A few years back, I went on a school trip which meant driving in a double decker bus from Melbourne through to Darwin. It was a great trip with 42 other students (and my now-Husband!) and remains one of the best trips I have taken through Australia.
We went from Melbourne – Adelaide – Coober Pedy – Kulgera – Alice Springs – Tennant Creek – Mataranka – Darwin.
As a stopover, we walked around Adelaide and ventured further north to Coober Pedy and stayed in the Opal Cave Bunkhouses, watched a live Opal demonstration and were even informed that popular films such as Pitch Black and Priscilla Queen of the Desert were filmed here.
The Opal Cave Bunkhouse, Coober Pedy