7 Days Desert Patrol
Come with us on this awesome adventure where we drive through outback dirt roads,visit Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, William Creek's Iconic Outback Pub, Coober Pedy-Opal mining capital of the world, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
Day 1 We begin by escaping the city heading north to the Flinders Ranges and the starting point for our outback desert adventure. We will be passing through small country towns like Quorn and Hawker, the scenery gradually changes to the legendary landscapes of the oldest continent on earth. Our first night we will stay at Angorichina, in the magnificent Parachilna Gorge.
Day 2 Outback here we come, with a day of driving the dirt road ahead of us. Along the Oodnadatta Track, we follow the Old Ghan Railway and its long abandoned railway settlements. This is remote territory, with red, stony plains stretching to the horizon. We traverse the bottom Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre. Our next stop is at Coward Springs for a relaxing, all-natural spa. Tonight we camp under the desert stars and drink a beer in the iconic Aussie pub with the locals at William Creek (SA’s smallest town).
Day 3 Our day begins with taking an isolated track through Anna Creek, the world’s largest cattle station, we head for the opal capital of the world - Coober Pedy. We learn about the history of Coober Pedy and its opal on an underground tour. You'll get some free time to explore the charms of the town, such as Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage and Aboriginal Art Gallery or “noodle” for opals on your own. Tonight's accommodation will be in an underground in bunkhouse, we get to sleep like the locals do.
Day 4 Today's our big day of driving up the Stuart Highway to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with several pit stops en-route. We arrive at Ayers Rock Resort Campground, where we set up camp for nights four and five before watching the beautiful sunset over Uluru, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.
Day 5 We will start our day with a sunrise breakfast at Uluru, followed by a guided cultural walk around the base. We will hear about Tjukurpa, the religious and social beliefs of the Anangu people leading you to an understanding of the cultural landscape. We visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, before heading back to the camp for lunch and later, we will witness another stunning Uluru sunset.
Day 6 We spend the morning at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), hiking the magnificent Valley of the Winds which we follow with lunch and an afternoon drive to Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Tonight we will be camping at Kings Creek.
Day 7 To start the morning we are at the spectacular Watarrka, we go through the sandstone domes and down into the Garden of Eden. We return for lunch at the camp and then begin our journey to our final destination, Alice Springs where we arrive at approximately 6.30pm.
The tour will include all meals (6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 6 Dinners), 5 nights camping under the stars in swags + 1 night underground bunkhouse accommodation & National Park entry fees.
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