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Tour options

How to get to Darwin? 

There is no denying that Darwin is a distant tropical paradise in the far north. Check out the websites below to get some great deals on flights.

The worlds leading long d istance airline and main passenger carrier in Australia , to check availability of flights check their website.

Jetstar is Australia 's new low fares airline. Our aim is to provide cons istent low fares to Australian and New Zealand le isure travellers.

Virgin Blue
Dubbed the low cost airline of the industry, compare their prices and flight availability on their website.

The Ghan
Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Connections are available on the Indian Pacific and The Overland for guests travelling to or from Sydney and Melbourne.

The Conference program is designed to allow you to take advantage of the weekends either side to give you a chance to see a little more of this unique part of Australia.

Please go to the web site below to see how easy it is for delegates to make bookings in regards to pre and post touring and to see what options are available in the Territory.


International flights

Domestic flights


The Northern Territory is so big that it covers two very distinct climate zones.  The Territory's tropical north experiences warm and sunny weather for most of the year while Central Australia is a semi-arid enviornment and experiences Australia's typical four seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring.  During July Darwin experiences the "Dry" which is usually warm days and balmy nights. You will need a hat, sunscreen and bug rid, and if travelling inland you will need to bring a sweater or jacket as nights can be cool.

Banks and credit cards

Banking facilities in the Northern Territory are comprhensive.  Australia's largest banks all have branches throughout the Northern Territory, and many will exchange foreign currency.  All major international credit cards are accepted throughout the Territory, but note that not all businesses accept all cards and some may charge transaction fees.


Tipping is not the general custom in Australia and service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. You may, however, tip hotel porters and food and drink waiters for example for exceptional service. At any time, tipping is your choice.