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15 days | Departs May to Sep –
Adelaide » Flinders Ranges » Coober Pedy » Uluru » Kings Canyon » Alice Springs » Kakadu » Darwin

Traverse Australia’s spectacular Outback on a journey from Adelaide to Darwin, visiting iconic Territory destinations such as Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Katherine & Kakadu.

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Highlights
  • Join a food expert at the Adelaide Central Market
  • Go wine tasting in the Clare Valley
  • Explore Wilpena Pound & discover opals at Coober Pedy
  • Have a sparkling wine while watching the magnificent Uluru sunset
  • Explore Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Learn about indigenous culture in the Red Centre
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Discover the Devils Marbles in Tennant Creek
  • Enjoy a refreshing ale at the Daly Waters Historic Pub
  • Swim at Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge & discover ancient rock art
  • Discover wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu National Park
  • Swim beneath Litchfield’s pristine waterfalls
  • Enjoy a Darwin Harbour dinner cruise
Inclusions
  • Return flights to Adelaide & from Darwin (as required)
  • Luxury coach touring through the Outback
  • 14 breakfasts (B) & 10 dinners (D)
Itinerary

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Day 1 – Homeport to Adelaide (D)

Your journey begins with a flight to Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

❱ Hotel stay: Stamford Plaza Adelaide (1 night)

Day 2 – Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges via Clare Valley (BD)

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound.

❱ Hotel stay: Wilpena Pound Resort (1 night)

Day 3 – Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta via Quorn (BD)

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

❱ Hotel stay: Majestic Oasis Apartments (1 night)

Day 4 – Port Augusta to Coober Pedy via Woomera (BD)

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.

❱ Hotel stay: Desert Cave Hotel (1 night)

Day 5 – Coober Pedy to Uluru (B)

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

❱ Hotel stay: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort (2 nights)

Day 6 – Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta (B)

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Day 7 – Uluru to Kings Canyon (BD)

Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.

❱ Hotel stay: Kings Canyon Resort (1 night)

Day 8 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs (B)

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.

❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort (2 nights)

Day 9 – Alice Springs (BD)

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Day 10 – Alice Springs to Tennant Creek via Devils Marbles (BD)

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu, an intriguing outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You’ll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

❱ Hotel stay: Bluestone Motor Inn (1 night)

Day 11 – Tennant Creek to Katherine via Mataranka (BD)

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine.

❱ Hotel stay: Paraway Motel (1 night)

Day 12 – Katherine to Kakadu via Nitmuluk Gorge (BD)

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (1 night)

Day 13 – Kakadu to Darwin, Included Activity Choice (B)

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. This afternoon in Darwin, choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner or visit Crocosaurus Cove to explore at your leisure.

❱ Hotel stay: Mantra on the Esplanade (2 nights)

Day 14 – Litchfield National Park, Darwin Harbour Cruise (BD)

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Day 15 – Darwin to Homeport (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport in time for your flight home.

Additional information
Departure City

Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Departure

05 May 2020, 19 May 2020, 02 Jun 2020, 23 Jun 2020, 07 Jul 2020, 21 Jul 2020, 04 Aug 2020, 18 Aug 2020, 01 Sep 2020, 15 Sep 2020

Terms

The following terms & conditions apply to your booking in addition to our General Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Economy Class group airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
  • The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
    After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
    31 to 70 days before departure – 50% of total booking value plus deposit;
    Within 30 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
    We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your holiday.
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