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FLY FREE + 15-day Outback Adventure - Adelaide to Darwin

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Discover the legendary Australian Outback on a fascinating northbound journey from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End.

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About this holiday

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Flinders Rangers

The stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Join in the amazing activities below on this Outback Adventure tour. This 15-day guided holiday encompasses the vast outback of the Northern Territory from Southern Australia right through the red centre ending in the top end of Darwin.

  • Join a food expert at Adelaide Central Market
  • Wine tasting in the Clare Valley
  • Explore Wilpena Pound
  • Discover opals at Coober Pedy
  • Sparkling wine while watching the magnificent Uluru sunset
  • Explore Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Learn about indigenous culture in the Red Centre
  • Climb Kings Canyon
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinner
  • Discover Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles)
  • Swim at Mataranka Thermal Springs
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Discover wildlife on the Yellow Water Billabong
  • View the rock art galleries of Ubirr in Kakadu
  • Swim beneath Litchfield’s pristine waterfalls
  • Enjoy a Darwin Harbour dinner cruise
  • Included Choice Experiences in Darwin


  • Quality accommodation

  • Travel by luxury coach

  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • Fly free from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart

  • 14 full buffet breakfasts

  •  1 Be My Guest dinner

  •  8 dinners with wine

  •  1 Farewell Dinner


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Desert Gardens Hotel

Fly free offer:

From $6475 per person twin/ $8275 Solo
Solo travellers can choose to waive the single supplement by sharing with another solo traveller. Please enquire for more information.

  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide
  • Wilpena Pound Resort
  • Majestic Oasis Apartments
  • Desert Cave Hotel
  • Desert Gardens Hotel
  • Kings Canyon Resort
  • Mercure Alice Springs Resort
  • Bluestone Motor Inn
  • Paraway Motel
  • Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel
  • Mantra on the Esplanade

Travel dates


Fly free offer applies to the following tour dates. Please enquire for availability and pricing.

Travelling solo? This tour includes the option to waive the solo supplement by sharing accommodation with another solo traveller of the same gender. Please enquire for more information.

  • 25 Jun-09 Jul 2019
  • 09-23 Jul 2019
  • 20 Aug-03 Sep 2019 - SOLD OUT
  • 03-17 Sep 2019



Day 1 - Tour begins in Adelaide

On arrival today, explore the major sights of the ‘City of Churches’. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Relax this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.

Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2 - Adelaide – Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges)

Drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting with a local food expert at Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest winery. Later, travel through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares.

Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Day 3 - Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn on your way to Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta

Day 4 Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence.

Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy

Day 5 - Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to dual World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Day 6 - Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta

Rise early this morning to experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided stroll or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings you’ll encounter. This afternoon’s journey takes you to superb Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock.

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort

Day 7 - Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Leave Ayers Rock this morning to travel through a stark red desert landscape to awe-inspiring Kings Canyon, whose ancient red rock walls soar 100 metres above Kings Creek. The 6-kilometre walk around the rim of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. A shorter, more relaxed walk takes you along the sandy creek bed.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past vast cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs visit the historic Telegraph Station, then drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Day 9 Alice Springs

After breakfast this morning, join a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the culture and traditions of the Arrernte People at Alice Springs Desert Park. Gain an insight into the endangered animals of the Red Centre, then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this iconic facility provides emergency medical assistance in the outback. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a home-cooked Be My Guest barbecue dinner. Afterwards, hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Day 10 Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

Visit the legendary School of the Air this morning, then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu, an intriguing outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. Your accommodation tonight is at the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.

Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

Day 11 - Tennant Creek – Katherine

Today you’ll travel further north, visiting the quirky Daly Waters Pub before continuing to Mataranka, where a swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the thermal springs is a must-do. Journey on to Katherine for the night.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Day 12 - Katherine – Kakadu

This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park and take a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Then journey deep into Kakadu for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its stunning variety of birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

Day 13 - Kakadu – Darwin Included Choice

Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, which affords magnificent views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments. This afternoon in Darwin, choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the colourful Mindil Beach Sunset Market where we’ll treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove, or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin’s famous Deckchair Cinema.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 14 - Litchfield National Park

Travel to Litchfield National Park, pausing to examine the park’s amazing termite mounds. Stop to view Florence Falls, then venture on to Wangi Falls for an opportunity to swim in the large waterhole before heading back to Darwin. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Darwin Harbour Farewell Dinner Cruise.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Day 15 Farewell from Darwin

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.


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*Travel at 60 and AAT Kings booking conditions apply. Please contact us for more information.

Available for new bookings only made by 31 July 2019 or until sold out. Available on selected itineraries and departure dates for travel up to 31 March 2020. Valid from selected departure cities only: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and Hobart. Surcharges may apply for regional airport departures. Price is per person twin share including return economy airfare. Triple share and single room options are available, prices on request. This offer is only valid for Australian residents. Passengers will be booked on Qantas, Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand in economy class, pending flight schedules and availability. Airfare will include seat and bag or equivalent. Surcharge will apply if booking class is not available. Up to $1300 per person non-refundable deposit plus any airfare surcharge are required at time of booking. All air bookings must be made and owned by AAT Kings. Prices are inclusive of government taxes, airline fees and fuel surcharges and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Stopovers are not permitted on this fare. After ticketing, changes will incur a penalty fee and is subject to individual airline terms & conditions and fare availability. After ticketing, the airfare component will be non-refundable AAT Kings booking conditions apply, refer to Offer only valid in conjunction with Kings Club Past Guest and Concession Discounts and is not valid in conjunction with any other special offer or promotion. Excludes group bookings. These conditions may be subject to change. ATAS No. 10527