Downunder Self Drive Australia & New Zealand 2016 by Goway Travel

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explorers way to centre 14 day adelaide to darwin embark on a journey from the bottom of australia to the top you will be stunned by the endless view of the outback and the variety of scenery in the country day 1 adelaide to port augusta approximately 308kms 191 miles journey north to port augusta in the spencer gulf you can visit the wadlata outback and the 80-hectare arid land botanic garden where you can learn about the plant bird and animal life of the outback spencer gulf port augusta day 2 port augusta to coober pedy approximately 540kms 336 miles an early start is recommended for your journey through the outback to the opal capital of the world coober pedy is a unique desert settlement built on a long tradition of opal mining that has attracted settlers from all over the world due to the extreme temperatures most people live underground in houses known as burrows dug into the desert soils visit underground museums art galleries or try your hand at some opal fossicking day 3 coober pedy to marla approximately 235kms 146 miles continue north along the highway to marla primarily a service town and it visited twice a week by the historic great southern railway train the ghan which now frequently passes by directly across the road from the roadhouse day 4 marla to ayers rock approximately 496kms 308 miles today you will journey north crossing over the south australia northern territory borders and travel onto ayers rock located in uluru-kata tjuta national park ayers rock is the symbol of australia the rock has its moods changing colour depending on the time of day dust cloud cover and even from where you are standing at sunset you can see the whole gamut when ayers rock/uluru puts on a light show that changes its 38 visit us at colours from red to orange to lilac in a matter of minutes day 5 ayers rock today is at leisure for you to explore ayers rock surroundings day 6 ayers rock to kings canyon approximately 302kms 187 miles depart ayers rock and travel onto kings canyon once at kings canyon the views from the canyon rim are magnificent it’s amazing how places as grand as kings canyon and ayers rock also guard smaller sensitive pockets created by nature and man in the case of ayers rock there are sacred aboriginal sites while at kings canyon there is the garden of eden and the lost city spend the later afternoon walking through the base of the canyon or for those that are fit why not climb to the rim of the canyon for spectacular views day 7 kings canyon to alice springs approximately 471kms 293 miles today you will journey through grasslands and granite country and then across the finke river and on to australia’s most famous outback town,