Outback safari 2


​​​​​​​​​General information

Tour dates: 23 to 30​ September 2023

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

Applications close: 18 August 2023

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Day 1
23 September

Students will depart Brisbane at 7.15am arriving into Alice Springs at 10.05am. If you live outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast area, we will book your flights from your nearest regional airport.

On arrival into Alice Springs, we visit the School of the Air and learn how students living in remote areas are educated via a radio n​etwork. We then travel to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn about this important medical service for Australians in remote areas. We head to our camp site where 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. Your holiday adventure program supervisors will explain the safari rules, rosters and what to expect on tour.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2
24 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 ​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 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.​​

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 3
25 September

Today we say farewell to Alice Springs and head south. We arrive early afternoon at Kings Creek Station to set up camp. Tonight, if the weather permits, we ca​​n enjoy marshmallows around the campfire.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
26 September

Early rise this morning, we pack up before heading 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
27 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 t​​he 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
28 September

Today we head south, across vast plains and arrive at the town of Coober Pedy. We en​joy a town tour and visit the 'Underground C​​hurch' (subject to conditions) and a few underground residential homes – a necessity in a town that hits 50 degrees Celcius. We sleep underground tonight!

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
29 September

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 stop at Woomera, home of the rocket testing range, befo​​re continuing on to Port Augusta where glimpses of the Spencer Gulf may be seen. We arrive late evening in Adelaide, our last night together.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
30 September

This morning we explore Adelaide – the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia. Enjoy a tour of the town followed by free time to explore this pic​turesque city. We head to the airport for our flight home leaving at 12.55pm arriving at 3.50pm. We hope you enjoyed your journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Last updated 11 July 2023