Adelaide to Alice Springs

Adelaide to Darwin

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.


 Day 1:  Adelaide
 Day 2:  Adelaide - Kangaroo Island
 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
 Day 13:  Ayers Rock- Kings Canyon
 Day 14:  Kings Canyon -Hokianga Harbour to Pukenui
 Day 15:  Alice Springs - Tennant Creek
 Day 16:  Tennant Creek - Katherine
 Day 17:  Katherine - Kakadu
 Day 18:  Kakadu
 Day 19:  Kakadu - Darwin
 Day 20:  Darwin
Adelaide SA, Australia
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Barossa Valley Wine Region, SA, Australia
Flinders Ranges National Park, Blinman SA 5730, Australia
Port Augusta SA 5700, Australia
Coober Pedy SA 5723, Australia
Marla SA 5724, Australia
Uluru NT 0872, Australia
Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia
Tennant Creek NT 0860, Australia
Katherine NT 0850, Australia
Kakadu National Park, Kakadu Hwy, Jabiru NT 0886, Australia
Darwin NT, Australia
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Location: Dolphin Swim | Photographer: Dolphin Academy | Copyright:

Swim With Dolphins Adelaide Itinerary: Day 1

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. More Info

Location: Kangaroo Island | Photographer: Adam Taylor | Copyright: Tourism Australia

Kangaroo Island Itinerary: Day 3

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.

Location: Aboriginal Culture, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Central Australia | Copyright: Tourism NT

Ayers Rock/Uluru Itinerary: Day 12

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.

Outback Ballooning

Outback Ballooning Itinerary: Day 13

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. See their FAQs

Location: Stuart Highway | Copyright: Tourism NT

Alice Springs Itinerary: Day 15

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.


Outback Ballooning

Calypso Star Charters

Address: 35 Kennett Court, Alice Springs, NT
Phone: + 61 08 8952 8723
Email: [email protected]
Web Site:
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

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