Head South to Adelaide from Alice Springs without missing a beat on the open road. Dust off your hiking shoes when you arrive at King's Canyon and take in the history and culture of the Indigenous people in the Red Centre, walking around a section of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). We'll also take you to the 'Opal Capital of the World' - Coober Pedy. This Unleashed tour is for travellers aged 18-39 so you'll be travelling with like minded people all after a good time and a great adventure. Three nights will be spent in dorm-share accommodation and three nights camping.
Max Passengers: 24
AUD $955.00EUR €820.00GBP £630.00
|Tour Style||Unleashed 18-39|
|Route||Alice Springs to Adelaide|
|Price (adult)||AUD $955.00EUR €820.00GBP £630.00|
|Valid||31 March 2013 - 30 March 2014|
Itinerary: day by day
Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
DEFAULT PICK UP: Haven Backpacker Resort, 06:10am
Kick off your adventure with an optional camel ride at an outback camel farm (own expense) before we make our way to Kings Canyon Resort for lunch. Make sure you’ve got your hiking shoes on as we journey to Kings Canyon and explore the Amphitheatre, breathtaking North and South Walls, the Lost City, and Garden of Eden. After an outdoor dinner, enjoy sitting around the fire with new friends before star-gazing from the comfort of your swag (Aussie bedroll). (LD)
Day 2 – Kings Canyon to Uluru
We’ll be up early today, as we hit the road make our way to Uluru. After lunch at our campground, get up close and personal with the Rock as you walk around a spectacular section of the base. You will then get an insight to the local Aboriginal culture from your guide before watching the desert sunset over Uluru. It’s time to fire up the BBQ for dinner. Overnight in a swag (Aussie bedroll). (BLD)
Day 3 – Uluru to Erldunda
Witness a magical Uluru sunrise then visit the Cultural Centre to further your insight into the amazing Anangu way of life. The 36 domes of Kata Tjuta will fascinate you, as you explore the majestic features of this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. We enjoy lunch before we make our way to our overnight campsite at Erldunda. (BL)
Day 4 – Erldunda to Coober Pedy
Cross the border into the South Australia, leave the Red Centre behind and travel towards Coober Pedy, known as the Opal Capital of the World. On the way we stop to take in the awe-inspiring Breakaways Scenic Reserve, with views of the natural beauty for miles around. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with a tour of an underground house to see how locals survive living in the harsh desert environment of Coober Pedy. This is followed by a tour of the Umoona Opal Mine to learn all about the mining of precious opal, Australia’s National Gemstone. Meet some local wildlife and learn about rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Departing Coober Pedy we cross the Moon Plain, where we discover the spectacular scenery used in the filming of many Hollywood movie blockbusters such as Mad Max and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Dine at the World famous John’s Pizza Bar and Restaurant. Tonight we sleep in underground bunkhouse. (BLD)
Day 5 – Coober Pedy to Quorn
We head south and make a brief stop in the sheep-farming township of Glendambo. Marvel at the enormous salt flat and saltbush plains of Woomera, and learn about the area’s incredible secret history as a military weapons test site. Explore the surface of a salt lake and grab some interesting photos. Travelling through Port Augusta we turn east and leave the Stuart Highway destined for the Southern Flinders Ranges, widely considered one of the most attractive natural landscapes in Australia. Later there's time to check in at our accommodation before we relax over a friendly Aussie Pub dinner and share a drink with the locals. (BLD)
Day 6 – Quorn to Flinders Ranges
On our way towards the national park this morning, we immerse ourselves in the fascinating history of the area with a walk to Arkaroo Rock (Aboriginal Art) and a visit to Kanyaka Ruins (European settlement). Next we take in the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound, set amongst an ancient crater formed millions of years ago, before enjoying some lunch and trying to spot some emus and kangaroos. Enjoy a scenic drive through Parachilna Gorge, one of Australia’s most attractive hidden landscapes. Stop to take in the views from Stokes Hill Lookout and end the day watching a spectacular sunset over South Australia’s western plains. Enjoy a drink at the Prairie Hotel before settling in for the night. (BLD)
Day 7 – Flinders ranges to Adelaide
We set off early today, heading for Adelaide. After a short drive we stop for a walk and some lunch in the historic town of Melrose. Travel through the picturesque Clare Valley and stop for afternoon tea at Sevenhill Cellars — there is also time to sample their award-winning wines. We make a visit to the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, before arriving in Adelaide, the City of Churches. (BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.
Departure location : Select Alice Springs accommodation from 5:45am. Default pick up: Haven Backpacker Resort at 06:10am.
Arrival location : Select Adelaide accommodation early evening day 7.
Tour Departs: Year round: Tue, Sat
Tour is for passengers aged 18 – 39 years only.
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National Park entry
Meals as indicated
Air-conditioned touring vehicle
Camping fees/equipment as indicated
Dorm-share accommodation as indicated
- Camel Ride
- Helicopter Ride at Kings Creek Station
What to bring
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
Hat and sunscreen
Towel and toiletries
Warm clothing in winter
Sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30)
Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to high temperatures. In this case Kings Canyon rim walk will be on the morning of day 2
This tour is limited to active 18-39 year olds
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure
Tour must be reconfirmed 48hrs prior to departure 1300 654 604 (within Australia).
It is your responsibility to contact Adventure Tours with your preferred accommodation pick up point. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed in the itinerary and the PDF document on the website. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.
- Package is made up of 2 separate tours therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengers on each section
- B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner