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Wilderness Adventures

Central To South Explorer

11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GOSA11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Sacred Site

Marvel at an incredible sunrise over Uluru before a guided tour around its base, visiting Indigenous rock art sites.

Flinders Ranges

Explore the national park that houses this iconic range, including the dramatic landscapes of Wilpena Pound.

Field of Light

Immerse yourself in the Field of Light art installation while indulging in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in nine destinations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 29 meals
  • Expert APT tour director and driver
  • Airport transfers and park fees

Map & Itinerary

APT Kimberley GOSA11 Map 2020
Uluru to Adelaide

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

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

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  • Dinner

Signature Experience

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.


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ayers rock red in colour just before dusk, Australia

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

Embark on a scenic flight to Birdsville.

Signature Experience

Traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of the Birdsville track into the distance, from ground level

Signature Experience

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


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. 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. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner.

Stay: Marree Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 celebrate the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Dedicated Two-Person Crew

Throughout your Outback Wilderness Adventure, enjoy the expertise of a Tour Director and Driver-Guide.

Best Accommodation Around

At the end of each day's exploration, stay in each region's best accommodation.

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered Mercedes Benz vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing the roughest terrain.

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit