Adelaide to Quorn
As we head further and further away from Adelaide we traverse through the rolling hills of the Clare Valley towards the stunning Flinders Ranges. We’ll take a break for lunch at a local Clare Valley Winery and leave a bit of time free for wine tastings. After lunch we head up to the top of Mt. Remarkable and gaze at the beautiful region that surrounds us. We end the day watching the sunset across the western plains and the iconic Flinders Ranges. This great Aussie Atmosphere sets the scene for the evening.
Flinders Ranges & Wilpena Pound
We waken early this morning so that we see as much of the national park as possible. Today we’ll enjoy a scenic drive through Parachilna Gorge and lookout for the native Australian wildlife. Later, we set out on a hike to see some of the most spectacular landscape views in Australia that over look the Flinders Ranges. The highlight today is the natural amphitheater of Wilpena Pound and its giant stone crater. On our return to Quorn, we’ll stop to have a wander through the famous Aboriginal artwork and the ruins of Kanyaka Station. For dinner we’ll have a delicious meal at the outback pub.
Quorn to Coober Pedy
We say goodbye to Quorn and head to Port Augusta, then north into open landscapes to join the Stuart Highway (one of the longest highways in the world). Along the way we’ll pass many salt lakes, which emphasizes the vastness of Central Australia. Our major stop for the day is at Coober Pedy, the ‘Opal Capital of the World’. This diverse township is renowned for its many underground attractions. Upon arrival we’ll embark on a town tour before reaching our accommodation in a unique underground hotel!
Coober Pedy to erldunda
This morning we explore more of the town with a local guide, including a visit to an underground home, followed by a tour of Umoona Opal Mine. Next you’ll be able to try you luck ‘noodling’ for opals! We leave Coober Pedy in the afternoon and continue north along the Stuart Highway, through the rugged country terrain of the Breakaways and past the Dingo Fence - the longest fence in the world. We spend the night camping in a remote campsite at Erldunda.
erldunda to Uluru
We cross the Northern Territory border and make our way to Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park. During our Valley of the Winds hike through the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) we’ll discover some of the secrets of this ancient landform. You’re sure to appreciate the beauty of Uluru against the changing sunset colors. As the night grows darker, curl up in your swag (Aussie bedroll) for a unique camping experience under a blanket of stars.
Uluru to Kings Canyon
If you rise early this morning you’ll catch a stunning sunrise over Uluru. We spend the day exploring one of Australia’s greatest icons, with an unguided walk around the base of Ayers Rock. You’ll gain further insight into this sacred land and the people who have called this area their home for many generations. We’ll have a look around the Cultural Center, where you may get the chance to interact with indigenous artists. Enjoy a have a packed lunch before traveling to our campsite in the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).arty lunch, before traveling to our next camp base within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).
Kings Canyon to alice springs
Today we embark on a hike around the Kings Canyon. You’ll be taken away by the magnificence of the surrounding area and the sheer depth of the canyon. Our hike takes us through the Amphitheater, the Lost City, the ancient Garden of Eden and to the North and South Walls. We stop for a rewarding break and eat lunch under the shade, before making our way into the heart of the outback to Alice Springs.