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Outback to the Top End - Adelaide to Darwin

Prices From: A$2499.00
Tour Code: OAAD
Tour Duration: 14
Countries Visited: Australia


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 trains, 4x4s, buses 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 14 days discovering the natural beauty of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Adelaide - Arrive at any time.
  • Day 2 Flinders Ranges (1B,1L,1D) - Enjoy a wine tasting in the Barossa Valley. Continue to Alligator Gorge, known for its uniquely coloured rock formations, before a stop at the historic town of Quorn. Bed down at a working sheep station for a one-of-a-kind overnight experience.
  • Day 3 Outback (1B,1L,1D) - Head to Wilpena Pound for a guided walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history. Opt for a scenic flight over the area.
  • Day 4 William Creek (1B,1L,1D) - Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route—the Oodnadatta Track. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites, visit the Arabunna Aboriginal Centre, cross the dingo fence and trek to the edge of the great salt lake of Lake Eyre. Relax in remote thermal springs.
  • Day 5 Coober Pedy (1B) - Cross the outback on a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
  • Day 6 Uluru (1B,1D) - Cross the border to the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a 'swag' (canvas bedroll) under the outback sky.
  • Day 7 Kata Tjuta/Kings Canyon (1B,1L,1D) - Start the day off right with some bubbly while the sun rises over Uluru. Enjoy a walk around the base of the rock with a local guide to learn the importance of Uluru to the Aborigines. Afterwards, hike the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta.
  • Day 8 Western MacDonnell Ranges (1B,1L,1D) - Explore Kings Canyon, visiting the amphitheatre, the Lost City and the Garden of Eden.
  • Day 9 Alice Springs (1B) - Start the day with a refreshing dip in the Glen Helen swimming hole. Travel to Alice Springs via the Glen Helen Gorge.
  • Day 10 The Ghan Train (1B) - Travel in comfort on the famous Ghan Train. Glide through the remote outback en route to the subtropical top end of Australia.
  • Day 11 Darwin (1B) - Stop at Katherine Gorge. Opt for a flat-bottomed boat trip or a walk before continuing on to Darwin.
  • Day 12 Darwin/Kakadu National Park (1B,1L,1D) - Spot crocs on a boat cruise. Visit an Aboriginal crafts centre before continuing onto Kakadu National Park.
  • Day 13 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park (1B,1L,1D) - Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Day 14 Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B,1L) - Guided excursion to Litchfield National Park to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds. Tour ends upon arrival in Darwin in the evening.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
06 Apr 201319 Apr 2013A$2499.00
04 May 201317 May 2013A$2499.00
18 May 201331 May 2013A$2499.00
01 Jun 201314 Jun 2013A$2499.00
15 Jun 201328 Jun 2013A$2499.00
29 Jun 201312 Jul 2013A$2499.00
13 Jul 201326 Jul 2013A$2499.00
20 Jul 201302 Aug 2013A$2499.00
27 Jul 201309 Aug 2013A$2499.00
10 Aug 201323 Aug 2013A$2499.00
24 Aug 201306 Sep 2013A$2499.00
07 Sep 201320 Sep 2013A$2499.00
21 Sep 201304 Oct 2013A$2499.00
05 Oct 201318 Oct 2013A$2499.00
19 Oct 201301 Nov 2013A$2499.00
02 Nov 201315 Nov 2013A$2499.00
09 Nov 201322 Nov 2013A$2499.00
16 Nov 201329 Nov 2013A$2499.00
23 Nov 201306 Dec 2013A$2499.00
30 Nov 201313 Dec 2013A$2499.00
07 Dec 201320 Dec 2013A$2499.00
14 Dec 201327 Dec 2013A$2499.00
21 Dec 201303 Jan 2014A$2499.00
28 Dec 201310 Jan 2014A$2499.00
04 Jan 201417 Jan 2014A$2499.00
11 Jan 201424 Jan 2014A$2499.00
18 Jan 201431 Jan 2014A$2499.00
25 Jan 201407 Feb 2014A$2499.00
01 Feb 201414 Feb 2014A$2499.00
08 Feb 201421 Feb 2014A$2499.00
15 Feb 201428 Feb 2014A$2499.00
22 Feb 201407 Mar 2014A$2499.00
01 Mar 201414 Mar 2014A$2499.00
08 Mar 201421 Mar 2014A$2499.00

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