Duration: 14 nights escorted tour
Price from: £4375pp
Adelaide 1 night
Flinders Ranges 1 night
Port Augusta 1 night
Coober Pedy 1 night
Uluru 2 nights
King's 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 before dinner with your fellow travellers.
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, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Finally, visit Wadlata Outback Centre.
Day 4 Port Augusta/Coober Pedy: Visit Woomera, then travel to isolated Coober Pedy, Australia's opal capital! After an opal demonstration visit an underground church and home.
Day 5 Coober Pedy/Uluru: Cross into the Northern Territory and on to Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park.Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over this renowned natural landmark.
Day 6 Uluru: Rise early to see a majestic Red Centre sunrise. Morning tour of Uluru’s base before a self-guided stroll 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. Continue to spectacular Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
Day 7 Uluru/King’s Canyon: Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring King’s Canyon, with its ancient and soaring red rock walls. A rim walk will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park or a shorter more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed.
Day 8 King’s Canyon/Alice Springs: Travel across vast cattle properties to glimpse the expansive Outback. InAlice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill.
Day 9 Alice Springs: Learn about the Arrernte People at Alice Springs Desert Park. Then, after gaining an insight into the endangered animals of the Red Centre continue to the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening enjoy a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre.
Day 10 Alice Springs/Tennant Creek: Visit the School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast to children living in remote locations. Later, travel north to view vast and varied landscapes*fascinating cultural insights*watch for incredible birds and wildlife the intriguing Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles). End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town.
Day 11 Tennant Creek/Katherine: Travel north and visit quirky Daly Waters Pub for a cooling beer at lunchtime (own expense). Continue to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Travel on to Katherine.
Day 12 Katherine/Kakadu: Join your local guide on a serene early morning cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Then, journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its stunning variety of birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.
Day 13 Kakadu/Darwin: This morning visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, which affords magnificent views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments. 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, pausing to examine the amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls then continue to tropical Wangi Falls for a relaxing swim in the large waterhole before returning to Darwin. This evening join your travel director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner cruise.
Day 15 Darwin: All too soon, it’s time to bid farewell to new friends as the tour concludes after breakfast.
Departures: On specific dates. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: In 3*Plus hotels.
Meals: Breakfast. Dinner is also included on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 14..
Tour price: The price shown for this AAT Kings tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes accommodation, sightseeing as outlined, airport transfers and services of a tour guide. Price excludes international flights.