Australian Geographic Travel - NT
Australian Geographic Travel designs touring itineraries that focus on wildlife and active conservation as well as cultural experiences.
Our travel experiences are rich in nature and adventure and specialise in hard-to-reach places and small group experiences. You’ll join similarly inclined souls who share your taste for exploration and a burning desire to learn more about our phenomenal natural world.
Australian Geographic Travel offers professionally guided, small group itineraries varying in length across most states in Australia. Each trip is unique and authentic for anyone who is interested in exploring the fauna and flora, the history and culture of Australia. All trips have been curated with an emphasis on discovering hidden gems off the beaten track, and offering sustainable travel experiences that would be very hard to find anywhere else.
Australian Geographic’ adventurers, scientists, historians and photographers have brought the world to you for more than 36 years. Now they invite you to join them in visiting the country’s most intriguing places and sharing their passion. We are committed to sustaining the environment, culture and heritage of each place we visit. In doing so, we strive to protect our precious environment, from addressing climate change and its far-reaching impacts to promoting awareness of the world’s oldest living culture and revealing to you the countless treasures it cradles.
- Four Wheel Driving
- Scenic Drives
It nurtures, heals and guides their lives. This is why the female visitor experience and connection to the Yolŋu people is often so profound. . Our Gay’wu women’s tour provides female visitors with the opportunity to come together with their Yolŋu sisterhood and learn about their culture, history and country. Equally, it’s an opportunity to reconnect with every aspect of their own lives – environment, spirituality and philosophy. . The dilly bag is a powerful and important cultural symbol in Arnhem Land, where it was first created thousands of years ago. Woven with dyed pandanus leaves, the dilly bag has both a practical and spiritual meaning, the practicality of holding foods and medicines gathered from the bush.
The spiritual meaning of the dilly bag has given rise to the name of this tour, as it’s also used to carry knowledge.. The women of Arnhem Land wish to open their hearts to visitors and share the knowledge they have acquired over many thousands of years. Knowledge of the bush, the ancestors, the sky and the universe.
The tour is suitable for all ages, and families with children to share in this life changing experience. You will participate in a variety of cultural programs and activities, and cross a diversity of incredible landscapes during the tour. Gain an understanding of Yolŋu culture, and the Yolŋu peoples’ connection to land and sea.. Become part of a small Yolŋu community and feel like part of the family, take part in daily activities and make lasting friendships. Learn about Yolŋu kinship, traditional lore and language, both spoken and sign. Throughout your visit you will participate in any number of activities from weaving to traditional spear fishing, gathering of bush foods and medicine, to dance (Bunggul), storytelling or learning how the Yidaki (didjeridu) is made and played.. The Yolŋu will share their culture with visitors and provides an economic base for them to be able to remain on country and maintain their culture. Tourism of this kind, which is developed by Yolŋu for Yolŋu allows for multiple generations of family members to participate, and share their culture with non-Aboriginal people.
You’ll be dwarfed by the immensity of Ormiston and Serpentine gorges and soothed by their idyllic waterholes. You’ll be amazed by dramatic colour changes in the rock formations at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm… and to top it all off you’ll climb to the lofty peak of Mt Sonder (1380m) to watch the sunrise. At the end of each day we relax in comfort at our architect‑designed camps – including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter – as our guides prepare gourmet 3‑course dinners around the campfire. Our exclusive camps combined with passionate guides, spectacular food, and an unsurpassed itinerary make this tour the ultimate Larapinta experience.
Australia’s pioneering heart beats in Alice Springs – you will get a glimpse into the unique history of the Old Telegraph Station, marvel at the efforts of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and visit “Kangaroo Dundee” at the Kangaroo Sanctuary.
Travel through the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, explore and appreciate the scenic beauty, swim in waterholes, visit the Aboriginal settlement of Hermannsburg and take a walk into Palm Valley, an extraordinary oasis in the desert.
Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon and take in views of the forest of palms below. Meet with the traditional owners and learn about their culture.
Every visitor to Uluru & the Kata Tjutas will attest that pictures just don’t do it justice. It’s a region full of natural wonder and cultural landmarks.
But even here wildlife faces threats. Shorebirds (waders) fly to Australia’s Top End from Siberia and the Arctic, encountering disappearing habitats and shrinking food resources. Our conservation mission on this trip is to help protect them while they are in the Top End.. Feel the timeless peace of a landscape full of animals and very few people. Wake to the manic calls of flying-foxes and cockatoos, look out across a billabong filled with water-lilies, walk on rocks created 600 million years ago.. Get to know Kakadu and Mary River national parks including some of the lesser-known walks and rock-art sites. In Darwin, help us count shorebirds at regular roost and feeding sites. These long-distance world travellers are threatened by human disturbance, so our conservation mission is to help grow awareness amongst the community.