13 Day Central to South Australia Explorer with Kangaroo Island AGOSAK13

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$10,390 Per Person
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$2,078 Per Person
Departs Uluru
Returns Adelaide
Difficulty Moderate
Group Size 22

13 Day Central to South Australia Explorer with Kangaroo Island

Uluru → Adelaide

This 13 Day Central to South Australia Explorer with Kangaroo Island is one of the best experiences on offer. The highlight of this epic journey is sure to be a two-night stay on Kangaroo Island, a wildlife haven home to native bushland and pristine beaches. Explore Flinders Chase National Park, see cuddly koalas up close, and visit the incredible Seal Bay. Then add on a Murray River cruise for the complete South Australian experience.

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Inclusions

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 35 meals
  • The services of an expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Experience the incredible ‘Night at Field of Light’ at Uluru
  • Traverse the legendary outback Oodnadatta Track
  • Board a scenic flight to Birdsville
  • View the salt flats of the largest inland lake in Australia, Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre
  • Visit the iconic Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks at Flinders Chase National Park

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    Itinerary

    • 1 Arrive Uluru (D)

      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

    • 2 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (B, L , D)

      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 experience. 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.

    • 3 Coober Pedy (B, L , D)

      Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. 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

    • 4 Coober Pedy (B, L , D)

      Today will be spent exploring Coober Pedy in greater depth. Most of the world’s opals come 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.

    • 5 Oodnadatta Track, William Creek, Birdsville (B, L, D)

      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 enjoy a pub lunch before you board a scenic flight to Birdsville, where you’ll spend the night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

      On your scenic flight to Birdsville. Witness the ever-changing landscape, where ancient river systems carve their way through the rugged terrain, and where the colours of the desert shift with the light of the setting sun.

      Stay: Birdsville Hotel

    • 6 Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Marree (B, L D)

      This morning 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. Arrive back into William Creek 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. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner.

      Stay: Marree Hotel

    • 7 Gammon Ranges National Park, Arkaroola (B, L, D)

      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

    • 8 Arkaroola, Wilpena Pound (B, L, D)

      Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson as you spend the afternoon in 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. Set amongst river red gums and native pines, Wilpena Pound Resort is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park.

      Stay: Two Nights, Wilpena Pound Resort

    • 9 Wilpena Pound, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park (B, L, D)

      This morning is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound to gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder (additional expense). After lunch, embark on a guided walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your resort.

    • 10 Clare Valley, Adelaide (B, L, D)

      Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Visit the highly acclaimed Watervale Hotel for a delightful meal featuring local produce from their organic, bio-dynamic farm in the Clare Valley. Arrive in Adelaide and enjoy dinner at your hotel.

      Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

    • 11 Kangaroo Island (B, L, D)

      Travel 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

    • 12 Kangaroo Island (B, L, D)

      Explore more of Kangaroo Island today, starting with your wildlife encounter at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, where you’ll set out on a koala walk through shady eucalyptus trees. Continue 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. 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. Later, return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

    • 13 Depart Adelaide (B)

      Return to Adelaide today where your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

    • Itinerary, inclusions and pricing are subject to change
    • Price includes airport transfers and park fees
    • Prices are for land tour only, flights not included unless specified

    Additional Information

    Travel Documents Travel Documents After booking you will receive an invoice with all important information relevant to your holiday package. We strongly recommend you check the details carefully and read the included information. Please ensure that you check your flight timings carefully on your tickets, particularly early morning departures. Approximately 21 days before departure you will receive your e-ticket together with your final itinerary. However, in the case of late bookings, charges or late payment, tickets may be emailed to you.

    Group Size There is no set age or type of traveller, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40.

    Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people

    Optional Experiences The must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.

    Clothing and What to Bring Clothing and footwear should be casual, comfortable and suited to the cooler climate of Tasmania.
    • Clothing – shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, a jacket and a change of warm clothes in case of inclement weather are advisable.
    • Footwear – comfortable walking shoes and some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
    • Personal – sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, (overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapter). Don’t forget to bring your video or camera along with plenty of film & spare batteries (recharge facilities are available).
    • Money and/or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional extras.

    Prepare Your Medication If you have a food allergy or medical condition which needs to be managed on tour, please advise your Booking Agent before departure, and inform your Tour Director on arrival. It is also worth packing a small medical kit, as even though there will be pharmacies along your tour, they can be difficult to access, and a prescription may be required for some medications.
    Suggested Packing List:
    • A general-purpose antibiotic (e.g. azithromycin)
    • Cold and flu medication
    • Your preferred pain medication
    • Medicine for gastronomic upsets
    • Band aids and blister pads

    Fitness Level A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on holiday packages. In some destinations there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot which includes the climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches and trains. We recommend a visit to the doctor before travelling to overseas destinations and consulting with them regarding any vaccinations which may be required. It is your responsibility to the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a holiday package and the enjoyment of other passengers. A Health, Fitness & Mobility Questionnaire will be provided and requested to be completed at the time of booking if you advise of any health, fitness or mobility issues. The tour operator is not liable for any injury, illness, or loss of enjoyment which could have been reasonably prevented had we been made aware of a pre-existing condition and been provided an opportunity to review it. We will not be responsible for any costs associated with cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed.

    Extras Airfares (unless stated), airport taxes, laundry, food not on the regular menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, Wi-Fi (unless stated), fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in the itinerary. Extra overnight accommodation is not included at the start or end of the tour if not specified in the itinerary. Airport Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour as indicated by the itinerary or when booking pre or post tour accommodation with your tour.

    Seat Rotation To ensure all passengers enjoy window seats and forward located seats, on longer tours a daily seat rotation system may apply at the discretion of the Tour Director/Driver-Guide. We do not warrant that the seat rotation will be adjusted to suit personal preference. Passengers are responsible for all charges that result from visiting a medical practitioner. The tour operator is not responsible for the type or quality of medical services you may receive.

    Luggage Limits Each passenger is entitled to take one piece of luggage that does not exceed 160cm (63 inches), or weigh more than 23kg (50 pounds). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage. An extra charge will be imposed to cover porterage handling of any additional luggage. Your tour director will advise you of the exact additional charge.

    Some holiday packages may have restricted luggage limits, please refer to Specific Terms & Conditions under relevant destination for more information.

    When packing, consider the season of the destination you are travelling to, even in summer many destinations get cooler in the evenings, so it is a good idea to pack a jumper/jacket. We recommend packing light to medium weight clothing as well as rainwear in case of cooler or wet weather. Good walking shoes are must.

    Smoking Government regulations forbid smoking in tourist coaches however frequent stops are made for those wishing to smoke. Smoking is not permitted in hotel rooms or ship cabins. Requests for smoking/non-smoking rooms will be passed on to hotels but cannot be guaranteed.

    Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. For your protection, you are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the full cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss of luggage, land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, impossibility of performance or other frustration, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes.

    We highly recommend that you obtain comprehensive medical and travel insurance to cover your entire time away from home. Be sure to pack your policy in case you need to make a claim while travelling.

    Booking Terms and Conditions Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions:
    100 days or more            Loss of deposit
    99-61 days                        50% of holiday package price
    60 days or less                100% of holiday package price

    If your holiday has commenced, 100% of the full holiday package price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed. Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect of accommodation reserved outside the holiday package dates. Promotional sales may incur stricter cancellation fees, these will be in terms and conditions of sale price purchases.

    Changes to the Itinerary The tour operator has endeavoured to ensure that the information provided about accommodation, itineraries etc., is correct to the best of its knowledge at the time of publication. However, advertised descriptions and facilities and prices may change after publication. We recommend that you confirm the details of your chosen holiday package at the time of booking. Additionally, flight times, carriers and routes are given for guidance only as there may be changes. Final details will be shown on your tickets. Holiday package or excursion itineraries may change or be different from those described in our collateral as a result of local conditions, weather conditions, annual events. The tour operator will endeavour to notify you of any significant changes prior to your departure.

    Travel Insurance
    As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to get a free no-obligation quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

    Credit Card Payments
    Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit
    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

    Commonwealth Bank: Australian Tours and Cruises
    Reference: Your Trip Number
    BSB: 062-504 Account: 1066 1268
    Branch Address: Shop 1/80-84 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795
    In Bank Payment of Cash Or Cheque: Add $5 for bank fees
    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees
    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

    Reviews

    Bob, NSW, Australia

    Congratulations on the way they have put this tour together. There are times when you’re out in the back of beyond but the accommodation is always clean, fully serviced, and more than comfortable and the catering for meals is superb. Our tour guides/drivers, Adam and Kym, were at “Oracle” level with their knowledge of the places we went to, the people we met, their customs and history, the sights we saw, and the roads we travelled. Getting a shot of a yellow-footed rock wallaby in the wilds of Brachina Gorge is just 1 of the highlights.