10 Day Outback Explorer
This journey takes you into the very heart of Australia. The ancient and awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges and Kings Canyon provide a dramatic introduction to the rugged landscapes of the continent’s interior – and the jewels in its crown, magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Close encounters with local people add an enriching layer to your outback experience.
• 9 night luxury tour exploring the South Australia and the Red Centre region from Adelaide
to Alice Springs
• 9 Full buffet breakfasts (B), 1 Be My Guest dinner (BG), 5 Dinners with wine (DW)
• Highlights include:
o Go behind the scenes with local experts at the Adelaide Central Market, meet some
traders and taste local produce.
o Explore the mining town of Coober Pedy with a locally guided tour through underground
homes and its famed opal mines.
o Learn how the Rainbow Serpent gouged out the Gorges to make the Flinders Ranges,
and experience Uluru’s rock art.
o Through contributions to National Parks and Wildlife, you will be protecting Australia’s
wilderness - including Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Was from $4,325* per person twin share
Save up to $865* per person twin share
Now from $3,460* per person twin share
Valid for travel 11 May 2021 & 25 May 2021.
Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer
Save up to $865* per person twin share
Room Type: Quality Accommodation
Room Configuration: Twin Share
31 Mar 21,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1 - Welcome to Adelaide
On arrival in Adelaide today, explore the major sights of the city before joining a local food expert for a guided tour of the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. Meet the traders and share the history and secrets of this 140 year-old icon. This evening, relax with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill. Hotel: Stamford Plaza. DW
Day 2 Adelaide – Flinders Ranges
Travel to the Clare Valley for a wine tasting at Jesuit-owned Sevenhill Cellars, the region’s oldest existing winery. Continue to Hawker, home of the Jeff Morgan Gallery, where you’ll meet Jeff and view his spectacular 30 metre panoramic painting of the Flinders Ranges. Later, travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. As you head to the Flinders Ranges, passing the ruins of deserted pastoral leases, don’t forget to keep an eye out for mobs of emus on the plains as dusk draws near. Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort. B DW
Day 3 Flinders Ranges – Port Augusta
Take a walk with your Travel Director to the faithfully-restored Hills Homestead, then enjoy panoramic views over Wilpena Pound from Wangarra Lookout. Later, journey through Pichi Richi Pass and the historic town of Quorn, known for its beautiful historic railway station, on your way to Port Augusta, a natural harbour on the Spencer Gulf. Visit Wadlata Outback Centre before dining at a local restaurant. Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments. B DW
Day 4 Port Augusta – Coober Pedy
Visit Woomera, a remote site used for testing space rockets during the 1950s and 60s. Then travel through salt-lake country and observe the transformation to a stark, barren landscape as you near the settlement of Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. Coober Pedy is also renowned for its underground shops and dwellings, called ‘dugouts’, which provide shelter from the extreme daytime heat. View an opal demonstration with a local expert, who’ll then lead you through some of the town’s iconic underground buildings, including a church and a private residence. Hotel: Desert Cave. B DW
Day 5 Coober Pedy – Uluru
Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the local Aboriginal inhabitants and is thought to have begun forming around 550 million years ago. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set behind Australia’s most recognised natural landmark and witness the spectacular phenomenon of the changing colours on the massive sandstone monolith. Hotel: Desert Gardens, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. B
Day 6 Uluru Sunrise – Kata Tjuta
Rise early this morning to experience a majestic Uluru sunrise. After a tour of the base of Uluru, you may like to take either a self-guided stroll around its full eleven-kilometre perimeter, or a guided walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, a pool so calm and still that it looks like glass. Your Travel Director will explain the significance of Uluru’s ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, and you’ll also learn about the area’s flora and fauna and the culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu people. This afternoon’s journey takes you to Kata Tjuta, a stunning series of thirty-six magnificent domes of red-hued sedimentary rock, where you can toast a magnificent sunset with a glass of sparkling wine. B
Day 7 Uluru – Kings Canyon
Consider an optional experience and rise early to visit the soul-stirring art installation in the desert, the Field of Light, 50,000 frosted glass spheres of light in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and white. Awe-inspiring Kings Canyon is your destination today. Stop for a lunch break at Kings Creek Station. Originally vacant crown land, the station now runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Why not taste one of their famous camel burgers for lunch? You won't want to miss out! Continue to Kings Canyon, a spectacular natural formation whose sheer sandstone walls soar to a height of over 100 metres. A 6km ‘rim walk’ around the canyon will reward you with marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. An easier walk along the canyon’s boulder-strewn creek bed is another option. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. B DW
Day 8 Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
Travelling past vast cattle properties today, you’ll develop a true appreciation of the enormous magnitude of the Australian outback. On arrival in Alice Springs, visit the historic Telegraph Station established in 1872, which revolutionised communications on the island continent. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights. B
Day 9 Alice Springs
Join a local Aboriginal guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how this iconic facility provides lifesaving medical assistance in the outback. This evening, join the Falzon family at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a home-cooked Be My Guest barbecue dinner. You'll hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. B BG
Day 10 Farewell from Alice Springs
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. B
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 08 March 2021 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offer ends 31 March 2021, unless sold out prior. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Save 20% on selected AAT Kings Guided Holidays, departing between Apr 01, 2021 and Nov 30, 2022. The discount is per person based on twin occupancy and not combinable with Early Payment Discounts, HELLO (up to $600 per couple) Offer, Group Discounts or local promotions. Discount is combinable with Kings Club 5% saving for departures from Apr 01, 2022. Discount is combinable with Kings Club Plus 5% saving on all departures where available. Tours valid for offer when booked through helloworld Travel Agents only: Outback Adventure, Outback Tracks (land only), Outback Safari, Tastes of Southern Australia and Outback Explorer. Applies to new bookings made from Mar 9, 2021 to Mar 31, 2021. To be eligible for the 20% discount, guests must secure their booking with a deposit five days from booking and pay in full by no later than Mar 31, 2021. Offer is subject to availability at time of booking and can be withdrawn at any time. The 20% discount will apply to the land portion only. Offer not applicable to single supplement fees. Subject to availability, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings, Inspiring Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.