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Discovery Ecotours Australia

Discovery Ecotours Australia is a unique, small group tour operator providing expert guided tours throughout the Northern Territory and delivering a quality product focusing on natural and cultural heritage. Offering day and extended tours, or charters, at Uluru / Ayers Rock, Alice Springs and the Red Centre, Darwin and the Top End, their tours are of experiential nature with an agenda to avoid crowds.

To ensure that travellers fully experience the presence of the Northern Territory and its environment, Discovery Ecotours Australia only operate four wheel drive vehicles and minibuses. Friendly eco guides are an authority on these regions.

Touring Options

Red Centre 3 Day Ecotour

See the highlights of the Red Centre on this three day tour departing from Alice Springs. Visit the Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg, trek down the ancient bed of the Finke River and explore the magnificent Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park. You will move on to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where you can stroll through the rock domes of Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and explore the base of Uluru / Ayers Rock. This is an unforgettable tour.

Ultimate West MacDonnell Ecotour

The West MacDonnell Ranges, located near Alice Springs, are a place of impressive gorges and rock formations, thriving savannah, ancient cycads and rare fauna. On this adventure tour you will visit this magnificent place. See Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole before venturing into Tnorala / Gosse bluff Conservation Reserve, a 130 million year old comet crater. Afterwards you can explore Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community. There you can meet local Aboriginal artists and view beautiful artworks, including pieces by world renowned artist Albert Namatjira, as you tour through galleries.

Kata Tjuta and Dunes

Explore the fascinating rock domes of Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on this exciting tour. Later you can stroll through beautiful Olga Gorge before stopping to enjoy a glass of wine and a gorgeous sunset.

Uluru Walk

Tour the base of Uluru / Ayers Rock on this nine kilometre amble. The monolith, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, is one of the most recognised natural icons in Australia. You can hear Aboriginal creation stories associated with this ancient place, and can view Aboriginal art depicting these stories.

The Spirit Of Uluru

Explore one of the most recognised natural icons in Australia on this vehicle based tour of Uluru / Ayers Rock, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You can enjoy the beautiful sunrise, and take guided walks through areas of special interest along the base of Uluru / Ayers Rock. At the end of the tour you can stroll through the award winning Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Kata Tjuta and Dinner In The Desert

See the rock domes of Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on this tour departing from Yulara. After exploring this ancient geological marvel you can enjoy the Sounds of Silence dining experience.

Kata Tjuta Encounter

See the fascinating rock domes of Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, on this tour departing from Yulara. Your guide will describe the geology and Aboriginal cultural significance of the area as you explore and enjoy this ancient geological marvel.

3 Day Kakadu and Arnhem Land

See the highlights of Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land on this three day adventure tour. You can visit beautiful wetlands, see abundant native wildlife and view the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites. You will then cross the East Alligator River into a remote area of Arnhem Land with the special permission of its traditional Aboriginal owners. There, you can view local artworks, enjoy a boat cruise or spend some time fishing. By night, you can camp under the stars in this unspoiled wilderness.

6 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula

See the some of the highlights of the Top End on this tour visiting Kakadu National Park, the Cobourg Peninsula and Arnhem Land. You can visit beautiful wetlands, see native wildlife and view the ancient Aboriginal rock art sites. You will cross the East Alligator River into a remote area of Arnhem Land with the special permission of its traditional Aboriginal owners. There, you can view local artworks, enjoy a boat cruise or spend some time fishing. As you travel north towards the Arafura Sea you can observe turtles and dugongs in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park. By night, you can camp under the stars in unspoiled wilderness.

Mt Conner Outback Safari

Venture into the outback on this afternoon tour visiting Atila / Mt Conner, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This vast monolith is a place rich in culture and history. There you will see evidence of early pioneers, view salt lakes where inland oceans once flowed, and discover ancient fossils. This outback adventure follows four wheel drive tracks around Atila / Mt Conner, before stopping to enjoy the gorgeous desert sunset. At the end of this tour you will stop at a historic homestead for a delicious outback dinner.

Activites and Experiences at Discovery Ecotours Australia

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Off Road Driving
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Astronomy
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Flora
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Spotlighting
  • Swimming
  • Animal Viewing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Walking
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • English
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Central Australian Tourism Industry Association, Tourism Top End
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa

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