Welcome to Clare Valley

You can tackle the Clare Valley as a day trip from Adelaide, but when the wine and food are this good, why rush? Spend a few days exploring old-fangled towns, cycling between cellar doors, eating and revelling in general hedonism.

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$713.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Small Group Adventure including Ayers Rock Kings Canyon and Coober Pedy

Day 1  Adelaide - Wilmington We start our adventure traveling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region, but soon enough we’re heading into the rugged Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night. Day 2  Wilmington - Coober Pedy Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changing landscapes. Wildlife will scatter as road trains thunder across a landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. On a tour of an underground Opal Mine and Museum, you’ll learn about the history of Coober Pedy. A highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art. Tonight, we sleep like the locals do – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation. Day 3  Coober Pedy - Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station. Day 4  Watarrka NP -  Uluru We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru (Ayers Rock). We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Day 5 Uluru We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at Uluru’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options. Day 6  Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) - Alice Springs After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arriving approximately at 6:30pm.

$740.39 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer

Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders RangesWe head for the hillside vineyards of the Clare Valley. After lunch, start enjoying the expansive views of Flinders Ranges as we weave our way towards Wilpena Pound. We have the option of a few different hikes. ( L, D) Day 2: Flinders Ranges to William Creek via the Oodnadatta TrackWe pass by the mining town of Leigh Creek and visit the gallery of outback eccentricTalc Alf at Lyndhurst. Before we really get off the beaten track we stop in Marree for some lunch beside the old Ghan rail station. We are now on the renowned Oodnadatta Track as we pass by Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre. We camp at William Creek ( B, L, D) Day 3: William Creek to Coober PedySee the desert landscapes and Anna Creek Station, the world’s largest cattle station. Today’s first stop is Lake Cadibarrawirracanna. We then arrive in Coober Pedy, the “Opal Capital of the World”. We take a town tour and view an underground house, a mine tour (including an opal cutting demonstration including). The afternoon is free. Overnight in an underground bunkhouse.( B, L) Day 4: Coober Pedy to ErldundaGet up close to some local wildlife and learn about rescued joeys at Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. We pass the Dingo Fence, the longest fence in the world, and take in the view of the Breakaways Scenic Reserve, made famous by the movie Mad Max III. Early afternoon we arrive at Erldunda where we can swim in the pool or enjoy some relaxation time. ( B, L, D) Day 5: Erldunda to Kata Tjuta and UluruWe start the day by heading to Uluru for lunch, before making the journey to Kata Tjuta. Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) ( B, L, D) Day 6: Uluru to Kings CanyonEnjoy a glorious Uluru sunrise and an unguided base walk. You will then embark on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide, following by a stop at the Cultural Centre. Then we travel to our exclusive campsite at Kings Canyon ( B, L, D) Day 7: Kings Canyon to Alice SpringsGet your hiking shoes on as we head out to explore Kings Canyon. You’ll really appreciate the sheer size and beauty of the canyon as we trek through the Amphitheatre, and discover the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden, and the North and South Walls. Enjoy a lunch break before we make our way to Alice Springs. ( B,L)

$4544.10 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Australia Encompassed

Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, the Whitsundays – your crash course in all things Australia starts now. For 25 days, you’ll head up the East Coast (and participate in wine tastings, surf lessons, and maxi yacht sailing), fly to Alice Springs, then go down south to Kings Canyon, Uluru, and Adelaide, just to name a few destinations. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne, and a wide variety of accommodations and transport along the way will keep things exciting. With a competitive price and small tour group, there’s never been a better time to discover the Land Down Under.

$4589.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Complete Australia

Are you ready to completely slather yourself in all things Australia? Travel to the Land Down Under and spend a month exploring everything this island nation has to offer. Start in Melbourne and move on from there to national parks, wine tastings, the Outback, beach days, sea kayaking, sailing, and loads more. Get the total Oz experience with this all-encompassing tour, and, who knows, you might even acquire a taste for Vegemite by the end.