Adelaide to Alice Springs Outback Grand Traverse 11D10N, Fully Guided (Small Group of 5) ~ Limited Edition ~

From A$8,325.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Go where the spaces are open and the “eyre” is fresh…This is the quintessential Aussie Outback experience. 

Delve deep into the rugged beauty and pioneering spirit of the heartland with this deluxe 11-day small 4WD tour of the Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Marree, Lake Eyre, The Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, Uluru and Kings Canyon. This is an “ultimate” comprehensive expedition that takes travellers on a journey of discovery, exploration and imagination.

Starting from Adelaide, set out in a modern and comfortable 4WD with a group of maximum 5 travellers into the wilds of South Australia. Driving through the Flinders Ranges and Outback, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were navigating the unexplored face of Mars, where towering ancient cliffs and deep craters border dusty red roads. While in the Ranges, you’ll embark on ...

Trip Highlights

  • A small group of maximum 5 people
  • Stay in stylish and comfortable outback accommodation
  • Spend time in the remote outback towns and observe a different way of life
  • Retrace the path of Aborigines and early explorers on the incredible Oodnadatta Track
  • Explore the Breakaways, the set of many Hollywood films
  • Get the ultimate bird’s eye view with a 2-hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and Painted Hills
  • Delve deep into Coober Pedy, Australia’s opal capital, where more than half the town’s residents live underground
  • Traverse Kata Tjuta’s Valley of the Winds
  • Hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Watch the sunset over Uluru and indulge in a ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner
  • See native Australian wildlife in their natural habitat including the elusive Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby
  • Iconic outback 4WD road trip via the Oodnadatta Track and the Mereenie Loop
  • Explore the Flinders Ranges and marvel at the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound aka Earth’s Bellybutton
  • Traverse by 4WD the Arkaroola Ridgetop and uncover some of the most spectacularly rugged country on Earth

What's Included

  • Friendly and experienced local driver / guide and 4WD mini-van
  • 10-nights’ deluxe accommodation on a twin share basis
  • All meals (café/restaurant/hotel breakfast and main course dinner, picnic morning teas & lunches)
  • Arkaroola Ridgetop 4WD tour
  • Lake Eyre and Painted Hills scenic flight
  • Entry to museums and places of interest
  • A Night at Field of Light / Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • National Park fees
  • Entry to museums and places of interest


DAY 1 Adelaide to Flinders Ranges – Visit winery and browse a local gallery
Rawnsley Park
Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2 Flinders Ranges – Explore South Australia’s largest mountain range including Wilpena Pound aka Earth’s Bellybutton
Mawson Lodge, Arkaroola
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3 Arkaroola & Marree – Traverse the Arkaroola Ridgetop
Marree Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 Marree to William Creek along the Oodnadatta Track
William Creek Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 Get the ultimate bird’s eye view on a scenic flight over the Lake Eyre & Explore Coober Pedy
Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 Coober Pedy to Mt Dare: The Breakaways – Explore an ancient landscape-cum-movie set
Mt Dare Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 Into the Heartland: Mt Dare to Erldunda
Erldunda Roadhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 Into the Heartland: Erldunda to Uluru
Desert Gardens Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Uluru Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon: Uluru Sunrise & Traverse the 'Valley of the Winds'
Kings Canyon Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Kings Canyon & Alice Springs – Rise with the sun for the Canyon Rim Walk
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Farewell to the Heartland

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for private departures and group bookings. Single Supplement is $1,300pp. Surcharge applies to festival/holiday season.


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How To Get There

The departure point is Adelaide, South Australia. The finish point is Alice Springs.

Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Adelaide and Alice Springs.

Weather & Climate

South Australia has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Generally speaking, it is hotter to the north in the Flinders Ranges, and cooler further south, on Kangaroo Island. Please be advised temperatures can be extremely hot (plus 40 degrees Celsius) during summer in the Outback. Conversely, temperatures can drop to below 10 degrees Celsius at nighttime during winter.

In the Red Centre, the four traditional seasons are distinct, with temperatures plummeting below freezing during winter nights (June to August) and soaring to well above 40 degrees Celsius in the height of summer (December to January). Meanwhile, the shoulder seasons of April to May and September are mild with some warmer days. Rain is not common in the desert, but it does rain on occasion. Please be prepared for wet and windy conditions on all trips.  

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

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