Outback Australia

Outback Australia

A Walkabout on the Other Red Planet

THE EXPERIENCE

The Australian Outback is known for its unique beauty and exceptional wildlife, but rare are those who explore its raw challenges. Vast, grassy plains teeming with cattle, rivers infested with crocodiles and jagged hills dotted with Aboriginal rock art are just the beginnings of a journey that will redefine your definition of travel. Picture yourself, bathed in tangerine glow, rising above baked red earth and labyrinthine-striped cliffs. Let the millennia of history fill your spirit and soul as tall tales are told around a campfire.

Then, join the adrenaline-filled world of a working cattle farm and enjoy a chance to invest in your cultural future for quite possibly, the most authentic travel experience you have ever had.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to a 2019 Silversea cruise.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
6 nights
Departure date
4 Jun 2019
From
Darwin
To
Darwin
Fares from
Australia
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HIGHLIGHTS

Stay in...

Stay in bespoke tents with all the comforts of a 5-star luxury wilderness experience.

Scenic ...

Scenic helicopter flights during your stay at Bullo River.

Bullo R...

Bullo River Station offers a 5-star outback station experience.

Sightse...

Sightseeing and activities complimenting the experience.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Fly from Darwin to Bullo River Station by private plane and depart by off-road Polaris and 4x4 vehicles on a short introductory tour of the station. Enjoy welcome drinks and gourmet canapes at a lakeside location at sunset. In the evening you will be welcomed by a local Aboriginal elder with a special “Welcome to Country” ceremony. An exclusive dinner will set the stage for your adventure in Australia’s Outback.
DAY 2
Departure for a full day excursion to see ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries accompanied by a guide who will offer insights into the complexities of the Aboriginal culture. You will also cruise up the spectacular Bullo River Gorge to fish, spot crocodiles and to enjoy the landscape. A gourmet barbeque lunch will be ready in the middle of the outback. In the afternoon you will have more opportunities for bird and wildlife watching.
DAY 3
Head off on a guided hike with bush tucker expert to learn more about the native plants on the property. You’ll then have a chance a taste some native bush tucker with a degustation lunch back at the Homestead, before enjoying a leisurely afternoon relaxing. In the evening, a Gala Astronomy Dinner will leave unforgettable memories. During a gourmet dinner under the vast Kimberley sky you will be entertained with some local music, before Greg Quicke, a well-known astronomer from Broome, will delight you with information on the local sky, using telescopes and laser pointers to indicate stars, constellations and deep space wonders.
DAY 4
This day will be used to offer you an insight into the daily life of a cattle station of the Top End. The enormity of the property and the different terrains require all kinds and modes of transport – from horses to customized 4x4s and even helicopters are used to spot and round up the cattle. Depending on what is happening at the station, a wide range of activities will be available: from feeding the stock, to branding and dehorning of cattle. These are not staged events, but part of the seasonal work on the station.
DAY 5
In the morning, take off for some of the best fishing in Northern Australia. The Bullo River –which runs for 80 kilometers through the property- provides opportunities for fresh and tidal saltwater fishing. The river is quite famous for its Barramundi, but other species are found here too. You can fish from the riverbank, from boats, or (for an optional extra) be taken by helicopter to remote fishing spots.
DAY 6
Today you have another opportunity to explore the vast Bullo River Station taking a 4x4, a Polaris buggy or even one of the helicopters. You can try your hand at horseback riding, go hiking, or do some more fishing. You can always be assured to see wildlife on the property because of the year-round supply of freshwater in the river and gorges. Perhaps you want to take off on a photography safari or go birding.
DAY 7
Departure from Bullo River Station by private plane to Darwin. Once in Darwin, you will have the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Australia’s top luxury products are made. A senior member of Paspaley Pearls will take you through the different stages of how South Sea pearls are produced, graded and then made into outstanding jewelry by master craftsmen. A private viewing of some of the most exquisite pearl jewelry will be accompanied by chef prepared pearl-meat appetizers. You will then have the opportunity to visit di CROCO, a local luxury boutique specializing in Australian saltwater crocodile skin accessories. These beautifully handcrafted pieces make the perfect memento of your unique outback experience. Lunch will be at one of Darwin’s top restaurants. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private tour of Darwin including lunch and visit to Paspaley showroom
  • Return private air transfer from Darwin to Bullo River Station return
  • 6 nights at Bullo River Station including accommodation in king or twin-bedded rooms with private en-suite and air-conditioning, all meals, refreshments and beverages (including sunset drinks and select wine and beer with meals)

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2019 Silversea cruises.

9912 map
10 days
Silver Discoverer – Voyage 9912
25 May – 4 Jun 2019
From Broome to Darwin
7 days
Australian Outback
4 Jun – 10 Jun 2019
From Darwin to Darwin
Silver Discoverer

Silver Discoverer
Cruise 9912

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