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    Outback Adventure
    14 nights
    from $5,814* per person twin share
    Exclusive savings of up to 15%
    Traverse the continent on this 15 day tour to uncover the stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes from Adelaide through the Red Centre and onto tropical Darwin in the Top End.
    Your package includes: Your trip highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your trip highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 15 day tour departing Adelaide
    • 14 nights accommodation in hand-selected hotels
    • 24 Meals: 14 breakfasts and 10 dinners
    • Transport by luxury coach
    • Services of an expert travel director and professional driver
    Your trip highlights:

    Your trip highlights:

    • Connect with Locals at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, you’ll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie outback barbecue dinner (Day 9).
    • Dive into Culture as you witness a soul-stirring sunrise over Uluru (Day 6) and join a local Aboriginal guide to earn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park (Day 9).
    • Make a Difference when you explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park you’ll discover how your visit helps support not only the environment, but the traditions of the Mutitjulu community (Days 5-6).
    • Stays with Stories: A family owned property that brings Coober Pedy ‘dugout’ living to life, the Desert Cave Hotel offers guests an opportunity to gain insights into the town’s opal mining heritage and the unique experience of sleeping underground (Day 4). Discover the stunning heart of the Red Centre from the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, with its incredible views of towering gums, flowering native shrubs and glowing red dunes (Day 5).
    Valid for travel
    Advertised price based on departures 17 Aug and 31 Aug 2021. Subject to availability. Discounts available for other departures, please ask your personal travel manager for a quote. Seasonal surcharges apply.
    Offer expires
    30 Apr 2021 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrive Adelaide

    The ‘City of Churches’ is yours to explore (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) before meeting a ‘Local Specialist’ later for a guided tour of Adelaide Central Market. Savour the aroma of freshly baked goods before spending a relaxing evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill.
    Hotel – Stamford Plaza
    Included Meals – Welcome Reception

    Day 2

    Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

    Journey to one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley, where you’ll join a ‘Local Specialist’ at Sevenhill Cellars, the only remaining Jesuit-owned winery in Australia. Next stop is Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery. You’ll meet Jeff and view his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges. Continue to the heart of the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre spanning nearly 8,000 hectares.
    Hotel – Wilpena Pound Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 3

    Wilpena Pound - Port Augusta

    Join your Travel Director for a leisurely walk to Wangarra Lookout, with its panoramic views over Wilpena Pound, and visit Hills Homestead, the home of brave settlers who sought to make a life in the harsh Australian environment. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn bound for Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Later, you’ll visit Wadlata Outback Centre before a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
    Hotel – Majestic Oasis Apartments
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Regional Dinner

    Day 4

    Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

    We visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera this morning, before travelling through salt-lake country to Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a ‘Local Specialist’, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’, providing an opportunity to experience Coober Pedy ‘dugout’ living.
    Hotel – Desert Cave
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 5

    Coober Pedy - Ayers Rock

    Continue your journey to the Red Centre, arriving in the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’, the Desert Gardens Hotel. ‘Make a Difference’ with your visit which helps support a Join Trafalgar initiative to protect the environment and preserve the traditions of the native Mutitjulu community. This evening, sparkling wine is served as you witness the sunset over Australia’s most renowned natural landmark.
    Hotel – Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 6

    Uluru Sunrise - Kata Tjuta

    Rise early this morning and ‘Dive into Culture’, witnessing a soul-stirring Red Centre sunrise. Embark on a tour around the base of Uluru, then enjoy a self-guided stroll or take a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, whose ancient Aboriginal rock paintings have been preserved for millions of years. Your Travel Director will explain their significance before your journey continues to Kata Tjuta, thirty-six domes of red-hued sedimentary rock, where you’ll toast another magnificent sunset with a glass of sparkling wine.
    Hotel – Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 7

    Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon

    Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. Continue through the stark red desert landscape to Kings Canyon, admiring its ancient red rock walls that soar 100 metres above Kings Creek. Trace the rim of the canyon and connect with the natural beauty of Watarrka National Park or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy creek bed.
    Hotel – Kings Canyon Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 8

    Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

    The Australian outback seems to stretch endlessly as you journey past vast cattle properties today en route to Alice Springs. Visit the historic Telegraph Station, the first communication link between Australia and England, then drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’.
    Hotel – Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 9

    Alice Springs Sightseeing

    After breakfast this morning, ‘Dive into Culture’ and join a local Aboriginal guide to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Learn about 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. ‘Connect with Locals’ later, joining the Falzon family at their Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest home-cooked barbecue dinner and insights into the sustainable lifestyle the family has created.
    Hotel – Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Be My Guest

    Day 10

    Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

    Visit the legendary School of the Air this morning with a ‘Local Specialist’, then travel north, stopping at Wycliffe Well, where you’ll need to keep an eye out for a UFO. Your next stop is just as intriguing, Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an outcrop of precariously-balanced granite boulders. We overnight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek.
    Hotel – Bluestone Motor Inn
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 11

    Tennant Creek - Katherine

    Wet your whistle at the historic and quirky Daly Waters Pub, before continuing to Mataranka for a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear thermal springs. Spend the night in Katherine, where the outback meets the tropics.
    Hotel – Paraway Motel
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 12

    Katherine - Kakadu

    Our first stop is Nitmiluk National Park, where we’ll embark on a leisurely cruise along the Katherine Gorge. Discover the cultural significance of this ancient waterway to the traditional landowners, the Jawoyn. Venturing deep into Kakadu, we’ll cruise with a ‘Local Specialist’ on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its diverse species of birdlife and estuarine crocodiles.
    Hotel – Mercure Kakadu Crocodile
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 13

    Kakadu - Darwin

    Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu’s renowned Aboriginal rock art sites. Spend the afternoon in Darwin exploring the sights of this exciting multicultural city. Later, soak up the atmosphere and flavours of the iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where you can treat yourself to dinner while watching the iconic sunset.
    Hotel – Mantra on the Esplanade
    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 14

    Litchfield National Park

    Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the park’s iconic termite mounds. We’ll view Florence Falls, then venture to Wangi Falls with some free time to swim in the large waterhole, before returning to Darwin. This evening, set sail on Darwin Harbour with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for Farewell Dinner Cruise.
    Hotel – Mantra on the Esplanade
    Included Meals – Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

    Day 15

    Depart Darwin

    Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
    Included Meals – Breakfast

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    * Conditions

    Advertised offer is correct at time of publication, subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Prices are per person twin share and include savings. Single supplements apply. Additional 5% discount is combinable with current market offer of ‘Save up to 15%’. Savings are per person and for new bookings only made through April 30th 2021, for travel on 2021 or 2022  trips. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer not be combinable with referral code discounts. Trafalgar reserves the right to validate bookings and will remove any additional offers added online that are not combinable. Other conditions may apply. Discount not eligible to be applied to bookings using existing credit. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Other TravelManagers conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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