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10 Day Outback Explorer

10 Day Outback Explorer

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Adelaide to Alice Springs

 

Journey into the very heart of Australia with AAT Kings, Australia’s favourite guided holiday company with over 100 years of experience. Discover the ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon which provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior before visiting the jewels in its crown; magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

 

Inclusions

  • 9 night tour exploring South Australia and the Red Centre region from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • 9 Full buffet breakfasts, 1 Be My Guest dinner, 5 Dinners with wine
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers

Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes with local experts at the Adelaide Central Market, meet some traders and taste local produce.
  • Explore the mining town of Coober Pedy with a locally guided tour through underground homes and its famed opal mines.
  • Hear Dreamtime stories from local Aboriginal people about the Rainbow Serpent as you discover the Flinders Ranges and experience Uluru’s rock art.
  • Book By
    31/10/2021
  • Destination
    NT
  • Departure Date
    7 - 16 June 2022, 21 - 30 June 2022, 5 - 14 July 2022, 19 - 28 July 2022, 2 - 11 August 2022, 16 - 25 August 2022, 30 August - 8 September 2022, 13 - 22 September 2022
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Escorted Touring
    Expert Tour Guide
    Some Beverages Included
    Some Meals Included
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfer
    All Beverages
    All Meals Included
    Bottle of Wine
    Breakfast
    Car Hire
    Complimentary WiFi
    Flights Included
    Fully Equipped Gym
    Gallery Ticket
    Guided Activities
    Lunch
    Non-alcoholic beverages
    Parking
    Personal Guide
    Private Transfers
    Spa Treatment
    Tipping & Gratuities
    Welcome Drink

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    Tour Plan

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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. Stay: Stamford Plaza. Included: Dinner
    2

    Day 2 - Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

    Travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Jesuit-owned Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest existing winery. Continue to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery, where you’ll meet Jeff and view his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges. 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, passing the ruins of deserted pastoral leases, don’t forget to keep an eye out for mobs of emus on the plains as dusk draws near. Stay: Wilpena Pound Resort. Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    3

    Day 3 - Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta

    Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead, then enjoy panoramic views over Wilpena Pound from Wangarra Lookout. Later, journey through Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, known for its beautiful historic railway station, on your way to Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant. Stay: Majestic Oasis Apartments Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    4

    Day 4 - Port Augusta to Coober Pedy

    Visit Woomera, a remote site used for testing space rockets during the 1950s and 60s. Then travel through salt-lake country and observe the transformation to a stark, barren landscape as you near the settlement of Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. Coober Pedy is also renowned for its underground shops and dwellings, called ‘dugouts’, which provide shelter from the extreme daytime heat. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence. Stay: Desert Cave. Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    5

    Day 5 - Coober Pedy to Uluru

    Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the local Aboriginal 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 behind Australia’s most recognised natural landmark and witness the spectacular phenomenon of the changing colours on the massive sandstone monolith. Stay: Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort. Included: Breakfast
    6

    Day 6 - Uluru Sunrise to Kata Tjuta

    Rise early this morning to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided stroll around its full eleven-kilometre perimeter, or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, a pool so calm and still that it looks like glass. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of Uluru’s 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, a stunning series of thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock, where you can toast a magnificent sunset with a glass of sparkling wine. Stay: Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort. Included: Breakfast
    7

    Day 7 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

    Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. 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. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You won't want to miss out! Continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation whose sheer sandstone walls soar to a height of over 100 metres. A 6km ‘rim walk’ around the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. An easier walk along the canyon’s boulder-strewn creek bed is another option. Stay: Kings Canyon Resort. Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
    8

    Day 8 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

    Travelling past vast cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation of the enormous magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station established in 1872, which revolutionised communications on the island continent. Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Includes: Breakfast
    9

    Day 9 - Alice Springs

    Join a local Aboriginal guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this iconic facility provides lifesaving medical assistance in the outback. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a home-cooked Be My Guest barbecue dinner. You'll hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Includes: Breakfast, 'Be My Guest' Dinner
    10

    Day 10 - Farewell from Alice Springs

    Springs Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Includes: Breakfast
    Prices correct as at 03 August 2021 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability at time of booking, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. All savings are included in the advertised price.

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