Outback to the Red Centre—Adelaide to Alice Springs

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9 days,Adelaide to Alice Springs
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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.

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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 you’ll 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 Outback’s highlights, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price.

What's Included

  • 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.
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners (Allow AUD100-150 for meals that are not included.)
  • Hostels (4 nts), camping in swag or tent (3 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
  • Private bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
Itinerary Notes

Please note that most accommodation in Australia is multi-share.

Day 1 Adelaide

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Flinders Ranges (1B)

Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, before travelling to the historic town of Quorn for the night.

Day 3 Outback (1B,1L,1D)

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. Opt for a scenic flight over the area.

Day 4 William Creek (1B,1L,1D)

Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route—the Oodnadatta Track. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites, visit the Arabunna Aboriginal Centre, cross the dingo fence and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.

Day 5 Coober Pedy (1B,1D)

Cross the Outback on a rugged track to 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.

Day 6-7 Uluru (2B,1L,1D)

Cross the border to the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) or tent under the Outback sky. Enjoy the Mala Walk around part of the base of the rock to learn the importance of Uluru to the Aborigines.

Day 8 Kings Creek (1B,1L,1D)

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Opt for a scenic helicopter flight over the area.

Day 9 Alice Springs (1B)

Enjoy the morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka NP. Travel to Alice Springs via the homestead of Erldunda. Tour ends upon arrival in Alice Springs in the early evening. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later today.

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