Outback to the Red Centre–Adelaide to Alice Springs

Was $1499  — Savings of 20% on Jul. 18, 2015
9 days,Adelaide to Alice Springs

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.

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

Please note that most Yolo accommodation in Australia is multi-share. For more info, see our Trip Details.


Day 1Adelaide

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Adelaide/Quorn(1B)

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

Day 3Quorn/Beltana(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.

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

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.

Day 5William Creek/Coober Pedy(1B)

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 6Coober Pedy/Uluru(1B)

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) or tent under the Outback sky.

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

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

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

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta.

Day 9Kings Creek/Alice Springs(1B)

Enjoy the morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka National Park. Transfer to Alice Springs, where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening.

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