Multi-Day Tour

Australia South to North–Melbourne to Darwin (19 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Melbourne, Australia To Litchfield National Park, Australia

Valid for Departures: 05 Jun 2018 - 10 Sep 2019

Australia South to North–Melbourne to Darwin (19 days)

Day 2

Melbourne/Port Campbell

Day 3

Port Campbell/Halls Gap

Day 4

Halls Gap/Adelaide

Day 7

Quorn/Beltana

Day 8

Beltana/William Creek

Day 9

William Creek/Coober Pedy

Day 11

Kings Creek/Uluru

Day 12

Uluru

Day 13

Uluru/Alice Springs

Day 16

Daly Waters/Katherine

Day 18

Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Melbourne, Australia
None None
Day 1 Melbourne: There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'. Get lost in the city's famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the über-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood. Additional Notes: Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Melbourne/Port Campbell
None Breakfast
Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell: Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Included Activities: 12 Apostles Visit Loch Ard Gorge Visit Rainforest Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Port Campbell/Halls Gap
None Breakfast
Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap: Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean Road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day with an evening walk in the Grampians NP. Included Activities: London Arch Visit Tower Hill State Wildlife Reserve Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Halls Gap/Adelaide
None Breakfast
Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide: Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzie's Falls, and travel onto Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Included Activities: Grampians National Park Walk The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Adelaide, Australia
None None
Day 5 Adelaide: There are no planned activities during the day, so enjoy free time to explore the city. Opt to go for a cruise to swim with dolphins (seasonal), take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or enjoy time getting lost in the city. Additional Notes: New travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 6
Adelaide, Australia
None Breakfast
Day 6 Adelaide/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. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Quorn/Beltana
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Quorn/Beltana: Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Hike Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Beltana/William Creek
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Beltana/William Creek: 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. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
William Creek/Coober Pedy
None Breakfast
Day 9 William Creek/Coober Pedy: 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. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Coober Pedy, Australia
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek: Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Kings Creek/Uluru
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Kings Creek/Uluru: Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
TBD
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Uluru: 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 Aboriginals. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Day 13
Uluru/Alice Springs
None Breakfast
Day 13 Uluru/Alice Springs: Take in the scenery around Uluru. 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. Travel to Alice Springs via the homestead of Erldunda and spend the night in a centrally-located hostel in Alice Springs. Included Activities: Valley of the Winds Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
Alice Springs, Australia
None None
Day 14 Alice Springs: Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Alice Springs.
Day 15
Alice Springs, Australia
None Lunch
Day 15 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. Additional Notes: 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. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 16
Daly Waters/Katherine
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16 Daly Waters/Katherine: Continue north, stopping for a visit at the Mataranka Hot Springs before setting up camp in Katherine. Opt to walk the stunning Katherine Gorge or get adventurous with a helicopter flight over the gorge taking in the stunning scenery. Additional Notes: Availability of optional activities may change depending on the season. Included Activities: Mataranka Hot Springs Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 17
Katherine, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17 Katherine/Kakadu National Park: Continue north, stopping at Edith Falls. Explore the waterfalls, swimming holes and trails of Kakadu National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additional Notes: The itinerary for this day varies depending on seasonal/weekly weather. We will visit slightly different attractions depending on the weather conditions. Included Activities: Gunlom Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 18
Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 18 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park: Continue exploring Kakadu NP, stopping off at sacred rock art galleries. Head towards Litchfield National Park, stopping for a nature cruise to try and spot crocs. Additional Notes: We overnight just outside of Kakadu NP. Depending on weather, sleep in a swag under the stars or a hut if raining. Included Activities: Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Bowali Visitor Centre Visit Ubirr Rock Art Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 19
Litchfield National Park, Australia
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 19 Litchfield National Park/Darwin: Tour Litchfield NP to encounter streams, rock formations and the impressive termite mounds. Tour ends in Darwin upon arrival in the evening. Included Activities: Crocodile-Spotting Boat Cruise Litchfield National Park Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle

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Description

On the water and on the road? Is there a better way to explore somewhere new than from a few different vantage points? We didn’t think so either. This 19-day tour allows you to experience Australia from land, water and even underground. (Seriously! Just wait until you get to Coober Pedy.) From Melbourne to Darwin, your itinerary will include amazing stuff like rainforest walks in Great Otway National Park, wine tasting in Clare Valley, awe-inspiring sunsets at Uluru, and even a wetland nature...

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