9 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Outback Tour

9 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Outback Tour

There's no finer way to travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs than Our Outback Gem trip. See the best of South Australia including the Flinders Ranges, a Clare Valley winery, Parachilna, Quorn and underground mining town Coober Pedy. In the Northern Territory see sunrise over Uluru and camp under the stars near Kings Canyon for an amazing Outback experience. This Outback Gem is a beauty!

Tour Highlights

  • Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage
  • 'Valley of the Winds' walk at Kata Tjuta
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • View the magic of the Flinders Ranges

Tour Info

Code TD-AAOGAU
Style
  • Outback
Duration 8 Days
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Vehicle Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle
Suitability 18-39 Years
Start Adelaide @ 09.00 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 06.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

There are more wineries around here than flies on a sheep. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. There is a classic Aussie pub at the end of the road today.

Meals:

- Dinner

Flinders Ranges National Park is a spoiled brat, it has everything. From mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers, you're lucky you get to play in it today. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. Then to rock art site Arkaroo Rock.

Included today:

-Wilpena Pound guided walk

-National Park entry

Meals:

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Destination: Coober Pedy. Where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Along with these subterranean houses, this place is know for another little gem. Opals. 75% of the world's opals come from here. We'll take a mine and town tour to check it all out. Then: time to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world and learn more about how abandoned joeys are nurtured back into the wild.

Included today:

-Opal mine & town tour

-Kangaroo orphanage

Meals:

- Breakfast

- Dinner

It's time to cross the gemstone littered and soft grounds of the Moon Plain up the middle of Australia. Then, check out the world's longest Dingo Fence (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into the Northern Territory. That resort pool is just what the doctor ordered.

Meals:

- Breakfast

We're hitting the red ground running as we take to the road and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to the outback, mate.

Included today:

-Mt Conner

-Uluru Sunset

-National Park entry

Meals:

- Dinner

Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and soar over the rock. Later, join an optional meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.

Included today:

-Sunrise over Uluru

-National Park entry

-Uluru base walks

-Anangu Visitor centre

-Guided walk by your crew

Meals:

- Breakfast

Optional activities:

-Scenic flights

-Harley Davidson rides

-Camel tours

-Sounds of Silence

-Guided astrology tour

After a hearty breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

And please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:

-Breakfast

-Dinner

Included today:

-Valley of the Winds walk

-National Park entry

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). After a picnic lunch, we'll board the bus back to Alice Springs. Our trip might be wrapping up, but there's a whole lots of Oz out there. Are you ready for another adventure?

Included today:

-Guided hike of Kings Canyon

-Garden of Eden walk

Meals:

- Breakfast

- Lunch

Optional activities:

-Kangaroo sanctuary

Wake up. Rub eyes. Climb into a hot air balloon. Just saying, it's an option...and an amazing start to the day. Back to earth venture on an excursion out amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Our stops include the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. It's back to Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre. This afternoon, have a wander. There are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in. Book in the optional late afternoon Kangaroo Sanctuary tour for sunset.

Included today:

-Stanley Chasm

-Simpsons Gap

Meals:

-Breakfast

Optional activities:

-Hot air balloon ride

-Desert Park

-Alice Springs Reptile Centre

-Kangaroo sanctuary

Included

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 6 nights in hotels, lodges & hostels, 1 night underground, 1 night in a swag
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Awesome Driver/Guide

Note

  • Group Size - 24
  • Transport - Modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Suitable only For 18 to 39 Year Passengers
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies 
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • No pick up passengers need to meet the tour group in a Designated point. 

Accommodation 

On your trip you will stay at a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hostels, motels, cabins, lodges, and camping out in tents and even a traditional Aussie swag! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a multi-share, same sex basis.

If you are travelling with a friend and require twin or double accommodation, this is available at a small extra charge (not available while in the Northern Territory). Should this be required, you can select this at the time of booking.

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended for all passengers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before the trip departs covering cancellation, medical expenses including repatriation, loss or damage to baggage and personal belongings, money and personal liability.

 

Meals

Breakfasts are included each day (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast consists of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, a range of spreads, and fruit juice, tea or coffee. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions it may be available.

Included evening meals will be combination of those prepared by Our Road Crew, local restaurants and places in which we stay.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Our Trip Consultant when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.