This 19-day trip will take you into the heart of the South Australian Outback and then turn around and show you the best of the Eyre Peninsula and its wild coastline. From Adelaide, head toward the centre and visit the opal capital of Australia, see Silo Art and watch stars sparkling above Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you hear traditional stories of the Adnyamathanha people. Then, swap the desert landscapes for coastal vistas and explore Port Augusta, discover the diversity of the Gawler Ranges National Park, look out for southern right whales at the Head of Bight, snap pictures of the iconic Lake Macdonnell and dine on freshly shucked oysters in Coffin Bay. This trip takes you on an epic adventure across some of the most iconic South Australian scenery with a local guide to give you the inside scoop on everything along the way.
Dates and availability
START & END TIME
This trip start in Adelaide on day 1 at 8.00 am and and finishes in Adelaide on day 19 at approximately 6pm.
As this is a combination of two smaller trips, your leader and the composition of your group may change in Adelaide. Please note tat the night in Adelaide on day 10 is unaccompanied by your leader.
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single supplement does not include the following nights, where a single room does not form part of the package:
- Days 6-7 Iga Warta
For those nights you will be matched up with other travellers of the same gender. If a single room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night. Please also note that there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
REMOTE TRAVEL & ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS
This trip travels to the remote Outback of South Australia. There will be extended periods of time with no phone reception. Choices of where to eat will be limited and not all dietary needs may be able to be met. Road conditions may be affected by weather such as rain, extreme heat or wind particularly from Coober Pedy onwards, and on the Oodnadatta track. Our leaders will check forward conditions in Coober Pedy and make alternative arrangements if the road conditions are not safe for our vehicle to continue. Safety will always come first. This does mean that at times groups will not be able to complete the itinerary as planned. For example, we may need to backtrack from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta and travel from there into the Flinders Ranges. Please also make sure you have access to your emergency funds in case this is needed. Please also note that some sites, restaurants, cafes, tours & attractions may be closed during the off season summer months.
Departures during summer months can expect extreme heat. Customers will need to be prepared with sun protection, including wearing light, long sleeves and carry at least 2 litres of water at all times. Our vehicles are air conditioned, but even this may struggle at higher temperatures. In hotter months we may have earlier or adjusted departure times to beat the heat, rest at our accommodation during the hottest hours of the day and then explore again in the late afternoon/early evening.