South Australia Outback Adventure

10 Days | Wine tasting and wildlife in the Outback

4.8 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,450
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Spend 10 days exploring the best of South Australia’s Outback in on a culturally rich and deliciously different small group adventure. From Adelaide, 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. You will also immerse yourself in the beauty of Arkaroola, a 610 sqm wildlife sanctuary, and taste fine wines in the Clare Valley. With First Nations experiences, comfortable accommodation, a knowledgeable leader and numerous included activities, this Outback adventure is the whole package.

Trip overview

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Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 34.82 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Watch the night sky come alive as you enjoy a campfire dinner and learn about the stories and traditions of the First Nations Adnyamathanha people who are the traditional custodians of the Flinders Ranges.
  • Enjoy a subterranean stay in Coober Pedy, the opal capital of Australia, in underground accommodation which is cool, comfortable and unique to this part of the South Australian outback.
  • Soak up the scenic beauty of the Clare Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, and sample Rieslings and other fine wines.
  • Drive into the remote South Australian Outback and bounce along the famous Oodnadatta Track to William Creek where you can enjoy a cold beer and check out the unique "museum" of memorabilia across the street.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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. Some sites, restaurants, cafes, tours & attractions may be closed during the off season summer months.
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • Departures during summer months can expect extreme heat. You will need to be well prepared with sun protection, including wearing light, long sleeves and carry at least 2 litres of water at all times when out exploring. 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. Choose your departure date carefully to make sure you are aware of the conditions.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2024 - 31 March 2025

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7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private Vehicle


Hotel (3 nights), Underground hotel (2 nights), Tents or Cabins with shared facilities (2 nights), Resort (2 nights)

  • Woomera - Lake Hart Rest Area
  • Woomera - Heritage Museum & Visitor Centre
  • Coober Pedy - Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Coober Pedy - Underground Home, Church & Historic Mine Visit
  • Coober Pedy - Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park & Dingo Fence
  • Marree - Leader-led Local History Walk
  • Stuarts Creek - Wabma Kadarbu Mound Spring Conservation Park
  • Lake Eyre - Picnic Lunch
  • Iga Warta - Cultural Cookout Dinner & Campfire
  • Farina - Restoration Project
  • Iga Warta - Aboriginal Community Stay
  • Iga Warta - Adnyamathanha Cultural Activities & Bush Foods Lunch
  • Iga Warta - Adnyamathanha Cultural Activities
  • Wilpena Pound - Welcome to Country by Adnyamathanha Local
  • Wilpena Pound - Bushwalk
  • Clare Valley - Wine Tasting
Add on activities
  • Port Augusta - Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens guided tour - Free
  • Port Augusta - Wadlata Outback Centre 'Tunnel of Time' - AUD23
  • Coward Springs - Museum & Natural Spa - AUD2
  • Wilpena Pound - Sunset Spectacular Tour - AUD60
  • Wilpena Pound - Mountain Bike Hire (half day) - AUD35
  • Wilpena Pound - Time Travel & Gorgeous Gorges 4WD Tour - AUD150
  • Wilpena Pound - Yura Udnyu 'Our Culture, Your Culture' Tour - AUD45
  • Wilpena Pound - Sacred Canyon Yura Mulka Cultural Walk - AUD85

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Adelaide with a Welcome Meeting at 8 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel.
2. The trip finishes in Adelaide on Day 10 at our finish point hotel around 5pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.
3. A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability. This does not include Days 6-7 in Iga Warta where you will be matched up with travellers of the same gender. If a single tent or cabin is available for these nights, you may be able to pay locally to have your own accommodation. 
4. In the case that the roads from Coober Pedy and the Oodnadatta track are closed due to weather, an alternative itinerary will be put in place, that may involve returning along some of the route already travelled. 

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4.8 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Garry · Traveled August 2023
I was very impressed by Laurence, our tour guide. His attitude towards engaging with the people on the trip, his obvious love for his work and passion for the locations we visited was obvious throughout the journey
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Helen · Traveled June 2023
Our trip to Flinders Ranges & Coober Pedy was fantastic. Our wonderful guide Isiaih taught us a lot about aboriginal culture. Our group had the best time seeing the sights including a flight over Lake Eyre in flood. Wilpena Pound is an amazing place. We loved this trip!
Review submitted 24 Jun 2023

Vasili · Traveled May 2023
The tour was very well led by Isaiah who did a very passionate job. His driving was excellent and his knowledge of the Flinders Ranges was fantastic and emotionally charged that rubbed off on us. We visited many places on our bucket list - Coober pedy, Lake Eyre, Iga Warta, Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges!
Review submitted 26 May 2023

Jill · Traveled March 2023
What an inspirational tour, with a fabulously knowledgeable guide in Leonie. She told us about the places, flora & fauna - and if she didn't have the answer, she found it out. And her love of the country shone like a beacon. We had a small, friendly, laid-back group that was a pleasure to share the journey with. Everyone mixed, but nothing was forced. As a solo traveller I was a little scared, but I needn't have worried! Weather happens in Australia. And when it rains in the outback, roads can be washed away & off-road tracks can become impassable. It rained in the desert once overnight during our tour, so we couldn't visit Farina. But our tour guide had our safety in mind, which meant we saw so many other places. If you want a sanitised, tourist highlights tour, this might not be for you. But if you want the authentic Australia and are happy to be at one with the natural world, this tour should make you very happy. Recommended takes: walking trainers & sandals. Sun hat. A sweatshirt or fleece (it can get chilly overnight in the mountains). Possibly a lightweight folding umbrella in case of rain. Suncream & insect repellant. (Tour date - late March)
Review submitted 08 Apr 2023

Martijn and Desire · Traveled March 2023
South Australia Outback Adventure from Intrepid is a must do if you want to explore it in a safe way and learn a lot from your guide about the history, culture and wildlife in this part of Australia. We loved it and can recommend it to everyone!
Review submitted 21 Apr 2023
South Australia Outback Adventure
EUR €2,450