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From Adelaide to Darwin: exploring the heart of Australia via the Explorer’s Way

Go on an amazing adventure from Adelaide to Darwin along Australia’s Explorer’s Way. This famous route takes you through the beautiful Clare Valley vineyards, the wild Flinders Ranges, the opal fields of Coober Pedy, and the sacred Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Your journey ends in the tropical beauty of Katherine and Darwin.

The outback journey

Beginning in Adelaide and Clare Valley

Just an hour and a half drive from Adelaide, you’ll find Clare Valley, an area famous for its Riesling wine and stunning vineyards. With over 50 cellar doors, it’s the perfect introduction to the expansive adventure that awaits in the Outback.

From Ikara-Flinders Ranges to Coober Pedy

Journey across the timeless landscapes of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, offering breathtaking mountain vistas and diverse wildlife. Next, explore the unique underground life in Coober Pedy, famously known as the world’s Opal capital.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon

As you enter the Northern Territory, experience the magic of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Join a camel tour and watch the stars in the wide outback sky. Next, head to Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park and marvel at the tall red cliffs.

Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Surrounded by the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs offers beautiful desert views and is the gateway to the Red Centre. Explore its rich culture and history before heading north to Tennant Creek, famous for its gold mining past and amazing sights like Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles).

Katherine and Darwin

In Katherine, where the outback becomes lush and tropical, you’ll find beautiful gorges, waterfalls, and hot springs. Your adventure ends in Darwin with visits to Litchfield National Park’s hidden waterfalls and the busy Darwin harbor. Be sure to explore its WWII history, Kakadu National Park, and the Mindil Beach Markets.

Setting off on the Explorer’s Way offers a unique adventure through Australia’s varying landscapes. You’ll journey from the untouched beauty of the outback to the tropical charm of the Top End. This trip is one of the world’s best road journeys, giving you unforgettable experiences and treasured moments.

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Unparalleled destinations for adventurous travelers seeking to commune with nature

Embark on an unforgettable journey – to discover lesser-known travel destinations off the beaten path.

Discover a whole smorgasbord of travel experiences – from the enchanting to the majestic – in an isle, a lake, and a national forest park.

These three destinations are all going to give you memories that will last a lifetime, each a sumptuous buffet of discoveries all its own.

The enchanting Isle of Skye

Nestled on the west coast of Scotland, The Isle of Skye is a hidden gem for nature lovers.

This remote island features rugged landscapes, dramatic cliffs, and mystical castles for an enchanting escape.

One mustn’t miss exploring The Fairy Pools, hiking The Quirang, and paying a visit at The Fairy Glen. With landscapes that look like they came out of a fairytale, you shouldn’t skip this natural wonder that exudes ethereal charm.

The serene Lake Bled

Lake Bled in the Julian Alps is known for its stunning beauty and postcard-worthy appearance. Imagine an emerald-green lake, a small island with a church, and a medieval castle perched on a cliff.

Three things to try here: take a boat ride to the island, ring the church and make a wish; hike up to the castle for a stunning panoramic view of the lake and its surroundings; and try the famous Bled cream cake.

The majestic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

This UNESCO World Heritage site’s breathtaking landscape will bring you back to the world of “Avatar”.

With towering sandstone pillars, lush vegetation, and mist-shrouded mountains to view from the glass bridge is bound to be a surreal experience. Hike through the park’s trails, discover hidden waterfalls, and ride the world’s highest outdoor elevator.

As you make plans to see one or all of these three destinations, prepare to be amazed by the splendor of nature and its beautiful marriage to modern-day creations that complement the travel experience in ways too beautiful to pass up.