OUTBACK EXPLORER

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

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On this Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, we dare you to venture north from Adelaide into Central Australia and not be humbled by this land’s natural bounty. Witness the rainbow colours of Coober Pedy, the immensity of Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges, and the 60,000 years of Indigenous history enveloping Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, its sacred and spiritual sights revealed by Aboriginal guides.

INCLUSIONS

  • 10-night accommodation in double occupancy
  • Return airport transfers
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • English speaking experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine, 1 Be My Guest Dinner
  • Visits and sightseeing as per itinerary

Not included · International/domestic flights and airport taxes · Pre-night in Sydney · Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers · Optional excursions · Beverages unless noted in the itinerary · Any other services not specified above

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DAY 1 ADELAIDE

On arrival today, explore the major sights of this picturesque city. Later, join a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant 140-year-old Adelaide Central Market where you’ll meet the traders and sample some local culinary delights. Relax this evening at a Welcome Reception at Luna10 Bar, and dinner at Koomo Restaurant and Bar with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Accommodation: Adelaide for 1 night

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DAY 2 ADELAIDE · FLINDERS RANGES

Today, drive through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at the historic Knappstein Enterprise Winery before stopping at the township of Clare for lunch. This afternoon your journey continues to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery where you’ll get to meet Jeff and experience his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges! Your last stop for the day is at Wilpena Pound Resort, nestled in the shadows of this remarkable natural amphitheatre. (B/D)

Accommodation: Flinders Ranges for 1 night

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DAY 3 FLINDERS RANGES · PORT AUGUSTA

Take a walk with your Travel Director this morning to the faithfully restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn to Port Augusta. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before venturing out for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Accommodation: Port Augusta for 1 night

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DAY 4 PORT AUGUSTA · COOBER PEDY

Visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera before travelling through salt-lake country to isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant. (B/D)

Accommodation: Coober Pedy for 1 night

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DAY 5 COOBER PEDY · ULURU

Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Enter the dual world heritage listed National Park to enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area, ‘Sunset Strip’. Get your camera ready as the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. (B/D)

Accommodation: Uluru for 2 nights

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DAY 6 ULURU · KATA TJUTA

See the Red Centre set alight by the morning’s first rays of sunlight. After sunrise tour the base of Uluru. You may like to take a self-guided stroll around the 11km base of ‘The Rock’ or enjoy a guided walk with your Travel Director to Mutitjulu Waterhole. You’ll view Aboriginal rock paintings as your Travel Director interprets their meaning and significance. You’ll also learn about the flora, fauna and cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu. Visit Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where there is time to purchase some locally made Aboriginal art and learn more about the Western Desert region. This afternoon, visit the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek-bed between two of the main domes. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta while you enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles. (B)

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DAY 7 ULURU · KINGS CANYON

This morning you might choose the optional extra of seeing the Field of Light at Sunrise or enjoy a sleep in. After breakfast you will travel to Kings Canyon Resort. On the way, marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner), the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’ and stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You don’t want to miss out! Now get ready for spectacular sightseeing. You’re off on a 6km rim walk exploration of Kings Canyon, which will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park, where you’ll be able to see as far as the horizon and get a real feel for the grand scale of this natural wonder. An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available. (B/D)

Accommodation:  Kings Canyon for 1 night

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DAY 8 KINGS CANYON · ALICE SPRINGS

Your Outback Adventure continues today as you journey past vast cattle stations as the landscapes rises to the spectacular MacDonnell ranges that surround Alice Springs. In Alice Springs you explore the historic Telegraph Station that was established in 1872. It first served as one of 12 stations positioned along the Overland Telegraph Line that stretches between Adelaide and Darwin. Your last stop for the day is Anzac Hill for reflection and the panoramic views that give you an appreciation for Alice Springs. (B)

Accommodation: Alice Springs for 2 nights

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DAY 9 ALICE SPRINGS

This morning you will learn about the life of the local indigenous Arrernte People before experiencing the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility. Here you will learn how the facility brings first class health services to people living in the bush. This evening ‘Be My Guest’ with the Falzon family for an Australian BBQ dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Join them as they share stories of self-sufficient living and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. It will be a night to remember! (B/D)

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DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS

Your holiday through the Outback concludes after breakfast. You’ll receive a complimentary transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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