Outback Safari

​​​​Itinerary

Day 1
21 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 2
22 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 3
23 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 into Coober Pedy. We explore the town and watch an opal demonstration. We visit the Underground 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)​

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
24 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)​

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5
25 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

26 September

 

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. ​

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7
27 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
28 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 9

29 September




​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

Date – 21 to 29 September 2019
Price for 2019 – $1,695 pp + flights (inc. GST)
Applications close 7 September 2019

 

Conditions

  • Group size – minimum 35; maximum 45 students
  • Available to overseas students enrolled in an Education Queensland International high school course

Download EQI Holiday Program application form (PDF, 225KB) 

To learn more about our fantastic Holiday Adventure Programs, contact your agent, EQI team or school representative.

For EQI's policy on travel and activities, please see EQI's Terms and Conditions (PDF, 756KB)

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Last reviewed 06 December 2018
Last updated 06 December 2018