Outback safari 1


​​​​​​​​​​​​​General information

Tour dates: 16 to 23 September 2023

Price for 2023: $2,390 per person + flights (inclluding GST)

Applications close: 18 August 2023

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Day 1
16 September

You will fly from Brisbane at 8.05am arriving in Adelaide at 10.20am. If you live outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast area, we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport.​​

We explore the 'City of Churches' and there is free time to explore Rundle Mall. After exploring the town, we head to our campsite where your safari driver will demonstrate the tent 'set up and dismantle' routine, watch carefully as you will be expected to do this with your own tent. Your holiday adventure program supervisors will go through the safari rules, rosters and what to expect on tour.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2​​
17 September

Early rise this morning. We have a long journey north. We pass through Port Augusta and arrive at Woomera, a former rocket testing range. Then, we continue on stopping briefly at Lake Hart – one of the largest salt lakes in Australia for some great photo opportunities. We arrive early evening into Coober Pedy – the opal capital of the world. We sleep underground tonight.​​

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3​​
18 September

This morning we explore the town including watching an opal demonstration. We visit the 'Underground Church' (subject to conditions) and a few underground residential homes – a necessity in a town that hits 50 degrees Celcius.

Time to continue north, travelling the flat 'Red Centre' and endless horizon of central Australia. We pass the oasis of the Marla Bore before arriving at Kings Canyon.

Tonight, if the weather permits, we can enjoy marshmallows around the campfire.​​

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4​​
19 September

Early pack up and then we head off to explore Kings Canyon. The sheer walls of the Canyon rise up 270m, making it the deepest gorge in Central Australia. All students must have 2lt 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. You 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​​
20 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 Indigenous Australian people. We respect their cultural beliefs that this is a sacred site.

Time to visit the cultural centre and learn about the history of the local Mobs (tribes) and Clans, the 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 head out to view the amazing colours of sunset over Uluru.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner​

Day 6​​
21 September

Farewell Uluru – we head north to Alice Springs, arriving early afternoon. We enjoy a town tour including the view from Anzac Hill where you can see the Wes​​t Macdonnell Ranges.

We now 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 – a stunning gorge. We enjoy a short stroll along a walking track. See if you can spot the black-​footed rock wallabies! Return to camp for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7​
22 September

This morning we visit Alice Springs Desert Park to get up close to the local fauna and flora. The park covers 1,300ha of land 7km west of the Alice Springs town centre. With a core area of 54ha, the park presents and interprets the Australian desert environment and its inhabitants while contributing to the conservation of Australia’s desert flora and fauna.

After that informative experience we head into town for a quick tour and some free time before we visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn about their 24-hour aeromedical services for Australians in remote areas.

Late afternoon we visit the School of the Air and learn how children living in remote areas are educated by distance. We return to camp for dinner.​

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8​​
23 September

At 10.50am its time to say farewell to your new friends and fly back to Brisbane – arriving at 1.50pm, with a lifetime of memories and a lot of photos!​

Meals included: Breakfast

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Last updated 11 July 2023