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13 Day Adelaide To Darwin Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu

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Two nights at Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park , Coober Pedy the opal mine capital of the world, filled with history and underground homes., Wander around the Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles the ancient rock formations that seem to have dropped from the wide blue skies., Visit Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people

Day 1 - Adelaide to Quorn

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.  Our first night is spent in the town of Quorn where we stay at historic accommodation. (LD)

Day 2 – Quorn to Coober Pedy

After an early start we drive to Coober Pedy, where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals comes from. The landscape here is like you’ve landed on Mars. Enjoy a tour of an opal mine and there’s time to view the underground attractions of Coober Pedy. After a visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage and dinner you will sleep underground like the locals do in bunkhouse accommodation. (BLD)

Day 3 – Coober Pedy to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Today is all about the journey to Uluru (Ayers Rock). At ‘The Rock’ you will set up camp and enjoy your first Uluru sunset. (BLD)

Day 4 – Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Today you have a full day to spend around Uluru to do a walk around the base of Uluru and time to learn about the local Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. Lunch is prepared back at the campground and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the timeless wonder of Uluru. (BLD)

Day 5 – Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) to Kings Canyon Resort

Breakfast today is at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds which cuts through the uniquely domed rock formations.  After a tasty lunch, we get back on the bus for a drive to Kings Canyon Resort and our overnight stop. Optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Bike Safaris) are available at Kings Creek Station on the way there. (BLD)

Day 6 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Enjoy the walk around the rim of Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to access the lookout points and enjoy the views of the gorge, sandstone walls and the immense size of the canyon. You will get to see the renowned water hole known as the Garden of Eden. After lunch our destination is Alice Springs where you will arrive at approximately 6:30pm. Overnight accommodation included. (BL)

Day 7 – Alice Springs

Day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Accommodation is included.

Day 8 – Alice Springs to Banka Banka Station

Your adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin begins by crossing the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Alice Springs. The huge granite boulders known as the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) make for great photos. Tonight you will camp north of Tennant Creek at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station. (LD)

Day 9 – Banka Banka to Mataranka

On the drive up the Stuart Highway, the Daly Waters Pub is a great spot to take a break and have a cold beer.  Historically, it has been an important watering hole for explorers and cattle drovers. End the day with a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees, where you will also camp overnight. (BLD)

Day 10 – Mataranka to Darwin (via Katherine)

It’s an early start this morning for the short drive to 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). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel to cosmopolitan Darwin. Overnight dorm accommodation is included.  (BL)

Day 11 – Darwin to Kakadu National Park

The first stop on your adventure is the Mary River Wetlands which are renowned for the 250 bird species that can be found here and the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. To get the best understanding of the area you will take an informative cruise (included) along the Mary River where you can spot ‘crocs’ and other wildlife. Your introduction to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River where you will also have lunch. The Bowali Visitor Centre is a good place to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts before your late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. At Ubirr you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide. Here you will learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Tonight enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at a private campsite at Cooinda. (LD)

Day 12 – Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park

You will spend the whole morning at Gunlom Falls+ where you can swim at the bottom of the waterfall and climb to the top of the falls. Relax in a natural infinity pool with a grand view of the Arnhem Land escarpment, take a dip in the sandy middle pool and swim under a waterfall in the rear pool. You will see why this picture postcard spot is such a favourite for all who visit. There’s a chance for a final swim after lunch in the lower plunge pool before leaving the national park to travel via Batchelor to an overnight campsite near Litchfield National Park. (BLD)

Day 13 – Litchfield National Park to Darwin

Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Highlights include the large magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swimming in and hiking at Wangi Falls (seasonal). Go for a final swim in the waterfalls at Buley Rockhole before your early evening arrival back in Darwin. (BL)

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Transport

Mini Coach

Måltider

9 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Ytterligare information

It is very important that customers understand that a reasonable level of fitness is required for all tours. The areas in which we operate vary greatly in  terrain and weather conditions. Travellers may be required to undertake walking experiences up to 4 hours in duration in challenging conditions. Travellers must be aware that depending on which region the tour is visiting  & the southern hemisphere weather season in which you are travelling, you could encounter extremes of heat ( 40C+) or cold (-5C). By law it is required that customers advise Real Aussie Adventures or our travel partners in Australia of any pre-existing medical conditions &/or Dietary conditions before they join the tour. Customers may also be asked at time of each tour commencement to sign a liability waiver. Travellers are requested to contact us on: [email protected] in relation to all medical or dietary issues.

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