Outback Australia Camp
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We made it back safe and sound and had an amazing time.
An experience of a lifetime, 40 deaf students from VCD, MLC and CLT, a bus and some teachers hit the road on a trip to the Outback. Check out our Itenary of our camp to Central Australia.
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE OUTBACK
Educational rationale: to develop knowledge and understanding of the landforms of Central Australia and its Aboriginal heritage.
SCHOOL – ADELAIDE (D)
Monday August 30 2010, DAY 1
Please note: Breakfast & lunch not included today
Assemble at school at 6:30am for your departure via Ballarat, Horsham, Kaniva and Murray Bridge to Adelaide. Overnight bunkhouse accommodation at Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, 1 Military Road, West Beach, SA (ph: 08 8355 7320).
ADELAIDE – COOBER PEDY (BLD)
Tuesday August 31 2010, DAY 2
Up early this morning for the long journey ahead. Begin your travel into the vast South Australian Outback, to the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy. Stay underground at the Opal Cave, Lot 16 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy (ph: 08 8672 5028) and visit a local underground home and church.
COOBER PEDY – ULURU (BLD)
Wednesday September 1 2010, DAY 3
Continue travelling north to Marla. Drive across the Northern Territory border to Uluru and set up camp for two nights at Ayers Rock Camp Ground, Yulara Drive, Yulara (ph: 08 8957 7001).
ULURU & KATA TJUTA (BLD)
Thursday September 2 2010, DAY 4
Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where aspects of Anangu life are presented. View and walk around the world's greatest monolith which rises to 348m above a wide and sandy floodplain and is 9km in circumference. This afternoon tour Kata Tjuta and enjoy one of the many walks. Then some free time.
ULURU – KINGS CANYON (BLD)
Friday September 3 2010, DAY 5
After leaving Uluru National Park stop at the Mt Conner Lookout to view the mesa rising almost 300 metres out of the plain. View Lake Amadeus, a giant salt lake in the distance. Continue through remote desert terrain to Kings Canyon, located in Watarrka National Park. Set up camp at Kings Creek Station Camp Ground, Luritja Road, Kings Canyon NT (ph: 08 8956 7474). If time permits try the Kings Creek Walk which meanders along Kings Creek, ending at a viewing platform where you can experience stunning views of the sheer canyon walls.
KINGS CANYON – ALICE SPRINGS (BLD)
Saturday September 4 2010, DAY 6
This morning climb to the top of the canyon rim for rewarding spectacular views. Marvel at the sight of red sandstone walls plunging into lush vegetation and natural rock pools. Here you will truly feel as if you are in the heart of Australia. Pack up and leave Kings Canyon and travel at leisure to Alice Springs. Set up camp for two nights at the MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Palm Place, Alice Springs (ph: 08 8952 6111).
WEST MACDONNELL RANGES (BLD)
Sunday September 5 2010, DAY 7
Begin today with a visit to Ormiston Gorge. Enjoy a swim at the waterhole (for the energetic there is a 7km walk which takes you on a full circuit of the area from the visitors centre back to the main waterhole). Continue on to Standley Chasm for a viewing of the Chasm at 12noon. On your return visit Simpsons Gap.
ALICE SPRINGS – MELBOURNE – SCHOOL (BL)
Monday September 6 2010, DAY 8
Free time today before your transfer to the airport to meet your flight to Melbourne.
Check in by 10.20am
Qantas flight, QF797, departs Alice Springs at 11.50am, arrives in Melbourne at 2.55pm