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"Going Outback" tour

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7-Day Camping Adventure (9-day with return)

Journey overland through the Outback, from Adelaide to Alice Springs, on this 7-Day, guided camping tour. 


We will be experiencing the raw elements of nature as we travel, camp, and explore our way through the mighty Flinders Ranges and across the outback to the heart of Central Australia.

These tours are for ages 18+ and require moderate fitness, a sense of humour (good or bad), and an element of teamwork.

Trip Highlights:

  • The best food, music, and information from Sid your guide. (Entertainment is subjective).

  • Having your life changed from potentially living the best 7/9 consecutive days of your entire life.

  • Recharge and recalibrate in one of the most remote and natural parts of the world. 

  • Connecting with like-minded people who also crave adventure, education, and desert therapy.

  • Sleeping under the outback stars around a campfire.

  • Experiencing the wineries of the Southern Flinders Ranges. 

  • Noodling for opals and sleeping underground in Coober Pedy.

  • Walking around Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas).

  • Connecting to the world's oldest living culture.

  • Hiking the spectacular Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

  • Swimming in The MacDonnell Ranges.

  • Seeing Alice Springs.

  • Leaving Alice Springs. 

  • Enjoying the effects of desert madness.

  • Road-tripping back down the highway to unwind & reflect after the tour with Coober Pedy bushcamp and pizza. (return trip only).

  • Sid.

Tour Details

Duration: 

7-days (or 9-day return)

Next Tours:

Sep 9th-17th 2023

Oct 14th-22nd 2023

Start and finish:

Adelaide to Alice Springs

(Return finishes in Adelaide)

Group size: 10-16

Camping

Guide: Sid

Cost: $2450 total - all-inclusive

($395 deposit to secure your seat)

($330 2-day express return to ADL)

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Tour Feedback

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Leave Adelaide for the Clare Valley. Winery visit for lunch in the Flinders Ranges. Straight into the arid zone. Woomera. Bush camp at Lake Hart.

Day 2

Wake up with a fire near a salt lake in the desert. Up the Stuart Highway to Coober Pedy, for an opal mine tour, a tour of the town, a kangaroo orphanage and a pizza sunset.

Day 3

If we're on time (!) we'll visit The Breakaways for sunrise. After that, it's a long day on the bus, driving 800km into The Northern Territory to get to our camp at Uluru. See the sunset over Uluru and Kata-Tjuta from our camp.

Day 4

Sunrise at Uluru, followed by a solo walk around the base, a guided walk, sightseeing, and the cultural center. A break in the day at the pool to relax before dinner and drinks at Uluru sunset.

Day 5

Up early to get the sunrise on the Valley of the Winds walk at Kata Tjuta. (My personal favorite). Back to camp for lunch and pack up as we head towards the Geroge Gill Range and Kings Canyon. Sunset from camp at Kings Creek Station.

Day 6

Early sunrise walk around the rim of Kings Canyon in Watarrka N.P. A favorite with everyone. Option for a helicopter flight over the range. Lunch at camp. Off towards Alice Springs for a few lessons in bush foods and medicine before arriving at bush camp.

Day 7 

Wake at bushcamp and head into Alice Springs for a quick coffee before heading towards the stunning gorges, gaps, and chasms in The West MacDonnell Ranges (Tjoritja). Spend the day exploring the ancient riverways and waterholes. Back to Alice Springs to be dropped at your accommodation before meeting for an end-of-tour meal.

 

Those returning on the bus the next day will be picked up at 7:30 am to drive towards Coober Pedy that night for bush camp.

Arriving in Adelaide by 6 pm on day 9 (Sunday).

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What's included: ​
  • Sid

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Camp gear: swag, kitchen equipment

  • Transport to all destinations

  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners; plus lots of snacks and delicacies

  • National park passes & campsite fees

  • Accommodation & private tours

 

What's NOT included: ​

  • Sleeping bags are NOT included.

What to bring: ​​
  • Clothes - this is the most comfortable time of year in the desert. It "shouldn't" be too cold or too hot.

  • Swimmers - if you would like to swim in the pools

  • Hiking shoes- sneakers are okay, but there will be some rough terrain, so make sure they are sturdy.

  • Sandals / thongs

  • Hat

  • Toiletries

  • Camera / phone

  • Chargers

  • Battery pack

  • Head torch and spare batteries (a must!!!)

  • Fly net (optional)

  • Day pack

  • Water bottles or camelback (2 liters at least)

  • Travel pillow

  • Towel

  • A sense of humour

A more detailed list will be emailed to you when the tour is booked.

Tour Information

Scenes from a desert tour.

"Going Outback" montage courtesy of 

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Sunset Coober Pedy bush camp courtesy of tictak_adventures.

Upcoming Tours

  • 7-Day 'Going Outback' Desert Tour 14-20 Oct 2023
    7-Day 'Going Outback' Desert Tour 14-20 Oct 2023
    Sat, 14 Oct
    Adelaide
    14 Oct, 6:30 am ACDT – 22 Oct, 6:00 pm ACDT
    Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    14 Oct, 6:30 am ACDT – 22 Oct, 6:00 pm ACDT
    Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    It's more than a tour... It's a life-changing once-in-a-lifetime experience. 7-day Camping Adventure Tour 16 people max. Age 18+ Adelaide to Alice Springs A 2-Day Return trip to Adelaide is available (and recommended!) - $330
  • 7-Day 'Going Outback' Desert Tour 9-15 Sep 2023
    7-Day 'Going Outback' Desert Tour 9-15 Sep 2023
    Sat, 09 Sept
    Adelaide
    09 Sept, 6:30 am ACST – 15 Sept, 6:00 pm ACST
    Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    09 Sept, 6:30 am ACST – 15 Sept, 6:00 pm ACST
    Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    It's more than a tour... It's a life-changing once-in-a-lifetime experience. 7-day Camping Adventure Tour 16 people max. Age 18+ Adelaide to Alice Springs A 2-Day Return trip to Adelaide is available (and recommended!) - $330
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