10 Day Adelaide to Darwin Outback Tour

Travel right through the heart of South Australia to experience the Southern Flinders Ranges and be rewarded with a magnificent sunset over Uluru, all before experiencing Australia's Northern Territory from Alice Springs to Darwin.

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Highlights

  • Experience the true serenity of the Australian outback as you watch the sun rise and set over spectacular Uluru and complete a guided base walk
  • Spend a night underground in the Opal Capital of the World, Coober Pedy
  • Hike the majestic Valley of the Winds aka Kata Tjuta
  • Walk the magnificent rim on Kings Canyon
  • Visit the heart of the Northern Territory, Katherine Gorge
  • Enjoy a pint at the iconic Daly Waters Pub
  • Admire the fascinating structure of the Devils Marbles
  • Soak in the lush Mataranka Thermal Pools in the middle of Australia's Top End

Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation in Alice Springs
  • 6 day Rock Patrol tour
  • 3 day/2 night Alice Springs to Darwin Northern Territory tour
  • All levy's and National Park fee's

 

Day 1 : Adelaide to the Southern Finders Ranges

We start our adventure travelling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region, but soon enough we’re heading into the rugged Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night.  

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Southern Flinders Ranges to Coober Pedy

Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changing landscapes. Wildlife, such as kangaroos, emus and eagles will scatter as road trains thunder across a landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. On a tour of an underground Opal Mine and Museum, you’ll learn about the history of Coober Pedy. A highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Tonight, we sleep like the locals do – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Coober Pedy to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)

It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Watarraka National Park to Uluru

We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Uluru / Kata Tjuta

We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at Uluru’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Uluru to Alice Springs

After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arriving approximately at 6:30pm.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Free day in Alice Springs

Day 8:  Alice Springs to Banka Banka Cattle Station

You will be collected from your Alice Springs accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn (80% of the Northern Territory lays north of this point). Further along the track is the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp in swags for the night.

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Banka Banka to Mataranka

No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an important watering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by and now a great spot for a cold beer, a bit of history and a ‘fair dinkum Outback experience’! Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees and nearby where we camp overnight.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Katherine Gorge to Darwin

Your guide will wake you early this morning for the short drive to the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe (not available all year due to seasonal conditions) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin and arrive in the early evening.

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

This tour departs Adelaide on a Tuesday and arrives in Darwin on a Thursday. Contact Us to arrange any pre and post accommodation or flights.

Not all meals are included (See inclusions and itinerary)

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