Luxury Outback Safari

Luxury Outback Safari

The far-flung wilds of Australia are at your fingertips on this 15-night luxury Outback safari, a high-flying adventure of ultra-luxe proportions. Luxury resorts nestled in wildlife reserves, kangaroo encounters on white sand beaches, fine dining under red rock escarpments, sunset billabong cruises to ancient aboriginal sites, and five-star homesteads in Australia’s last true frontier: follow Ker & Downey as we travel to all of the island’s most remote pockets of authentic Outback luxury.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Sydney / Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

  • Day 2:

    Arrive Sydney / Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley (B)

  • Day 3:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B)

  • Day 4:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B)

  • Day 5:

    Kangaroo Island / Southern Ocean Lodge (B)

  • Day 6:

    Ayers Rock / Longitude 131° (B,D)

  • Day 7:

    Ayers Rock / Longitude 131° (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Arnhem Land / Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Arnhem Land / Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Arnhem Land / Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Kakadu National Park / Bamurru Plains (B,D)

  • Day 12:

    Kakadu National Park / Bamurru Plains (B,L,D)

  • Day 13:

    The Kimberley / El Questro Homestead (B,L,D)

  • Day 14:

    The Kimberley / El Questro Homestead (B,L,D)

  • Day 15:

    The Kimberley / El Questro Homestead (B,L,D)

  • Day 16:

    The Kimberley / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Your luxury Outback safari begins as soon as you touch down in Sydney as you are whisked away to the outlying shadows of the Greater Blue Mountain World Heritage area. From your suite at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, set off on foot or horseback to uncover the ancient history of this storied land just outside of sprawling Sydney.

From there, your Outback safari transfers you beachside to the pristine wilderness of Kangaroo Island and the breathtaking cliffside luxury of Southern Ocean Lodge. Dive into the prolific wildlife of this "zoo without fences", widely considered Australia's Galápagos, before continuing to the Red Center for discoveries around Australia's sacred monolith, Uluru, or Ayers Rock. The highlight of your two-night glamping experience at Longitude 131° is dinner at the coveted Table 131° where the ever-changing colors of Ayers Rock complement sumptuous outback fare and the blanket of desert stars above.

After exploring Australia's ancient heartland, your luxury Outback safari takes you next to one of the top five natural, cultural sites in the world: Mt. Borradaile. Within the living, breathing classroom of billabongs, wetlands, wildlife, and 50,000-year old rock art galleries of this Arnhem Land escape is the award-winning Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris eco-lodge, the ultimate viewing platform into Aboriginal Australia. Round out your escapades in the Northern Territory with two days at Bamurru Plains, a unique bush camp designed to bring a touch of elegance to the remote Mary River floodplain wilderness. Experience "Wild Bush Luxury" at its finest here: traveling by plane, airboat, and 4x4 vehicle through the extraordinary wetlands, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural history of Kakadu National Park, the second largest national park in the world and home to multiple World Heritage wonders.

The final stop on this unrestricted journey into Australia's hidden luxury lies west in El Questro Wilderness Park, a one million acre playground nestled in The Kimberley's untamed and unexplored frontier. A luxury Outback safari is simply incomplete without a stay at El Questro Homestead, a distinguished Luxury Lodges of Australia member hanging cantilevered over the Chamberlain Gorge. Personalization and panache coexist side-by-side here and manifest in the form of thermal Zebedee Springs soaks, gourmet dining under the stars, Barramundi heli-fishing, and scenic flightseeing adventures over pieces of earth that have yet to be discovered by man.

From touch down to take off, this 16-day sojourn promises a true Outback safari experience, coupled with only the highest standards of service, cuisine, and comfort.

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