Duration: 14 nights escorted tour
Price from: £4999pp
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: Fly to Adelaide.
Day 2 Adelaide: On arrive you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon see the city sights before you join a local food expert for a guided tour of Adelaide Central Market followed by dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 3 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges: Drive through the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, drive through the Flinders Ranges to the remarkable Wilpena Pound.
Day 4 Flinders Ranges/Port Augusta: Walk to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout for incredible views of Wilpena Pound, watching for wild emus and kangaroos grazing by the river. Travel onwards through historic Quorn to Port Augusta and visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.
Day 5 Port Augusta/Coober Pedy: Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera, then travel through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded as the opal capital of the world! After an opal demonstration, tour some of the town’s iconic underground buildings.
Day 6 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 7 Uluru: Rise early to witness a majestic sunrise. A tour of Uluru’s base follows before 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 Kata Tjuta.
Day 8 Uluru/King’s Canyon: Travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring King’s Canyon. A rim walk rewards you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park or a shorter more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed to a lookout point.
Day 9 King’s Canyon/Alice Springs: As you travel across 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 messages were relayed.
Day 10 Alice Springs: Join an Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park for an insight to the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People. Continue to the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and this evening enjoy a home cooked gourmet BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre.
Day 11 Alice Springs/Tennant Creek: Visit the School of the Air where lessons are broadcast to children living in remote locations. Later, travel north to see the intriguing Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles) and end the day at Tennant Creek, a former gold mining town.
Day 12 Tennant Creek/Katherine: Call into 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.
Day 13 Katherine/Kakadu: Begin with a tranquil cruise along the Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Then, journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its birdlife and crocodiles.
Day 14 Kakadu/Darwin: This morning 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, you can choose from a range of sightseeing experiences. Perhaps visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market for dinner or, head to Crocosaurus Cove and explore at your leisure.
Day 15 Litchfield National Park: Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls then venture on to Wangi Falls for a swim in the large waterhole. Return to Darwin for a farewell dinner.
Day 16 Darwin: Bid farewell to new friends as the tour concludes.
Departures: On specific dates. Please ask for details.
Accommodation: In 3*Plus hotels.
Meals: Breakfast. Dinner is also included on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 15.
Tour price: The price shown for this AAT Kings tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, accommodation, sightseeing as outlined, airport transfers and services of a tour guide.
The itinerary is based on departures between Apr-Sep 20 and may vary for other dates.