|The Ultimate Outback Adventure
This is a real adventure showing you the highlights of the Australian Outback. Be prepared for the trip of a lifetime.
•Travel on endless dirt roads
•See the amazing Ayers Rock
•Swim in hot water springs
•Have a drink in remote Outback Pubs
•Walk on top of Kings Canyon and enjoy some glorious views
•Get an insight into the ancient rituals of the Adnyamathna
•Try some real bush tucker
•Learn some bush survival skills
•Try sand boarding on striking red dunes
Day 1: After an early morning pick up in Adelaide we drive off to the Clare Valley District. This is one of Australia’s Premier Wine areas where we stop to sample some of the wonderful Rieslings. We then drive on to the start of the Flinders Ranges and visit the small township of Melrose where we will have lunch in an old blacksmiths shop. After a short drive to the start of the Flinders Ranges we will visit an ancient aboriginal painting site. We stay the night at the famous Wilpena Pound where we have a swim and a BBQ.
Day 2: In the morning we walk through the stunning and spiritual geological features of Wilpena Pound. After lunch we travel through some beautiful countryside on our way to the town of Blinman. Here in the highest village of the Flinders Ranges we visit an old mine and have a few drinks with the locals. We camp tonight in the remote and beautiful Chambers Gorge where you can admire ancient rock carvings and stunning views from the hilltop.
Day 3: Today we arrive for lunch at the aboriginal community of Iga Warta to experience the ancient culture, believes and listen to stories of the “dreaming”. Learn about the early European settlement in this area and enjoy some real bush tucker around the campfire. You will learn to see life through the stories and songs of the local tribes.
Day 4-5: Today we push on through to desert country where you will experience some of the Australian wildlife and see Australia’s biggest lake. Lake Eyre consists mostly of salt but if we are lucky it will be full of water. This trail follows the line of a deserted railway and we encounter many springs along this route. After stopping at one of Australia’s most isolated Pubs, William Creek Hotel to quench our thirst, we drive to Coober Pedy the biggest Opal field in the world. Our agenda is packed with excitement such as digging or “noodling” for Opals, visiting the famous Crocodile Harry, watching a breathtaking sunset over the Breakaways, following the dog fence, meeting some real Town Characters in the local clubs, visiting a working mine, admiring the rugged Moon Plains just to name a few.
Day 6: From Coober Pedy we follow the Oodnadatta track through the colourful scenery of the Painted Desert and camp near a Billabong on one of the remote Outback stations.
Day 7: Early morning we leave our camp and travel on the Stuart Highway towards the Northern Territory. After a few exciting stops along the way we arrive at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the evening to watch the rock changing colours during sunset. We camp between the striking red sand dunes.
Day 8: After breakfast we take in the breathtaking rock formations of the Olgas and walk through the Valley of the Winds. For lunch a BBQ will be served on the foot of Uluru at the reserves cultural centre. Here you can learn about the spiritual and cultural importance and hear stories of the legends that have surrounded this place for many thousands of years. You may then choose to walk the Mala Walk around the rock or climb to the top of Uluru.
Day 9: Today you should be well rested to walk and enjoy the incredible and breathtaking views of Kings Canyon. In the afternoon we might go for a camel ride, helicopter flight or a quad ride.
Day 10: We drive to Alice Springs via Palm Valley where finish our adventure in a beautiful resort. Tonight we reflect upon the journey over a farewell meal.
Included in Price:
•All meals and non alcoholic beverages
•All entrance fees and guides
•6 nights bush camping
•4 nights accommodation
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