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Wanderlust Australia 11 Day Adelaide, Red Centre and Alice Springs coach tour

Iconic, magical, spiritual and breathtakingly stunning are just a few words to describe your red centre experience with Wanderlust Australia.

Get set to tick off your bucket list icons of Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Alice Springs, Simpsons Gap, Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm – or see them again!

You’ll immerse yourself in the local Aboriginal traditional culture. Chat with the local custodians, the Anangu, to discover their desert and dreamtime stories, bush tucker and magnificent artwork too.

Historic and pioneering experiences are also part of the tour. You’ll meet the heroic flying doctors, outback women, opal miners among others. Adding to your tour’s highlights are vibrant desert sunrises, sunsets and a starry night bbq dinner.

Pack your bags because Wanderlust Australia is inviting you along for the ride. It’s going to be a fun trip!K

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TOUR SNAPSHOT

Departure point: Adelaide, SA

End destination: Alice Springs, NT

Tour duration: 11 days

Dept date: 14 June 2021

Trip style: Escorted & free time

Accommodation type: Quality hotels & motels

Meals: Most included + freedom to choose lunches & dinners

Free time : Yes for shopping, meals & exploring like a local

TOUR PRICES

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Save $400.00 if paid in full by 14th April 2021 !

$5,700.00 per person based on twin/double share room

$1,300.00 single supplement for a guaranteed single room

BONUS TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS !

* The night before departure & night of end of tour.

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What you’ll experience like a local on your Wanderlust Australia 11 day tour

On arrival at the Adelaide airport, self-transfer to our group hotel using the Taxi Voucher.

Dinner tonight is our own choice. Adelaide has a reputation of excellent food and diversity in the range of cuisine offered, so explore its city laneways and the Central Adelaide Markets to find a hidden local food and wine gems, beginning our time together with a story to tell from day one!

Adelaide Rockford | (08 8211 8255)

No meals included

We spend the morning taking a look at Adelaide. While perched at Montefiore Hill we can see the spot where Colonel Light planned a great city of the future in the sweeping valley below.

Nearby is one of Adelaide’s most prominent landmarks – St Peters Cathedral, which overlooks the city from a spectacular vantage point. In front of us is the Adelaide Oval, offering a unique blend of new and old – from the latest in stadium design to its famous features, one being the heritage listed scoreboard.

There is time to purchase lunch before we begin our trek north, travelling along the eastern side of the Gulf St Vincent to Port Pirie.

Comfort Inn John Pirie, Port Pirie | 08 8632 4200

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Port Augusta is a town often referred to as the “Crossroads of Australia”. Located at the very top of the Spencer Gulf it is at the junction of Australia’s best known trains and highways.

Lunch time is spent at Spuds Roadhouse in the tiny settlement of Pimba. It’s a delightful drive north from here with some stunning views of dry salt lakes as we head to Coober Pedy, our base for the next two nights.

About 80 per cent of the population lives underground here. The reason is that the temperature can rise to 50°C in summer so underground is much more comfortable than above. To most outsiders the idea of living underground sounds terribly primitive. The floors are tiled and the mechanical equipment which digs out the rooms, leave attractive patterns in the red and white walls which are sealed to prevent dust and decay. We can try it tonight in our own underground hotel.

2 nights l The Desert Cave Coober Pedy | 08 8672 5688

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

The relaxed and friendly lifestyle of the town has made it a breeding ground for cultural tolerance, diversity and acceptance. We will be exploring authentic underground homes, underground museums, opal shops, art galleries, underground churches and, of course, opal mines during the day.

Opal was first found in Coober Pedy on the 1st of February 1915 and since then has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opal. At the Umoona Opal Mine our guide will introduce us to the fascinating history of the opal industry here, revealing not only the hard-physical grind and the occasional bonanza, but also an intriguing mystery at the heart of the mine.

At a place called the Breakaways we visit the Big Winch Lookout to get a sensational view of Coober Pedy. We then call at an underground church, see the Coober Pedy Golf Course (yes, a golf course out here!) and the stunning Breakaways. Dinner is across the road this evening in the relaxed Johns Pizza Bar and Restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast

Travelling north today we cross the border into the Northern Territory. On our left is Mount Connor, the sandstone mesa often confused as Uluru. Our afternoon break is at Curtin Springs before the last leg of our drive into Yulara (the township name).

Uluru is located in the World Heritage Listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. It’s the world’s most famous monolith with at least two thirds of the Rock lying beneath the surface.

Tonight will be very special! We are dining out – way, way out. The Sounds of Silence Dinner is a gourmet dinner under the stars. Winner of many tourism awards, the Sounds of Silence is a unique outback experience. The romance of the desert, the setting of the sun behind the domes of Kata Tjuta and Uluru, the haunting sounds of a didgeridoo, sumptuous outback fare, the star-filled heavens – this is the best of the Red Centre, distilled into four magic hours.

2 nights | Voyages Sails in the Desert | 08 8957 7888

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

For the very early risers, before 6.00 am the coach will depart for the Sunrise Viewing Area to experience the first glimpse of the day and some brilliant photo opportunities. For those not wanting such an early morning, there will be breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Mid-morning we are joined by our accredited guide who will spend the rest of the day with us. First is the Mala Walk where we will learn about Aboriginal perceptions of Uluru, its powerful spiritual significance and how Anangu Traditional Owners and Rangers are looking after the Park together.

We have time back at the resort to purchase lunch, then this afternoon we head straight to the Olgas, named by the Anangu Aboriginal people, Kata Tjuta’ or place of many domes.

There are excellent views of this sacred area from an observation deck then plenty of time for a walk among the ancient domes, where the spirituality experienced can bring goosebumps to anyone. (Please wear comfortable shoes for the walk through the valley of the winds).

Our dinner this evening is at a rather different location, Old Toms Waterhole at the Uluru Camel Farm. There is a short walk to take in the brilliant views of Uluru, followed by a real outback style BBQ dinner around the campfire.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

We say goodbye to Uluru National Park after breakfast and travel to Curtin Springs for some time to stretch our legs then head for Erldunda Roadhouse where we stop for lunch. Take a minute to pop by to say g’day and get up-close with over 30 emus.

This afternoon we arrive into Alice Springs and check into the beautiful Crown Plaza Lasseter’s Alice Springs. There is time to familiarize ourselves with the beautiful facilities of our hotel this afternoon. The perfect time for a swim in the pool is right now. This will be our base for the next four nights.

4 nights l Crown Plaza Lasseter’s Hotel, Alice Springs | 08 8950 7777

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Following breakfast, we head off on our day’s sightseeing. Our first stop is at ANZAC Hill for panoramic views of the town and the surrounding area.

We then visit the Old Telegraph Station, remnants of a village which was the birthplace of Alice Springs. We will also take a look at the Alice Springs Flying Doctor Base, offering a service that is of vital importance to this outback region enabling health care to all that live in this remote location.

We now have some free time in Todd Mall to purchase our lunch – there are some unique galleries which may be of interest.

We have two interesting visits this afternoon – the first is the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame and the second is the School of the Air. Returning to the hotel, we have some free time and a chance to go to a dinner venue of our choice. Ask us for some local favourites to try.

Meal: Breakfast

We have a great day in store, as we explore the majestic Western MacDonnell Ranges. The natural beauty in this area is outstanding! Our first stop this morning is at Simpsons Gap where we walk on the sand through majestic cliffs.

Then at the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, we look through the restored buildings and various artworks on display and for sale. Our touring then takes us onto Glen Helen Homestead Lodge for lunch which overlooks the Glen Helen Gorge, a bushwalkers paradise.

This afternoon’s scenery is breathtaking as we call into Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm, where we do have a chance to walk through the striking geological formations following a natural creek bed.

Late afternoon we arrive back into Alice Springs and complete our day with dinner at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

There is still a lot to see in this area and our first stop today is at the Alice Springs Desert Park. This is a park with a variety of natural landscapes and as we take the time to walk slowly through the displays we gain a good understanding of this diverse region with its highlights and challenges.

Make sure we are at the arena in time for the Birds of Prey show, showcasing the hunting habits of predatory birds of the region.

Our afternoon will be spent at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. The Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs’ performing and visual arts scene, incorporating galleries and a theatre. The Albert Namatjira Gallery is particularly impressive.

We spend a couple of hours here before returning to the hotel. We have time to freshen up for dinner away from the hotel tonight. Just 15 minutes out of Alice is Earth Sanctuary – a World Nature Centre at Quandong Homestead.

Tonight we have a mouth-watering bush BBQ for dinner with music and entertainment to experience the spirit of the outback through stories of the aboriginal dreamtime. We even learn how to cook a swagman’s damper!

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Unfortunately it’s time to leave this magical part of the country. We may be leaving in body but I would be surprised if part of our spirit doesn’t decide to stay!

After breakfast our holiday comes to an end. Use the taxi voucher in our Holiday Pack for the transfer to Alice Springs Airport for our flight home.

Bon voyage! We hope to see you on another Wanderlust Australia Tour soon!

Meal: Breakfast

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

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Why I love this tour... Naomi

The Red centre desert landcape takes you back in time. I think it’s a combination of its isolation, Aboriginal dreamtime stories, orchre colour & the unique Uluru, Olgas & gorges.

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