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Australia: Your Outback Adventure

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*This experience runs on selected days – (Prices may vary according to departure dates)
*Rooms are en-suite and twin where possible. If you are a solo traveler, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex 

11 days of Aussie wilderness from Alice Springs to Darwin

Visiting 1 country: Australia

Nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of Uluṟu. Catch your breath and take in red rocks, wide open spaces, lush rainforest and wildlife wherever you look on this epic trip. Learn about Aboriginal life and get refreshed in the waterfalls and natural pools of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. Yeah, it’s good to be you.

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Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

After meeting the crew in Alice Springs, we’ll make tracks to Yulara and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (the home of the big red rock itself). Tonight: raise a glass and watch the sun go down over the most iconic Aussie landmark. Wow.

Day 2: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

After seeing Uluru at sunrise, we’ve got a base walk to look forward to next. Then, there’s loads of awesome optional activities. Anyone for a helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour?

Day 3: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon

Today, we’ll move on to Kings Canyon. There’s plenty of time to do optional quad biking before we go all-out Outback with a sleep under the stars in custom swags.

Day 4: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Heads up – we’ll be tackling a serious set of 500 steps before we get to the shady oasis that is the Garden of Eden. It’ll be worth the climb, promise! When you’re all tuckered out, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs.

Day 5: Alice Springs

You’ve got a free day to spend however you please in Alice Springs.

Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

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!

Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine

It’s laidback. It’s outdoorsy. It’s an Aussie rite of passage. It could only be.. lawn bowls! Kick off those shoes and prepare to get unexpectedly competitive as we roll the jack after dinner with the friendly locals in Katherine. Also today: a stop at the legendary (and supposedly haunted) Daly Waters pub. In the mood for a brewski?

Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park

After a cruise along the Nitmiluk Gorge and a visit to the idyllic Edith Falls, it’s on to Kakadu for the next two nights. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Instagram-worthy scenery and, of course, heaps of local Indigenous culture.

Day 9: Kakadu

Keep your eyes peeled for crocs as we get a fascinating insight into Aboriginal culture cruising the East Alligator River.

Day 10: Kakadu to Litchfield National Park

Next up: Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed – today we’ll be checking out some ah-mazing Aboriginal Rock Art. Quick fact: some paintings are up to 20,000 years old. Take a moment to let that sink in!

Day 11: Litchfield National Park to Darwin

After stops at the stunning Florence Falls and the ancient rock pools of Buley Rock Hole, we’ll share a farewell lunch together al fresco. When we get to Darwin, it’s Splitsville – unless you wanna stick around?

Additional information

Country

Australia

Travel Style

IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, INTO THE WILD: ACTIVE/NATURE

Duration

1 Week +

Highlights

  • Visit Litchfield National Park
  • Experience the sunset and sunrise over Uluṟu
  • Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park

Accommodation

You will use a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hotels, hostels, motels, cabins, an overnight boat and even a traditional Maori marae! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a four-share, same sex basis.

If you are travelling with a friend and require twin or double accommodation, this is available at a small extra charge and can be requested at the time of booking.

Meals

Breakfasts are included each day (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast consists of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, a range of spreads, and fruit juice, tea or coffee. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions it may be available.

Included evening meals will be combination of those prepared by  Road Crew, local restaurants and places in which we stay.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Inclusions

  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • 2 nights in hostels, 5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in motels, 1 night in a swag
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew

 

Additional Info

This trip is a combination of the 5 Day Uluru Discovery and 5 Day Top End Discovery trips. This package includes internal flights – price may vary when booked inside 42 days before departure.

Group Size

Maximum 24

Transport

Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-fi

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Meet at 8am in Darwin

Finish time:
Approximately 4pm in Alice Springs

Age Restriction
Please note that this experience has a maximum age limit of 40

Optional Activities

On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money. None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by us, nor do they form part of your contract with us for your trip. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.

Please note: while we make every effort to keep these prices as accurate and up-to-date as possible, they are subject to change and in rare circumstances the actual price may vary slightly to what is published here.

Please note that optional activities and prices are subject to change.

Australia – Uluru
Scenic Helicopter Flight from € 95

Camel Express Tour € 50

Segway Tour € 95

Passenger Safety

One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following: 

When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Travelers if you become separated.

In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.

It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

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