Uluru to Adelaide

$833.00

Travel across the sunburnt Australian Outback to Uluru, Watarrka and through the Flinders Ranges

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Explore the natural wonders of the world’s most sunburnt country. From Alice Springs to Adelaide, this journey will see you witness stunning sunsets over Uluru, visit jewel-filled mining towns and find secret oasis’ in the middle of the Red Centre. Blossoming with an array of surprisingly unique beauty, from wonderful wildlife to spectacular landscapes, Australia will be sure to enchant and leave visitors yearning for more.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Kata Tjuta/Uluru**
Today explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta,and as the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, watch the Rock’s rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. Fall in love with the desert sun as it sets over Uluru, then enjoy a hearty meal before curling up in your permanent tent. Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or a swag (Aussie bedroll) under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is around 45 minutes. Total walking time is approximately one hour.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:
– National park fees
– Kata Tjuta

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance

Optional Activities

Meals
– 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 Mala people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First Peoples of Australia, 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 (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Uluru Cultural Centre
– Maruku Arts cultural experience

Optional Activities

Meals
– 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 six 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.

Note: Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking time is approximately two and half hours hour.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:
– Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Kings Canyon Rim Walk
– Erldunda Emu Farm

Optional Activities

Meals
– 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.

Accommodation
– Underground Multishare (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage
– Underground Mine & Opal Tour

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 5: Quorn / Wilpena Pound**
Head 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 around five hours.

Accommodation
– (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Oodnadatta Track

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 6: Quorn / Dutchman’s Stern / Warren Gorge**
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.

Accommodation
– (1 Night)

Included Activities

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 7: Adelaide**
Make your way back to Adelaide through the rolling hills and vineyards of wine country, 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 five hours.

Included Activities

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch

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