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Alice to Adelaide Express Overview
See the best of the terrain between Alice Springs and Adelaide on this short adventure through the Australian Outback. Stop off in Coober Pedy and explore the fascinating mining town, and the curious underground houses it is famous for.
Experience the Australian Outback and travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide
Journey on dusty roads through the heart of outback Australia from Alice Springs to Adelaide, taking in rugged scenery, unique townships and red landscapes along the way. Spend time in the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy - and see why this fascinating mining town has long been a popular stop for travellers. Tour the mines and underground houses that offer respite from the blazing sun and phenomenal heat that the Australian outback is known for. Enjoy some respite in the quaint city of Adelaide where this short break ends.
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This short break begins in Alice Springs, the heart of Australia. Perhaps arrive early to experience the laid-back atmosphere in this remote town, surrounded by the unique landscapes of the Northern Territory. Join your local guide and journey through the Australian Outback towards Coober Pedy, known as the "Opal Capital of the World". Explore the mining town that is the source of a the majority of the world's gem quality opals, and shop for intricate jewellery that highlights the gleaming stones. Tour the mines themselves to experience the mining life-style and see uncut opals, fresh from the soil. Discover the surprisingly welcoming dugout houses, where locals live underground to escape the heat of the Australian desert.
Travel south towards the coast and Australia's wine capital, Adelaide. Watch as the landscape changes from harsh desert to rolling green fields and vineyard after vineyard dot the hills. Finish the Alice to Adelaide Express in the centre of this blossoming city that boasts a cosmopolitan vibe and a bevy of quality bars and restaurants, which create a vibrant atmosphere, well worth staying on for a few more days to experience.
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