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Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Majestic Oasis, Port Augusta
Desert Cave Breakaways, Coober Pedy
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Field of light, Uluru
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Tour Group in Alice Springs
Alice Springs Township
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia
Katherine Gorge
Rock Art at Ubirr
Termite Mound, Litchfield National Park
Darwin, Northern Territory

Outback Adventure

15 day Escorted Tour – from £6175 £5555

With flights from £6705

Travel the Explorers Way from Adelaide to Darwin, taking in the magnificent sights of the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Kakadu National Park and many more.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy wine tasting in the Clare Valley
  • Explore the underground opal mining town Coober Pedy
  • Watch the sunset over Uluru, in Australia’s Red Centre
  • Go wildlife spotting in Kakadu National Park

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Outback Adventure escorted tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia

Day 1 – Welcome to Adelaide

At once cultured yet cool, Adelaide attracts foodies, historians and art aficionados in equal measure. Explore…

At once cultured yet cool, Adelaide attracts foodies, historians and art aficionados in equal measure. Explore at your leisure, before meeting a local gourmand to tour the city’s legendary Central Market. This place has been selling cheese, green ant gin and artisan bread for 140-plus years, before joining your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

    Crowne Plaza Adelaide

    Dinner with wine
Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Day 2 – Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley is all rounded hills, rippling vines and…

One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley is all rounded hills, rippling vines and native forest. It’s the postcard-perfect setting for historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery, producing sweet-scented rieslings and mineral-rich reds. The route north lands you at Hawker, the gateway to the Flinders Ranges, but there are plenty of reasons to linger, including well-preserved heritage buildings and the Jeff Morgan Gallery. The best is yet to come, as you arrive at Wilpena Pound Resort in the shadows of a staggering natural amphitheatre. Know that your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visit to the resort helps by contributing towards the sustainable economic future of the Adnyamathanha who in turn work with the resort to minimize the environmental footprint and participate in the conservation of the region.

    Wilpena Pound Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Majestic Oasis, Port Augusta

Day 3 – Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

The river red gums that envelop Hills Homestead will leave you lost for words. You get…

The river red gums that envelop Hills Homestead will leave you lost for words. You get here on a leisurely walk along Wilpena Creek and continue to Wangarra Hill Lookout for views over the pound’s peaks and curves. The drama is echoed as you climb to Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, where with a Local Guide, you’ll hear the importance of this town in the ANZAC’s Gallipoli Campaign, before easing into Port Augusta.

    Majestic Oasis Apartments

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Majestic Oasis, Port Augusta
Desert Cave Breakaways, Coober Pedy

Day 4 – Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

The main attraction in Woomera is a former rocket-testing site, today stocked with disused rockets and…

The main attraction in Woomera is a former rocket-testing site, today stocked with disused rockets and missiles. Speaking of space, you’ll think you’ve landed on the moon as you travel through sun-baked country to Coober Pedy, known as ‘the opal capital of the world’. Things get deep as you travel underground to visit the town’s head-scratching subterranean facilities.

    Desert Cave Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Desert Cave Breakaways, Coober Pedy
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Day 5 – Coober Pedy – Uluru

Emerge from your cave and cross the border into the Northern Territory. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park…

Emerge from your cave and cross the border into the Northern Territory. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has World Heritage status for a reason; under the gaze of the world’s mightiest monolith, toast the end of the day with a glass of bubbles and a camera full of sunset photos. Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Day 6 – Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta

Pre-dawn wake-up calls are worth it when you get to enjoy a Red Centre sunrise. On…

Pre-dawn wake-up calls are worth it when you get to enjoy a Red Centre sunrise. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘The Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the majesty of Uluru as you circumnavigate its base or join a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. This landscape takes you back to the beginning of time, a sacred place among the Anangu people. More soul-salving landscapes await at Kata Tjuta, cool relief provided as you walk amid its domes to Walpa Gorge.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Field of light, Uluru

Day 7 – Uluru – Kings Canyon

Another sunrise excursion awaits, with this morning’s optional tour to Bruce Munro’s Uluru Field of Light…

Another sunrise excursion awaits, with this morning’s optional tour to Bruce Munro’s Uluru Field of Light – a blanket of 50,000 glowing bulbs. Next chance to stretch your legs is at Kings Creek Station, the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. All your senses will be activated at Kings Canyon, 440-million years in the making.

    Kings Canyon Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Field of light, Uluru
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Day 8 – Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Things are bigger in the NT outback, from the cattle stations to the MacDonnell Ranges, which…

Things are bigger in the NT outback, from the cattle stations to the MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch like a dinosaur spine toward Alice Springs. Aside from its plethora of Aboriginal galleries and art stores, Alice makes Australian history for her 1872 Telegraph Station, one of 12 along the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Tour Group in Alice Springs

Day 9 – Alice Springs

Aboriginal culture is strong in Alice, as you’ll fast find on a tour revealing the history…

Aboriginal culture is strong in Alice, as you’ll fast find on a tour revealing the history of the Arrernte people at the Alice Springs Desert Park. The other thing that’s mighty is community spirit – it’s essential when there are so few people scattered over such a vast area of land. Enter the Royal Flying Doctor Service, its base a museum that goes behind the scenes of the life-saving health services delivered to people in remote realms. One of the benefits of being this far-flung is the lack of light pollution. And at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, this equates to epic stargazing. Your Be My Guest BBQ dinner here with the Falzon family is enlightening and uplifting.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner
Tour Group in Alice Springs
Alice Springs Township

Day 10 – Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

1.3 million square km – that’s the eye-watering distance the School of Air’s lessons are broadcast…

1.3 million square km – that’s the eye-watering distance the School of Air’s lessons are broadcast across daily. Learn how teachers interact with children who would otherwise have no access to education. It doesn’t matter how studious you are, you might just believe in aliens when you pass Wycliffe Well, the self-proclaimed ‘UFO capital’ of Australia. It’s the devil (well, his marbles) that awaits at Karlu Karlu, where precariously balanced boulders appear superglued together.

    Bluestone Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Alice Springs Township
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia

Day 11 – Tennant Creek – Katherine

Since the 1930s, the Daly Waters Historic Pub has been dishing up schnitzels, barramundi burgers and…

Since the 1930s, the Daly Waters Historic Pub has been dishing up schnitzels, barramundi burgers and hearty steaks. The walls are lined with treasures that passers-by leave behind. ‘Land of the Never Never’ awaits at Mataranka. Visit a replica of the Elsey Homestead, used in 1982 Aussie drama We of the Never Never. Or wander palm-lined walkways to take a dip in the region’s thermal springs.

    Contour Hotel Katherine

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia
Katherine Gorge

Day 12 – Katherine – Kakadu

The Jawoyn have called Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge home for millennia. You can feel their presence as…

The Jawoyn have called Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge home for millennia. You can feel their presence as you cruise the waterway, home to more than a few resident crocs. They’ll make another appearance in Kakadu, when you explore Yellow Water Billabong. You don’t need binoculars to spot the sea eagles, brolgas and kingfishers; they’re everywhere you look

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Katherine Gorge
Rock Art at Ubirr

Day 13 – Kakadu – Darwin

Decisions, decisions: optional morning flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land, or a sleep in. We vote…

Decisions, decisions: optional morning flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land, or a sleep in. We vote for the former before you venture toward Ubirr and its ancient Aboriginal rock art. The night is yours in steamy Darwin, where the characters are as large as the shadows cast at sunset.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast
Rock Art at Ubirr
Termite Mound, Litchfield National Park

Day 14 – Litchfield National Park

Nature rules today, your explorations into Litchfield National Park revealing magnetic termite mounds standing two metres…

Nature rules today, your explorations into Litchfield National Park revealing magnetic termite mounds standing two metres tall. And then there are the waterfalls: Florence, for its dreamy cascades, and Wangi, where you can cool off in a crystal-clear waterhole (swimming is seasonal). See the NT capital in a new light when you venture out on a Darwin Harbour Cruise, your sparkling wine glass full to toast your last evening on this epic adventure.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Termite Mound, Litchfield National Park
Darwin, Northern Territory

Day 15 – Farewell from Darwin

Time to bid adieu and head home to sort through all those photos. Even better are…

Time to bid adieu and head home to sort through all those photos. Even better are the memories; two weeks of wild outback adventures.

    The Ghan Gold Service

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Darwin, Northern Territory

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before of after your Outback Adventure escorted tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Adelaide

At once cultured yet cool, Adelaide attracts foodies, historians and art aficionados in equal measure. Explore at your leisure, before meeting a local gourmand to tour the city’s legendary Central Market. This place has been selling cheese, green ant gin and artisan bread for 140-plus years, before joining your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

    Crowne Plaza Adelaide

    Dinner with wine
Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia

Day 2

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Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley is all rounded hills, rippling vines and native forest. It’s the postcard-perfect setting for historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery, producing sweet-scented rieslings and mineral-rich reds. The route north lands you at Hawker, the gateway to the Flinders Ranges, but there are plenty of reasons to linger, including well-preserved heritage buildings and the Jeff Morgan Gallery. The best is yet to come, as you arrive at Wilpena Pound Resort in the shadows of a staggering natural amphitheatre. Know that your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visit to the resort helps by contributing towards the sustainable economic future of the Adnyamathanha who in turn work with the resort to minimize the environmental footprint and participate in the conservation of the region.

    Wilpena Pound Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Day 3

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Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta

The river red gums that envelop Hills Homestead will leave you lost for words. You get here on a leisurely walk along Wilpena Creek and continue to Wangarra Hill Lookout for views over the pound’s peaks and curves. The drama is echoed as you climb to Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, where with a Local Guide, you’ll hear the importance of this town in the ANZAC’s Gallipoli Campaign, before easing into Port Augusta.

    Majestic Oasis Apartments

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Majestic Oasis, Port Augusta

Day 4

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Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

The main attraction in Woomera is a former rocket-testing site, today stocked with disused rockets and missiles. Speaking of space, you’ll think you’ve landed on the moon as you travel through sun-baked country to Coober Pedy, known as ‘the opal capital of the world’. Things get deep as you travel underground to visit the town’s head-scratching subterranean facilities.

    Desert Cave Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Desert Cave Breakaways, Coober Pedy

Day 5

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Coober Pedy – Uluru

Emerge from your cave and cross the border into the Northern Territory. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has World Heritage status for a reason; under the gaze of the world’s mightiest monolith, toast the end of the day with a glass of bubbles and a camera full of sunset photos. Help protect the highlights of Australia’s wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Day 6

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Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta

Pre-dawn wake-up calls are worth it when you get to enjoy a Red Centre sunrise. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘The Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. Marvel at the majesty of Uluru as you circumnavigate its base or join a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole. This landscape takes you back to the beginning of time, a sacred place among the Anangu people. More soul-salving landscapes await at Kata Tjuta, cool relief provided as you walk amid its domes to Walpa Gorge.

    Desert Gardens

    Breakfast
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Day 7

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Uluru – Kings Canyon

Another sunrise excursion awaits, with this morning’s optional tour to Bruce Munro’s Uluru Field of Light – a blanket of 50,000 glowing bulbs. Next chance to stretch your legs is at Kings Creek Station, the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. All your senses will be activated at Kings Canyon, 440-million years in the making.

    Kings Canyon Resort

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Field of light, Uluru

Day 8

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Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Things are bigger in the NT outback, from the cattle stations to the MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch like a dinosaur spine toward Alice Springs. Aside from its plethora of Aboriginal galleries and art stores, Alice makes Australian history for her 1872 Telegraph Station, one of 12 along the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Day 9

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Alice Springs

Aboriginal culture is strong in Alice, as you’ll fast find on a tour revealing the history of the Arrernte people at the Alice Springs Desert Park. The other thing that’s mighty is community spirit – it’s essential when there are so few people scattered over such a vast area of land. Enter the Royal Flying Doctor Service, its base a museum that goes behind the scenes of the life-saving health services delivered to people in remote realms. One of the benefits of being this far-flung is the lack of light pollution. And at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, this equates to epic stargazing. Your Be My Guest BBQ dinner here with the Falzon family is enlightening and uplifting.

    Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs

    Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner
Tour Group in Alice Springs

Day 10

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Alice Springs – Tennant Creek

1.3 million square km – that’s the eye-watering distance the School of Air’s lessons are broadcast across daily. Learn how teachers interact with children who would otherwise have no access to education. It doesn’t matter how studious you are, you might just believe in aliens when you pass Wycliffe Well, the self-proclaimed ‘UFO capital’ of Australia. It’s the devil (well, his marbles) that awaits at Karlu Karlu, where precariously balanced boulders appear superglued together.

    Bluestone Motor Inn

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Alice Springs Township

Day 11

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Tennant Creek – Katherine

Since the 1930s, the Daly Waters Historic Pub has been dishing up schnitzels, barramundi burgers and hearty steaks. The walls are lined with treasures that passers-by leave behind. ‘Land of the Never Never’ awaits at Mataranka. Visit a replica of the Elsey Homestead, used in 1982 Aussie drama We of the Never Never. Or wander palm-lined walkways to take a dip in the region’s thermal springs.

    Contour Hotel Katherine

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Mataranka, Northern Territory, Australia

Day 12

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Katherine – Kakadu

The Jawoyn have called Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge home for millennia. You can feel their presence as you cruise the waterway, home to more than a few resident crocs. They’ll make another appearance in Kakadu, when you explore Yellow Water Billabong. You don’t need binoculars to spot the sea eagles, brolgas and kingfishers; they’re everywhere you look

    Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

    Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Katherine Gorge

Day 13

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Kakadu – Darwin

Decisions, decisions: optional morning flight over Kakadu and Arnhem Land, or a sleep in. We vote for the former before you venture toward Ubirr and its ancient Aboriginal rock art. The night is yours in steamy Darwin, where the characters are as large as the shadows cast at sunset.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast
Rock Art at Ubirr

Day 14

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Litchfield National Park

Nature rules today, your explorations into Litchfield National Park revealing magnetic termite mounds standing two metres tall. And then there are the waterfalls: Florence, for its dreamy cascades, and Wangi, where you can cool off in a crystal-clear waterhole (swimming is seasonal). See the NT capital in a new light when you venture out on a Darwin Harbour Cruise, your sparkling wine glass full to toast your last evening on this epic adventure.

    Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Termite Mound, Litchfield National Park

Day 15

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Farewell from Darwin

Time to bid adieu and head home to sort through all those photos. Even better are the memories; two weeks of wild outback adventures.

    The Ghan Gold Service

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Darwin, Northern Territory

Your Tour Includes

14 nights’ accommodation
15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 11 dinners
Expert tour director
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Experienced and professional driver
Travel by luxury air conditioned coach

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-06-11

2024-07-09

2024-08-06

2024-09-03

2025-07-08

2025-08-05

2025-09-02

To confirm availability call 0333 234 2889

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Outback Adventure escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Adelaide or Darwin before or after your tour
  • A stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

Next Steps

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Outback Adventure

15 day Escorted Tour – from £6175 £5555

With flights from £6705

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Itinerary based on 2023 departures.

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