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15 Days, Adelaide to Litchfield National Park

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    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 14 nights accommodation (Hostels (7 nts, multi-share), camping in "swag" or tent (6 nts), underground hostel (1 nt, multi-share))
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus, 4x4, boat).
  • Clare Valley wine tasting.
  • Underground mine tour.
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru.
  • Mala walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru) .
  • Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon .
  • Crocodile-spotting boat cruise .
  • Aboriginal art and craft centre visit .
  • Guided exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
  • Wilpena Pound Hike ( Beltana).
  • Mataranka Hot Springs Visit.
  • Visit to Katherine Gorge.
  • Stop at Edith Falls & Gunlom Falls visit.
  • Bowali Visitor Centre visit.
  • Ubir Rock Art.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD245-320 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
Day 1 Arrive Adelaide
Day 2 Adelaide/Quorn
Day 3 Quorn/Beltana
Day 4 Beltana/William Creek
Day 5 William Creek/Coober Pedy
Day 6 Coober Pedy/Uluru
Day 7 Uluru
Day 8 Uluru/Kings Creek
Day 9 Kings Creek/Alice Springs
Day 10 Alice Springs
Day 11 Alice Springs/Daly Waters
Day 12 Daly Waters/Darwin
Day 13 Darwin/Kakadu National Park
Day 14 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park
Day 15 Depart Litchfield National Park/Darwin
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  • Finish
  • Sat, 31 Mar '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Sat, 09 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Sat, 07 Jul '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18

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Places Visited
  • Adelaide
  • Quorn
  • Beltana
  • William Creek
  • Coober Pedy
  • Uluru
  • Kings Creek
  • Alice Springs
  • Daly Waters
  • Darwin
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Litchfield National Park
  • DAY 1 Arrive Adelaide

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities during the day, so check in and explore the city.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 19:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Adelaide/Quorn

    Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it's on to Quorn.

    Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Adelaide - Quorn 4h 350km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Wine Tasting
    Clare Valley 30m-1h
    Stop by a local winery and sample some of the different grape varietals while learning a bit more about wine production and its history in the Clare Valley. Try some Riesling, the local favourite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Quorn/Beltana

    Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.

    Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges.

    Private Vehicle
    Quorn - Beltana 1h 50km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Wilpena Pound Hike
    Wilpena Pound 1h-3h Full Day 2-7 km
    Enjoy nature's 800 million-year-old natural amphitheater carved out of the mountains in Flinders Ranges NP. Visit Aboriginal art sites and learn more about the history and customs of the Adnyamathanha people who have lived here for tens of thousands of years. Keep an eye out for emus, kangaroos, and if you are lucky, the threatened yellow footed rock wallaby. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Beltana/William Creek

    Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.

    We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre and take a dip in the remote thermal springs.

    Private Vehicle
    Beltana - William Creek 3h 200km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Lake Eyre Scenic Flight

    Lake Eyre
    285 AUD per person
    Soar above Australia's largest inland lake on this 60-min flight in the north of South Australia. Typically, Lake Eyre is dry, so prepare to see a vast white salt plain shimmering in the sun. Following monsoon rains in the north, the lake fills and becomes a breeding site pelicans, gulls and terns. Enjoy a bird's-eye view and enjoy the flight. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 William Creek/Coober Pedy

    Cross the Outback on a rugged track to 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.

    Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Private Vehicle
    William Creek - Coober Pedy 3h 150km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Guided Mine Tour
    Coober Pedy 30m-45m
    Learn about opal and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Coober Pedy/Uluru

    Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) or tent under the Outback sky.

    Cross the border to the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Coober Pedy - Uluru 9h 750km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Uluru at Sunset
    Uluru 30m-1h
    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! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Uluru

    Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.

    The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aborigines. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area.

    Uluru Mala Walk
    Uluru1h-1h30m Morning 2km
    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.

    Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Learn about the Aboriginal 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 stories from the Dreaming. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Uluru/Kings Creek

    Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta.

    Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, heat permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Kings Creek. Enjoy another night under the stars the traditional way, by sleeping in swag (canvas bedroll).

    Opt to take a scenic helicopter flight over the area.

    Private Vehicle
    Uluru - Kings Canyon 5h 450km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Valley of the Winds Walk
    Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga 1h-4h 2-7km
    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.

    Optional Activities
    Quad Biking

    Hop on a quad bike and enjoy a guided off-road tour. A mix of adrenaline, nature and fun, quad biking gets you closer to the destination and puts a smile on your face.

    Kings Canyon Helicopter Ride
    Kings Canyon 15m-30m
    60-275AUD per person
    Get a birds-eye view of Kings Canyon from the large bubble windows of a 4-passenger helicopter. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Kings Creek/Alice Springs

    Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, then transfer to Alice Springs.

    Take in the scenery or go on a 4km (2.5 mi) walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka National Park. Travel to Alice Springs via the homestead of Erldunda. Spend the night in a centrally-located hostel in Alice Springs.

    Private Vehicle
    Kings Creek - Alice Springs 4h30m 375km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Camel Ride

    Hold on and enjoy a ride on this even-toed ungulate, also known as the desert horse. Bring your camera for some fantastic photos of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Alice Springs

    Enjoy a free day to explore Alice Springs.

    Free Time
    Alice Springs Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like on a free day in Alice Springs. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Alice Springs/Daly Waters

    Take in the vastness of the Northern Territory and travel north via the Devils Marbles - giant red granite boulders that are a sacred site to Aboriginals. Finish the day at Daly Waters and grab a drink at the local Outback pub teeming with character.

    We spend approx 12 hours on the road today, stopping off in Daly Waters for the night. Make sure to grab a drink or two at the famous local pub in this small Outback town.

    Private Vehicle
    Alice Springs - Daly Waters 12h Full Day 920km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Lunch)

  • DAY 12 Daly Waters/Darwin

    Continue north, stopping at beautiful Katherine Gorge for a visit en route to Darwin. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a flat-bottomed boat or helicopter flight over the gorge.

    Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season.

    Mataranka Hot Springs Visit
    Stop for a dip in the thermal pools in Mataranka. Fed by a natural spring, the crystal clear waters are constantly around 34 degrees Celcius and are perfect for relaxing after a day on the road.

    Private Vehicle
    Daly Waters - Katherine Gorge 4h Morning 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Private Vehicle
    Katherine Gorge - Darwin 4h 350km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Katherine Gorge
    Enjoy beautiful Katherine Gorge. Get out there and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Katherine Gorge Walk

    Katherine Gorge
    Take a short self-guided walk along Katherine Gorge to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. Stop at the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre learn more about the cultural and spiritual significance of the area for the Jawoyn.

    Helicopter Flight
    Katherine Gorge
    Enjoy a bird's eye view of Katherine Gorge with an optional helicopter flight.

    Katherine Gorge Flat-Bottomed Boat Ride
    Katherine Gorge
    Hop aboard a flat-bottomed boat and enjoy the view from Katherine River. With cliffs on either side of the river (try and spot the Aboriginal rock art paintings) and freshwater and and saltwater crocodiles along the banks and in the water (depends on the season which one!), there's something to see wherever you look. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Darwin/Kakadu National Park

    Continue travelling north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park-a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Darwin - Kakadu National Park 3h 30m Morning 250km
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.

    Gunlom Falls Visit
    Kakadu National Park 1h 1km
    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. (Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 14 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park

    Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping to spot crocs on a boat cruise.

    We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining.

    Bowali Visitor Centre Visit
    Kakadu National Park
    Named after the Bowali River that runs through Kakadu NP, the visitor centre highlights some of the different sights and animals we may come across while exploring the park.

    Private Vehicle
    Kakadu National Park - Litchfield National Park 3h 200km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Warradjun Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Kakadu National Park
    See different artifacts and learn about the history of the Aboriginals in the region at the cultural centre within Kakadu NP. Take time to shop for local, authentic Aboriginal products before leaving.

    Ubirr Rock Art
    Kakadu National Park1h30m-2h 2-3km
    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." (Lunch)

  • DAY 15 Depart Litchfield National Park/Darwin

    Guided tour in Litchfield National Park to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive magnetic termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening.

    Private Vehicle
    Litchfield National Park - Darwin 5h Evening 350km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Adelaide River Crocodile Cruise
    Adelaide River 1h30m
    Enjoy a captivating cruise along the muddy waters of Northern Australia's Adelaide River. See the area's most dangerous reptiles -- saltwater crocodiles -- jump up out of the river near the boat. Bring your binoculars to view birds, wild pigs and buffalo in the tall grasses along the banks.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

    Litchfield National Park Visit
    Litchfield National Park 6h-24h
    Hike trails to see the Buley, Florence and Tolmer Falls. Bring a bathing suit to take a quick dip to cool off. Head to the Buley Rockholes, past forests of Eucalyptus trees, and marvel at the magnetic termite mounds, aligned in a north-south direction. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals


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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD245-320 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. Important Notes

  3. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 20 passengers, at an average there are 16 passengers travelling on this tour.

  4. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  5. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  6. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  7. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  8. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  9. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  10. This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes. Additionally, this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours, and your CEO, fellow passengers or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections.

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