When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1
Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 14

Itinerary

Day 1Darwin

Arrive at any time.

 

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1hEvening

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 
Melaleuca on Mitchell (or similar)
Hostel

Day 2Darwin/Litchfield National Park

Set off early from Darwin and head to Litchfield National Park. Visit the Florence Falls, the Buley Rockhole and see the spectacular giant termite mounds. Later, go on a wetland nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Stretch out in a swag (canvas bedroll) and sleep under the stars. 

 

The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions.

 
Private Vehicle
Darwin – Litchfield National Park5h350km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Litchfield National Park Visit
Litchfield National Park6h-24h

Hike trails to see the Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. Bring a bathing suit to take a quick dip to cool off. Head to the Buley Rockhole, past forests of Eucalyptus trees, and marvel at the magnetic termite mounds, aligned in a north-south direction.

 
Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise
Mary River2h

Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Corroboree Billabong. Learn about the wetlands and their inhabitants from 30 species of birds to the infamous crocodiles. This area is home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Bring your camera, insect repellent and get ready for a thrill.

Accommodation

 
Mary River Wilderness Retreat (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Litchfield National Park/Kakadu National Park

Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Embark early on a full day of exploring. Travel to our overnight camp near Kakadu NP, where swags or tents await. End the day with a group barbecue.

 
Private Vehicle
Litchfield National Park – Kakadu National Park5h350km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Ubirr Rock Art
Kakadu National Park1h30m-2h2-3km

Ubirr is home to one of Kakadu's most famous rock art galleries. See rock paintings depicting fish, turtles and other local wildlife created by Aborigine ancestors thousands of years ago. The view from Ubirr is incredible and you might recognize this spot from the film "Crocodile Dundee."

 
Gunlom Falls Visit
Kakadu National Park1h1km

Visit Gunlom Falls and the large natural swimming pool at their base. Follow a short but steep path to the top of the falls to find more pools to swim in. From up top, take in the amazing, sweeping views over southern Kakadu. Due to weather conditions, Gunlom Falls is only accessible during the dry season (April to Oct).

Optional Activities - Day 3

Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Kakadu National Park

See different artifacts and learn about the history of the Aboriginals in the region at the cultural centre within Kakadu NP. Take time to shop for local, authentic Aboriginal products before leaving.

 
Bowali Visitor Centre Visit
Kakadu National Park

Named after the Bowali Creek that runs through Kakadu NP, the visitor centre highlights some of the different sights and animals we may come across while exploring the park. 

Accommodation

 
Kakadu Lodge (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Kakadu National Park/Katherine Gorge

Spend the morning exploring Kakadu NP. Finish the day with a drive to beautiful Katherine Gorge, stopping at Edith Falls on the way.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Kakadu National Park – Katherine Gorge4h300km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Nitmiluk Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Katherine/Daly Waters

Enjoy a free morning. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a flat-bottomed boat or helicopter flight over the gorge. Stop off at nearby hot springs, then travel to the small town of Daly Waters. Hit up the local watering hole for a true Outback experience.

 

We end the day in Daly Waters, a small Outback town. It may seem quiet at first glance, but end the day at the famous local pub for a true Outback experience.

 
Private Vehicle
Katherine – Daly Waters4h300km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Recharge: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit
 

Stop for a dip in the thermal pools in Mataranka. Fed by a natural spring, the crystal clear waters are constantly around 34 degrees Celcius and are perfect for relaxing after a day on the road.

Optional Activities - Day 5

Katherine Gorge Walk
Katherine Gorge1-2km
Free

Take a short self-guided walk along Katherine Gorge to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. Stop at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre learn more about the cultural and spiritual significance of the area for the Jawoyn.

 
Helicopter Flight
Katherine Gorge
104-226AUD per person

Enjoy a bird's eye view of Katherine Gorge with an optional helicopter flight.

 
Katherine Gorge Kayaking Tour (Self-Guided)
Katherine Gorge
45.50-57.00AUD per person
 
Katherine Gorge Flat-Bottomed Boat Ride
Katherine Gorge1h30m-2h
89AUD per person

Hop aboard a flat-bottomed boat and enjoy the view from Katherine River. With cliffs on either side of the river (try and spot the Aboriginal rock art paintings) and freshwater and and saltwater crocodiles along the banks and in the water (depends on the season which one!), there's something to see wherever you look.

Accommodation

 
Daly Waters Pub (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Daly Waters/Alice Springs

Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel south to Alice Springs via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Daly Waters – Alice Springs12h920km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Alice Springs YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Alice Springs

Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.

 

 
Free Time
Alice SpringsFull Day

What are you waiting for? Get out and explore.

Optional Activities - Day 7

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

 
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs
25-40AUD per person

Get a glimpse of authentic Aussie flora and fauna at the Alice Springs Desert Park. This open-air park highlights the creatures of the Outback in re-created natural habitats. If you've been itching to spot some rare and elusive wildlife, like the bilby or marbled velvet gecko, now's your chance!

 
Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning
Alice Springs
265-385AUD per person
 
Royal Flying Doctors Service Museum Visit and Tour
Alice Springs
15AUD per person

Accommodation

 
Alice Springs YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to Uluru.

Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park. 

Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

During the summer (late October - early March), due to high temperatures we'll be visiting the Ochre Pits and Ellery Creek Big Hole in the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Creek. During the winter, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will also be following the summer itinerary.

 
Private Vehicle
Alice Springs – Uluru9h-9h30m770km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Kings Canyon Hike
Kings Canyon3h-4h4-6km

HIke through beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park on this walk that visits the natural amphitheatre, the north and south walls, and the Garden of Eden.

Accommodation

 
Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Campground

Day 9Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night. 

 
Uluru Mala Walk
Uluru1h-1h30m2km

Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.

 
Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Uluru

Learn about the Aboriginal culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear creation stories.

 
Uluru at Sunset
Uluru30m-1h

Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic! 

Optional Activities - Day 9

Uluru Helicopter Flight
Uluru
150-285AUD per person

See some of the highlights of the red centre from a bird's-eye view. Take to the air and choose between a 15-minute loop around Uluru, or opt to also see Kata Tjuta on a 30-minute flight.

 
Outback Astronomy Tour
Uluru
42AUD per person

Enjoy a tour of the night sky, learning how Aboriginals used the stars for mythology and seasonal predictions while getting a chance to stargaze through telescopes and binoculars. The Outback is one of the best places to stargaze, with low humidity and surrounding light - take a peek and see whats out there!

 
Valley of the Winds Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga1h-4h2-7km
Free

Walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the beautiful, red, domed rocks that comprise the site. Visit two separate lookouts for great views over the area.

Accommodation

 
Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10Uluru/Coober Pedy

Travel to the town of 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.

Travel across the Outback 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 then importance of opal to the area.

 
Private Vehicle
Uluru – Coober Pedy9h780km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Guided Mine Tour
Coober Pedy30m-45m

Learn about opals and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat.

Accommodation

 
Umoona Opal Mine (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 11Coober Pedy/Flinders Ranges

Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Coober Pedy – Quorn6h-7h580km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Rawnsley Park Station (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 12Flinders Ranges/Adelaide

Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley along the way.

Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

 
Private Vehicle
Flinders Ranges – Adelaide4h-4h30m340km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Hands-On: Wine Tasting
 

Stop by a local winery and sample some of the different grape varietals while learning a bit more about wine production and its history in the Clare Valley. Try some Riesling, the local favourite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 

Accommodation

 
Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 13Adelaide

Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise (seasonal), or check out more wineries.

With an emerging art scene, natural beauty and attractions, and incredible restaurants, Adelaide has tons to see and do. Get out and discover the hub of South Australia!

 
Carte Blanche
AdelaideFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Adelaide, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hitting the beach, going on a haunted tour of the Old Adelaide Gaol, and visiting local wineries. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 13

Kangaroo Island Day Trip
Kangaroo Island
269AUD per person

Remote, wild, and stunning, Kangaroo Island is the perfect mixture of all things Aussie. Hop over to the island for a day exploring the coastline and creatures that call it home. Prepare for a full day (up to 16 hours) that will leave you enchanted and in love with this slice of paradise just off the mainland.

 
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide
22AUD per person

Accommodation

 
Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 14Adelaide

Depart at any time.

 

Want one final adventure before heading home? Spend an extra day in Adelaide and add the 'Dolphin Swim and Cruise' extra to your tour. Head out in search of wild dolphins, 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 post-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity will be on the final day of your tour.

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

 

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