09/02/2012 Off By Gayle Dickson

Uluru? Kings Canyon? Kakadu? Designed with the independent traveller in mind, APT’s Northern Territory short breaks are the ideal way to explore the Outback, guided by experts and without the hassle of doing it on your own. Offering flexibility, freedom and guided sightseeing, each short break holiday readily links with each other, so you can customise your own extended itinerary.

From the galleries of Aboriginal rock art in the Kakadu National Park’s lush wetlands and the ancient rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, to the splendour of Katherine Gorge and the majesty of Kings Canyon, an APT short break includes all the must-see sights and a range of unique experiences. Cool off with a refreshing swim in rock pools shaded by rainforests, meet Aboriginal artists, hear their stories and enjoy sunset drinks as Uluru (Ayers Rock) displays its iconic hues and shadows that make it so famous. Discover the Outback the way you want – be it active and adventurous or relaxed and indulgent, there’s an APT short break to suit you.

In almost every destination, you can choose the level of accommodation that best suits your needs as well as your budget. From basic properties to deluxe resorts, the choice is yours. You can also stay overnight at APT’s exclusive Wilderness Lodges in remote locations. 

Their award-winning Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge boasts air-conditioned tented accommodation, each with a spacious en-suite. Located on a fully operational cattle and camel station in the heart of the Red Centre, the lodge provides delicious three-course dinners around the campfire and a complimentary glass of wine. 

NORTHERN TERRITORY SHORT BREAKSYou can also stay in the heart of the Kakadu National Park, near Ubirr, at APT’s newly upgraded Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge. Access to this exclusive private lodge is only possible thanks to a special partnership APT has with the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land. This unique and intimate Outback experience includes a three-course dinner, complimentary glass of wine, hearty breakfast and a guided tour of exclusive rock art sites around the lodge. 

With APT, you can gain an intimate and fascinating insight into ancient Aboriginal culture first-hand. Local Aboriginal guides share with you their history, mythology, art, sacred sites, traditions and ‘bush tucker’ knowledge. APT’s touring activities in Kakadu National Park and Western Arnhem Land are in partnership with the Djabulukgu Association, an indigenous organisation representing the interests of traditional owners in Northern Kakadu and parts of Western Arnhem Land. Committed to responsible tourism, APT takes their guests on an incredible journey into pristine ecosystems, ancient traditions and remote cultures….whilst leaving them all intact.

You can also choose to start or complete your APT holiday with one of the great train journeys of the world…The Ghan. Traverse through the remote landscapes and astonishingly varied flora and fauna from the Outback to the Top End and relive the era of elegant train travel on an adventure through the heart of Australia. 

More than a memorable holiday brimming with fascinating attractions, an APT Northern Territory short break is a unique opportunity to explore this spectacular country, meet its people, learn its history and discover its culture… the way you want to.


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