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7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer Overview
- 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31
Make tracks through South Australia and the Northern Territory
Journey through the Red Centre from Adelaide, hitting up Coober Pedy, the Olgas and Uluru before wrapping up in Alice Springs. Learn about the spiritual beliefs of the local Aboriginal population, meet some furry, native animals and stand in awe of the everlasting vistas and burnt-red plains that exist in this spectacular part of the world.
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Head into the Clare Valley, one of Adelaide's premier wine regions, to sample some of the local tipple. After lunch, weave through the Flinders Ranges toward Wilpena Pound. Admire knotted gumtrees, old farm stations and myriad other natural features dotting the landscape on a hike before settling in at camp in the evening.
Visit the outback gallery of Talc Alf, a self-taught artist whose impressionist sculptures are a major drawcard for folk passing through Lyndhurst. Continue along the route of the old Ghan railway and take a brief break at Lake Eyre to admire Australia's largest lake. In the evening, set up camp in the tiny town of William Creek for an evening spent under the stars.
Travel past Anna Creek Station, the world's largest cattle ranch, which stretches across 24 000 sq km of South Australia. Continue travelling towards Lake Cadibarrawirracanna - the longest lake name in the world - before arriving at Coober Pedy, the 'opal capital of the world'. Take a tour around town and learn why it is necessary for patrons of the city to live underground. Perhaps even spend some time 'noodling' (fossicking) for rare gems before spending the night in an underground bunkhouse.
Meet some furry locals at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Wander through an Aboriginal art gallery, trial a didgeridoo and feed a kangaroo before travelling to Erldunda.
Journey across the Red Centre towards Australia's most impressive natural gems. Snack on lunch in the imposing shadow of Uluru before hiking through Kata Tjuta's Valley of the Winds. Also known as the Olgas, these bizarrely bulging landforms are a sacred sight for local Aboriginals.
Rise with the sun and watch an incredible sunrise over Uluru before getting a little closer to the action on a short walk around the rock's base. Later, join a knowledgeable guide for an informative tour around a local town. Learn about the Mala Aborigines of the area before perusing traditional artworks in a local gallery. Head back to camp for a final evening camping out under the stars.
Venture into the natural wonderland of Kings Canyon. With blushing rock faces, crumbling sandstone walls and a maze of weathered rock domes, trekking through this region is sure to be the perfect finale to this journey. Hike through the Amphitheatre to discover the Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden before travelling back to Alice Springs.
7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer Reviews
Our 7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.
7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer, April 2014
I had a grand time, loved every minute of it. Any comments below are purely suggestions and not complaints at all. I'll book more trips with Intrepid, no doubt!
Review submitted 02/05/2014
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