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15 Day AAT Kings Outback Adventure

15 days 14 nights
Adelaide to Darwin
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Delve a little deeper into Australia's 'Red Centre' on this 15 day journey from Adelaide to Darwin. Enjoy days spent discovering the extremes of the country’s colours, culture, and wildlife. Witness the sunset on Uluru, the balancing boulders of Karlu-Karlu, and the incredible flora and fauna of Kakadu National Park on a Yellow River Cruise.

This Tour Also Features

  • Adelaide Central Market Tour

  • Visit to School of the Air

  • Yellow Water Cruise

  • Darwin city tour

  • Darwin Harbour Cruise

  • Knappstein Enterprise Winery wine tasting

  • Wadlata Outback Centre

  • Coober Pedy underground tour and opal demonstration

  • Uluru sunset experience

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility

  • Arrernte People indigenous cultural experience

  • 14 breakfasts, 9 dinners, 1 special dinner

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Itinerary
Day One - G'day and welcome to Adelaide
Tour day 1
15 Day AAT Kings Outback Adventure - Day 1
Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of this picturesque city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant 140-year-old Adelaide Central Market where you’ll meet the traders and sample some local culinary delights. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception at Luna10 Bar, and dinner at Koomo Restaurant and Bar with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Dinner
Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city’s tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End— Adelaide’s sweet spot— close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval.

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Day Two - Your journey starts with wine tasting and art on your way to the Flinders Ranges
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Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at the historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre.

Accommodation: Wilpena Pound Resort
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Wilpena Pound Resort is spectacularly located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality, stop and stay awhile as you soak up the incredible beauty of one of the earth’s oldest landscapes.

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Day Three - Head to the 'Crossroads' of Port Augusta, a famous starting point of many iconic Australian journeys
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Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before venturing out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Majestic Oasis Apartments
Accommodation type: Apartments
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Majestic Oasis Apartments is perfectly positioned overlooking the waters of the Upper Spencer Gulf in sunny Port Augusta, only 3 hours drive North of Adelaide in South Australia. The property comprises 75 self-contained serviced apartments.

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Day Four - Journey to Coober Pedy to discover its unique underground buildings and of course, opals
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Port Augusta to 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. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

Accommodation: Desert Cave Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
For the best in Outback Accommodation and Tours - an experience of a lifetime. The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas - all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy.

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Day Five - Witness the sunset over Uluru as you settle into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Coober Pedy to Uluru

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, 'Sunset Strip'. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned.

Accommodation: Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

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Day Six - Learn about the meanings of Aboriginal rock paintings and the region's native flora and fauna
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Uluru Sunrise to Kata Tjuta

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning's first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You'll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You'll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles.

Accommodation: Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

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Day Seven - Explore Kings Canyon and learn about how Australia's wild camels at Kings Creek Station
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Uluru to Kings Canyon

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast, you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don't want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.

Accommodation: Kings Canyon Resort
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Retreat to the luxury of Kings Canyon Resort after an active day of hiking through the rugged terrain of Watarrka National Park. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon. Naturally, the Kings Canyon Resort has been built to blend in harmoniously with the surround.

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Day Eight - Pass the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges and the historic Telegraph Station on your way into Alice Springs
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Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs.

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill.

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Day Nine - Learn about the culture of the Arrernte People and the Royal Flying Doctor Service as you explore more of Alice Springs
Tour day 9
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Alice Springs

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember!

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner
Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill.

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Day Ten - Witness a lesson from the School of the Air, an true Australian icon before exploring Karlu-Karlu
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Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Your first stop is School of the Air to witness a live classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres. These children live in remote locations that would otherwise have no access to public education. Continue north, stopping at interesting Wycliffe Well where you need to keep your eye out for a UFO. The next stop is Karlu-Karlu (Devils Marbles) where you'll explore the precariously balanced boulders. End the day at Tennant Creek, an old gold mining town along the Stuart Highway.

Accommodation: Bluestone Motor Inn
Accommodation type: Motels
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
The Bluestone Motor Inn is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse nature and culture of the Australian outback. Bluestone is the perfect place to stay at the halfway mark along the track from Alice Springs to Darwin and back, or coming west from Mt. Isa.

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Day Eleven - Travel through the 'Never Never' on your way to Katherine
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Tennant Creek to Katherine

Today you'll travel north and visit eccentric Daly Waters Historic Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, ‘Land of the Never Never’. At Mataranka you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead, used in the filming of ‘We of the Never Never’, an autobiographical film about Jeannie Gunn’s life in the Outback. 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 for the night.

Accommodation: Contour Hotel Katherine
Accommodation type: Hotel 3 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Contour Hotel Katherine is situated near Katharine town centre, and offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for intrepid travellers.

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Day Twelve - Get ready to discover the incredible wildlife of Kakadu on your Yellow River Cruise
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Katherine to Kakadu National Park

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. We recommend treating yourself to a mango smoothie along the way! Travel deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a stunning variety of birdlife such as sea eagles, brolgas and with any luck, fascinating little kingfishers. You'll also see feared estuarine crocodiles basking in the muddy shallows.

Accommodation: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
The indigenous owned luxury accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu's most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Relax in the recently refurbished rooms, unwind in your private courtyard, by the shaded outdoor pool or take in the landscaped interior garden view from the balcony.

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Day Thirteen - Tour through landscapes made famous by the Crocodile Dundee on your way into Darwin
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Kakadu National Park to Darwin

This morning you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Later visit Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for spectacular views over the flood plains and escarpment country. You may recognise the location from the famous Australian film, Crocodile Dundee! This afternoon you will arrive in tropical Darwin. After a brief tour around Darwin, the evening is free to explore. We highly recommend you explore the popular Mindil Markets for dinner and to watch a famous top end sunset over the beach.

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast
Overlooking the Darwin Esplanade and Darwin Harbour, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin is 2 km from Mindil Beach, 3 km from Darwin Convention Centre and 12 km from Darwin International Airport.

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Day Fourteen - Explore Litchfield National Park, with it's towering Magnetic Termite Mounds and picturesque waterfalls
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Litchfield National Park

Today travel to Litchfield National Park. You’ll stop at the amazing Termite Mounds and then Florence Falls to view the famous waterfalls from a high vantage point. Venture on 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 on board a Darwin Harbour Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sun set over Darwin and the surrounding area – it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure.

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin
Accommodation type: Hotel 4 star
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overlooking the Darwin Esplanade and Darwin Harbour, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin is 2 km from Mindil Beach, 3 km from Darwin Convention Centre and 12 km from Darwin International Airport.

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Day Fifteen - Your outback adventure has come to and end and it is time to continue on your onward journey
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Farewell from Darwin

Bid Farewell to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your journey comes to an end.

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