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Outback Adventure with AAT Kings

15 day guided holiday from $9939 per person twin share
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 29 Feb 24 or until sold out

 
HOT EXCLUSIVE  $150pp Flight Credit 

15 day guided holiday from
$9939
per person twin share
Flights are additional

Outback Adventure with AAT Kings

How do you condense South Australia and the Northern Territory into two weeks? With the kind of skill that comes from operating in Australia for more than a century. This epic exploration traverses record-breaking canyons and gorges, national parks and World Heritage Sites. It’s nature writ large – small wonder TV and movie directors find inspiration here, as you will, too. And then there are the cities, from multicultural Adelaide and the wine country it covets, to steamy Darwin, where sunsets are as brash as the characters that call it home.

Deal includes
✔ 14 nights premium accommodation
✔ 
15 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinner with wine, 1 farewell dinner
 Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park & Kakadu National Park
Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park & Kakadu National Park entrance fees

Flights are additional

Outback Adventure with AAT Kings

15 day Guided Holiday
From $9939 per person share twin
Departure dates: 11 Jun & 03 Sep 24

From $10521 per person single room
Departure dates: 09 Jul & 06 Aug 24

Flights are additional

Highlights
Local Connection
Discover the beauty of the Australian outback over a Be My Guest dinner at Earth Sanctuary, plus tours with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air.

Cultural Immersion
From Uluru to Kakadu, nothing puts life in perspective quite like glimpsing 40,000-year-old rock art with an Aboriginal guide.

Sustainable Footprints
Sleep soundly at Wilpena Pound Resort knowing your stay contributes directly to the local Adnyamathanha people and regional conservation projects.

Wildlife & Nature
Ancient red rock cliffs encircle desert palms at Kings Canyon, the spectacular heart of Australia and a place that will make your pulse race. 

Outback Adventure Map

Itinerary
Day 1: 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.

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 3: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Win

Day 8: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner

Day 10: Alice Springs - Tennant Creek
1.3 million square kilometers – 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 11: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

 

Day 12: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 13: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 15: 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings 25 Jan - 29 Feb 24 or until sold out • Prices are correct as at 24 Jan 24 • Prices are dynamic and are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation • Valid for set departures and discount is only included in the advertised price, only valid on the tour portion on select travel departures. $150pp credit to be used towards flights, exclusive to House of Travel. Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities. International and Domestic flights and airport transfers are not included.  • Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements, routing and availability • Payment schedule will be advised at time of booking • Some surcharges, closeouts and accommodation restrictions apply •  Min/max stays apply • Twin share is based on 2 adults sharing a room, bedding configurations may vary • If additional accommodation is required due to flight schedules this is at customers own expense • Any hotel credits that are unused are not refundable, transferable & can’t be exchanged for cash • Advertised prices are per person based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Accommodation ratings are based on House of Travel ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Packages are subject to availability • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

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