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Duration Six days
Destinations Adelaide (SA), Alice Springs, Coober Pedy (SA), Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Alice Springs
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up : 4th April- 5th Oct 1pm Airport, 1.10pm Desert Gardens Resort
6th Oct - 3rd April 1.45pm Desert Gardens Resort, 2pm Airport
Departure Time 1pm(Apr-Oct) 1.45pm(Oct-Mar)
Returns/Ends At Late afternoon (Adelaide)
Suitable for A Moderate level of fitness, if you enjoy hiking & experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you.
Itinerary Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
Say a quick G’day to Alice, then board a bus for a journey into the Red Centre. First stop for the day is a working camel farm. Here you’ll have the chance to hop atop one of these iconic Arabian creatures for a glimpse of how Australia would have looked through the eyes of early explorers. Yep, much of Australia’s interior was first chartered with the use of camels. Enjoy lunch, then drive on to the giant red rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Late afternoon we head to Uluru, where dinner, sunset and a glass of bubbles await.
Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately one hour.
Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) and enjoy a night under the stars. (LD)
Day 2 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
An early start is rewarded with the sunrise over Uluru. While the morning's fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you embark on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter).^ It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to see more Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kings Canyon to Erldunda
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head out to explore the formations and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. You will be left breathless by the sheer size and beauty of the canyon, as we trek through the Amphitheatre and discover the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden, and the North and South Walls. We stop for lunch before we make our way back to our campsite for the night, Erldunda. (BLD)
Day 4 – Erldunda to Coober Pedy
We depart early this morning as we make our way to Coober Pedy, crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border. We take a break at the outback town of Marla, where we have a chance to purchase some lunch (own expense) and stretch our legs. The next stop is Coober Pedy, 'the Opal Capital of the World' and one of the film locations of action movie 'Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome'. Upon arrival your guide will give you a tour of this unique town, before visiting an underground mine and museum for a guided tour. You will also have a chance to purchase some of the opal jewellery produced from the mine. We then end the day with a close encounter with some rescued Joeys at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight we stay overnight in a unique underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy. (B)
Day 5 – Coober Pedy - Quorn
After breakfast we continue the journey south along the Stuart Highway, We stop at the small town of Glendambo (population 30!) before continuing onto some of the salt lakes of Central Australia for an interesting photo opportunity. We pass by the 'rocket launching' town of Woomera — part of a former military test site. Next we make our way to Port Augusta where we stop to enjoy lunch (own expense).
From Pt Augusta we cross over the Pichi Richi Pass before arriving in Quorn, the quaint and historical railway township nestled at the entrance to the Richman Valley. We stay in private accommodation at the historical "Mill". Get ready for tonight's BBQ dinner – it doesn't get any more Aussie than this! (BD)
Day 6 – Quorn - Adelaide
Eat a hearty breakfast, because this morning we will hike one of the many peaks that make up the flinders Ranges! We then say farewell to the "Flinders". On our way back to Adelaide, take in the rolling hills and endless vineyards as we pass through the Clare Valley. We arrive at our final destination early evening. (B)
Inclusions Experienced guide
National park entry
Meals as indicated
Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk*
2 nights mixed gender multishare dorm accommodation with shared facilities, 3 nights permanent camping with facilities. Families with children under the age of 18 will stay in a private room in Quorn and Coober Pedy (subject to availability). There are no single supplements on this trip.
Exclusions Sleeping Bag (can be purchased $45)
Note Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. *Where an Aboriginal guide is unavailable an Adventure Tours/Intrepid guide will lead the cultural walk.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
What To Bring Sturdy walking shoes, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter months, flynet, camera, pillow, sleeping bag (can be purchased for $45).
15kg luggage limit
Child Policies Not suitable for children under 8 years, 8-12 years with a good level of fitness.