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Adelaide to Alice Springs: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,333

Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.


Spend 9 days getting off the beaten track in South Australia and the Northern Territory on this budget friendly tour designed specifically for 18 to 39 year olds.

The Flinders Ranges are your gateway to the vast Australian outback. A scenic hike will work up an appetite for a hearty pub meal and drinks with locals. You can even try some emu or kangaroo. Known as ‘The Opal Capital of the World’, Coober Pedy is your first desert stop. Head underground to tour a working opal mine and museum, before departing for the Northern Territory.

Kings Canyon is home to some of the outback’s most spectacular walks and views. Sleep under the stars here, before going on to Uluru. Sunset at ‘the Rock’ is a sight that will stay with you forever. You’ll also visit another sacred site, Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas), as well as the nearby Cultural Centre to learn more about the region.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,333

Itinerary

Day 1

Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

Departing Adelaide heading for the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, a fascinating accident of design with surprising results. Continuing on for a short break in the town of Claire with its local deli and wine selections in every store, this town is a living history book and a very picturesque one at that. End the day with a spectacular sunset across the western plains highlighting the breathtaking Central Flinders Ranges. Enjoy a feast and a drink in a local pub tonight then settle into this evening's accommodation in the historic town of Quorn.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Austral Inn Hotel

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    The Austral Inn Hotel is ideally located in the middle of the Flinders Ranges, at Quorn. Visitors enjoy a clean, relaxing place to rest while they use Quorn as a base to experience the beauty of the Southern and Northern Flinders. The Austral offers great ...

    The Austral Inn Hotel is ideally located in the middle of the Flinders Ranges, at Quorn. Visitors enjoy a clean, relaxing place to rest while they use Quorn as a base to experience the beauty of the Southern and Northern Flinders. The Austral offers great meals, good South Australian wines and cold beers.

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    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Flinders Ranges

Today, experience all that the majestic Flinders Ranges have to offer. Spot emu and kangaroo early on while enjoying a scenic drive through Parachilna Gorge, one of Australia's most attractive and iconic natural landscapes. Upon entering the Flinders Ranges National Park, take in the views from Stokes Hill Lookout then hike into the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound. After this morning's exploring you'll no doubt have worked up an appetite so it's off to Wilpena Pound Resort for lunch - this is real outback hospitality! This afternoon, immerse yourself in the history of the area with a number of great outback photo stops followed by a visit to Kanyaka Ruins - a modern day reminder of the hardship European settlers endured in this harsh environment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Flinders Ranges to Coober Pedy

Destination: Coober Pedy. Where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Along with these subterranean houses, this place is know for another little gem. Opals. 75 percent of the world's opals come from here. Take a mine and town tour to check it all out. Then, time to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world and learn more about how abandoned joeys are nurtured back into the wild.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Umoona Opal Mine

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    Umoona Opal Mine



    Located in the Australian Outback, 846 km north of Adelaide along the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs, lies a town fascinating enough to draw visitors from all over the world. It has been described as looking much like the surface of the moon -- dotted ...

    Located in the Australian Outback, 846 km north of Adelaide along the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs, lies a town fascinating enough to draw visitors from all over the world. It has been described as looking much like the surface of the moon -- dotted with mine shafts and mullock heaps from 8 decades of mining. The opal mining town of Coober Pedy (Kupa piti -- an aboriginal expression meaning something like "white man's hole in the ground") is a name synonymous with Australia's national gem, and offers a truly unique tourism experience for visitors to this remote outback area.

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    • Bunkhouse
    • Communal Showers
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge

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Day 4

Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

Departing Coober Pedy, cross the Moon Plain, where you'll discover the spectacular scenery used in the filming of many Hollywood movie blockbusters such as the riotous Australian comedy 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'! Passing the Dingo Fence, the longest fence in the world, take in the awe-inspiring Breakaways Scenic Reserve on route to the real heart of central Australia, Alice Springs. You will pass some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into the Northern Territory where the resort pool is calling and a very comfy night is guaranteed!

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

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    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis



    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes ...

    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes 102 rooms which vary in sizes all equipped with the essentials.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 5

Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

You're off to Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. This afternoon there's a guided walking tour of Uluru itself. See it in all its glory at sunset before honing your BBQ skills at dinner tonight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

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 6

Uluru, Kata-Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock and Olgas)

Sunrise at Uluru is a little bit special. You won't mind setting your alarm. Then, go on a full base walk. If you like, you can take a camel ride, enjoy a scenic flight over the big rock, or even skydive (if that's your kinda vibe). Later, there's an opportunity to wander through the local Aboriginal Art markets. You may even choose to try your hand at a dot painting class to create that perfect take home souvenir. Grab a bite to eat from a choice of menus on offer in the Resort. Out there in the Red Centre is the best place for a little star gazing! Once the night sky is upon you, you can venture not too far from your room to experience the glory on offer peeping into the far outer layers of the Southern night sky. Crank your neck back and check out what is all on display right above your head, finding some famous star formations and you may even spot some of the nearby planets; some are visible with the naked eye.

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Day 7

Uluru to Kings Canyon

Today you head on into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight get your swag on and sleep under the stars.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Kings Creek Station

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    Kings Creek Station



    Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback either by quad (4 wheel motorbike), helicopter or camel.

    Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping, accommodation and an opportunity to experience the outback either by quad (4 wheel motorbike), helicopter or camel.

    Facilities

    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Communal Refrigerator
    • Kitchen
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Shower Facilities

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Day 8

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

Get your hiking boots on! This morning you start with the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon, aptly named 'Heart Attack Hill'. It's worth the effort. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Australia. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden make today even more awesome. After a picnic lunch, you will board the coach back to Alice Springs.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

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    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis



    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes ...

    Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is a great place to stay whether the stay is leisure or business related. The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the Alice Springs town centre where you can explore the attractions of Alice Springs. The hotel includes 102 rooms which vary in sizes all equipped with the essentials.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 9

Alice Springs to West Macdonnell Ranges

Wake up. Rub eyes. Be wowed with a trip to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Then you are back to Alice Springs afterwards to explore the town centre. Get involved in some of the optional activities today. Hit up the Reptile Centre and learn about some of the local animals. You can also check out the Kangaroo Sanctuary or go exploring through the Desert Garden. Say goodbye to your travel mates, this is the end of the road, for now.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 12; Jul 5; Aug 2, 30; Sep 27; Oct 25; Nov 22
2019: Jan 17; Feb 14; Mar 14

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights multi share accommodation in a mix of hotels, lodges and hostels
  • Tours may also include accommodation in underground properties or in swags
  • Transportation in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with WIFI internet where available
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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 inquire.

These tours available to guests between the ages of 18 – 39 years only.

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