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Road less travelled, Australia
Best travel time from April to October, starting day on Saturdays.
We can modify the program to suit you if your start date is different.
Photo: Tourism Australia
Photo Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission
Photo: Tourism Australia
Starting from AU$ 11,295.00 per person, twin/double share, 3.5-4 star hotel options
Ask for a quote. The total price depends by your travel time, availability, number of people and your accommodation level.
See how diverse Australia's nature is and join a journey to a road less travelled. See the green hills of the south, red sand of the centre and the tropics in the north. Walk in dinosaur footsteps in Broome and take a selfie with a Quakka. Join the journey of a lifetime.
Day 1 Welcome to Adelaide
Day 2 Culture and local produce
Day 3 Nature, wildlife and wineries
Day 4 Alice Springs
Day 5 Hot air ballooning
Day 6. Drive to Uluru and the Field of Lights
Day 7. Uluru and dinner under the stars
Day 8 Kings Canyon
Day 9, Return to Alice Springs and fly to the north
Day 10, History and culture of Darwin
Day 11, Kakadu
Day 12, Fly to West Australia
Day 13, In the footsteps of dinosaurs in Broome
Day 14, Horizontal falls
Day 15, Fly to Perth
Day 16, Culture and history of Perth
Day 17, Meet Quakkas
Day 18, Where to next?
Day 1. Welcome to Adelaide
Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, is a vibrant city known for its many events, culture, local food and world-famous wine regions.
Meet your driver on arrival and transfer from Adelaide airport to the city centre and to your hotel where you can rest after your flights.
The hotel is centrally located so you can explore the city by foot. As an example, visit the Historic North Terrace area.
Day 2. Day in Adelaide
Explore central Adelaide at your own pace.
You can visit the Adelaide Oval cricket stadium, take the tram to Glenelg's sandy beaches, shop at Rundle Mall or enjoy a delicious lunch by the River Torrens.
Also visit the largest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere, Adelaide Central Market. There are fresh vegetables, fruit, organic products, cheeses and much more. Collect snacks from the market for a picnic. Open from Tuesday to Saturday.
Day 3. Nature, wildlife and wine
A day trip to see the nature, wildlife, and local products of the charming Fleurieu Peninsula.
Explore one of South Australia's most iconic regions as you enjoy a scenic drive across the Fleurieu Peninsula to the coastal town of Victor Harbor and the McLaren Vale wine region.
Walk across the causeway at Granite Island for stunning views of the Southern Ocean and take a boat trip around Seal Island to see marine life such as sea lions and dolphins.
You will also visit the biodynamic Gemtree winery, where you can taste the farm's wines and enjoy a tasting plate of local products.
Excursion with a group, guidance in English.
Day 4. To the Red Centre
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before your journey continues towards the heart of Australia, the Red Centre.
Transfer to the airport and flight to the largest city in the Red Centre, Alice Springs.
Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and drive to the hotel in the city centre.
Explore the city at your own pace.
Optional visit to Earth Sanctuary:
Just outside of the Alice Springs is the Earth Sanctuary, one of the best places to admire the southern hemisphere's starry sky.. Ask more if you want to add an evening excursion.
Day 5. Hot air balloon flight
The morning starts early and join to a hot air balloon flight. You will see how the Outback wakes up as the sun rises.
In the afternoon, explore the history and culture of Alice Springs. People have lived in these landscapes for more than 22,000 years, and the Aboriginal culture still lives strong here.
You can also go meet desert reptiles at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre or orphaned kangaroos at the Kangaroo Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 6. Drive through the desert
Head towards Australia's most famous landmark, Uluru.
Note that the drive is long, about five hours, and the journey goes through the desert and there are very limited services along the way. Bring enough water and snacks.
Driving is easy, just follow the main road south until you turn towards Uluru. Check into Ayers Rock Resort Hotel and relax after the drive.
As the sun sets, admire the Field of Light. This artwork contains about 50,000 lights in an area the size of more than seven football fields. Beautiful lights shine in different colours as far as the eye can see. Bus transfer and admission tickets are included in the package.
Day 7. Uluru and the stars
Start early in the morning and take a self-guided walk around Uluru. The best time to walk is right at sunrise, when you avoid the heat of the desert.
Please note that during the summer months some of the routes are closed after morning due to the heat. The walk around Uluru is about ten kilometres. Remember to bring water with you.
Please note that you need a permit to enter the national park. You can buy a permit online before the trip (not part of the package): https://parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/plan/passes/
During the day, visit the Kata Tjuta (Olgas) and Uluru-Kata Tjuta cultural centre, where you can get to know the culture and art of the indigenous people. Any entrance fees or guided tours are not part of the package and must be paid/booked locally.
Tonight, enjoy dinner under the stars. Dinner begins with hors d'oeuvres and chilled sparkling wine on the sand dunes overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
When the sun sets, you can listen to the sound of the didgeridoo and meet other travellers at the dinner table, with whom you will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.
A selection of Australian wine and beer will be served while the first course is served to your table. As the starry sky twinkles, you are welcomed to the chef's buffet, where there are plenty of options from a freshly prepared bush tucker-inspired menu.
Expert tells you about the stars of the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, zodiac signs, the Milky Way, and other planets.
• outback-style appetisers
• a three-course buffet inspired by bush tucker (vegetarian food and other dietary options available with advance notice)
• beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee
• a guided tour under the starry sky
• round-trip transportation from your hotel
• a didgeridoo performance.
Day 8. To Kings Canyon
Breakfast at the resort and the journey continues towards Kings Canyon. Drive to Kings Canyon, distance approx. 300 kilometres.
Once you arrive, you can walk the short Kings Creek Trail that takes you to a lookout in the middle of the canyon.
The Kings Creek hike is an easy 2.6 kilometre walk that follows a path between two towering canyon walls. When you arrive at the lookout, you'll be greeted by a stunning view of the steep cliffs on the other side of the canyon.
Hiking is a wonderful experience, because you can see, feel, and smell the wonders of nature, and you get to admire the flora and fauna of the canyon.
Spend the night at Kings Canyon Resort in a comfortable air-conditioned room.
Day 9. Kings Canyon hike and heading north
In the early morning, if you wish, you can go on a self-guided hike to the top of Kings Canyon on the Rim Walk.
The Rim Walk is a six-kilometre route that goes down to the Garden of Eden and back to the top, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view. The walk can take 3-4 hours depending on the pace.
The beginning of the walk is difficult, as there are about 500 steep steps. Once there, one of the most amazing experiences of your life awaits. After taking in the views from the top of the stairs, continue through Priscilla's Rift (featured in the famous Australian classic film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and to the first viewpoint.
From there you can see the wonderful sandstone domes (mini-Purnululu). They are known as the lost city because the area resembles an ancient city.
Next, you can continue to the top or descend the steps to the charming and lush Garden of Eden, where you can cross a protected bridge over a sacred watering hole. Once you've captured an iconic moment, head up the stairs to the south side of the canyon.
The best time to enjoy this experience is at sunrise, when the sun reflects off the sandstone and shines back in gold and red.
In the afternoon drive back to Alice Springs and return the car to the airport. The driving distance is about 300 km, so please allow time for the journey, because on the way you will also see West MacDonnell National Park. The flight to Darwin leaves around 6 pm.
You will arrive in Darwin around 20:00 and will transfer to your hotel in the city centre.
Day 10. Darwin
Start the day by exploring Darwin's city centre on foot. Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and learn about the local culture and history.
Around noon, embark on a 45-minute Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. Explore the history and shipwrecks of Darwin Harbour.
In the evening, head to Mindili beach to watch the sunset. From Thursday to Sunday, an open-air market is organised on the beach, where you can find art, souvenirs, food stalls and local performers.
Day 11. Kakadu National Park
Join a group tour and visit Australia's largest national park, Kakadu. The world heritage site has a long history as the indigenous people have lived in the area for 65,000 years.
Kakadu's lush wetlands are home to plenty of different bird species - as well as crocodiles!
The day trip includes wonderful scenery, a visit to the cultural centre, a boat trip surrounded by crocodiles, lunch, a visit to rock painting sites and an English-speaking guide.
The excursion lasts the whole day, and the return to Darwin is around 19:30.
Day 12. To Western Australia
The journey continues with a flight to Western Australia and the Kimberley region and the coastal city of Broome.
Explore the city at your own pace and see a spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Day 13. Broome
Spend the day getting to know the city, its history and culture.
See the 22 kilometre Cable beach and visit Gantheaume Point where you can see ancient dinosaur footprints in the cliffs. If you wish, you can also join a guided tour with the group. Ask more if you are interested to add optional excursions to your itinerary.
In the evening, join Broome's most popular excursion and ride a camel to Cable Beach to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Day 14. Horizontal waterfalls
Have you heard of waterfalls that are horizontal? Today you go to see this unusual natural phenomenon.
The day starts with a scenic flight towards the falls. Enjoy flying low over the stunning islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque before the seaplane descends into the calm waters of Talbot Bay.
Your tour continues with an exciting boat trip through the Horizontal Waterfalls and a leisurely island cruise followed by a shark show and a swim.
The duration of the trip is six hours, includes breakfast or lunch (depending on the tides).
Day 15. To the capital of Western Australia
After breakfast, you will continue to your destination, Perth.
Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your city centre hotel.
Explore at your own pace or enjoy dinner in one of the many city restaurants.
Day 16. Perth and Fremantle
After breakfast, you can visit the city's museums or art galleries or explore the city's diverse street art.
Take a stroll through the Kings Gardens and Botanic Gardens area, where you'll find 400 hectares of tall trees, lakes, and well-kept parks.
In the afternoon, join a scenic cruise on the Swan River to historic Fremantle. Experience the area's history by visiting Fremantle Gaol and the Fremantle Round House.
At the end of the day, sample local beers and pizza at the Little Creatures Brewery restaurant (not included in the package).
Return to the city by local train. Train tickets are not included in the package, and you can buy tickets at the station (about 5 AUD/person).
Day 17. Rottnest Island
Transfer to the ferry and spend the day on the lovely beaches of Rottnest Island.
The island is known for the super-cute and the World’s Happiest Animal - the Quokka!. The most popular activity on the island is taking the best selfie with a Quokka.
There are also many other things to do on the island: bike, surf, snorkel, hike or spend a day at the beach.
Return by ferry and transport to back to your hotel in the afternoon.
Please note that the rental of bikes, surfboards and snorkelling equipment is not included in the package.
Day 18. Where to next?
This Australian trip comes to an end, but where to next? It's easy to go from Perth to the Margaret River area for a few days. Ask more, and we will plan an additional program.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport or a possible additional flight to your next destination.
The itinerary is mostly an independent tour. All hotel reservations, breakfasts and the mentioned transfers, excursions or meals are included in the package.
The itinerary is an example as the tour may change, depending on the season. We will confirm the program as we plan your itinerary.
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