Meet at 5:45am and depart Alice Springs at 6am sharp. See Joining Hotel in the trip details or your voucher for the meeting location. Pre-accommodation is available at the meeting location; please speak to your sales agent to book. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional 4 hour walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park, including the natural Amphitheatre, the North and South Walls and the Garden of Eden. This afternoon opt to ride one of the camels at the Kings Creek Station. Estimate travel time - 5.5 hours Travel distance - 500km
Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Marla Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 450 km
Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Estimated travel time: 9 hours Travel distance: 780 km
We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 180 km
Today we continue along the Oodnadatta track exploring the original Ghan Railway and historic settler sites. View the salt lake of Lake Eyre and enjoy a dip in a remote thermal spring. Learn of the importance of the local Indigenous people at the Arabunna Aboriginal Centre. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the Historic Beltana Sheep Station. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 365km
Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive. From Hawker take the famous RM Williams drive. 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. South Australia has earned its place as one of the top wine regions in the world. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'. Estimated travel time: 7.5 hours Travel distance: 550 km
Departure day, feel free to depart at any time. If you would like more time to explore Adelaide, we recommend booking post-night accommodation.