April May 2016

Aquatic and Coastal

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As part of the ongoing campaign There’s Nothing like Australia, Tourism Australia is looking to highlight one of Australia’s key competitive advantages – our world-class aquatic and coastal experience. To find out more about the aquatic and coastal products on offer in the Northern Territory click here.

Accommodation

Longitude 131° Takes The Luxury Outdoors

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Longitude 131° has revealed stylish new balconies on each of its 15 tents, styled with modern day beds, armchairs and EcoSmart fireplaces, extending the luxury of Longitude 131° outdoors and providing guests with a new perspective on the surrounding desert landscape.

Central to the new concept is a bespoke luxury swag for two, a modern reinvention of the traditional Australian bushman’s bedroll.  Unfurled at nightfall in front of the fireplace, it gives guests the option of sleeping beneath a blanket of southern stars while still enjoying the comfort and style of Australia’s most celebrated desert retreat.

C: Ali Richards
P: 02 9918 4355
E: reserve@baillielodges.com.au
W: www.longitude131.com.au

Tinkerbee At Chifley Alice Springs Resort

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Chifley Alice Springs Resort is proud to be home to Tinkerbee Indigenous Sand Painting. Explore indigenous storytelling through art with Tinkerbee while discovering the meaning of symbols in Central Australia and create your own art piece with local Arrente artist, Kumalie Riley. 

This experience is available at the Resort twice daily on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Groups are welcome anytime, by appointment.

C: Lynne Jackson
P: 08 8951 4545
E: reservations.alicesprings@chifleyhotels.com
W: www.silverneedlehotels.com/chifley/alice-springs


Wild Tastes Of The Top End – Safari, Gather & Dine With James Viles

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Wild Bush Luxury and James Viles, chef of two hatted Biota Dining & Rooms have joined forces to create an exclusive food safari at Bamurru Plains. This experience will highlight the importance of eating locally, seasonally and conserving the natural environment while offering guests a truly immersive, Australian culinary adventure. 

Drawing inspiration from the Top End’s bush pantry, James will develop a Bamurru menu of local ingredients, textures and flavours that exist alongside each other in nature. From wild boar and wallaby to tea tree and heather berries, the menu will reflect the local area, sourcing and using only what is needed to deliver a delectable experience from 31 May – 2 June 2016.

Every dish tells a story. Every plant. Every seed. Every animal. 

C: Emma Pritchett
P: 02 9571 6399 
E: info@wildbushluxury.com
W: www.bamurruplains.com

Beswick Cultural Experience

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The community of Beswick/Wugularr offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy indigenous culture and remote community life in a genuine and relaxed way. The programs on offer include on-country trips and workshops with local artists (weaving, didgeridoo making, collecting bush foods) and can be custom-made to suit groups of up to eight people. 

Djilpin Arts is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organization and their programs support sustainable enterprise for remote indigenous people and include art, culture, training and employment. 

The two-night fully catered package includes accommodation (queen or twin share) in our Djakanimba Pavilions at $880 per person. 

C: Rowena Withers
P: 08 8977 4250
E: tourism@djilpinarts.org.au
W: djilpinarts.org.au

Touring


Larapinta Creative Camps


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For the last 8 years Larapinta Creative Camps have run supported camps for artists, writers and photographers in spectacular, remote locations in Central Australia. In May 2016, they will run a fully accommodated ‘camp’ at Curtin Springs Station. The focus will be on making paper from the native grasses growing on the station and creating beautiful artworks from this paper. With staff from Curtin Springs and SEIT Outback Australia they will be introducing participants to the life and workings of this historic cattle station, another aspect of life in the Territory; a truly creative collaboration. 

C: Deborah Clarke
P: 08 8953 2933
E: deb@larapintacreativecamps.com.au
W: www.larapintacreativecamps.com.au

Britz Safari Landcruisers Hit The Road

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Britz Campervan & 4WD rentals love the NT and so do their customers. This year Britz has a large number of Toyota Safari Landcruisers hitting the highways and these vehicles feature the tent on the roof – the perfect way to camp without being on the ground!

A Britz campervan through the NT during the dry season is the best way to experience all the NT has to offer.  From the Litchfield swimming holes, Kakadu’s wetlands and the Meereenie Loop, you will find a Britz Campervan on the road.

C: Jackie Costello
P: 1800 331 454
E: jackie.costello@thlonline.com
W: www.thlonline.com

Daily Transfers From Uluru

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Kings Canyon Resort is making it even easier for your clients to discover the spellbinding Australian outback surrounding Kings Canyon with a new daily transfer.

Priced at $69 one way (10% commissionable), they are offering air-conditioned coach transfers from Uluru to Kings Canyon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. On the alternate days (Monday, Thursday, Saturday), the transfer includes a stop at the Karkke indigenous community for a cultural tour, priced from $129 one way. The return journey departs daily from Kings Canyon Resort at 7am, arriving at Ayers Rock Airport for all connecting flights.

Click here for more information.

C: Sinead Hendrie
P: 02 9538 0743
E: tradesales@delawarenorth.com
W: www.kingscanyonresort.com.au


New SEIT Patji Experience

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SEIT Outback Australia is delighted to introduce a new Aboriginal experience at Uluru with Sammy Wilson, a Traditional owner of Uluru offering an afternoon tour of culture and Aboriginal history. Listen and learn about the personal life story of this local Aboriginal family. 

SEIT Patji departs Ayers Rock Resort after lunch and travels south of Uluru to the homelands where the original gates of the Uluru National Park were. Visit waterholes and rocky outcrops all while keeping Uluru in view. Guests will enjoy damper and tea as they sit around a campfire, before experiencing sunset from a private sand dune before returning to Ayers Rock Resort.  

SEIT Patji departs Ayers Rock Resort - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

C: Kathy Graham
P: 08 89563156
E: bookings@seitoutbackaustralia.com.au
W: www.seitoutbackaustralia.com.au


Attractions

Maruku@Uluru

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Based at Uluru, Maruku@Uluru provides an authentic Anangu cultural experience for individuals, groups and charters on public and private tours. With a gallery in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a marketplace in Ayers Rock Resort and multiple locations for tours, Maruku offers an overall understanding of local Aboriginal culture through quality art and craft. Maruku brings a touch of something unexpected, colourful and connected, while celebrating and combining stories of people and places.
 
Maruku Arts – trading as Maruku@Uluru - is a not-for-profit art and craft corporation 100% owned and controlled by Anangu for over 30 years.

C: Geraldine Anton
P: 08 8956 2153
E: dotpainting@maruku.com.au
W: www.maruku.com.au

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