It’s no surprise that exploring the rugged, mystical wilderness of the Australian outback and the rich, cultural experiences it offers is a bucket list travel experience for many. And there’s no better way to explore this special part of the world than with an all-inclusive 4WD tour with award-winning tour operator Outback Spirit. Not only do they have their own exclusive network of luxurious wilderness lodges and safari camps for guests to stay at, they offer unparalleled access to remote and sacred areas many other tour companies cannot, connecting you to the people, stories and cultures of the land.
By booking now you can experience one of Outback Spirit’s unforgettable adventures to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory or the Kimberley in Western Australia in 2024 and save up to an incredible $6000* per couple. On their all-inclusive tours you will be driven through some of Australia’s most jaw-dropping landscapes and gain an insight into the oldest surviving culture in the world, all whilst enjoying outstanding cuisine and staying amidst the romantic beauty of stunningly situated lodges and camps offering all the creature comforts such as ensuite bathrooms, deluxe furnishings and luxurious linens. With all the planning and costs taken care of, all you have to do is decide which stunning location to visit.
Vast, unspoilt and mystical, the Arnhem Land region of northeast Northern Territory – from the Roper River in the Gulf, around the east and north coasts to the border of Kakadu – has been occupied by Aboriginal people for over 60,000 years. The deep, continuing culture of its Indigenous inhabitants, with their sophisticated kinship system and ancient ceremonies that are still practised today, provide a fascinating insight into their deep connection to country that few outsiders get to experience. Authentic cultural activities and insights from Aboriginal guides are a highlight of this tour. The result of extensive consultations with the Northern Land Council and Traditional Owners, Outback Spirit is one of the only tour companies with permission to travel right through the heart of this sacred land, which offers an untouched landscape of rugged ranges, idyllic billabongs, monsoonal rainforest and paper bark swamps, all teaming with abundant wildlife.
With its rugged escarpments, breathtaking gorges and pristine waterways, the sheer beauty of the Kimberley is truly life-changing to experience – to ‘do the Kimberley’ is to venture to the final frontier of this extraordinary country. Steeped in history, the region’s ancient Indigenous culture is recorded through stunning rock art in awe-inspiring locations. With Outback Spirit’s strategically located network of camps, lodges and local connections, you’ll visit spectacular areas in the Kimberley, including some of the region’s most unforgettable natural attractions such as the Mitchell Plateau and Bungle Bungles. In fact, Outback Spirit’s dry season Kimberley tours are now inclusive of a magical 18-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles, offering a bird’s eye view of one of Australia’s most striking geological wonders.
Unique luxury safari camps and lodges
No matter which region you visit, the exclusive accommodation throughout your outback adventure is undeniably a highlight of your trip. With some of the camps and lodges exclusive to Outback Spirit, they represent an investment of over $15 million. In Arnhem Land, they include the iconic Seven Spirit Bay, the Barramundi Lodge near Maningrida, and the Murwangi Safari camp on the banks of the Arafura Swamp; while in the Kimberley, the Ngauwudu Safari Camp on the Mitchell Plateau features stunning tented safari suites scattered amongst the Livistona palms, just a stone’s throw from Outback Spirit’s private palm fringed swimming hole.