8-Day Red Center to Adelaide Adventure Tour
Product Code: 1113-89215
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Yolo Style Travel
  • • Adelaide
  • • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • • Underground mine tour
  • • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
  • • Hike at Kings Canyon
Tour Code
1113-89215
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Alice Springs
End City
Adelaide
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Nature, Backpacker

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate, Strenuous

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking; Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Budget, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs Hotel or similar

The adventure begins tonight. Arrive at our accommodations at any time. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time (7:00pm) to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Ayers Rock

Alice Springs - Uluru

Hotel: Ayers Rock Campground or similar

Mar 1 - Oct 31

Today we'll depart early for the Red Centre. First up, we'll visit Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk (weather permitting) through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

Afterwards we'll head to the Ayers Rock Campground in Yulara for the night.

Nov 1 - Feb 29

Today we'll depart early for the West MacDonnell Ranges and head to Ochre Pits. During our walk through Ochre Pits we'll arrive at a valley painted in multi-colored layers of rock. The different colors of ochre were historically used by Aborigines for ceremonies and trading, and still shimmer in the sunlight to this day.

Then we'll visit Ellery Creek. The mighty Ellery Creek cuts a river through the West MacDonnell Ranges, and has carved out a stunning waterhole over thousands of years. Take the short walk to the waters edge and jump in to beat the heat!

Then we'll return to Alice Springs midday before continuing on to the Yulara campground for the night.

Tips:
From late October - early March, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will be following the summer itinerary and visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Canyon.
Day 03
Ayers Rock

Uluru

Hotel: Ayers Rock Campground or similar

Today we'll visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the Aboriginal culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear stories from the Dreaming.

Then we'll embark on the Mala Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.

At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic!

Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

Optional Activities

Uluru Helicopter Flight: 150-285AUD per person
See some of the highlights of the red centre from a bird's-eye view. Take to the air and choose between a 15-minute loop around Uluru, or opt to also see Kata Tjuta on a 30-minute flight.

Outback Astronomy Tour: 42AUD per person
Enjoy a tour of the night sky, learning how Aboriginals used the stars for mythology and seasonal predictions while getting a chance to stargaze through telescopes and binoculars. The Outback is one of the best places to stargaze, with low humidity and surrounding light - take a peek and see whats out there!

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Coober Pedy

Uluru - Coober Pedy

Hotel: Umoona Opal Mine Hotel or similar

Today we'll travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy.Here we'll learn about opal and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

In the evening we'll head to nearby accommodations for the night.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Coober Pedy - Oodnadatta Track - William Creek

Hotel: William Creek Hotel or similar

We'll follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Here we'll cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

Optional Activities

Lake Eyre Scenic Flight 285AUD per person
Soar above Australia's largest inland lake on this 60-min flight in the north of South Australia. Typically, Lake Eyre is dry, so prepare to see a vast white salt plain shimmering in the sun. Following monsoon rains in the north, the lake fills and becomes a breeding site pelicans, gulls and terns. Enjoy a bird's-eye view and enjoy the flight.

Day 06
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

William Creek - Beltana

Hotel: Beltana Station Hostel or similar

Today we'll visit the salt lake of Lake Eyre and learn about the European history of the region before settling into the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 07
Adelaide

Beltana - Adelaide

Hotel: Adelaide Central YHA Hostel or similar

We'll depart Beltana and head to one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive.

Then we'll travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Try some Riesling, the local favorite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Then we'll arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches."

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Adelaide

Adelaide

Today our fantastic tour will end. Depart Adelaide at any time.

Tips:
Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
7:00PM Alice Springs Aurora Alice Springs 11 Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • Underground mine tour
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • Mala Walk around Uluru and visit to the cultural centre
  • Hike at Kings Canyon
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities in private bus
  • Accommodations in Hostels (4 nights), swag camping (2 nights), underground hostel (1 night); All nights multi-share
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that tour guide arranges
  • All meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service Fees for guides/drivers
  • Optional Activities
    All prices are per person, in AUD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
    ULURU
    Harley-Davidson Ride around Uluru w/ photo stops (1 hour tour) - AUD 150.00
    Tour including 60 min camel ride (2.5 hrs in total) - AUD 119
    Camel Ride (45 mins) - AUD 75
    Helicopter Flight w/ a lap around Uluru (15 mins) - UAD 150
    Helicopter Flight w/ a lap around Uluru and Kata Tjuta (30 mins) - AUD 285
    Sounds of Silence Dinner - 3 course Dinner w/ Anangu Traditional Custodian Song and Dance - AUD 195
    Astronomy Tour - AUD 42
    WILLIAM CREEK
    Fixed wing scenic flight of Lake Eyre or The Painted Hills (60 min) - AUD 150.00 per person
    KING'S CREEK
    Helicopter Flight including Kings Creek Station and Kings Canyon (30 mins) - AUD 275.00
    Helicopter flight including Kings Creek Station only (5-8 mins) - AUD 60.00
    Camel Ride (15 min) - AUD 20
    ADELAIDE
    Kangaroo Island - full day trip From AUD 258
    Cleland Wildlife Park AUD 20 - AUD 30
Special Notes
  • Please note that this is a Yolo style tour and requires all travelers be between 18-39 years of age.
  • Visa
    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.
    A valid passport and visa is required. For some nationalities, the visa can be issued by your Travel Agency or the Australian Embassy via Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

    To apply for an ETA online, travelers must hold a passport from one of the following countries:
    - Brunei - Darussalam
    - Canada
    - Hong Kong
    - Japan
    - Malaysia
    - Singapore
    - South Korea
    - United States

    More information about the ETA and how to apply can be found here:
    https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp

    If you do not hold a passport from any of the above countries, you cannot apply for an ETA online. You may be eligible to apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline or an Australian visa office. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for other types of electronic visitor visas. See: www.immi.gov.au
  • Joining Hotel
    Aurora Alice Springs
    11 Leichhardt Terrace
    Alice Springs
    Northern Territory
    Australia
    +61 8 8950 6666
  • Joining Instructions
    Alice Springs Airport is located just 15km from the city.
    A taxi from the airport is approximately $25-30AUD and takes roughly 10-15 minutes to get to the joining hotel.
    A shuttle bus is also available for transport from the airport to your hotel. Cost is $16 per person on the 'Alice Wanderer' shuttle bus. Meet outside the terminal. For pre-bookings from within Australia, call 1-800-722-111 or book online at http://www.alicewanderer.com.au/32-alice-springs-airport-transfer-shuttle.html

    Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1 at 7PM, where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details!
    If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day.
  • Tipping
    It is not customary in New Zealand or Australia to tip service providers, but if you do experience outstanding service it is good to do so. Such service would only usually be in places like quality restaurants and it would be very rare that you would tip more than 10%. Unless specifically asked to do so at the time (by your CEO) - do not tip your local guides. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures Chief Experience Officer did an outstanding job, you may consider a small tip - but it certainly isn't expected.
  • Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
  • Credit Cards
    Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Australia and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases.

    Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip.

    Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of local currency (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), traveler's checks and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is easy to find in Australia in the gateway cities and most banks do accommodate.
  • What To Bring
    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend the use of a well-labeled duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.
  • Meals
    Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with us you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD 200,000 is required. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Age requirement: 18-39 years old.
* Double occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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