Travello’s Ultimate Aussie Adventure – The Last Week: SA & NT

Travello’s Ultimate Aussie Adventure – The Last Week: SA & NT

NATALIE & SANDRINE’S ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE

WEEK 6: SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA & NORTHERN TERRITORY

Follow Natalie & Sandrine’s Adventure across Travello and our Instagram Stories

ON TRAVELLO
@Sandrine Hecq & @Natalie Otto

ON INSTAGRAM STORIES:
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Overview map of where and what Natalie & Sandrine got up to this week!

TRANSPORT
Plane, bus

STAYS
Adelaide YHA, Coober Pedy underground, Alice Springs YHA, camping outdoors

ACTIVITIES
Hiking, camping, museum, kangaroo orphanage

LOCATIONS
Adelaide, Flinders Range, Coober Pedy, King’s Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Alice Springs

Meet Sandrine!

Sandrine Hecq

Sandrine is a lifestyle vlogger and travel enthusiast with a passion for drone photography. She grew up in South Africa and now lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is a brand ambassador for Women Who Drone, so you can expect some pretty awesome drone shots from their journey through the Australian outback! 

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Final Week – Southern Australia & Northern Territory

After saying a teary goodbye to Tom in Sydney, Natalie flew to Adelaide where she would start the last leg of the trip with Ultimate Oz finalist, Sandrine Hecq. The two girls met briefly in Gold Coast two weeks earlier and quickly hit it off. From Adelaide, they would join a 6 day tour with the company Groovy Grape, that would take them through the outback of Australia and up to the famous Ayer’s Rock. 

 

Adelaide and Flinders Ranges, SA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie flew into Adelaide from Sydney, where should we would start the last week of the tour. Adelaide is the state capital of Southern Australia, with more than 75 % of the state’s population living in the city. Natalie checked into Adelaide Central YHA, which is located in the center of the city and and a short walk from the popular Adelaide Central Market. At the YHA, she met her new travel mate, Sandrine and her boyfriend Chris, and together they went and explore the city. Early the next morning they were picked up by the Groovy Grape bus at 6:30 am, and headed up to Flinders Ranges. The Flinders mountain ranges are the largest in Australia, and stretch for more than 430 km. On the first night of the Groovy Grape tour, they were provided sleeping-bags with mattress and pillows, and then slept outside, under the stars. Now that’s how you experience the real outback! 

 
Coober Pedy, SA

On their second day they continued through the desert landscape and stopped in Coober Pedy, which would be their last stop in South Australia. Coober Pedy is a town that is also known as the “opal capital of the world” and has the world’s largest mining area for opal. But the town has over the last years become more famous for its underground residences, which they call “dugouts”, and where people are actually living and working to this day. Why do they live underground? Because of the crazy desert heat during the day (it can reach as much as 47 degrees Celsius), it is much cooler to stay underground. Sandrine and Natalie got the experience of a lifetime as they enjoyed a tour of the underground mine and museum, learned the history of Coober Pedy, and then spent the night underground in bunkhouse accommodation. They also got to meet some rescued kangaroos at Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage. 

 
Kings Canyon & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT

They crossed the border and entered the Northern Territory state with the Groovy Grape bus. It was a long day on the road, with several stops, on the Stuart Highway, but eventually they reached Kings Canyon, which is on the end of the George Gill Mountain Range and in the Watarrka National Park. Kings Canyon is an impressive canyon with walls that are over 100 meters high, and with a creek at the bottom, known as Kings Creek. It was time to camp outside again, and this time they did so at the Kings Canyon Resort, with stunning views to the canyon, and at the same time easy access to the campsite’s facilities. Over the next two days they drove through and explored the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which houses the two famous rock formations made out of sandstone; Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thousands of tourists come every year to see the magnificent rock formations. Sandrine and Natalie got to experience both the sunrise and sunset over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, something they surely will remember. 

 

Alice Springs, NT

They woke up early for a walk around the impressive Kata Tjuta rock formation, during sunrise, before it was time for the last stop of the Ultimate Oz journey. Alice Springs, the third-largest town in the Northern Territory would be the last destination. The town is actually located in the very center of Australia, and is a popular stop for tourist who visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Natalie, Sandrine and Chris checked into Alice Springs YHA, which is built within the ground of an old outdoor movie theater! How cool is that? In fact, guests at the hostel can enjoy outdoor movie screenings at night, under the stars. The hostel is centrally located and comes with facilities such as BBQ area, swimming pool and tour desk. It was the perfect location for the last night of the Ultimate Oz journey. 

 

Time to say goodbye…

 

After 6 weeks of traveling through Australia, Natalie’s Ultimate Oz journey comes to an end. For 5 weeks she has explored Queensland and New South Wales with fellow Ultimate Oz winner, Tom, until they reached Sydney and he stayed behind as Natalie continued. From Adelaide, Natalie was joined by Sandrine and her boyfriend Chris, for the last week and leg of the tour through South Australia and Northern Territory. And even though the trip was not as long for Sandrine, she still got to experience an amazing journey through the red landscape and outback of Australia, and get some awesome drone shots. They started off as strangers, but quickly became great travel mates. The Travello team was very excited to follow their journey, and we hope that more people will get inspired to go on an adventure, maybe with some new travel buddies, and get the trip of a lifetime! 

 

Thanks to this week’s featured prize partners:

Sandrine Hecq

Sandrine is a lifestyle vlogger and travel enthusiast with a passion for drone photography. She grew up in South Africa and now lives in Perth, Western Australia. She is a brand ambassador for Women Who Drone, so you can expect some pretty awesome drone shots from their journey through the Australian outback! 

Sandrine HecqYoutubeEmail
Natalie Otto

Natalie is from the USA but has recently moved to Melbourne! She is a former TV news reporter in the US so she is certainly comfortable in front of the camera telling her stories about the adventures with you all. She is also an avid video producer and videographer as well, so you can expect some interesting edited videos from Natalie at some point a long the journey when they get a break!

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Win A Cinch Tent + Either A 5nt Japan Ski Package Or A 2nt San Sebastian Surf Trip

Win A Cinch Tent + Either A 5nt Japan Ski Package Or A 2nt San Sebastian Surf Trip

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED!

Create a profile on the app to find out about our next exciting competition coming soon.

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE WORTH OVER $1,000!

This month we’re giving away a great camping prize along with your choice of a ski or surf holiday package!

COMPETITION CLOSES SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST 11:59PM AEST

Winner takes home a 2-Man Cinch tent + the choice of either a 5 night ski package for 2 to Altitude Madarao Lodge in Japan or a Stoke Travel 2 night surf trip in the heart of Basque Country in San Sebastian in Spain! 

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter, first download Travello if you have not done so yet.
Then post on the feed either 1,2 or 3 of these things. If more than one, a separate post for each.:

  1. Photo/Video of your favourite CAMPING holiday or festival trip & why with the hashtag #cinchtents.
  2. Photo/Video of your favourite SKI location or ski holiday & why with the hashtag #madaraoski.
  3. Photo/Video of your favourite SURF location or surf trip & why with the hashtag #stoketravelsurf

PRIZE 1:

Win a Cinch 2-man Tent, the world’s most advanced pop-up tent. Valued at $470!
Plus also included is the Extended Canopy, Heat Regulating Canopy, LED Lanterns, LED Tent Pegs, Light Reflective Guidelines plus much more!
Cinch is one of Kickstarter’s most successful camping product stories!

View more about these awesome tents here through one of their instructional videos below:

THEN YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER A:

5 Night Ski Package at Altitude Madarao Lodge in Japan
or
2 Night Surf Trip to San Sebastian with Stoke Travel.

SKI PACKAGE:
Value – $900

This ski package at Altitude Madarao Lodge in Japan includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation for 2 people
  • 2 people in a Twin or Queen room with private bathroom
  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure at Madarao Ski resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 day lift pass for Madarao and Tangram


Altitude Madarao is a well-appointed recently renovated full service ski lodge with all the extras to make your stay extra comfortable but with out the price tag. Altitude Madarao is located less than 100 meters from the runs at Madarao Ski resort which is know for it’s high snowfall and great tree skiing located in both Nagano and Niigata Prefectures.

If you are looking for a taste of what the snow and skiing is like at Madarao, then check out the video below:

SURF PACKAGE:
Value – $210

This surf trip with Stoke Travel in San Sebastian includes the following:

  • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation
  • Pick up/drop off from San Sebastián (12:30-13:00pm) or Zarautz (email info@stoketravel.com to arrange)
  • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Daily surf lessons and equipment use
  • Unlimited Beer & Sangria!
  • Experienced surf guides
  • Local activities and party nights
  • Awesome guides for Semana Grande
  • Hiking
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Slip n Slide
  • Daily yoga
  • Pick up/drop off in San Sebastián (12:30-1pm) and Zarautz. Please email info@stoketravel.com to confirm your pick up at least 24 hours in advance.

If you are looking for a taste of the San Sebastian Surf Trip with Stoke Travel then check out their video here:

COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS

Disclaimer:

This competition is in no way associated, sponsored or administered by either Apple or Google or the App Store and Google Play.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY – “WIN A CINCH TENT PLUS EITHER A MADARAO SKI PACKAGE OR STOKE TRAVEL SURF TRIP”

  1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry.  Entry into this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry by each entrant.
  2. Entry is open to all Travello users who are aged at least 18 years old.
  3. Employees of Cinch Popup Tents, Madarao Lodge, Stoke Travel or Travello and their immediate families are not permitted to enter.

Duration of Promotional Period

  1. The competition commences at 4:00pm AEST Monday 24th July, 2017.
  2. The competition closes at 11:59pm AEST Sunday 27th August, 2017.

 How to Enter

  1. Eligible entrants can enter the promotion in any of the following way:
  1. Persons must have a profile on the Travello App
  2. Persons must then post on the Travello feed either or all of the following on separate posts:
  3. Photo/Video of your favourite camping holiday or festival trip & why with the the hashtag #cinchtents
    Photo/Video of your favourite ski location or ski holiday & why with the hashtag #madaraoski
    Photo/Video of your favourite surf location or surf trip & why with the hashtag #stoketravelsurf
  4. There is no limit to the number of entries per person, so you post as many times as you like!
  1. Entries received will be considered final by the Promoter. Incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, illegible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. Entries must be received by the Promoter during the promotional period. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries.
  2. Any costs associated with accessing the App remain the responsibility of each entrant and are dependent on the Internet Service Provider/Mobile Provider used.

Draw Details

  1. The competition will be drawn by Travello.
  2. There will be one (1) Prize draw with one (1) Major Prize Winner drawn by Travello and chosen based on photo/video and post entry from all eligible entries received.
  3. The major prize draw will take place at 3:00pm AEST Wednesday 30th August, 2017 at Travello headquarters in Brisbane, QLD.
  4. The Major Prize Winners will be notified by a direct message through the Travello app before 11:59pm AEST Sunday 27th August 2017 and the result will be published on the Travello Feed by 9:00am AEST Friday 1st September 2017 if we have confirmed with the winner by that time.
  5. The Major Prize Winners have until 5:00pm AEST Monday 4th September, 2017 to claim the prize. Although every effort will be made to contact the prize winners, should an unclaimed prize draw be necessary, in the event that the winner has not been able to be contacted or replied another draw will take place by Travello to select the next winner.

Prize Details

  1. There will be one (1) major prize consisting of the following components:

– Value: AU$470
Cinch 2-Man Tent Package. Package includes the 2-man tent, extended canopy, heat & light regulating canopy along with all standard inclusion in their 2-man tent packages found here : https://www.cinchpopuptents.com.au/products/2-man-tent

Plus then the winner has the choice to choose from the following two other prizes:

1/ 5 Night Package to Altitude Madarao Lodge, Madarao, Japan. Value is AU$900.

This package includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation for 2 people
  • 2 people in a Twin or Queen room with private bathroom
  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure at Madarao Ski resort
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 day lift pass for Madarao and Tangram

*Please note flights are NOT included in the prize package

2/  2 night surf trip with Stoke Travel to San Sebastian, Spain. Value is AU$210.

This package includes:

  • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation
  • Pick up/drop off from San Sebastián (12:30-13:00pm) or Zarautz (email info@stoketravel.com to arrange)
  • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Daily surf lessons and equipment use
  • Experienced surf guides
  • Unlimited Beer & Sangria!
  • Local activities and party nights
  • Awesome guides for Semana Grande
  • Hiking
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Slip n Slide
  • Daily yoga
  • Pick up/drop off in San Sebastián (12:30-1pm) and Zarautz. Please email info@stoketravel.com to confirm your pick up at least 24 hours in advance.

*Please note flights are NOT included in this prize package

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE UP TO $1,370 AUD (if Tent + Altitude Madarao Ski trip chosen)

  1. The following are not included as part of the prizes: all other out of pocket expenses including any required flights, travel insurance, additional meals, beverages, laundry services, spending money, transfers, optional excursions, tipping, passports, visas and all other ancillary costs not expressly provided, as well as the costs of obtaining any of these. These are the responsibility of the Prize Winner.
  2. Winners must take the prizes as offered. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable, cannot be sold or exchanged for cash, credit or foreign exchange and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion. Negotiation with Travello or the prize partners will not be entered into.
  3. Any passes and tickets issued as part of the prize are subject to prevailing terms and conditions of use and any tickets or passes are only valid for use within the stated duration on the passes or tickets issued or the duration of the chosen prize, whichever is earlier.
  4. The Prize Winner consents to the use of their name, suburb of residence and image as well as their entry post for promotional and marketing purposes.
  5. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not responsible or liable for: inaccurate/incorrect transcription of entry information; purported entries that are not received for any reason, including because they are lost, misdirected or stolen, or that are received, but are late, illegible, incomplete, sent with insufficient postage (where entry is by post), or sent other than as directed in the entry instructions; any problems or technical failures of any kind, including malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems or network, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software; the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service whether or not caused by traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; unauthorised human intervention in any part of the competition; electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the competition; any loss suffered or sustained, to person or property and including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or services by any person to a prize winner and, where applicable, to any family/persons accompanying a winner; or any injury or damage to persons or property, including to the participant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in this competition.
  6. Neither the Promoter, Travello nor the prize partners of Cinch Popup Tents, Altitude Madarao or Stoke Travel will be liable for personal injury suffered during prize winnings.
  7. This condition does not affect, and is not intended to affect, any rights a consumer might have, which cannot be excluded under applicable consumer protection laws. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability of the Promoter or its servant or agents for breach of any such rights is limited to the payment of the cost of having the prize supplied again.
  8. The Promoter is Travello App trading as TRAVELLO PTY LTD 600 440 953.
  9. The personal information of entrants will be collected to enable the Promoter to administer and promote this competition. All entrants and the Prize Winner may be used to market the Promoter’s services. The personal information of the entrants will be held and used in accordance with the Promoter’s privacy policy which is available at Travel Privacy Policy. The personal information of entrants & winners may be provided to our prize partners and to authorities that regulate this competition. If an entrant does not truthfully provide all requested personal information, the Promoter may determine that they are not eligible to win the prize

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