The Red Centre of Australia is an iconic destination and one that has the most renowned natural landmarks. Thus, it draws scores of tourists to Australian shores each year. The bus tour from Adelaide to Darwin begins at Southern Australia and cuts through to the Northern Territory. The distance between Adelaide and Darwin is 2618 km. The road distance is 3026.8 km.
The Bus Tour
Greyhound Australia is the tour operator of this route. The daily tour service costs an estimated AUS $ 258.64 – AUS $ 797.16. The journey is segmented into two, Adelaide to Alice Springs and Alice Springs to Darwin. The whole journey is completed in 44h 35m.
Adelaide to Alice Springs
The first leg of the journey, Adelaide to Alice Springs, is completed with a duration of 21h 30m. The overnight journey has 15 stops in between.
This second leg of the journey is divided again into two segments, namely, Alice Springs to Tennant Creek and Tennant Creek to Darwin. The whole journey takes a total of 22h 5m. After a break of 1h 25m at Tennant Creek, the journey continues to Darwin. This journey is operated with 20 stops in between.
Short Hop Passes
Greyhound Australia offers Short Hop Passes, perfect for the traveler who has limited time but wishes to get amazing experiences as side trips during the main bus journey. These passes are available from Adelaide to Alice Springs as well as Alice Springs to Darwin.
Highlights of the Trip
1. Explore Alice Springs
Main tourist attractions of Alice Springs are Uluru, McDonnell Ranges, Desert Park, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, Palm Valley, Kings’ Canyon and the Olgas.
2. Visit Mataranka
The healing Thermal Pools of Mataranka or the Bitter Springs soothe aches and pains and leave you refreshed for the next part of the journey!
3. Explore Katherine
Katherine is home to a huge array of natural marvels, such as the Jurassic Cycad Gardens and Nitmiluk National Park. The Katherine Museum is yet another attraction.