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Outback Adventure

(Start Alice Springs)

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10 nights accommodation
6 nights in Hotel, 1 night in Outback bush camp, 2 nights in Lodge, 1 night in Resort
From bush camping under the stars to hotels and lodges, this trip has a healthy dose of authentic and comfortable travel.
14 included Meals
4 Dinner, 10 Breakfast
This trip includes 14 meals, from good old-fashioned Aussie BBQs to bush tucker, there are myriad exotic food options. You might like to chow down kangaroo, emu, crocodile or camel (but you don't have to).
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Australia isn't the easiest land to traverse, but we know this wild island better than most. Whether it's internal flights, scenic local trains or air conditioned coaches, our included transport will speed you from A-B in comfort, safety and style.
Your group
Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Experiences
23 included, 6 optional that you can add
You'll be treated to an exclusive Aboriginal dreamtime 'bush tucker' tour, and enjoy delicious drinks and nibbles at Uluru, the indigenous heart of Australia. You'll also hike through "Kata Tjuta" (aka The Olgas), learn about Australia's indigenous culture at the Uluru cultural centre and be guided around Darwin.
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Travel the land 'Down Under'. Sleep under the stars in a bush camp, take a hot air balloon ride, then grab a cold beer with all your new friends at one of the oldest Territory pubs. Gorgeous gorges & national parks leave you breathless as you get to know the backyard of Australia, plus Darwin offers the draw of the big city with shopping & nightlife not to be missed.
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Alice Springs
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1 night
Kings Creek Station
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Uluru
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Alice Springs
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Wycliffe Well
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Devils Marbles
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Renner Springs
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Mataranka
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Daly Waters
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Katherine
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Kakadu National Park
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Litchfield National Park
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Darwin
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DAY 1 - Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Oh hey there Red Centre, and the start of our Contiki adventure into the iconic Outback. Landing in NT we'll jump straight in to checking out the national parks & iconic spots of the region, including Simpson's Gap, a prominent split in the mighty MacDonnell Ranges and an important location for Aboriginal history. It’s said the Gap is the mythological home of giant goanna ancestors, and is also the spot where several dreaming trails and stories cross. Feeling adventurous? Have a go at holding a snake or other Aussie reptiles and release your inner Crocodile Dundee.
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See the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill
Visit West MacDonnell National Park & see the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap
Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience
See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley-on-Todd Regatta
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Ibis Styles Alice Springs (or similar)
DAY 2 - Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station
Alice Springs
Move over Bear Grylls, as by the time we’ve finished this morning’s Aboriginal ‘Bushtucker’ tour we’ll be all over knowing how to survive in the bush. Your Local Guide will give you the 101 on insect eating and plant sampling, and there’ll even be real life bushtucker treats to get stuck in to (if you dare) – witchetty grubs and kangaroo tails for breakfast, yes please...
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Aboriginal Dreamtime 'Bushtucker' tour in Alice Springs
Stay at a cattle & camel station
See the desert night sky & stars
Sleep in a traditional Aussie 'swag' at an outback bush camp
Kings Creek Station
The authentic Aussie experience continues this evening as we bed down for the night under the desert stars at Kings Creek Station, an outback camel and cattle station. We’ll be sleeping like babies after an afternoon spent exploring the land. “Going bush” (sleeping outdoors) is pretty much as Aussie as they come, so snuggle down in your swag and gaze into the Milky Way with the squad.
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Kings Creek Station
DAY 3 - Kings Creek Station to Uluru
Kings Creek Station
Our day's intermittence is in the creamy orange plains of the mighty Kings Canyon. Grab your sneakers, your camera and your sense of adventure – you’re guided hike awaits. We’ll be visiting landmarks like the ‘Garden of Eden’ waterhole and the ‘Lost City’, all the while gazing in astonishment at landscapes where blue and orange stretch as far as the eye can see.
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Wake up to a bacon & egg breakfast
Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole and the 'Lost City' at Kings Canyon
See the 700 million year old Mt. Conner & Lake Amadeus
Hike through Kata Tjuṯa (The Olgas)
Uluru
With Kings Canyon off the list, our next majestic spot is one you’ve been waiting for - Uluru. Discovered completely by accident on 18 July, 1873, it's hard to believe this imposing rock region wasn’t spotted sooner. Prepare to be amazed...Uluru is a staggering 700 million years old. Yes, you read that right. We’ll spend our afternoon walking through Uluru’s neighbour Kata Tjuṯa, aka 'The Olgas', before arriving at our eco-friendly outback resort for some well-deserved chill time by the pool.
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Outback Pioneer Lodge
DAY 4 - Uluru
Uluru
Get that bucket list back out and prepare to throw a red tick on page one - this morning we watch the sunrise at Uluru. We’ll learn why the site is of such spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people, and there’s even the chance to see the area from a completely different angle – Scenic flight, anyone? Just as we love a good sunrise, we’re suckers for a sunset, so tonight we’ll be raising a glass of champagne at Uluru, toasting our Aussie adventure, naturally.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit Uluru Cultural Centre
See Uluṟu at sunrise
Toast Uluru at sunset with drinks & nibbles
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights
from A$145
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Outback Pioneer Lodge
DAY 5 - Uluru to Alice Springs
Uluru
After a leisurely morning and BBQ breakfast - yep, you can literally BBQ any meal in Oz – it’s time to wave goodbye to Uluru as we make our way back to Alice Springs.
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Indulge in a BBQ 'Big Brekkie'
Alice Springs
Spend your free evening exploring the local nightlife, chilling by the pool or grab a drink and kick back with your Contiki crew.
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Ibis Styles Alice Springs (or similar)
DAY 6 - Alice Springs to Renner Springs
Alice Springs
This morning's wake up call? An optional hot air balloon ride over the red MacDonnell Ranges rock formations – you know, casual. Then it’s back on the coach as we head towards Renner Springs with a few cheeky stops on the way.
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Outback Ballooning
A$279
Wycliffe Well
Devils Marbles
Renner Springs
Tonight we take things totally rural, staying in an authentic outback roadhouse in Renner Springs - the only point of contact for the million-acre cattle stations of the surrounding area.
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Renner Springs Desert Inn (or similar)
DAY 7 - Renner Spring to Katherine
Renner Springs
This morning we leave Renner Springs and head north into the tropics of the north that divide the red desert of Australia's centre & the tropics of the north.
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Swim at the Mataranka thermal pools
Visit the historic Daly Waters pub
Mataranka
Nothing heals a tired travelling body like swimming in 34 degree thermal pools. Mataranka - we're coming in cool, & ready to leave feeling hot, hot, hot.
Daly Waters
We’ll be stopping for lunch at the uber vintage Daly Waters pub. It's been serving booze and hosting country ruckus since 1893 and is a taste of local outback life at its very best, filled with lively Aussie characters and memorabilia of days gone by.
Katherine
The arid desert will feel like a long lost dream as we drive into lush riverside Katherine this afternoon. Pool hangs and team dinner, anyone?
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Ibis Styles Katherine (or similar)
DAY 8 - Katherine to Kakadu National Park
Katherine
The morning is ours to experience Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, soaking up the citrus coloured cliffs and carved rock formations of the national park. Folklore tales will keep your imagination on high throughout the hike, not to mention the opportunity to spot fresh water crocodiles. Want to get even closer to the water? Take a cruise through the gorge to see the Nitmiluk area up close and personal.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Cool off in Edith Falls (seasonal)
Visit Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife
Stay near Kakadu National Park
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Katherine Gorge Cruise
A$79
Kakadu National Park
Tonight we head for Kakadu National Park, resting up so we can head deep into the bush in the morning. We’ll be discovering ancient rock art dating back almost 20,000 years and learning about the areas deep Aboriginal past, so get in some sweet zzz’s...
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Aurora Kakadu Hotel
DAY 9 - Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park
A Kakadu National Park adventure awaits today, complete with swamps, rainforest, wetlands, woodlands, plants, insects and 75 different types of reptiles to uncover. We’ll head to a Cultural Centre and Nourlangie Rock to learn about thousands of years old rock art, then jump on a wildlife boat cruise with one main mission – croc spotting. With 20,000sq km of World Heritage-listed goodness to explore, Kakadu delivers every time.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit a Cultural Centre
Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Kakadu Scenic Flight
Stay
Aurora Kakadu Hotel
DAY 10 - Kakadu National Park to Darwin
Kakadu National Park
Today is our last full day (sob), and time to say goodbye to Kakadu. The NT's capital is our final port of call.
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See the termite mounds
Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls
Litchfield National Park
But – why rush? Our final day promises to be every bit as exciting as the rest of the trip, with a visit to the thick rainforest of Litchfield National Park. We’ll check out some mind-boggling termite mounds before getting our waterfall fix at Florence Falls – four pounding waterfalls pouring into deep, picture-perfect waterholes with dense rainforest as the backdrop, Mother Nature in her element. Plunge in head first to the transparent waters and let your mind and body revel in the cool fresh bliss.
Darwin
After some much needed R&R, we'll hop on the coach and make tracks to Darwin for our last night of this epic adventure.
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Travelodge (or similar)
DAY 11 - Darwin
Darwin
The show is almost over - but damn right we’re going out with a bang. We'll explore Darwin & its museum hosting the Cyclone Tracy display, and you’ll also get the chance to experience the ominous Crocosauras Cove cage of death. If you survive (joking, or are we…), this sadly marks the end of your trip. But you know what they say, don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened…or just make plans for a reunion trip.
NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS
Visit the Darwin Museum & see the Cyclone Tracy display
See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve
FREE TIME ADD-ONS
Crocosaurus Cove Entry
A$30
Cage of Death (including entry to Crocosauras Cove)
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Jordan
Traveled Feb 2019
Incredible trip that is definitely worth the cost. So many unique experiences and free time activities to pick. Cassie is such an amazing trip manager!
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Dom Van Uden
Traveled Dec 2018
Could not have gotten any more out of this trip! Exceeded all my expectations and have such a great group of friends from around the world now!
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Anonymous
Traveled Nov 2018
I had a great time on this tour, so much so it was the 2nd time I'd done it and I would jump at the chance to do it again... Maybe next year! You get to see so mainy sights in a fairly short amount of time and there is always something to do! I tried to chose my favourite part of the trip but there are so many, stargazing at Kings Creek Station and the Kings Canyon hike at sunrise are definitely experiences hard to beat! Oh and the Segway around Uluru is awesome! The one thing that really make this trip AMAZING are the super-duper Trip Manager and Driver who work so hard to make sure each and every person has the best trip possible and that there is always fun to be had day & night, even in the middle of nowhere!! I don't think it would be the trip that it is without them :)
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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
I had an amazing time on the Contiki tour, we got to see so much and loads of great people to enjoy it with. Cass and Dave were super fantastic and made sure everything was always fun!! If only it didn't have to end!
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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2018
Such a good time, Cassie is an incredible tour leader.
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Alyssa Maripain
Traveled Oct 2018
Bus was great. Accomadations were acceptable.
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Anonymous
Traveled Sep 2018
This trip was amazing! Our tour leader, Cassie, was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time, even in the most remote parts of the Outback that we visited. The trip took me to places I never would have gone on my own and was really good value for money. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see another side of Australia.
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Anonymous
Traveled Aug 2018
Everything about it was incredible!!!
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Lacey Moore
Traveled Aug 2018
Best value for money! Couldn’t have done it for the same price any other way
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Claudia Benn
Traveled Jul 2018
This trip was worth every dollar!
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Remy Schneider
Traveled Jul 2018
A bit pricey and knowing i could've got a discount if i went at a different time but #noregrets
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Joe Fair
Traveled Jul 2018
Decent value for the money. Make sure to budget extra for the various paid side adventures. They're generally worth it. The outback is truly a sight to behold!
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Anonymous
Traveled May 2018
Great experience in the outback
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Tavia Waiz
Traveled May 2018
Excellent trip, very much worth your money and time.
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Nea Sillanpaa
Traveled Mar 2018
It’s and easy and hassle free way to see the outback. You wouldn’t want to drive up there by yourself so why don’t sit comfortably in a couch and do with an amazing group. You get to see all the major attractions. Uluru was amazing
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Annabelle Partington
Traveled Mar 2018
The best adventure I’ve ever done. Everything about it was well communicated, planned and executed, to make sure we got the best out of our trip.
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Anonymous
Traveled Feb 2018
An amazing experience. You get to see parts of Australia not many people get to, with guides who are experienced and approachable
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Anonymous
Traveled Dec 2017
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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2017
This was an expensive trip, both before and during the trip. The cost overall was higher than I anticipated, however, I know that the Contiki price is very good compared to other trip companies. The inclusions were great! I thought a few more meals could have been included, especially as there were limited meal options.
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Anonymous
Traveled Oct 2017
This contiki Trip was awesome! The tour manager, mark was extremely knowlagable and the driver, deb was awesome! Had such an amazing time, the accommodation and inclusions were awesome! 10/10 would recommend! Absolutely nothing to fault!
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