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  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Make your own wine in Coonawarra
  • Paint your own souvenir boomerang
The Outback Adventure tour starts in Melbourne and ends in Darwin. The Outback Adventure is an Explorer tour that takes 20 days taking you from Melbourne to Darwin and through other destinations in Australia.

Natural wonders a-go-go. On this trip you’ll travel the Great Ocean Road, see The Grampians and Flinders Ranges and get up close with Uluṟu itself. Katherine and the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks will get ticked off the list, too. Cameras at the ready for this one.
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It’s not called the ‘Great’ Ocean Road for nothing! Get snappy over the 12 Apostles before chilling out tonight.
Meals
  • Dinner
Others
  • Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see sunset at the 12 Apostles
Today we’ll explore the Grampians and the Loch Ard Gorge. Visit Brambuk Cultural Centre and learn about the traditional landowners (he Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjal people), hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Paint your own souvenir boomerang
Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. Tonight, catch some shut eye in the Old Mount Gambier Gaol.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls
Check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before stopping off at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard for a wine class. Afterwards: Adelaide.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Make your own wine in Coonawarra
With heaps of bars and an awesome live music scene, your day in Adelaide is likely to pass by in a flash. Best get a move on!
Meals
  • Breakfast
On our way to the Flinders Ranges, we'll stop off at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. Word has it that if you whisper something at one end of the wall, it can be heard allllll the way over on the other side! After giving it a try, it’s off to a local pub for dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Mountains? Yep. Gorges? Uh-huh. Creeks? You betcha. Rivers? Why, of course! Flinders Ranges National Park has EVERYTHING. Today we'll take a hike at Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Ulu?u.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Others
  • Wilpena Pound guided walk
Destination: Coober Pedy, where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Today we’ll embark on a gem of an opal mine tour and pay a visit to a kangaroo orphanage. Prepare for cuteness overload!

Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the overnight underground stay.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Opal mine and town tour
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage
Cracked, dry and barren, Moon Plain is like something from another world. We'll cross it on our way to Alice Springs (just remember to close the gate on 5,614 km of dingo fence on your way out).
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today it's off to Uluru for a guided walking tour and a glass of bubbles as the glow of the sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, pink, purple and blue. Tonight, it's BBQ time.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Experience sunset at Uluru
Dust off those walking boots as we take on Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a hike through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight, we sleep in swags. Zip up tight!

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Walk the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta
  • Swag under the stars at Kings Creek Station
Get your hiking boots on! This morning we’ll be tackling the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon (aptly named ‘Heart Attack Hill’). Believe us, it’s worth the effort! We’re talking age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City… and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden will make today even more awesome. After a stop off to grab some lunch, we’ll head back to Alice Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Visit the Garden of Eden
Get your hiking boots on! This morning we’ll be tackling the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon (aptly named ‘Heart Attack Hill’). Believe us, it’s worth the effort! We’re talking age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City… and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden will make today even more awesome. After a stop off to grab some lunch, we’ll head back to Alice Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Visit the Garden of Eden
You’ve got a free day to spend however you please in Alice Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Cheerio, Alice – today it’s up and onwards to Tennant Creek. Along the way, we’ll make a pit stop at the Devils Marbles, a collection of huuuuuge, millions-of-years-old granite boulders. Fill up that camera roll!
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Visit the Devils Marbles
First up: a visit to the palm-fringed Mataranka Hot Springs, where you can bathe in warm waters of a clear thermal pool. Then: kick off those shoes and prepare to get unexpectedly competitive as we roll the jack in Katherine. Also today: a stop at the legendary (and supposedly haunted) Daly Waters pub. In the mood for a brewski?
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Others
  • Lawn bowls
  • Visit Daly Waters historic pub
  • Mataranka Hot Springs
Wanna get up close and personal with some of Mother Nature’s finest work? Great! A cruise along the Nitmiluk Gorge and a visit to the idyllic Edith Falls should do the trick...
Meals
  • Breakfast
Transport
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
Others
  • Visit Edith Falls
After a quick stop in Pine Creek this morning, we’ll make tracks to the Warradjan Cultural Centre for an insight into Aboriginal traditions and history. Later, we’ll check out the ancient paintings at the Burrungkuy Rock Art site. Amazing!
Meals
  • Breakfast
Others
  • Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Visit Burrungkuy Rock Art site
First up today: a cruise along the World Heritage-listed East Alligator River. Afterwards, prepare to be wowed – we’re off to check out some more incredible Aboriginal Rock Art. Quick fact: some paintings are up to 20,000 years old. Take a moment to let that sink in! This afternoon, learn some more about Kakadu at the Bowali Cultural Centre, then take in some awesome views of the Mamukala Wetlands.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Transport
  • Guluyambi Cruise
Others
  • Visit Ubirr Rock Art site
  • Visit Bowali Cultural Centre
After a stop at the ancient rock pools of Buley Rock Hole, we’ll share a farewell lunch together al fresco. There’s still just enough time to squeeze in Florence Falls and some towering termite mounds before we get to Darwin, where we’ll say goodbye – unless you wanna stick around?
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Others
  • Visit Buley Rock Hole
  • Visit Florence Falls
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in motels, 9 nights in hotels, 1 night in a swag
Meals
  • 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Activities
  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Make your own wine in Coonawarra
  • Paint your own souvenir boomerang
  • Visit Grampians National Park
  • Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls
  • Visit Litchfield National Park
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage in Coober Pedy
  • Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park
  • Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see sunset at the 12 Apostles
  • Visit the Flinders Ranges
  • Experience sunset and sunrise over Uluṟu
  • Walk the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuṯa
Others
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Melbourne and from Darwin are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Outback Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 20 days
Tour Type Group Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Melbourne, Australia/ Darwin, Australia
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A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 42 days before departure. For any departures within 06 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Outback Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Outback Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Outback Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 42 days of departure.
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