Central Australian Discovery

Australia
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Weekly
$177^^
Monthly
$767^
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Availability

From 01-Apr-2020 to 31-Oct-2020

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • May Sat 02 2020 to May Sat 16 2020
    Available
    From
    $9,845*
  • May Mon 18 2020 to Jun Mon 01 2020
    Limited Availability
  • Sep Tue 29 2020 to Oct Tue 13 2020
    Available
    From
    $9,795*

What's included

Immerse yourself in the Field of Light art installation while indulging in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.
Embark on an unforgettable scenic flight over the natural wonder of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.
Board a cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from sandstone.
Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle.
Small group travel with a maximum of 22 guests.
All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in up to 17 locations.
All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers.
Expert two person crew - Driver-Guide and Tour Director .
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Adelaide Arrive into Adelaide airport, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and Driver-Guide as you enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.
    Meals Included
    dinner
  • Day 2 - Adelaide, Claire Valley, Flinders Ranges After breakfast, journey through the wine growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the exceptional locally grown produce and wines of the region. Travel to the Flinders Rangers. Enter Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 3 - Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Today you will have a full day to explore the incredible Flinders Ranges National Park. Spend some time in the geological site of Brachina Gorge. Keep an eye out for the endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge's layers, dating back some 130 million years. After lunch, the afternoon is at your leisure to further explore, or perhaps enjoy some time to relax. You may also wish to take a fantastic optional scenic flight (own expense) or walk into Wilpena Pound. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your resort.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 4 - Flinders Ranges National Park, Marree This morning farewell the Flinders Ranges. Stop for lunch at the Prairie Hotel. Later, arrive at Marree and stay at your historic hotel that dates back to 1883.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 5 - Marree, Coober Pedy Today you will also have the option to board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, where you will gain a bird's-eye view and true appreciation of this magnificent sight - own expense. This afternoon we arrive in Coober Pedy.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 6 - Coober Pedy, Uluru Make your way to the Umoona Opal Mine, where you will watch an informative award-winning documentary presented in an underground theatre. You will learn about the different types and quality of opals, as well as visiting a mine that was worked in the 1920s. Farewell South Australia, and cross the border into the Northern Territory. Later arrive at Uluru. In the heart of the Red Centre, the luxury of Sails in the Desert complements the surrounding natural beauty. This evening, enjoy dinner at your resort.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 7 - Uluru At sunrise, enjoy a base tour of Uluru, learning about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime while you marvel at this Australian icon. While you circumnavigate this amazing natural landmark, the experience will leave you mesmerised. Rising 348 metres above the plain, this national treasure is higher than both the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Chrysler Building in New York. Enjoy Lunch at the Ininti Souvenirs and Caf?. Tonight enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light art installation.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 8 - Uluru, Kings Canyon After breakfast, explore the incredible Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta - the Olgas, consisting of 36 majestic domes, which form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. An important Indigenous cultural site, Kata Tjuta translates to 'many heads'. Continue to explore the immense red walls of Walpa Gorge. Later arrive at Kings Canyon Resort. Set in the Watarrka National Park, just nine kilometres from Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon Resort will be a stay to cherish.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 9 - Kings Canyon, Alice Springs Today embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk and travel from Kings Canyon along the Mereenie Loop Road to Alice Springs. Along the way stop at Hermannsburg Mission Precinct, where you can wander around the old Lutheran Mission and get a glimpse of life as it was for the early pioneers and their families. Enjoy lunch at Gosses Bluff crater and a tour of Alice Springs this afternoon.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 10 - Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges Head to Simpsons Gap, just one of the scenic areas that pierce the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Aboriginal people, where several dreamtime stories have said to take place. The area also contains one of the most prominent waterholes in the region. Here, be sure to keep an eye out for Black-footed Rock-wallabies. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, a vast and spectacular section of the ranges. This is an outstanding example of ancient landscapes shaped over time by climatic elements. Here, cool scenic gorges are important refuges for a collection of plants and animals from the harsh elements, many of which are found only here. The landscapes you see played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture, which have been passed on to generations for thousands of years. At Angkerle - Standley Chasm, follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. The chasm's European name is a tribute to Ida Standley, who became the first school teacher in Alice Springs in 1914. Afterwards, visit the beautiful Ormiston Gorge, filled with stunning geology and is also home to a variety of unique species, including the Long-tailed Dunnart. Later, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to perhaps, take some time to relax and unwind form a hard day's exploration before enjoying dinner later in the evening.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 11 - Alice Springs, Tennant Creek Today, make your way to Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu - Devils Marbles. A living cultural landscape, be in awe as the golden sunlight shines upon these giant granite boulders. Geologically, the marbles were formed from an upsurge of molten rock that cooled and became solid beneath a layer of sandstone. Over time water infiltrated the cracks of these solid structures, breaking down the sandstone, and then the granite. As a result, rounded granite boulders perched on top of each other have been revealed. Karlu Karlu is also recognised as of great cultural importance, with nearly the entire Reserve a registered sacred site, with many stories and traditions associated to this area. Arrive at Barkly Homestead and enjoy dinner.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 12 - Lorella Springs Wilderness Park Today make your way to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel. Continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park for Dinner.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 13 - Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Mataranka Travel to Katherine via the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you can unwind in the warm crystal-clear waters, which are said to have healing properties for aches and pains.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 14 - Katherine, Darwin Arrive in Darwin, this evening, say goodbye to newfound friends and your Driver-Guide during a Farewell Dinner at your Hotel.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
  • Day 15 - Depart Darwin Your amazing adventure draws to a close. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Darwin airport for your onward flight.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
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Monthly
$767^
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