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7 Days Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer

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A 7 day diverse journey to the Red Centre featuring Uluru, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon, Coober Pedy, the Flinders Ranges and unique underground accommodation in Coober Pedy.

7 Days Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer
From$980 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Aboriginal Art
  • Clare Valley
  • Coober Pedy
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Wilpena Pound

Tour Info

Code AD-AASU7
Style
  • Aboriginal Culture
Duration 7 Days
Price From $980
Departures
Vehicle Mini Bus
Suitability 18-39 Years
Start Adelaide @ 6.45am
Finish Alice Springs @ 4.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Barely 100 clicks north of Adelaide lies the Clare Valley, an undulating sprawl of vineyards, wine cellars and quaint bluestone cottages. Renowned for its production of world-class Rieslings, this is one of Australia's oldest wine regions - and one of its prettiest too. On the drive through to Wilpena Pound you'll be treated to some extraordinary views of the Flinders Ranges, which, stretching for over 430 km across South Australia, are the state's biggest mountain range. Arriving at our campsite there'll be time for hike before snuggling down in a swag.

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - L, D

,William Creek

Leaving the flinders Ranges, we cruise north towards the tiny town of Lyndhurst, where the entrance sign proclaims 'Welcome to Lyndhurst. Pop. 30 (most days)'. Hitting the famous Oodnadatta Track, we'll make a stop by Lake Eyre (Australia's largest salt lake), before arriving at our campsite in William Creek - base for the night.

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - B,L,D

Covering an area of six million acres, Anna Creek Station is the world's largest working cattle station. The estate was founded in 1899 by Sir Sidney Kidman, a distant relative of Nicole who set from home out on a one-eyed horse at age 13 to make his fortune. By mid afternoon we'll have reached the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy. The weather here is so hot that life's better lived underground. After taking a guided tour of this subterranean society, and checking into an underground bunkhouse, you'll have the afternoon at leisure. Try your luck 'noodling' for opals, or finish the day at Josephine's Kangaroo Orphanage to see what's hopping about.

Accommodation

Underground Multishare (1 night)

Meals Included - B,L,D

,Yulara

There's a fair bit of driving today. From Coober Pedy we travel across the Moon Plains, past the Dingo Fence, past Breakaways Reserve, and into Yulara. Make sure you have your Ipod fully charged and your neck cushion handy.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - B,L,D

,Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Rise early this morning and be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the day is still fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of 'the rock', which is of great spiritual significance to the Anangu people. We walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru where you wiill be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. This exclusive experience will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of indigenous arts and crafts for you to browse. . Head back to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, see the landscape from a different angle, perhaps from a helicopter flight over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This is optional and come at an additional cost.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included - B,L,D

,Kings Canyon

Today, explore one of the Red Centre's greatest treasures: Kata Tjuta. The Olgas, as they're also known, are a group of domed red rocks rising spectacularly out of the desert. Like Uluru, they're sacred to the Anangu people and are believed to be 500 million years old. Return to camp for lunch before travelling to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Spend the night in an exclusive campsite inside the park.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included- B,L,D

,Alice Springs

With its 300-metre high sandstone walls, hidden waterholes, fern forests, chasms, canyons and caverns, Watarrka National Park is central Australia's answer to an oasis. The highlight attractions here are the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre and the Lost City - all sites you'll get to visit on the Rim Walk. Following lunch it's back on the road for the onward drive to Alice Springs, where this adventure concludes.

Meals Included - B,L

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

 Included

  • Experienced guide
  • National park entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • Accommodation transfers
  • 3 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities and 3 nights camping

 

Optional Activities

  • Camel Ride
  • Helicopter Ride at Kings Creek Station

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Warm clothing in winter
  • Water bottle
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Travel pillow
  • Sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30)

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • Upgrade accommodation is budget style and may be located on different premises to dorm.
  • Package is made up of 2 separate tours therefore you may travel with a different guide and passengers on each section.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.

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