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Outback Adventure

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.3 Based on 6 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
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 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Adelaide
 Trip Finishes
Darwin
15 Day Outback Adventure Itinerary (AAT Kings)
Countries Explored: Australia
Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
49
Trip Style
First Choice
Trip Code
NAAD

Overview

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings 15 Day Outback Adventure. Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Itinerary

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (D) Stay: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at the historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre. (B/D) Stay: Wilpena Pound Resort

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant. (B/D) Stay: Majestic Oasis Apartments

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who'll then lead you through some of the town's iconic underground buildings. (B/D) Stay: Desert Cave Hotel

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia's most renowned natural landmark. (B) Stay: Sails in the Desert (2 nights)

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you'll encounter. This afternoon's journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock. (B)

Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls. (B/D) Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you'll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years. (B) Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs (2 nights)

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (B/D)

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu, an intriguing outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You'll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek. (B/D) Stay: Bluestone Motor Inn

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine. (B/D) Stay: Paraway Motel

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles. (B/D) Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. After an orientation on arrival in Darwin, the evening is free for you to explore. (B) Stay: Doubletree by Hilton Darwin (2 nights)

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park's amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise. (B/D)

Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Visit an extraordinary, self-sufficient outback property powered by sun and wind, and explore the night skies with the family's telescopes.
  • Local experts take you through Adelaide Central Market, underground for opals, through vineyards, and into indigenous life in Kakadu.
  • Delve into Aboriginal rock art as you walk through, under and around ancient sites at Ubirr and Nourlangie in Kakadu.
  • Your contribution to National Parks and Wildlife protects Australia's wilderness including Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu, and Litchfield National Parks.

  • 'First Choice' Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

  • 14 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 8 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport
  • Day 15 – Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport

  • Moderate level of fitness required for walks at Wilpena Pound, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.

Trip Reviews (6) Most Recent 'Outback Adventure' Reviews

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AVG. RATING 4.33 / 5
6 REVIEWS
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Outback Adventure 0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2021
Great trip but very fast paced. A lot of early morning starts, but necessary because of distances travelled. Excellent driver and tour leader. A few hiccups because of continuing Covid problems, such as venues being closed when supposed to be open, bad service due to lack of staff. Unavoidable, but dealt with very well by tour leader, who together ...read more with driver were an unbeatable team, dealing with problems professionally and with good humour.
15 Day Outback Adventure (AAT Kings) 5 , NSW, Australia, May 2018
We would definitely consider travelling with AAT Kings in the future. The entire tour was well organised' with plenty of included sightseeing. Our tour guide, Cam was excellent, giving descriptive information along the way, and our driver Mark, very courteous and helpful. Booking online with Global Journeys was easy and communication with Madeline was ...read more efficient. Quality of accommodation was good, especially in small towns having to cater for over 50 people. The included meals were very good, as were the included drinks at dinner, something we've never experienced before on previous overseas tours. Fellow travellers were overall good company. May was a good time of the year to travel on this particular tour, as it was cold, but comfortable, until we reached Tennant Creek, then the weather got warmer to hot when we arrived in Darwin.
Wonderful Trip from Adelaide to Darwin 2 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2017
It was great trip that allowed us to visit so many of the iconic locations through Australia's "Red Centre". The tour director was passionate about the many places we saw and shared his wealth of knowledge. We also were lucky to have a great driver. Our travelling companions were also great.
I would definitely recommend this tour 4 , NZ, New Zealand, Sep 2015
We had an exceptional Guide and Driver team. They worked well together and efficiency solved problems that other members of our tour had. We had the best holiday we ever had and would certainly use Global Journeys and AAT Kings again. There were some really special moments on the tour, moonrise over the Olgas, ( it was a super moon) The Earth's Sanctuary, ...read more sleeping in an underground room at Coober Pedy, walking round Uluru, awesome! It was a great experience, the driver and guide worked in together points of interest and lots of information on each area we traveled into. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Tour pace was too fast 2 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2015
Tour pace was extremely fast and parts of the schedule/tour inclusions need re-visiting. Even though we did travel long distances, a schedule that for a number of days running has early starts & late finishes with early dinners around 6:30pm is exhausting for all and detracts from the enjoyment of the attractions and the camaraderie of travelling in ...read more a group. Some optional excursions were not very professional finding out details only after you had paid your money - eg The flight over Wilpena Pound where the battery for the large plane had not been charged and we had to use a small three seater instead. A number of trips had to be made (two people on each) and the wing struts of the smaller plane impeded the views. The helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta turned out to be a flight from one side of Uluru to the other side of Kata Tjuta. If regulations dictate that the flights cannot go over the attractions (and I don't know whether they do or not) it should be stated up front. I saw more of Uluru doing the base walk! Very disappointing and very expensive as well. Despite the above we had a good time but there is the potential to make this a better tour.
Great value, excellent itinerary 2 , Australia, Jun 2014
Great value, excellent itinerary. The tour guide was interesting and informative and went out of her way to ensure that everyone had an enjoyable experience.
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