Alice Springs to Adelaide

Alice Springs to Adelaide

Travel from the small enchanting town of Alice Springs to Adelaide. Discover and enjoy all the beautiful spots along the way, collect unforgettable memories with friends and guides. Choose between our different options and find the one that suits best your travel plans and budget. Get ready for your adventure down south!

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Alice Springs to Adelaide

2 days express starting from $195

 

Day 1:  Alice Springs – Coober Pedy

Travel south down the Explorer Highway, east of the A.P.Y. aboriginal lands to Marla. After a lunch break it’s on to the largest opal mining field in the world, Coober Pedy! Heading into town we will pass the extensive mining operations that help make this place so unique. Coober Pedy is a town where people live underground to escape the harsh desert conditions. Homes are mined out of the rock and provide an average temperature of 18°C. Explore Coober Pedy by night and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants or cafés that are a part of this outback town.

Overnight: Underground budget accommodation. Meals: at own expense.

Day 2:  Coober Pedy – Adelaide

Depart Coober Pedy 6.30 am. After breakfast we head south again, through the desert country of northern South Australia, past the great expanses of salt lakes which make up some of this enormous desert country. Enjoy a lunch break in Port Augusta, the cross roads of Australia. Witness a dramatic change in the landscape as we travel along the western side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges, one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. Arrive Adelaide at approximately 6.00 pm.

Meals: Breakfast included

What you need to know…

  • This express tour includes pick up from your accommodation in Alice Springs, underground accommodation in Coober Pedy, including all linen and continental breakfast, as well as a local underground opal mine tour.
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from/at your accommodation both in Alice Springs and Adelaide.
  • We head south down the Explorer Highway, passing huge salt lakes, desert landscapes and the western side of the Flinders Ranges.
  • The tour departs every 4th Friday of each month.

 

 

Alice Springs to Adelaide

 

7 days overland

starting from $980

 

Day 1:  Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Welcome to Alice Springs. Kick off your adventure with a visit to an authentic outback camel farm where you can choose to ride a camel (at your own expense). From here it’s off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for lunch, before exploring the 36 rocky landforms of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). In the evening, watch the sun set over Uluru with a glass of wine.

Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately one hour.
Overnight: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities). Meals: Lunch and dinner included. Uluru/Kata Tjuta park fees included.

Day 2:  Uluru sunrise

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala Aboriginal people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some Indigenous art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night. 

Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.
Overnight: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities). Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Day 3: Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Put your hiking shoes on after breakfast and head out to explore the formations and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. The sheer size of the canyon is breathtaking. Trek for 6 kilometres along the Rim Walk, which takes you through a natural amphitheatre, past the striped sandstone domes of the ‘lost city’ and into the green oasis of the Garden of Eden. Stop for lunch before making your way to a campsite on the homestead of Erldunda, where you’ll spend the night.

Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking time is approximately two and half hours.
Overnight: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities). Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 Day 4: Coober Pedy

Depart early this morning and make your way to Coober Pedy, crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border on the way (approximately five hours in total). Take a break to stretch your legs and enjoy lunch in the outback town of Marla. Coober Pedy is known as ‘The Opal Capital of the World’ and was one of the locations used to film the third Mad Max movie. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the area most of the town is constructed underground, with residents living in cave-like houses carved into the hillsides. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, underground opal mine and museum. End the day hanging out with some rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage.

Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.
Overnight: Underground Multishare. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Kangaroo Orphanage and Underground Mine & Opal Tour fees included.

 Day 5: Quorn

Today after breakfast we will travel into areas seldom seen by most tourists as we leave the sealed roads of the Stuart Hwy behind us and travel on unsealed roads to one of the remotest towns in the world, William Creek. On the way we will travel through the largest Cattle Station in the world, Anna Creek. As we drive gaze out at the endless horizons as we pass by the lake with the longest name in the world, Lake Caddibarrawirracanna. Arriving into town we will set up camp and have dinner. After dinner lay down in your swag and fall asleep as you count the shooting stars.

Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.
Overnight: Set up camp. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Day 6: towards Adelaide
Today will be a long day of driving as we travel the famous Oodnadatta track to Quorn. Along the way we will visit Australia’s Largest lake, Lake Eyre. Visit the outback towns of Marree, Lyndhurst and Hawker. Stay tonight in private accommodation at the Mill Lodge tonight, where you’ll also have dinner. 

Total driving time today is around six hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.
Overnight: Private room at the Mill Lodge. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 7: Adelaide

In the morning, eat a big breakfast and hike up one of the many peaks in the Flinders Ranges. Make your way back to Adelaide through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Clare Valley, arriving in the early evening. As your journey comes to an end here, we will drop you at your Adelaide city accommodation. 

Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

There are no meals included on this day.

What you need to know…

  • Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • There is a night spent outside swag camping at William Creek. This is in swags under the stars – it’s a bucket list camping spot so embrace the outback!
  • On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
  • Trip also runs in reverse from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

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