Kings Canyon, Northern Territory
Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
McLaren Vale Winery, South Australia
Couple at Ayers Rock/Uluru
Mindl Beach, Darwin
Gunlom Waterfall, Kakadu National Park

Through the Centre

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1989

With flights from £3209

An incredible 20 day journey that takes you through magnificent coastal scenery along the Great Ocean Road, to the heart of the Red Centre and into Australia’s Top End.


  • Explore vibrant Melbourne
  • Journey along the spectacular Great Ocean Road
  • Discover Australia’s iconic Red Centre
  • Immerse yourself in the remoteness of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 3 nights in Melbourne
  • 5 day Self Drive – Great Ocean Road
  • 2 nights in Adelaide
  • 4 day Self Drive – Red Centre Adventure
  • 2 nights in Darwin
  • 6 day Self Drive – Top End Tour
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne and spend three nights exploring this stylish vibrant city. From the beachside St Kilda to the Yarra Valley, and the charming streets and cobbled laneways to the famous penguins on nearby Phillip Island, Melbourne has plenty to see and do. Food and wine lovers will discover the finest produce on Mornington Peninsula, just an hour’s drive away, the ideal start to your Great Ocean Road self drive holiday.

Day 4 to 7 - Self Drive

Hugging the rugged south west coastline, the Great Ocean Road region is one of Australia’s greatest drives with spectacular views. You’ll discover:

  • Apollo Bay
  • Port Fairy
  • Robe
  • Barossa Valley

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Day 8 to 9 - Adelaide

Arrive in energetic South Australia for a two night stay. Adelaide has a reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world with its shopping streets, vibrant arts scene, outstanding food and wine culture, and elegant mix of old and new architecture. Within close proximity to the city are the hills of the Mt Lofty ranges, great surfing beaches, and the great wine-making regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley.

Day 10 to 12 - Self Drive

Fly to Ayers Rock to discover Australia’s Red Centre on a one-way self drive journey from Ayers Rock to the outback town of Alice Springs, with a stay at Kings Canyon. You will visit:

  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon
  • Alice Springs

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Day 13 to 14 - Darwin

Fly north to spend two nights in Darwin soaking up the tropical weather and laid back lifestyle. Enjoy the waterfront restaurants, tropical parklands and art precincts. Stroll through the Mindil Beach Markets or enjoy sunset whilst sailing through Darwin’s Harbour. Darwin is the gateway to Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, Kakadu and Arnhem Land and will be the perfect base to start your Top End adventure.

Day 15 to 19 - Self Drive

Start your 4WD Top End self drive adventure from Darwin through the tropical wetlands and untamed wilderness of the Northern Territory visiting:

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine
  • Litchfield National Park

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Day 20 - Farewell

Say a fond farewell to Darwin as you make your way back to the UK.

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1989

With flights from £3209


  • Add extra nights in Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, or anywhere en route
  • Pre-book day tours to the Barossa Valley or Phillip Island Penguin Parade
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Singapore, Dubai or another destination
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Exciting city stays with a choice of accommodation
  • Three self drive adventures including:
    – carefully planned routes
    – comfortable pre-booked accommodation
    – air conditioned car
  • Experiences and activities

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Alternatively, ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Australia.

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