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Outback Life

15 days from €13,865pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience life on a working cattle station.

  • Enjoy return private charter scenic flights from Darwin to Bullo River Station

  • Go crocodile spotting on an exhilarating floatplane and fan boat excursion.

  • Take a luxurious three night train journey on The Ghan Expedition.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Darwin
  • Bullo River Station
  • Darwin
  • Alice Springs
  • Coober Pedy
  • Adelaide

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Darwin.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Darwin.

Day 3 Darwin

Darwin

On arrival in Darwin you will be transferred by private vehicle to your downtown accommodation where you will stay for three nights.

Day 4 Darwin

Darwin

A day at leisure and to start exploring the city on foot. We recommend visiting the marina region of the city.

Day 5 Darwin

Darwin

Enjoy one of Australia's most exciting adventure-based tours today and experience the wetlands and Outback that lie on Darwin's doorstep. Your tour will include a low level floatplane flight to the wetlands of the Mary River floodplain where you'll land and enjoy a meal on a floating pontoon before embarking on a fan boat for some saltwater crocodile spotting.

Day 6 Bullo River Station

Darwin , Bullo River Station

You'll be transferred to the Darwin airport this morning in time for your scenic flight to Bullo River Station, one of the Northern Territory's hidden gems. Upon arrival at Bullo you'll be greeted by its hosts before enjoying an afternoon exploring the station.

Day 7 Bullo River Station

Bullo River Station

Spend a day on the cattle station trying out typical local activities such as fishing or horse riding, or take a helicopter tour of the station.

Day 8 Bullo River Station

Bullo River Station

Enjoy an active day on the station. Choose to watch or participate in cattle mustering or other station activities.

Day 9 Darwin

Bullo River Station , Darwin

Return back to civilisation today on a return scenic flight to Darwin. Here you'll spend one final night.

Day 10 On-board train (Darwin)

On-board train

You'll be transferred to Darwin Train Station this morning in time for your four day, three night train expedition, which will see you travel 2,979 kilometres (1,851 miles) from Darwin all the way to the southern city of Adelaide. The first leg of your journey today will take you to the Top End township of Katherine and the option to take a relaxing cruise through the Nitmiluk Gorge.

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Day 11 On-board train (Alice Springs)

Alice Springs , On-board train

You'll awake this morning to a very different set of landscapes with the tropical north having given way to the spectacular Red Centre overnight. A full day of excursions is on the menu today in the outback town of Alice Springs, though you may wish to choose to upgrade onboard and take a scenic flight to Uluru as part of your day's adventure. Dinner will be served under the stars tonight at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

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Day 12 On-board train (Coober Pedy)

Coober Pedy , On-board train

If you haven't quite grasped the scale of the Australian Outback by now then today you almost certainly will as your expedition travels to the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, a town unique not just for its link to opals but also the fact that more than half of the residents live underground.

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Day 13 Adelaide

Adelaide

You'll see a dramatic change of landscapes today as your journey comes out of the Red Centre and edges closer to the coast and the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide. You'll arrive into Adelaide mid-morning this morning where you'll be transferred to your hotel and spend the final night of your itinerary.

Day 14 International return flight

Adelaide , International return flight

Make your way to the airport today for your onward flight.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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Bullo River Station
 
 
 
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Adelaide