Explorers Way self-drive

Make your next road trip truly memorable with one of our Self-Drive Holidays

13 nights from
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There’s no better way to discover than on a self-drive holiday. Travelling by road is undoubtedly one of the best ways to explore and our selection of hand-crafted itineraries will take you to some of the most popular locations. Each itinerary incorporates car hire, and local experiences, along with a personalised Co-Pilot Kit to assist you along the way.


TRAVEL TYPE: Self drive


Day 1: Adelaide to Port Augusta – 305km

Travel to Port Augusta. Overnight at Port Augusta.

Day 2: Port Augusta to Coober Pedy – 540km

Visit the unique township of Coober Pedy. Overnight at Coober Pedy.

Day 3: Coober Pedy to Marla – 234km

Depart Coober Pedy for Marla, the start of the Oodnadatta Track. Overnight at Marla.

Days 4-5: Marla to Uluru – 517km

Travel to Uluru and Yulara Resort. Explore the rock, visit Kata Tjuta and the Valley of the Winds. Stay the next two nights at Uluru.

Day 6: Uluru to Kings Canyon – 321km

Leave Uluru and skirt the rim of Kings Canyon. Overnight at Kings Canyon.

Days 7-8: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs – 474km, via the Mereenie Loop Road 322km

Head to Alice Springs and discover the town at leisure. Stay the next two nights at Alice Springs.

Day 9: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek – 508km

Travel through small outback towns before reaching the Devils Marbles. Overnight at Tennant Creek.

Days 10-11: Tennant Creek to Katherine – 673km

Drive to Katherine and enjoy a Katherine Gorge cruise. Stay the next two nights at Katherine.

Days 12-13: Katherine to Kakadu National Park – 310 km

Travel to the town of Pine Creek before arriving in Cooinda. Take the Yellow Water Cruise. Stay the next two nights at Kakadu.

Day 14: Kakadu National Park to Darwin – 210 km

Travel to Darwin.



  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 breakfast (Day 7)
  • 14 days car rental with GPS
  • Co-pilot self-drive kit
  • Nit Nit Dreaming Cruise
  • Yellow Water Cruise
  • Highlights include - Discover the underground town of Coober Pedy
  • See Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the Devil’s Marbles
  • Spot crocodiles on a Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Travel dates

1 December 2020 - 31 March 2021.

  • You must book by 31-Mar-2021

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