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7 day Adelaide to Alice Springs Adventure!

$975.00 $849.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Medium
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
7 days, 6 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Wednesdays at 6am
Arrives:
Alice Springs on day 7 at 6pm approx
Adventure from Adelaide to Alice Springs to see the rock and Outback Australia!

On this 7day 6 night ultimate Adventure you’ll experience the best of South Australia and the Red Centre.

You’ll Explore the Flinders Ranges and the clare valley in depth and even have time to try some local wine!

Visit Coober Pedy the famous underground opal mining town and have a go at “noodling” for some opals yourself.

Journey the red centre and checkout Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon before finishing in Alice Springs, what an adventure!

Includes

  • Friendly, Professional Tour Guide
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Underground Multishare (1 night)

 

 

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Description

  • Explore the Southern Flinders Ranges
  • Experience the underground opal mining town of Coober pedy
  • Visit 'The Rock' In the Red Centre
  • Climb 'Heart Attack Hill' and explore Kings Canyon
  • Walk through The Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta
  • Sleep Under the stars at the camp sites

*If you don't have a sleeping bag they are available for purchase for $45

Day 1 – Adelaide to Quorn

Welcome to South Australia, where your adventure begins. You’ll be picked up from the Adelaide Central YHA at 6.30 am, so please arrive at least ten minutes before. Leave South Australia’s capital behind and head north to the quintessential country town of Quorn. After lunch enjoy expansive views of the Flinders Ranges as you drive towards Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of rocky mountains. Enjoy an easy group hike to explore the area, then settle into your camp among the trees.

Total driving time today is approximately 5 hours

Total driving time takes around five hours.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Wilpena Pound
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2 – Dutchman's Stern/ Warren Gorge/Quorn

Return to Quorn via a winding country road that passes rugged mountain ranges and crumbling colonial-era homesteads. Spend the day exploring this wild country. Hike through the orange rock spires of Warren Gorge, taking in pockets of unique flora along the way. Trek through low-lying native shrubbery and gnarled trees that mark the trails around Dutchman’s Stern, a small and attractive mountain that’s part of the Flinders Ranges. As the sun sets, rest your weary limbs in the comfort of your accommodation for the evening, a historic grain mill.

Total driving time today is approximately 5 hours

Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3 – Coober Pedy

Leave Quorn in the rear-view mirror and head to Coober Pedy, the ‘Opal capital of the world’. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the area most of the town is constructed underground, with residents living in homes carved into the hillsides. Upon arrival take a guided tour of the town, an underground house and the opal mine (with opal cutting demonstration). The rest of the afternoon is free to explore. You may even like to try your hand at 'noodling' (fossicking) for opals. End the day with some rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight stay in a multi-share underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy.

Total driving time today is approximately 6 hours

Accommodation
  • Underground Multishare (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Anna Creek Station
  • Coober Pedy Mine tour
  • Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 – Coober Pedy to Yulara

We’ll be honest, 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.

Today driving time will be about 8.5 hours.

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Dingo Fence
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5 –Uluru

Translating to the Pitjantjatjara word for ‘Many Heads’, the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta are a defining feature of the Red Centre landscape both topographically and spiritually. Rising 546 m above the surrounding plain, Mt. Olga’s tip is the highest point for miles around, while the site’s ridges and ravines are closely connected with numerous indigenous creation-time stories. Many of these stories are kept secret from outsiders, but you’ll learn a little about the local Anangu culture, and come to appreciate the beauty of their land, on a guided walk.

Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) as you watch the desert sun set over Uluru and enjoy a night under the outback stars.

There isn't much driving today, about an hour in total between destinations. You will walk approximately 5-9km, depending on how much of Uluru's base you would like to walk.

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • Uluru Base Walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Kata Tjuta
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6 – Uluru to Kings Canyon

Uluru isn’t Coober Pedy, but it still gets pretty hot here come midday. If you’re keen to beat the heat on a walk around the rock’s base, we recommend an early rise. Uluru holds great significance to the local Anangu people, and appreciating this is key to appreciating Uluru itself. An indigenous guide will explain a little about the land during a cultural interpretative walk, after which there’s the opportunity to learn more at the onsite Cultural Centre. Later in the day there’s also the opportunity of taking a helicopter flight over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park before we hit the road again for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).

Today, driving time is about four hrs and walking is up to ten kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Watarrka National Park Entry Fees
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7 – Kings Canyon to 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.

Driving time today is approximately 5 hours back to Alice Springs, and the Rim Walk is approximately 6km.

Included Activities
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of camping is done on this trip?

Accommodation consists of simple permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat, we also have swags (Aussie bed rolls) available at our campsites if you would like to experience sleeping in a swag.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

You will definitely want a sleeping bag in Winter as it can get quite cold at night, especially the further south you are and in the Red Centre (Around Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon. In summer it is advisable as it can still be cool at night. We advise to bring along your own sleeping bag, otherwise you can prepurchase one for $45.

I've heard the flies are bad in summer. Is this true?

In the warmer months there can definitely be a lot of flies while travelling through the outback. It is advisable to bring a fly net in the warmer months.

What clothes do I need?

In summer the temperatures can be extremely hot when travelling through the outback. A shirt and shorts is all that is needed during these months though we recommend a light long sleeved top and light long Pants (Zip off) to minimize your exposure to the sun. It can still get cool at night and in the morning so you will want a jumper as well.

Definitely Bring swimmers as there will be opportunities to swim at some locations. Sunglasses as well as Sunscreen SPF 30+ or better are also a necessity no matter what time of year.

During Winter the temperatures can be mild during the day but cold at night and in the morning when travelling through the centre of Australia. You will want a mixture of warm and cool clothes for this time of year. Long pants, a good jumper, a beanie, gloves and warm socks are recommended for use at night and in the morning. Further North near Darwin the temperature will not be so cold.

At all times of the year you will need a hat, Preferably wide brimmed.

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 bags available to purchase for $45 or you can bring your own!

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.

Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max


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