Explore the vast Northern Territory, a striking landscape home to incredible rock formations and Australia’s most vibrant indigenous population.

13nights INDEPENDENT TOUR

About this independent tour

SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE ROUTE

13 nights Adelaide to Darwin
• Port Augusta 1 night
• Coober Pedy 1 night
• Marla 1 night
• Uluru 2 nights
• Kings Canyon 1 night
• Alice Springs 2 nights
• Tennant Creek 1 night
• Katherine 1 night
• Kakadu National Park 2 nights
• Darwin 1 night

Recommended highlights

COOBER PEDY Known as the ‘opal capital of the world’, Coober Pedy is a fascinating mining town where around half the population live in underground ‘dug outs’ to avoid the searing summer temperatures. Highlights include underground hotels, bars and a church, as well

as a grass-free golf course.

RED CENTRE The fiery Red Centre is remarkable driving territory. Uluru is a sight not to be missed − particularly at sunrise and sunset − and the Olgas have a great walking trail, through the Valley of the Winds. Continue on to the Watarrka National Park and its spectacular main attraction, Kings Canyon. A towering formation of red sandstone rock faces, you will catch your breath when overlooking the 300 metres to the valley floor. The famous King Canyon Rim Walk is best to do early in the morning when it is cool. In the Outback town of Alice Springs, visit the old telegraph station and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

TENNANT CREEK & KATHERINE The only sizeable town between Alice Springs and Darwin, Tennant Creek is the gateway to the huge granite boulders of Karlu Karlu (the Devils Marbles), while Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine has 13 gorges and beautiful waterfalls.

KAKADU Kakadu National Park is a cultural wonder, preserving some of the finest Aboriginal rock art in the world. There are 120 known galleries on the escarpment, with some paintings carbon-dated back 23,000 years.