- Explore the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region
- Fossick for opals in Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World
- Witness an awe-inspiring Uluru sunset and camp under the stars
- Explore the magnificent Kings Canyon and hike the Valley of the Winds
- Professional guide
- All meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
- National Park entry fees
With an early start, we head north through one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley. We enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and after lunch hike Dutchman’s Stern for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding ranges and plains. Tonight we'll sleep in dormitory style accommodation.
After breakfast we head to Coober Pedy, home to 80% of the world’s opal and a landscape a lot like Mars. We take a tour of an opal mine and check out some of the town’s unique underground attractions. We also make some new friends at Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight we sleep like the locals – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.
We head towards Uluru. On arrival we set up camp and go out for our first Uluru sunset. Nothing really prepares you for The Rock – it’s awesome!
After another fantastic breakfast we enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru and spend time learning about the Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. We return to the campground for lunch and spend the rest of day soaking up the magic of Uluru.
Up with the birds for breakfast, today it’s at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). We hike the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations. Lunch is at the campground, with a departure for the bar and swimming pool at Kings Creek Station ‘just down the road’.
We walk Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. The cool water hole in the Garden of Eden is just so special. After lunch we cruise into Alice Springs to arrive at approximately 6:30pm.
Every Tuesday & Saturday April to November inclusive
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from December to March inclusive
Pickups available from Adelaide City from 6:30am and North Adelaide at 7:00am
Arrives: Alice Springs at approximately 6:30pm
What you need to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, 2L water bottle, swimwear, towel and sleeping bag (or hire for $20).
Note: Some hikes involve steep climbs and require a reasonable level of fitness.