South Australia Outback Adventure

10 Days | Wine tasting and wildlife in the Outback

4.7 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
EUR €1,968
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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
Trip code
This trip generates 46 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.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Country Needs People. Donations help them support Indigenous land and sea management in Australia. Intrepid will double your impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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.
  • 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. Some sites, restaurants, cafes, tours and attractions may be closed during the off season summer months.
  • If you are keen to keep exploring South Australia's highlights, you might like to consider our 2-day Kangaroo Island Short Break Adventure or 5-day Kangaroo Island Adventure. Search trip codes PZAI-C and PZSI on our website.


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7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Private Vehicle


Hotel (1 night), Cabin (2 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
  • Nilpena Ediacara National Park - Guided Tour
  • 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' - AUD24
  • Coward Springs - Museum & Natural Spa - AUD2
  • Wilpena Pound - Sunset Spectacular Tour - AUD70
  • Wilpena Pound - Mountain Bike Hire (half day) - AUD35
  • Wilpena Pound - Time Travel & Gorgeous Gorges 4WD Tour - AUD175
  • Wilpena Pound - Yura Udnyu 'Our Culture, Your Culture' Tour - AUD55
  • Wilpena Pound - Sacred Canyon Yura Mulka Cultural Walk - AUD105

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Important notes

The trip starts in Adelaide with a Welcome Meeting at 8 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel, and finishes back 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.

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. 

In the event that the road from Coober Pedy towards William Creek or the Oodnadatta Track are closed due to weather, an amended itinerary will be put in place. It may involve returning along some of the route already travelled.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Susan · Traveled May 2024
Horrible trip. Disappointing because tour leader surly, agitated and untrained - had no knowledge of the places we visited. The transport totally unsuitable for the roads. Iga Warta experience should be missed.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Alison · Traveled May 2024
A trip well worth doing to experience remote Australian Outback. Arnie my tour leader was fantastic, he really went above and beyond to ensure everyone on our tour had a unique experience, he asked us what we what from the trip and set out to make that happen. This trip for me was having someone drive me on some really difficult roads, Arnie was a great driver, I could sit back and enjoy the ride though this amazing country, every day offered something different. Highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Kerryn · Traveled April 2024
Outback South Australia is not to be missed. Trip visits small towns, involves long, bumpy travel days with interesting stops along the way....oh and lots of flies! Sarah was an amazing leader who shared her love of the outback with us and made the trip so much fun. This itinerary was one of my favourite Intrepid trips so far (and I've done a lot).
Review submitted 15 Apr 2024

Kerryn · Traveled April 2024
Incredible trip getting a taste of the South Australian outback. Sarah was amazing and had so.much knowledge to share. Great way to see places a bot harder to get to when solo travelling. Be prepared for remote, bumpy roads and flies...lots of flies! Fantastic trip.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024

Elizabeth · Traveled November 2023
Very enjoyable trip to the Outback. Hot during the day but very pleasant at night. As someone who comes from New Zealand, the Outback is a different world. Our guide Sarah was amazing. Enjoyed hearing about the indigenous culture and early European settlement. Great group of fellow travellers (9) from around the world.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023
South Australia Outback Adventure
EUR €1,968