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.

Alice Springs, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
Short Breaks
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Min 8
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Min 4 Max 15
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  • Marvel at unique underground houses
  • Relax amid the churches and gardens of Adelaide
  • Drive through rugged red landscapes
  • Journey deep into the Earth on an opal mine tour


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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1 breakfast
All Terrain vehicle
Underground Multishare (1 night)


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Important notes

1. Please bring a sleeping bag, these can be hired for AU$25. Please advise at the time of booking.
2. The tour commences on day 1 between 6.30 - 7.00am. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights and accommodation. We recommend you book accommodation in advance for the night prior to the tour commencing.
3.This tour finishes on arrival in Adelaide on day 2 at around 6pm. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights out of Adelaide. We recommend you book accommodation in advance to extend your stay here.
4. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights

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