Travel challenge: A holiday in Australia's 'Top End' and Outback
Saturday 17 July 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: the Northern Territory and Queensland. Prices are per person and based on two people leaving from Heathrow in September...
Bridge & Wickers
£3,199: Top End and Red Centre escorted tour
Includes flights to Darwin with regular September departures, returning from Sydney, 14 nights' accommodation (in Darwin, Kakadu NP, Katherine, Litchfield NP, a night on The Ghan train, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Ayers Rock and Sydney), transport, some meals and touring. "An escorted tour not only offers great value for money, but guests also benefit from the tremendous local knowledge shared by the guide," says Suzy Higgs at Bridge & Wickers (020-7483 6555; bridgeandwickers.co.uk ).
£2,679: Top End Discovery and Red Centre
Includes flights to Darwin on 5 September, returning from Alice Springs via Sydney, 14 nights' accommodation (in Darwin, Alice Springs, Outback camping safari and a night on The Ghan), six days' car hire, transfers, a tour of Alice Springs and some meals. "This fantastic trip allows guests the freedom to experience the state on their own self-drive tour, relax on an epic train journey and even soak up the culture of the Outback," says Ben Briggs at Austravel (0800 988 4834; austravel.com ).
£2,369: Tropical North
Includes flights to Darwin on 9 September, returning from Cairns, nine nights' accommodation, transfers and a Kakadu and Arnhem Land tour. "You will get a rare opportunity to visit an aboriginal settlement, learn about bush skills and visit aboriginal sites as well as enjoying a tropical resort near the Great Barrier Reef," says Esther Ward at Qantas (020-8222 9124; qantasholidays.co.uk ).
- 1 'Natural' energy drink banned for containing erectile dysfunction drug
- 2 Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
- 3 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 4 Angus Steakhouse: How does tourist staple continue to thrive in today's gourmet market?
- 5 Cover up! Mother told to show less cleavage during Disneyland family trip: 'Are we supposed to wear turtlenecks our whole lives?'
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Unpaid: Kaya Responsible Travel: There are many small development projects in ...
Unpaid: Kaya Responsible Travel: Kaya Responsible Travel offer a variety of sp...
Unpaid: Kaya Responsible Travel: Volunteer with Kaya in Borneo and work on a p...
Unpaid: Kaya Responsible Travel: If you have a passion for elephants and want ...