Opera, Outback & Opals (4 days)
Three incredible Opera performances in the most amazing location you can imagine.
Opera as you dine poolside at Ayers Rock Resort.
Opera as the sun comes up over the red monolith of Uluru.
Opera under the clear outback night skies of central Australia.
Add to these spectacles travel in our luxurious King Air, a visit to the quirky opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, private touring in the spellbinding Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park and a low-level flight over magnificent Lake Eyre, and you have an incredible long weekend of opera, outback and opals.
Dec 10 - Dec 13, 2020
The trip is well named "Taste of the Outback" and left us wanting to see more, learn more and spend more time in these remote locations with the support of Kirkhope staff and their colleagues as they shared their passion for the places they know.
Itinerary: Opera, Outback & Opals (4 days)
Day 1: Melbourne to Coober Pedy (L,D)
Set off from Moorabbin airport in our Beechcraft Super King Air 200, a luxurious twin-engine turboprop with comfortable leather seats and room to stretch out. Travel across Victoria and South Australia to the quirky opal-mining town of Coober Pedy. Known for underground living, opals and spectacular sunsets over the Breakaways, Coober Pedy is unlike anywhere else.
A local expert will take you on a tour of the Coober Pedy cemetery to hear stories about the colourful and sometimes eccentric people who helped to shape the town of today. A glass of sparkling and some delicious cheese in hand, revel in the expanse of the desert as the sun slowly settles on the horizon of the Breakaways and Stuart Ranges. You’re truly in the outback now! Photo opportunities abound in the beautiful Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, a significant site for the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara people, whose name for the area is Umoona, meaning long life.
Return to your hotel for dinner in the best restaurant in town – Umbertos – before retiring to the quietest bedroom you have ever experienced – underground.
Overnight: Desert Cave Hotel, underground room
Recently went on the "Three Day Taste of the Outback" - extended to four ! From my first phone call making inquiries, to the" welcome back " film show, the whole experience was 10/10. Thanks to Tony, Keith, Jake and especially our pilot Rob for a fantastic, fun trip.
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