Outback Tours are one of the best experiences for overseas travellers and Australians. Discover the desert with your own eyes and in safe hands of our knowledgeable guides.
Join our Small Group Adventure travelling from coast to coast and showcasing the best of two states, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Book the full 18 Day Journey or if you short on time, take the 11 day option and join us in the centre of Australia, in Alice Springs.
Start your tour with a jumping crocodile cruise, swim in the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge.
Walk to the beautiful Garden of Eden and fly in a helicopter to see Kings Canyon from above. Witness the beautiful colour changes of Uluru and have a relaxing time in Alice Springs.
Tour to the Western Mac Donnell Ranges with and explore the stunning Standley Chasm, Glen Helen Gorge and the Ochre Wall. A photographers and nature lovers delight.
Noodle for opal in Coober Pedy, take a full town tour including a visit of an underground church, the Breakaways and two nights in a quality underground motel.
Finish your journey the with a visit to the Wadlata Outback Centre, Woomera Rocket Range and the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Garden.
Australian Iconic Tours offers a great Outback Safari with a bucket load of fabulous experiences and the choice of some camping nights or hotel upgrades.
Darwin Outback Tour Highlights & Inclusions
- Small Groups of 16-20 Happy Travellers
- Quality Service from Start to Finish
- Pickup from Darwin City Hotel
- All Meals as stated in our Itinerary
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- 17x Nights Fully Accommodated
- Crocodile Cruise Adelaide River
- Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Edith Falls
- Litchfield National Park
- Mataranka Thermal Pools
- Daly Waters
- Western MacDonnell Ranges
- Free Time in Alice Springs
- Kings Canyon Creek Walk (Rim Walk optional, requires moderate walking)
- Kings Canyon Scenic Helicopter Flight
- Uluru Culture Centre
- Uluru Base Walk
- Sunset at Uluru
- Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
- Coober Pedy Town Tour
- Opal Mine Tour
- Noodling for Opal
- Woomera Rocket Range
- Arid Lands Botanical Gardens Port Augusta
- Port Germein
- Lochiel Salt Lake
- All National Park Fees
- Fully Guided Activities
- Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel
Darwin Outback Tours start with the The Top End - Crocodile Cruise, Litchfield National Park, Edith Falls, Rock Pools and Giant Termite Mounds Day 1 to 3
A full day of natural beauty and perhaps the most distinctive features of the Top End landscape are termite mounds. The species with the most interest is the Magnetic Group. Learn about these constructions and travel deep into Litchfield National Park. We spend the morning swimming and walking the area of Wangi Falls. Our next stop takes us to Florence Falls Loop Walk and Buley Rock Hole for a final cooling swim. Back at the motel there is time for a cool drink before dinner. (Day 2 Overnight Litchfield Motel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we head out to Leliyn (Edith Falls) for a day of relaxation and swimming in the main natural pool. The Edith River comes down from Nitmuluk escarpment at Leliyn, creating the Top Pools and the idyllic plunge pool surrounded by lush Melaleuca and Pandanus trees. Enjoy floating with a pool noodle or swim to the waterfall base. If you love walking, join your guide on a walk along the Leliyn Trail to the summit. This is sure to be a day in paradise. From here Katherine is only a short 45 minute drive away and we will stay for the next two nights. (Day 3 Overnight IBIS Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Katherine Gorge Dreaming Cruise, Mataranka Thermal Pools and Daly Waters Day 4 to 6
Today we explore Katherine and its history. The township is set on the Katherine River which flows through Nitmiluk National Park. We are destined for a Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise at Katherine Gorge. Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings take you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Our tour includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board. (Day 4 Overnight IBIS Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We travel further south to a small town called Mataranka, which was made famous by the novel “We of the Never Never”- a book written about nearby Elsey Station by Jeannie Gunn. The Mataranka Homestead Resort is our accommodation for the tonight. Framed by two rivers and the serene Elsey National Park, the homestead is a great place to relax. Swim in the crystal clear and sandy-bottomed thermal pool, sit back and immerse yourself in a truly relaxing atmosphere. (Day 5 Overnight Mataranka Motel overnight, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After a morning swim in the thermal pools, we leave the “Top End” and the trail of the giant termite nests. We stop at Daly Waters Historic Pub for a look around and some quirky photo opportunities before heading down to Tennant Creek. (Day 6 Overnight Bluestone Motor Inn, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Devils' Marbles, Western MacDonnell Ranges and Free Time in Alice Springs Day 7 to 10
Alice Springs is nestled in between the Western and Eastern MacDonnell Ranges and today we will explore the Standley Chasm, Glen Helen Gorge and the Ochre Wall. After a great day out, we return to the Aurora in Alice Springs. (Day 8 Aurora Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch)
Enjoy two free days to explore art galleries, the Desert Park, take a sunrise balloon ride, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Road Transport Hall of Fame or just relax and soak up the history of the town. (Day 9/10 Overnight Aurora Hotel, Breakfast included)
Discover Uluru Sunset and Sunrise, Base Walk, Culture Centre and Kata Tjuta Valley of the Winds Walk, Kings Canyon Walk and Flight Day 11 to 14
Start the day with a sunrise breakfast at Kata Tjuta and witness the desert coming to life. Then we head off to explore the Kata Tjuta rocks, estimated to be over 500 million years old. The 36 weathered domes are another significant area for the indigenous – Anangu people. Enjoy the magnificent views walking the “Valley of the Winds” Track. Spend the afternoon with souvenir shopping, a relaxing nap, and a treatment at the Red Ochre Spa or take an optional 30 minute scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. We join back for dinner at the Ilkari Restaurant or why not take the optional Sounds of Silence Dinner Experience at Uluru. This optional night out includes, canapes, 3 course bush tucker inspired dinner, indigenous performance and star gazing. (Day 12 Outback Pioneer Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognized natural landmarks and today is the time to take in the true magnitude of the rock, by a walk around the base. Continue with a drive to Kings Canyon Resort, the biggest attraction inside Watarrka National Park. The canyon has been forged over 400 million years and is made from layers of sandstone with hard shale between layers. We arrive at Kings Canyon Resort and there is time for a walk at your own leisure or perhaps a drink at the Outback Bar. Finish the evening with a delicious dinner. (Day 13 Kings Canyon Resort, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning we explore Kings Canyon, a scenic landscape of rugged ranges, ancient sandstone walls, rock holes and gorges. Take the strenuous Rim Walk or choose the much easier and shorter walk into the base of the canyon. After lunch it’s time for a bird’s eye view of this incredible landscape. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon rim and discover the “Lost City” and the “Garden of Eden”. After our flight we head back to Kings Canyon Resort for a second night. (Day 14 Kings Canyon Resort, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The Opal Capital Coober Pedy, Woomera Rocket Range, Port Augusta and Arrival into Adelaide Day 15 to 18
Discover Coober Pedy and start with our Opal Mine tour, a visit to an underground church and see how some of the locals live. Try your luck in noodling for opal after lunch, visit a local art gallery and enjoy the views at the stunning Breakaways. (Day 16 Coober Pedy Lookout Cave, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we leave the opal township of Coober Pedy and make our way to Port Augusta. We stop at Woomera, the town which is known as the Woomera Rocket Range. Learn about famous Len Beadell who surveyed the site and stroll amongst the rockets and planes left behind by the British. Continue onto Port Augusta and enjoy the views at the Matthew Flinders Ranges Lookout during late afternoon light. We check into our accommodation for tonight and dine out at the Ian’s Western Hotel. (Day 17 Standpipe Port Augusta overnight, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
On our last day we walk one of the many walking trails in the Arid Lands Botanical Gardens. Beautiful plants and birdlife as well as a great souvenir shop for last minute gifts. We drive to Port Germein with time to stroll along the once longest wooden jetty of the Southern Hemisphere. We take on the final journey to Adelaide, but not without a stop at the pink salt lake which is a fabulous opportunity for a final group photograph. We arrive in Adelaide around 4pm. (Day 18 Breakfast, Lunch)
From the minute I first rang to make enquiries to the final drop off at the end of our trip, Australian Iconic Tours could not have been more helpful. This is a first rate small tour group operator and certainly great value for money. Would definitely travel with them again and can’t recommend them enoughSuzanne, Tripadvisor
Having recently returned from doing the Darwin to Adelaide trip with Australian Iconic Tours my husband and I have nothing but praise for this company. From the excellent transport to the great meals, nothing was an effort and then to be able to sit back and take in this wonderful country of ours. What a great trip and a great company to do it with. Thoroughly enjoyable!Jenni, Tripadvisor
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