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Going Outback tour

8 Days

Journey overland through the Outback, from Adelaide to Alice Springs, on this 8-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 Australia.

These tours are for ages 18+ and require moderate fitness and a good sense of humour. 

Trip Highlights:​

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

  • Having your life changed from potentially living the best 8 consecutive days of your entire life

  • Sleeping under the brilliant outback stars around a campfire

  • Witness the majesty of the Northern Flinders and Wilpena Pound

  • Visiting Lake Eyre/Kati Thunda

  • Noodling for opals in Coober Pedy

  • Walking around Uluru and Kata-Tjuta

  • Hike the spectacular Kings Canyon Rim Walk

  • Enjoy the effects of desert madness

  • Sid in general

Tour Details

Duration: 8-days

Next Tour: TBA

Start and finish:

Adelaide to Alice Springs

Group size: 16

Camping

Guide: Sid

Cost: $1595 total - all-inclusive

($295 deposit to secure your seat)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Early pick-up in Adelaide. Straight to the Clare Valley for supplies (and maybe some wine) Into the Northern Flinders Ranges through historic towns to camp at the incredible formation that is Ikara-Wilpena Pound. A visit to Arkaroo Rock to on the way.

Day 2

We'll take the time today to enjoy the Flinders Ranges. Adnyamathanha Country. Walks and scenic flights available this morning. From Wilpena to the corridor of time at Bracchina Gorge and onto Blinman before settling into camp at in the heart of the North Flinders near Angorichina Gorge.

Day 3

Agorichina Tourist Park, into the gorge, through the range and northbound through historic towns like Copley and Marree, on our way into the desert! Past Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre towards William Creek. Possible Springs for a wash, probably a bush camp tonight.

Day 4

From somewhere out near William Creek to the famous opal mining town of Coober Pedy. A tour of the town plus a mine tour before visiting some of the local legends, Terry and Jo at the Kangaroo orphanage. Sunset, pizza and underground accommodation.

Day 5

Coober Pedy sunrise at The Breakaways. Big distance (750km) to Kings Creek Station. Up the Stuart Highway, into The Northern Territory and towards the Western Desert. This is the real "red centre".

Day 6

Sunrise at Kings Canyon/Watarrka. 3-hour walk around the canyon (shorter options available). Drive through the desert oak forests towards Uluru. Cultural walk and sunset at The Rock. Sleep at Yulara campground, next to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park.

Day 7 

First up and into Kata-Tjuta to do the Valley of the Winds walk. One of the most stunning views and places in the country. Another 3-hour walk with alternative options. Cultural centre for lunch. Back to camp for an afternoon to take it all in and relax. A trip to the resort is optional. Sunset from our Yulara camp site.

Day 8

First to The Rock for a sunrise walk around Uluru. 2.5 hours easy grade and a magical experience.

Back to camp to get packed and organised before the 5 hour drive to Alice Springs. Drop off around 5pm. Meet for dinner that evening.

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Information

What's included: ​
  • Sid

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Camp gear: swag, kitchen equipment

  • Transport to all destinations

  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 8 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 at the moment

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 litres at least)

  • Travel pillow

  • Towel

  • A good sense of humour

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