Outback to the Red Centre—Adelaide to Alice Springs
Bedding down at a traditional sheep station, Living life underground in the historic mining town of Coober Pedy, Learning about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, Enjoying the sunset over Uluru, Experiencing the Red Centre with an Aboriginal guide, Sleeping in a 'swag' under the stars of the outback sky
Forego the typical coach tour and get off the beaten track from Adelaide to Alice Springs and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and cut through the outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the outback’s highlights, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price.
- Clare Valley wine tasting, visit to an Aboriginal centre, visit to the salt lake of Lake Eyre including remote thermal springs, underground mine tour, champagne sunset viewing of Uluru, Mala walk around portion of Uluru base and visit to the culture centre, hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon
- 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners (Allow AUD100-150 for meals that are not included.)
- Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), basic hotel (1 nt), Sheep Station (1 nt), camping in 'swag' or tent (4 nts), underground hostel (1 nt, multi-share)
- Private bus, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12
Please note that most accommodation in Australia is multi-share, you can read more in the trip details in our about accommodation section.
Day 1 Adelaide
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Flinders Ranges (1B,1D)
Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley before a stop at the historic town of Quorn. Bed down at a working sheep station for a one-of-a-kind overnight experience.
Day 3 Outback (1B,1L,1D)
Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history. Opt for a scenic flight over the area.
Day 4 William Creek (1B,1L,1D)
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route—the Oodnadatta Track. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites, visit the Arabunna Aboriginal Centre, cross the dingo fence and trek to the edge of the great salt lake of Lake Eyre. Relax in remote thermal springs.
Day 5 Coober Pedy (1B)
Cross the outback on a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
Day 6-7 Uluru (2B,1L,1D)
Cross the border to the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a 'swag' (canvas bedroll) or tent under the outback sky. Enjoy a walk around the base of the rock to learn the importance of Uluru to the Aborigines.
Day 8 Kings Creek (1B,1L,1D)
Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Opt for a helicopter ride over the area.
Day 9 Alice Springs (1B)
Enjoy the morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka National Park. Travel to Alice Springs via the homestead of Erldunda. Tour ends upon arrival in Alice Springs in the early evening. Feel free to book onward travel from 8pm or later today.
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