Let us take you on a journey from Brisbane to Darwin with our recent video.
It highlights just how magnificent this journey is through the picturesque Outback and winding its way up and across Australia to the tropical Top End.
This trip displayed remarkable diversity so we created this video to show you! Grab yourself a drink, make yourself comfortable and immerse yourself in this 10-minute video.
Our lucky Gallivanters were fortunate enough to begin their exciting 19-day tour in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and a big modern city set on the pretty Brisbane River.
Over their 19 days, the highlights of their tour looked a lot like the following:
- Leaving Brisbane on a bright sunny day they headed out west to cruise through the Queensland Outback, with its vibrant colours and multiple shades of red and a sky that reaches way out to the horizon
- Making their way out of the capital they enjoyed a spectacular drive crossing the Great Dividing Range, enjoyed the Ravensbourne National Park where they got to stretch their legs and explore on a variety of walks available in the area
- 4 days into their trip our Gallivanters experienced what it was like to stay on a working cattle station and learned more about life on the land in Outback Queensland
Travelling further and deeper into the Outback they experienced the award winning Stockmans Hall of Fame at Longreach also home to the QANTAS founders Museum which also makes for an interesting visit
- Relive the old pioneer days and travel in style and gallop through the bush on a fun filled stagecoach ride
- Experience one of Queenslands most remote pub and enjoy a good old hearty homemade meal, and chatted to the locals at Middleton, where we stayed at ‘The Hilton Hotel’ all with amazing views!
- Heading underground at Mt Isa our group went on the award winning Hard Mines Mine Tour and got to see what life is like in an underground mine
- Heading further west, we crossed the border into the Northern Territory and enjoyed a fun filled evening at the quirky town of Daly Waters, where you’ll find a ‘thong tree’ and the Australia’s most remote set of traffic lights
- Cruising further north they got to soak away any weary bones in the thermal springs at Mataranka
- They enjoyed a cruise on the Katherine River and through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and were privy to the amazing songs of the dawn chorus of wildlife
- Another great start to the day was in Cooinda and with a dawn cruise at Yellow Waters in the Kakadu National Park
- Moving on up to Jabiru were able to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture and head out to Ubirr to see some spectacular views and Aboriginal rock art
- In the final leg of their journey, they enjoyed another station stay at Mount Bundy and took a 4WD out across some of the property, to learn more about life on a NT station and experience the local WWII history before finishing with a beautiful sunset
- The final days were spent in and around Litchfield National Park with its lush woodlands, spectacular waterfalls, sparkling plunge pools and tall termite mounds
- The group finished off their stay with a final farewell dinner and their last day exploring the route to Darwin, armed with fantastic memories of their trip, reels of photos and some new-found friends!
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