September newsletter online: Hanging ten in the Northern Territory


The latest VIP Backpackers newsletter is now online featuring the full low down on our tours and services in the Northern Territory. Discover where to stay, what to do and when to visit with the festivals, destination information and hostel reviews on offer. Here’s a snippet:


Haven Backpacker Resort, Alice Springs
New, modern and stylish Haven Backpackers takes pride in its clean facilities and friendly welcome. Just 10 minutes from town with a swimming pool, free transfers from the airport/train/bus, luggage storage, breakfast and parking. There’s a good kitchen, TV room, BBQ and laundry also. Come to relax and have a good time! …………. Book & Read More HERE

Tourists’s Rest Tennant Creek Youth Hostel, Tennant Creek
You won’t be disappointed with your stay here – clean, quiet, laid back and close to everything. There’s a free pick up from the bus/train/airport, a swimming pool, BBQ and air conditioning. Plus you’re close to everything and they can help you with tours to the Devils Marbles or local gold mines. Well worth a stop off on the long route north or south! …………. Book & Read More HEREintrepid


> INTREPID CONNECTIONS 2 Day Kakadu Camping Safari
Get up close but not too personal with the crocs of the top end on this two day adventure in an Isuzu all-terrain vehicle. The tour includes a croc spotting cruise, a stop off at Ubirr Rock to view ancient Aboriginal art and the opportunity to camp under the stars. Intrepid also offers a four day experience.

> Fish Hook Pass – Darwin to Melbourne
fish hookThis OzExperience journey takes you right through the heart of the Territory from Darwin to Katherine and Alice Springs. You’ll see Uluru and the Olgas also, then head to Adelaide via Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges and onto Melbourne.


> Marvel at the geological formations – canyons, gorges, big rocks, ochre pits and more
> Get in touch with Aboriginal culture
> See some ancient rock paintings
> Head to one of the Territory’s quirky events like the Beanie Festival,  Camel Cup or Beer Can Regatta
> Smile at a crocodile, but from a distance!
> Catch a flick at the deckchair cinema in Darwin
> Learn to play the digeridoo in Alice Springs
> Hang out at the markets in Darwin and Alice
> Check out the local wildlife – wallabies, crocs, brolgas, birds, goannas and termites

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