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Outback Adventure

15 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Traverse the continent to uncover the stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes, from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End.

 

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    Adelaide, Australia

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      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Traverse the continent to uncover the stunning beauty of Australia's vast and varied landscapes, from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: NAAD

      14 Nights

      accommodation

      24 Meals
      • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 10 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Alice Springs

        • CRUISE on Katherine Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong and Darwin Harbour

        • SEE a wide range of birdlife and crocodiles

        • VIEW Wilpena Pound, an opal demonstration, sunset and sunrise at Uluru, Aboriginal rock art, waterfalls in Litchfield National Park

        • VISIT former rocket testing site Woomera, historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs, historic Daly Waters Pub


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 10 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Day 1

      Arrive Adelaide

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      Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

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      Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

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      Coober Pedy - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)

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      Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

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      Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kings Canyon

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      Kings Canyon - Alice Springs (2 Nights)

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      Alice Springs Sightseeing

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      Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

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      Tennant Creek - Katherine

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      Katherine - Kakadu

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      Kakadu - Darwin (2 Nights)

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      Litchfield National Park

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      Depart Darwin

      Day 1

      Arrive Adelaide Day 1 - Arrive Adelaide

      The 'City of Churches' is yours to explore (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) before meeting a 'Local Specialist' later for a guided tour of Adelaide Central Market. Savour the aroma of freshly baked goods before spending a relaxing evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Stamford Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Adelaide - Wilpena Pound Day 2 - Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

      Journey to one of Australia's oldest wine regions, traversing the gold and green rolling hills of Clare Valley. You'll join a 'Local Specialist' at Sevenhill Cellars, the only remaining Jesuit-owned winery in Australia. Later, continue to the heart of the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre spanning nearly 8,000 hectares.

      Hotel

      Wilpena Pound Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Wilpena Pound Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Wilpena Pound - Port Augusta Day 3 - Wilpena Pound - Port Augusta

      Join your Travel Director for a leisurely walk to Wangarra Lookout, with its panoramic views over Wilpena Pound, and visit Hills Homestead, the home of brave settlers who sought to make a life in the harsh Australian environment. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn bound for Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Later, you'll visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Majestic Oasis Apartments

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Majestic Oasis Apartments

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Port Augusta - Coober Pedy Day 4 - Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

      We visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera this morning, before travelling through salt-lake country to Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a 'Local Specialist', who'll then lead you through some of the town's iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', providing an opportunity to experience Coober Pedy 'dugout' living.

      Hotel

      Desert Cave

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Desert Cave

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Coober Pedy - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Day 5 - Coober Pedy - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights)

      Continue your journey to the Red Centre, arriving in the dual World Heritage listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', the Desert Gardens Hotel. 'Make a Difference' with your visit which helps support a Join Trafalgar initiative to protect the environment and preserve the traditions of the native Mutitjulu community. This evening, sparkling wine is served as you witness the sunset over Australia's most renowned natural landmark.

      Hotel

      Desert Gardens

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Desert Gardens

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 6

      Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Day 6 - Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

      Rise early this morning and 'Dive into Culture', witnessing a soul-stirring Red Centre sunrise. Embark on a tour around the base of Uluru, then enjoy a self-guided stroll or take a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, whose ancient Aboriginal rock paintings have been preserved for millions of years. Your Travel Director will explain their significance before your journey continues to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), thirty-six domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kings Canyon Day 7 - Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kings Canyon

      Continue through the stark red desert landscape to Kings Canyon, admiring its ancient red rock walls that soar 100 metres above Kings Creek. Trace the rim of the canyon and connect with the natural beauty of Watarrka National Park or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy creek bed.

      Hotel

      Kings Canyon Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Kings Canyon Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Kings Canyon - Alice Springs (2 Nights) Day 8 - Kings Canyon - Alice Springs (2 Nights)

      The Australian outback seems to stretch endlessly as you journey past vast cattle properties today en route to Alice Springs. Visit the historic Telegraph Station, the first communication link between Australia and England, then drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over 'The Alice'.

      Hotel

      Mercure Alice Springs Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mercure Alice Springs Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Alice Springs Sightseeing Day 9 - Alice Springs Sightseeing

      After breakfast this morning, 'Dive into Culture' and join a local Aboriginal guide to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Learn about the endangered animals of the Red Centre, then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this iconic facility provides emergency medical assistance in the outback. 'Connect with Locals' later, joining the Falzon family at their Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest home-cooked barbecue dinner and insights into the sustainable lifestyle the family has created.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Alice Springs - Tennant Creek Day 10 - Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

      Visit the legendary School of the Air this morning with a 'Local Specialist', then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing outcrop of granite boulders that hold great spiritual significance to the Aboriginal owners of the land. We overnight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

      Hotel

      Bluestone Motor Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Bluestone Motor Inn

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Tennant Creek - Katherine Day 11 - Tennant Creek - Katherine

      Wet your whistle at the historic Daly Waters Pub, before continuing to Mataranka for a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear thermal springs. Spend the night in Katherine, where the outback meets the tropics.

      Hotel

      Paraway Motel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Paraway Motel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Katherine - Kakadu Day 12 - Katherine - Kakadu

      Our first stop is Nitmiluk National Park, where we'll embark on a leisurely cruise along the Katherine Gorge. Venturing deep into Kakadu, we'll cruise with a 'Local Specialist' on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its diverse species of birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

      Hotel

      Mercure Kakadu Crocodile

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Mercure Kakadu Crocodile

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Kakadu - Darwin (2 Nights) Day 13 - Kakadu - Darwin (2 Nights)

      Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu's renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, providing scenic views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing in Darwin could see you visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where Trafalgar will treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove, or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin's famous Deckchair Cinema.

      Hotel

      Mantra on the Esplanade

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mantra on the Esplanade

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 14

      Litchfield National Park Day 14 - Litchfield National Park

      Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the park's iconic termite mounds. We'll view Florence Falls, then venture to Wangi Falls with some free time to swim in the large waterhole, before returning to Darwin. This evening, set sail on Darwin Harbour with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for Farewell Dinner Cruise.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 15

      Depart Darwin Day 15 - Depart Darwin

      Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-sg/tours/outback-adventure?tripcode=naad for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        At Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, you'll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie outback barbecue dinner. (Day 9)

      • Dive into Culture
        Witness a soul-stirring sunrise over Uluru. (Day 6) Join a local Aboriginal guide to earn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. (Day 9)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Adelaide (Day 1), Clare Valley (Day 2), Coober Pedy (Day 4), Alice Springs (Day 10), Kakadu. (Day 12)

      • Make a Difference
        When you explore Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park you'll discover how your visit helps support not only the environment, but the traditions of the Mutitjulu community. (Days 5-6)

      • Stays with Stories
        A family owned property that brings Coober Pedy 'dugout' living to life, the Desert Cave Hotel offers guests an opportunity to gain insights into the town's opal mining heritage and the unique experience of sleeping underground. (Day 4) Discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, with its incredible views of towering gums, flowering native shrubs and glowing red dunes. (Day 5)

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Alice Springs

        • CRUISE on Katherine Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong and Darwin Harbour

        • SEE a wide range of birdlife and crocodiles

        • VIEW Wilpena Pound, an opal demonstration, sunset and sunrise at Uluru, Aboriginal rock art, waterfalls in Litchfield National Park

        • VISIT former rocket testing site Woomera, historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs, historic Daly Waters Pub


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 10 dinners


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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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