Day 1: Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
This afternoon we explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta as you get up close to this ancient geological formation. Fall in love with the desert sun as it sets over Uluru. Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) and enjoy a night under the stars. (D)
Day 2: Uluru to Kings Canyon
An early start is rewarded with the sunrise over Uluru – 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. 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). (B,L,D)
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. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Erldunda to Coober Pedy
We depart early this morning to make our way to Coober Pedy, crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border. We take a break at the outback town of Marla and stretch our legs. The next stop is Coober Pedy, the “Opal Capital of the World”. 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. Tonight we stay overnight in a unique underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy. (B,L,D)
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 (B,L,D)
Day 6: Oodnadatta Track to 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. (B,L,D)
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. (B,L)
Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping bag (can be purchased for $45).
Experienced guide, national park entry fee, meals as indicated, finger food for Uluru sunset, accommodation/Ayers Rock airport transfers, Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk (min 2 passengers required) and two night dorm accommodation with shared facilities, four nights standard camping.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. 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.
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