Travel Darwin to Adelaide

Darwin to Adelaide 17 days

Do a roadtrip straight through Australia and explore the endless Outback. On your way you'll discover the tropical city of Darwin, pass by the mining town Coober Pedy and see world famous Ayers Rock. Visit the beautiful National Park of Litchfield with lots of bush walks and stunning waterfalls. There is breathtaking scenery in Nitmiluk National Park, see kangeroos playing in their natural environment and get your feet in the  upper pool from Edith Falls. Visit Larrimah, an historic World War II town and railhead, with old buildings and a hotel with character. Visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and hold one of the many reptiles. By far the most popular activity on this route is Ayers Rock. To et the best experience while visiting this landmark, enjoy a guided walk and tour around this giant rock formation. Learn about the importance of dreamtime legend and feel the magical atmosphere around this area. Opal mining town Cooper Pedy is a great example of the forces of nature weathering and eroding the desert landscape and really worthwhile to visit. Ending your self drive holiday in Adelaide, go for a lovely lunch to one of the many cultural cafe's and taste the best wines.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Darwin
Day 2: Darwin - Litchfield
Day 3: Litchfield -Kakadu
Day 4: Kakadu - Pine Creek
Day 5: Pine Creek - Nitmiluk
Day 6: Nitmiluk - Elsey
Day 7: Elsey - Daly Waters
Day 8: Daly Waters - Pamayu
Day 9: Pamayu - Davenport
Day 10: Davenport - Alice Springs
Day 11: Alice Springs - Ayers Rock
Day 12: Ayers Rock
Day 13: Ayers Rock - Indulkana
Day 14: Indulkana - Coober Pedy
Day 15: Coober Pedy - Port Augusta
Day 16: Port Augusta - Adelaide
Day 17: Adelaide

Highlights

Location: Fauna; Crocodiles; | Photographer: Oliver Strewe  | Copyright: Tourism Australia

Itinerary: Day 1

Crocosaurus Cove

Get your wildlife experience with a day in Crocosaurus Cove. With a 360 degree view you'll feel like you are swimming together with the massive saltwater crocodiles. If you are brave enough you can enter The Cage of Death which brings you face to face with the crocodiles.

Location: Kata Tjuta, NT | Photographer: James Fisher | Copyright: Tourism Australia

Itinerary: Day 12

Uluru Highlights Tour

Ayers Rock or Uluru as the natives call it, is a rock formation which stands 348 metres high and is Australia's most recognizable natural icon. Get to know all about the cultural and spiritual significance of the desert from a guide and learn more about the Aboriginal people and culture.

Location: SA; Flinders Ranges & Outback; Towns; Coober Pedy; | Photographer: Jon Armstrong | Copyright: Tourism Australia

Itinerary: Day 15

Coober Pedy

Explore the mining town of Coober Pedy. Famous for opal mining, you will be sure to take home a great souvenir. With temperatures often reaching 50 degrees, most of this town is built underground to escape the heat. With underground accommodation, this will be a stay you will never forget, a place that must be seen to be believed.

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Kakadu National Park

Experience a special place with a big story. This is a landscape of contrast and has been listed on the World Heritage List in both natural and cultural categories. See it for yourself on your drive from Darwin to Adelaide and be stunned by the beauty of nature.

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