15 Day Adelaide To Darwin Tour Package


    Tour Departures for 2023: October: 10

    Get ready to embark on the ultimate Aussie adventure with our Adelaide to Darwin Tour Package! You’ll get to witness the stunning natural beauty of Uluru, Kings Canyon, and Coober Pedy, explore the wild wonders of Kakadu and Litchfield, all while enjoying top-notch accommodation, expert tour guides, and the excitement of camping under the stars! Let’s go!

    Our Adelaide To Darwin Tour Package is an unforgettable overland journey through some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes. You’ll travel through rugged outback terrain, explore ancient Indigenous sites, swim in pristine waterholes, and encounter unique wildlife along the way. With knowledgeable guides and comfortable transportation, this is the ultimate way to experience the beauty and diversity of the Australian Outback.

    On this Adelaide to Darwin tour, you will start in Adelaide. Arrive and check into the YHA, then explore Adelaide. Your first day of touring is a fun wine tour to the Barossa wine region. The next day you will start your adventure north as you take the Greyhound bus from Adelaide to Coober Pedy.

    Venture to the underground town of Coober Pedy. Here you can pan for Opals and stay in our famous underground hostel.

    Once you get to the Red Centre it’s time to explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon afterward spend some time in Alice Springs.

    You will then head even further North through Australia’s Northern Territory from Alice Springs to Katherine. Then it’s time to get tropical in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, by spending a few days exploring the parks and swimming in the waterfalls and streams. Finishing in Darwin with a bunch of new friends.

    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.

    Our tour walking and hiking in Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon requires a good level of fitness.

    If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, our Adelaide to Darwin Tour Package is the way to go! As the most popular overland bus tour offered by Real Aussie Adventures, we highly recommend booking well in advance to secure your spot.

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      Day 1: Arrive into Adelaide and overnight at Adelaide YHA

      Today you will arrive any time into Adelaide and check into the YHA at your leisure. Overnight share accommodation included.

      Overnight YHA Adelaide or similar
      Meals: None

      Day 2: Barossa Valley Day Tour

      This morning you will meet your group for the next two weeks as you head off on your first tour to the Barossa Valley. This is a great day out, firstly visiting the worlds’ largest rocking horse and wildlife park in Gumeracha.

      Your first winery stop for the day will be an interactive tasting at Jacobs Creek, one of the best known wineries in the world. We then experience a second wine tasting and same great home-made pizza for lunch at Lambert Estate Vineyard.

      After lunch you will take in majestic views of the region from the Menglers Hill Lookout before stopping at your third and final structured wine tasting at Wolf Blass Wines as you return back to Adelaide in the late afternoon with a new bunch of mates.

      Overnight YHA Adelaide or similar
      Meals: Lunch

      Day 3: Free day Adelaide + Greyhound Coach to Coober Pedy

      Enjoy some of the sights of this cosmopolitan city with its many laneway bars and cafes. Adelaide is a compact city easily navigated by foot, bicycle or public transport.

      In the evening your coach will depart for Coober Pedy arriving early at 5.15am. Although you are only spending 24 hours in this unique underground town, we have paid for your hostel for two nights so you can check-in when arriving and have some extra sleep before heading off on your tour of the town and region.

      Overnight: Coach and Coober Pedy hostel
      Meals: None

      Day 4: Coober Pedy touring

      Today join one of the most unique tours you will ever do in Australia, with an underground tour of the homes and a museum in Coober Pedy. Try your luck at some opal “noodling” and learn how this multicultural population of people survive the extreme heat conditions experienced in this Australian outback town.

      In the afternoon you will tour the scenic Breakaways which have been the film location for many famous Australian movies.

      Overnight: Coober Pedy hostel
      Meals: None

      Day 5: Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

      Your coach trip today departs early morning and travels through red desert sands, spinifex sand-dunes, ghost gums and diverse arid environment wildlife. Arrive after lunch into Alice Springs.

      Alice Springs is the cultural heart of Australia, steeped in Aboriginal art & culture, stories of the early Afghan pioneers and famous settlers, fascinating museums and other historical sights. Spend the afternoon at leisure getting acquainted with this oasis in the desert.

      Overnight: Alice Springs Hostel (YHA or similar)
      Meals: None

      Day 6: Free day in Alice Springs for some rest

      Alice Springs has a range of attractions within a short distance from town. Why not visit the Araluen Cultural Precinct, School of the Air, Old Telegraph Station, Desert Wildlife Park, Anzac Hill, the Western Macdonnell Ranges or soar above the desert in a hot air balloon.

      Alice also has a range of quirky bars or cafes, so there are plenty of options for food and drink.

      Overnight: Alice Springs Hostel (YHA or similar)
      Meals: None

      Day 7: Alice Springs to Uluru

      Pick up from Alice Springs will be at 6am to travel to Uluru arriving at around lunchtime. After lunch, head to the Cultural Centre for an insight into the flora, fauna and the local Aboriginal people of the Red Centre.

      Your guide will take you on a short guided interpretive walk at the base of Uluru. You then head off to watch the spectacular Uluru sunset while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine with nibbles. Then it’s off to camp to enjoy a hearty meal, a hot shower and a night under the stars.

      Overnight swag camping: Yulara, near Uluru
      Meals: Lunch and dinner

      Day 8: Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

      An early breakfast is provided before watching the sunrise over Uluru, then it’s off to Kata Tjuta for a walk through the spectacular “Valley of the Winds” for a 7km hike.

      After lunch, we travel to Kings Creek Station, viewing the beautiful George Gill Range along the way. Here you will enjoy an outback BBQ dinner and laughs around the campfire under the incredible outback sky.

      Later, get into your swags for another perfect view of the stars.

      Overnight swag camping: Kings Creek Cattle Station, near Kings Canyon
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

      Day 9: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

      After breakfast, experience the incredible Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park and hike around the famous rim walk. We will visit the North and South walls, The Garden of Eden, as well as the Natural Amphitheatre.

      After this amazing walk we hit the road starting the journey back to Alice Springs. We’ll arrive back into Alice Springs late afternoon.

      Overnight: Alice Springs Hostel (YHA or similar)
      Meals: Breakfast and lunch

      Day 10: Free day in Alice Springs and depart for Katherine

      Have a sleep in this morning to relax after your three days of touring and then maybe finish any activities that you didn’t previously. Maybe a camel ride before you head off this afternoon?

      After this free day in Alice Springs you will then depart at 5.30pm on an overnight Greyhound Coach to Katherine arriving at 9.55am

      Overnight: Greyhound Coach
      Meals: None

      Day 11: Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) National Park

      Your tour guide will meet the group off the Greyhound coach at 10.00am and transfer the group to your campground to freshen up and potentially have a swim before lunch.

      After lunch you will then head directly to Nitmiluk National Park for the afternoon for four hours canoeing at Katherine Gorge (at an additional cost of approximately $82 per person), followed by your first Top End sunset.

      Return to your Katherine campground overnight.

      Overnight: Campground Katherine
      Meals: Lunch and dinner

      Day 12: Katherine to Kakadu National Park

      This morning you will visit one of the best year-round waterfall areas in the whole of Northern Australia; Edith Falls. This amazing area has a top and bottom waterfall area for swimming and lazing around in the rock pools and crystal clear water.

      From here we head into the Southern end of the World Heritage Kakadu National Park and have lunch before getting your first introduction to this spectacular national park at the indigenous-owned Bowali Visitor Centre. This is a great first stop on your Kakadu adventure with an excellent interpretive center to help you gain a greater understanding of Kakadu’s landscape and rich culture from a different perspective.

      In the afternoon, visit the world-famous Ubirr Rock, made famous by the movie Crocodile Dundee, with its stunning views over the Arnhem Land escarpment. After another great sunset you will really know that you are in Australia’s remote Top End.

      Overnight: Jabiru camp, Kakadu National Park
      Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

      Day 13: Mary River Wetlands Cruise and Litchfield National Park to Darwin

      Your final day of touring before arriving in the tropical city of Darwin will see you depart early for a morning crocodile and wildlife cruise at Corroborree Billabong on the Mary River Wetlands.

      The lush Mary River wetlands is abundant in Top End wildlife, fish and an estimated 250 bird species. Cruise among the wetlands filled with lotus lilies and be guaranteed of seeing our apex predator the estuarine (salt-water) crocodile, known to grow to a length of seven metres in this endemic area.

      In the late morning, travel on to Litchfield National Park enjoying swimming in the bets locations the park has to offer, including Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. Time permitting you will also visit the Magnetic Termite mounds, to see how these amazing insects shape the landscape in this region.

      Finish your tour back in Darwin and enjoy a cold beer with your friends, maybe hitting the town on Mitchell Street or the Darwin waterfront. Darwin has multiple waterholes, so you will not be disappointed.

      Overnight: Darwin Hostel (YHA or similar)
      Meals: Breakfast and lunch

      Day 14: Day at Leisure in Darwin

      After a potentially big night out in Darwin, you can sleep in this morning before exploring the city at your own pace. There are many activities to be had if you wish, including the main attractions of Crocosaurus Cove and the Cyclone Tracy exhibit at the Darwin museum.

      Those in search of greater adventure can look to book optional activities (at own expense) that include Jet Skiing, Go Karts and a whole lot more.

      Overnight: Darwin Hostel (YHA or similar)
      Meals: None

      Day 15: Depart at your own leisure this day

      Darwin is a great place to find work and/or stay a little longer, but after two great weeks together as a group, most of you will say goodbye to your friends as you check out this morning and depart from you great outback experience.

      Meals: None

      What To Bring
      Booking Info

      • Adelaide City at your leisure
      • Wine tasting at three of Barossa Valley’s most famous wineries and Australia’s largest rocking horse.
      • Coober Pedy underground tour including an Opal Mine and Museum, some opal noodling and the spectacular Breakaways.
      • Free time in Alice Springs, the spiritual heart of Australi.a
      • Hike the World Heritage sites of Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park.
      • Hike the rim and amphitheatre of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.
      • Visit the township of Katherine and canoe Nitmiluk Gorge (optional extra)
      • Learn about Australia’s oldest culture with rock art, amazing scenery and waterfalls in World Heritage Kakadu National Park.
      • Cruise the Mary River Wetlands with a guarantee of crocodiles and other wildlife.
      • Swim in magnificent waterfalls in Litchfield National Park

      • Walking shoes/boots
      • Hat & sunscreen,
      • Water bottle (refillable while on tour)
      • Insect repellent
      • Bathers/swimmers
      • Towel
      • Sleeping bag (or can be hired on each camping tour in the outback for $30 each)

      • This package is a combination of independent travel and 8 days of guided tours with the same group of passengers. Passengers will however be staying independently at the included accommodation between each of the tours.
      • At the time of booking you will be provided with vouchers and information for each component of the package, providing pick-up times and other details for the accommodation and tour/activity providers.
      • Different specialist guides will be used in each region of guided travel to ensure the greatest knowledge in each area.
      • During the shoulder season in Kakadu some waterfall areas may not be accessible and during this time we may need to substitute some locations with others.
      • Itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal, cultural, and weather conditions. If an attraction cannot be visited due to closure your guide will arrange for another attraction to take its place.
      • Luggage should be kept to 15-20kg in a soft bag or backpack with an additional day pack.
      • This package is not suitable for children.
      • The safari tours in this package are participatory, and guests will help with the preparation and cooking of meals, dish-washing and other tasks which may include collecting firewood.
      • A minimum number of 6 passengers is required to operate the tour. It may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled departure and to offer an alternative or full refund for that tour if minimum numbers are not met. Real Aussie Adventures will always strive to find the best suitable alternative for your client on the rare occasion a cancellation occurs.
      • Please advise of any medical/dietary/allergy requirements at the time of booking. Further information and documentation may be required.

      • 5% discount for the 15 day Adelaide to Darwin Touring Package – bookings made between April 1 – June 30 2023 for travel until October 2023.
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