10 Day Adelaide to Darwin Adventure Tour

10 Day Adelaide to Darwin Adventure Tour

There is a lot to see between Adelaide and Darwin and this 10 day adventure offers a value for money experience. You will explore the Flinders Ranges, Parachilna Gorge, and underground tour and sleep over in Coober Pedy, Enjoy the surise and learn about Aboriginal culture at Ayres Rock (Uluru) Then move forward to Olgas and Kings Canyon and precariously balanced Devils Marbles, soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools and have the opportunity to paddle along the peaceful water of the Katherine Gorge.

Tour Highlights

  • Coober Pedy
  • Parachilna Gorge
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Canyon
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Banka Banka Cattle Station
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Mataranka Thermal Pools

Tour Info

Code AI-GP6WD3
Style
  • Adventure Tour
Duration 10 Days
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Note

Twin or single accommodation upgrades are available on request.

Vehicle Coach
Suitability 8+ Years
Start Adelaide @ 06.30 am
Finish Darwin @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

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 head to Quorn where we'll settle in our dormitory style accomodationfor the night before taking a dip in the swimming poolor walking around town.

Meals -Lunch & Dinner

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 mine and Opal Mining Museum you'll learn about the history of Coober Pedy, and hear about the local indigenous people at the Aboriginal Interpretive Centre. There'll also be time to explore this remarkable town above and below the ground; try your luck fossicking or "noodling" for opals or just browse one of the many opal shops. 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.

Meals - Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

It's a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach Uluru -nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. We quickly set up camp before experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.

Meals - Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

We start the day by learning about the region's indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy (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 The Rock's geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. We relax back at our campground and witness another brilliant Uluru sunset.

Meals - Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

After experiencing another glorious sunrise over Uluru while devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast, 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. The hikes here can be challenging at times, with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. After the walk we hit the road to reach Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we'll camp for the night.

Meals - Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Our last day is spent exploring 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 Alice Springs and arrive at approximately 6:30pm.

Meals - Breakfast & Lunch

Relax or Explore Alice Springs in your own Expenses. Optional activities are available see the Link/ Notes. http://www.travelaust.com.au/alice-springs-scenic-flights-.html

Multi shared dorm ( mostly Quad share same gender )

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 are 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 for the night.

Meal - (Lunch / Dinner)

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 before journeying to Katherine and our overnight camp.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Your guide will wake you early this morning before a 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 (seasonal) through the peaceful waters (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel to cosmopolitan Darwin.

Meal - (Breakfast / Lunch)

Included

  • Day 1 to 6 - All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners), 3 nights camping under the stars in swags + 2 nights in dorm style accommodation & National Park entry fees
  • 6 th and  7th Night Dorm Accommodation - Multi shared ( upgrade is available twin or single Hostel or motel ensuite room)
  • Day 8 to 10 Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned minibus, all sightseeing and meals as indicated on itinerary, camping equipment and fees, pillow, drinking water (please provide your own bottle) 
  • 8 and 9 th night swag camping ( pop up tent will be provided on request $60 per person from 1st of April 2017)

Note

  • Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. 
  • This 10 day package is a combination of two safari products and the guide and passengers may differ on each safari. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation between each of the safaris.
  • Alice spring to Darwin part last 3 days- National park fee is not included and sleeping bag $50 - payable on boarding. ( from 1st of April 2017)
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. 
  • Due to limited space on the vehicle please restrict luggage to a day pack and one soft overnight bag/backpack (maximum 15kg). 
  • We recommend to bring your own sleeping bag if possible. 

What you need to bring

  • Torch, 
  • Wide brimmed hat, 
  • Sunscreen, 
  • Insect repellent, 
  • Water bottle (1.5 litres), 
  • Walking shoes/boots, 
  • Sleeping bag (or can be hired for $60), 
  • Toiletries, 
  • Swim wear, 
  • Towel, 
  • Camera, 
  • Comfortable and casual clothing for 10 days. 

Optional Activities 

  • Mountain bike ride through Parachilna Gorge
  • Scenic flights at William Creek
  • Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Safaris at Kings Creek station

Accommodation Upgrades

  • The 1st night at Stony Creek is shared facilities.
  • The 2nd night at Coober Pedy is ensuite.
  • The 3rd night and 4th nights at Ayers Rock is compulsory camping. (tent and double swag available)
  • The 5th night at Kings Canyon is shared facilities cabin.
  • 6th Night & 7th night Single or Twin Room In a hostel or Hotel
  • No upgrades for last 2 nights 

Cancellation

  • once you book and cancel 15% cancellation fee applicable
  • Between 59 to 31 days - 25%
  • With in 30 days full fee 

We recommend the travel insurance to cover any cancellation or loss or unable to travel on the booked date.