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

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,338

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.

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 before departing for South Australia.

Known as ‘The Opal Capital of the World’, Coober Pedy is your last desert stop. Head underground to tour a working opal mine and museum. 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. 


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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,338

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Day 1

Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

You are hitting the red ground running as you take to the road and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to the outback, mate.

Meal Plan 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 2

Uluru, Kata-Tjuta National Park

Today, it's a free day to explore this wonderful landscape. Take your pick from some optional activities to make the most of your time here. Some options are camel rides (yes, really!), scenic flights and skydiving to get you going. Pretty awesome huh?

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Day 3

Uluru to Kings Canyon

After a hearty breakfast, spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as you venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as you sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

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 4

Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. 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 makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). After a picnic lunch board the bus back to Alice Springs.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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 West MacDonnell Ranges

Wake up. Rub eyes. Climb into a hot air balloon. Just saying, it's an option...and an amazing start to the day. Back to earth venture on an excursion out amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Your stops include the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. It's back to Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre. This afternoon, have a wander and check out your options. There are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in. Book in the optional late afternoon Kangaroo Sanctuary tour for sunset.

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Day 6

Alice Springs to Coober Pedy

Check out the world's longest Dingo Fence (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into South Australia. Then: a chance to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world. Hankies at the ready.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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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.

    Facilities

    • Bunkhouse
    • Communal Showers
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge

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Day 7

Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges

Heading Southbound, make a brief stop in the sheep-farming township of Glendambo - population 30. Marvel at the enormous salt lakes and flat, saltbush plains of the Woomera Area where you learn about Australia's military weapons testing then explore the surface of a salt lake for some excellent photos. Travelling through Port Augusta, turn East leaving the Stuart Highway and through the Pichi Richi Pass destined for the Southern Flinders Ranges widely considered one of the most attractive natural landscapes in Australia; the Ranges combine adventure, spirituality and tranquillity. Later, check in at your accommodation before you relax over a friendly Aussie Pub dinner maybe even share a drink with the locals.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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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 8

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 9

Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

Wave bye-bye to the outback today with some dramatic scenery changes - you are heading for the city, where this trip finishes up. A visit to the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. Tonight, take in some of Adelaide's finest local food and entertainment. Swap numbers and plan the next great adventure.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 12; Apr 16; May 14; Jun 11; Jul 9; Aug 6; Sep 3; Oct 1, 29; Nov 26
2019: Jan 21; Feb 18; Mar 18

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
  • Awesome driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • 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 enquire.

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

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