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Adelaide to Alice Springs 4WD Self Drive

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,144

Driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs provides a chance to see some of Australia’s most unique sights. Visit Wilpena Pound, Parachilna and Coober Pedy before arriving at iconic Ayers Rock.


Get out there on one of the world’s most remote, yet rewarding roads for a true outback experience. This 9 day self drive between Adelaide and Alice Springs takes you to the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, and Uluru.

Spectacular Wilpena Pound is a highlight of Flinders Ranges National Park. You’ll have a full day at leisure here, during which you might enjoy a scenic flight over the rugged peaks of this area. Follow the famous Oodnadatta Track, with stops in the tiny communities of Parachilna and William Creek (populations 7 and 6, respectively). To get a different taste of the outback, try some kangaroo or emu at Prairie Hotel’s famous dining room. Visit Coober Pedy, the ‘Opal Capital of the World’ with a full day to explore. Take a tour of one of the hundreds of operating mines, and visit an underground Serbian Orthodox Church, bored out of solid rock.

Cross into the Northern Territory and spend two days in the shadow of Uluru, Australia’s most iconic monolith. Visit the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (also known as the Olgas), and consider a walking tour with an Aboriginal guide, to gain an understanding of the traditional, sacred significance of these sites.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,144

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Day 1

Adelaide to Wilpena Pound 430 km (267 miles) 5.25 hours

Depart Adelaide and travel north to Wilpena Pound via the Clare Valley Wine Region and Flinders Ranges National Park.

Duration2 Nights
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Wilpena Pound Resort

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    Wilpena Pound Resort



    Wilpena Pound Resort is built on the banks of Wilpena Creek just outside an entrance to Wilpena Pound. In this natural bush setting, native flora and fauna abound. With just 60 rooms, the resort blends well into the landscape and provides comfortable accommodation for exploring ...

    Wilpena Pound Resort is built on the banks of Wilpena Creek just outside an entrance to Wilpena Pound. In this natural bush setting, native flora and fauna abound. With just 60 rooms, the resort blends well into the landscape and provides comfortable accommodation for exploring the Flinders Ranges.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Wilpena Pound

A day at leisure to explore Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges.

Day 3

Wilpena Pound to Parachilna 141 km (88 miles) 1.75 hours

Travel to Parachilna which has an official population of seven. Its remoteness adds to the pleasure of its one and only hotel, which blends outback adventure with a slice of city luxury.

Duration1 Night
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Prairie Hotel Parachilna

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    Prairie Hotel Parachilna



    The Prairie Hotel is an oasis on the cusp of the rugged Flinders Ranges east-side, and desert plains west-side, sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Step into a haven of character, charm, creature comforts, country hospitality and great food. The hotel's guests can experience on-site latest leisure ...

    The Prairie Hotel is an oasis on the cusp of the rugged Flinders Ranges east-side, and desert plains west-side, sweeping toward Lake Torrens. Step into a haven of character, charm, creature comforts, country hospitality and great food. The hotel's guests can experience on-site latest leisure and sports facilities such as an outdoor pool. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 4

Parachilna to William Creek 387 km (240 miles) 4 hours

Travel north on the Oodnadatta Track to William Creek. William Creek was originally a support station for the Camel Drivers walking on the Overland Telegraph Line.

Duration1 Night
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William Creek Hotel

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    William Creek Hotel



    Along the Oodnadatta Track, about halfway from Adelaide to Alice Springs lies the William Creek Hotel, built in 1887 to service the railway line that traveled between the two towns. A roadhouse and outback pub used as a main stopping point between Coober Pedy and ...

    Along the Oodnadatta Track, about halfway from Adelaide to Alice Springs lies the William Creek Hotel, built in 1887 to service the railway line that traveled between the two towns. A roadhouse and outback pub used as a main stopping point between Coober Pedy and Adelaide.

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Day 5

William Creek to Coober Pedy 166 km (103 miles) 2 hours

Travel to Coober Pedy, the heart of South Australia's opal-mining industry. Discovered in 1911, today there are hundreds of opal mines operating. Most people live underground.

Duration2 Nights
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Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy

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    Desert Cave Hotel Coober Pedy



    The Desert Cave Hotel enables you to experience dugout style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas, all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. Visitors can stay underground, or if they prefer, above ground rooms are also available. This hotel is ...

    The Desert Cave Hotel enables you to experience dugout style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas, all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. Visitors can stay underground, or if they prefer, above ground rooms are also available. This hotel is perfect for leisure stays.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 6

Coober Pedy

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Coober Pedy.

Day 7

Coober Pedy to Ayers Rock 734 km (456 miles) 8 hours

Cross over the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Ayers Rock. Rising to 348 metres from the desert. Ayers Rock is one of the symbols of Australia.

Duration2 Nights
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Outback Pioneer Hotel

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    Outback Pioneer Hotel



    If you are looking for traditional Aussie hospitality, you will find it at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Swap stories of your day's adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, ...

    If you are looking for traditional Aussie hospitality, you will find it at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ. Swap stories of your day's adventures, or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant over a buffet dinner. Combined with all the luxuries of the Resort, the Outback Pioneer Hotel is ideal for both couples and families who want to enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer.

    With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action-packed. Ride a camel across the dunes, hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

    Facilities

    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 8

Ayers Rock

Today is free to explore Ayers Rock and the nearby Olgas (Kata Tjuta).

Day 9

Ayers Rock to Alice Springs 445 km (277 miles) 5.5 hours

Aboriginal culture has been an important part of Central Australia for 30,000 years. There is much to learn from the Arrernte, the Aboriginal people whose traditional lands include the area in and around Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges. On arrival in Alice Springs return your rental vehicle.

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 9 day Hertz Group R car hire
  • Goway co-pilot kit with detailed driving instructions and maps throughout

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Park fees unless stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

OTHER INFORMATION:

The rental 4WD must be collected from the Hertz Depot located at Klemzig or Plympton,  located 10 – 20 minutes from Adelaide downtown by cab (own expense)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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