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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$718.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Explorer

Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges We 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. (L, D) Day 2: Flinders Ranges to William Creek We pass by the mining town of Leigh Creek and visit the gallery of outback eccentric Talc Alf at Lyndhurst. 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 Pedy See 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. The afternoon is free. Overnight in an underground bunkhouse. (B, L) Day 4: Coober Pedy to Yulara We’ll be honest, there’s a fair bit of driving today. From Coober Pedy we travel across the Moon Plains, past the Dingo Fence, past Breakaways Reserve, and into Yulara. Make sure you have your Ipod fully charged and your neck cushion handy. (B, L, D) Day 5: Yulara to Uluru (Ayers Rock) Rise early and be rewarded with a glorious sunrise. Walk around the base of Uluru, which is of great spiritual significance to the Anangu people. We walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole where you wiill be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. The afternoon is free. (B, L, D) Day 6: Uluru to Kings Canyon Today, explore Kata Tjuta. Like Uluru, Kata Tjuta is sacred to the Anangu people and it’s believed to be 500 million years old. Return to camp for lunch before travelling to Kings Canyon. Spend the night in an exclusive campsite inside the park. (B, L, D) Day 7: Kings Canyon to Alice SpringsWatarrka National Park is central Australia’s answer to an oasis. The highlight attractions here are the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre and the Lost City – all sites you’ll get to visit on the Rim Walk. Following lunch, it’s back on the road for the onward drive to Alice Springs, where this adventure concludes. (B, L)

$4229.10 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.

$2239.20 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.

$2119.20 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.

$1559.20 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.