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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

  • 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 loved it!!  The entire team worked like clockwork together!  Made us feel very comfortable and welcome.  We loved them all!  The entire trip was so well put together.  All the activities were well thought out and so interesting.  Very diverse and so enjoyable.

    Don & Kathy Gogna
  • “Excellent trip and leaders!”
    Len & Carole Adams
  • “It exceeded my expectations!”
    George & Kathy Snyder
  • “We liked everything! Great itinerary, delicious staff prepared meals, bus transport and parking so handy. This is the way to do Mardi Gras!”
    Kathy Michaud
  • “We had an enjoyable fun adventure in NYC.”
    Thomas & Shirley Lynch

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Australia: The Outback

  • “Every show was great. Good choices! I loved having everything taken care of. We just showed up! Good job!”
    Ted & Judy Barber
  • “This was our first tour and it exceeded our expectations!”
    Chris & Barb Christian
  • “The entire team did a very good job. They were so helpful and lots of fun to be with. They bent over backwards to accommodate us. It was a great rally. The Rallymasters were lots of fun and so efficient. We had a very good time.”
    Jim & Jan Dawes
  • “We only stayed five days but they were amazing!”
    Thomas & Colleen Brown
  • “Overall another fabulous Adventure Caravans trip!”
    Darlene & Henry Divin
  • “The thorough coverage of Alaska provided memories for a lifetime!”
    Allan & Pat Hagerstrand
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