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Outback to the Red Centre–Adelaide to Alice Springs

Get off the beaten track and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and see the magnificent natural amphitheater of Wilpena Pound before hopping on a flight to the Red Centre. Here you’ll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru, and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: OAOR/257494
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Adelaide, Australia
  • Finishes: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Adelaide
  • Ikara-Flinders Ranges
  • Alice Springs
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru

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/Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Hit the road in the morning. Admire scenic views across the Clare Valley and enjoy a local food experience featuring some of South Australia's best regional produce. Travel to the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, an ancient mountain range and your base for two nights.

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Day 3: Ikara-Flinders Ranges

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.

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Day 4: Ikara-Flinders Ranges/Adelaide

Journey back to Adelaide via the historic township of Quorn. Stop for a waterside lunch at Port Pirie.

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Day 5: Adelaide/Alice Springs

Board your flight to Alice Springs, gateway to the Red Centre of Australia. Relax this afternoon, or opt to visit the Royal Flying Doctors Museum or hike up ANZAC Hill.

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Day 6: Alice Springs/Kings Creek

Opt to get up early for a hot air balloon flight, before departing Alice Springs to journey to Kings Canyon. Spend your first night under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded canvas bedroll).

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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 6km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka National Park.

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Day 8: Uluru

Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aboriginal Australians.
This morning, awake before the sun so you can watch it rise over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Then, do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru while learning its significance to the local Aboriginals. 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, temperature 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
    • Your Foodie Moment: Local Food Experience, Clare Valley
    • Wilpena Pound hike
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre
    • Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (5 nts), swag camping (3 nts). All nights multi-share
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy a local food experience in the Clare Valley
  • Count the millions of stars of the Outback sky
  • Take in the sunset over Uluru