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Day 121 September
Students will fly from Brisbane at 12.30pm arriving into Adelaide 3.50pm. Note, if you live outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast area we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport.
We head to our accommodation to unpack and get to know your new travelling companions. Our Safari Crew will show you how to set up and dismantle and tent – watch carefully as you will be responsible for your tent during your adventure to the Outback Your EQI chaperones will go through the Tour Rules, Rosters and what to expect on tour. Finally it is time to enjoy dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 222 September
Today we enjoy a short tour of Adelaide before we head North
stopping briefly at Port Augusta to explore the town before we continue on. Then it’s on to Woomera – home of the
rocket testing range, our camp for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 323 September
After a short drive today we stop at Lake Hart a large salt
lake with fine white salt for some excellent photo opportunities. We continue on and arrive early afternoon
Pedy. We explore the town and watch an opal demonstration. We visit the
Church and some homes to see how the residents live in a town where
temperatures can climb as high as 50 degrees.
There is time to fossick for opals before we head to our
accommodation. We sleep underground
tonight. (no washing facilities)
Day 424 September
Today we continue North travelling the flat red centre and endless
horizon of Central Australia. We pass
the oasis of the Marla Boar before arriving at Kings Canyon. 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)
Day 525 September
Early rise this morning, pack the tents and 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'
Then we head off and take a short drive to Yulara. We visit sunset strip and photograph the amazing colours of this magnificent monolith as the sun sets.
Early rise again this morning to visit Uluru (we do not endorse
the climbing of Uluru and request you respect the cultural beliefs of the
indigenous people that this is a sacred site).
We visit the Cultural Centre and enjoy an informative talk about the history
of the local tribes, dreamtime and sacred ceremonies. We take a base walk
around Uluru before heading off to visit Kata Tjuta - even larger and, some
say, more brooding than Uluru.
Day 727 September
Farewell Uluru, we head North stopping at Stuarts Well for lunch and a ride on a "ship of the desert". We continue North to Alice Springs, arriving early afternoon. We enjoy a town tour including the view from Anzac Hill where you can see the West Macdonnell Ranges.
This afternoon we head to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn about this important service for Australians in remote area
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.
Day 828 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
This morning its time to say farewell to your new
friends and fly back to Brisbane arriving at 3.30pm, with a lifetime of
memories and a camera full of photographs!
Meals included: Breakfast
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