Alice – Uluru – Coober Pedy – 9 days
Fri 24 August – Sat 01 September 2018
$3,530 pp (Seniors $3,480) Single Supplement $680
A tour for those who wish to discover the spectacular scenery of our Red Centre. 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”.
Fly into Alice Springs where you are met by your Aussie Redback Tours team. Visit the historic Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill Lookout before a visit to the stunning Simpson’s Gap, returning via Honeymoon Gap. Drinks and nibbles before a restaurant dinner. (Dinner included)
Today we visit Trephina Gorge Nature Park, known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, red river gums, sandy creek bed, and native wildlife. We continue to Ross River Homestead for lunch. Ross River lies in the N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park which contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful countryside in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Return to Alice in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Travel to Uluru and Kata Tjuta today, visiting Mt Connor and Lake Amadeus along the way with 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. Tonight we experience the amazing Field of Lights art installation at the Rock created by international artist Bruce Munro. (Breakfast included)
Today is all about the “Rock” and the “Olgas”. We enjoy a very informative tour with a local guide, experience the Rock up close, 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. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Leaving Yulara today, we continue our journey to Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park, which sits at the western end of the George Gill Range. We take a walk into the Gorge, marvelling at its breathtaking 100m high walls, and later we view a beautiful sunset over the Watarrka National Park. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Note: Helicopter flight opportunity over Watarrka National Park (own expense).
Today we travel to Erldunda and across the border into South Australia, continuing to the fascinating opal mining town of Coober Pedy, our home for the next two nights. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
We spend the day in Coober Pedy today, one of Australia’s most multi-cultural towns and a fascinating place to explore. 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. Later we travel to the breakaways for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles as we watched the sun go down. (Breakfast included)
Departing Coober Pedy, we follow the highway to Woomera, famous for its RAAF Woomera Range Complex. We continue to Lake Gairdner, the largest salt lake in South Australia, then on to Port Augusta on the Spencer’s Gulf. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
We start the day by visiting Mathew Flinders Lookout in the Arid Botanical Gardens. We can see the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges from here. We continue to the Wadlata Centre, where we take a journey back in time, learning all about South Australia and the Flinders Ranges. In the Afternoon we travel to Adelaide, learning a little about this beautiful city of churches, before finishing at the Adelaide airport where you will check in for your flight home. (Breakfast included)
Fights Perth—Alice springs/Adelaide—Perth
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Ross River Homestead
Field of lights at Uluru
Opal Mine tour
Woomera Rocket Range
Mathew Flinders Lookout
Arid Botanical Gardens
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