Silversea Luxury Cruises To DARWIN

DARWIN

Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. View more

Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years. It was not until 1911, after it had already weathered the disastrous cyclones of 1878, 1882, and 1897, that the town was named after the scientist who had visited Australia's shores aboard the Beagle in 1839. During World War II it was bombed more than 60 times, as the harbor full of warships was a prime target for the Japanese war planes. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve 1974, the city was almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, Australia’s greatest natural disaster. It's a tribute to those who stayed and to those who have come to live here after Tracy that the rebuilt city now thrives as an administrative and commercial center for northern Australia. Old Darwin has been replaced by something of an edifice complex—such buildings as Parliament House and the Supreme Court all seem very grand for such a small city, especially one that prides itself on its casual, outdoor-centric lifestyle. Today Darwin is the best place from which to explore Australia's Top End, with its wonders of Kakadu and the Kimberley region.

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BALI To SYDNEY
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    Dec 21 2018
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BALI To BRISBANE
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    Dec 21 2018
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SYDNEY To BALI
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    Feb 02 2019
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    Silver Whisper
BRISBANE To BALI
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    Feb 05 2019
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    11 Days
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    Silver Whisper
YANGON To DARWIN
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    Mar 05 2019
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    31 Days
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    Silver Discoverer
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BALI To DARWIN
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    Mar 20 2019
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    16 Days
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    Silver Discoverer
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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    Apr 05 2019
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    10 Days
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BROOME (Kimberley) To DARWIN
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    Apr 15 2019
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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    Apr 25 2019
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BALI To SYDNEY
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BALI To BRISBANE
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YANGON To DARWIN
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    Mar 05, 2019
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    Mar 20, 2019
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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    Apr 05, 2019
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BROOME (Kimberley) To DARWIN
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    Apr 15, 2019
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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    Apr 25, 2019
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BROOME (Kimberley) To DARWIN
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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BROOME (Kimberley) To DARWIN
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DARWIN To BROOME (Kimberley)
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    Jun 04, 2019
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BROOME (Kimberley) To DARWIN
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    Jun 14, 2019
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DARWIN To BALI
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    Jun 24, 2019
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Excursions in DARWIN

Darwin in WWII

Learn about the pivotal role Darwin played in WWII whilst visiting the USS Peary memorial, Bicentennial Park, the Defence of Darwin Experience, the Darwin Military Museum and the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.


USS Peary Memorial

Your first stop is a photo stop at the USS Peary memorial near the Darwin Cenotaph in Bicentennial Park. A 4-inch (10.16cm) gun from the USS Peary was salvaged, restored and mounted as a memorial to the ship and her crew. The gun points across Darwin Harbour to the ship's resting place.


Defence of Darwin Experience

Next, continue on to The Defence of Darwin Experience - the first facility in Australia to provide an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience of Darwin's role in World War II dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history. The Defence of Darwin Experience facility is an interactive exhibition space that includes the immersive Bombing of Darwin Gallery, iconic objects from that time, first-hand accounts and multimedia presentations. During World War II many civilians and service personnel fought, died, or were dispossessed. The Defence of Darwin Experience acknowledges the sacrifice of those who lost their lives, and the courage of all who served in the defence of the Northern Territory.


Darwin Military Museum

The Defence of Darwin Experience is located next to the Darwin Military Museum, and joins with it to form a larger World War II precinct at East Point. You can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities.


Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Finally, travel to the fascinating Australian Aviation Heritage Centre where an impressive presentation of aviation videos of the B-52 and the bombing of Darwin are continuously displayed. You can see some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and also original footage from Japanese archives. There are 19 aircraft on display, as well as 38 major displays, relics of crashed aircraft, and 21 engines. The exhibitions are being continually updated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers of the Aviation Heritage Society of the Northern Territory, a non-profit association.


After your immersion in WWII history on Darwin you will return to the pier and your ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on flat paved pathways, with some steps to access certain areas of the each venue. Guests utilising a wheelchair must be able to transfer from the chair to the coach. Comfortable shoes are recommended. order of sites may vary.

Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Join the famous jumping crocodiles cruise on the Adelaide River and visit the unique Windows on the Wetlands.


Adelaide River

Traveling by coach, you will make your way to the Adelaide River, one of eight rivers in the Top End which have large floodplains in their catchments. These floodplains create a great expanse of coastal wetlands that are home to a great variety of unique animals and plant life. The Northern Territory is also well known as crocodile country.


Jumping Crocodiles

Proceed to the Adelaide River for a cruise which brings you almost face-to-face with the famous jumping crocodiles. Keep watch for the tell-tale ripples of an approaching reptile, camera ready in anticipation of capturing that breath-taking moment as a crocodile leaps out of the water to almost its full body length.

Windows on the Wetlands Visitors Centre

At the conclusion of this truly memorable cruise, visit the Windows on the Wetlands Visitors Centre where you will have the opportunity to learn more about life in this tropical region.


Your coach will then return you to the pier by way of the outer suburbs of Darwin.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, a few steps to embark/disembark the vessel, and a few steps to access the upper and lower decks on board the vessel. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Litchfield National Park Adventure

Travel to the beautiful and peaceful Litchfield National Park and see the termite mounds and Florence Falls on tour.


Batchelor

Depart your ship and travel south down the Stuart Highway, passing old World War II airstrips and army camps en-route to the old mining town of Batchelor. As you travel through the township, you will hear the history from early settlement, the war years and the discovery of uranium to the present.


Termite Mounds

Next visit a treeless black soil plain featuring towering magnetic anthills reaching up to 13 feet (4 metres), thus giving the appearance of a huge graveyard.


Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park is a favourite among Darwin's outdoor lovers. Upon arrival at the summit of the Table Top Range, you will encounter the majestic Florence Falls. Enjoy a splendid photo opportunities from the Florence Falls lookout.


Next, proceed to the Litchfield Café for a casual barbeque lunch.


Wangi Falls

After lunch, travel to the Wangi Falls where you will have time for pictures and perhaps a stroll through the surrounding tropical jungle.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and is recommended for those guests who are physically fit and not recommended for guests utilising a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Flat, sturdy, closed shoes, a hat and sunglasses are recommended. Order of sites visited may vary.

Panoramic Darwin & Botanical Gardens

Discover the history and landmarks of Darwin City during this picturesque sightseeing excursion via coach.


Darwin City Tour, Notable Landmarks, USS Peary Memorial

Depart the pier for a scenic sightseeing drive through Darwin City. Along the way, learn about Darwin's military past, major events and Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city in 1974. In addition, pass by renowned landmarks that include East Point, the George Brown Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and USS Peary Memorial.


East Point, Military Museum of the NT, George Brown Botanical Gardens, Parliament House

Next, a photo stop is made at East Point, home to the Military Museum of the Northern Territory. This area was heavily fortified during World War II, with several large guns protecting Darwin Harbour. Afterward, re-board your coach and head to the George Brown Botanic Gardens, which span approximately 104 acres (about 42 hectares) and are renowned for its collections of tropical species. The gardens are a cool place to visit, with a canopy of rain trees and tall palms in the heart of Darwin. During your self-guided visit, explore the gardens at your leisure. Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier, passing by the impressive Parliament House en route.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Walking at the Botanical Gardens is at the discretion of each guest. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Guests cannot stay on the coach for extended visits to venues, as the air-conditioning on the coach does not work without the engine running.

Panoramic Darwin & Museum Visit

Darwin has a rich and colourful history and this tour highlights some important sights that help to chronicle this tropical city's past.


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Following the convict era, Australian history was shaped by another phase, when colonial settlers travelled across the globe in the hope of finding a better world, eager to explore new lands in search of personal and financial growth. Stop at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, a great place to complete your exploration of Darwin's heritage. The Art Gallery houses a comprehensive display of Indigenous art and artefacts that reveal much about the various Aboriginal groups from Darwin and its surrounding environs.


In the museum, you will also have the opportunity to learn how the city was devastated then rebuilt in 1975 after Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974. Despite its ordeal, Darwin re-grouped, rebuilt and today stands stronger than ever. A very realistic Cyclone Tracy display recreates the atmosphere of that fateful Christmas Eve.


Amongst the eclectic collection of exhibits here you will also find an excellent display of Aboriginal, South-East Asian and Oceanic Art, along with a permanent collection of major Australian fine art.


Re-boarding your coach, it's a brief panoramic drive of the city before returning the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Territory Wildlife Park

Explore the diverse wildlife and habitats of the Northern Territory during this fun-filled, half-day excursion to the Territory Wildlife Park.


Darwin, Territory Wildlife Park, Guided Walking Tour, Tree-Top Aviaries, Lagoon

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Darwin's Territory Wildlife Park. Upon arrival, the park ranger takes you on an exclusive, guided tour of the park's Nocturnal House for a look at the creatures of the night. Explore the different habitats and ecosystems of northern Australia, discover the nocturnal animals that inhabit this area and feel free to ask questions along the way. Many of the animals here are not found in zoos or wildlife parks anywhere else in the world.


Aquarium, Flora and Fauna, Whip Rays, Giant Barramundi, Saltwater Crocodile

Next, experience the watery depths of the park's Aquarium. Your journey of discovery starts in the small rock pools of sandstone escarpment country, and showcases the unique flora and fauna that is found in this harsh environment. Travel down streams and tributaries into the big northern Australian rivers. Here, walk under a 'river' where freshwater whip rays and giant barramundi swim overhead. In addition, meet the park's large, saltwater crocodile, 'Graham', and see the coral and fish that live offshore. Following your tour, some free time is made available for independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.3-0.6 miles (about 500 metres - 1 kilometre), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Guests cannot stay on the coach for extended visits to venues, as the air-conditioning on the coach does not work without the engine running. The park's Aquarium and Nocturnal House are air-conditioned. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Land programmes in DARWIN

6NT POST COUTURE COLLECTION: AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Outback Experience

From the tropics of Darwin and Cairns to the red dirt of the Alice Springs Outback, the diverse natural beauty and topography of Australia beckons guests with some of the most spectacular tropical and desert destinations in the world today. On Day One, visit the splendid Litchfield National Park, and majestic Florence Falls and Wangi Falls, followed by lunch at the Litchfield Café. After dinner and an overnight stay at the Hilton Darwin, fly to Alice Springs, the largest town in the heart of the Australian Outback. Marvel at the central Australian desert, its plants, wildlife, reptiles and marsupials, and take in a 'Birds of Prey' presentation. Afterward, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill. The next morning, head to the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges to experience its spectacular, colourful Outback scenery. Take scenic strolls at Simpson's Gap, the Standley Chasm and Ochre Pits, then proceed for lunch at the Glen Helen Homestead. Following dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Crowne Plaza, take an optional, early-morning, hot-air balloon-ride. After breakfast, fly to Cairns. This evening, immerse yourself in the tropical flavours, dancing, artwork and traditions of Aboriginal culture at the Tjapukai Cultural Centre. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Five with a picturesque ride aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway through Barron Gorge. Afterward, board a gondola on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for a scenic rainforest canopy journey from the rainforest village of Kuranda to Cairns. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


04MIDDRW-A: Outback Experience

Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

Departs from: Darwin

Re-join ship: Cairns

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.



Experience the diverse natural beauty and topography of Australia, from the tropics of Darwin and Cairns to the red dirt of the Alice Springs Outback, during this five-day, four-night journey Down Under.


Day ONE - Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - Ship/Litchfield/Darwin

Litchfield National Park, Florence Falls, Wangi Falls

After collecting your boxed breakfast from the hotel, meet your guide and depart for a visit to spectacular Litchfield National Park. Following a comfort stop, pass through a remarkable, treeless, black-soil plain en route to the towering magnetic termite mounds. These amazing architectural feats, built by insects, come complete with arches, tunnels, chimneys, insulation, and nursery chambers. They can reach a height of up to 13 feet (about four metres), giving the appearance of a huge graveyard littered with earthen tombstones. Further into the National Park, a photo stop is made at the majestic Florence Falls and Wangi Falls. Here, marvel at the falls and spectacular beauty of the surrounding landscape.


Litchfield Café, Lunch

Following your tour and before leaving Litchfield National Park, proceed to the Litchfield Café for a barbecue buffet lunch. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the drive back to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A 3-course dinner is at the hotel's restaurant.


Overnight in a Guest Room at the Hilton Darwin - Darwin.


Day TWO - Thursday December 27, 2018 - Darwin/Alice Springs

Flight from Darwin to Alice Springs, Alice Springs Desert Park, 'Birds of Prey' Presentation

After an early breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to Darwin Airport for your approximately two-hour flight to Alice Springs, the largest town in the heart of the Australian Outback. Upon arrival in Alice Springs, meet your guide and transfer to the Alice Springs Desert Park. Here, immerse yourself in the beauty of the central Australia Desert, home to a wide array of desert plants and wildlife. Learn about desert reptiles and marsupials, and watch the 'Birds of Prey' presentation. Following your tour, proceed for morning tea. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore your surrounds at your leisure.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Next, re-board your coach and head to the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides access to health and medical services needed by people living in rural and remote areas of Australia.


Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Lunch, Anzac Hill, Free Time

Following your visit, re-board your coach and head for a guided tour of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the best preserved station along the Overland Telegraph Line. Established in 1872, this is also one of the original sites of European settlement in the township of Stuart, later renamed Alice Springs. After lunch at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, a visit is made to Anzac Hill, followed by some free time to explore Alice Springs at your leisure. Following your visit, re-board your coach and drive to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A three-course dinner is at the hotel's restaurant.

Overnight in a Premium Room at the 4-star Crowne Plaza - Alice Springs Premium Room.

Please note: The weather in Alice Springs can range from 35 degrees Fahrenheit-42 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1.6 degrees Centigrade-5.5 degrees Centigrade) during the month of December. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a jacket from the ship.

Day THREE - Friday, December 28, 2018 - Alice Springs


Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges

After breakfast, meet your guided at 8:30 a.m. and depart for the drive to the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Enjoy spectacular outback scenery and photo opportunities whilst travelling along the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges, with stops at historic sites.

Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Morning Tea, Ochre Pits, Glen Helen Homestead, Lunch

Next, take scenic strolls at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea) and the Ochre Pits. From here, re-board your coach and proceed for a fresh, bushman's lunch at the Glen Helen Homestead. After lunch, re-board your coach for the drive back to Alice Springs. En route, panoramic stops are made at the Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek, one of the most pristine waterholes in central Australia.


West MacDonnell Ranges, Colourful Sunset

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. These mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return trip to Alice Springs. Upon arrival at the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.


A three-course dinner is at the hotel's restaurant.

Overnight in a Premium Room at the 4-star Crowne Plaza - Alice Springs.


Day FOUR - Saturday, December 29, 2018 - Alice Springs/Cairns

Optional Hot-Air Balloon-Ride

An exhilarating hot-air balloon-ride over Alice Springs is available on a limited basis, and at the expense of each guest. Weight restrictions apply. If this option is selected, depart the hotel at 4:00 a.m. and return around 8:00 a.m. Coffee/tea, muffins, biscuits, cheese and fresh fruit are served after the Balloon Ride in the desert before returning to the Hotel.


Flight from Alice Springs to Cairns, Hotel Check-In, Free Time, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre

After breakfast and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to the Alice Springs Airport for your approximately 2.5-hour flight to Cairns. Upon arrival in Cairns, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After a welcome drink, check-in and lunch the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. At 6 p.m., meet your guide in the hotel foyer and depart for the drive to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre for an evening of culture and dinner.

Bama People, Face-Painting, Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories, Ceremonial Fire

You are welcomed with bush tucker-inspired canapes and champagne, and a unique opportunity to meet the Bama, the Indigenous rainforest people. After the Bama people paint your face to link you to their traditional land, they take you on a mesmerising journey with the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language and songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fireball shooting skyward.

Tropical Dinner

During an exotic tropical buffet dinner, you are introduced to the traditional indigenous flavours. Sample Australian meats, including kangaroo and crocodile, and feast on local seafood, an array of salads and dessert. After dinner, relax around the fire, meet the performers and have your picture taken with them. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and return to the hotel.


Overnight in a Superior Sea View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina - Cairns.


Day FIVE - Sunday, December 30, 2018 - Cairns

Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Barron Gorge

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer to the Cairns Railway Station to board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a picturesque ride through Barron Gorge. Built between 1882 and 1891, the approximately 21-mile (about 34-kilometre) railway is considered to be an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude.

Gorges, Mountains, Waterfalls, Tunnels, Bridges, Kuranda Ranges and Village, Lunch

Your train ride offers breath-taking panoramic vistas of deep gorges and rugged mountains, and passes magnificent waterfalls, through 15 tunnels and across 37 bridges during your journey up the Kuranda Ranges, part of Barron Gorge National Park. Upon arrival at Kuranda Village, some free time is made available to browse through the many art and craft studios, visit the Australian Butterfly Farm (at your own expense), or sit back in a café and watch the colourful, vibrant village life go by. Following your train-ride, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at Frog's restaurant in the rainforest village of Kuranda.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforest Interpretive Centre, Red Peak Station

After lunch, experience the breath-taking descent from Kuranda to Cairns aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a six-passenger gondola travelling high above the rainforest canopy. Along the way, take in spectacular views of the region and vistas of the sparkling North Queensland coast, and out to the Coral Sea and Green Island. The journey down the mountain includes a stop at the Rainforest Interpretive Centre and Red Peak Station, which offers a unique insight into the intricate ecosystems that make up the rainforest. Upon arrival at the Smith Field Station, you are met and transferred to the pier in Cairns via private coach. Upon arrival, embark your ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, board/de-board the airplane, train and cableway, and steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a weatherproof jacket, insect repellent, raingear, a bathing suit, and a camera from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Only Australian dollars are accepted by all vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Airlines restrict baggage to 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 11 pounds (about five kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in a Guest Room at the Hilton Darwin - Darwin
  • Two-night stay in a Premium Room at the 4-star Crowne Plaza - Alice Springs
  • One-night stay in a Superior Sea View Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina - Cairns
  • Scheduled flight: Darwin/Alice Springs/Cairns (Economy-Class). No business class is available on this route
  • Four breakfasts (Day 1 packed breakfast), five lunches and four dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • One morning tea, two afternoon teas
  • Lunch at Frog's restaurant - Kuranda
  • Lunch at the Litchfield Café - Litchfield
  • Bushman's lunch at the Glen Helen Homestead
  • Dinner at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • 'Birds of Prey' presentation
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Kuranda Scenic Railroad-ride through Barren Gorge
  • Rainforest-ride aboard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Tjapukai Cultural Centre
  • Face-painting
  • Aboriginal story-telling
  • Ceremonial fire
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Hot-air balloon-ride, Australian Butterfly Farm, any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

SUPPLEMENTAL HOT AIR BALLOON EXCURSION: Outback Experience

04MIDDRW-A Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Outback Experience

SILVER MUSE: VOYAGE 6835

Departure: From Darwin

Duration: 5 Days /4 Night

Re-join ship: In Cairns

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done on December 29, 2018.


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

6NT PRE-CRUISE: SIGNATURE COLLECTION ARNHEM AND ULURU

Arnhem Land and Uluru



Ship: Silver Discoverer

Voyage Number: 9909 (Pre-cruise)

Sailing departure 25 Apr 2019

Program Departure: 19 Apr 2019

Nights: 6 Nights

Gateway airport start: Darwin

Embarkation port end: Darwin



Highlights:

● Enjoy two nights' accommodation at Longitude 131 at Uluru

● Dine outdoors at Longitude 131 and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes

● Later, Longitude resident astronomer shares tales of the Southerly constellations

● Take an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta

● Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites.

● Enjoy two nights at Davidson Arnhemland Safari Lodge

● Visit rock shelters with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years that vie insights into the Aboriginal way of life from this region

● Take a boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain to see some of the bird species found in the region

● Try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek

● Enjoy lunch at the Wharf One Restaurant



Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive at the Darwin Hilton for an overnight after traveling from home or previous destination, enjoy dinner and relaxation.


Day 2 - Board a flight from Darwin to Uluru and check in at Longitude 131 in the afternoon. Longitude 131 at Uluru is a luxury hotel located within the viewshed of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic and spiritually important sandstone monolith "Uluru." Enjoy an evening of recuperating in a stunning environment that offers one of the world's most unique sunsets and night sky-gazing from comfortable modern patios with full service and optional narration by in-house astronomer.


Day 3 - Wake up and enjoy an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval has created today's dramatic landscape. After your own firsthand experience of the wonder this formation evokes, visit the Cultural Center to learn what meaning and spiritual significance the Aboriginal groups in the region attribute to the landscape. After lunch take a Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people, to marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker (regional wild foraged food) and other important sites nearby.

Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.


Day 4 - Wake up to the peaceful view of Uluru, and enjoy breakfast followed by a flight from Uluru to Darwin for check in at the Hilton Darwin. Enjoy poolside relaxation or a walk around town before dinner.


Day 5 - Catch an early morning flight from Darwin to Davidsons Safari Lodge in Arnhem Land. The Lodge is located on an exclusive lease of 700km² of pristine wilderness and is surrounded by a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs. A significant section of this property is a registered sacred site and offers abundant wildlife, a multitude of sacred sites and Aboriginal cave art, occupation, and burial sites. An introductory tour involves a short walk to see the famous Rainbow Serpent where guests will learn about the local rock art, the geology of the area and some of the local bush tucker and medicine. Finish up the day with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain.


Day 6 - Enjoy one of the many excursions offered by the Lodge. Join a morning visit to the local rock shelter with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years and that give insights into the regional aboriginal way of life. Set off on a tour through savannah woodland, the local "natural supermarket" where plenty of local bush tucker can be harvested with the help of a guide. An afternoon boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain is offered, where one can see some of the 275 bird species found in the region and one can try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek. Spend the late afternoon on the billabong observing the wildlife including the many crocodiles that inhabit the watercourses, then retreat to the Lodge for sunset cocktail and dinner under the stars.


Day 7 - Check out after breakfast to fly from Davidson lodge to Darwin this morning. Once in Darwin enjoy a guided city tour with stops at the Darwin Museum and the Botanical Gardens, followed by a two-course lunch at famed restaurant Wharf One. Board your coach for a city orientation tour where you will see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Esplanade, and the Old Town Ruins before arriving at Fort Hill Wharf to embark for your continued journey.


INCLUDED

  • 2 Nights at the Darwin Hylton
  • 2 Nights at the Davidson's Arnhem Land Safari Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Longitude 131 at Uluru
  • Return flights Economy class from Darwin - Uluru - Darwin
  • Return Charter flight Davidson Lodge
  • Internal flights as per program
  • All meals and drinks
  • A variety of activities at Davidson Lodge and Longitude 131 which includes access to sacred areas.
  • Half day city tour including lunch
  • Premium drinks at Longitude 131

PLEASE NOTE:

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Signature Collection programs are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, other providers, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

5NT POST-CRUISE: SIGNATURE COLLECTION ARNHEM AND ULURU

Arnhem Land and Uluru


Ship: Silver Discoverer

Voyage Number: 9908 (Post-cruise)

Sailing departure: 15 April 2019

Program departure: 25 April 2019

Nights: 5 Nights

Disembarkation start: Darwin

Gateway airport end: Sydney


Highlights:

● Enjoy two nights' accommodation at Longitude 131 at Uluru

● Enjoy two nights at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

● Visit rock shelters with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years that reveal insights into the Aboriginal way of life from this region

● Take a boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain to see some of the bird species found in the region

● Try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek

● Enjoy lunch at the Wharf One Restaurant

● Dine outdoors at Longitude 131 and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes

● Later, Longitude resident astronomer shares tales of the Southerly constellations

● Take an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta

● Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites.



Itinerary:

Day 1 - Disembark the cruise ship in the morning and transfer to the airport for a flight from Darwin to Davidson's Safari Lodge in Arnhem Land. The Lodge is located on an exclusive lease of 700km² of pristine wilderness and is surrounded by a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs. A significant section of this property is a registered sacred site and offers abundant wildlife, a multitude of sacred sites and Aboriginal cave art, occupation, and burial sites. An introductory tour involves a short walk to see the famous Rainbow Serpent where guests will learn about the local rock art, the geology of the area and some of the local bush tucker and medicine. Finish up the day with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain.


Day 2 - Enjoy one of the many excursions offered by the Lodge. Join a morning visit to the local rock shelter with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years and that give insights into the regional aboriginal way of life. Or set of on a tour through savannah woodland, the local "natural supermarket" where plenty of local bush tucker can be harvested with the help of a guide. Take an afternoon boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain, where visitors can see some of the 275 bird species found in the region and one can try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek. Spend the late afternoon on the billabong observing the wildlife including the many crocodiles that inhabit the watercourses, to then retreat to the Lodge for sunset cocktail and dinner under the stars.

Day 3 - Check out after breakfast to fly from Davidson's lodge to Darwin at 9am. Once in Darwin enjoy a guided city tour with stops at the Darwin Museum and the Botanical Gardens then enjoy a two-course lunch at famed restaurant, Wharf One. Board your coach for a city orientation tour and see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Esplanade, and the Old Town Ruins and have a short stop at the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy accommodation at the Hotel Hilton Darwin including a three-course dinner.


Day 4 - Board a flight from Darwin to Uluru and check in at Longitude 131 in the afternoon. Longitude 131 at Uluru is a luxury hotel located within the viewshed of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic and spiritually important sandstone monolith "Uluru." Enjoy an evening of recuperating in a stunning environment that offers one of the world's most unique sunsets and night sky-gazing from comfortable modern patios with full service and optional narration by in-house astronomer.

Day 5 - Wake up and enjoy an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today's dramatic landscape. After your own first-hand experience of the wonder this formation evokes, visit the Cultural Center to learn what meaning and spiritual significance the Aboriginal groups in the region attribute to the landscape. After lunch take a Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people, to marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites nearby. Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.

Day 6 - Wake up to the peaceful view of Uluru. You may want to join an optional Mutitjulu Discovery tour (own expense) before checkout. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney.


Program Inclusions:

  • 1 nights in a guest room at Hilton Darwin
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent at Longitude 131° including all meals and snacks and all drinks included with meals
  • 2 nights in a deluxe cabin at Davidson lodge in Arnhem land. The resort is an eco lodge and does not have air conditioning. Rooms have a fan.
  • All touring at Longitude 131° in small groups, which may include some other Longitude guests.
  • All touring at Davidson Lodge
  • Return charter flight from Darwin to Davidson Lodge in 6- 8 seater aircraft
  • Internal flights as per program

PLEASE NOTE:

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Signature Collection programs are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, other providers, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hotels in DARWIN

SIMPLY HOTEL: HILTON DARWIN

Hilton Darwin

Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. This stylish Darwin hotel is moments from Bicentennial Park, and the heart of downtown.

Enjoy the sunshine in the 10th floor outdoor swimming pool and maintain your exercise regimen in the modern fitness centre. Sip drinks at the stylish bar before savoring a delicious meal in Mitchell's Grill. This central Darwin restaurant features an innovative menu of local specialties, including kangaroo, crocodile and barramundi.

DARWIN SIMPLY HOTEL


Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

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