Outback safari 2


Example itinerary


Day 1

Our group departs Brisbane at 7.15am and arrives in Alice Springs at 10.05am. Please note: if you live outside the Brisbane / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast areas we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport.

On arrival in Alice Springs, we’ll 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 Doctor Service to learn about the vital services the organisation provides to people in remote areas.

Before dinner, you’ll have the chance to get to know your travelling companions and the EQI chaperones who will explain the tour rules, schedule and what to expect on the trip.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2

This morning, we visit Alice Springs Desert Park and zoo to get up close to the local flora and fauna.

Afterwards, we’ll take a tour around the iconic town of Alice Springs and take in views of the West Macdonnell Ranges from the Anzac Hill Memorial. You can buy lunch in town and enjoy some free time before we head towards the West MacDonnell Ranges. At Simpsons Gap, we’ll take a short stroll along a walking track where you may see black footed rock wallabies before we return to camp in the late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Today, we say farewell to Alice Springs and head south, arriving at Kings Creek Station to set up camp. During the evening, we’ll cook marshmallows around the campfire (subject to fire restrictions) and if the sky is clear, place our sleeping bags on a tarpaulin and sleep beneath a breathtaking view of the night stars.

Please note: our accommodation does not have laundry facilities.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

It’s an early start to pack up camp before we explore Kings Canyon. The canyon’s sheer walls rise to 270 metres, making it the deepest gorge in Central Australia. Bring plenty of water as it is very easy to become dehydrated in the heat. There is an opportunity to walk to the canyon edge for spectacular views over the ‘Lost City’ and ‘Garden of Eden’.

Alternatively, you can walk the base of the canyon to look up at the dramatic cliff faces. We’ll head off after a late breakfast and stop at Erlunda for lunch. From there, it’s just a short drive to Yulara; who will spot Uluru first?

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Today, we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uluru for a guided base walk to learn about its history and local indigenous people. Please note: it is important to respect this sacred site and the cultural beliefs of its people, and it is forbidden to climb Uluru. At the Cultural Centre, we’ll discover more about the local tribes, the Dreamtime and sacred indigenous ceremonies.

We return to camp for lunch before visiting the magnificent rock formations of Kata Tjuta. At the lookout, you can experience its amazing panorama before returning to camp to swim in the pool, catch up on your journal or relax with the group. Afterwards, we’ll visit the sunset strip and photograph the amazing colours of this magnificent monolith as the sun sets.

Laundry facilities are available at the camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

This morning, our journey takes us south across vast plains towards the town of Coober Pedy. We enjoy a tour of this world-famous opal mining town, including a visit to an underground church and local homes to see how residents live in temperatures that can reach over 50 degrees Celsius. The majority of the town sleeps underground and tonight, so do we!

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

It’s an early start for us as we continue travelling south, stopping for photos at the spectacular Lake Hart, one of the largest salt lakes in Australia. We stop at Woomera, a former rocket testing range, before continuing on to Port Augusta. After setting up our camp, we’ll go for a cool dip at the local swimming pool before dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

On the final leg of our tour, we head to Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. After touring the city, we head to the airport to catch your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Last updated 30 April 2024