The Australian Outback holds endless fascination with vast distances and extreme landscapes. This tour provides the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers and visit some of Australia’s famous cattle stations, many of them larger than most people can comprehend. You will get to appreciate the rich history of the outback and experience Australia’s ancient landscapes, including the World Heritage sites of Kakadu and Katherine Gorge. Travelling with long-time Territorian Cattleman, Tony Searle, you will also embrace the changes that are transforming the cattle industry across the Territory and see for yourself the opportunities being developed within the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.
– Visit and camp out on iconic and progressive Top End cattle stations
– Visit Lake Argyle, Argyle village and the Ord River Irrigation Scheme
– Enjoy a boat cruise down the Ord River to Kununurra
– Visit the Douglas Daly region and stay at Tipperary Station
– Experience the rich biodiversity at Kakadu National Park and see ancient Aboriginal rock art
– Cruise on spectacular Katherine Gorge
Your Tour Escort - Tony Searle
Tony Searle has been involved in the NT Pastoral Industry for more than 30 years – including 14 years as manager of Paspaley Rural NT (Melaleuca & Dry River Station). Through stories and anecdotes, Tony brings firsthand experience to the tour from the years he has spent in the Territory, managing large cattle breeding enterprises, as well as backgrounding cattle for the live export trade. Tony is well connected with all the people we meet and places visited in the Top End and Kimberley.