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From Adelaide: 8-Day Tour to Uluru

1. From Adelaide: 8-Day Tour to Uluru

Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges Your outback adventure begins in Adelaide at 5.30 am, where your Storyteller Guide will greet you. Arrive in the Southern Flinders Ranges for a morning hike at Alligator Gorge This afternoon, experience a Welcome to Country in the Adnyamathanha people's language at Wilpena Pound Resort. Accommodation: Swag camping at Skytrek Willow Springs Station Meal Included: L |D Day 2: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park After breakfast, a morning hike through the national park. Regeneration is in our DNA, so today, we will meet with a Park Ranger and also give back by participating in some meaningful conservation work. Accommodation: Swag camping at Skytrek Willow Springs Station Meals Included: B | L |D Day 3: Flinders Ranges to William Creek via the Oodnadatta Track Today we are getting off the beaten path and travelling along a section of one of Australia's most iconic unsealed roads, the iconic Oodnadatta Track. Come late afternoon, arrive in the tiny outback settlement of William Creek. Accommodation: Swag camping at William Creek Meals Included: B | - |D Day 4: William Creek to Coober Pedy After breakfast, journey to the famous underground town of Coober Pedy. Afterwards, visit Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and see Indigenous art. Visit Umoona Opal Mine & Museum for fossicking and to learn about these precious stones. Enjoy some free time to explore and have dinner. Accommodation: Umoona Opal Mine - underground bunk, multi-share Meals Included: B | - | - Day 5: Coober Pedy to Watarrka/Kings Canyon Travel north, past the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, where you will be mesmerised by the scenery of the Moon Plains. Crossing into the Northern Territory, and come late afternoon, arrive at our campsite at the Kings Creek Station. Enjoy a stunning desert sunset from the sunset viewing platform. Accommodation: Swag camping at Kings Creek Station Meals Included: B | - |- Day 6: Watarrka/Kings Canyon to Uluru It's an early start this morning for Kings Canyon Rim Walk. After lunch, rest your legs on the drive to our final destination, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Late this afternoon, watch an unforgettable sunset over Uluru. Accommodation: Swag camping at Ayers Rock Resort Campground Meals Included: B | L |D Day 7: Uluru Soak up the serenity of a sunrise over Uluru, and a guided 10km Uluru base walk. Stop for lunch and visit the Cultural Centre to deepen your understanding of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Learn during a dot painting workshop with a local Anangu artist before returning to camp for some free time. Accommodation: Swag camping at Ayers Rock Resort Campground Meals Included: B | L |D Day 8: Kata Tjuta to Yulara An early start is rewarded with a spellbinding Kata Tjuta sunrise. Take the three-hour circuit walk has unparalleled views of the otherworldly landscape surrounding Kata Tjutu. Your outback adventure ends in the late morning on our return to Yulara. Meals Included: B | - |-

From Yulara: 8-Day Uluru to Adelaide Tour

2. From Yulara: 8-Day Uluru to Adelaide Tour

Day 1: Yulara & Uluru Sunset Your adventure begins at 2 pm, where you'll meet your Storyteller Guide in front of the Desert Gardens Hotel. Visit the Cultural Centre in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Head to a viewing platform to experience the famous changing colours of the magical Uluru at sunset. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over our first campfire dinner. And roll out your Aussie swag for the first time underneath a sky full of sparkling stars Day 2: Uluru Rising early, a guided 10km Uluru base walk is your best opportunity to connect with the rock and learn its stories. Engage in a dot painting workshop with a talented local Anangu artist. After lunch, return to camp for some free time Day 3: Yulara to Kings Canyon / Watarrka It's time for another untamed moment as Kata Tjuta materialises before you. Rising 546 metres above the ground, this sacred site is a defining feature of the Red Centre. Enjoy a hike before arriving at our camp at Kings Creek Station to enjoy some chill time before dinner Day 4: Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy It's an early start this morning for the spellbinding Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Rest your legs and settle in for a long drive today as we travel across the state border. There are plenty of stops along the way before we arrive in Coober Pedy, 'The Opal Capital of the World'. Tonight, you will stay in a unique underground bunkhouse and have some free time to explore and grab dinner at one of the many eateries Day 5: Coober Pedy to William Creek After breakfast, stop at the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum to try your hand at fossicking for opals. Spend time with some rescued joeys at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Travel on unsealed roads to one of the remotest towns in the world, William Creek. Arriving in town, set up camp and have a hearty counter meal at the heritage-listed William Creek Hotel. Day 6: William Creek to Flinders Ranges via the Oodnadatta Track** Today, travel via the Oodnadatta Track to Flinders Ranges, with plenty of stops along the way. After a campfire dinner, roll out your swag under a sea of stars blanketing the ancient landscape and spend the evening marvelling at the Milky Way and counting constellations. ** Alternative Itinerary See important notes Day 7: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park This morning, it's time to unearth the magnificent Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Meet with a Park Ranger and give back by participating in meaningful conservation work. After a picnic lunch, take a beautiful scenic drive at Brachina Gorge, Finally, head back to camp to relax and have our final dinner together. Day 8: Flinders Ranges to Adelaide Set out on the Arkaroo Rock Trail, which has impressive views over the Chace Range. Enjoy a picnic lunch before travelling to Alligator Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Our last stint on the road will see us travel through the picturesque Clare Valley wine region before arriving in Adelaide at around 6 pm.

Coober Pedy: 7-Day Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

3. Coober Pedy: 7-Day Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

DAY 1: Follow the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf, stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history and take a walk down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. See the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks with spectacular views over this incredible landscape. Stroll around the award winning Wadlata Outback Centre at Pt Augusta. (L) DAY 2: Travel up the Explorer Highway to Woomera visiting the old rocket range and Military Base. Take a break at the Lake Gairdner lookout to see this huge expanse of salt lakes. Visit Coober Pedy, the largest opal mining field in the world. Watch a magical sunset over the desert at KankuBreakaways Conservation Park before following the Dingo Fence back to Coober Pedy. (B) DAY 3: Visit underground churches, opal shops and displays. Learn about the area on a guided mine tour. Cross the famous dingo fence, the longest man made structure in the world. Travel along the red sand hill tracks through Anna Creek station to William Creek. Enjoy an ice cold beer at the bar of this famous Outback Pub with a rich history of stockmen, camels and life in the bush. (B, D) DAY 4: Continue our epic journey down the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers. This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the edge of Lake Eyre South National Park where Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964. Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries. Visit the town of Maree and check out the old Afghan mosque and relics of our pioneering days. (B, L, D) DAY 5: Venturing further east into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out to Lake Frome. Visit Arkaroola Village and take in this world renowned area of stunning beauty. Take the exhilarating 4WD ridge top tour to the top of Mt Siller or maybe a scenic flight over this breathtaking land. (B, D) DAY 6: Travel south along the top of Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred beliefs to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people. Have lunch at the old copper mining town of Blinman, the highest town is SA. Journey through the ever-changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge, known as The Corridors Through Time. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. Enjoy the spectacular outback scenery. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge-tailed Eagles are prolific in this terrain. (B) DAY 7: Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty red gum forests. Enjoy a break in the Clare Valley wine region. (B) Optional extras on this tour: Lake Eyre & Painted Desert Scenic Flights, Arkaroola 4WD Ridge Top Tours, flights over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, night sky observatory.

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5.0
(2 reviews)

It was the best trip of my life, I was trying the outback experience for the first time and it went so great! Many thanks and kudos to our awesome guides Emily Coates and Dan ❤️, these guys made our journey so enjoyable and easy, these guys have a soul for guiding! It was scary sometimes and super hot ( we were travelling at the hottest time of the year in the hottest part of Australia wow) but Em and Dan accommodated to our needs the best and helped us battle our fears, as a result we’ve got the most magical time going from Yulara to Adelaide, it was incredible , I would never forget it and highly recommend this tour and this company ! Go go Untamed Escapes! Loved being a group of 9(Dan, Em and us) in the wild outback🐨 we saw everything !

Super nice tour!!! Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kings Canyon, Uluru and Kata Tutja all I wanted to see at a good pace. So everywhere enough time to see everything. In addition, great walks and a great guide, who also cooked delicious food at the same time. Happy 😃

Once in a lifetime experience to see incredible parts of the country. The tour is very well operated and we didn’t want for anything the entire time! The right amount of challenging and many many memories to take with us.