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SAVE NOW: 15 amazing days of outback adventures from Adelaide to Darwin!

Book by 16 Dec 2021 to save $600 per couple*

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime. Save $600 per couple when you pay in full by 16 December 2021 for selected travel departures between 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023.

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About this holiday

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Travel through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world

The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Tour Highlights:

  • Adelaide Central Markets Guided Tour
  • Knappstein Enterprise Winery
  • Jeff Morgan Gallery
  • Wadlata Outback Centre
  • Coober Pedy Opal Centre
  • Uluru Sunset Experience with Sparkling wine
  • Uluru Sunrise and guided Uluru walk
  • Kata Tjuta guided walk
  • King Canyon Guided Rim walk
  • Alice Springs Town Tour
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • School of the Air
  • Earth Sanctuary Dinner under the stars (BMG)
  • Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
  • Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Waters Cruise in Kakadu
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site
  • Darwin City Tour
  • Florence Falls Litchfield National Park

Shorter segments are also available:

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Darwin - 10 Days
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs - 11 Days

Call 1300 414 198 for a quote on this departure, or scroll down to "travel dates" below for pricing.

Inclusions

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  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 14 Full Breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 8 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Accommodation

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The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Crowne Plaza Adelaide
  • Wilpena Pound Resort
  • Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta
  • Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy
  • Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru
  • Kings Canyon Resort
  • Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs
  • Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek
  • Contour Hotel, Katherine
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

A SAVINGS OF UP TO $600 per couple applies to selected travel dates between 01 Jan 2022 and 31 Mar 2023 when paid in full by 16 December 2021. Ask our team for details!

  • Twin share - from $6893 per person
  • Sole Use - from $8810 per person
  • 12 - 26 Apr 2022
  • 26 Apr - 10 May 2022
  • Twin share - from $7517 per person
  • Sole Use - from $9835 per person
  • 21 Jun - 5 Jul 2022
  • 5 Jul - 19 Jul 2022
  • 2 - 16 Aug 2022
  • 16 - 30 Aug 2022
  • 13 - 27 Sep 2022

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of this picturesque city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant 140-year-old Adelaide Central Market where you’ll meet the traders and sample some local culinary delights. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception at Luna10 Bar, and dinner at Koomo Restaurant and Bar with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

  • Hotel: Crowne Plaza Adelaide
  • Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2 - Adelaide – Wilpena Pound

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at the historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre.

  • Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3 - Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before venturing out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4 - Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

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. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

  • Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 5 - Coober Pedy – Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip'. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

  • Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning's first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You'll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Uluru – Kings Canyon

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don't want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

  • Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 8 - Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.

  • Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs, 2 nights
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 -Alice Springs

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest barbecue dinner

Day 10 - Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Your first stop is School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres. These children living in remote locations that would otherwise have no access to public education. Continue north, stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO. Next stop is Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles) where you'll explore the precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

  • Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 11 - Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you'll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the Outback. Or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine for the night.

  • Hotel: Contour Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 12 - Katherine – Kakadu National Park

Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.

  • Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 13 - Kakadu – Darwin

This morning you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Later visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon you will arrive in tropical Darwin. After a brief tour around Darwin the evening is free to explore. We highly recommend you explore the popular Mindil Markets for dinner and to watch a famous top end sunset over the beach.

  • Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Litchfield National Park

Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous waterfalls from a high vantage point. Venture on to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal-clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 15 - Farewell from Darwin

Bid Farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your journey comes to an end.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: 26 April 2022 & 19 July 2022 Departure Darwin Hotel will be Travelodge Resort Darwin

Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

Questions

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Flight Information:

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport
  • Day 15 – Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport

Fitness Requirements:

  • Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Wilpena Pound, Uluru, Kata Tjuta
  • High level of fitness required for walks at Kings Canyon Rim Walk- 6km hike will not be suitable for all guests the first 30-minutes incline is considered "difficult". The Tour Director will offer guests an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only.

Pay Final payment by 16 Dec 2021 to receive discounted price.

Authentic COVID-19 vaccination certificate (electronic or paper showing date and time of vaccination(s)) with final or booster dose given at least 15 days before departing is required for this trip. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. That’s why we’ve updated our vaccination policy to require all guests traveling with us through December 31, 2022 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid. 

*Save up to $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) on selected AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys tours/holidays. Must be booked and paid in full by 16 Dec 2021. Offer valid for sale till 16 Dec 2021 for select travel departures from 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Mar 2023. Not combinable with any other discount. Discounts are subject to availability (for select tours and departures), limited seats, offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. For new bookings only. Excludes group and charter bookings. Other standard booking conditions apply. Please quote WILDAWAITSd at the time of booking. Updated 19 Oct 2021.