All about the 13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu

Travel up the middle of Australia through the outback on our Darwin to Adelaide 13 day adventure tour. Experience sunsets and sunrises that will take your breath away and enjoy hiking and camping, travelers dream adventure.

Highlights on our 13 day Darwin to Adelaide tour are plentiful. Leaving Darwin and heading out to Kakadu National Park first you will hike to and swim in some amazing waterfalls. Litchfield National Park is the next stop short hikes and more swimming in abundance. Then you will head right down the center of Australia to Katherine Gorge, Mataranka hot springs, Daly Waters and the Devils Marbles.

Once in the small outback town of Alice Springs, you stay for the night before heading out to Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park.We make our way out to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and then Kings Canyon. Where you will spend two days hiking and exploring our most famous landmarks in Australia. Here is where you tick off that bucket list item, the sunset at Uluru. Watch in amazement as you see the colors changing on the rock.

Then its time to continue the journey south down to South Australia we stop at the underground town of Coober Pedy, here you can see what makes this opal mining town so unique. You get the opportunity to stay in an underground house yourself, just like the locals in Coober Pedy. for your last day on tour, you will hike in the magnificent Flinders Ranges before we finish in Adelaide.

We are all about adventure and getting involved here at Real Aussie Adventures. This tour is very active and we get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.

On our tour walking and hiking in Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon you will need a good level of fitness.

Kakadu National Park: Good level of fitness is required for Gunlom Falls and Jim Jim Falls
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for the four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.

This tour departs Darwin on Wednesdays, as it's our most popular overland adventure tour here at Real Aussie Adventures make sure you book well in advance.

13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu
Tour itinerary - 14 Days

  • Day 1 Darwin to Kakadu National Park
    The first stop on your adventure is the Mary River Wetlands, renowned for the 250 bird species that can be found here and the highest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the Southern Hemisphere. To get the best understanding of the area you will take an informative private two-hour cruise (included) along the Mary River where you can spot ‘crocs’ and other wildlife.

    Your introduction to Kakadu National Park is at the South Alligator River where you will also have lunch. The Bowali Visitor Centre is a good place to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts before your late afternoon arrival at Ubirr. At Ubirr you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide. Here you will learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. Tonight enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at our private campsite at Cooinda. (L,D)
  • Day 2 Kakadu National Park to Litchfield National Park
    This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast and departing camp, we travel off road to the majestic Twin and Jim Falls* for a day of adventure and exploration. Traveling 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. Afterward we stay off the beaten track where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders lead us to 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. (BLD)
  • Day 3 Litchfield National Park to Darwin
    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 (overnight accommodation included – dinner at own expense). (BL)
  • Day 4 Darwin to Katherine (via Nitmiluk National Park)
    You will be collected from your Darwin accommodation at approximately 6.00 am. 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, paddle a canoe (seasonal) through the peaceful water or a breathtaking scenic flight over the Gorge System (all optional and at additional cost) before journeying to our nearby campsite. (LD)
  • Day 5 Katherine to Banka Banka (via Mataranka)
    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 Cattle Station where we camp for the night. (BLD)
  • Day 6 Banka Banka to Alice Springs
    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 lies south of this point) then a short time later we arrive into Alice Springs. Overnight hostel accommodation is included, dinner is at own expense. (BL)
  • Day 7 Alice Springs
    A day of leisure to either relax or explore the Red Centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals are at your own expense. Hostel accommodation is included.
  • Day 8 Alice Springs to Uluru
    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.(LD)
  • Day 9 Kata Tjuta
    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 such as Skydiving over Uluru! (BLD)
  • Day 10 Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park)
    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. (BLD)
  • Day 11 Coober Pedy
    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! (BLD)
  • Day 12 Flinders Ranges
    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. (BLD)
  • Day 13 Alligator Gorge
    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.. (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
Explore down the middle of Australia without putting a huge dent in your wallet. Get out and see Australia’s Outback with this budget conscious package! On our Darwin to Adelaide adventure, you can expect to hike, help with food preparation and camp along the way. So perfect for an adventure traveler.

13 Day Darwin To Adelaide Tour Package including Uluru and Kakadu Price information AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: DA13
$1861
Camping 8 nts/ Dorm 4 nts.
$2365
Camping 7 nts / Backpacker Twin/Double 5 nts.
$2810
Camping 7nts/ Backpacker Single 5 nts.
$2031
Camping 8 nights/ Dorm 4 nights. For travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
$2585
Camping 7 nights / Backpacker Twin/Double 5 nights. For travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
$2995
Camping 7 nights / Backpacker Single 5 nights. For travel April 1 2019 to March 31 2020
Local fees payable
$52.50
National park fee local payment. Travel until October 2018

Departure information

Starts

Wednesdays year-round at 6.30am from central Darwin accommodation.

Ends
Adelaide


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • 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.  Its a combination of our 6 days 5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, 2 nights in Alice Springs and our 6 days 5 nights Alice Springs to Darwin tour.
  • Camping/dorm customers will spend 4 nights in a dorm, 2 nights camping in swags and pop-up tents, 2 nights in permanent safari tents and 4 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 4 nights in a private room (3 nights private facilities, 1 night shared facilities), 1 night in a cabin (shared facilities), 4 nights camping in swags and pop-up dome tents and 3 nights in permanent safari tents (shared facilities)
  • Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together.
  • Sleeping bag hire is available for all customers for a $30 payment to the guide in Darwin. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at the time of booking.
  • Passengers are required to pay $52.50 per person for Kakadu and Kata Tjuta and Uluru National Park fees to their guide on departure until 31 March 2019.  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.
  • Ideal for those 18- 40 years old, we do except those older and families on a case by case basis, so please let us know when booking. 
  • We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour so the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Check here to get a quote.
  • The above itinerary Day 8 to Day 13 is based on the season from April through to October when the weather is mild. If you are travelling in our summer months from November to March we have a revised itinerary due to our heat management strategy. You will only spend one night at Yulara, second night is at Kings Creek Station, the third night is at Kulgera, Erldunda or Bush Camp. The remainder of the itinerary remains the same from here. No activities will be missed. See more here at Revised Adelaide to Alice 6 day Tour Summer Itinerary.

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