Welcome to Coober Pedy

The surrounding desert is jaw-droppingly desolate, a fact not overlooked by international film-makers who've come here to shoot end-of-the-world epics like Mad Max III, Red Planet, Ground Zero, Pitch Black and the slightly more believable Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Coober Pedy activities

$725.23 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)

$4699 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.

$2799 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Australia South to North–Melbourne to Darwin

On the water and on the road? Is there a better way to explore somewhere new than from a few different vantage points? We didn’t think so either. This 19-day tour allows you to experience Australia from land, water and even underground. (Seriously! Just wait until you get to Coober Pedy.) From Melbourne to Darwin, your itinerary will include amazing stuff like rainforest walks in Great Otway National Park, awe-inspiring sunsets at Uluru, and even a wetland nature cruise in croc country.

$1146.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

The Red Centre to Melbourne

It’s a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this 10-day trek full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to wine tastings in the Clare Valley to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, you’ll get a feel for the Outback that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

$2449 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Outback to the Top End–Adelaide to Darwin

You can’t get Down Under through a bus window. If you’re going to get off the tourist track, you’ll have to shake things up a bit — that’s why we’ve turned to private vehicles and boats for this itinerary. Starting in charming Adelaide, cut through the Outback and explore the mysteries of Uluru. Follow your curiosity down the deserted tracks that make Australia so remote and spend 15 days discovering the natural beauty of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations.

$1656.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Melbourne to the Red Centre

If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal Australian culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation — swags to underground hostels and everything in between.