9 Day Darwin to Adelaide Combo Tour ( December - March)

9 Day Darwin to Adelaide Combo Tour  ( December - March)

Join this 9 day Darwin to Adelaide tour via Alice Spring. First 3 day Darwin to Alice Springs adventure tour brings you from Australia's Top End to the Red Centre. You will have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful waters of Katherine Gorge, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, stop for a cold drink at the historic Daly Waters Pub (home of Australia's first international airport!) and explore the precariously balanced Devils Marbles.Continue to Experience amazing sunrises and sunsets at Uluru and Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, life underground in Coober Pedy & hike through the southern Flinders Ranges...

Tour Highlights

  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Devils Marbles
  • Banka Banka
  • Cattle Station
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Watarrka
  • Ayers Rock
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru Sunrise
  • Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Cruise to Coober Pedy
  • Stony Creek Bush Camp

Tour Info

Code AI-WDGP36
Style
  • Mixed Accommodation
Duration 9 Days
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Note

From 1st of March please refer 10 day tour AI-WD3GP6

11 Day tour is available on TUESDAYS on request - $200 extra. one more free day

Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability Open Age
Start Darwin @ 06.00 am
Finish Adelaide @ 06.00 pm

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then our adventure through the 'Territory' to Alice Springs begins. The afternoon is spent at 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 (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). It's a little further on to our overnight camp near Mataranka.

Melas - (Lunch / Dinner)

A great start to the day, is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. 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'! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

Meals- (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Later in the day we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.

Meals - (Breakfast / Lunch)

We depart Alice Springs and head towards Kings Creek Station, Australia's largest exporter of wild camels and our camp site for tonight. We hike Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and an immense canyon floor. Here we trek through the Garden of Eden and take a dip in the waterhole to cool down. There is time for you to swim in the pool or take up on any of the optional extra activities they have on offer.

Meals - L D

Today we head for Uluru. Nothing really prepares you for The Rock - it's awesome! After lunch we visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the Aboriginal people of the region and walk around the base of Uluru. We end our first day with a spectacular sunset over Uluru. Tonight we camp at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground in comfy swags under the desert stars, our home for the next two nights.

Meals - L D

A fantastic Uluru sunrise and breakfast before we head to sunrise and breakfast at The Rock, before we hike Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations before returning to the campsite for relaxing afternoon and another Uluru sunset.

Meals - B L D

Today we cruise to Coober Pedy, opal capital of the world. Incredible changing landscape, kangaroos, emus, eagles and road trains all unfold before us and a view of the striking sandstone colours of the Breakaways on the way. On arrival we visit the local kangaroo orphanage and later enjoy dinner, lots of stories and an overnight stay in an underground bunkhouse.

Meals - B L D

We spend the morning in Coober Pedy and take a tour of the town and an opal mine. We also have the opportunity to "noodle" for opals, visit an opal shop or any of the other underground attractions. We continue our journey south in the afternoon as we travel on down to the foothills of the Flinders Ranges where we sleep among the red gum trees of Stony Creek Bush camp.

Meals - B L D

This morning we hike Dutchman's Stern for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding ranges and plains. We stop at a winery in the Clare Valley before cruising to Adelaide arriving at around 6pm.

Meals - B L

Includes 

  • Day 1 to 3 - Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all meals (as listed on itineraries), camping equipment and fees, pillow, reference books, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) and park entry fee( $25 from 1st of April 2016). - 2 night Swag camping ( pop up tent is available on request)and 1 night dorm share accommodation. From 1 st of April  2016 Pop up tent $60 (PP)
  • All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners), 4 nights camping under the stars in swags + 1 night undergound bunkhouse accommodation & National Park entry fees

What to bring

  • Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (or can be hired for $40), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for 3 days. 

Note

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. 
  • We recommend to bring your own sleeping bag as this tour has 2 legs , you need to purchase hiring will cost ($40) From 1 st of April 2016 $50
  • Safari is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. 
  • Please call our Reservations Team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time. 
  • Accommodation Upgrades are available on request. 
  • Cancellation policy - 30 days or more, 25%;( may be admin fee for advanced booking) 14 – 29 days, 50%; 8 – 13 days, 75%; 0 – 7 days, 100%. 

Please Remember 

  • The Ayers Rock Resort has a swimming pool, wi-fi, shopping centre, bank and laundry facilities.
  • We may adapt our hikes in Watarrka (King’s Canyon) if it’s too hot.         
  • Some hikes involve steep climbs and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Optional

  • Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights, Quad Safaris at Kings Creek Station and Skydiving at Ayers Rock

Accommodation Upgrade

  • Twin share upgrades are available on request on 3rd  night and 3 more nights .