Between Darwin and Adelaide theres a lot to see, so be prepared to pack a whole lot into this 13-day itinerary. Heading south from the Northern Territory, youll be making stops at two of Australias great National Parks Kakadu and Litchfield checking out wildlife, waterfalls, and more. Experience just how vast the Outback is while driving towards Alice Springs, then make your way to the Red Centre and witness the magic of Uluru. From there head over to Coober Pedy, where youll see what a small town does to beat the extreme heat (hint: look down), as well as a few historical sites before you reach Adelaide.
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.
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.
Litchfield National ParkKakadu National Park
Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Parka UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to 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.
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.
Coober PedyIkara-Flinders Ranges
Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.
Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a local food experience in the Clare Valley along the way.
Depart at any time.