Last Minute Deal Intrepid | Outback & Kangaroo Island Adventure

Capture the sprit of the Australia and witness its diversity on this adventure from the heart of the Outback to the tip of Kangaroo Island. From Alice Springs to Adelaide, take a tour around Uluru with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide, discover the Lost City in the Kings Canyon, head underground in the ‘Opal Capital of the World’, explore the historic township of Port Augusta, and drive through the beautiful Clare Valley wine region. Stop in up-and-coming Adelaide, then board a ferry to Kangaroo Island, home to more than just its namesake roos. Search for koalas and sea lions, board down sand dunes at Little Sahara, hike through the bush, and marvel at iconic rock formations. This is a journey through the heartland of Australia, rich in wildlife, culture, and enchanting natural beauty.

Theme

Overland

  • Highlights

    • Dine under the stars and camp within privately owned sites on the red earth of the outback
    • Discover the spiritual importance of the outback landscape to local Aboriginal communities on guided nature walks
    • Give sandboarding a crack amid the white sand dunes of Little Sahara
    • Hike through natural amphitheatres, rocky chasms and lush oases in Kings Canyon
    • In the opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy, scorching daytime temperatures have driven the town’s few residents to live in underground ‘dugouts’. Explore the opal mine, hang out with some rescued joeys and spend the night in a subterranean bunker
    • Loll about with the local sea lions at Seal Bay
    • Take in the impressive coastal views from Remarkable Rock
    • This trips provides you with the best guides in the business who know the Australian outback like the back of their hand
    • Walk through Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in search of koalas in their gumtree hideouts
    • Wander through the iconic domes of Kata Tjuta, and gaze in awe at the sacred rock of Uluru
  • What's Included

    Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

    Transport

    Minibus , Transfer coach , Ferry

    Accommodation

    Multishare dormitory (3 nights) Permanent tented camp (3 nights) Underground multishare (1 night) Lodge multishare (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Admirals Arch
    • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
    • Erldunda Emu Farm
    • Flinders Chase National Park
    • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage
    • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
    • Remarkable Rocks
    • Rob's shearing and sheepdogs
    • Sandboarding at Little Sahara
    • Seal Bay Conservation Park
    • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
    • Uluru Cultural Centre
    • Underground Mine & Opal Tour
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      • Start Date:6 Jan 20
      • End Date:14 Jan 20
      • Price:$1,364
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru - Welcome to Alice Springs. Hit the road and head off to Uluru for lunch, before exploring the 36 rocky landforms of Kata Tjuta. In the evening, watch the sun set over Uluru. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food and wine with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars. Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately one hour.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: 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 people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First Peoples of Australia, 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. Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)

     

    Day - 3

    Location: 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 at the Desert Oaks campsite at Erldunda, where you can meet one of Australia most unique wildlife species, the Emu at the Erldunda emu farm. Note: Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking time is approximately two and half hours hour.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: 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. Tonight stay in a multi-share underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy. Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Quorn / Wilpena Pound - Leave Coober Pedy behind and head to the quintessential country town of Quorn. After lunch enjoy expansive views of the Flinders Ranges as you drive towards Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre of rocky mountains. Enjoy an easy group hike to explore the area, then settle into your camp among the trees. Driving time today is about 5 hours.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: Quorn / Warren Gorge - Return to Quorn via a winding country road that passes rugged mountain ranges and crumbling colonial-era homesteads. Spend the day exploring this wild country. Hike through the orange rock spires of Warren Gorge, taking in pockets of unique flora along the way. Trek through low-lying native shrubbery and gnarled trees. As the sun sets, rest your weary limbs in the comfort of your accommodation for the evening, a historic grain mill.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: Adelaide - Make your way back to Adelaide through the rolling hills and vineyards of wine country, 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 four hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

     

    Day - 8

    Location: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island - After an early morning bus from Adelaide Central Station (bus departs 6:45am), travel along the picture-perfect Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis for the 45-minute SeaLink ferry ride to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. While crossing, it is not uncommon to have an escort of local dolphins that can be viewed from the dolphin deck on the boat. Once you disembark, stop in at Rob's Shearing and Sheepdogs to check out how sheep are shorn, then continue to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery – the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia. Next up is a visit to the Seal Bay Conservation Park, where you'll have the opportunity to see rare Australian Sea-lions up close in a wild breeding colony. Travel on to the white sand dunes of the Little Sahara, where you’ll get the chance to give sand boarding a shot, then arrive at your exclusive accommodation in Vivonne Bay Lodge. Enjoy some free time to kayak on the Harriet River, go for a self-guided walk along the property’s tracks, head out trail bike riding or swimming, or simply kick back along Vivonne Bay Beach. Accommodation tonight is in eight-person dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms (bed linen provided). Note: The coach transfer from Adelaide to the ferry is approximately 1.5 hours, with a sailing time of 45 minutes. On the Island, you will spend approximately 2 hours in the vehicle with frequent sightseeing. Walking and active time will depend on which optional activities you choose in the afternoon.

     

    Day - 9

    Location: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide - After breakfast, pop into the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for a walk among eucalyptus trees in search of lazing koalas. Next, continue on to Flinders Chase National Park, arriving at iconic Remarkable Rocks ahead of the crowds. Ramble across its craggy coastline, marvel at its dramatic seascapes, and then stop in at Admirals Arch on Cape Du Couedic to see the resident fur seals frolicking in the ocean or basking on the rocks. If time and weather permits, there might be several stops made en route to Penneshaw, where you can purchase dinner (own expense) before you arrive back in Adelaide. Note: Driving time whilst on the Island will be the majority of the day, with constant stops for sightseeing. The ferry Journey is approximately 45 minutes back to the mainland with a journey of 1.5 hours back to central Adelaide. Arrival time will be approximately 10:40pm. Walking distances are several hundred metres at each location.

     

    Outback & Kangaroo Island Adventure
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