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Wilderness Adventures

Central Australian Discovery

15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GODA15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Discover Lake Eyre from above

Embark on an unforgettable scenic flight over the natural wonder of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.

Field of Light

At Uluru, view more than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres that will bloom as darkness falls.

Katherine Gorge Cruise

Board a cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from sandstone.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 17 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and driver
  • Airport transfers, port charges and park fees

Map & Itinerary

APT OWA GODA15 Map 2020
Darwin to Adelaide

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Be met on arrival in Darwin and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed welcome dinner. at the hotel this evening where you will meet your crew and fellow guests.

Stay: Hilton Darwin

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way.


Head towards the remote township of Katherine and enjoy a Signature Experience. Later, discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people.

Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Unwind in the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a one million-acre working cattle station that stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Stay: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board a scenic flight over the Lost City, a series of large sandstone outcrops that evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation.


After a Signature Experience, enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel.

Stay: Barkly Homestead

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Venture to Alice Springs via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). A living cultural landscape, nearly the entire reserve is a registered sacred site.

Stay: Two Nights, Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Simpsons Gap, which pierces the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Indigenous people, where several Dreamtime stories have said to take place. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, whose landscapes played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Indigenous culture. At Angkerle (Standley Chasm), follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. Afterwards, visit Ormiston Gorge, home to a variety of unique species. Later, take the afternoon to unwind.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel to Hermannsburg Mission Precinct. Here you can wander around the old Lutheran Mission and get a glimpse of life as it was for the early pioneers and their families. Afterwards, travel to Gosses Bluff crater, before heading off-road along the Mereenie Loop Road. Take in the outback scenes as you travel to Kings Canyon.

Stay: Kings Canyon Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. On this challenging hike, venture around the rim of the canyon’s incredible sandstone walls, then after reaching the lookout, marvel at the canyon itself. About half way along is the Garden of Eden, featuring a waterhole and riverine vegetation.


Journey into the heart of Watarrka National Park today, where unspoiled bush and red rock canyons create an amazing experience. The Luritja people have called Watarrka National Park home for more than 20,000 years. After lunch, head inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), consisting of 36 domes that form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Explore Walpa Gorge before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Stay: Two Nights, Uluru, Sails in the Desert

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.


At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, learning stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. Visit the Umoona Opal Mine, where you'll get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area, as well as learning about how opals are mined.

Stay: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

View the salt flats of the largest inland lake in Australia, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey along the iconic Oodnadatta Track


Today you will journey along the Oodnadatta Track, pausing at William Creek for lunch. Perhaps board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Take to the skies and gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder from above (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out over the seemingly endless salt flats. Later, arrive at the small town of Marree.

Stay: Marree Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On the way to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel. Arrive at the national park, which is a cultural site renowned for its 800-million-year-old landscapes. Explore Wilpena Pound, cradled within a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Continue to your accommodation, set amongst river red gums and native pines. Enjoy dinner before relaxing on your deck overlooking the bush.

Stay: Two Nights, Wilpena Pound, Ikara Safari Camp

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in more depth. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge’s ancient layers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Best Accommodation Around

At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation.

Dedicated Two-Person Crew

Throughout your Outback Wilderness Adventure, enjoy the expertise of a Tour Director and Driver-Guide.

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary