Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne

Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore Kakadu National Park, Spot crocs on a river cruise, Awe at majestic Uluru, Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, View the sandstone mountains of Grampians National Park

You've got just over two weeks in Australia, so what are you going to see? Everything! Travelling south from Darwin, tour Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks — the old stomping grounds of Crocodile Dundee — and check out some of the most diverse wildlife around. From there head to Katherine Gorge and decide if all the pictures you've seen have done it any justice (they haven't!). Hop on a flight to the Red Centre and experience the magic of Uluru before rounding it all off by taking in the scenery on your way to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road.

Day 1: Darwin
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Accommodation: Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell (or similar)

Day 2: Darwin/Litchfield National Park
Set off early from Darwin and head to Litchfield National Park. Visit the Florence Falls, the Buley Rockhole and see the spectacular giant termite mounds. Later, go on a wetland nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Stretch out in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) and sleep under the stars.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Hike trails to see the Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls. Bring a bathing suit to take a quick dip to cool off. Head to the Buley Rockhole, past forests of Eucalyptus trees, and marvel at the magnetic termite mounds, aligned in a north-south direction.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Corroboree Billabong. Learn about the wetlands and their inhabitants from 30 species of birds to the infamous crocodiles. This area is home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. Bring your camera, insect repellent and get ready for a thrill.
Accommodation: Mary River Wilderness Retreat (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Litchfield National Park/Kakadu National Park
Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Ubirr is home to one of Kakadu's most famous rock art galleries. See rock paintings depicting fish, turtles and other local wildlife created by Aborigine ancestors thousands of years ago. The view from Ubirr is incredible and you might recognize this spot from the film "Crocodile Dundee."
Activity: Visit Gunlom Falls and the large natural swimming pool at their base. Follow a short but steep path to the top of the falls to find more pools to swim in. From up top, take in the amazing, sweeping views over southern Kakadu. Due to weather conditions, Gunlom Falls is only accessible during the dry season (April to Oct).
Accommodation: Kakadu National Park - Gunlom Campground (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Kakadu National Park/Katherine Gorge
Spend the morning exploring Kakadu NP. Finish the day with a drive to beautiful Katherine Gorge, stopping at Edith Falls on the way.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Nitmiluk Campground (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 5: Katherine Gorge/Darwin
Enjoy a free morning. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a flat-bottomed boat or helicopter flight over the gorge. Travel back to Darwin.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Darwin YHA - Melaleuca on Mitchell (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Darwin/Alice Springs
Board a flight to Alice Springs for the next leg of your journey.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Alice Springs YHA (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Alice Springs
Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.
Free Time: What are you waiting for? Get out and explore.
Accommodation: Alice Springs YHA (or similar)

Day 8: Alice Springs/Kings Creek
Depart Alice Springs to journey to Kings Canyon. Spend your first night under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded bed roll).
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Kings Creek Station (or similar)
Meal(s): Dinner

Day 9: Kings Creek/Uluru
Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.
Activity: HIke through beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park on this walk that visits the natural amphitheatre, the north and south walls, and the Garden of Eden.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic!
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Uluru
Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.
Activity: Learn about the Aboriginal Australian culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear creation stories.
Activity: Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Campground (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 11: Uluru/Alice Springs
Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta, before travelling on to Alice Springs.
Activity: Walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the beautiful, red, domed rocks that comprise the site. Visit two separate lookouts for great views over the area.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Alice Springs YHA (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 12: Alice Springs/Adelaide
Board your flight for Adelaide, capital of South Australia and renowned for its churches and gardens. Free time this afternoon to explore the city, before heading out for the final night with your group.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Free Time: There's lots to see and do - get out and explore!
Accommodation: Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 13: Adelaide
Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to check out more wineries.
Free Time: Enjoy a free day to explore - get out there!
Accommodation: Adelaide Central YHA (or similar)

Day 14: Adelaide/Halls Gap
Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!
Activity: MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path.
Accommodation: Grampians Eco YHA (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 15: Halls Gap/Port Campbell
Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre (time permitting). Stop for a visit to the Arch along the Great Ocean Road.
Activity: Walk past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Stop by the rock formation named the London Arch, formerly the London Bridge, until part of the arch collapsed in 1990. This brief stop on the Great Ocean Road showcases the art of nature -- the erosion of limestone and the beautiful rock formations it creates.
Accommodation: Port Campbell Hostel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 16: Port Campbell/Melbourne
Travel along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!
Activity: Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only seven formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.
Activity: Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Please Note: This tour is only applicable for 18 to 30 year olds.

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Inclusions

Meals Included
12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport
Private vehicle, boat, walking, plane.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Adelaide. Wetland nature cruise in crocodile territory. Visit to an Aboriginal art and craft centre. Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield NPs. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre. Hikes at Kings Canyon (seasonal) and Grampians NP. Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. Entrance fees to Uluru NP, Grampians NP, 12 Apostles/Port Campbell NP. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hostels (9 nts), swag camping (6 nts). All nights multi-share.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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