8-Nights Outback to the Red CentreAdelaide to Alice Springs - 18-to-Thirtysomethings
$1129 per person
Forego the typical coach tour and get off the beaten track from Adelaide to Alice Springs and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and cut through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here you?ll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru, and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the Outback?s highlights, this itinerary features lots of inclusions for less than you'd expect.
Count the millions of stars of the Outback sky, sleep underground in the historic mining town of Coober Pedy, enjoy the sunset over Uluru.
Hostels (4 nts), swag camping (3 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Size Notes
Max 20, avg 16
8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Your Foodie Moment: Wine Tasting, Clare Valley. Aboriginal cultural centre visit. Underground mine tour. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre. Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. Explore the museums and libraries of North Terrace, dine on dedicated 'eat streets' or picnic in gardens that sprawl over almost half the city. Go bike riding in Botanic Park or row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Swim with dolphins or learn to sail in Glenelg or fish from the jetty in Henley. Just beyond the city centre you'll find the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the world-class wineries of the Barossa Valley.
Five ways to immerse yourself in Adelaide:
1. Hit the eat streets
Sample everything from Asian fusion to Argentine cuisine in the exotic, bustling foodhalls of Chinatown. Embrace the alfresco ambience of Rundle Street in Adelaide's East End or live it up in one of the city's many elegant wine bars and fashionable restaurants. Enjoy a beach sunset with your meal in the coastal suburbs of Glenelg and Henley Beach or wind down with a wine at the National Wine Centre. If you're a fresh food addict, Adelaide Central Markets offer premium produce from growers across the state.
2. Feel green and serene in Adelaide's parks
Hire paddleboats and bikes in Elder Park or row past formal rose gardens in Rymill Park. Picnic in the local's beloved Botanic Park or cycle from the hills to the coast in River Torrens Linear Park. For serious tranquility, head to the classic Japanese oasis of Adelaide-Himjei Garden. Adelaide's 29 parks take up almost half of the city, and come with walking trails, quiet spaces and sporting fields for everything from football to archery.
3. Head for the coast
Swim with dolphins or learn to sail in Glenelg, which bustles with sidewalk cafes, alfresco dining and summer entertainment. In the beach suburb of Henley, you can fish from the jetty or go on a culinary world tour at the ethnic food stores and eateries. Explore the museums, markets and historic harbour of Port Adelaide, the city's maritime heart. Or see heritage buildings and colourful summer sideshows in family-friendly Semaphore. Further along the spectacular Le Fevre Peninsula, you can swim on protected beaches and walk one of the state's few heritage-listed jetties at Largs Bay.
4. Soak up Aboriginal and European heritage
Do a cultural tour of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens with traditional custodians the Kaurna people. You'll learn how native plants have been used for sustenance, shelter, ceremonies and medicines for thousands of years. Browse the world's largest collection of Aboriginal antiquities at the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum and visit Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Adelaide also has a proud European heritage for you to explore -in the museums and libraries of North Terrace, in Adelaide Town Hall and in Port Adelaide, the state's first declared heritage area.
5. Escape to the hills
Drive to the Adelaide Hills, where the picturesque farmlands and charming villages have inspired many generations of artists. Stay in Bavarian-inspired chalets and browse the bakeries, craft shops and galleries of Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German village. Visit The Cedars, once the gracious old home and studio of famous landscape artists Sir Hans Heysen. Then hit the markets of Lobethal, a fairytale town which celebrates Christmas with metres and metres of colourful lights.
150 million years ago, Coober Pedy was once covered in ocean and for thousands of years, Australia's Aboriginals walked this area. It wasn't until January of 1915 when 3 foreign men made a discovery - Opal! Though it wasn't exactly what they were looking for which was gold, Coober Pedy became an opal field was pegged the 'Opal capital of the world.'
Beltana is a historic mining town located in South Australia, dating back to the 1870s. It is located on the western edge of the northern Flinders Ranges. This outback settlement, its cemetery and railway structures are part of a State Heritage Area. Although privately owned now, Beltana has historical trails and signs for visitors to tour the remaining buildings.
Kings Creek Station
A camping station in the Australian outbacks, Kings Creek sits 36 kilometers from Kings Canyon on the George Gill Range. The area is known to be surrounded by desert oak and is a working cattle and camel station. Enjoy the magnificent view of the range while munching down on that camel burger!
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