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Wilderness Adventures

Central to South Explorer with Kangaroo Island

13 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: GOSAK13R
  • 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.

Stay On Kangaroo Island

Enjoy a two-night stay on Kangaroo Island – a wildlife haven home to native bushland and pristine beaches.

Field of Light

At Uluru, view more than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres that will bloom as darkness falls.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 35 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Airport transfers and park fees

Map & Itinerary

APT OWA GOSAK13R Map 2020
Adelaide to Uluru

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 Adelaide and travel by ferry to Kangaroo Island, home to an array of incredible native wildlife and pristine beaches. Pause at Pennington Bay and take in the views before visiting the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Learn about how the eucalyptus oil is manufactured on a guided tour and enjoy lunch. Continue to Raptor Domain and take in a birds of prey show then visit Clifford's Honey Farm for a guided tour. See how honey is extracted and sample some of the delicious tastings on offer.

Stay: Two Nights, Kingscote, Ozone Hotel

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Explore more of Kangaroo Island today, starting with a visit to Seal Bay. Here, join a local expert and learn about the Australian sea lion as you journey along a boardwalk into the heart of their colony. Continue your wildlife encounter at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, where you'll set out on a koala walk through shady eucalyptus trees. After lunch, visit Flinders Chase National Park, located on the western end of the island. This rugged wilderness area is home to stunning coastal scenery including the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

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Return to Adelaide today and spend the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed dinner this evening.

Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

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Leave Adelaide today and journey through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Continue to Wilpena Pound National Park. 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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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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Flinders Ranges from air at sunset

Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Arrive later at Arkaroola in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park.

Stay: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary

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Set out on a 4WD tour to discover the rugged natural beauty of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Continue to Marree and check in to your hotel.

Stay: Marree Hotel

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a scenic flight to Birdsville.


Fly from Marree to Birdsville, where you will enjoy lunch at the Birdsville Hotel before setting out on a guided discovery of the town.

Stay: Birdsville Hotel

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Fly from Birdsville back to Marree, where you’ll 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. Enjoy a barbecue 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. Afterwards, 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 the outback town of Coober Pedy and check in to your hotel. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

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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.

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Travel to Uluru today and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Uluru, Sails in the Desert

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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.

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

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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 vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing some of the roughest terrain.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary