10 Day Darwin to Adelaide
Darwin to Adelaide
Ľ Aboriginal Rock Art Ľ
Jim Jim Falls Ľ Kakadu Cultural Experience Ľ Kakadu National Park
Ľ Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Ľ Litchfield National Park Ľ Optional helicopter
flight over Kakadu escarpment Ľ Top End Cultural Experience Uluru
(Ayers Rock) Ľ Uluru Cultural Experience Ľ Wildlife boat trip Ľ
Coober Pedy Flinders Ranges Ľ Wilpena Pound
About thisDarwin to Adelaide Overland
This tour will take you smack bang down the middle of the country
from North to South. Starting in Darwin, you'll see outback waterfalls
in Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park where you'll
have the chance to get out of the bus and explore the unique landscapes.
From here we head down to the Red Centre, take a hike through Kings
Canyon and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) before checking out the bog rock,
Uluru. We offer an indigenous cultural experience and you'll learn
more about the local culture. Check out the Opal Capital of the
World, Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound before
arriving in Adelaide where the tour concludes.
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Ľ PKBDC ľ Darwin to Adelaide
Ľ PKBTC: Select Darwin accommodation from 6:20am
Ľ Default pick up: Melaleuca on Mitchell 06:50am
Ľ 01APR16 - 29OCT16: Sat
Ľ Day 4 ľ Flight Travel day from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ľ Adelaide early evening day 10
Ľ Basix accommodation consists
of simple permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms.
Each sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat, we also have swags
(Aussie bed rolls) available at our Red Centre campsites
(Not Top End) if you would like to experience sleeping in a swag.
You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one
from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish.
Ľ The camping style of this trip is designed for those
wanting a Ĺno frillsĺ experience. Camping is basic tents and you
will require a sleeping bag, accommodation in Alice Springs, Darwin,
and in the Flinders Ranges are multishare mixed-gender dorms rooms.
Ľ AUD $2580.00 per person (adult)
Ľ Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $45
Ľ All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on
Ľ Basix Option is not suitable for children under 18
Ľ Levies included: National Park park fee.
Ľ Wildlife Cruise
ę Ľ Katherine Gorge
ę Ľ Litchfield
Ľ Uluru Ayers Rock
ę Ľ Uluru Ayers Rock
ę Ľ Kata Tjuta - Olgas
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üDay 1 ľ Darwin to Mary River
DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am
Welcome to Darwin, where your adventure begins. Leaving Darwin,
travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique ĹWelcome
to Countryĺ by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan-Wulna
people. Learn about their culture and enjoy bush tucker talks, didgeridoo
demonstrations and basket weaving. Next stop is the Mary River wetlands
system, which is home to the highest concentration of saltwater
crocodiles in the southern hemisphere. Get close (but not too close)
to the Ĺsaltiesĺ and other wild creatures on a unique billabong
cruise. In the afternoon, head to World-Heritage listed Kakadu National
Park. Your first stop here is Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) where a hike
is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. Spend the
night at a permanent campsite at Kakadu. (LD)
Day 2 ľ Mary River to Kakadu
Today is a long day of driving. Get ready for some 4WD action as
you make your way to Jim Jim Falls, the crown of Kakadu.
Once there, take in stunning views of this natural wonder and enjoy
some time for a swim or a rest on the sandy beach. After lunch,
discover the ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr. Your guide will
lead an interpretive cultural walk through the different rock art
galleries, before you climb to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous
views over the Nardab floodplain. Tonight, camp in twin-share permanent
tents in the Mary River region. (BLD)
Day 3 ľ Kakadu to Darwin
Filled with waterholes and waterfalls, Litchfield National Park
is well deserving of all its hype. Exploring Litchfield is the perfect
way to complete this trip. Today visit Florence Falls, Wangi Falls
and the Buley Rockholes. After a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy
rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield's picturesque
swimming holes. As with all good things, this Top End adventure
must come to an end. Hit the road and head back to Darwin. After
you've arrived, you might like to head out for a night on the town
with your new friends. Total driving time today is around four hours,
and accommodation is at the Melaleuca on Mitchell. (BL)
Day 4 ľ Flight Travel day from Darwin to Alice Springs
Today, skip the 1,500km of driving which is about 24 hours by road,
and fly from Darwin to Alice Springs with Qantas airlines. Qantas
was Australia's first commercial airline, and stands for "Queensland
and Northern Territory Ariel Services" and is now one of the worlds
best International airlines. We'll arrange your air tickets and
issue them a couple of weeks prior to your departure. When you are
in Darwin on night 3 of your trip, please call the transfer company
in Darwin and Alice Springs to confirm your flight time and they'll
advise what time you'll be picked up from your Darwin hostel, and
that somebody will be waiting to meet you in Alice Springs. Tonight,
you'll be staying at Alice Lodge Backpackers. (no meals included)
Day 5 ľ Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Alice Springs): Alice Lodge Backpackers at
From busy Alice Springs, set off to experience the wonder of ancient
Uluru. Our first stop is an authentic outback camel farm and there
is the option to go for a short ride on one of these desert animals
(at own expense). Continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara
and enjoy a tasty lunch before exploring the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.
Finally, as the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, grab
a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change
against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. The perfect
end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp ľ our famous
1,000 star dinner. With the red earth at your feet and an infinite
sprawl of stars overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of locally
sourced food and wines, and soak up the vastness of outback skies
during a hosted dinner youĺll never forget. (LD)
Day 6 ľ Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
An early start is rewarded with a beautiful Uluru sunrise. While
the morningĺs fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru.
You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala
people on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide
(and interpreter)^ It is a unique opportunity to share experiences
and to connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth.
Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal
arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive
campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where
we sleep for the night. (BLD
Day 7 ľ Kings Canyon to Erldunda
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the formations
and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. You will be left breathless
by the sheer size and beauty of the canyon, as we trek through the
Amphitheatre and discover the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden
of Eden, and the North and South Walls. We stop for lunch before
we make our way back to our campsite for the night, Erldunda. (BLD)
Day 8 ľ Erldunda to Coober Pedy
We depart early this morning as we make our way to Coober Pedy,
crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border. We take
a break at the outback town of Marla, where we have a chance to
purchase some lunch (own expense) and stretch our legs. The next
stop is Coober Pedy, Ĺthe Opal Capital of the Worldĺ and
one of the film locations of action movie 'Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome'.
Upon arrival your guide will give you a tour of this unique town,
before visiting an underground mine and museum for a guided tour.
You will also have a chance to purchase some of the opal jewellery
produced from the mine. We then end the day with a close encounter
with some rescued Joeys at Josephineĺs Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage.
Tonight we stay overnight in a unique underground bunkhouse in Coober
Day 9 ľ Coober Pedy - Quorn
After breakfast we continue the journey south along the Stuart Highway,
We stop at the small town of Glendambo (population 30!) before continuing
onto some of the salt lakes of Central Australia for an interesting
photo opportunity. We pass by the Ĺrocket launchingĺ town of Woomera
Ś part of a former military test site. Next we make our way to Port
Augusta where we stop to enjoy lunch (own expense). From Pt Augusta
we cross over the Pichi Richi Pass before arriving in Quorn, the
quaint and historical railway township nestled at the entrance to
the Richman Valley. We stay in private accommodation at the historical
ôMillö. Get ready for tonightĺs BBQ dinner ľ it doesnĺt get any
more Aussie than this! (BD
Day10 ľ Quorn - Adelaide
Eat a hearty breakfast, because this morning we will hike one of
the many peaks that make up the flinders Ranges! We then say farewell
to the ôFlindersö. On our way back to Adelaide, take in the rolling
hills and endless vineyards as we pass through the Clare Valley.
We arrive at our final destination early evening. (B)
TOP END TROPICAL SUMMER ITINERARY (may apply in
shoulder months; May, October)
Ľ Day 1 ľ Wildlife Cruise | Mamukala | Ubirr or
Nouralangie |Overnight camp in Kakadu. (LD)
Ľ Day 2 ľ Gubara Pools | Nawurlandja lookout | Bowali Visitors
Centre | Camp in Mary River Region (BLD)
Ľ Day 3 ľ Florence Falls | Bluey Rockholes | Wangi
Falls | Return to Darwin (BL)
Ľ The camping style of this trip is designed
for those wanting a Ĺno frillsĺ experience. Camping is basic tents
and you will require a sleeping bag, accommodation in Alice Springs,
Darwin, and in the Flinders Ranges are multishare mixed-gender dorms
Our four 15 seat and one 17 seat, 4 litre Intercooled Turbo Mitsubishi
Canters are purpose built with a pod that carries 12 and 14 passengers
respectively with the driver and 2 passengers seated in the cab
without 'no' toilet on board. They are fully air conditioned with
reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and kitchen space
complete with a 100 litre fridge. They can carry 210 litres of fuel,
120 litres of water and come with window tinting, bull bars, spot
lights and are built for the bush!
Our range of buses (21-28 seat). They are fully air conditioned
seats without toilet on board.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of
fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places
of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking
and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, swimming gear, hat
and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water
bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping
bag (can be purchased at time of booking).
Experienced guide, Flight between Darwin and Alice Springs
(including transfers) national park entry, meals as indicated, accommodation
transfers, Aboriginal cultural experience, wildlife cruise, and
camping fees/equipment for 4 nights in permanent campsites, 4 nights
multishare mixed gender dormshare.
Ľ The camping style of this
trip is designed for those wanting a Ĺno frillsĺ experience. Camping
is basic tents and you will require a sleeping bag, accommodation
in Alice Springs and Darwin are multishare dorms rooms.
Basix accommodation consists of simple basic
tents. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase
one from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. Accommodation
in Alice Springs and Darwin is in mixed gender multishare accommodation.
Private rooms and single supplements are not available on this trip.
Please ensure you have selected your desired camping style correctly.
Ľ Night 1: Kakadu - simple permanent
Ľ Night 2: Mary River - simple permanent
Ľ Night 3: Darwin - Melaleuca on Mitchell Street multishare
Ľ Night 4: Alice Springs - Alice Lodge
Ľ Night 5: Yulara - simple permanent
Ľ Night 6: Kings Canyon - simple permanent
Ľ Night 7: Erldunda - Simple permanent
Ľ Night 8: Coober Pedy - Underground
Ľ Night 9: Quorn - multishare lodge
Ľ ^^Itineraries may vary and/or
attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions,
weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Note that the opening dates of waterfalls (including Jim Jim Falls)
and attractions vary each year and can change on a daily basis in
the wet and shoulder seasons. Visit this website to see live updates
on which areas of the park will be open: http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/
or contact our Reservations team. Due to National Park rules and
road laws, we cannot guarantee the opening of Jim Jim Falls and
other attractions at any time. Alternative activities will be substituted
at the tour guidesĺ discretion, dependent on local conditions. Day
2 and 3 of this itinerary are subject to change order without notice.
See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
Ľ Due to nights spent in multishare
mixed-gender accommodation, the minimum age for this trip is 18
Ľ This trip is made of two separate
tours, so you may be traveling with a different guide and passengers
on each leg.
Ľ A STRICT luggage limit of 10kg
in a soft bag applies. Excess should remain in storage at your Darwin
Ľ It is likely that you will experience
temperatures of over 30 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra
physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while
on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the
air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling
uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and
information to assist keeping hydrated. Please come prepared for
Ľ Travel Insurance is compulsory
for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to
your tour guide before departure.
Ľ The default pick up point is where
we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent
requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team
for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with
your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not
take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised
of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location
Ľ B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Ľ Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to
departure to confirm pick-up location and time.by phone direct with
the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).
Ľ The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia
For over 25 years,
Ľ Ľ Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading
brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global
product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands
joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian
product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the
Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made
trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas
through the Intrepid brand.
Special Dietary requirements and allergies
Ľ Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST
ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at
the time of booking.
Ľ Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special
requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have
not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for
any additional food yourself.
Ľ Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.
Ľ We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples
if you require specific foods not listed below:
Ľ Ľ No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
Ľ Ľ No Dairy (soy milk provided)
Ľ Ľ Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
Ľ Ľ Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
Ľ Ľ Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet
and savoury biscuits provided)
Ľ Ľ *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced
produce is not able to be catered for.
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