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The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin)

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The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin) - Contiki
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Gemma "The best thing I have ever done! Lovely group of people with friends made for life. Very well organised and an amazing experience with all the choices of activities. It went above and beyond my expectations. Trys Eddy our tour guide was on point. SO much enthusiasm, guidance, help and an all round nice guy who felt like one of the group. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone - and I have bee..."
Excellent
46 reviews
Starts
Darwin
Destinations
+13
Ends
Sydney
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Highlights

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, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane

46 Reviews

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Good
13%
Average
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  • E
    Written on April 14, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Most amazing trip of my life! So much adventure!
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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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  • NM
    Written on April 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's definetely been a life changing trip. From nice places to stay, a very knowledgable tour guide, amazing activities, great countryside to the most awesome people you could possibly travel with!
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  • GS
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The best thing I have ever done! Lovely group of people with friends made for life. Very well organised and an amazing experience with all the choices of activities. It went above and beyond my expectations. Trys Eddy our tour guide was on point. SO much enthusiasm, guidance, help and an all round nice guy who felt like one of the group. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone - and I have been!
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  • WS
    Written on April 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastically beautiful. Accommodation, food and transport flawless. Tour Director and Bus driver were very nice people.
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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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Darwin
  2. Day 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park
  3. Day 3: Kakadu National Park
  4. Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine
  5. Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek
  6. Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
  7. Day 7: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station
  8. Day 8: Kings Creek Station to Uluru
  9. Day 9: Uluru
  10. Day 10: Uluru to Cairns
  11. Day 11 - 13: Cairns
  12. Day 13 - 15: Cairns to the Whitsundays
  13. Day 15: The Whitsundays to Farmstay
  14. Day 16: Farmstay to Noosa
  15. Day 17: Fraser Island to Noosa
  16. Day 18: Noosa to Surfers Paradise
  17. Day 19: Surfers Paradise
  18. Day 20: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay
  19. Day 21: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
  20. Day 22: Coffs Harbour to Sydney
  21. Day 23: Sydney
  22. Day 24: Sydney

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • April 23, 2015

    What is intra tour air tax?

    The intra tour air tax covers the air taxes for the flights included on this tour. It's imposed by the airlines and therefore needs to be paid before the tour departs to secure your flight as a part of this tour.

  • April 23, 2015

    What is internal air price for?

    The internal air price covers the cost of your internal flights on The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin) and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs.

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Trys Eddy
    "I'm a born and bred Aussie, who has been living this crazy nomadic lifestyle of a Tour Manager for the..."
  • Patrick Davis

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    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Darwin is the starting point and Sydney is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    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 8 January 2018 the full payment of $4,189 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $4189 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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