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Outback to the Red Centre–Adelaide to Alice Springs
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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
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: OAAR/133026
  • Starts: Adelaide, Australia
  • Finishes: Uluru, Australia
You will Visit
  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs

Itinerary

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Day 1: Adelaide

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities during the day, so check in and explore the city. Opt to go for a cruise to swim with dolphins (seasonal), take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or enjoy time getting lost in the city.

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Day 2: Adelaide/Quorn

Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it's on to Quorn.
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.

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Day 3: Quorn/Beltana

Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.
Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges.

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Day 4: Beltana/William Creek

Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.
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.

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Day 5: William Creek/Coober Pedy

Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
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.

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Day 6: Coober Pedy/Kings Creek

Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky.

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Day 7: Kings Creek/Uluru

Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.
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.

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Day 8: Uluru

Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.
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.

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Day 9: Uluru/Alice Springs

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Transfer to Alice Springs, where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening.
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 Alice Springs.

The tour ends upon arrival to Alice Springs in the evening.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Clare Valley wine tasting
    • Aboriginal cultural centre visit
    • 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
    • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Count the millions of stars of the Outback sky
  • Sleep underground in the historic mining town of Coober Pedy
  • Enjoy the sunset over Uluru.