Adelaide to the Red Centre

Mon 18 to Wed 27 May 2020 (10 days)
$3,7300 (Seniors $3,580) Single Supp $750

Discover the spectacular scenery of our Red Centre and be amazed by the size of our iconic Uluru and the beauty of the nearby Kata Tjuta. Explore historical Alice Springs and the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, and marvel at the Coober Pedy “moonscape”.

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Day 1

We begin in Adelaide, home of festivals and food, arts and culture. We visit the Mount Lofty Summit, which provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast.  The peak rises more than 710m above sea level.  Later you can enjoy a ride on “Popeye” on the Torrens River (own expense) for a different look at the city or immerse yourself in the culture of Adelaide’s North Terrace, before being transferred to your accommodation.  (D)

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Day 2

We begin our day by travelling to Port Pirie.  Smelters have been in operation here since 1889, and it became the biggest lead smelter in the world by 1934. We have a town tour then free time to explore this quaint little town, then continue to Port Augusta, situated on the Spencers Gulf.  Whilst here we visit the Wadlata Centre, where you can take a journey back in time learning about South Australia and the Flinders Ranges.  (B,D)

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Day 3

We start the day by visiting Mathew Flinders Lookout in the Arid Botanical Garden, and then continue on to Lake Gairdner, the largest salt lake in South Australia. We follow the highway to Woomera, famous for its RAAF Woomera Range Complex (a large systems testing range covering an area of approximately 122,000 sq kms). In the afternoon we reach Coober Pedy, our home for two nights. (B,D) Entry to attractions included.

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Day 4

We spend the day in Coober Pedy today. Coober Pedy mines over 92% of Australian opals and you have a chance to buy your very own opal today during our town tour, when you will also find out more about the unique practice of opal mining. In the late afternoon we travel to the breakaways for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles whilst watching a magical sunset. (B)

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Day 5

Travel to Uluru and Kata Tjuta today, visiting Mt Conner and Lake Amadeus along the way, having a stop at  the 1-million acre cattle property at Curtin Springs . We arrive at Yulara where you will have time to visit the town Centre before checking in to our accommodation and enjoying the amazing art installation—Field of Lights at the Rock in the evening. (B)

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Day 6

Today is all about the “Rock” and the “Olgas”.  We enjoy a very information tour with a local guide, before having the opportunity to explore the area and visit the Cultural Centre . You may also fly over both attractions (own expense), before heading back to the “Rock” for a BBQ dinner and a spectacular sunset in the evening. (B,D)

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Day 7

Leaving Yulara today, we continue our journey to Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park. We take a walk into the Gorge, marveling at its breathtaking 100m high walls, then to our accommodation, then after settling in we view a beautiful sunset over the Watarrka National Park. (B,L,D) Note: Helicopter flight opportunity over Watarrka National Park (own expense) . (B,L,D)

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Day 8

On to Alice Springs where we visit the historic Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill Lookout before a visit to the stunning Simpson’s Gap, returning via Honeymoon Gap.  Overnight in Alice. (B,D)

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Day 9

Today we visit the amazing Trephina Gorge Nature Park, known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, red river gums and sandy creek bed. Several waterholes attract native wildlife and provide a beautiful setting for visitors. We continue to Ross River Homestead for lunch. The appeal of Ross River lies in the truly remarkable N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park which contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful countryside in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Ross River Resort is the historic Loves Creek Homestead built in 1898 by the pioneering Bloomfield family as a working cattle station. Return to Alice in the afternoon. (B,L,D)

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Day 10

We head to town for some last minute shopping or for a last look around this outback town, before being transported to the airport for our flights home, after an amazing journey to the Red Centre. (B)

 

Flights Perth-Adelaide/Alice Springs-Perth

Wadlata Centre

Arid Botanical Gardens

Mathew Flinders Lookout

Woomera Rocket Range

Coober Pedy Opal Mine tour

 Kings Canyon

 Mount Conner

 Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Ross River Homestead

 Trephina Gorge

 Honeymoon Gap

 Simpsons Gap

 Alice Springs Telegraph Station

 Anzac Hill

 Motel accommodation

 Daily breakfasts, eight dinners, two lunches

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