Explore Australia’s Red Centre, from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Travel into Australia’s magnificent Red Centre on this Overland journey from Adelaide. From the red-rock moonscapes of William Creek and the Oodnadatta Track, the underground mining town of Coober Pedy to the towering domes of The Olgas, make your way through some iconic outback sights on your way to Alice Springs. See opal cutting demonstrations, meet the furry residents of a kangaroo orphanage, and learn about indigenous spiritual beliefs on a guided walk around Uluru (Ayres Rock) as you discover more about this breathtaking Australian region.
Discover the best of southern and central Australia on an epic road trip. Like a true Australian drover, spend your nights camping in a swag under the southern sky
Follow the route of the old Overland Telegraph line to the town of William Creek, situated on the largest cattle station in the world
The opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy is like no other place in Australia, as scorching daytime temperatures have driven the town’s few residents to live underground. 'Noodle' for opals, hang out with some rescued joeys and spend the night in a subterranean bunker
See the best of Australia’s iconic Red Centre on guided walks around Uluru, Kings Canyon and the ancient red domes of Kata Tjuja.
The outback landscape is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. Learn about their special connection to the land on guided walks
Temperatures in the Red Centre can be extreme. During the day the weather can be very hot (and the Australian sun is very strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so bring base layers and warm clothing.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
On most days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of desert. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
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1. Tour commences in Adelaide on day 1 at 06:30 from Adelaide Central YHA (135 Waymouth St)
2. Tour finishes in Alice Springs day 7 at approx 18:00. All onward travel should be booked the following day.
3. Strict luggage limit of 15kg applies.
4. This trip requires a sleeping bag.
Our Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 23 reviews in the last year.
You soon realize how enormous and flat the outback of Australia is. Great trip overall. Early mornings are necessary as the weather gets hot by mid morning. Worthwhile trip for the curious and adventurous.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2017