Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
6 Aug 19
Destination
Adelaide, Australia
Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto Darwin in the Top End. These quintessentially Australian vast and varied landscapes will astound you, as you visit the rugged Flinders Ranges, iconic Uluru and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Taste sparkling wine while watching the magnificent Uluru sunset
  • Swim beneath Litchfield’s pristine waterfalls
  • Enjoy quality accommodation throughout the tour

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
14 night’s quality accommodation
Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
Airport transfers (see flight information in the Fine Print)
24 meals: 14 Full buffet breakfasts, 1 Be My Guest dinner, 8 Dinners with wine and 1 Farewell Dinner

TRAVEL DATE
  • 6 Aug 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Welcome to Adelaide / Meals: Dinner with wine
  • Day 2 Adelaide – Flinders Ranges  / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 3 Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 4 Port Augusta – Coober Pedy / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 5 Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta  / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7 Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon  / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 8 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 9 Alice Springs / Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner
  • Day 10 Alice Springs – Tenant Creek  / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 11 Tenant Creek – Katherine / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 12 Katherine – Kakadu  / Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wine
  • Day 13 Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 14 Litchfield National Park  / Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Day 15 Farewell from Darwin  / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Adelaide: Stamford Plaza Adelaide
  • Wilpena Pound: Wilpena Pound Resort
  • Port Augusta: Majestic Oasis Apartments
  • Coober Pedy: Desert Cave Hotel
  • Ayers Rock: Desert Gardens Hotel
  • Kings Canyon: Kings Canyon Resort
  • Alice Springs: Mercure Alice Springs Resort
  • Tenant Creek: Bluestone Motor Inn
  • Katherine: Paraway Motel
  • Jabiru: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
  • Darwin: Mantra on the Esplanade

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 6 Aug 2019.
  • Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport.
  • Day 15: Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.
  • Excludes: flights, visa, meals not mentioned, travel insurance, items of a personal nature

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the ‘City of Churches’. One of the few Australian cities to not have convict history, Adelaide was established in 1836 as a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Meet the traders and share the history and secrets of this 140-year-old icon. This evening, relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill. MEALS: Dinner with wine.
2

Adelaide - Flinders Ranges

Today travel to the rolling hills of the charmingly secluded Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Jesuit-owned Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest existing winery. Explore the picturesque grounds and St. Aloysius Church, and take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the magnificent Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. Pass the intriguing ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emu on the plains as dusk draws near.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
3

Wilpena Pound - 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, where a wall of mountains almost completely encircles the gently-sloping interior of the formation. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, known for its beautiful historic railway station. Your final destination today is Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dinner at a local restaurant.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
4

Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

Today visit Woomera, an isolated experimental ground used for testing rockets throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Then travel through salt-lake country and observe the transformation to a stark, barren landscape as you near isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world because of the quantity of precious opals mined there. Coober Pedy is world renowned for its underground residences, called ‘dugouts’, which are built in this fashion due to the extreme daytime heat. View an opal demonstration with a local guide, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
5

Coober Pedy - Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory today and continue to dual World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Archaeological findings indicate that humans settled in the area more than 10,000 years ago. Uluru is sacred to the local Indigenous inhabitants and is thought to have begun forming around 550 million years ago. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set at Australia’s most renowned natural landmark and witness the spectacular phenomenon of the changing colours of the massive sandstone monolith.
MEALS: Breakfast.
6

Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta

Rise early this morning to experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided stroll around its eleven-kilometre perimeter, or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter, and you’ll also learn about the area’s flora and fauna and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon’s journey takes you to superb Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock. The domes are thought to have originally been one huge piece of rock, much like Uluru, that has weathered over millions of years to an intriguing series of individual formations. Watch a magnificent sunset while you enjoy sparkling wine.
MEALS: Breakfast.
7

Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon

Leave Ayers Rock this morning to travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon. 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. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway, and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Continue to Kings Canyon, a deep, narrow valley cut into the Earth over millennia by running water. Its ancient red rock walls soar 100 metres above Kings Creek to a plateau of rocky domes. The Creek winds through the floor of the gorge, where there is also a permanent waterhole surrounded by lush plant life. Considered one of the best and most varied walks in central Australia, the 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed and leads to a lookout point affording excellent views of the towering canyon walls.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
8

Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

Travelling past seemingly-deserted cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the enormous magnitude of the Australian Outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide. It’s the original site of the rst European settlement in central Australia, and was one of twelve stations along the Overland Telegraph Line, which revolutionised communications on the island continent and connected Australia with the rest of the world. Later, drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’.
MEALS: Breakfast
9

Alice Springs

After breakfast this morning, join a local Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People. In the Nocturnal House, learn about the endangered animals of the Red Centre. Then enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey show. Continue to the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this iconic facility has provided emergency medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia since 1928. This evening, join the Falzon family for a Be My Guest home-cooked barbecue dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture. MEALS: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner.
10

Alice Springs - Tenant Creek

Before leaving Alice Springs this morning, visit the School of the Air to learn how children living in the vast Outback receive their education via radio and internet technology. Then travel north, stopping to visit Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing series of precariously-balanced granite boulders. Later, settle into your accommodation at the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
11

Tenant Creek - Katherine

Today you’ll travel north, visiting the quirky Daly Waters Pub at lunchtime. Continue to Mataranka, where you can visit a replica of the original Elsey Homestead used in the filming of the Australian classic ‘We of the Never Never’. A swim in the crystal-clear warm waters of Mataranka thermal springs under the dappled light of the paperbark and palm forest is a must-do for travellers. Journey on to Katherine for the night.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
12

Katherine - Kakadu

This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land while you catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife and learn about the traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its stunning variety of birdlife including sea eagles, brolgas and tiny, brilliantly-hued kingfishers. You’ll also see estuarine crocodiles basking in the shallows and on the sandy banks.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner with wine
13

Kakadu - Darwin Included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock-art sites. Walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, which affords magnificent views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments. This afternoon in Darwin, choose from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema, run by the Darwin Film Society during the Dry.
MEALS: Breakfast.
14

Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the amazing termite mounds that are aligned north-south to minimise exposure to the sun. Stop to view Florence Falls, a double-plunge waterfall leading to a popular swimming-hole. Venture on to Wangi Falls for an opportunity to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Darwin Harbour Cruise Farewell Dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast and farewell dinner.
15

Farewell from Darwin

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
The Outback is in a part of our backyard that should be visited! Rather than travelling to far foreign countries, you have the opportunity to discover during this tour the unique beauty and diversity of Outback landscapes from Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon to Alice Springs and Litchfield National Park.
FLIGHT 
  • From Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or any other city, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Tigerair are the main airlines that will enable you to travel to Adelaide and from Darwin to your home city.
  • You should arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport and depart anytime from Darwin Airport at the end of your tour!
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TRANSFER 
  • All transfers are included in the deal!
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
  • Read more CLICK HERE
WEATHER
  • In the arid zone (the largest outback climate), there are long, hot summers that last from around October through to mid-March. The average maximum temperature for January is often 35 degrees or more. 
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
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Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
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