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9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Outback Adventure - Groovy Grape


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Rock 2 Water is the base of this tour. Start at Australia's most famous rock, Uluru and make your way through the outback to the fantastic Great Ocean Road. 


Why You'll Love It

  • See the Australian outback, in particular, the marvellous Uluru in the red centre
  • Visit Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world
  • Experience Alligator Gorge, so see real Australian wildlife up close and in person
  • Witness the Grampians mountain range, and see outback Victoria's magnificent rock formations
  • See the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's true natural gems.

What's Included

  • All meals on tour ( 7 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 7 Dinners)
  • 4 nights dorm-style accommodation
  • 3 nights camping accommodation
  • National Park fees and levies




Day 1:

From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock – 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:

After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta 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:

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:

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:

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: 

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


Day 7:

Departing Adelaide we cruise through the Adelaide Hills with a mid-morning stop at a country bakery to grab a bite to eat. We eat lunch before we marvel at Mt. Arapiles then onto the Grampians National Park. Here we hike to the bottom of Mc Kenzie Falls and see breathtaking views from The Balconies.  In the late afternoon, see the kangaroos and other wildlife come out to play. We stay overnight in the heart of the Grampians National Park in hostel accommodation.   

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner


Day 8:

Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and spend a great morning hiking the beautiful Grampians. We enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, wetland, lake and home to lots of wildlife. We head south to the Great Ocean Road and Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge, part of the fantastic coastal scenery in this area, finishing the day with a sunset at the spectacular Twelve Apostles. Overnight is in hostel accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.   

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9:

After breakfast, we soak up the beauty of the Otway National Park. Walk through some of the oldest temperate rainforest in the world. Marvel at the historical section of the Ocean Road carved by returned WWI servicemen. It provides one of the most spectacular coastal roads that you will ever see. Explore the artistic seaside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. Anglesea, Bells Beach and Torquay (home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver) are all part of the famous surf coast with time to check out the local waves. We stop at the Split Point Lighthouse featured in the Round the Twist television series, before heading through Geelong to arrive in Melbourne approximately 7pm.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups / Departures


  • Departs every Wednesday & Sunday APRIL - NOVEMBER at 6:30am 
  • Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday DECEMBER - MARCH at 6:30am


ADELAIDE to MELBOURNE 3 Days / 2 Nights

  • Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday DECEMBER - MARCH 
  • Every  Tuesday & Saturday APRIL - NOVEMBER 


*Please note that this package is a combination of two tours* 


Sleeping Bag Hire $30

Accommodation in Adelaide in between tours is at own expense.


Adrenalin Plus Options

  • Camel Safaris at Stuarts Well
  • Camel Rides, Segway tours, Helicopter Flight or Skydiving at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • helicopter flight above the 12 Apostles


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. 



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.