CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

A$8,534
NEW
A$8,534
NEW

Journey through the heart of Australia…

See the Red Centre and the Top End on an Outback adventure through Australia’s heart, spending 14 days travelling from Adelaide to Darwin. From the orange-rock spires of Warren Gorge, the underground mining town of Coober Pedy, the towering domes of Kata Tjuta, the traditional rock art in Ubirr, the swimming holes of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to the towering rock walls of Katherine Gorge, you’ll get an insightful top-to-tail Australian adventure. Along the way, learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legends and customs during the Top Didj cultural experience and discover the history of the First Peoples of Australia at Anbangbang. This trip will leave you with a profound appreciation of Australia’s First Nations significance and rugged natural beauty.

Will you join us?

Important! Preceding DAY 1: This tour departs Adelaide early on Day 1 so guests will need to arrive on Wednesday 31st August. A night of accommodation is included in your own room at Mantra on Hindmarsh Square or similar.

 

DAY 1 Thursday 1st Sep 2022

FLINDERS RANGES (B/L/D)

Welcome to South Australia, where your adventure begins. You’ll be picked up from the Mantra on Hindmarsh Square Adelaide at 8.30am and head to the culinary epicentre of the State’s capital, the Adelaide Central Market. We’ll meander through the markets to collect some local produce to enjoy a little later in the day. Next, visit Australia’s Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Tandanya. Leave South Australia’s capital behind and head north to the Clare Valley, home to some of the country’s best wines. Perhaps purchase a bottle and pair it with your delicious lunch. After lunch, enjoy expansive views of the Flinders Ranges as you drive towards Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of rocky mountains. Experience the sunset at Wilpena Pound before settling into your accommodation for the night.

Accommodation: Your own room at Rawsley Park or similar


DAY 2 Friday 2nd Sep 2022

QUORN (B/L/D)

It’s an early (but worthwhile) start this morning as you enjoy a short and leisurely walk along one of the many tracks in Flinders National Park, spanning a massive 450 km. Your guide will choose the best trail for your group, depending on the time of year. Travel to the site of the Yourambulla Caves where you’ll have the opportunity to view some Aboriginal rock art before stopping for lunch at Quorn. Spend the afternoon enjoying a couple of walks. Warren Gorge provides stunning ochre rock faces that complement the blue skies. Keep your eyes peeled for the very well-camouflaged local rock wallabies. Tonight, you’ll stay in the quintessential South Australian town of Quorn.

Accommodation: Your own room in Great Northern Lodge or similar


DAY 3 Saturday 3rd Sep 2022

COOBER PEDY (B/L/D)

Leave Quorn and head to Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the area, most of the town is constructed underground, with residents living in homes carved into the hillsides. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, an underground house and the opal mine (with an opal-cutting demonstration). The rest of the afternoon is free to explore. Try your hand at “noodling” for opals. End the day with some rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight, stay in a multi-share underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy.

Accommodation: Your own room in a Desert Cave Hotel or similar


DAY 4 Sunday 4th Sep 2022    

COOBER PEDY – YULARA (B/L/D)

We’ll be honest, there’s a fair bit of driving today. From Coober Pedy, travel past the Dingo Fence and Breakaways Reserve, and into the Northern Territory. Be prepared to ‘hold on’ as your guide hits the indicator on the vehicle for the first time, leaving the Stuart Highway and turning left onto the Lasseter Highway towards Uluru. Make sure you have your phone fully charged and your neck cushion handy!

Accommodation: Your own room in a Permanent Safari Tent (shared facilities)


DAY 5 Monday 5th Sep 2022  

YULARA – ULURU (B/L/D)

Rise early this morning and be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the day is still fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of this incredible sandstone formation, which is of great spiritual significance to the Anangu people. Walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru where you will be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape. This exclusive experience will give you an insight to the meaning behind traditional Anangu art and culture. The onsite Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts for you to browse. Head back to camp for lunch.

Accommodation: Your own room in a Permanent Safari Tent (shared facilities)


DAY 6 Tuesday 6th Sep 2022

ULURU – KING’S CANYON (B/L)

Today, explore one of the Red Centre’s greatest treasures, Kata Tjuta, a group of domed red rocks rising spectacularly out of the desert. Like Uluru, they’re sacred to the Anangu people and are believed to be 600 million years old. After lunch, travel to Watarrka National Park (King’s Canyon).

Accommodation: Your own room at King’s Canyon Resort or similar


DAY 7 Wednesday 7th Sep 2022    

KING’S CANYON – ALICE SPRINGS (B/L)

With its 300-metre high sandstone walls, hidden waterholes, fern forests, chasms, canyons and caverns, Watarrka National Park is central Australia’s answer to an oasis. The highlight attractions here are the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre and the Lost City – all sites you’ll get to visit on the Rim Walk. Following lunch, it’s back on the road for the onward drive to Alice Springs.

Accommodation: Your own room at Hotel Aurora or similar


DAY 8 Thursday 8th Sep 2022

ALICE SPRINGS (B)

Today, take time to explore Alice Springs at your leisure.

Accommodation: Your own room at Hotel Aurora or similar


DAY 9 Friday 9th Sep 2022

DARWIN (B)

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight bound for Darwin, skipping 1,500 km and almost 24 hours if you went by road! Once there, catch the Darwin Airport shuttle service to your hotel where you’ll spend the afternoon before setting off on your Top End adventure early tomorrow morning. The rest of the evening is free for you to do as you please in Australia’s northernmost state capital.

Accommodation: Your own room at Argus Hotel Darwin or similar


DAY 10 Saturday 10th Sep 2022

DARWIN (B)

Today is as clear as the blue skies in the Northern Territory for you to choose your own adventure. With the whole day at your leisure in Darwin, you might like to take a swim at the recreational lagoon or wave pool in the Waterfront Precinct, check out the varied range of native and tropical flora at the Darwin Botanic Gardens, discover more about the region at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, or have a walk along Mindil Beach and catch an incredible Top End sunset over the ocean. The best thing is, you’ve got the power to decide! Keep in mind that you’ll have an early start tomorrow, so feel free to chill out with a good book today.

Accommodation: Your own room at Argus Hotel Darwin or similar


DAY 11 Sunday 11th Sep 2022

DARWIN – MARY RIVER (B/L)

Set off from Darwin and head south to Lichfield National Park, a huge sandstone plateau with dozens of waterfalls. Explore Florence Falls, Wangi Falls and the Buley Rockholes. After a picnic lunch, stroll through steamy rainforests and cool off with a dip in one of Litchfield’s picturesque swimming holes. We then hit the road to Wulna Country, where your Limilngan-Wulna hosts – the land’s Traditional Owners – will greet you with a Cul Cul or ‘Welcome to Country’. Learn about their culture during bush tucker talks and didgeridoo and basket weaving demonstrations.

Accommodation: Your own room at Mary River Wilderness Retreat or similar


DAY 12 Monday 12th Sep 2022

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK (B/L)

After breakfast this morning, head onto the water on a wildlife cruise in the Mary River Wetlands, a network of waterways home to crocodiles and native bird species. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park and the ancient Aboriginal rock art in Ubirr. Your guide will lead a walk through the numerous rock galleries, before you climb to the top of a lookout for views over the Nardab floodplain.

Accommodation: Your own room at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel or similar


DAY 13 Tuesday 13th Sep 2022

KAKADU – KATHERINE (B/L)

This morning you have the option to take a scenic flight over Kakadu (at your own expense). The flight takes in views over the Arnhem Land escarpment, vast flood plains and billabongs. Later, spend time exploring Kakadu’s other major Aboriginal rock art site – Nourlangie (Burrunggui), while your guide provides a glimpse into how the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live. After lunch, head south and stop to visit the historic gold-mining centre of Pine Creek. Stop for a quick dip at Maguk or Gunlom Falls, before going on to Katherine.

Accommodation: Your own room at Ibis Katherine or similar


DAY 14 Wednesday 14th Sep 2022

KATHERINE – DARWIN (B/L)

Depending on the season, head out on a morning cruise along the inky waters of Katherine Gorge, or canoe between red rock walls that are up to 70 metres high. This 23 million-year-old landscape was formed by the Katherine River, which flows from Arnhem Land out to the Timor Sea. After lunch, we head to the beautiful Edith falls for one last refreshing swim in the huge plunge pool before we hit the road back to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end on arrival.

Accommodation: Your own room at Argus Darwin Hotel or similar

 

Important! After DAY 14: This tour returns to Darwin in the mid-afternoon, traffic and weather depending. It is highly recommended you do not book a flight out of Darwin on this day. A night of accommodation is included in your own room at Argus Darwin Hotel or similar on the 14th of September for check out on the morning of the 15th.

TOUR DATES: 1ST – 14TH SEPTEMBER 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$8,534 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Mantra on Hindmarsh Square

Mantra Hindmarsh Square offers premier apartment style accommodation in Adelaide’s bustling CBD.

Whether you’re in town for the Adelaide Festival or V8 Supercars, a footy trip, romantic escape or a foodie tour with friends, Mantra Hindmarsh Square is the top pick in Adelaide accommodation.

We offer all the creature comforts you need for an affordable, relaxing holiday including Foxtel, high speed internet access, air conditioning and your own kitchen facilities. We’re also home to one of Adelaide’s favourite restaurants where you can enjoy coffee in the morning sun, a light lunch, cocktail or dinner.

Take a short stroll to Rundle Mall; the heart of shopping in Adelaide with more than 600 retail stores, three department stories and 15 arcades. Cross the road and you’re in Rundle Street, home to fabulous alfresco cafes, award-winning restaurants, iconic pubs and cutting-edge fashions.

Rawnsley Park

Set at the foot of Rawnsley Bluff, Rawnsley Park provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Available in one, two and three-bedroom configurations, they’re ideal for families and groups of friends and come complete with fully equipped kitchens, private decks with outdoor setting, newly renovated ensuite bathrooms, TVs and DVD players and air-conditioning. Picnic areas with free gas barbecues are provided, or take the short stroll to our Woolshed Restaurant for dinner. There’s also a shop, fuel and swimming pool available in our caravan park – a short drive or 15-minute walk away.

Great Northern Lodge

Quorn’s newest motel accommodation situated in the Flinders Ranges South Australia.

Quorn is home to the world-renowned Pichi Richi Railway. The town also has hotels, cafes, a supermarket, fuel stations, art galleries, historic buildings, native gardens, a swimming pool complex, great night skies and fabulous weather. Quorn is full of history and is loved by filmmakers, with many movies made here and around the region for decades. Events such as film nights, music festivals, horse racing, art exhibitions, sporting carnivals and the world famous Pichi Richi Marathon are all held here. One of our newest events is the Quorn Silo Light Show which projects every night from sunset.

Stay in Quorn and explore the magnificent gorges, mountains, wildlife and enjoyable hikes that are at our doorstep, or discover Port Augusta. Drive to Wilpena for the day or even Parachilina for lunch, and come home to five star comfort.

Desert Cave Hotel

Imagine a place with absolutely no sound or light. There’s no heat and no humidity. It feels perfectly calm, as if time doesn’t exist and the space around you is directionless.

You’re tucked up in a comfortable bed and you drift off to sleep, with nothing at all to disturb you until your mind and body decide they’re ready to reawaken. This is the experience in one small, South Australian town – Coober Pedy – where houses and hotels are buried into hill faces and extend deep underground.

Permanent Safari Tent

Accommodation at Yulara includes a unique stay under the stars in our permanent safari camp, with a proper bed, linen and electricity all provided. Please note toilet and shower facilities are shared at this venue.

King’s Canyon Resort

440 million years in the creating, Kings Canyon rises 270 metres above sea level and is at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. It is here that an unforgettable outback adventure will unfold in an extraordinary place of ancient beauty. The Canyon has been forged through layers of sandstone and hard shale creating soaring domes and plateaus that plummet to an oasis of natural rock pools and native flora and fauna.

This is a place where you can truly explore with all of your senses and immerse yourself in the untamed never never with the blessing of the original land owners.

Facilities have been designed to make life for travellers easier and include laundry, barbeque, swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants, bar, convenience store and petrol station, dedicated viewing deck for prime viewing of the sun setting over Kings Canyon and roaming WiFi. Our food and beverage offering ranges from a simple bistro meal at Desert Oaks Bistro to a grand take on the Aussie BBQ and the remarkable beauty of dining under a Desert Moon. Our team is here to ensure that we meet the needs of every member of your family or travelling group.

Hotel Aurora

Aurora Alice Springs offers convenient accommodation in the heart of town. Located on Todd Mall, the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct offering a unique walking experience. The Aurora Alice Springs is suitable for corporate travellers and holidaymakers with free wireless internet and car parking.

Aurora Alice Springs’ location places you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding Outback areas such as the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges, Standley Chasm and Simpson’s Gap. You will always be welcome at our Alice Springs hotel.

Argus Hotel Darwin

Argus Hotel offers modern contemporary style accommodation with the choice of Superior King, Twin and Deluxe Double Hotel Rooms. Our team of dedicated customer service professionals reflect Darwins’ relaxed and warm character, whilst providing an exceptional level of personalised service to our international and domestic guests, business travellers and special group clients alike.

Boasting contemporary design, our Superior and Deluxe Rooms embrace modern comfort as one of Darwin’s newest CBD accommodation venues. At Argus Hotel Darwin, our rooms offer private Juliet balconies where you can take in the views over Darwin city. Our guests will enjoy modern essentials; complimentary WiFi, LCD TVs, complimentary basic Foxtel channels, tea/coffee facilities, Outback Essence amenities, and acclaimed artwork by Merrepen Arts.

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is a major regional service centre for Outback South Australia, with essential services including medical, health, welfare, law and order, education and leisure. The four main industries are opal mining, tourism, primary production and support services. Together with nearby Andamooka and Mintabie, Coober Pedy produces 85% of the world’s opal supply.

The miners quickly discovered the advantages of living underground to escape the heat of the summer and winter’s cool desert nights. No matter how harsh the climate, the underground rooms maintain a comfortable, even temperature ranging from 19ºC to 25ºC day and night throughout the year. It is estimated that about 50% of the population live underground now. Most dugout homes are excavated into hillsides rather than dug from shafts.

The soil in the Coober Pedy hillside is stable enough to allow huge ceiling spans in rooms and it is not unusual for a mining family to buy an adjoining property and tunnel to link two dwellings, or even three or four. Some mansion style homes spread up to 450 square metres underground.

Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi)​ south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area, known as the Aṉangu. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uluru and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is renowned for the richness of its Aboriginal cultural sites. There are more than 5,000 recorded art sites illustrating Aboriginal culture over thousands of years. The archaeological sites demonstrate Aboriginal occupation for at least 20,000 and possibly up to 40,000 years. The cultural and natural values of Kakadu National Park were recognised internationally when the park was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is an international register of properties that are recognised as having outstanding cultural or natural values of international significance. Kakadu was listed in three stages: stage 1 in 1981, stage 2 in 1987, and the entire park in 1992.

Today, Kakadu National Park is a major tourist attraction in Australia’s north. Kakadu’s dramatic landscape, Aboriginal cultural significance and diverse and abundant wildlife are what visitors are drawn to. There are many beautiful waterfalls and gorges within the park that are popular with visitors, such as Maguk, Gunlom Falls, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls.

Kakadu National Park has some of the best examples of Aboriginal rock art in Australia. The sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr are among the most visited locations in the park. It is possible to view some of Kakadu’s diverse wildlife at places like Yellow Water Billabong, Cooinda on board a wildlife cruise or at Mamukala Wetlands or Anbangbang Billabong. The Kakadu region is one of the world’s best for bird watching as approximately 30% of Australia’s bird species can be seen here.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 13 nights’ accommodation including 2 nights in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
  • 1 night pre-accommodation in Adelaide 31st August prior to tour
  • 1 night post-accommodation in Darwin 14th September after the tour
  • Solo room – always!
  • Alice Springs to Darwin flight on Day 9
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour, as well as to/from the airports on Day 9
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour (the friendly Two’s a Crowd team can assist with competitive quotes and airfare bookings from wherever in the world you are located)
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Any additional pre- and post-tour accommodation beyond those listed in the inclusions (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Journey through the heart of Australia…

See the Red Centre and the Top End on an Outback adventure through Australia’s heart, spending 14 days travelling from Adelaide to Darwin. From the orange-rock spires of Warren Gorge, the underground mining town of Coober Pedy, the towering domes of Kata Tjuta, the traditional rock art in Ubirr, the swimming holes of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to the towering rock walls of Katherine Gorge, you’ll get an insightful top-to-tail Australian adventure. Along the way, learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legends and customs during the Top Didj cultural experience and discover the history of the First Peoples of Australia at Anbangbang. This trip will leave you with a profound appreciation of Australia’s First Nations significance and rugged natural beauty.

Will you join us?

TOUR DATES: 1ST – 14TH SEPTEMBER 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$8,534 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Mantra on Hindmarsh Square

Mantra Hindmarsh Square offers premier apartment style accommodation in Adelaide’s bustling CBD.

Whether you’re in town for the Adelaide Festival or V8 Supercars, a footy trip, romantic escape or a foodie tour with friends, Mantra Hindmarsh Square is the top pick in Adelaide accommodation.

We offer all the creature comforts you need for an affordable, relaxing holiday including Foxtel, high speed internet access, air conditioning and your own kitchen facilities. We’re also home to one of Adelaide’s favourite restaurants where you can enjoy coffee in the morning sun, a light lunch, cocktail or dinner.

Take a short stroll to Rundle Mall; the heart of shopping in Adelaide with more than 600 retail stores, three department stories and 15 arcades. Cross the road and you’re in Rundle Street, home to fabulous alfresco cafes, award-winning restaurants, iconic pubs and cutting-edge fashions.

Rawnsley Park

Set at the foot of Rawnsley Bluff, Rawnsley Park provides the perfect base for exploring the Flinders Ranges. Available in one, two and three-bedroom configurations, they’re ideal for families and groups of friends and come complete with fully equipped kitchens, private decks with outdoor setting, newly renovated ensuite bathrooms, TVs and DVD players and air-conditioning. Picnic areas with free gas barbecues are provided, or take the short stroll to our Woolshed Restaurant for dinner. There’s also a shop, fuel and swimming pool available in our caravan park – a short drive or 15-minute walk away.

Great Northern Lodge

Quorn’s newest motel accommodation situated in the Flinders Ranges South Australia.

Quorn is home to the world-renowned Pichi Richi Railway. The town also has hotels, cafes, a supermarket, fuel stations, art galleries, historic buildings, native gardens, a swimming pool complex, great night skies and fabulous weather. Quorn is full of history and is loved by filmmakers, with many movies made here and around the region for decades. Events such as film nights, music festivals, horse racing, art exhibitions, sporting carnivals and the world famous Pichi Richi Marathon are all held here. One of our newest events is the Quorn Silo Light Show which projects every night from sunset.

Stay in Quorn and explore the magnificent gorges, mountains, wildlife and enjoyable hikes that are at our doorstep, or discover Port Augusta. Drive to Wilpena for the day or even Parachilina for lunch, and come home to five star comfort.

Desert Cave Hotel

Imagine a place with absolutely no sound or light. There’s no heat and no humidity. It feels perfectly calm, as if time doesn’t exist and the space around you is directionless.

You’re tucked up in a comfortable bed and you drift off to sleep, with nothing at all to disturb you until your mind and body decide they’re ready to reawaken. This is the experience in one small, South Australian town – Coober Pedy – where houses and hotels are buried into hill faces and extend deep underground.

Permanent Safari Tent

Accommodation at Yulara includes a unique stay under the stars in our permanent safari camp, with a proper bed, linen and electricity all provided. Please note toilet and shower facilities are shared at this venue.

King’s Canyon Resort

440 million years in the creating, Kings Canyon rises 270 metres above sea level and is at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. It is here that an unforgettable outback adventure will unfold in an extraordinary place of ancient beauty. The Canyon has been forged through layers of sandstone and hard shale creating soaring domes and plateaus that plummet to an oasis of natural rock pools and native flora and fauna.

This is a place where you can truly explore with all of your senses and immerse yourself in the untamed never never with the blessing of the original land owners.

Facilities have been designed to make life for travellers easier and include laundry, barbeque, swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants, bar, convenience store and petrol station, dedicated viewing deck for prime viewing of the sun setting over Kings Canyon and roaming WiFi. Our food and beverage offering ranges from a simple bistro meal at Desert Oaks Bistro to a grand take on the Aussie BBQ and the remarkable beauty of dining under a Desert Moon. Our team is here to ensure that we meet the needs of every member of your family or travelling group.

Hotel Aurora

Aurora Alice Springs offers convenient accommodation in the heart of town. Located on Todd Mall, the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct offering a unique walking experience. The Aurora Alice Springs is suitable for corporate travellers and holidaymakers with free wireless internet and car parking.

Aurora Alice Springs’ location places you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding Outback areas such as the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges, Standley Chasm and Simpson’s Gap. You will always be welcome at our Alice Springs hotel.

Argus Hotel Darwin

Argus Hotel offers modern contemporary style accommodation with the choice of Superior King, Twin and Deluxe Double Hotel Rooms. Our team of dedicated customer service professionals reflect Darwins’ relaxed and warm character, whilst providing an exceptional level of personalised service to our international and domestic guests, business travellers and special group clients alike.

Boasting contemporary design, our Superior and Deluxe Rooms embrace modern comfort as one of Darwin’s newest CBD accommodation venues. At Argus Hotel Darwin, our rooms offer private Juliet balconies where you can take in the views over Darwin city. Our guests will enjoy modern essentials; complimentary WiFi, LCD TVs, complimentary basic Foxtel channels, tea/coffee facilities, Outback Essence amenities, and acclaimed artwork by Merrepen Arts.

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is a major regional service centre for Outback South Australia, with essential services including medical, health, welfare, law and order, education and leisure. The four main industries are opal mining, tourism, primary production and support services. Together with nearby Andamooka and Mintabie, Coober Pedy produces 85% of the world’s opal supply.

The miners quickly discovered the advantages of living underground to escape the heat of the summer and winter’s cool desert nights. No matter how harsh the climate, the underground rooms maintain a comfortable, even temperature ranging from 19ºC to 25ºC day and night throughout the year. It is estimated that about 50% of the population live underground now. Most dugout homes are excavated into hillsides rather than dug from shafts.

The soil in the Coober Pedy hillside is stable enough to allow huge ceiling spans in rooms and it is not unusual for a mining family to buy an adjoining property and tunnel to link two dwellings, or even three or four. Some mansion style homes spread up to 450 square metres underground.

Uluru

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi)​ south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area, known as the Aṉangu. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uluru and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is renowned for the richness of its Aboriginal cultural sites. There are more than 5,000 recorded art sites illustrating Aboriginal culture over thousands of years. The archaeological sites demonstrate Aboriginal occupation for at least 20,000 and possibly up to 40,000 years. The cultural and natural values of Kakadu National Park were recognised internationally when the park was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is an international register of properties that are recognised as having outstanding cultural or natural values of international significance. Kakadu was listed in three stages: stage 1 in 1981, stage 2 in 1987, and the entire park in 1992.

Today, Kakadu National Park is a major tourist attraction in Australia’s north. Kakadu’s dramatic landscape, Aboriginal cultural significance and diverse and abundant wildlife are what visitors are drawn to. There are many beautiful waterfalls and gorges within the park that are popular with visitors, such as Maguk, Gunlom Falls, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls.

Kakadu National Park has some of the best examples of Aboriginal rock art in Australia. The sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr are among the most visited locations in the park. It is possible to view some of Kakadu’s diverse wildlife at places like Yellow Water Billabong, Cooinda on board a wildlife cruise or at Mamukala Wetlands or Anbangbang Billabong. The Kakadu region is one of the world’s best for bird watching as approximately 30% of Australia’s bird species can be seen here.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 13 nights’ accommodation including 2 nights in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
  • 1 night pre-accommodation in Adelaide 31st August prior to tour
  • 1 night post-accommodation in Darwin 14th September after the tour
  • Solo room – always!
  • Alice Springs to Darwin flight on Day 9
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour, as well as to/from the airports on Day 9
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour (the friendly Two’s a Crowd team can assist with competitive quotes and airfare bookings from wherever in the world you are located)
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Any additional pre- and post-tour accommodation beyond those listed in the inclusions (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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20 out of 10!

The trip was just great - I can't really think of any negatives. Diane will back me up when I say I usually give 10/10s - I gave her 20/10. Trish, Canada/Alaska

Excellent trip

I found the overall trip excellent. I believe Diane's professionalism, inclusive personality and ability to relate to all contributed to this. She worked to ensure the group was cohesive without individuals impinging on the personal space of others etc. a good skill to have and one she applied effectively. Kate, Canada/Alaska

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Fantastic value for money paid. Russell our guide is an asset to your company... he was fantastic! Overall the trip was magical from start to finish. Well done Two's a Crowd ... the best trip ever. Barbara, Canada/Alaska

Fantastic first solo trip

I had a fantastic trip. Absolutely loved Canada and Alaska. It's the first time I have travelled solo and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of people that all got on so well. Diane our host was great. She did a good job of getting us altogether for meals, excursions, shopping trips etc. I liked that she quietly got things done without being loud or "in-your-face". She was good at being one of us as well as our leader. Wendy, Canada/Alaska

Good balance of activities and spare time

Had a great time. Good mixture of organised activities and spare time. Diane was an excellent tour host. Russell the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable with his insights into growing up and living in Canada. Sharon, Canada/Alaska

Well organised trip with an excellent host

The trip was well organised, with a good mix of activity and free time. The scenery was spectacular and fellow travellers were a great bunch. Diane is a excellent host - helpful, courteous and above all a pleasure to know. I found her bubbly personality a bonus and can only speak highly of her. Gary, Canada/Alaska

I had a fabulous time

I had a fabulous time. Lake Louise and the hotel were magnificent. The cruise was excellent. Diane made sure that she was available for group meals and sightseeing, and was alway in good humour and great fun. I would recommend your company to everyone and am very interested in the Scandinavia  tour at the end of 2017.

Cathy, Adelaide - Canada/Alaska May 2016

Great holiday

What a great trip! I experienced so much and participated in all that was offered. I had read and reviewed as much as time allowed me but was not prepared for what the trip gave me and that is a better understanding of the beautiful people of both countries. - Lesley on Vietnam/Cambodia

In good company

I thought the suggestions for optional things to do, in the "free" time were very good. So good, we really ended up with very little free time. So much to do! - Mary on Vietnam

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together. - Anonymous on Vietnam/Cambodia

Fantastic first experience!

Extremely well organised with fabulous guides throughout - especially in Vietnam! First holiday with your company and certainly not the last. - Glenys on Vietnam

Great group to travel with

Having a small group meant that the days were more relaxed and flexible and I really felt spoilt and looked after. Melinda on Borneo

Thoroughly enjoyed Uganda

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip especially Uganda. There was so much variety of things to do on this trip. Jaros & Julius were great. Thought in Kenya the Maasai Mara were beautiful people, so easy to get along with. Judy

Can’t stop talking about my experience

I just feel so privileged to have shared with the Maasai the most awe-inspiring majestic sights and sounds of Africa. The fantastic memories will be with me forever. Maureen

Absolutely enjoyable

Gillian was a fantastic host. She was there for us from the moment we reached Hotel Troy. Heather on Africa

Best holiday I’ve been on!

One of the best holidays that I have been on - really well organised. I would never have travelled to Vietnam or Cambodia on my own. Bronwyn

Well organised

Fun, well organised and a really great group. Barbara on Vietnam/Cambodia

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together.

Great value

Well done. No complaints. Very pleased with this trip. Great value for my hard earned dollars! Really enjoyed the [Vietnam/Cambodia] tour. 

Fabulous rapport filled with much humour!

A great bunch of people & I can't believe how we all had such a fabulous rapport filled with much humour!!!

I couldn’t fault anything.

The (Uniworld River) cruise was great, I met up with some wonderful people who treated me like part of the family !
The ship & crew were fantastic & the excursions were very good, I couldn't fault anything. I'd recommend this cruise to anyone.  Peter

Informative and educational

The entire trip was one of the most enjoyable and exciting. Also so informative and educational. I was so pleased to make the trip. Wish I was over there in that magical place.  Marjorie

Delighted

I’ve just returned from the wonderful Kimberley trip.  It was my first experience with Two’s a Crowd and I was delighted.  Kay

Opportunity to experience

I have had the opportunity to experience things I would never had done by myself.  Solo travellers is a fantastic concept and use of social media has been a great way to share and keep in touch with friends and family. Judi

I need not have worried

Being my first tour and a senior member, I admit I was apprehensive but I need not have worried. It was great and I was very well looked after.  Can’t wait to go to Kenya with Two’s a Crowd.  Maureen

Smooth and seamless

A memorable trip of a lifetime, a wish fulfilled.  A fascinating cultural country steeped in history which I found totally enthralling.  Two’s a Crowd service was smooth and seamless.  Pam

A wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience visiting Cambodia and Vietnam and gave me a better understanding of these countries. I had a great time with new friends, we had a good bunch and Leonie was the perfect host. Eric

Value for money

Value for money and outstanding co-operation from your staff and tour operators. Joan

Safe and secure and totally looked after

An awesome adventure for my first time overseas alone.  Leonie was excellent and both guides were also fantastic.  At all times I felt safe and secure and totally looked after.  Melinda

Well done Two’s a Crowd.

Leonie was an excellent host, the ideal person. I never felt any pressure to  be involved in every activity so I could explore alone during free time. Having 2 or 3 nights in most places was great – you could rest up or party. Well done Two’s a Crowd. Jenny

A completely different experience

It was a nice surprise holiday, a completely different experience from all my other holidays. Thanks. Piroska

I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.

In my travelling life, I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.  Two’s a Crowd is the first one where I haven’t had to correct anything in my travel documents.   Piroska

I’m so excited to have found you Two’s a Crowd.

“Finally. A travel company is recognising the needs of people like me”

This is perfect for me.

“I’ve been to Burma but can you please send me some information about other destinations. This is perfect for me.”

I really wanted to meet the people behind it

“I saw your ad in the local paper and could have phoned but I wanted to come in and congratulate you on starting this great business. I really wanted to meet the people behind it.”

Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be!

I’m really enthusiastic about the niche you are determined to cover in the market, and have the feeling stumbling on Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be.

I find them inspirational

Thanks for sending these emails as I find them inspirational and will sit dreaming for the next hour or so.

Thank you for providing a service for people like me

“I am very excited to read about your area of speciality, and look forward to devouring all information that might come my way. Thank you for providing a service for people like me.”

Excellent throughout.

The entire 14 days ran so smoothly from Two's a Crowd booking my flights to  airport transfers and then the 12 days camping in the Kimberley. Excellent throughout. Congratulations. Marjorie

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