This express tour includes pick up from your accommodation in Alice Springs, underground accommodation in Coober Pedy, including all linen and continental breakfast, as well as a local underground opal mine tour. We head south down the Explorer Highway, passing huge salt lakes, desert landscapes and the western side of the Flinders Ranges.
|Start||Alice Springs @ 06.30 am|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 18.00 pm|
We head south down the Explorer Highway, passing huge salt lakes, desert landscapes and the western side of the Flinders Ranges.
We'll even drop you off at your central Adelaide Accommodation saving you a taxi from the Bus Station.
This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if Heading Bush are unable to achieve all locations within the itinerary.
Travel south down the Explorer Highway, east of the A.P.Y. aboriginal lands to Marla. After a lunch break it's on to the largest opal mining field in the world, Coober Pedy! Heading into town we will pass the extensive mining operations that help make this place so unique. Coober Pedy is a town where people live underground to escape the harsh desert conditions. Homes are mined out of the rock and provide an average temperature of 18°C.
Explore Coober Pedy by night and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants or cafés that are a part of this outback town.
Overnight: Underground budget accommodation.
Meals: at own expense.
Depart Coober Pedy 6.30am.
After breakfast we head south again, through the desert country of northern South Australia, past the great expanses of salt lakes which make up some of this enormous desert country. Enjoy a lunch break in Port Augusta, the cross roads of Australia.
Witness a dramatic change in the landscape as we travel along the western side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges, one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth.
Arrive Adelaide at approximately 6.00pm.