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Australia North to South – Darwin to Adelaide
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Between Darwin and Adelaide theres a lot to see, so be prepared to pack a whole lot into this two-week itinerary. Heading south from the Northern Territory, youll be making stops at two of Australias 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 youll 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.

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  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: OADA/154449
  • Starts: Darwin, Australia
  • Finishes: Adelaide, Australia
You will Visit
  • Darwin
  • Adelaide

Itinerary

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Day 1: Darwin

Arrive at any time.

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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.

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Day 3: Litchfield National Park/Kakadu National Park

Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Day 7: Alice Springs

Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.

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Day 8: Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to 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.

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Day 9: Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.
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.

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Day 10: Uluru/Coober Pedy

Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
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.

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Day 11: Coober Pedy/Flinders Ranges

Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.
Prepare for an early morning start for the travel day to Flinders Ranges.

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Day 12: Flinders Ranges/Adelaide

Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley along the way.
Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

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Day 13: Adelaide

Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise (seasonal), or check out more wineries.
With an emerging art scene, natural beauty and attractions, and incredible restaurants, Adelaide has tons to see and do. Get out and discover the hub of South Australia!

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Day 14: Adelaide

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Recharge: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit, Mataranka Hands-On: Wine Tasting, 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
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour 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.