Adelaide to Darwin Overland

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Country: Australia
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

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 boat 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.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Adelaide
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quorn
Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley before travelling to the historic town of Quorn for the night.

Day 3 Beltana
Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.

Day 4 William Creek
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Visit an Aboriginal centre, and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.

Day 5 Coober Pedy
Cross the Outback to the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat by spending the night underground.

Day 6-7 Uluru
Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) or tent under the Outback sky. Enjoy the Mala Walk to learn the importance of Uluru to the Aborigines.

Day 8 Kings Creek
Hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta.

Day 9 Alice Springs
Enjoy the morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka NP.

Day 10 The Ghan Train
Travel in comfort on the famous Ghan Train. Glide through the remote Outback en route to the top end of Australia.

Day 11 Darwin
Stop at Katherine Gorge, and opt for a flat-bottomed boat trip or a walk before continuing on to Darwin.

 

FOR TRIPS DEPARTING MAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Day 12 Darwin/Kakadu National Park
Spot crocs on a boat cruise. Visit an Aboriginal crafts centre before continuing to Kakadu NP.

Day 13 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park
Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 14 Litchfield/Darwin
Guided excursion to Litchfield NP to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds. Tour ends upon arrival in Darwin in the evening. Please book onward travel after 9pm.

 

FOR TRIPS DEPARTING NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL

Day 12 Darwin/Litchfield National Park
Set off for Litchfield NP, visit some waterfalls and cool off with a swim. Visit the Buley Rockhole, and see the spectacular giant termite mounds before boarding a croc-spotting cruise.

Day 13 Kakadu National Park
Cross into Kakadu NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre, learn about rock art and hike down to a breath-taking gorge with various pools.

Day 14 Kakadu/Darwin
Stop by Gunlom Falls for a walk and a swim before visiting the beautiful Ikoymarrwa, a site accessible only with a special permit. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening; please book departure flights after 9pm.

 

What's Included

  • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • Underground mine tour
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • Mala walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru)
  • Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon
  • Crocodile-spotting boat cruise
  • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit
  • Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow AUD220-260 for meals that are not included.)
  • Private bus, train, 4x4, boat
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Hostels (6 nts, multi-share), camping in 'swag' or tent (5 nts), underground hostel (1 nt, multi-share), overnight train (airline-style seating, 1 nt)

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Trip Code: OAAD
  • Price: £1649 (available to book in other currencies)

 

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