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Australia North to South – Darwin to Adelaide

There’s a lot to see on, so be prepared to pack a whole lot into this 13-day itinerary that starts in Darwin and ends in Darwin. Heading south from the Northern Territory, you’ll be making stops at two of Australia’s great National Parks — Kakadu and Litchfield — checking out wildlife, waterfalls, and more. Make your way back to Darwin and hop on a flight to the Red Centre to witness the magic of Uluru before continuing to Adelaide. While there’s plenty of chances to keep the excitement up, you’ll also get free time to sit back and enjoy.

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: OATO/257490
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Darwin, Australia
  • Finishes: Adelaide, Australia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Darwin
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Alice Springs
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru
  • Adelaide

Itinerary

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Day 1: Darwin

Arrive at any time.

02

Day 2: Darwin/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 (padded canvas bedroll) and sleep under the stars.

03

Day 3: Litchfield 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 (padded canvas bedrolls) await. End the day with a group barbecue.

04

Day 4: Kakadu 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.

05

Day 5: Katherine Gorge/Darwin

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. Travel back to Darwin.

06

Day 6: Darwin/Alice Springs

Board a flight to Alice Springs for the next leg of your journey.

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Day 7: Alice Springs

Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.

08

Day 8: Alice Springs/Kings Creek

Depart Alice Springs to journey to Kings Canyon. Spend your first night under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded bed roll).

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Day 9: Kings Creek/Uluru

Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

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Day 10: Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. 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.

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Day 11: Uluru/Alice Springs

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta, before travelling on to Alice Springs.
Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, temperature permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Alice Springs.

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Day 12: Alice Springs/Adelaide

Board your flight for Adelaide, capital of South Australia and renowned for its churches and gardens. Free time this afternoon to explore the city, before heading out for the final night with your group.

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Day 13: Adelaide

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory
    • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit
    • Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
    • Hike at Kings Canyon (seasonal)
    • Entrance fees to Kakadu NP, Uluru NP, Grampians NP, 12 Apostles/Port Campbell NP
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (6 nts), swag camping (6 nts). All nights multi-share
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, boat, walking, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Kakadu National Park
  • Spot crocs on a river cruise
  • Awe at majestic Uluru
  • Camp under the stars
  • Hike through the Valley of the Winds