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Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18

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highlights
  • Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage
  • 'Valley of the Winds' walk at Kata Tjuta
The Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 tour starts in Adelaide and ends in Alice Springs. The Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 is a Explorer tour that takes 9 days taking you from Adelaide to Alice Springs and 6 other destinations. The Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

There's no finer way to travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs than Topdeck's Outback Gem trip. 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 Outback Gem is a beauty!
Day 1 Adelaide to Parachilna

There are more wineries around here than flies on a sheep. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall - there's a time and a place for confessions. This isn't it. There is a classic Aussie pub at the end of the road today.

Meals:
- Dinner

Day 2 Parachilna to Quorn

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 know 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. Then: time to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world and learn more about how abandoned joeys are nurtured back into the wild.

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 (good thing there's a gate) and truck on past some very remote roadhouses before crossing the border into the Northern Territory. That resort pool is just what the doctor ordered.

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. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and soar over the rock. 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

Optional activities:
-Scenic flights
-Harley Davidson rides
-Camel tours
-Sounds of Silence
-Guided astrology tour

Day 7 Uluru to Kings Canyon

After a hearty breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight.

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.

And please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Included today:
-Valley of the Winds walk
-National Park entry

Day 8 Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. 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. Our trip might be wrapping up, but there's a whole lots of Oz out there. Are you ready for another adventure?

Included today:
-Guided hike of Kings Canyon
-Garden of Eden walk

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Optional activities:
-Kangaroo sanctuary

Day 9 Alice Springs

Wake up. Rub eyes. Climb into a hot air balloon. Just saying, it's an option...and an amazing start to the day. Back to earth venture 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. Book in the optional late afternoon Kangaroo Sanctuary tour for sunset.

Included today:
-Stanley Chasm
-Simpsons Gap

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Hot air balloon ride
-Desert Park
-Alice Springs Reptile Centre
-Kangaroo sanctuary

what’s included
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 6 nights in hotels, lodges & hostels, 1 night underground, 1 night in a swag
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Awesome Driver/Guide
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • Any international flights to Adelaide and from Alice Springs are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour
Duration 9 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Adelaide, Australia
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 80 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 16 January 2017 full payment is required.

Visa

For this Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Outback Gem (ex. Adelaide) 2017-18 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 43 days of departure.
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