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16-day Adelaide to Darwin  
Departs:  Wednesday, 24 July 2019    
Duration:  16  Days Tour Number: 2980    
Price: 
$5950p.p.
Travel Club $5653 Flight Included in Tour Cost
Single Supplement $1650
Deposit of $500p.p Due within 14 days to confirm booking  Balance Due 1 June , 2016
 
To return by Coach will be 20 days
Cost $6250
Travel Club $5953
Single Supplement $1900
   
 
 

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Tour Includes:
Includes Accommodation Meals B (Breakfast) ,D (Dinner) where marked
Entrance Fees and sightseeing as per itinerary
Coach one way from Adelaide to Darwin  Flight Returning to Adelaide  Aust wide will Book flights
 
 
Highlights:
Coober Pedy (Ayers Rock) Uluru, The Olgas, Desert Park, Katherine, Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise, Kakadu Yellow Waters Cruise,
 Jumping Croc Cruise, Darwin City Sights,  
 
Day 1:                    Adelaide - Port Augusta                       D
Your chauffeured car will pick you up from home for our 9.00 am departure. Today we start our trek to The Red Centre and right through to Darwin. Seeing some of the spectacular scenery that make this country the best to be in. Our first stop will be Port August where we take time out to wander through Wadlarta Outback Centre and The Arid Lands Botanic Gardens before checking into the motel
Acacia Ridge Motor Inn:08 8642 3377
 
Day 2:              Port Augusta - Coober Pedy            B D                                                
We pack the coach and make our way to Woomera for a morning break and have a look at the Missile Park. you can wander through Missile Park and gaze  at rockets on display. Time to move along to Glenambo for an early lunch. Driving the next leg of the day, arriving in Coober Pedy we visit the underground church and town lookout before checking into the motel
Accommodation Mud Hut Motel: 08 8672 3003
 
Day 3:                Coober Pedy - Uluru                         B,D
After breakfast we pack the coach and travel to Uluru passing such places as Cadney Homestead, Marla, Kulgera and Erldunda,  Arriving  at our accommodation for the next 2 nights
Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge  08 8957 7605
 
 Day 4                 The Olga’s - Uluru                                      B
After breakfast, we leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta  National Park as we travel to the “Olgas” to explore and wander the mystical domes. We experience a moderate walk into Walpa Gorge. Morning tea before Returning to Yulara for a lunch break. After lunch we visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre with its spectacular views, before re-joining the coach for a base tour of the rock including Mutitjulu Waterhole and learn the many Aboriginal Dreamtime legends, mythology & significance of Uluru and its unique flora & fauna. This evening we have a chance to view “The Rock” in all its glory at sunset.
 
Day 5              Ulluru -Kings Canyon                               B,D
We pack the coach and make our way out to Kings Canyon Resort with time to get ourselves organized in our accommodation. Once settled you may want to do one of the walks this afternoon or take a scenic flight in a helicopter over and around Kings Canyon, there is nothing like seeing it from the air. Late afternoon head over to the Sunset Viewing Platform and watch the canyon come alive with colour, as the sun dips behind Carmichael's Crag and the George Gill Range, watch the spellbinding changing colours of the sandstone and sky before the stars come out. It is a must do experience!We meander back for tonight's dinner Kings Canyon Resort 1800837 168
 
Day 6:           Kings Canyon - Alice Srings                    B,D
For the early risers and  explorers, the flat face and sheer drop of the canyon walls are inspiring in their size and stark natural beauty. We walk the canyon floor, as it follows Kings Creek where ancient plant life thrives, and through the Lost City filled with eerie domed rocks. We depart for Alice Springs arriving late afternoon, then to our accommodation, this will be our home for the next 4 nights.
Lasseters Casino 08 8950 7777
 
Day 7:      Alice Springs - MacDonnell Ranges            B,D
We tour into the red earth country where we explore part of the ancient weathered West MacDonnell Ranges.  We visit Simpson Gap National Park with its steep side ridges, huge Ghost Gums timbered creek flats and scenic rocky gaps. Our next stop is Standley Chasm a spectacular nine metre cleft in the West McDonnells. Walk through the valley with its sheer towering walls and pre-historic cycads. We return to Alice Springs, via the “Flynn of the Inland’s” grave, a monument to his life and work in creating the “Mantle of Safety” over outback Australia. This afternoon we visit the National Road Transport Hall of Fame. We see the first road train as well as much more. Time to make our way to our motel for a well earned rest before dinner . Tonight you are free to try one of the many restaurants at Lasseters
 
Day 8:                       Alice Springs                                       B
Today we familiarise  ourselves with Alice springs itself with a visit to the Old Telegraph Station dating back to 1872, once a repeater station on the Adelaide to Darwin Telegraph line. Returning to the city we take in ANZAC Hill Lookout giving us spectacular views over the city.  Lunch can be had in the city centre before we visit the Alice Springs Desert park with all it’s  natural flora and fauna  from the Red Centre Desert region, and enjoy a fascinating Birds Of Prey demonstration in the natural theatre. Tonight you are free to try one of the many restaurants at Lasseters
 
Day 9                    Alice Springs                                          B
Today we make our way to The Royal Flying Doctors. It will satisfy the most curious of mind. You can discover what it's like to be inside one of our aircraft and look inside a replica fuselage of a Pilatus PC12.There is a large display of historic medical equipment that would have been used on the RFDS flights of the past. A range of model airplanes used by RFDS will take you through the different aircraft used through the decades. The Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), has been brought back to life to tell the story of the foundation of the world famous aeromedical service.   We then call into the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. The National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame is one of two women’s museums in Australia, and was founded as a public museum for the purpose of recognising and honouring pioneering women who contributed to the development of Australia, we learn about Ordinary Women Extraordinary Lives, the story of Women at the Heart and more. We make our way to the city centre for lunch and the rest of the afternoon you are free to do as you wish .Tonight you are free to try one of the many restaurants at Lasseters
 
Day 10:                            Alice Springs - Tennant Creek        B,D
We farewell Alice Springs and travel along the Stuart Highway over the tropic of Capricorn  and past Mt Stuart The Geographical centre of Australia and onto Barrow Creek and stopping off at the Devils Marbles for a wander and a photo stop before arriving in Tennant Creek for our nights rest.
Bluestone Motor Inn  8962 2617
 
 
Day 11:           Tennant Creek - Katherine                   B,D
After Breaky we continue north past Renner Springs onto Daly Waters. We visit the Daly Waters Hotel the towns attraction for tourists is the famous pub, which is decorated throughout with banknotes and other memorabilia left by visitors from every corner of the globe. The historic pub was licensed in 1938 to service passengers and crew from the nearby airfield. After lunch we make our way to Mataranka Thermal Pool with time fore a refreshing dip before we arrive at Katherine.
Best Western Pine Tree Katherine: 08 8972 2533
 
Day 12                   Katherine - Kakadu                      B,D
This morning we venture to Katherine Gorge National Park. The deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of the Park so we have a  2 hour cruise on the Katherine river through some spectacular gorges. Leaving Katherine we travel to Pine Creek, known for the gold mining in the area.  Here we leave the Stuart Highway to make our way into Kakadu National Park.  This World Heritage-listed national park is internationally famous for the breath-taking natural beauty of its wetlands, escarpments and spectacular waterfalls, as well as its more than 50 000-year-old Aboriginal cultural heritage.  On the spectacular Yellow Waters cruise, float among the peaceful water lilies to view the vast array of bird life, and maybe some of the crocodiles for which the park is famous.
Cooinda Lodge Kakadu: 088979 1500
 
Day 13:                         Kakadu -Darwin                          B,D
After breakfast, we visit the Cultural Centre and wander through the displays and exhibitions, we gain an understanding of the Aboriginal traditional land owners of Kakadu National Park.  Travelling on towards Darwin, we take time to cruise the Adelaide river, from the safety of our motor vessel, watch the famous “Jumping Crocodiles” in action.  A feast of birdlife can also be seen above the danger of the crocodiles; and wild pigs and buffalo are often seen darting in and out  of  the tall grasses along the river banks.  The Arnhem Highway takes us back to the Stuart Highway, and then it’s onto Darwin for the next three nights.   Oaks Motel: 1300 542 502
 
Day 14:              DARWIN CITY SIGHTS                          B
This morning we board the coach and see the sights of Darwin including Darwin Botanical Gardens,
Darwin Military Museum, Darwin Museum to view the Cyclone Tracey Exhibition and Fannie Bay Gaol Just to Name A few.  We will return to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner. You will be free tonight to try many of the restaurants in Darwin city
 
Day 15:                FREE DAY                                                  B                                                     
Today is free to do as you wish or join one of the tours to other parts of the Top End. You have the chance to try one of the many restaurants in the city centre for dinner tonight
 
DAY 16                       DARWIN - ADELAIDE                        D
We wish those returning to Adelaide Bon Voyage. Once arriving in Adelaide your car will be waiting to take you home..
 
For those wishing to travel back to Adelaide by Coach
 
Day 16 will be from Darwin to Katherine
Day 17 Katherine to Tennent Creek
Day 18 Tennet Creek to Alice Springs, Surprise Dinner
Day 19 Alice Springs to Coober Pedy
Day 20 Cooper Peddy To Adelaide