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Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne

You’ve got just over two weeks in Australia, so what are you going to see? Everything! Travelling south from Darwin, tour Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks — the old stomping grounds of Crocodile Dundee — and check out some of the most diverse wildlife around. From there head to Katherine Gorge and decide if all the pictures you’ve seen have done it any justice (they haven’t!). Hop on a flight to the Red Centre and experience the magic of Uluru before rounding it all off by taking in the scenery on your way to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road.

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: OATM/257510
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Darwin, Australia
  • Finishes: Melbourne, Australia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Darwin
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Alice Springs
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru
  • Adelaide
  • Halls Gap
  • Port Campbell
  • Melbourne

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 (padded canvas bedrolls) 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 Gorge/Darwin

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. Travel back to Darwin.

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Day 6: Darwin/Alice Springs

Board a flight to Alice Springs for the next leg of your journey.

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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/Kings Creek

Depart Alice Springs to journey to Kings Canyon. Spend your first night under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded bed roll).

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Day 9: Kings Creek/Uluru

Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

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Day 10: Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. 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.

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Day 11: Uluru/Alice Springs

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta, before travelling on to Alice Springs.
Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, temperature permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Alice Springs.

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Day 12: Alice Springs/Adelaide

Board your flight for Adelaide, capital of South Australia and renowned for its churches and gardens. Free time this afternoon to explore the city, before heading out for the final night with your group.

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Day 13: Adelaide

Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to check out more wineries.

If you're travelling between mid-September to May, opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise. Pre-book the "Dolphin Swim and Cruise" activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour.
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/Halls Gap

Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Depart early and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.

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Day 15: Halls Gap/Port Campbell

Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre (time permitting). Stop for a visit to the Arch along the Great Ocean Road.
Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch.

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Day 16: Port Campbell/Melbourne

Travel along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.
Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Discover Moment: Adelaide
    • Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory
    • Visit to an Aboriginal art and craft centre
    • Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
    • Hike at Kings Canyon (seasonal)
    • Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
    • 12 Apostles visit
    • Walks in Grampians NP
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
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