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11-day Cairns to Darwin tour
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11-day Cairns to Darwin tour

By Kapalga Travel
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 13-99, max of 17 per group
Duration: 11 days
Start time: Check availability
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
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  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner
  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Camping equipment (swag and tent provided)
  • National park fees
  • 4x4 truck transport with air-conditioning and forward facing seats
  • Experienced guide
  • Camping fees
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cairns and drop-off at your accommodation in Darwin
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Terrestrial - Ted Elliott Mineral Collection
  • Entry/Admission - Undarra Lava Tubes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Belmore
  • Entry/Admission - Krys the Crocodile
  • Entry/Admission - Burke and Wills Camp 119
  • Entry/Admission - Lawn Hill Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Lawn Hill Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Riversleigh Fossil Fields
  • Entry/Admission - Nicholson
  • Entry/Admission - Limmen National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Limmen National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mataranka Thermal Pool
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (we supply an esky to keep your drinks cool and we recommend purchasing any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks prior to the tour)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Darwin accommodation
  • Cairns accommodation

Start:
  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35/41 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
End:
  • Darwin NT, Australia
    In Darwin we are able to drop you off at your accommodation either in the CBD, the surrounding suburbs or at the airport.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45493P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

How much is 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour?
11-day Cairns to Darwin tour price starts from AU$3,550.78. Discover and book 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour on Tripadvisor
What is the 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour cancellation policy?
11-day Cairns to Darwin tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour?
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JenandMikeSydney
Sydney, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We highly recommend Kimberley off-road Adventure Tours!! We have just arrived in Cairns having done the Darwin to Cairns section of Savannah Way with Adam. We did the Darwin to Broome 2 yrs ago which was also absolutely fantastic! Adam's knowledge of the geology of the area, aboriginal rock art, history - both indigenous and the early pioneers etc is amazing, he has a great sense of humour and manages to organise great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner on way. Everyone pitches in to help which is part of the fun of it! Outback northern Australia is fascinating, so worth visiting. If you want some adventure in the beautiful Australian outback, book a trip with Adam and Kimberley Off-Rd Adventure tours for a memorable and exciting trip!
Written 24 May 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to write this review Mike and Jen, and thank you for coming back to do another off-road adventure! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Kakadu and Savannah Way trip and even Adam's sense of humour! All the best and safe travels for the future, Lucy
Written 31 May 2021
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Suzanne
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Wonderful Savannah trip jam packed full of highlights. Adam U was quick to identify wildlife, He is a knowledgeable and caring guide, full of information about the area, cattle and historical events. Meals cooked in the camp oven were a real treat. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 3 June 2022
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Thanks Wallace. Adam U certainly has a great eye for wildlife! Thanks for choosing to travel with us. All the best, Adam & Lucy
Written 5 August 2022
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mikeb654321
Sydney, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great trip, so good to be able to do such a wonderful trip in good hands, safely and with a great bunch of new friends.
The days were filled with seeing the country from Cairns to Darwin,water holes, bush walks, rock art, fossils, wildlife and some stunning scenery.
Meal times everyone chipped in preparing, cooking and clean up before we headed off for the next adventure or night walk. Meals yum and always plenty.
Would definitely do another trip with Kimberley Off-Road Adventure Tours.
Adam and Lucy run a great family business I wish them and family well they are gold.
Written 5 June 2021
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Thanks Mike, we'd love to have you back on another tour anytime! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the journey from Cairns to Darwin and we wish you all the best in your future travels, Lucy & Adam
Written 9 June 2021
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lady5000
Sydney, Australia510 contributions
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I would never be able to do these trips on my own so doing trips with Adam gives you the taste of roughing it and visiting out of the way places in safety with like minded people. Mind you they are not easy and the 11 day trip had some very long driving days on the Queensland section. On our trip only 1 out of 17 passengers was not a repeat traveller with Adam which speaks volumes about his travel style, enthusiasm, skills and knowledge. So unless you have a four wheel drive go with Adam.
Written 23 May 2021
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Thank you for this wonderful review, we're always happy to hear when people have enjoyed their time on tour. Take care and safe travels for the future, Lucy
Written 31 May 2021
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Heather H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Loved my camping experience, the wide open spaces and blue skies. Although we had some issues with the truck huge efforts were made to make sure we continued on our tour with only one destination missed. Interesting bunch of people, loved the quiet way Adam guided us to take care of ourselves and shared his extensive knowledge of fauna and flora. I made a special friend and highly recommend this company.. and I plan on doing another trip next year.
Written 9 August 2023
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Gail H
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Solo
What a fantastic experience. Loved it all. Really hard to nominate one highlight as there were so many; southern lost city .. awesome; swimming in the waterholes at Lorella Springs ... awesome. Mustn't forget Undarra volcanic lava tubes. And that magic billabong at Yurmikmik. Can't finish the review without saying how good our guide was ... he really made everything come together. He had so much knowledge on anything you asked about, had a great sense of humour and could also cook! Would happily travel with you guys again.
Thanks for a trip to remember.
Written 3 June 2022
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So glad to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with Adam U, he is a fantastic guide and we are so glad to have him as part of our team. We love to hear that you would join us again! You get a discount if you do book another trip so please get in touch if that is the case. All the best, Adam & Lucy
Written 5 August 2022
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Sandy P
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
This was the most fantastic trip I have ever been on. I have never camped before but it didn't take long to know how to put up my tent and roll out the swag. Adam was just fabulous. We ate wonderful food prepared by Adam every night. We all pitched in with the preparation for breakfast and lunch. We gathered the wood for our campfire each day and we hiked through some of the most beautiful places and swam in the gorgeous waterholes along the way. We stopped at some very remote campsites as well as fantastic spots with bars and pools. Seeing the stars at night at Hells gate was unbelievable. I could not fault the tour or Adam. If you want to see the real Australia then join Adam on one of his fantastic tours. You will not be disappointed.
Written 26 June 2022
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Hi Sandy, Thanks for sure a beautifully written review and it's great to hear you enjoyed your time on the 11-day Cairns to Darwin tour. It's such great country. We're thrilled that you enjoyed Adam's company and his great guiding skills. Thanks for joining us on this adventure and we wish you all the best in your future travels, Adam & Lucy
Written 14 July 2022
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Hilda M
Briagolong4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This was a great trip. I haven't really camped before so I wasn't sure how I would cope. I needn't have worried. Adam showed us as a group and then helped me as an individual without any fuss.

There was a good choice of food and plenty of it. We all helped with the cooking and washing up. Many hands make light work!

Travelling along dirt roads and stopping off at lots of different places historic as well as beautiful and remote made for an interesting and exciting adventure. We stopped to swim in beautiful clear pools and hot springs. Adam's knowledge of the flora and fauna was amazing. He seemed tireless and was always on the lookout for rare and interesting wildlife for us to photograph.

We camped at remote campsites. Saw amazing sunsets and wonderful starry skies.

The whole trip was well organised and researched to provide a great experience of the Australian outback and National Parks. i'm very grateful to all involved.
Written 12 June 2023
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Shona MB
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We did a lot of different activities. The trip was very well organized and Adam led the group tirelessly. Thanks so much Adam for the wonderful experience. Loved all of it. Learnt a lot about the bush and saw some interesting birdlife. Loved Bitter Springs, natural wonder. Highly recommend. Shona and Howard
Written 4 June 2023
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