Ultimate Aussie Outback Adventure

Darwin • Kakadu National Park • Katherine Gorge • Daly Waters • Tennant Creek • Alice Springs • Glen Helen • Kings Canyon • Ayers Rock • Coober Pedy • Adelaide • Kangaroo Island • Barossa Valley

About This Journey

23 Days Starting from $6495 AUD

per person based on 2 people
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Self Drive

Travel outback from Darwin to experience the natural wonders, aboriginal culture and wildlife of Kakadu National Park. Meet the locals at the iconic Daly Waters Pub and view the Devils Marbles in Tennant Creek. Witness the iconic symbol of the outback: Ayers Rock. No you haven’t landed on the moon; you have arrived in Coober Pedy. Charming Adelaide is your gateway to Kangaroo Island’s untouched landscapes, roaming wildlife and stunning beaches. Return to Adelaide via the countryside of the world famous Barossa Valley wine region.

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  • 22 nights 3.5 Star - 4 Star - 4.5 Star accommodation
  • 23 Days vehicle + GPS hire
  • Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
  • Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge Cultural Cruise
  • Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Uluru Bicycle Hire
  • Coober Pedy Mail Run Day Tour
  • Kangaroo Island Ferry
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Highly detailed and comprehensive travel pack
  • Selection of maps, brochures and guide books
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Day 1
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Welcome to Australia

Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
G'day Darwin

A private transfer will meet you from your flight, provide you with your travel pack and drive you to your accommodation.

Get up close and personal with Australia’s saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Explore Darwin’s vibrant waterfront Esplanade by foot or hire a bicycle. Discover Darwin’s World War ll history at Darwin Military Museum. Cool off in Lake Alexander at East Point Reserve, keeping a lookout for wallabies. Hand feed wild fish amongst the tranquil waters at Aquascene. View Australian Aviation Heritage Centres impressive displays on aviation pioneers and Northern Territory’s aviation history. Join the big cultural melting pot at Parap Village and Nightcliff Markets. Watch an ocean sunset aboard a harbour cruise or dine along the historical Stoke Hills Wharf.

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    Accommodation    Adina Apartment Hotel
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    Darwin – Adina Apartment Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchenette in studios

    Full kitchen in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments only

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinnerr

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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      Personal Meet, Greet and Private Transfer
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      Vehicle Hire    Standard SUV Wagon, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
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      Standard SUV Wagon, Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

      • Insurance:
        Included - Excess/liability reduced to $0
      • Transmission:
        Automatic
      • Size Guide:
        5 adults, 4 suitcases
      • Upgrade Options:
        Full Size SUV - Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
      • Doors:
        4
      • GPS:
        Included
      • Additional Driver:
        Included
      • Unlimited Mileage:
        Included
Day 2
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Explore Darwin

Explore Darwin

Get up close and personal with Australia’s saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Explore Darwin’s vibrant waterfront Esplanade by foot or hire a bicycle. Discover Darwin’s World War ll history at Darwin Military Museum. Cool off in Lake Alexander at East Point Reserve, keeping a lookout for wallabies. Hand feed wild fish amongst the tranquil waters at Aquascene. View Australian Aviation Heritage Centres impressive displays on aviation pioneers and Northern Territory’s aviation history. Join the big cultural melting pot at Parap Village and Nightcliff Markets. Watch an ocean sunset aboard a harbour cruise or dine along the historical Stoke Hills Wharf.

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    Accommodation    Adina Apartment Hotel
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    Darwin – Adina Apartment Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchenette in studios

    Full kitchen in apartments

    Laundry facilities: in apartments only

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinnerr

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Cnr Mitchell & Knuckey St, Darwin; Open Mon-Sun 6am-10pm


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Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Boardwalks lead you through the wonderful natural beauty of Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. View the wetlands and its birdlife, reptiles and native wildlife from lookouts and viewing platforms. Perched on Beatrice Hill overlooking the Adelaide River floodplains, Window on the Wetlands uncovers the areas Aboriginal and European history. Join a Jumping Crocodile Cruise and watch prehistoric crocodiles put on a show. Walk to the ancient Ubirr Aboriginal art rock gallery and a nearby rocky outlook for breathtaking views over the surrounding floodplains.

Darwin to Cooinda
304 kilometres : 3 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Cooinda Lodge
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    Kakadu – Cooinda Lodge

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Basic grocery supplies available at Cooinda Lodge

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Town Centre, Jabiru; Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm


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    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
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    Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

    View the pristine wilderness of the East Alligator River on a very intimate 90 minute cruise. An Aboriginal guide provides an insight into their culture, local mythology and the river’s abundant food chain. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river to view traditional hunting and gathering implements.

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Explore Kakadu National Park

Explore Kakadu National Park

Follow the incredible Nourlangie circular walk, taking you past ancient Aboriginal shelter sites and rock art galleries showing paintings of animals, traditional x-ray art and early contact with European people. Hike up Gunwarddehwardde Lookout for stunning views of Nourlangie Rock and Kakadu’s escarpment. Close by is beautiful Anbangbang Billabong, a refuge for waterbirds, wallabies, crocodiles and other wildlife. View impressive displays on traditional hunting techniques, Aboriginal tribal elder stories and effects of white settlement in the Northern Territory at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Browse through a gallery of arts and crafts produced by local regional artists.

Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise

Witness the natural beauty of Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s largest wetland, a mix of river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. See crocodiles in their natural habitat and buffalo on the floodplains, plus a large variety of birdlife. Aboard the 2 hour cruise experienced guides provide fascinating insights into how Aboriginal people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life.

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    Accommodation    Cooinda Lodge
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    Kakadu – Cooinda Lodge

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Basic grocery supplies available at Cooinda Lodge

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Town Centre, Jabiru; Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-1pm


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      Yellow Water Afternoon Cruise
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Kakadu to Katherine

Kakadu National Park to Katherine

Follow walking tracks to a picture perfect plunge pool or lookout at Gunlom Falls. Step back in time at Pine Creek Railway Precinct or drive up to Enterprise Pit Mine Lookout. Before Katherine explore the stunning Edith Falls. Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park is the crown jewel in Katherine. Explore Cutta Cutta Caves ancient limestone caverns and pillars. Enjoy a refreshing swim at the Katherine Hot Springs.

Cooinda to Katherine
256 kilometres : 3 hours

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    Accommodation    Nitmiluk Chalets
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    Katherine – Nitmiluk Chalets

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Restaurants onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Kitchen facilities in chalets

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Katherine Terrace, Katherine; Open Mon-Sun 7am-10pm


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Explore Katherine Gorge

Katherine Gorge Cultural Cruise

Step aboard the 2 hour Nit Nit Dreaming cruise and discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge.

Explore Katherine

Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, either during the day or aboard a dinner cruise. Paddle a canoe amongst the gorges, or get a bird’s eye view of the rugged landscape on a scenic flight. View artworks by local Indigenous artists at Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Craft, or uncover the regions history at the The Katherine Museum. Unwind in the crystal clear mineral waters at Katherine Hot Springs. Climb to the sunset viewing platform to witness a breathtaking sunset over the gorge. Go fishing for the famous Northern Territory barramundi. Explore the limestone landscapes and caves of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

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    Accommodation    Nitmiluk Chalets
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    Katherine – Nitmiluk Chalets

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Restaurants onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Kitchen facilities in chalets

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Katherine Terrace, Katherine; Open Mon-Sun 7am-10pm


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      Katherine Gorge Cultural Cruise
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Katherine to Tennant Creek

Katherine to Tennant Creek

Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Mataranka Thermal Pools. Daly Creek’s quirky outback pub is more like a museum inside. Discover aviation history at the Larkin Hangar, home to Australia’s first international airport. Newcastle Waters historic buildings are a reminder of early pioneering days, along with the bronze drover statue in Drovers Memorial Park. Elliott the region’s second largest town offers a range of services and facilities. Join the gold rush at Battery Hill Mining Centre in Tennant Creek, site of Australia’s last major gold rush in the 1930s. Learn about the regions Aboriginal people’s connection with the land at the fascinating Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre.

Katherine to Tennant Creek
675 kilometres : 8 hours

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    Accommodation    Bluestone Motor Inn
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    Tennant Creek – Bluestone Motor Inn

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Wifi available fees apply

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Tennant Creek, 46-48 Paterson St, Tennant Creek, NT; Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-8:30pm


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Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

Explore the Devils Marbles, mysterious rock spheres said to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent, a creature of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. Wycliffe Well is the UFO capital of Australia, highlighted by the UFO paraphernalia and alien statues at the Roadhouse. Take a break at The Barrow Creek Hotel with its original old bar, tin ceilings, and quirky memorabilia. Follow a self-guided walk around the restored stone telegraph station, set against the Forster Ranges. Arrive in the heart of Central Australia, Alice Springs. Walk up Anzac Hill for spectacular sunrise and sunset photos of the MacDonnell Ranges and views across Alice Springs.

Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
509 kilometres : 6 hours

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    Accommodation    Mercure Alice Springs Resort
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    Alice Springs – Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, 36-38 Hartley St, Alice Springs; Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm


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Explore Alice Springs

Explore Alice Springs

Meet kangaroos, emus and explore the walk-through aviaries and the biggest nocturnal house in the Southern Hemisphere atthe Alice Springs Desert Park. Uncover the Alice’s early European and Aboriginal history at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Visitor Centre to see how towns, communities and homesteads in the outback receive medical assistance. The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a wonderful insight of the indigenous art, culture and heritage of Central Australia. Anzac Hill overlooks Alice Springs, with spectacular sunrise and sunset photos of the MacDonnell Ranges. Wander around Olive Pink Botanic Garden to see native plants of the Red Centre, various birds and grazing kangaroos.

Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour

Tuesday to Fridays experience a leisurely walk through the bushland of this very special sanctuary, just when the kangaroos are waking from their day-time sleep. Meet the kangaroo characters including Kangaroo Dundee on the 2 1/2 hour tour. The Sanctuary is a 188 acre wildlife reserve, a place to celebrate the iconic Australian red kangaroo. The Kangaroo Sanctuary’s mission is to educate and encourage people to rescue and care for kangaroos.

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    Accommodation    Mercure Alice Springs Resort
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    Alice Springs – Mercure Alice Springs Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Woolworths, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, 36-38 Hartley St, Alice Springs; Open Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 7am-10pm


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      Kangaroo Sanctuary Sunset Tour
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Alice Springs to Glen Helen

Alice Springs to Glen Helen

Travel into the remote landscape of the MacDonnell Ranges, significant to local Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the land. Spot black footed rock wallabies at Simpson Gap at dawn or dusk. Explore the picturesque natural alleyway of Standley Chasm, or the river red gums and water holes. at Serpentine Gorge. Cool off in the refreshing waters of Ellery Creek. Visit the ancient Ochre Pits, used by Aboriginal people for paintings and body decoration. Explore stunning Ormiston Gorge’s sheer red walls, waterhole, native plants and wildlife.

Alice Springs to Glen Helen
130 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Glen Helen Lodge
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    Glen Helen Lodge

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Onsite restaurant: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Laundry facilities: on site

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Limited grocery supplies available


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Glen Helen to Kings Canyon

Glen Helen to Kings Canyon

Farewell Glen Helen and continue on towards Kings Canyon. Redbank Gorge and Gooses Bluff are major sights along the way. Travel the Mereenie Loop, 155 kilometres of unsealed road through lands which are very important to local Aboriginal people. Along the loop you can’t leave the road, go walking, or have a picnic. Arrive in the ancient landscapes of Kings Canyon.

Glen Helen to Kings Canyon
226 kilometes : 3 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Kings Canyon Resort
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    Kings Canyon Resort

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Fee applicable WiFi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Outback Oasis General Store, Kings Canyon; Open Mon-Sun 7am-7pm


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Explore Kings Canyon - Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock

Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock

Follow the Rim Walk to the summit for spectacular views of Watarrka National Park, or walk up onto the canyon’s south wall. Get a sense of the remoteness of outback Australia at Kings Creek Station, a cattle and camel station. Kings Creek Station Cafe is a great spot for a break. Arrive in Ayers Rock and uncover the history of the regions Aboriginal people at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru at sunset.

Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock
306 kilometres : 3 1/2 hours

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Begin with canapes and chilled sparkling wine matched with views across Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and watch a traditional Aboriginal dance performance. Enjoy a bush tucker inspired buffet with native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo and barramundi. Listen to a resident star talker decode the clear night sky.

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    Accommodation    Desert Gardens Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Desert Gardens Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free inroom Wifi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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      Sounds of Silence Dinner
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Explore Ayers Rock

Uluru Bicycle Hire

Cycle around the base of Uluru along a 15 kilometre self-guided trail, easily achieved in under three hours. Stop and explore the beauty of this spiritual and unique wonder of the world. Experience a personal connection to the sacred Aboriginal land whilst stopping to observe historic rock art and wondrous waterholes.

Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Be mesmerized by Ayers Rocks (Uluru) changing colours as the dawn emerges. Join the guided Mala Walk and learn about ancient Aboriginal rock art. Uncover the history of the regions Aboriginal people at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Explore the massive domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) along the Walpa Gorge and Valley of the Winds walking trails. Sunrise and sunset are spectacular at Kata Tjuta. Experience a range of free cultural activities at Ayers Rock Resort. Visit the Wintjiri Arts and Museum exhibiting Aboriginal artworks. Watch the changing colours of Uluru as the sun sets.

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    Accommodation    Desert Gardens Hotel
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    Ayers Rock – Desert Gardens Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free inroom Wifi

    Onsite restaurants: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Fuel available: Diesel, unleaded

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Supermarket, Town Square, Ayers Rock Campgrounds, Yulara Drive, Yulara; Open Mon-Sun 8am-9pm


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      Uluru Bicycle Hire
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Ayers Rock to Coober Pedy

Ayers Rock to Coober Pedy

Today is a true driving day on the open outback highway with plenty of roadhouses along the way beginning with Curtin Springs cattle station, Erldunda at the junction of the Stuart and Lasseter highways, Kulgera and Marla. Arrive in the opal capital Coober Pedy, where eerie landscapes and underground homes add to this quirky town’s character.

Ayers Rock to Coober Pedy
733 kilometres : 8 hours

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    Accommodation    Underground Bed & Breakfast
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    Coober Pedy – Underground Bed & Breakfast

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free WiFi in common areas

    Breakfast included

    Communal kitchen

    Laundry facilities onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coober Pedy IGA Fresh Foods and Liquor, 28 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, NT; Open Mon-Wed 8am-7pm, Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 9am-7pm


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Mail Run Tour

Coober Pedy Mail Run Day Tour

Travel with an Australia Post contractor, delivering mail to outback towns and remote cattle stations. Stop along the old Ghan Railway Line and travel the Oodnadatta track. See the famous the Dingo Fence, follow an old Aboriginal trade route and the historic Overland Telegraph Line. Learn about Lake Eyre, Afghan camel drivers, wildlife and pioneers. Experience the famous Pink Roadhouse and outback-bush pub William Creek Hotel.

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    Accommodation    Underground Bed & Breakfast
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    Coober Pedy – Underground Bed & Breakfast

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free WiFi in common areas

    Breakfast included

    Communal kitchen

    Laundry facilities onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coober Pedy IGA Fresh Foods and Liquor, 28 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, NT; Open Mon-Wed 8am-7pm, Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 9am-7pm


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      Coober Pedy Mail Run Day Tour
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Explore Coober Pedy

Explore Coober Pedy

Follow a self-guided walk through the historic Old Timers Mine. You will think you are in outer space in the Breakaways Conservation Park. Visit Faye’s Underground Home, built using only picks and shovels. Originally an opal mine, join a tour at Umoona Mine and Museum to uncover Cobber Pedy’s mining history. Complex rock-wall carvings and a beautiful ceiling can be viewed at the underground Serbian Orthodox Church. Take in sweeping views across town at the Big Winch. View Aboriginal artworks and meet the kangaroos at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Play a round at one of the world’s most unusual golf courses.

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    Accommodation    Underground Bed & Breakfast
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    Coober Pedy – Underground Bed & Breakfast

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet: Free WiFi in common areas

    Breakfast included

    Communal kitchen

    Laundry facilities onsite

    Tea/coffee facilities

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coober Pedy IGA Fresh Foods and Liquor, 28 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, NT; Open Mon-Wed 8am-7pm, Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 9am-7pm


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Coober Pedy to Adelaide

Coober Pedy to Adelaide

Hit the Stuart Highway today, taking a break at Glendambo Roadhouse. Witness Lake Hart’s salt flats framed by red desert sand dunes. Explore Australia history of missile and rocket testing at the unique Woomera Heritage Centre and Missile Park. Port Augusta sits along the Spencer Gulf, with the Flinders Ranges as a backdrop. Experience the Tunnel of Time at the Wadlata Outback Centre. Peaceful seaside village Port Germein is a good spot for a break. Arrive in Adelaide and discover an eclectic choice of restaurants along vibrant Gouger Street and Rundle Street.

Coober Pedy to Adelaide
845 kilometres : 8 3/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Adina Apartment Hotel Treasury
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    Adelaide – Adina Apartment Hotel Treasury

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Limited free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities in apartments

    Kitchenette facilities in studios

    Laundry facilities in room apartments only

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch(mon-fri), dinner(mon-sat)

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Adelaide Central Market, 21-39 Grote St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Drive through McLaren Vale wine region and the Fleurieu Peninsula, catch the Cape Jervis ferry and escape to Kangaroo Island. Arrive in Penneshaw then continue on to quaint fishing village American River. Walk amongst Australian sea lions at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Hike up the towering white sand dunes of Little Sahara, then sandboard down. Discover breathtaking Vivonne Bay, one of Australia’s best beaches. Head down into dry limestone caves at Kelly Hill Conservation Park. See koalas relaxing in the eucalyptus trees at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

Adelaide to Cape Jervis                Penneshaw to Flinders Chase
107 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours         135 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Hanson Bay Cabins
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    Kangaroo Island – Hanson Bay Cabins

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: free onsite parking

    Full kitchen facilities in cabins

    Onsite cafe: Breakfast, lunch.

    Laundry facilities

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Penneshaw, LOT 149 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry
Day 19
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Explore Kangaroo Island

Explore Flinders Chase National Park

Learn more about Kangaroo Island’s diverse flora and fauna at Flinders Chase National Park Visitor Centre. You might even be lucky enough to spot the very elusive platypus in one of the parks waterholes. Explore Flinders Chase National Park’s tree lined gullies, gorges, eucalypt woodlands and wild limestone cliffs. See the naturally sculptured Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch where New Zealand fur seals call home. Get a unique glimpse into the island’s past at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and its keeper’s cottages.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour

Learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural environment on a guided 90 minute walk. View Australian wildlife including koalas, tammar wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, bats and possums. View the spectacular Great Southern Skies on this fun and informative tour.

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    Accommodation    Hanson Bay Cabins
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    Kangaroo Island – Hanson Bay Cabins

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Parking: free onsite parking

    Full kitchen facilities in cabins

    Onsite cafe: Breakfast, lunch.

    Laundry facilities

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: IGA Penneshaw, LOT 149 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw; Open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm


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      Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Nocturnal Tour
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Explore Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase to Kingscote

Go on an adventure to reach Stokes Bay’s white sandy beach. Get a photo with a cuddly koala or python at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Stroll amongst Kangaroo Island native plants at Stokes Bay Bush Garden. Visit the cellar door of Kangaroo Island Spirits. Taste sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurts at Island Pure or Emu Bay Lavender Farm’s lavender ice cream and shortbread. Enjoy Bay of Shoals Wines cellar door matched with views across Bay of Shoals. Sample world renowned southern rock lobster at Ferguson Australia. Discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating history at Hope Cottage Museum.

Flinders Chase to Kingscote
97 kilometres : 1 1/4 hours

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    Accommodation    Aurora Ozone Hotel
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    Kangaroo Island – Aurora Ozone Hotel

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities: in apartments

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, Commercial St, Kingscote; Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm


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Kangaroo Island to Barossa Valley

Kangaroo Island Ferry
Kangaroo Island to Barossa Valley

Catch the ferry back to Cape Jervis. Enjoy Willunga’s cafes, galleries and antique shops housed in heritage sandstone buildings. Adelaide Hills’ most famous town Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. View a collection of vintage and classic motorcars and motor cycles at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood. Step into the lives of early settlers at Springton’s Herbig Homestead Heritage Centre. Angaston is one of South Australia’s oldest towns offering inviting cellar doors. Nuriootpa is home to some of Barossas most recognised cellar doors.

Kingscote to Penneshaw           Cape Jervis to Nuriootpa
60 kilometres : 45 minutes        186 kilometres : 2 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Vine Inn Barossa
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    Barossa Valley – Vine Inn Barossa

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 10:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Free onsite parking

    Internet facilities: Free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Laundry facilities: on site

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Foodland, 1 Murray St, Nuriootpa; Open Mon-Wed 8am-7pm, Thu 8am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm


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      Kangaroo Island Ferry
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Barossa Valley to Adelaide

Barossa Valley to Adelaide

Follow the beautiful palm tree lined Seppeltsfield Road to world renowned and boutique wineries matched with superb dining options. Enjoy fresh local produce and wine tasting in picturesque village Angaston. Sample local craft beers with country hospitality at Greenock Tavern. Visit the Whispering Wall in Williamstown or wander amongst the world class display of roses at the grand Barossa Chateau. Adelaide’s Gouger Street and Rundle Street offer an urban atmosphere and an eclectic choice of restaurants.

Nuriootpa to Adelaide
81 kilometres : 1 1/2 hours

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    Accommodation    Adina Apartment Hotel Treasury
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    Adelaide – Adina Apartment Hotel Treasury

    Features:

    Check in: 2:00pm; Check out: 11:00am

    Walking distance to local shops/restaurants

    Parking: Fee applicable offsite parking

    Internet facilities: Limited free in room WiFi

    Tea/coffee facilities in room

    Kitchen facilities in apartments

    Kitchenette facilities in studios

    Laundry facilities in room apartments only

    Laundry facilities: onsite

    Restaurant onsite: Breakfast, lunch(mon-fri), dinner(mon-sat)

    All rooms non smoking

    Local Supermarket: Coles, Adelaide Central Market, 21-39 Grote St, Adelaide; Open Mon-Fri 12am-9pm, Sat 12am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


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Suggested Activites:

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    Sunrise Balloon Ride
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    Sunrise Balloon Ride

    As the day dawns, you will ascend into the sky floating gently along in the breeze over the spectacular vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Drift just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascend to heights of 2000 feet or more. After approximately one hour, return to base for a gourmet Barossa breakfast and wine tasting at Langmeil Winery to celebrate your exhilarating morning.

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Depart Adelaide

Depart Adelaide

Farewell Adelaide and return your rental car to the Adelaide Airport depot and continue your onward journey.

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