Brisbane and the Northern Territory

Shelby Donley of Camelback Odyssey, a member of AFAR’s Travel Advisory Council, has a fondness for one of Australia’s most rugged regions: the Northern Territory. She also, however, doesn’t mind luxurious comforts. The itinerary she created for AFAR Journeys includes cultural and culinary highlights of Brisbane, and opportunities to explore the Northern Territory while staying in top eco-lodges and resorts. For more details of her trip and other itineraries to Australia, visit AFAR Journeys.

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The remote Garig Gunak Barlu National Park can only be reached by passing through the Aboriginal Arnhem Land where visitors are only allowed to stop in case of an emergency. Once you reach the Cobourg Peninsula, where the park is located, you’ll get to explore the many coves and beaches overlooking the Arafura Sea. Or you can instead dive in, and snorkel with the rays and turtles here. On Shelby’s Wildlife Walkabout itinerary, you’ll stay at the Cobourg Coastal Camp. Located atop a cliff with incomparable sunset views, you’ll spend the night in a comfortable tent overlooking the sea after an al fresco candlelit dinner. If you are ready to head to the Top End, or explore another part of Australia, visit AFAR Journeys for itineraries covering the entire continent.
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After exploring tropical Darwin, Shelby’s Wildlife Walkabout itinerary continues with several nights at the exclusive Bullo River Station. There are only 12 guest rooms at the station, yet some 500,000 acres of land near the border with the state of Western Australia. The area’s wildlife includes wallabies and crocodiles, as well as countless bird species. The Bullo River Station offers a number of activities: organized walks, horseback rides, fishing, and cattle mustering among them. Helicopter tours can also be arranged for an additional fee. A full itinerary for Shelby’s Wildlife Walkabout trip as well as other trips to Australia can be found at AFAR Journeys.
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