Spend a fun day exploring Litchfield National Park. You will see a landscape that has been formed by water and time with abundant waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush walking tracks, swimming holes and amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds.
13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu
Travel up the middle of Australia through the outback on our Darwin to Adelaide 13 day adventure tour. Experience sunsets and sunrises that will take your breath away and enjoy hiking and camping, travelers dream adventure.
Highlights on our 13 day Darwin to Adelaide tour are plentiful. Leaving Darwin and heading out to Kakadu National Park first you will hike to and swim in some amazing waterfalls. Litchfield National Park is the next stop short hikes and more swimming in abundance. Then you will head right down the center of Australia to Katherine Gorge, Mataranka hot springs, Daly Waters and the Devils Marbles.
Once in the small outback town of Alice Springs, you stay for the night before heading out to Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park.We make our way out to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and then Kings Canyon. Where you will spend two days hiking and exploring our most famous landmarks in Australia. Here is where you tick off that bucket list item, the sunset at Uluru. Watch in amazement as you see the colors changing on the rock.
Then its time to continue the journey south down to South Australia we stop at the underground town of Coober Pedy, here you can see what makes this opal mining town so unique. You get the opportunity to stay in an underground house yourself, just like the locals in Coober Pedy. for your last day on tour, you will hike in the magnificent Flinders Ranges before we finish in Adelaide.
We are all about adventure and getting involved here at Real Aussie Adventures. This tour is very active and we get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.
On our tour walking and hiking in Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you will need a good level of fitness.
Kakadu National Park: Good level of fitness is required for Gunlom Falls and Jim Jim Falls
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
This tour departs Darwin on Wednesdays, as it's our most popular overland adventure tour here at Real Aussie Adventures make sure you book well in advance.
13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu
Tour itinerary - 14 Days
Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Departing from Darwin bright and early, we travel to the Mary River Wetlands for our cruise. This region is home to over 250 bird species and has the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. Search for the mighty crocs who rule this waterway, buffalo, birds and other wildlife. Our entrance to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River, a picturesque location for a picnic lunch. There’s the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Bowali Visitor Centre before our late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. Here you will view a wide range of ancient Aboriginal art which will be interpreted by your guide. Learn the story of the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. As the day draws to a close we head to our private campsite for dinner and our overnight stay. (LD)
Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall deep within Kakadu National Park. Afterwards, we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to Jim Falls. Surrounded by 150-metre cliffs, we spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this majestic location. This afternoon we depart Kakadu National Park and travel towards Litchfield National Park where we will stop along the way at our private campsite. Tonight, enjoy a hearty meal with your fellow adventurers. (BLD)
Litchfield National Park to Darwin
Today is spent exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls*. Discover the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls of Buley Rockhole before our early evening arrival back in Darwin (overnight accommodation included). (BL)
Darwin to Katherine (via Nitmiluk National Park)
You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am when our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Alice Springs begins. The afternoon is spent at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park which is owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise, paddle a canoe (all optional, seasonal and at additional cost) or a breathtaking hike before journeying to our nearby campsite. (LD)
Katherine to Banka Banka (via Mataranka)
A great start to the day is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub, an important watering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by and now a great spot for a cold beer, a bit of history and a ‘fair dinkum outback experience’! Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. (BLD)
Banka Banka to Alice Springs
We pass through Tennant Creek and then further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. Later in the day, we cross the Tropic of Capricorn (only 20% of the Northern Territory lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs. Overnight hostel accommodation is included. (BL)
A day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Hostel accommodation is included.
Alice Springs to Uluru
From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock – it’s awesome! We learn about the region’s indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There’s no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky. (LD)
Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta for sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds, with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 1⁄2 hours. After lunch and optional activities, we then drive to Kings Creek Station where we settle under the stars for the night. (BLD)
Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park)
Today we set out early for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture. This afternoon we drive to one of our campsites at Kulgera, Erldunda or bush camp in swags. (BLD)
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you will notice the incredible change of scenery from mulga woodlands to vast ranges. We will get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town and sift for our own opals. The highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Soon after you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do – underground (dorm only)! (BLD)
After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way, we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We’ll stop en-route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the river red gum trees. (BLD)
We enjoy a morning walk through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wildflowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide arriving at approximately 5pm. (BL)
Tour code: DA13
Camping 8 nights/Dorm 4 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 6 nights/Backpacker Twin/Double 6 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 6 nights/Backpacker Single 6 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Twin Falls boat shuttle fee payable seasonal
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- This package is a combination of safari products and therefore the guide and passengers will differ during each section. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation (included) between each of the safaris. Its a combination of our 6 days 5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, 2 nights in Alice Springs and our 6 days 5 nights Alice Springs to Darwin tour.
- Camping/dorm customers will spend 4 nights in a dorm, 2 nights camping in swags and pop-up tents, 2 nights in permanent safari tents and 4 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 4 nights in a private room (3 nights private facilities, 1 night shared facilities), 1 night in a cabin (shared facilities), 4 nights camping in swags and pop-up dome tents and 3 nights in permanent safari tents (shared facilities)
- Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together. Please ask for single fare if you are a solo traveller wishing for a private upgrade on our non- camping nights.
- Sleeping bag hire is available for all customers for a $30 payment to the guide in Darwin. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at the time of booking.
- Passengers are required to pay $52.50 per person for Kakadu and Kata Tjuta and Uluru National Park fees to their guide on departure until 31 March 2019. National Park fees will be included in tour price from 1 April 2019. $12.50 Twin Falls boat shuttle fee payable seasonal when we visit Twin Falls.
- Ideal for those 18- 40 years old, we do except those older and families on a case by case basis, so please let us know when booking.
- We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour so the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
- Travel insurance is recommended. Check here to get a quote.
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