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The Red Centre to Adelaide
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Bored with the outskirts? Go right into the (Red) centre of the action with our journey from Alice Springs to Adelaide. On the way, well hike Kings Canyon, camp out under the stars in Uluru, check out an opal mine in Coober Pedy, and class it up with a wine tasting in the Clare Valley. Opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre, and savour your time on the road with new friends and amazing Aussie CEOs. Now you can say you've really done Australia.

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Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Photography, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141294
Starts: Alice Springs, Australia Finishes: Adelaide, Australia
You will visit
  • Alice Springs
  • Adelaide

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

Additional Notes:
From late October - early March, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will be following the summer itinerary and visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Canyon.

Included Activities:
Kings Canyon Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00-9.50 hours, 770km)

03

Day 3: Uluru (1B, 1D)

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

Included Activities:
Uluru Mala Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Uluru at Sunset

04

Day 4: Uluru/Coober Pedy (1B)

Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

Included Activities:
Guided Mine Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 780km)

05

Day 5: Coober Pedy/William Creek (1B)

We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 180km)

06

Day 6: William Creek/Beltana (1B, 1D)

View the salt lake of Lake Eyre. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 365km)

07

Day 7: Beltana/Adelaide (1B)

Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive.

Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

Included Activities:
Wine Tasting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 550km)

08

Day 8: Adelaide

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
Want one final adventure before heading home? Spend an extra day in Adelaide and add the 'Dolphin Swim and Cruise' extra to your tour. Head out in search of wild dolphins, before hopping into the water and going for a swim as they play around you. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a post-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity will be on the final day of your tour.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Clare Valley wine tasting
    • Underground mine tour
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
    • Hike at Kings Canyon
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (4 nts), swag camping (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share
    Meals Included
    • 5 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Savour South Australian wine in the Clare Valley
  • Bed down at a working Outback station
  • Catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
  • Sleep underground in the mining town of Coober Pedy.