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Adelaide to Darwin

Please note: This route is recommended for 4WD vehicles as some roads are restricted to 4WD campers only.

From the South to the North of Australia in 20 spectacular days, driving an Apollo rental. Start your trip in South Australia’s Capital city Adelaide, then travel straight through the heart of Australia to Darwin. The Explorer’s Highway will take you all the way up, only turning off to explore or enjoy one of the great activities this area has to offer. You will be stunned by the endless view of the outback and the variety of scenery in the country. This track will lead you from the vineyards of Barossa Valley to the rough Red Centre and further north to Darwin. Don’t forget to visit Uluru and travel back in time while listening to tales of the Outback.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Day 1: Adelaide

Adelaide offers the chance of a lifetime – to swim with wild dolphins! Be taken out on a 58ft Sailing Catamaran from Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg (just 15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD) and see these intelligent creatures up close! Starts from 17 Sep.

Day 2: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island more than earns its ranking as Australia’s fourth major tourism icon. Find seals basking on quiet beaches, see koalas munching on gum trees and watch echidnas wandering in search of insects. Look out for kangaroos, goannas, penguins and birds at just about every turn.

Day 3: Kangaroo Island

Day 4: Kangaroo Island-Barossa Valley

Day 5: Barossa Valley - Flinders Ranges

Day 6: Flinders Ranges

Day 7: Flinders Ranges - Port Augusta

Day 8: Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

Day 9: Coober Pedy

Day 10: Coober Pedy - Marla

Day 11: Marla-Ayers Rock

Day 12: Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon. Standing 348 metres high, the monolith has great cultural significance for the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu people.

Day 13: Ayers Rock- Kings Canyon

Outback Ballooning provides a high quality, fun and totally safe ballooning experience. The setting over the remote dessert, serviced by only a few bushtracks, enhances the sense of adventure. Ballooning may be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.

Day 14: Kings Canyon - Hokianga Harbour to Pukenui

Day 15: Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

Alice Springs is a town of 30,000 people located on the banks of the usually dry Todd River in Central Australia. This well appointed oasis in the desert is equipped with a wide range of facilities, attractions, tours and accommodation.

Day 16: Tennant Creek - Katherine

Day 17: Katherine - Kakadu

Day 18: Kakadu

Day 19: Kakadu - Darwin

Day 20: Darwin

  • Day 1: Adelaide

    Adelaide offers the chance of a lifetime – to swim with wild dolphins! Be taken out on a 58ft Sailing Catamaran from Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg (just 15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD) and see these intelligent creatures up close! Starts from 17 Sep.

  • Day 2: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island more than earns its ranking as Australia’s fourth major tourism icon. Find seals basking on quiet beaches, see koalas munching on gum trees and watch echidnas wandering in search of insects. Look out for kangaroos, goannas, penguins and birds at just about every turn.

  • Day 3: Kangaroo Island

  • Day 4: Kangaroo Island-Barossa Valley

  • Day 5: Barossa Valley - Flinders Ranges

  • Day 6: Flinders Ranges

  • Day 7: Flinders Ranges - Port Augusta

  • Day 8: Port Augusta - Coober Pedy

  • Day 9: Coober Pedy

  • Day 10: Coober Pedy - Marla

  • Day 11: Marla-Ayers Rock

  • Day 12: Ayers Rock

    Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon. Standing 348 metres high, the monolith has great cultural significance for the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu people.

  • Day 13: Ayers Rock- Kings Canyon

    Outback Ballooning provides a high quality, fun and totally safe ballooning experience. The setting over the remote dessert, serviced by only a few bushtracks, enhances the sense of adventure. Ballooning may be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.

  • Day 14: Kings Canyon - Hokianga Harbour to Pukenui

  • Day 15: Alice Springs - Tennant Creek

    Alice Springs is a town of 30,000 people located on the banks of the usually dry Todd River in Central Australia. This well appointed oasis in the desert is equipped with a wide range of facilities, attractions, tours and accommodation.

  • Day 16: Tennant Creek - Katherine

  • Day 17: Katherine - Kakadu

  • Day 18: Kakadu

  • Day 19: Kakadu - Darwin

  • Day 20: Darwin

Q&A

 

Outback Ballooning

Calypso Star Charters

Address: 35 Kennett Court, Alice Springs, NT
Phone: + 61 08 8952 8723
Email: sales@outbackballooning.com.au
Web Site: www.outbackballooning.com.au
FAQs provided by: Diana Mo

What activities do Outback Ballooning Provide?

Hot air ballooning is the perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colurs of the Australian outback and its magnificent landforms. Refreshments are served “in the bush” after every flight. Balloon flights available in Alice Springs, Uluru/Ayers Rock and Flinders Ranges. Ouback Ballooning organizes balloonflights from:
– Alice Springs
– Uluru/Ayers Rock
– Flinders Range

Why is Outback Ballooning located in Alice Springs?

Combine the dawn colours of the Australian Outback, The MacDonnell Ranges with the reliable desert weather, Alice Springs is a great place for ballooning.

What is the inside tip for a great Ballooning experience?

Early morning balloon flight. Departure times vary throughout the year depending on sunrise and sunset. Pick ups normally one hour before sunrise.
* Pick up times (3:45am in Summer through to 5:00am in Winter)
* Drop off times (8:00am in Summer through to 9:30am in Winter)

Are there other great tourist activities in Alice Springs?

We recommend Alice Springs Desert Park

What should visitors know about visiting Alice Springs?

With the beautiful blue sky, a 4WD out in the desert, explore the surrounding valleys, water holes, camping the night in the desert and a lot more great thing to do