Head North to the Red Centre from Adelaide on this seven day adventure. Three nights you'll spend in dorm share accommodation and the other three camping under the stars as you head into the Outback of the Northern Territory. We'll give you a wine tasting experience along the way as well as a stop over in the Opal Capital of the World, Coober Pedy. Take a hike in Wilpena Pound before reaching Uluru and watching the sunset at night. Walk down into King's Canyon and check out Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). This tour ends in Alice Springs.
Max Passengers: 24
AUD $995.00EUR €690.00GBP £595.00
|Route||Adelaide to Alice Springs|
|Price (adult)||AUD $995.00EUR €690.00GBP £595.00|
|Valid||31 March 2014 - 30 March 2015|
Itinerary: day by day
Day 1 – Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
DEFAULT PICK UP: Adelaide Central YHA (135 Waymouth St), 06:30am
We leave South Australia’s capital city behind and head for the hillside vineyards of the Clare Valley plus astring of classic country towns before we stop for an optional tasting (own expense) at one of the many localcellar doors. After lunch we can start enjoying the expansive views of Flinders Ranges as we weave our waytowards Wilpena Pound, one of Australia’s most magnificent natural features. We have the option of fewhikes to explore this stunning area. Overnight in the Flinders Ranges (LD)
Day 2 – Flinders Ranges to William Creek via the Oodnadatta Track
Today we breakout from the Flinders Ranges as we head north passing the mining town of Leigh Creek andvisit the gallery of outback eccentric Talc Alf at Lyndhurst. We are now following the historic route of the oldGhan railway and the Overland Telegraph line but before we really get off the beaten track we stop inMarree for some lunch beside the old Ghan rail station. We are now on the renowned Oodnadatta track aswe pass by Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre. Our last stop for the day is William Creek, home to itsfamous pub and a population of about six! Tonight we temporarily increase the population as we camp forthe night. (BLD)
Day 3 –William Creek to Coober Pedy
Desert landscapes of red dunes, salt pans and gibber plains feature as we pass through Anna Creek Station,the world’s largest cattle station at almost 24 000 square kilometres. Today’s first stop is Lake Cadibarrawirracanna - yes that is the longest lake name in the world. We then continue our approach toCoober Pedy, the ‘Opal capital of the world’. We take a town tour and view an underground house,underground church and we also take mine tour including an opal cutting demonstration. The afternoon isfree for some more exploring or you can even try ‘noodling’ (fossicking) for opals. Overnight in anunderground bunkhouse. (BLD)
Day 4 – Coober Pedy to Erldunda
Get up close to some local wildlife and learn about rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and KangarooOrphanage, before we leave Coober Pedy and head out across the Moon Plain. We pass the Dingo Fence,the longest fence in the world, and take in the view of the Breakaways Scenic Reserve, made famous by themovie Mad Max III. Early afternoon we arrive at Erldunda, located almost right in the geographical centre of Australia. Here we can take a swim in the pool or enjoy some relaxation time at our campsite for the night.(BLD)
Day 5 – Erldunda to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
We start the day by heading to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for lunch, before making the journey to one of the RedCentre’s greatest treasures: Kata Tjuta. Get up close to this ancient geological formation during a hikethrough the beautiful Valley of the Winds. Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag(Aussie bedroll) as you watch the desert sun set over Uluru and enjoy a night under the outback stars. (BLD)
Day 6 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
Rise early and be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning’s fresh, enjoy an unguided walkaround the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as youembark on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter). It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, and to connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you willhave the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to ourexclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)
Day 7 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the impressive formations and towering rock facesof Kings Canyon. You’ll really appreciate the sheer size and beauty of the canyon as we trek through theAmphitheatre, and discover the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden, and the North and South Walls. Enjoy a lunch before we make our way back to Alice Springs. (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 : Default pick up: Adelaide Central YHA (135 Waymouth St) at 06:30am. Other pick up options: Adelaide Travellers Inn (220 Hutt St) at 06:00am, Mantra Hotel (88 Frome St) at 06:15am.
Arrival location : Select Alice Springs accommodation early evening on day 7
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- Experienced guide
- national park entrance fees
- meals as indicated
- accommodation transfers
- 5 nights camping, 1 night dorm accommodation with shared facilities (or upgrade to 1 night budget ensuiteaccommodation)
- Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk*
What to bring
- Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
- Hat and sunscreen
- Towel and toiletries
- Warm clothing in winter
- Water bottle
- Insect repellent
- Travel pillow
- Sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30)
- Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weatherextremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel forfull details.
- *Where Aboriginal guide is unavailable an Adventure Tours guide will lead the interpretive cultural walk.
- Package is made up of two separate tours, therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengerson each section.
- Upgrade accommodation is budget style and may be located on a different premises to dorm.
- A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
- This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own with you or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guidebefore departure.
- It is your responsibility to advise Adventure Tours Australia if you have any special dietary requirements ormedical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
- It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Adventure Tours with your preferred accommodation pickup point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do nothear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on thisdocument. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receivenotification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriatetime.
- B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.