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The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin)

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Nicole "The Big Walkabout was great. It was amazing. We saw so many things in only round about 23 days. It was definitely more than I expected. We have been nearly every day somewhere else. That was a bit exhausting. But it was worth it in either case. There were so many different things, from a waterfall to Uluru in the Northern Territory, Hot Air Balloning and Helicopter Flight. Then we flew to the East..."
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Starts
Darwin
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Ends
Sydney
Age Range
18 to 35 year olds
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Start in Darwin and end in Sydney! With the in-depth cultural tour The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin), you have a 24 day tour package taking you from Darwin to Sydney and through Darwin, Australia and 14 other destinations in Australia. The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

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  • CS
    Written on April 12, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip was the best thing I could have ever done! I'm so glad that I decided to travel with contiki and start in Darwin. I had no idea what to expect with the first half of the tour but can honestly say it exceeded all expectations. Australia, like Canada has such a large and varying past it was nice to see both sides of this amazing country. The second half, starting in Cairns, was full of action, excitement and wonder and am now very sad to have come to the end. Usually on tours I get sick of the pace and people and just want the trip to end as to not spoil the rest of the trip but this time it feels like even with 25 days and being ill I would gladly continue with contiki and the walk about if they'd have me! I have seen and done more then I have ever thought possible and have learned so much more about myself and opened myself back up to the world then I can scarcely believe. It is not only well worth the time investment but also the financial investment and I'd do it all over in a heartbeat. #noregrets really does exist!
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  • CV
    Written on April 10, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience, far above what I could have imagined. To get to visit so many places and have the opportunity to take part in so many activities is something I won't forget. The tour manager helps make you feel at ease by being so approachable. Now the end of the trip has come I would call him a friend, not the guy who ran it.
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  • JL
    Written on April 8, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was the Best time of my life. So many good experiences and a Lot of good memories and found better friend!
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  • CR
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was a once in a life time trip and was amazing!
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  • SJ
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was absolutely amazing! We had the best tour "managers" (Trys and Paddy) and drivers (Benny and Gaz) I've ever had in my whole time of travelling. They are the funniest, nicest and most helpful guys I've met. Also the most accommodations were good and free of animals (gecko's, spiders ....) :D If it would be possible for me I would do this tour again!
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  • S
    Written on April 2, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I had the experience of a lifetime. Not only did Trys make our tour knowledgeable but extremely fun and memorable. I will never forget Australia and Trys for the wonderful memories.
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  • DS
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was absolutely amazing!! It far exceeded my expectations! Very knowledgeable tour guide!
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  • V
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Contikis The Big Walkabout totally matched my expectations! Can't complain about anything on this trip. I definitely had 24 amazing, wonderful, lifechangig days! The Tour Guides: Well, where do I even start on that topic. I had Trys and Rob on the Northern Territory Part and Paddy and Gaz on the East Coast. As tour guides they were truly amazing and so helpful, making sure everyone was having the time of their lives. They were walking down the coach everyday, making sure everyone was okay, or having any questions on the upcoming days, activitys etc. They even double checked if the non-english-speakers like me understood everything, so that's a big thumbs up! On our longer travel days, they entertained us with movies, games, music or cultural backgrounds of Australia, to even name a few. They were also pretty helpful on giving advide on extra activitys in the free times, or organizing a "get-to-know-each-other-dinner" on the first night of our tour. Trys is also an amazing photographer, he even managed to make the most unphotogenic person look good on a photo, I can tell ;) I was also a big fan of their creative Itinerarys Transportation Our transportation was a very comfy and modern coach, air conditioner and wi-fi worked and our drivers were great fun. They also managed to get all of us to our destinations safely. Accommodations As for the accommodations all I can say is, that they were worth the money I paid for it. Every accomodation was different, from the amazing hotel on Day Dream Island to the swag night under the stars. We even stayed on a cattle ranch for a night. Some accomodations had lower standards than others, but like I said, totally worth the money, most of them also had unlimited wi-fi. The rooms were clean and tidy. We didn't even found any dangerous, life-threatening animals in it, so I'm satisfied on that point. The optional activitys on this trip were my favorites, those times were rad! Over-all I can say, that I had a great time in Australia with my tour! Last thing I want to say is, apologies for possible typos, bad language etc. I've tried my best!
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  • N
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Big Walkabout was great. It was amazing. We saw so many things in only round about 23 days. It was definitely more than I expected. We have been nearly every day somewhere else. That was a bit exhausting. But it was worth it in either case. There were so many different things, from a waterfall to Uluru in the Northern Territory, Hot Air Balloning and Helicopter Flight. Then we flew to the East Coast. The Great Barrier Reef, Surfing and at least Sydney. A really beautiful city. But this wouldn't have been possible without our awesome Guides (Trys and Paddy) and the bus-drivers (Rob and Gus). They did a very good job. Trys as well as Paddy were all the time available and always in good mood. They organized everything. Even more than they had to (e.g. where to go to eat as a group, discounts for food and drinks...). Trys also organized some games, so that we got known to each other group-mate. Our bus was great. It was really high-tech. We had WLAN, air-conditioning, could watch TV an leather seats. As measured by the price we paid for this trip, the accomodation was more than ok. Sometimes we had really good hotels. Once we slept outside in a swag. Sounds not very comfortable. But it was one of the best things at this trip. Sleeping outside, having a campfire. And I've never seen so many stars. That was awesome. Furthermore we had the chance to take part in some special activities. The Guides organized all. They looked after everything and everybody. They told us where we have to be at what time. Trys described the activities before. And he did it in such a great way that I thought eacht time I have to do it. And I don't regret! All the activities I took part were great. In summary: I had the best holiday of my life. I would travel with Trys as a tourguide every time again. (I'm sorry for my bad englisch-skills, but I'm not a native speaker...)
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  • H
    Written on April 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Most amazing experience ive ever had. Trys Eddy, our tour guide was so engaged, excited, and knowledgeable which made it more than amazing.
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Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Darwin
  • Day 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
  • Day 3: Kakadu National Park
  • Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine
  • Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek
  • Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
  • Day 7: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station
  • Day 8: Kings Creek Station to Uluru
  • Day 9: Uluru
  • Day 10: Uluru to Cairns
  • Day 10 - 12: Cairns
  • Day 12 - 14: Cairns to the Whitsundays
  • Day 15: The Whitsundays to Farmstay
  • Day 16: Farmstay to Noosa
  • Day 17: Fraser Island to Noosa
  • Day 18: Noosa to Surfers Paradise
  • Day 19: Surfers Paradise
  • Day 20: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  • Day 21: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
  • Day 22: Coffs Harbour to Sydney
  • Day 23: Sydney
  • Day 24: Sydney

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Location
Darwin is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 August 2017 the full payment of $3,719 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3719 for The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 5,747 km.
  • Darwin (Australia)
  • 183 km
  • Kakadu National Park (Australia)
  • 144 km
  • Katherine (Australia)
  • 612 km
  • Tennant Creek (Australia)
  • 452 km
  • Alice Springs (Australia)
  • 223 km
  • Kings Creek Station (Australia)
  • 135 km
  • Uluru (Australia)
  • 1,796 km
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 500 km
  • Whitsunday Islands (Australia)
  • 707 km
  • Fraser Island (Australia)
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