18-to-Thirtysomethings: Outback to the Top End Adelaide to Darwin (OAAD)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 20, avg 16
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Bed down in a swag under the Outback sky, experience a night underground in Coober Pedy, catch the sunset at Uluru, hike the Red Centre, explore Crocodile Dundee country at Kakadu National Park.
You can't get Down Under through a bus window. If you're going to get off the tourist track, you'll have to shake things up a bit - that's why we've turned to private vehicles and boats for this itinerary. Starting in charming Adelaide, cut through the Outback and explore the mysteries of Uluru. Follow your curiosity down the deserted tracks that make Australia so remote and spend 15 days discovering the natural beauty of one of the world's most awe-inspiring destinations.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Adelaide||Day 1 Adelaide|
There are no planned activities during the day, so check in and explore the city. Opt to go for a cruise to swim with dolphins (seasonal), take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or enjoy time getting lost in the city. Additional Notes: Ever wanted to swim with wild dolphinss Nows your chance, by adding the Dolphin Swim and Cruise extra to your tour. Head out from Adelaide and search for these majestic creatures, before hopping into the water and going for a swim as they play around you. Available mid-Sept to June. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity starts early on Day 1. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Quorn||Day 2 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)|
Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 3||Beltana||Day 3 Quorn/Beltana (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 4||William Creek||Day 4 Beltana/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)|
We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.00 hours, 400km)
|Day 5||Coober Pedy||Day 5 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)|
Travel 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 the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 6||Kings Creek||Day 6 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)|
Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 760km)
|Day 7||Uluru||Day 7 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 420km)
|Day 8||Uluru||Day 8 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)|
The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aboriginals. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
|Day 9||Alice Springs||Day 9 Uluru/Alice Springs (1B)|
Take in the scenery around Uluru. Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, heat permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area. Travel to Alice Springs via the homestead of Erldunda and spend the night in a centrally-located hostel in Alice Springs. Included Activities: Valley of the Winds Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)
|Day 10||Alice Springs||Day 10 Alice Springs|
Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.
|Day 11||Daly Waters||Day 11 Alice Springs/Daly Waters (1L)|
Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel north via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals. Finish the day at Daly Waters and grab a drink at the local Outback pub teeming with character. Additional Notes: We spend approx 12 hours on the road today, stopping off in Daly Waters for the night. Make sure to grab a drink or two at the famous local pub in this small Outback town. Transport: Private Vehicle (12.00 hour(s), 920km)
|Day 12||Katherine||Day 12 Daly Waters/Katherine (1B, 1D)|
Continue north, stopping for a visit at the Mataranka Hot Springs before setting up camp in Katherine. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a helicopter flight over the gorge taking in the stunning scenery. Additional Notes: Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season. Included Activities: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 13||Kakadu National Park||Day 13 Katherine/Kakadu National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additional Notes: The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions. Included Activities: Gunlom Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 300km)
|Day 14||Litchfield National Park||Day 14 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park (1B, 1L)|
Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping for a nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Additional Notes: We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining. Included Activities: Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Bowali Visitor Centre Visit Ubirr Rock Art Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 15||Darwin||Day 15 Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B, 1L)|
Tour Litchfield NP to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening. Included Activities: Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise Litchfield National Park Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 350km)
Local Flights: N/A
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