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Real Aussie Says
Driving distance from Melbourne to Darwin is over 4000km. So plenty of time on the bus on this tour to take in the outback of Australia and get to know your fellow travel mates. As we make lots of stops, walks and hikes it doesn’t feel long sitting on the tour bus. Our main piece of advice would to be bring a fly net with you for the Uluru and Kings Canyon portion of the tour, as you will be more comfortable during the hikes if your face is covered. You can easily buy one of these at a roadhouse on one of our stops along the way. Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.
17 Day Melbourne To Darwin Tour Package
- Trip Styles: Budget
This tour is currently taking holiday and will be back in 2023
On our Melbourne to Darwin small group adventure tour, the landscape is forever changing from beachside beauty to the rugged and vast outback to the tropics. So much to see over 17 days as we travel overland together.
First, stop is the Great Ocean Road, here you will be by the sea, marveling at the twelve apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the London bridge. We then hike the Grampians National Park before heading to Adelaide. After leaving Adelaide we go north towards Alice Springs to make our way out to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and then Kings Canyon. Then we head up the center of Australia visiting the Devils Marbles, Daly Waters, Mataranka Hot Springs, plus Katherine Gorge. Leaving hot and tropical Darwin and driving out to Kakadu National Park to marvel at the amazing the wildlife and waterfalls of the Northern Territory. Litchfield National Park is the last stop for short hikes and swimming in abundance. Finally ending in Darwin on the evening of day 17.
There is plenty of walking and hiking on our Melbourne to Darwin tour in Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, you will need a good level of fitness.
On this Real Aussie Adventure, we visit so many National Parks; the Grampians, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Litchfield. You will be amazed by the native Australian wildlife we spot on tour. It’s a fully guided tour with most meals included. Perfect for solo travelers, you will make plenty of new friends on tour.
Travel from bottom to top through the heart of Australia.
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What To Bring
Important Booking Info
This tour is currently taking a break and will be back in 2022
Essential things to pack
Hat Sunscreen Walking shoes/boots Insect repellent Water bottle Bathers/towel Sleeping bag (can be hired for $30).
Important Booking Info
- 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. During the wet season Gunlom Falls may not be accessible and during this time we will visit the Yurmikmik region (either Motor Car Falls or Boulder Creek) Camping/dorm customers will spend 9 nights in a dorm, 3 nights camping in swags only, 2 nights in permanent safari tents and 2 nights in swags and pop-up tents. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 9 nights in a private room (6 nights private facilities, 3 nights shared facilities), 4 nights camping in swags and dome tents and 3 nights in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities) Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together. Single passengers will share a tent with another passenger of the same gender on the nights between Alice Springs and Darwin Twin/double/single passengers will need to pay a $30 payment for a sleeping bag to hire directly to their guide on departure from Alice Springs. Dorm customers will be required to pay the fee to their guide in Adelaide. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at the time of booking. We endorse the recommendation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. Get a quote now. 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.
- For bookings in 2022 please check out our tours from Melbourne and tours from Darwin.