Northern Territory & South Australia

Discover Australia from Ocean to Outback

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Explore Authentic Australia

South Australia and Northern Territory pair beautifully together for an epic Aussie itinerary for Ocean to Outback, from the vibrant capitals of Adelaide and Darwin, lush vineyards and Aboriginal culture to nature and wildlife and stunning coastlines.

Northern Territory: Iconic Natural Treasures and Ancient Aboriginal Culture

Moon rising over Kakadu escarpment
Glen Helen Gorge
Bitter Springs - Katherine and Surrounds
Uluru Northern Territory

Where to go?


Just over 18 hours from the UK, this tropical and vibrant capital city offers very friendly locals and delicious food inspired by its close proximity to Asia and being surrounded by fresh local produce. Experience fiery orange sunsets at Mindil Beach Street markets, on a Darwin Harbour Cruise or on a jet ski adventure.

Kakadu National Park

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional beauty and unique biodiversity, it's listed as UNESCO world heritage for its cultural and natural values. Kakadu National Park has 1/3 of Australia’s bird species. Discover its Indigenous Culture: Ancient rock art up to 20,000 years old at Ubirr and Nourlangie.

Katherine & Nitmiluk National Park

The third largest town in the Northern Territory and famous for Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, incredible vistas and sunsets. Explore by kayak, by helicopter, by hiking the famous Jatbula Trail, or on a gorge cruise. Nitmiluk National Park, offers 13 gorges carved from the ancient sandstone country.

Alice Springs

An authentic outback town – the gateway to Uluru. Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ (as it's known by the locals) is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful characters, adventure and strong Aboriginal history. 

Uluru / Ayers Rock

The spiritual heart of Australia. 600 million years old and hugely sacred and spiritual to the traditional owners and rich with cultural experiences and stories. Take a scenic flight for an unforgettable experience and enjoy a dot painting workshop with an aboriginal guide.

Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park

The 300m high sheer sandstone walls of Kings Canyon are quite spectacular and offer 360-degree views of the undulating desert landscapes surrounding it. Located in Watarrka National Park, it’s best explored at dawn on the 6km Rim Walk. Feel on top of the world as you walk the towering red rock cliffs of this majestic landmark.

Journey through the heart of Australia


Australia is home to some of the world's most captivating rail journeys. Be it across the nation, along its stunning coastline or between its major cities, travelling by train allows you to see more of the country whilst relaxing in comfort. Home to one of the most iconic rail journeys, The Ghan by Journey Beyond, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best.

The Ghan promises access to parts of Australia no other holiday can come close to, making it an experience that will move you in every sense of the word. Travelling the route of camel traders between Darwin in the tropical top end through the Red Centre and Adelaide on the southern coast. Whichever direction you travel, the journey is incredible.

South Australia: World-Class Wine and Dramatic Coastlines

Kangaroo Island South Australia
Barossa Valley @Seppeltsfield Wines
Flinders Ranges and Outback
Eyre Peninsula South Australia

Where to go?


Perfectly harboured between the four coastal beaches of Glenelg, Henley, Brighton and Semaphore, and the Adelaide Hills. The vibrant capital city of Adelaide is one of only two National Park Cities with nature and wildlife on its doorstep. Also known as Australia’s vineyard capital and one of the ‘Great Wine Capitals’ of the world, with over 200 wineries within an hour’s drive.

Wine regions

With 18 world-renowned wine regions, it can be hard to choose which to visit first. Penfolds, home of Australia’s most prized wine, Grange is nestled in the foothills of Adelaide, only 15 minutes from the city, while the famous Barossa is just under an hour away. Savour the taste of wine only available from cellar doors as well as enjoy labels you recognise from home.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, a scenic 30-minute flight from Adelaide or short ferry transfer from the mainland, is known as nature’s playground, and once you hit the road you’ll find out why! Wildlife abounds as fabulous restaurants and friendly pubs give way to rugged cliffs, wild plains and beautifully clear waters. Discover unique wildlife, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle.

Flinders Ranges

Steeped in Aboriginal culture and home to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, Flinders Ranges is a mere 5-hour drive north of Adelaide via the Clare Valley wine region. Visit Nilpena Ediacara National Park, proclaimed as a place of rich cultural heritage and scientific value. In the park’s unassuming hills, witness an ancient seafloor containing strange early lifeforms.

Coober Pedy

Known as the opal capital of the world boasting a sun-baked lunar landscape, fascinating history and a unique way of life. Approx half of Coober Pedy’s population lives underground due to heat, with sights including underground churches, Opal mines and homes. Witness the colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range at Breakaways Conservation Park.

Eyre Peninsula

Australia's major seafood hub and only a 45-minute flight from Adelaide, Eyre Peninsula boasts fantastic food and wine, luxury accommodation and abundant wildlife, but it's best known for its world-famous aquatic activities. Enjoy oysters straight from the sea, fresh fish with ocean views and incredible marine experiences, such as whale-watching tours, diving and more.

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