Tours to Australian Outback 2018 - Photo
Guided holidays to Coober Pedy and Alice Springs - Photo
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Day 1: Welcome to Adelaide

On arrival in Adelaide today, explore the major sights of the city before joining a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Meet the traders and share the history and secrets of this 140-year-old icon. This evening, relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Adelaide. Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2: Adelaide – Flinders Ranges

Today travel to the Clare Valley for a wine-tasting at Jesuit-owned Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest existing winery. Explore the picturesque grounds and St. Aloysius Church, and take a stroll through the vines before stopping in Clare at lunchtime. Later, travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. As you head to the Flinders Ranges, pass the ruins of deserted pastoral leases and keep an eye out for mobs of emu on the plains as dusk draws near. Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort, Flinders Ranges. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 3: Wilpena Pound – Port Augusta

Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead and Wangarra Lookout, which affords panoramic views over Wilpena Pound. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, known for its beautiful historic railway station. Your final destination today is Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments, Port Augusta. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy

Today visit Woomera, an isolated experimental ground used for testing rockets during the 1950s and 1960s. Then travel through salt-lake country and observe the transformation to a stark, barren landscape as you near isolated Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. Coober Pedy is world renowned for its underground residences, called ‘dugouts’, which are built in this fashion due to the extreme daytime heat. View an opal demonstration with a local guide, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence. Hotel: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 5: Coober Pedy – Ayers Rock

Cross the border into the Northern Territory today and continue to dual World Heritage listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the local Indigenous inhabitants and is thought to have begun forming around 550 million years ago. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set at Australia’s most renowned natural landmark and witness the spectacular phenomenon of the changing colours of the massive sandstone monolith. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast.

Day 6: Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Rise early this morning to experience a majestic Red Centre sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided stroll around its eleven-kilometre perimeter, or a guided walk to Mutiitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of its ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, and you’ll also learn about the area’s flora and fauna and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Watch a magnificent sunset while you enjoy sparkling wine. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort. Included Meals: Day 6: Breakfast

Day 7: Ayers Rock – Kings Canyon

Awe-inspiring Kings Canyon is your destination today. 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. Learn the intriguing story of owners, Ian and Lynn Conway, and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region’s remote communities. Continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation whose sheer sandstone walls soar to a height of 100 metres. A 6km rim walk of the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park: an easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed is another option. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 8: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs

Travelling past seemingly-deserted cattle properties today, you’ll develop an appreciation for the magnitude of the Australian Outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide. It was one of twelve stations along the Overland Telegraph Line, which revolutionised communications on the island continent. Later, drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice’. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort , 2 nights. Included Meals: Day 8: Breakfast.

Day 9: Alice Springs

After breakfast, join an Aboriginal guide at Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People. In the Nocturnal House, learn about the endangered animals of the Red Centre. Then enjoy a captivating Birds of Prey show. Continue to the headquarters of iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family for Be My Guest a home-cooked BBQ dinner, and later listen as they share their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Day 10: Farewell from Alice Springs

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast

dates & pricing

Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$3995 $5100 Apr 3, 24
May 15
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2018
$4175 $5435 Jun 5, 26
Jul 10, 24
Aug 7, 21
Sep 4, 18
Oct 2
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2019
$4125 $5245 Apr 16
May 7, 21
Twinshare Sole Use Departs 2019
$4295 $5575 Jun 4, 25
Jul 9, 23
Aug 6, 20
Sep 3, 17
Oct 1

WAYS TO SAVE

Departures from 1 April 2018

  • Early Payment Discount – 10% saving when you pay in full by 27 November 2017
  • Early Payment Discount – 5% saving when you pay in full by 13 Feb 2018

Highlights & inclusions

  • Take a tour through Adelaide Central Market with a local foodie
  • Wine Tasting at Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley
  • Explore Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges, watching for mob of emu along the way
  • Experience a unique underground church & home at Coober Pedy
  • Red Centre sunsets with nibbles and sparkling wine
  • Learn about indigenous culture at Uluru
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime 11km walk around the base of ‘The Rock’
  • Explore the 36 mystical domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Meet the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary for a Be My Guest dinner
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 5 Dinners with wine

Flight information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Adelaide Airport
  • Day 10 – Flights to depart anytime from Alice Springs Airport
  • Flights are not included in the holiday price.

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