ACCOMPANIED ADVENTURES
2020 & 2021 Adventures postponed, plans underway for 2022

For artists who want to immerse themselves in adventure

For adventurers who want to immerse themselves in art

In conjunction with Alice Springs Expeditions, Sydney artist Ingrid Bowen invites you to a Central Australian experience designed with a great balance of adventure, culture & comfort. Stunning ancient geological wonders, the vibrancy of contemporary Aboriginal art, with everything taken care of, and plenty of time to observe and absorb unforgettable art and places ...

3/9 July 2022
plein air PAINTING ADVENTURE in the EAST MACS WITH GUEST HOST *
FOR EXPERIENCED ARTISTS and keen campers, Ruby Gap & Trephina Gorge 


FOUR NIGHTS SWAG CAMPING Private wild site with trailer facilities & 
TWO NIGHTS (first & last) HOTEL ACCOMMODATION in Alice Springs room with private facilities 
ALL transport and transfers, all meals as specified including special welcome dinner, all tickets & entry fees, walking tours, equipment and specialist guiding, on and off road touring with specialist equipment & guiding
Projected cost $4160- single or $3940- pp twinshare
7 days/6 nights GST inclusive. Airfares, final dinner and alcohol are not included
Start and finish Alice Springs airport with pre & post tour extensions available


9/14 July 2022
PLEIN AIR PAINTING soft adventure in the GORGEOUS WEST MACS
with guest host * 

FOR EXPERIENCED ARTISTS, fully accommodated
(no overnight camping but plenty of STUNNING scenery & daytime ADVENTURING)
 

THREE NIGHTS GLEN HELEN LODGE ACCOMMODATION with private facilities & 
TWO NIGHTS (first & last) HOTEL ACCOMMODATION in Alice Springs room with private facilities 

ALL transport and transfers, all meals as specified including special welcome dinner, all tickets & entry fees, walking tours, equipment and specialist guiding, on and off road touring with specialist equipment & guiding
Projected cost $4580- single room or $3900- pp twin share
6 days/5 nights GST inclusive. Airfares, two dinners and alcohol are not included
Start and finish Alice Springs airport with optional extensions available

20/26 August 2022 - dates TBC
wild things photo fans CREATIVE CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR with guest host * 
for those CONFIDENT WITH A CAMERA and KEEN TO CAPTURE THE LIGHT & SIGHTS 
covering plenty of miles & classic highlights, on the hop camping the West Macs,
Finke Gorge & KINGS CANYON, Hermannsburg too
 

FOUR NIGHTS SWAG CAMPING mixture of wild & campground locations with shared facilities
TWO NIGHTS (first & last) HOTEL ACCOMMODATION in Alice Springs room with private facilities 

ALL transport and transfers, all meals as specified including special welcome dinner, all tickets & entry fees, walking tours, equipment and specialist guiding, on and off road touring with specialist equipment & guiding
Projected cost $4450- single room or $4230- pp twin share (hotel room) 
7
 days/6 nights GST inclusive. Airfares, one dinner and alcohol are not included
Start and finish Alice Springs airport with optional extensions available

early September 2022 - dates TBC
DESERT MOB, DESERT VOICES, gorgeous GORGES & WEST MACDONNELL RANGES
beautiful scenery, breathtaking art & songs, for lovers of landscape and art
ACCOMPANIED by Ingrid Bowen


FOUR NIGHTS COMFORTABLE CAMPING at our private base camp (tent) with shared facilities
TWO NIGHTS LODGE ACCOMMODATION at Glen Helen (lodge room) with private facilities
ALL transport and transfers, all meals as specified including specially catered bush foods dinner, all tickets & entry fees, walking tours, equipment and specialist guiding, on and off road touring with specialist equipment & guiding
Projected cost $4500- single or $4250- pp twin share
7 days/6 nights GST inclusive. Airfares, one dinner and alcohol are not included
Start and finish Alice Springs airport with optional extensions available


Request a full itinerary and express your interest now
 
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Expert Guide

With 20 years in Northern Territory tourism and four wheel  driving experience, John Stafford of Alice Springs Expeditions provides guests with the ultimate in comfort and safety, with quality vehicles and equipment. His specialised, local knowledge and friendly, professional approach ensures 100% happy campers. 

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Welcoming Host

Drawing from her own experience of travel in the region with her current artistic practice and career as a travel professional, Ingrid Bowen thrives on accompanying art & landscape adventures, or designing a bespoke itinerary for your group. 

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Small Groups

Operating in a small group gives us the flexibility to accommodate conditions and the interests of the group. Our travellers are generally friendly, interested and respectful, wanting to explore in good company with an adventurous spirit.

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Generous Schedule

Our schedule is generous in order to be able to stop, look & explore along the way. Discuss the landscape and cultural points of interest, star gaze, take time to make art and contemplate your surroundings. We aim to show you the highlights without rushing.

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Get Off The Grid

Feel the benefits of being off grid and fully immersed in nature during the camping component. Our trailer has basic bathroom facilities, your tent will be comfortable and warm. Meals are usually fireside or picnic style. 

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Project Time

Most days there will be time to spend on your own project - be it painting, sketching, reading, photography, writing, or just relaxing! You don't have to be an artist to join in, but there is room for art-making if you wish. 

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Go With The Flow...

Plans may need to adapt due to weather or cultural events, and safety is paramount. Our trips aren't designed to physically demanding, but you do need to be up for plenty of outdoors adventure. 

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