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Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island

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Fully Guided Adventure Small Group 4WD Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
13 Days
 Trip Starts
Uluru
 Trip Finishes
Adelaide
13 Day Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
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Accommodation
4 - 4.5 Star
Max. Group Size
22
Trip Style
4WD Adventure
Trip Code
GOSAK13

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 13 Day Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island. The highlight of this epic journey is sure to be a two-night stay on Kangaroo Island, a wildlife haven home to native bushland and pristine beaches. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, see cuddly koalas up close, and visit the incredible Seal Bay.

Itinerary

Be met on arrival in Uluru and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before meeting your fellow travellers during a relaxed welcome dinner this evening. Stay Two Nights: Uluru, Sails in the Desert (D)

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, hearing stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. Afterwards, visit the Cultural Centre and wander through the exhibitions on show to learn more about Anangu culture and the park's natural environment. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Experience ‘A Night at Field of Light'. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker' inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel. Its vast lunar-like landscapes have set the backdrop for many films, including 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' and 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. Stay Two Nights: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel (B/L/D)

Today will be spent exploring Coober Pedy in greater depth. Most of the world's opal comes from this tiny desert town, and you'll learn about how they are mined during a visit the Umoona Opal Mine. Explore the mine and get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening. (B/L/D)

Set off along the Oodnadatta Track and pass the Dingo Fence, a 5,614-kilometre fence built during the 1880s to keep dingoes and wild dogs out of lands where sheep and cattle grazed. Arrive in William Creek and board a scenic flight to Birdsville, where you'll spend the night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel. Stay: Birdsville Hotel (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Embark on a scenic flight to Birdsville.
  • Traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track.

Board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre to gain a bird's-eye view of this natural wonder. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Soar over an incredible area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, the Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding.

From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland. Fly from Birdsville back to William Creek and enjoy a pub lunch before journeying to Lake Eyre South. Here, you'll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner. Stay: Marree Hotel (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:

  • View the salt flats of the largest inland lake in Australia, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre.

Today, explore Gammon Ranges National Park, famed for its rugged ranges and deep gorges. Arrive later at Arkaroola in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park. Stay: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary (B/L/D)

Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Within the park, the famous Wilpena Pound Ikara is cradled within an amphitheatre of mountains. Set amongst river red gums and native pines, Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park. Stay Two Nights: Wilpena Pound, Ikara Safari Camp (B/L/D)

This morning, set out on a walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound before continuing to the geological site of Brachina Gorge. Keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you explore the quartzite-ridged gorge, which was once used as a thoroughfare where bullock teams pulled their loads. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your safari camp, before retreating to your deck with relaxing vistas of the bush. (B/L/D)

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel (B/L/D)

Travel to Kangaroo Island, home to an array of incredible native wildlife and pristine beaches. Pause at Pennington Bay and take in the views before visiting the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Learn about how the eucalyptus oil is manufactured on a guided tour and enjoy lunch. Continue to Raptor Domain and take in a birds of prey show then visit Clifford's Honey Farm for a guided tour. See how honey is extracted and sample some of the delicious tastings on offer. Stay Two Nights: Kingscote, Ozone Hotel (B/L/D)

Explore more of Kangaroo Island today, starting with a visit to Seal Bay. Here, join a local expert and learn about the Australian sea lion as you journey along a boardwalk into the heart of their colony. Continue your wildlife encounter at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where you'll set out on a koala walk through shady eucalyptus trees. After lunch, visit Flinders Chase National Park, located on the western end of the island. This rugged wilderness area is home to stunning coastal scenery including the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Later, return to your hotel for a final farewell dinner this evening. (B/L/D)

Return to Adelaide today where your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Experience the incredible ‘Night at Field of Light' at Uluru
  • Traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track and embark on a scenic flight to Birdsville
  • View the salt flats of the largest inland lake in Australia, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
  • Airport transfers and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 35 meals

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
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Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island - Ultimate Iconic Australian Tour!! 0 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2022
This tour by APT provided some of those 'Outstanding' life experiences. The booking process and care via Tracey and Global Journeys proved to be an invaluable start.

As a first-time traveller to the outback, who knew the drive from the airport to town of Yulara would see us pass 'the Rock'! On arrival we met our driver/guide Kym who shared his love of this wonderful country. He proved to be a congenial host and knowledgeable resource with very capable hands behind the wheel in such isolated areas.

For a journey that included Uluru in its glory at both dawn and dusk to Coober Pedy and back to the Flinstone's era; William Creek where we met Trevor Wright who developed a thriving community; the fascinating and hospitable Birdsville Hotel with nearby Diamantina River; a flight over a full Lake Eyre teeming with birdlife; time through Wilpena Pound and their efforts to cultivate local flora and fauna; then via Claire Valley to Adelaide and time at Kangaroo Island - meeting the locals, especially the sea lions in their home environment.

An unexpected highlight was a visit to Parachilna (north of Adelaide) and the Prairie Hotel (a real gem with fabulous luncheon cuisine and hospitality). Obviously travelling in such remote areas everything can't be perfect and the Maree Hotel fitted the bill - not just basic, make sure you take your own soap. Something most impressive was for the number of travellers that pass this way, there was no litter - making the journey extra special. Highly recommend!!
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