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Alice Springs to Adelaide Tour, with Uluru - Groovy Grape

Alice Springs or Uluru or Ayres Rock

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Why You'll Love It

  • The perfect way to discover the Australian outback
  • Drive along the Stuart highway from Adelaide
  • Discover the Southern Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy
  • Camp under the stars at Uluru and Kings Creek Station

What's Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners
  • 4 nights camping under the stars in swags
  • 1 nights dorm style accommodation
  • National Park entry fees

Itinerary

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru

From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru – it’s awesome! We learn about the region’s indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There’s no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky.  

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2: Uluru / Kata Tjuta

After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for a sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds, with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. We relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our adrenalin Plus options.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Uluru to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)

Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) to Coober Pedy

Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible change of scenery. We’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town. The highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Soon after you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do – underground!  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Coober Pedy to Southern Flinders Ranges

After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way, we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We’ll stop en route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the red gum trees.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Southern Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wildflowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch


Revised Itinerary in Summer Season (November to March)

For the months of November through to March we have made some slight changes to the above itinerary to ensure we are compliant with Parks NT and Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) Heat Management Strategy. Temperatures can reach to a top of 40-45 degrees celsius. 

The revised itinerary will mean that we are only spending one night at Yulara – we can still facilitate pickups from flights into Yulara.  The activities at Yulara will still be comprehensive, including Cultural Centre, Uluru Base walk, and a walk at Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta.  We should complete all these activities by midday on day 2 of the itinerary.  From Yulara, we will proceed to Kings Creek Station for an overnight stop.  The next morning, we will complete the Kings Canyon Rim Walk (we start early to avoid the heat and risk of track being closed by Parks NT). 

When we have completed these activities, we will proceed to a location of the tour guides choice for Night 3, being one of Erldunda, Kulgera or a Bush Camp in swags.  This will also reduce the travel time to Coober Pedy on Day 4 and make it safer for all concerned when travelling in the heat.   

Our itinerary will remain as per the original itinerary from Coober Pedy to Adelaide.


Pickups / Departures

Every Wednesday & Sunday APRIL - NOVEMBER at 6:30am 

Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday DECEMBER - MARCH at 5:30am

Picks up from all Alice Springs accommodations from 5:30am or Uluru (Ayers Rock Public Campground reception from 11:30am)

Arrives Adelaide at 5:00pm approximately


Extras

Adrenalin Plus Options

Camel Safaris, Scenic Flights - Segway tours and Skydiving at Uluru 

Accommodation Upgrades

Dome Tents, Double Swags, Private single, twin or double rooms/permanent tents (3 nights only - the 2 nights in Uluru are mandatory camping in dome tent and swags) – Subject to availability

Luggage Limit: 20kg

What to bring: 
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • 2L water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag
Please note that if you do not have a sleeping bag, one can be hired for $30.  

Additional Information

Fitness requirements: 

Please note that temperatures can be extreme in the Outback. During summer months temperatures can reach 40+ Celsius and a moderate to high level of fitness is required to complete challenging hikes. 

 

Open dated bookings: 

Please note that if you have purchased an open dated ticket you must call to reconfirm your departure date at least 14 days prior to secure your booking for your desired date. 

 

Children: 

Any child under the age of 10 is unfortunately not able to participate in any of our tours. If the child is between the age of 10-14 they MUST upgrade to a private room with their parent/guardian. Teenagers between 15-17 are able to share dorm rooms with the rest of the group. Please notify us of any minors during your booking.


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Alice Springs To Adelaide Tour, With Uluru - Groovy Grape

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