodiles observation with shrinking pockets of water, Freshwater Crocodiles, Fire-tailed Skink, Sand and Spotted Goannas, Copland’s Rock Frog.

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Type: Groups,Private Charter,Shared

Duration: 2 days/1 night

Logistics: Take a 2 hour flight from Alice Springs Airport (ASP) to Adelaide Airport (ADL), followed by a 30 minute flight to Kingscote Airport on Kangaroo Island (KGC).

Kangaroo Island In Style

This tour combines the two most popular full day landscape and wildlife experiences; Island Life and Flinders Chase Focus. Guests will be exposed to a broad range of elements that make this island so celebrated, including the the Island's history, ecology, wildlife, landscape and contemporary lifestyle. Regions visited include the Cygnet Valley, north coast landscape at Stokes Bay, central plateau, south coast landscape at Seal Bay to walk on the beach with Australian Sea-lions and the spectacular wilderness and the dramatic coastline of Flinders Chase National Park.

Iconic landscapes in the southwest corner will deliver endless photographic opportunities especially at Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and Cape du Couedic. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds and shorebirds and seabirds.

About Exceptional Kangaroo Island: Craig and Janet Wickham and their enthusiastic team have been sharing Kangaroo Island's secrets with guests since 1990 and have won numerous national and international awards for their tours. The family-owned operator specialises in deluxe wildlife tours which create an atmosphere where guests find themselves treated as friends, with tours run as a conversation not a commentary, promising good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild.

Seasonal highlights

Spring: Sep-Nov - Birds

Short-tailed Shearwaters migrate to the area, Superb Fairy-wrens breed and the spectacular blue males are a stunning splash of colour, New Holland, White-eared Honeyeaters, Eastern Spinebills. Rainbow Lorikeets, Purple-crowned Lorikeets. Chestnut-breasted Shelducks, Yellow-billed Spoonbills, Australian White Ibis and White-headed Stilts abundant.

Spring: Sep-Nov - Land Mammals & Marsupials

Kangaroo and wallaby joeys emerge from pouches for the first time, Koala mating begins to occur from September onwards until March, Short-beaked Echidnas will feast upon eat large amounts insects and larvae during Spring.

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