Adventure Tours Adelaide to Alice Springs (7 day)

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Adventure Tours Adelaide to Alice Springs (7 day)

980.00

Description

Capture the ancient spirit of the outback on this 7-day adventure from Alice Springs to Adelaide. Take a tour around Uluru with an Aboriginal guide, discover the Lost City in the Kings Canyon, head underground in the ‘Opal Capital of the World’ to learn all about these precious stones, explore the historic township of Port Augusta, and travel the famous Oodnadatta Track, one of Australia's most famous outback roads. This is a journey through the heartland of Australia, rich in indigenous culture and enchanting natural beauty.

Why you'll love this trip

  • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand

  • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru

  • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback

  • Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chaExperienced tour guidesms and lush oases in Kings Canyon

  • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities on guided nature walks

  • In the opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy, scorching daytime temperatures have driven the town’s few residents to live in underground ‘dugouts’. Explore the opal mine, hang out with some rescued joeys and spend the night in a subterranean bunker

What's included

Experienced tour guide
Meals as indicated: 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Travel in all-terrain vehicle
Accommodation: Camping (4 nights), Underground Multi-share (1 night), Multi-share lodge (1 night)
Activities as detailed in itinerary
National park entry fees
Breakfast : Some
Lunch : All
Dinner : Some

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch

Departures / Pickups

Tour Departs: Select Alice Springs accommodation from 5:45am

Default pick up: YHA Alice Springs 6:00am (Leichardt Terrace)

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Finishes: Adelaide accommodation early evening day 7

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Welcome to Alice Springs. Kick off your adventure with a visit to an authentic outback camel farm where you can choose to ride a camel (at your own expense). From here it’s off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for lunch, before exploring the 36 rocky landforms of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). In the evening, watch the sun set over Uluru with a glass of wine as a 1000 star dinner awaits you back at camp. With the red earth beneath your feet and the starry sky overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of local food and wine. Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately one hour. 

Meal(s) included : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru sunrise

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Aboriginal people on an interpretive cultural walk to the Mutijulu waterhole with an Aboriginal guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some Indigenous art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night. Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours. 

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Kings Canyon rim walk

Put your hiking shoes on after breakfast and head out to explore the formations and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. The sheer size of the canyon is breathtaking. Trek for 6 kilometres along the Rim Walk, which takes you through a natural amphitheatre, past the striped sandstone domes of the ‘lost city’ and into the green oasis of the Garden of Eden. Stop for lunch before making your way to a campsite on the homestead of Erldunda, where you’ll spend the night at the Desert Oaks campsite at Erldunda, where you can meet one of Australia most unique wildlife species, the Emu at the Erldunda emu farm. Note: Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking time is approximately two and half hours hour.  

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Coober Pedy

Depart early this morning and make your way to Coober Pedy, crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border on the way (approximately five hours in total). Take a break to stretch your legs and enjoy lunch in the outback town of Marla. Coober Pedy is known as ‘The Opal Capital of the World’ and was one of the locations used to film the third Mad Max movie. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the area most of the town is constructed underground, with residents living in cave-like houses carved into the hillsides. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, underground opal mine and museum. End the day hanging out with some rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight stay in a multi-share underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy. Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour. 

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : William Creek

Today after breakfast we will travel into areas seldom seen by most tourists as we leave the sealed roads of the Stuart Hwy behind us and travel on unsealed roads to one of the remotest towns in the world, William Creek. On the way we will travel through the largest Cattle Station in the world, Anna Creek. As we drive gaze out at the endless horizons as we pass by the lake with the longest name in the world, Lake Cadibarrawirracanna. Arriving into town we will set up camp and have dinner. After dinner lay down in your swag and fall asleep as you count the shooting stars. Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour. 

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Quorn

Today will be a long day of driving as we travel the famous Oodnadatta track to Quorn. Along the way we will visit Australia’s Largest lake, Lake Eyre. Visit the outback towns of Marree, Lyndhurst and Hawker. Stay tonight in private accommodation at the Mill Lodge, where you’ll also have dinner. Note: Total driving time today is around six hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour. 

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

In the morning, eat a big breakfast and hike up one of the many peaks in the Flinders Ranges. Make your way back to Adelaide through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Clare Valley, arriving in the early evening. As your journey comes to an end here, we will drop you at your Adelaide city accommodation. Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours. 

Meal(s) included : Breakfast, Lunch