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Adelaide 1 night
Flinders Ranges 1 night
Port Augusta 1 night
Coober Pedy 1 night
Uluru 2 nights
Kings Canyon 1 night
Alice Springs 2 nights
Tenant Creek 1 night
Katherine 1 night
Kakadu 1 night
Darwin 2 nights
Day 1 Adelaide: Arrive into Adelaide and this afternoon explore the city sights before you join a local food expert for a guided tour of Adelaide Central Market.
Day 2 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges: Travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest winery in the region. Later, travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre.
Day 3 Flinders Ranges/Port Augusta: Walk with your travel director to Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound; you may see wild emus and kangaroos grazing along the riverbank. Journey through Pitchi Richi Pass, and historic Quorn on your way to Port Augusta. Finally, visit Wadlata Outback Centre.
Day 4 Port Augusta/Coober Pedy: Visit Woomera, then travel to isolated Coober Pedy, Australia's opal capital! Visit an underground church and home before an opal demonstration.
Day 5 Coober Pedy/Uluru: Cross into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual World Heritage listed National Park to watch the sun set over the western horizon, admiring the changing colours.
Day 6 Uluru: See the Red Centre set alight by the sun's first rays. After sunrise, tour the base of Uluru with a self-guided stroll around the base or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before you visit spectacular Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, before taking in a magnificent outback sunset.
Day 7 Uluru/King's Canyon: En route to King's Canyon Resort marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner). This afternoon, enjoy a rim walk exploration of King's Canyon, for far reaching views which give a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the canyon floor is available.
Day 8 King's Canyon/Alice Springs: Travel across vast cattle properties to glimpse the expansive Outback. In Alice Springs visit the Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill.
Day 9 Alice Springs: Learn about the Arrernte People from a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park. Then, after a captivating Birds of Prey presentation, continue to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening enjoy a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner.
Day 10 Alice Springs/Tenant Creek: Stop at the School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast to children living in remote locations. Later, travel north stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well to visit Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles). End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town.
Day 11 Tenant Creek/Katherine: Travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub for a cooling ale at lunchtime (own expense). Continue to Mataranka, 'Land of the Never Never', or, you may take the palm lined walkway for a swim in the famous thermal springs – a bit of a must do! Travel on to Katherine.
Day 12 Katherine/Kakadu: Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn, and keep an eye out for the resident crocodiles. Continue to Kakadu National Park via Pine Creek. On arrival, cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong during which you should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers, as well as the feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land (additional expense).
Day 13 Kakadu/Darwin: This morning visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years, then climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views - you may recognise the location from the film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon on arrival in Darwin, you can choose from a range of sightseeing experiences. You could visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Markets for a spectacular sunset over the Timor Sea where you'll enjoy dinner; visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure or even sit back and relax at Darwin's famous Deckchair Cinema.
Day 14 Litchfield National Park: Travel to Litchfield National Park, stopping at the amazing termite mounds and then Florence Falls. Continue to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large crystal clear waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening join your travel director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.
Day 15 Darwin: All too soon, it's time to bid farewell to new friends as the tour concludes after breakfast.
14 nights escorted coach tour from £3750pp
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