Outback Gem

9 day Adventure - from £1299

See the best of South Australia including the Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley and the underground mining town Coober Pedy. In the Northern Territory, see sunrise over Uluru and camp under the stars near Kings Canyon on your Outback experience.

Highlights:

  • Sunset and sunrise over Uluru
  • Stay underground in Coober Pedy
  • ‘Valley of the Winds’ walk at Kata Tjuta
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • View the magic of the Flinders Ranges
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Adelaide to Flinders Ranges

On our way to the Flinders Ranges, we’ll stop off at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. Word has it that if you whisper something at one end of the wall, it can be heard allllll the way over on the other side! After giving it a try, it’s off to a local pub for dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges National Park 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.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - 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 tour to check it out. Then: time to meet the orphans of the kangaroo world and learn more about how abandoned joeys are nurtured back into the wild. Cute!

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Alice Springs

Cracked, dry and barren, Moon Plain is like something from another world. We’ll cross it on our way to Alice Springs (just remember to close the gate on 5,614 km of dingo fence on your way out).

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - 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.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - Uluru

What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Yep, you guessed it – sunrise. Time for a walk! Then get your adventure on with an optional helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Kings Canyon

Dust off those walking boots as we take on Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a hike through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight, we sleep in swags. Zip up tight! 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. Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Alice Springs

Get your hiking boots on! This morning we’ll be tackling the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon (aptly named ‘Heart Attack Hill’). Believe us, it’s worth the effort! We’re talking 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 will make today even more awesome. After a stop off to grab some lunch, we’ll head back to Alice Springs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Alice Springs

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Stifle those sobs and get to work planning your next adventure!

Meals: Breakfast

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Itineraries for tours departing after 1 April 2020 may vary.

Outback Gem

18-39 ADVENTURES

Adventure touring at its very best: hassle free travel, freedom to explore and a group of like minded fellow travellers.

Your adventure includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing and activities
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Air conditioned coach with free wi-fi
  • Expert driver / guide

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