10 Day Adelaide to the Red Centre
This program has a strong community and group focus. You will learn to experience the outdoors as the evenings will be spent in an Aussie Swag, a traditional form of camping. The Red Centre is a place of significant historical importance for the Indigenous community and your exposure to this culture will assist you in your community service.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Enjoy 10 days of visiting some of Australia’s most historic and breathtaking views.
Arrive Adelaide and begin the drive up to the desert in northern South Australia. The first day will venture to picturesque Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park for a short hike to admire the scenery before driving to Melrose to camp
Today involves several hours of driving; however this is needed to reach the unique desert town of Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is a town that is predominantly underground. Whilst here you will spend a night sleeping in underground accommodation and enjoy an outback style Aussie dinner
Opal Mining Adventure
Opal Mining Adventure: Today will be spent touring opal mines and museums where you will learn about the history and current operations of the outback town’s major industry
Today is another day of driving through the centre of Australia up to Alice Springs. Whilst in Alice Springs you will learn about the significant landmarks of the Red Centre.
You will spend today just outside of Alice Springs in the stunning Kings Canyon. You will begin with a walk around the rim of the canyon where you can admire the views into the green oasis known as the ‘Garden of Eden’ before you venture down inside
The morning will begin by driving to the world famous Uluru (Ayers Rock). You will participate in a walk to the base of the rock where you will be able to take several spectacular photos. Tonight will be spent camping under the stars near Uluru.
The drive back to Adelaide begins today with the trip from Uluru to Coober Pedy. Whilst in Coober Pedy we will spend afternoon and evening with a tour around the town before dinner at a local Pub
Wadlata Outback Centre
We begin today with the drive to Port Augusta which was formally one of central Australia’s major sea ports. Whilst in Port Augusta you will visit the Wadlata Outback Centre. This centre includes both Indigenous and Europeans histories of Australia
Before driving back to Adelaide you visit the Bendleby Ranges where you will experience a blacksmith display whilst also helping with community service around the Homestead
Copper mining town
Begin the drive back to Adelaide via Burra, a former copper mining town that once supplied ~90% of South Australia’s copper. You will also enjoy lunch at one of Burra’s famous bakeries, known for their Cornish Pasties
Swag Camping in Melrose
Swag Camping underground in Coober Pedy
Swag Camping in Alice Springs
Swag Camping at Kings Canyon
Swag Camping near Uluru
Swag Camping in Coober Pedy
Swag Camping in Port Augusta
Swag Camping in the Bendleby Ranges