Camping in Australia

From Sydney, to Melbourne, Darwin, Alice Springs and more, this is an incredible way to experience stunning Australia!  Experience Sydney as if you’re a local: explore great city icons such as The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as the Sydney Opera House.  You’ll love Melbourne’s grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighbourhoods while on a bicycle tour.  Other highlights of this overall trip include Ayer’s Rock, wildlife spotting, walking tours and more!

 

Package Includes:

  • Return Airfare with Air New Zealand
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Sydney
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Melbourne
  • 4 nights accommodation in a permanent tent with bed and mattress
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Alice Springs
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Darwin
  • All camping equipment including swags, sleeping bag and pillows
  • Professional guide while camping
  • Travel in 4WD air-conditioned vehicle while camping
  • Aboriginal guided walk and Dot Painting workshop
  • Drinking Water while camping
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in all locations
  • Downtown walking tour in Sydney
  • City Bicycle tour in Melbourne
  • Wildlife Tour in Melbourne
  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Domestic flights within Australia
  • All airline taxes, fees and fuel surcharges
  • Australia Entry Visa


 

Departing From

Price Per Person

(Valid for travel: 01 APR 17-01 NOV 17):

Vancouver

$6,299

Calgary/Edmonton

$6,399

Toronto/Ottawa

$6,499

*price is per person, based on double occupancy

*This package is completely customizable!  Contact one of our Destination Specialists for more info!

 

Full Itinerary:

 

Day 1

Depart

Day 2

Cross the international Dateline

 

Skip a day due to the International Dateline.

You will gain this day back on your return.

Day 3

Arrive Sydney

Breakfast Included

 

Welcome to Australia! You will be picked up at the

airport and dropped off at your hotel.

Day 4

At leisure

Breakfast Included

 

Today is your's to explore this amazing city.

Day 5

Sydney Walking Tour

Breakfast Included

 

Experience Sydney from a local perspective (which, let's face it, is the bbest perspective imaginable!). Explore all the city icons like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Opera House, but explore them in a way most tourists dont. Well take the least-walked path on this Sydney walking tour and meander through this fascinating citys tumultuous history and into the modern day. This historic Sydney walk will introduce you to the old and new of Sydney, walk past Cadmans Cottage the oldest building in Australia, under the Harbour Bridge and along the newest development in the City, Baranargoo. Factual, funny, irreverent, and anecdotal  this Sydney walking tour is a great local experience packed full of Sydney history.

Day 6

Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs

Breakfast Included

 

Join your transfer to the Sydney airport. After your flight to Alice Springs, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 7

Alice Springs to Ayers Rock

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included

 

Our Red Centre tour begins by heading south to Erldunda travelling through the Waterhouse and James Ranges with a stop at the Camel Farm for refreshments. Stop at Mount Ebenezer Roadhouse to view and shop for Aboriginal art. 
After lunch, we head to Ayers Rock Airport and hotel and on to the Cultural Centre to learn about the local Aboriginal law and religion (Tjukurpa) before a short, guided walk at the base of Uluru (Note: Uluru is a sacred site and Anangu, the indigenous custodians, respectfully ask visitors not to climb it). 
Of course no Uluru tour would be complete without experiencing the famous changing colours of Uluru at sunset, complete with sparkling wine and nibbles.

Day 8

Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included

 

From a lookout close to our campsite experience an Uluru sunrise before heading off to Kata Tjuta for a leisurely 7km walk through the "Valley of the Winds". Swap stories with the tour group over a  dinner around the campfire before spending another night out under the stars.

Day 9

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Breakfast - Lunch Included

 

Travel to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for a mind-blowing 6km walk through the towering walls, crevices and plateaus of Watarrka. We'll visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and the tranquil Garden of Eden.
Later, travel back to Alice Springs on a typical outback dirt road. We'll drop you back to your accommodation in the early evening. Later on, take the opportunity to meet up with the tour group for a final night on the town in Alice Springs. This Outback tour has shown you the best of Central Australia  a Red Centre travel experience youll never forget.

Day 10

Fly Alice Springs to Darwin

Breakfast Included

 

Join your transfer to the Alice Springs airport. After your flight to Darwin, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 11

Darwin to Kakadu

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

 

The first stop on your adventure is Ubirr Rock, one of the main cultural sites within the park. At Ubirr you can view a wide range of Aboriginal rock art which will be interpreted by your guide. Here you will learn about the Rainbow Serpent and climb the Nadab Lookout for excellent views over the surrounding floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. In the afternoon visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of aboriginal ccupation within the park. 

Day 12

Kakadu National Park to Ubirr

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

 

Today enjoy a half day hike and swim at the beautiful Gubara Springs and/or Gunlom Falls, and walk to the top of the Nawurlandja lookout with spectacular views over Kakadu. Late afternoon we will drive to Mount Bundy, close by Litchfield National Park and spend tonight at our private permanent campsite with  your fellow travellers.

Day 13

Ubirr to Darwin

Breakfast, Lunch Included

 

Enjoy the short journey to Litchfield National Park. Explore the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of Litchfield. Discover intriguing cathedral and magnetic termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls (water level dependent) as well as Buley Rockhole. Return to Darwin in the early evening.

Day 14

Fly Darwin to Melbourne

Breakfast Included

 

Join your transfer to the Darwin airport. After your flight to Melbourne, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 15

Bicycle tour of Melbourne

Breakfast Included

 

You'll see more in a few hours than most see in days. Get your bearings as you explore Melbourne's grooviest streets, parks, shops, cafes, hidden laneways and multicultural neighbourhoods. It's the perfect way to start any Melbourne visit and was named one of the top 10 things to do in Melbourne by New Zealand's Metro magazine. Find out which Italian cyclist founded Melbourne's Little Italy, why Melbourne was originally called Batmania and why a stuffed Kiwi horse is the number one drawcard at Melbourne Museum in this tour designed by Melbourne journalist and photographer Murray Johnson. Learn why Melbourne's streets are lined with lava and its Eureka Tower is glazed in real gold. Discover the Greek tavern that has no menu, the Spanish restaurant in a Scottish pub, and Melbourne's best-kept-secret - Little Saigon. 

Day 16

Wildlife spotting tour

Breakfast Included

 

Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas, then learn about each one's history and social life from your Wildlife Guide and Koala Researcher.  We may also find parrots, fairy-wrens, emus, honeyeaters, wallabies and reptiles on this tour.  Your Nature Guide will help you understand them all. At the end of the day all participants will be offered a certificate of thanks for helping wildlife, and an opportunity to stay in touch with each of the Koalas seen on the day. You will be dropped back at your pickup location.

Day 17

Depart

Breakfast Included

 

You will be picked up at your hotel for your flight home.

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel for the departure times as indicated in the chart above. All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.