11 to 23 May, 2017

Join this truly awe-inspiring small group 4WD Outback Adventure. Explore one of the natural wonders of the world, Uluru, as well as Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, Australia’s own Grand Canyon. Leaving the Red Centre, travel to the Painted Desert and onto the Opal Capital of the world Coober Pedy. Follow the Old Ghan Railway where you discover natural wonders along the way, learn about the grand plans our forefathers had for the region and meet up with unique outback characters. Experience the feeling of being on top of the world at the breathtaking Sillers Lookout Arkaroola before completing this memorable outback adventure at Broken Hill.

Thursday 11 May, 2017


Depart Bathurst at your leisure (Opal Card required) to Sydney to stay overnight close to Central Station.

Friday 12 May, 2017



red centre coober pedy arkaroola discovery 2017Make your way to Sydney Domestic Airport for your morning flight to Alice Springs. You will be met on arrival by your tour host who will transfer you to your central overnight accommodation and the rest of your day is free.

Saturday 13 May, 2017



Departing Alice Springs, we head south along Stuart Highway before turning off to Rainbow Valley which is a photographer and painters delight with its scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs. We continue on Kings Canyon to settle in before sunset.

Sunday 14 May, 2017



red centre coober pedy arkaroola discovery 2017This morning you will have the choice of 3 walks. The Rim Walk for the more adventurous with a high level of fitness. The King Creek Walk meandering along the centre of the canyon to a lookout point which affords a view of the sheer cliff face at the end of the canyon or the Kathleen Springs walk suitable for passengers with limited mobility. After lunch we head Yulara for the next 2 nights. Time permitting, we will grab some bubbly & nibbles and watch the sun setting on Uluru before dinner.

Monday 15 May, 2017



Today is an easy, exciting day exploring the area, including a base tour of Uluru and the Cultural Centre in the morning. An afternoon exploring Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) taking the time to have a look at Walpa Gorge and the Valley of the Winds.

Tuesday 16 May, 2017



Today we leave the Red Centre behind on our transfer day to remote northern South Australia. We head east to Erldunda Roadhouse for well-earned break before heading south on the Stuart Highway to our overnight stop of Marla.

Wednesday 17 May, 2017



red centre coober pedy arkaroola discovery 2017Today we continue to head south to Cadney Homestead were we leave the bitumen heading to the Arckaringa Hills “the Painted Desert” an exciting outback experience to explore, get up close and personal to Mother Nature’s art piece. We make our way to the Oodnadatta- Coober Pedy road heading through Mount Barry to Coober Pedy for the next 2 nights.

Thursday 18 May, 2017



After a couple of full days today is a little more relaxed exploring Coober Pedy’s sights and attractions, a little free time to explore an Opal shop or two, meeting up in time to head out to the Breakaways for another unique sunset experience.

Friday 19 May, 2017



red centre coober pedy arkaroola discovery 2017Today we head to William Creek join the famous Oodnadatta Track heading through Anna Creek Station to William Creek Were you choose one of two 1- hour flights either over Lake Eyre or the geological marvel of Anna Creek Station Painted Hills (only accessible by air). Then following the Old Ghan Railway south on the Oodnadatta Track our first stop will be the outback oasis of Coward Springs, don’t forget to dip your feet in the artesian spring before continuing on to Maree. Time permitting we’ll see Curdimurka rail siding, Lake Eyre South and the unusual apocalyptic sculpture park.

Saturday 20 May, 2017



red centre coober pedy arkaroola discovery 2017This morning we explore Maree before continuing on to the Farina Ruins and discover the grand plans for this remote outpost. Just outside of Lyndhurst we will stop in at the Ochre pits before we visit the truly unique outback character – Talc Alf (if he is home). Back on the bitumen we travel past the Leigh Creek Brown Coal Mine to Copley were we leave the main road heading through the Gammon Ranges National Park to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and settle.

Sunday 21 May, 2017



arkaroola-ridge-top-tourThis morning just sit back and relax as you soak up the stunning scenery, or perhaps you would like to take a walk to see if you can spot some of the resident Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies. Those feeling a bit more adventurous could take the Acacia Ridge walk. After lunch we join an experience you will never forget, as we hop on board a specially constructed open-top 4WD vehicle to do the famous Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour!  We travel to the top of Sillers Lookout an endless view of this timeless terrain. Your trained local guide will share their knowledge of Arkaroola’s 1600-million-year geological history as you enjoy a  n unforgettable journey through some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth.  Wonder at the beauty of Arkaroola’s crystal Mount Gee, and learn about Reg & Grizelda Sprigg who made it their mission to protect this unique wilderness area.

Monday 22 May, 2017



Heading back through the northern Flinders Ranges be delighted by the ever-changing landscape as we make our way to the ruins of the Waukeringa Hotel and wonder how life may have been in this remote our post in days gone by. From here it is not long before we reach Yunta and the Barrier Highway back to Broken Hill, civilisation after a fantastic outback adventure.

Tuesday 23 May, 2017



Depart Broken Hill on the Broken Hill Explorer sit back relax and enjoy the passing outback scenery.

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Pensioner Travel Voucher$5,500

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