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Australia North to South – Darwin to Adelaide

Between Darwin and Adelaide there’s a lot to see, so be prepared to pack a whole lot into this 13-day itinerary. Heading south from the Northern Territory, you’ll be making stops at two of Australia’s great National Parks — Kakadu and Litchfield — checking out wildlife, waterfalls, and more. Experience just how vast the Outback is while driving towards Alice Springs, then make your way to the Red Centre and witness the magic of Uluru. From there head over to Coober Pedy, where you’ll see what a small town does to beat the extreme heat (hint: look down), as well as a few historical sites before you reach Adelaide.

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Camping
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Kakadu National Park
  • Spot crocs on a river cruise
  • Clink glasses at an Outback pub
  • Awe at majestic Uluru
  • Sleep underground in Coober Pedy.
Pricing Information

Total From €1,679
Nights  12



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Darwin

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Darwin/Litchfield National Park

Set off early from Darwin and head to Litchfield National Park. Visit the Florence Falls, the Buley Rockhole and see the spectacular giant termite mounds. Later, go on a wetland nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Stretch out in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) and sleep under the stars.

Additional Notes

The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions.

Included Activities
  • Litchfield National Park Visit
  • Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise


Transport

Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 185km)
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 160km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 3 Litchfield National Park/Kakadu National Park

Embark early on a full day of exploring. Travel to our overnight camp near Kakadu NP, where swags or tents await. End the day with a group barbecue.

Included Activities
  • Ubirr Rock Art
  • Gunlom Falls Visit


Transport

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 310km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 4 Kakadu National Park/Katherine Gorge

Spend the morning exploring Kakadu NP. Finish the day with a drive to beautiful Katherine Gorge, stopping at Edith Falls on the way.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 5 Katherine/Daly Waters

Enjoy a free morning. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a flat-bottomed boat or helicopter flight over the gorge. Stop off at nearby hot springs, then travel to the small town of Daly Waters. Hit up the local watering hole for a true Outback experience.

Additional Notes

We end the day in Daly Waters, a small Outback town. It may seem quiet at first glance, but end the day at the famous local pub for a true Outback experience.

Included Activities
  • Mataranka Hot Springs Visit


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 6 Daly Waters/Alice Springs

Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel south to Alice Springs via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals.

Transport

Private Vehicle (12.00 hour(s), 920km)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 7 Alice Springs

Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.

Day 8 Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

Additional Notes

From late October - early March, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will be following the summer itinerary and visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Canyon.

Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Hike


Transport

Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

Day 9 Uluru

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

Included Activities
  • Uluru Mala Walk
  • Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
  • Uluru at Sunset


Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 10 Uluru/Coober Pedy

Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

Additional Notes

This is one of a few long travel days on this itinerary. The vast expanses of the Outback make long drives necessary to travel between towns – so strap in and enjoy the desert scenery, get to know a fellow traveller, and chill out on this epic Outback roadtrip!

Included Activities
  • Guided Mine Tour


Transport

Private Vehicle (9.00-9.50 hours, 780km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 11 Coober Pedy/Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Prepare for an early morning start for the travel day to Flinders Ranges.

Transport

Private Vehicle (10.00-11.00 hours, 590km)

Included Meals

1B, 1D

Day 12 Ikara-Flinders Ranges/Adelaide

Travel through the Clare Valley, stopping to enjoy a local food experience featuring South Australia's best regional produce. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

Included Activities
  • Local Food Experience


Transport

Private Vehicle (7.50-9.00 hours, 380km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 13 Adelaide

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes

Want one final adventure before heading home? Spend an extra day in Adelaide and add the 'Dolphin Swim and Cruise' extra to your tour. Head out in search of wild dolphins, before hopping into the water and going for a swim as they play around you. Available mid-Sept to May.

PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a post-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity will be on the final day of your tour.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day

What's Included

  • Your Wellness Moment: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit
    Your Foodie Moment: Local Food Experience, Clare Valley
  • Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory
  • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit
  • Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs
  • Underground mine tour
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
  • Hike at Kings Canyon (seasonal)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Hostels (6 nts), swag camping (6 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
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