Outback Safari

Itinerary 

Day 1
13 April

 

Students will depart Brisbane at 10.15am arriving into Alice Springs at 1.05pm. 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 Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn about this important service for Australians in remote areas.

This evening we enjoy a visit from the Reptile Centre where you can see Thorny Devils, frill neck lizards; 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

Day 2
14 April

 

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
15 April

 

Today we say farewell to Alice Springs and head South stopping at Stuarts Well for a rest break and a ride on a "ship of the desert". We arrive early afternoon at Kings Creek Station to set up camp.  

Tonight we enjoy marshmellows 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
16 April

 

Early rise this morning, we pack the coach 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.  Make sure you bring plenty of water it is very easy to become dehydrated in the Centre. If you are very fit 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.  We enjoy a late breakfast after our physical morning.  Time to head off, stopping at Erlunda for lunch.  It's only a short drive to Yulara from here, who will spot Uluru first? Your Safari 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. 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 5
17 April

 

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6
18 April

 

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
19 April

 

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 end our journey at Woomera home of the rocket testing range.  After setting up our camp we head to the local swimming pool before heading back to camp for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
20 April

 

Our final day of travelling, we continue South stopping at Port Augusta for an early lunch. We arrive mid afternoon 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, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
21 April

​Early rise this morning we head to the airport for our flight home, leaving at 7am, arriving into Brisbane at 9.50am. We hope you enjoyed your journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

Date – 13 to 21 April 2019
Price for 2019 –  $1,695 pp + flights (inc. GST)
Applications close 30 March 2019
 

 Conditions

  • Group size – minimum 35; maximum 45 students

  • Available to overseas students enrolled in an Education Queensland International high school course

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Last reviewed 20 November 2018
Last updated 06 December 2018