This sheer size, as well as the diversity of its awe-inspiring sights, its people and culture, make Australia a must-visit destination like nowhere else on Earth. Home to often surreal and always breathtaking landscapes, Australia boasts stunning beaches, reefs and islands, lush rainforests, snowy mountain ranges and some of the finest wine regions on the planet. And then there’s The Outback, a vast and sunburnt terrain covering much of the country’s colossal interior.READ MORE +
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21 hours 30 mins from London
21 hours 50 mins From NYC
Get off the beaten track and learn about the culture and history of this area with a local Aboriginal guide. Discover the magnificent scenery, local Aboriginal people’s connection with the land and the traditional uses of plants and animals for food and medicine. Enjoy a picnic lunch, while relaxing and taking in the lush forest surroundings before a rejuvenating swim at the heavenly Florence Falls.
Starting at Fogg Dam Reserve an important feeding and roosting site for a wide variety of water birds and other wildlife, you’ll go on to visit the beautiful Leaning Tree Lagoon, a popular stop for photographers. Then it’s on to Maguk Gorge, a natural wonder of crystal-clear water surrounded by towering rock walls, the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing swim in paradise as the sun begins to set.
Visit this sacred Aboriginal site, nestled against the Arnhem Land escarpment, its rugged ranges, fringed by idyllic billabongs, floodplains, paper bark swamps and monsoonal rain forests. The area is still owned and managed by its traditional custodians, the Amurdak people, whose inhabitation of the area dates back 50,000 years. While here, you can enjoy a range of activities, from viewing Aboriginal art to fishing and a billabong cruise.
Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, this exclusive lodge offers a prolific wildlife experience with access to Airboat trips on the floodplains and the extraordinary teeming wildlife, crocodile river-cruises, 4WD safaris exploring savannah bush and plains, and fishing tours (additional charges apply) – the property is known for the quality of its barramundi fishing.
After a breathtaking flight over this remote and beautiful landscape, you’ll land at Yindilli Campsite for freshly cooked damper and homemade jams with Kuku Yalanji elder CJ. Take a rainforest walk as CJ shares his story and traditional knowledge, before heading back up into the skies for views of the Daintree meeting the reef. Finally, get fitted with snorkelling gear for a new view as you drift gently down the river and watch the aquatic life pass beneath.
There are endless options to explore the diversity of the surrounding region at Silky Oaks Lodge. A Dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge with Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef or seeing traditional hunting techniques at Cooya Beach. Take a safari to Cape Tribulation, visiting ancient refugial rainforests and habitats as well as venturing down the Daintree River marvelling at the diverse flora and birdlife.
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A captivating wilderness retreat nestled in the heart of Kakadu National Park, Cooinda Lodge includes an inviting outdoor pool, a bar and restaurant offering delectable cuisine, and a visitor center providing insight into the park's unique ecology and culture.
These accommodation experiences in the pristine and culturally rich heart of the Northern Territory, sit amongst breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a profound Indigenous heritage.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mary River floodplains these elevated safari-style bungalows offer panoramic views and luxury amongst untamed nature.
The airy, open spaces of this beautiful resort sit high in the canopy above the Mossman River, and all accommodations include wall-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies with lush garden, rainforest or river panoramas.
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