Australian Outback Gem

Discover the heartbeat of Australia: The Outback!  There's no finer way to travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs than this incredible Outback Gem holiday!  See the best of South Australia including the Flinders Ranges, a Clare Valley winery, Parachilna, Quorn and underground mining town Coober Pedy. In the Northern Territory see sunrise over Uluru and camp under the stars near Kings Canyon for an amazing Outback experience. This vacation truly is a gem!

 

Price Per Person:

$1,555

*price does not include return international airfare or transfers.

 

Package Includes:

  • 6 nights’ stay in hotels, lodges & cabins
  • 1 night stay is underground
  • 1 night stay is in a swag
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with guide
  • All taxes and fees

 

*Valid for travel: 25 Sep 2017 – 12 Mar 2018

*Package is land only and does not include international flights

*This vacation is designed for those aged 18-30.

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

  • On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. End the day at a classic Aussie pub.
  • Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 2: Flinders Rangers

  • Flinders Ranges National Park is a spoiled brat, it has everything. From mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers, you're lucky you get to play in it today. Take a hike to Wilpena Pound - a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. Then to rock art site Arkaroo Rock.
  • Included today: Wilpena Pound guided walk, National Park entry
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Quorn to Coober Pedy

  • Destination: Coober Pedy, where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Along with these subterranean houses, this place is known for another little gem: Opals. 75% of the world's opals come from here. We'll take a mine and town tour to check it all out.
  • Included today: Opal mine & town tour, Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4: Coober Pedy to Alice Springs

  • It's time to cross the gemstone littered and soft grounds of the Moon Plain up the middle of Australia. Then, check out the world's longest Dingo Fence and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into the Northern Territory.
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Alice Springs to Uluru

  • We're hitting the red ground running as we take to the road and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. It's off to the breathtaking Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red. Tonight hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to the outback, mate.
  • Included today: Mt Conner, Uluru Sunset, National Park entry
  • Meals: Dinner

 

Day 6: Uluru

  • Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Later, join an optional meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky.
  • Included today: Sunrise over Uluru, National Park entry, Uluru base walks. Anangu Visitor centre, Guided walk by your crew
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Uluru to Kings Canyon

  • After a hearty breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. We then venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included today: Valley of the Winds walk, National Park entry

 

Day 8: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

  • The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: awesome). After a picnic lunch, we'll board the bus back to Alice Springs.
  • Included today: Guided hike of Kings Canyon, Garden of Eden walk
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     

Day 9: Alice Springs

  • Your group ventures on an excursion out amongst the Western MacDonnell Ranges. Our stops include the peaceful Simpsons Gap and the impressive Standley Chasm. It's back to Alice Springs to grab a late lunch and explore the town centre. This afternoon, have a wander. There are local Aboriginal art galleries to check out, the Desert Park Gardens to explore and the Reptile Centre to get creeped out in.
  • Included today: Stanley Chasm, Simpsons Gap
  • Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for travel 25 Sep 2017 – 12 Mar 2018.  The packaged advertised herein does not include international airfare and that would be additional to the per person price listed above.  All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.  Please note that due to space and weight restrictions on the coach busses, passengers with too much luggage on departure morning may be told that they cannot take their entire luggage with them – Please limit your luggage to a maximum of 20kg.  There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required for either Australia or New Zealand. Please reconfirm this with your GP or health professional before you leave as conditions can change.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Please make sure your passport is valid for more than six months after the last day of your trip. Some countries will refuse entry if there is not at least six months validity remaining on your passport after your departure date from their country.  Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.