Project Description

From Only $2345

What’s Included

  • 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Tour

  • 1 Nights Accommodation in Darwin

  • 3 Day Darwin to Alice Springs Tour

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Alice Springs

  • 6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Tour

  • 1 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

  • 3 Day Grampians and Great Ocean Road Tour

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We will plant 10 trees to offset the carbon emissions caused by your adventure! This will more than cover your carbon footprint as the trees could collectively absorb as much as 10 tons of Carbon Dioxide over their lifetime.

This donation will be made on your behalf and is included in the price you pay.

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Why we love this package

This is your ULTIMATE 16 day Outback tour starting in Darwin with a 3 day camping tour around Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. You’ll then head South and see the landscapes change as you enter the Red Centre. After a short stop in the Outback township of Alice Springs you’ll tick of your bucket list by exploring Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. Heading South through quirky Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges you’ll arrive in rAdelaide for a night in the city. Your final tour is days passing through the Grampians and the rocky coastline of the Great Ocean Road before ending your tour in Melbourne.

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Itinerary

Make sure you arrive the night before as you will be picked up early for your six day journey to Alice Springs. You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.30am where our Top End adventure begins as 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.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim 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 leads us to Jim 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.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

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 where overnight hostel accommodation is included.  

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00am and then 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 or paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost) before retiring to our campsite nearby.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

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 Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

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 lays south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs.  

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

Enjoy a day in the small township of Alice Springs.

From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru – 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.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for a 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 ½ hours. We relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our adrenalin Plus options.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today we set out 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.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible change of scenery. We’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town. 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!  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

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 red gum trees..  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide.  

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

We escape the city and cruise through the scenic Adelaide Hills with a morning stop to grab a bite to eat and a tea or coffee. We stop for lunch before entering Halls Gap, gateway to the famed Grampians National Park. At around dusk, when wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos, cockatoos and kookaburras, come out to play, we walk (an easy 1 hour) through rocky outcrops and forests to The Balconies, another stunning geological formation. Tonight, we sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the heart of the Grampians.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

We wake up and hike 2 hours to The Pinnacle, probably the finest viewpoint in the Grampians. We visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the local Aboriginal history, before departing this wondrous place. For lunch, we stop somewhere truly spectacular: The Tower Hill Reserve, home to wetlands, a lake, abundant wildlife and a dormant volcano. The magnificent Great Ocean Road beckons! We stop at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. For many, the most amazing sight is the famed Twelve Apostles. You can even view these sights aboard a helicopter flight (extra cost). This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. Tonight, we stay in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We start our final day with an easy walk through the Great Otway National Park, which boasts some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. Sections of the Great Ocean Road were carved through cliffs by servicemen returning after World War I, and offer some of the most impressive coastal roads you’ll ever see. You can take a quick dip in the ocean or explore the artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. You can watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of the surf brand outlets Rip Curl and Quicksilver) before making our way to The Big City where your trip ends. Ask us about Melbourne accommodation or your onward travel! Where will you go next?

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

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Important Information

  • Departs:

    Darwin accommodation from 6.00am on Day 1.

  • Ends:

    Melbourne at 7:00pm approximately on Day 16

  • Departure Dates: 

    This tour departs weekly on Wednesdays

  • Extra Costs: 

    $25 National park fee (payable locally in cash or by card when reconfirming your tour)

    $30 Sleeping bag hire (Or bring your own!)

Darwin to Melbourne

During tours and activities you will be led by an experienced guide.

Free Days are self-guided.

Most passengers will be between the ages of 18 and 39. Passengers must be aged over 18 years.

If this is not you please contact us and we can custom build a package that suits your needs.

This package departs all year round.

Please Note that temperatures during the Summer season (Nov-Feb) may reach 45 degrees centigrade.

You may bring a maximum of 20kg plus a day pack.

Large luggage will be kept in the trailer during the day.

Swags are included for camping nights. Camping is at regular campsites with onsite facilities.

Sleeping bags and dome tents can be hired upon request.

*Double and Single upgrades are for hostel nights in Adelaide only. It is possible to upgrade the tour accommodation and some camping nights. Please contact us for a quote.

Please contact us if you require any further information.

Pricing

Dorm/Camp

$2345
  • Standard 6-8 Share

Double/Twin/Camp

$2445
  • Must be booked in quantities of 2

Single/Camp

$2645
  • Private room