Outback safari example



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General information

  • Tour dates: 26 September to 4 October 2020
  • Price for 2019: $1,720 pp + flights (incl. GST)
  • Applications closed: 18 September, 2020

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Day 1
26 September

Students will depart Brisbane at 10.25am arriving into Alice Springs at 1.10pm.

Note: If you live outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast area we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport.

On arrival in Alice Springs we visit the School of the Air and learn how children living in remote areas are educated by distance.

We then travel to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn about this important service for Australians in remote areas.

We head to our camp site where yoursafari driver will now demonstrate the tent set up and dismantle routine, watch carefully as you will be expected to do this with your own tent your EQI tour supervisors will go through the tour rules, rosters and what to expect on tour.

This evening we enjoy a visit from the Reptile Centre where you can see thorny devils, frill neck lizards and large pythons up close and personal. There is hands-on fun for everyone. You will learn all about Australia’s reptiles and have the opportunity to have your photo taken with large snakes wrapped around your neck.

Meals included: Dinner

Scenic flights over Uluru are available at own expense (approx. $150pp). If you want to do a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru you need an email from your parents giving you permission to participate in the flight. Print the email with your parent permission and give to the safari driver on the 1st day of the tour.

Note: You are note guaranteed a scenic flight — numbers may be limited due to time constraints and/or flights may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Day 2

27 September

This morning we enjoy a Dreamtime & Bushtucker Tour. You will meet with members of the Warlpiri tribe, learn about and taste bush tucker (including witchetty grubs) see indigenous weaponry and try boomerang throwing. You have the opportunity to purchase genuine artworks but you need to take cash, there are no EFTPOS facilities.

After that informative and hands on experience it’s time to head into town to enjoy a town tour of Alice Springs. See the view from the Memorial including the MacDonnell Ranges.

You can purchase your lunch and have some free time before we head to the West MacDonnell Ranges, one of the most popular and interesting national parks. We head west and before long we arrive at Simpsons Gap. We enjoy a short stroll along a walking track, see if you can spot the black footed rock wallabies. Head back to camp late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3
28 September

Today we say farewell to Alice Springs and head south, we arrive early afternoon at Kings Creek Station to set up camp. Tonight we enjoy marshmallows around the campfire (fire bans permitting) before placing our sleeping bags on tarpaulin and sleeping underneath the stars provided the weather is clear (no washing facilities).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
9 September

Early rise this morning, we pack up before heading off to explore Kings Canyon. The sheer walls of the canyon rise up 270 metres, making it the deepest gorge in central Australia. All students must have 2 litres of water to do the walk. If you have reasonable fitness you can walk to the rim of the canyon, which offers spectacular views over the ‘Lost City’ and ‘Garden of Eden’. Or you can walk the base of the canyon and look up at the spectacular cliff faces.

After this exhilarating walk we enjoy breakfast before continuing on to Yulara, arriving mid afternoon. On arrival — students who have booked the scenic helicopter ride will be taken to the airfield. The remainder of the group can relax at camp, swim in the pool or take a short scenic walk to see Uluru from a distance.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
30 September

This morning we visit Uluru for a base walk and information session with a park ranger about the history of the rock and the Aboriginal people

Note: We do not allow any passengers to climb Uluru. We respect the cultural beliefs of the indigenous people that this is a sacred site. Time to visit the Cultural Centre and learn about the history of the local tribes, dreamtime and sacred ceremonies.

We return to camp for lunch before heading off to visit Kata Tjuta this afternoon — even larger and, some say, more brooding than Uluru. Walk to the lookout and marvel at the imposing domes before returning to camp. Time to relax at the pool or catch up on some washing.

Late afternoon we visit Sunset Strip and photograph the amazing colours of this magnificent monolith as the sun sets.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6
1 October

Today we head south, across vast plains. At journey’s end we arrive at the town of Coober Pedy. We enjoy a town tour and visit the Underground Church and some homes to see how the residents live. Temperatures can reach over 50 degrees here, so the majority of the town sleeps underground, and tonight so do we!

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
2 October

Early rise this morning as we continue south, stopping at Lake Hart one of the largest salt lakes in Australia for some excellent photo opportunities. We stop at Woomera home of the rocket testing range before continuing on through Port Augusta where glimpses of the Spencer Gulf may be seen. We arrive late evening into Adelaide.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
3 October

Our final day of travelling, we arrive late morning into Adelaide known as the city of churches, we enjoy a town tour before there is free time to explore this picturesque city. We head back to our accommodation for our last night together.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9
4 October

This morning we head to the airport for our flight home to Brisbane. We hope you enjoyed your journey.

Meals included: Breakfast


  • Group size: Minimum 30, maximum 45 students
  • Available to overseas students enrolled in an Education Queensland International high school course

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Last updated 02 September 2021