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Australia: The Outback

  • Destination: Australia, Nature Tour, Overseas Tours, The Outback
  • Duration: 15 days

September 19 – October 03, 2017

Two Person / RV $6,900
One Person / RV $5,490
Additional Person – Call for Pricing

September 17 – October 01, 2019

Two Person / RV $8,650 – Subject to Change
One Person / RV $6,890 – Subject to Change
Additional Person – Call for Pricing

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Enter a fascinatingly remote world when you join us for this RV tour through The Outback.

Words fail, photos may illuminate, but Ayer’s Rock is one of those places you must experience to really understand. Known now by its Aboriginal name, Uluru (pronounced ooh la roo) is one big rock! In sunlight it glows; in shadows it hides. Smooth graceful curves, crater-sized pock marks, 500-ft. cracks, dark waterfall lines. As an elephant touched by blind men, it changes perspective at every turn. While Ayer’s Rock will be a highlight of the tour, you’ll love The Outback as well: the stark silent beauty, the clear nighttime Southern Cross skies, the glimpses of Aboriginal culture. Our tour starts from Darwin, visits Kakadu, one of Australia’s best national parks, threads its way through The Outback of Northern Territory to Alice Springs, past historic roadhouses, and thence to Ayer’s Rock. Along the way we will encounter wallabies, kangaroos and the unique birds of this arid region, often surprised by the many parrots and finches that call this home.

Your registration includes rental of a late model Class C turbo diesel vehicles accommodating two to four adults and including double bed, gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, shower, toilet, air-conditioning/heating, pressurized hot & cold water, and radio/CD player. Also included are linen, bedding, and kitchen equipment.

This tour is the first of 4 separate tours in Australia & New Zealand, the other tours are:
Australia – Queensland / Australia – Sydney / New Zealand

For a detailed description of this tour, visit www.bafrenz.com

Itinerary

Day 1
Darwin, Northern Territory
● Orientation
● Welcome Dinner
● Darwin Hotel
Day 2 - 4
Howard Springs
● Pick-Up Rental RV’s & Grocery Shopping
● Howard Springs Nature Center
● Darwin’s East Point overlooking Timor Sea
● Darwin’s Thursday Market and Sunset over the Sea
● Fogg Dam, a Wet Paperbark Forest and Flooded Marshlands
Day 5 - 6
Kakadu National Park
● Kakadu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Park
● Aboriginal Guide
● Aboriginal Rock Paintings at Ubirr
● Monsoonal Forest and Billabongs
Day 7
Katherine
● Sunrise Boat Tour at Yellow Water
● Estuarine Crocodiles, Thousands of Plumed Whistling-Ducks,
– White-bellied Sea-Eagle and more
● Breakfast at Yellow Water
Day 8
Daly Waters
● The Outback from Katherine, Past Larrimah, to Daly Waters
● Bowers of Great Bowerbird
● Dinner at Daly Waters Outpost
Day 9
Devils Marbles, Stuart Highway
● Encounter Incredibly Long Truck-Trains
● Devils Marbles: Strange Rock Formations
– which Glow Fiery Red at Sunset and Dawn
Day 10 - 11
Alice Springs
● Cross Tropic of Capricorn
● Desert Side Road: Flocks of Zebra Finches, Budgerigar
– and other Parrots and Honeyeaters
● School of the Air
● Royal Flying Doctors Base
● Historic Telegraph Station
● MacDonald Range and Simpson’s Gap, a Wildlife Oasis:
– Black-Footed Rock Wallabies and Wedge-Tailed Eagles
● Desert Park, an Environmental Education Facility
Day 12 - 13
Ayer’s Rock, Uluru
● Stuart’s Well Roadhouse
● Sunset over Uluru
● Tours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
● Sounds of Silence Dinner and Entertainment
Day 14
Alice Springs
● Last Travel Day Through The Outback
Day 15
Cairns
● Return RV’s
● Air Flight to Cairns, Queensland
● Cairns Hotel
● See Australia – Queensland Tour for Continuation of Tour

Tour Features

Click Here to View What is Included In Every Overseas RV Caravan

• RV Park Campground Fees (some sites do not offer electricity)
• Naturalist and Aboriginal Guide at Kakadu
• Entrance Fees
• Naturalist and Historical Guide at Uluru
• Airfare to Cairns
• Ground Transportation from Airport to Hotel
• Services of Professional Naturalist
• Customized Bird and Mammal Checklists for Nature Sites
• “What you Should Know Before you Leave” Preparatory Document

Tour Route

Total Miles Traveled – 1727

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Testimonials

  • “Excellent staff, excellent group of attendees, excellent tour guide, great bus drivers, wonderful shop tours, great meals. Everything was great. Everyone got along together, great venues and racing.”
    Dick & Sandy Kashdin
  • “It was fantastic. It exceeded all our expectations in every way. Wagonmasters & Tailgunners were the BEST!”
    Fred & Judy Smith
  • '...knowing that we had a Tailgunner behind us really put us at ease... we never broke down, or even got lost, we knew someone was looking out for us.'
    Bill & Shelly
  • “Loved the variety and the dedication to following old Route 66 as much as possible.”
    Ruth Buzzard
  • Wonderful Staff (Conrad, Clary and Ron on the Polar Bear tour) - I had car trouble, I had a cabinet fall right out of the wall, and I fussed about my transmission on the RV. I had slide covers full of heavy wet snow --- all these problems solved with cheerful and competent efficiency. A widow on my first alone adventure ---totally looked after. Thanks to these fellows - I am delighted with my experience.
    Linda Ellis – Polar Bear Tour
  • “We had a great trip. We went to many places & shows that we wouldn’t have done on our own. The Wagonmasters & Tailgunners were great! They went beyond the call of duty with all the great food, campfires, socials, etc!”
    Steve & Pat Fuchs

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Australia: The Outback

  • “This trip was absolutely amazing and wonderful! A new adventure every day, we loved every minute of it.”
    Pete & Fawn Olvera
  • “So much planned, down to the last detail. Rallymasters, tour guide and bus driver were all super!”
    Betty Ogden
  • “Fantastic experience to travel in RV and have guide and arrangements made. The freedom to deviate from the schedule gave freedom to do what you want. Logistics were excellent. Wagonmasters were very experienced to meet all needs of the caravan. Wonderful team.”
    Doug & Kay Marsh
  • “We like the combination of enroute stops, free days to explore and planned AVC tours/activities. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour.”
    Winston & Linda Norris
  • “The things I liked best on this rally were, everything! Never could have done so much on our own.”
    Carolyn & Cheeze Cheezum
  • “Excellent management! Well orchestrated! Sandy & Hex went out of their way to ensure everyone’s needs were met. Great choice of shows!”
    Sue Roden
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