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Outback to the Red Centre–Adelaide to Alice Springs

Forego the typical coach tour and get off the beaten track from Adelaide to Alice Springs and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and cut through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here youll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru, and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the Outbacks highlights, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price.

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Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Photography, Beer Tasting Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 133026
Starts: Adelaide, Australia Finishes: Alice Springs, Australia
You will visit
  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Adelaide

There are no planned activities during the day, so check in and explore the city.

Additional Notes:
Ever wanted to swim with wild dolphins? Now's your chance, by adding the 'Dolphin Swim and Cruise' extra to your tour. Head out from Adelaide and search for these majestic creatures, before hopping into the water and going for a swim as they play around you. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity starts early on Day 1.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Adelaide/Quorn (1B)

Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night.

Included Activities:
Wine Tasting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 350km)

03

Day 3: Quorn/Beltana (1B, 1L, 1D)

Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges.

Included Activities:
Wilpena Pound Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km)

04

Day 4: Beltana/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)

We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre and take a dip in the remote thermal springs.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 200km)

05

Day 5: William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)

Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Included Activities:
Guided Mine Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)

06

Day 6: Coober Pedy/Uluru (1B)

Cross the border to the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

Included Activities:
Uluru at Sunset

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 750km)

07

Day 7: Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)

The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aborigines. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area.

Included Activities:
Uluru Mala Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit

08

Day 8: Uluru/Kings Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, heat permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Kings Creek. Enjoy another night under the stars the traditional way, by sleeping in a swag (canvas bedroll).

Opt to take a scenic helicopter flight over the area.

Included Activities:
Valley of the Winds Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 450km)

09

Day 9: Kings Creek/Alice Springs (1B)

Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park.

The tour ends upon arrival to Alice Springs in the evening at approximately 6pm. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later.


Included Activities:
Kings Canyon Hike
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 375km)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Clare Valley wine tasting
    • Visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre
    • Underground mine tour
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre
    • Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (4 nts), swag camping (3 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sleep in a swag under the stars of the Outback sky
  • Live life underground in the historic mining town of Coober Pedy
  • Learn about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines
  • Enjoy the sunset over Uluru.