13 Day Adelaide to Darwin Explorer Overview

Take in the history, culture and stunning red landscapes of the Australian Outback on this trip that takes you from Adelaide through the Red Centre up to Darwin.

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      USD $1,773
      CAD $1,831
      AUD $1,795
      EUR €1,237
      GBP £1,039
      NZD $1,998
      ZAR R17,973
      CHF FR1,494
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-04-01 - 2016-03-31

Dive into Australia's Red Centre on a trip from Adelaide to Darwin

Rugged coastlines, dusty plains and secret Edens – Australia has it all. Travelling from Adelaide to Darwin, cross through the Flinders Ranges, admire opals in Coober Pedy, revel in the enormity of Uluru and take a nature hike through Australia's largest national park – Kakadu. Rich in both culture and adventure, travelling through South Australia and the Northern Territory is an unforgettable, true-blue Aussie experience.

  • Sample world-class wines in the Clare Valley
  • Examine opals in Coober Pedy
  • Sleep under the stars next to Uluru
  • Hike around Kings Canyon
  • View the precariously situated Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
  • Admire the ever-changing colours of an outback sunset
  • Plunge into the rock pools dotted around Barramundi Gorge

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Adelaide, Australia
  • Finish:

    Darwin, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with shared facilities) (2 nts), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (5 nts), Underground Multishare (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    All Terrain vehicle, Mini coach
  • Included activities:

    Jim Jim Falls, Litchfield National Park, Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Mary River cruise, Pudakul Cultural Experience, Twin Falls, Ubirr Rock

  • Notes:

    1. Tour commences in Adelaide on day 1 at 6:30am and finishes in Darwin day 13 at approx 6pm please consider when booking flights and accommodation. 2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay here. 3. Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies (10kg applies in Kakadu excess luggage can be stored at Darwin accommodation). 4. Please bring a sleeping bag, or you can purchase one for AU$30. Please enquire at time of booking. 5. Upgrade to twin/single available on request 6. Tour also runs in reverse see tour code PDAE12.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,773
    CAD $1,831
    AUD $1,795
    EUR €1,237
    GBP £1,039
    NZD $1,998
    ZAR R17,973
    CHF FR1,494
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $136
    CAD $140
    AUD $138
    EUR €95
    GBP £79
    NZD $153
    ZAR R1,382
    CHF FR114
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13 Day Adelaide to Darwin Explorer Summary

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Day 1 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges

Head into the Clare Valley, one of Adelaide's premier wine regions, to sample some of the local tipple. After lunch, weave through the Flinders Ranges toward Wilpena Pound. Admire knotted gumtrees, old farm stations and myriad other natural features dotting the landscape on a hike before settling in at camp in the evening.

Day 2 Oodnadatta Track/William Creek

Visit the outback gallery of Talc Alf, a self-taught artist whose impressionist sculptures are a major drawcard for folk passing through Lyndhurst. Continue along the route of the old Ghan railway and take a brief break at Lake Eyre to admire Australia's largest lake. In the evening, set up camp in the tiny town of William Creek for an evening spent under the stars.

Day 3 Coober Pedy

Travel past Anna Creek Station, the world's largest cattle ranch, which stretches across 24 000 sq km of South Australia. Continue travelling towards Lake Cadibarrawirracanna - the longest lake name in the world - before arriving at Coober Pedy, the 'opal capital of the world'. Take a tour around town and learn why it is necessary for patrons of the city to live underground. Perhaps even spend some time 'noodling' (fossicking) for rare gems before spending the night in an underground bunkhouse.

Day 4 Coober Pedy/Erldunda

Meet some furry locals at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Wander through an Aboriginal art gallery, trial a didgeridoo and feed a kangaroo before travelling to Erldunda.

Day 5 Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Journey across the Red Centre towards Australia's most impressive natural gems. Snack on lunch in the imposing shadow of Uluru before hiking through Kata Tjuta's Valley of the Winds. Also known as the Olgas, these bizarrely bulging landforms are a sacred sight for local Aboriginals.

Day 6 Uluru/Kings Canyon

Rise with the sun and watch an incredible sunrise over Uluru before getting a little closer to the action on a short walk around the rock's base. Later, join a knowledgeable guide for an informative tour around a local town. Learn about the Mala Aborigines of the area before perusing traditional artworks in a local gallery. Head back to camp for a final evening camping out under the stars.

Day 7 Alice Springs

Venture into the natural wonderland of Kings Canyon. With blushing rock faces, crumbling sandstone walls and a maze of weathered rock domes, trekking through this region is sure to be the perfect finale to this journey. Hike through the Amphitheatre to discover the Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden before travelling back to Alice Springs.

Day 8 Alice Springs

Enjoy a day off in Alice Springs. Relax and unwind, or join us on another adventure to the West MacDonnell Ranges on our 4WD day trip (Tour Code PWMDT). Accommodation in dormshare is included (meals at own expense).

Day 9 Alice Springs/Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)/Daly Waters

Kick off this two-day adventure with a visit to the iconic Karlu Karlu, or 'Devils Marbles'. Hear the story behind the formation of these gigantic boulders before continuing on to Tennant Creek for lunch. In the evening visit a true blue Aussie pub, perhaps sharing a couple of beers with the friendly locals before camping out beneath the stars for an evening of peaceful outback solitude.

Day 10 Katherine Gorge/Darwin

Start the day with an exploration of Nitmiluk National Park. Meaning the 'Place of the Cicada Dreaming' in the Jawoyn language, it’s a stunning place to explore. Take a short walk to Barrawei Lookout for an incredible view of Katherine Gorge before learning about the significance of this area to the Jawoyn people. Stop for a swim in the refreshing waters of Edith Falls before journeying to tropical Darwin, the Territory’s culture-rich capital city.

Day 11 Darwin/Litchfield/Mary River

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.

Day 12 Mary River/Kakadu

Home to colourful rock art and spectacular scenery, Kakadu National Park is a vast wilderness of rainforest, wetlands, waterfalls and amazing wildlife.

Day 13 Kakadu/Darwin

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.
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    • PADE13
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,773
      CAD $1,831
      AUD $1,795
      EUR €1,237
      GBP £1,039
      NZD $1,998
      ZAR R17,973
      CHF FR1,494
      *
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