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Outback Adventure - an AAT Kings Escorted Tour

  • Adelaide
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Kings Canyon
  • Alice Springs
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Darwin
  • Litchfield National Park
  • 14 nights from
  • £4,150 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1073

Holiday Overview

Outback Adventure - a superb Australia Escorted Tour

Discover the legendary Australian outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End. The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

Experience sunrise over Uluru on a two-night stay.

Experience Earth Sanctuary with the Falzon family.

Explore outback towns of Coober Pedy and Tennant Creek.

Enjoy handcrafted experiences touring Nitmiluk & Kakadu.

Outback Adventure - an AAT Kings Escorted Tour includes:

  • Transfers to and from Adelaide ( Before 12.30pm) and Darwin.
  • 14 nights accommodation - see itinerary
  • 14 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 8 dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Guide
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Day 1 - Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Included Meals: Dinner with wine

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Day 2 - Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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Day 3 - Wilpena Pound - Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through the historic town of Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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Day 4 - Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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Day 5 - Coober Pedy - Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6 - Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta

Rise early to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, take a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole where your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7 - Uluru - Kings Canyon

Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed, and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.

Featured accommodation

Kings Canyon Resort & Holiday Park

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Day 8 - Kings canyon - Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and learn how it relayed message between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 9 - Alice Springs

Join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Hear from brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest barbecue dinner

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Day 10 - Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

Visit the legendary School of the Air, then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu, an intriguing outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. You'll stay tonight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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Day 11 - Tennant Creek - Katherine

Call in to the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine.

Hotel: Paraway Motel Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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Day 12 - Katherine - Kakadu National Park

Travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Featured accommodation

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

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Day 13 - Kakadu - Darwin included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for views over the surrounding wetlands. This afternoon in Darwin, choose an Included Choice sightseeing experience. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner or visit Crocosaurus Cove to explore at your leisure.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 14 - Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. Join your Travel Director for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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Day 15 - Farewell from Darwin

Bid a fond farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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