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11 Day Darwin to Adelaide Explorer Overview
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Travel from Darwin through Australia's legendary Outback to Adelaide
Get acquainted with the Australian Outback's enchanting natural landscapes, wide array of wildlife and famously laidback culture on a small group adventure from Darwin down through Alice Springs and into Adelaide. Keep an eye out for some of the world's biggest crocodiles on an evening boat cruise through the Mary River Wetlands, take a natural shower in the falls of Litchfield National Park and check out Alice Springs' somewhat off-beat nightlife. Watch as sunrise bedecks Uluru in colour, hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk and get a taste of life underground on an overnight stay in Coober Pedy. Traversing the country top-to-tail, this Darwin to Adelaide Explorer trip provides an illuminating insight into the classic Australian spirit.
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A cosmopolitan city in Australia's tropical Top End, Darwin has a relaxed atmosphere and a fascinating multicultural population. Litchfield National Park is famous for its beautiful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and safe swimming holes. A stunning region of freshwater billabongs and monsoon forests, Mary River National Park is an outstanding fishing and bird-watching destination where you can also spot a few saltwater crocs.
Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.
Known for its balmy weather and diverse cultural influences, Darwin has grown from a remote trading outpost into the Northern Territory's modern capital without losing its frontier charm.
Leave Darwin for the lush serenity of Nitmiluk National Park. Cool off with a dip in Edith Falls, gaze out over Katherine Gorge from Baruwei lookout and learn of the region's significance to its traditional Aboriginal owners, the Jawoyn people.
Amble among the massive boulders known as the 'Devils Marbles', or 'Karlu Karlu' in the local indigenous language. A traditional meeting spot considered sacred to many of the Aboriginal clans of the area, a multitude of myths and legends exist as to how these boulders came to be. You'll hear some of them on a guided exploration of this site, but most are governed by secrecy; only shared between initiated clan members.
Flanked by rugged hills and spindly ridges, Alice Springs is the archetypal gateway to Central Australia’s vast Outback. Hike past the Valley of the Winds’ gargantuan rock formations, then be treated to a mesmerising Uluru sunset.
Admire the morning colours that break over the world’s biggest rock face, then venture in for a closer perspective. Join a local Aboriginal guide on a cultural walk to learn more about the sacred importance of this hallowed site.
Although the hike may be challenging, the sights to be savoured in Kings Canyon are magnificent. Admire the Garden of Eden oasis before returning for another relaxing evening gathered around a campfire.
Visit an underground opal mine and see how the locals live in this scorching part of the desert.
Take a scenic drive from Coober Pedy to Adelaide, stopping at salt lakes, the infamous Woomera and oceanside ports along the way. On the home stretch, bask in the beauty of Australia's bushscapes before wrapping up this trip in Adelaide.
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