Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne

Resort: Australia North to South – Darwin to Melbourne
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Australia
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Youve 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 youve seen have done it any justice (they havent!). Make your way towards the Red Centre and the magic of Uluru, followed by a stop in Coober Pedy, the neat underground town. Round it all off by taking in the scenery on your way to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road.

Itineraries

Day 1
Darwin

Arrive at any time.

Its time to experience Darwin nightlife! Get ready to hang out, have fun, meet some cool locals, and get to know who youll be travelling with. Hangout and mingle at the rooftop hostel bar where youll be staying before making your way to a backpackers nightclubbar with a lively atmosphere to enjoy as the night gets into full swing.

Day 2
DarwinLitchfield 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.

Day 3
Litchfield National ParkKakadu National Park

Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Parka UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 4
Kakadu National ParkKatherine Gorge

Spend the morning exploring Kakadu NP. Finish the day with a drive to beautiful Katherine Gorge, stopping at Edith Falls on the way.

Day 5
KatherineDaly Waters

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. Stop off at nearby hot springs, then travel to the small town of Daly Waters. Hit up the local watering hole for a true Outback experience.

Day 6
Daly WatersAlice Springs

Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel south to Alice Springs via the Devils Marbles – giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to the Indigenous people in the area.

Day 7
Alice Springs

Spend your free day journeying through the heart of Australia. Simply enjoy the delights of this Outback town from quirky bars to lively cafes, and restaurants with stunning views; theres plenty to choose from.

Day 8
Alice SpringsUluru

Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to Uluru.

Day 9
Uluru

Visit an Indigenous culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand. Camp under the stars of the night skythe only way to really experience the Outback.

Day 10
UluruCoober Pedy

Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world’s opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.

Day 11
Coober PedyIkara-Flinders Ranges

Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.

Day 12
Ikara-Flinders RangesAdelaide

Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a local food experience in the Clare Valley along the way.

Day 13
Adelaide

Get ready to stuff your face in the food and wine capital of Australia; Adelaide. Wander the clean laneways and sample your way from place to place as the sun warms your skin. With an emerging art scene, natural beauty, interesting attractions, and incredible restaurants, Adelaide has tons to see and do. Get out and discover the hub of South Australia!

If you’re travelling between mid-September to late-April, opt to pre-book the Dolphin Swim and Cruise activity on the checkout page, for an epic time!

Day 14
AdelaideHalls Gap

Skip sleeping in this morning and travel inland to Grampians National Park. Trek through lush forest, view the craggy sandstone Wonderland range in the distance, and examine impressive indigenous rock art. Home to some pretty amazing scenic lookouts this national park will grant you with many photo opportunities so make sure those cameras are charged before heading into the thick of it all. Walk to the stunning Balconies for expansive views of the Victoria Valley below, then stop at one of the largest waterfalls in Victoria; Mackenzie Falls and watch the water cascading down cliff faces as it creates rainbows in the air. Close your eyes, breathe in the fresh air, and find peace in the moment.

Day 15
Halls GapPort Campbell

Open your eyes to the smells and sounds of the lush forest of Grampians NP and lace up those hiking boots for an early morning walk within the park. Are you feeling historical? Visit an Indigenous Cultural Centre where you can choose to throw a boomerang, sample local delicacies like emu or kangaroo, and walk through gardens planted with native herbs and plants to help you learn about the history of Australias Indigenous peoples. Then drive along the iconic Great Ocean Road, viewing sites like the collapsed London Arch on the way to Port Campbell.

Day 16
Port CampbellMelbourne

No need to say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road just yet! Continue travelling along the road with the group making visits to Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles along the way. Its no wonder that the 12 Apostles are the star of the show on the Great Ocean Road. They are the kind of landmark that somehow finds a way to be more stunning in person than in photos.

Gaze in wonder at smooth pearlescent bays surrounded by clear, blue water, flanked by yellow-washed cliff faces, and feel the wind whipping through your hair. Then travel past world-famous surf beaches before walking through the rainforest one last time in Great Otway National Park. After soaking up all the nature you can its back to the hip city of Melbourne in the evening.

Tour ends on arrival to Melbourne.

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