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.
Day 1 Adelaide
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)
Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it’s on to Quorn.
Day 3 Quorn/Flinders Ranges (1B, 1L, 1D)
Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.
Day 4 Flinders Ranges/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.
Day 5 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)
Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world’s opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
Day 6 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)
Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky.
Day 7 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia’s most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.
Day 8 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aboriginal Australians.
Day 9 Uluru/Alice Springs (1B)
Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Transfer to Alice Springs, where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening.
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