Alice Springs to Adelaide Tour - 6 Days 5 Nights

Travel from Alice Springs to Adelaide and visit Uluru, Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta along the way!

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Duration
Duration
5 nights 6 days
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
6:30 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Meals
Meals
Included
AUD $829
ValueAUD $845SAVE AUD $16
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What's Included

  • 5 nights accommodation: underground bunkhouse (1 night) and camping (4 nights)
  • National Park entry fees 
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Professional guide
     

    WHERE WE VISIT

  • Alice Springs
  • Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • King's Canyon
  • Garden of Eden and Lost City
  • Coober Pedy
  • Opal Mine and Museum at Coober Pedy
  • Flinders Ranges and Pimba
  •  Alligator Gorge
  • Wilmington
  • Adelaide

What's excluded

  • Sleeping bags be hired for $30 or bring your own. 

Why do we love this

We love that this tour takes you to some of the Red Centre's hidden spots, like Pimba and Wilmington

WHAT TO EXPECT

This 6-day / 5-night tour starts in Alice Springs and explores all the Red Centre has to offer. Enjoy an action-packed trip with hikes through the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and amazing sunrises and sunsets. You'll hike Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and spend time at Kings Creek Station, a working camel farm. You'll also see Coober Pedy, the world's opal capital where you'll sleep like the locals in an underground bunkhouse. Then, explore the southern Flinders Ranges before arriving at our final destination of Adelaide.

Itinerary (winter, April-October) 

Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru 

Pickups from Alice Springs from 5.30am. Pick up from Uluru from 11.30 am. 

From Alice Springs, journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock - it’s awesome!

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.

Day 2: Kata Tjuta 
After an early breakfast, head to Kata Tjuta for a sumptuous sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds. With its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views, this is a magical spot.

The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours, but the scenery is worth it! 

After a good hike, relax back at the campground and take a dip in the swimming pool.

Day 3: Kings Canyon
Today, it's time to 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.

Day 4: Coober Pedy 
Along the way to Coober Pedy, the Opal Capital of the World, you’ll notice the incredible change of scenery.

Once you arrive in the quaint town, you'll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum. Here you’ll learn the history of the town.

You'll also visit Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos.

Later, you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse. Tonight you're sleeping the way the locals do - underground!

Day 5: Flinders Ranges - Pimba
After breakfast, journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the 
way, stop to view the salt lakes. You'll also stop en route for lunch before driving to Wilmington.


On the way, stop at Pimba and take a look at the salt lakes.

Your camp tonight is beautiful, surrounded by red gum trees and many stars. 

Day 6: Alligator Gorge - Adelaide 
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, so keep your eyes open! 

Later, enjoy your last lunch with the group before heading to Adelaide. You'll a
rrive at approximately 6:30 pm. 


Itinerary (summer, November - March) 
If you are travelling between the months of November and March, the tour will operate on a revised itinerary for the summer season. This is to ensure compliance with Parks NT Heat Management Strategy at Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and the company's heat management strategy. No activities will be missed.  

Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru
Pickups from Alice Springs from 5.30am. Pick up from Uluru from 11.30 am. 

From Alice Springs, journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock - it’s awesome!

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.

Then, end the day on a high as you watch the amazing sunset over Uluru.

Later, snuggle inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky.


Day 2: Kata Tjuta - Kings Creek Station 
After an early breakfast, head to Kata Tjuta for a sumptuous sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds. With its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views, this is a magical spot.

The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours, but the scenery is worth it! 


After lunch, you'll drive to Kings Creek Station where you'll set up camp under the stars for the night.

Day 3: Kings Creek - Kulgera/Erldunda/Bush Camp 
Today, set out early for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges.

Embark on the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) and experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and the Lost City. Learn more about local Aboriginal culture as you explore.

This afternoon, drive to a campsite at Kulgera or Erldunda or bush camp in swags!

Day 4: Campsite - Coober Pedy 

This morning, hit the highway to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World. You’ll notice the incredible change of scenery as you approach this unique town.

Once you arrive, there’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where you’ll learn the history of the town.

Another highlight is the visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos.

Later, 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!

Day 5: Coober Pedy - Flinders Ranges - Pimba - Wilmington 

After breakfast, journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges.

On the way, stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. You’ll stop en route for lunch and have a chance to stretch your legs! 

Then, it's onto to Wilmington where you’ll sleep among the red gum trees.

Day 6: Wilmington - Alligator Gorge - Adelaide 
Enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is bursting with wildflowers and amazing wildlife. You might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies!

Enjoy your last lunch together as a group then it's back on the road to AdelaideYou'll arrive at approximately 6.30 pm. 

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The maximun luggage allowed is 1 bag (max 20kg) plus one day backpack on any of our tours except the Kangaroo Island tours where passengers are requested to bring only a small bag, however this is usually not a problem as it returns to Adelaide and most hostels are happy to hold extra pieces in safe keeping for the short 2-3 day duration. All our tours apart from the Barossa Valley day tour carry trailers on the back of the Toyota Coasters. Passengers can bring all their pieces of luggage as well as a day pack to take on board the bus for their camera, water bottle, sunscreen etc.

Comfortable walking shoes with gripped soles, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, waterproof/windproof jacket, appropriate clothing, swimming gear, towel, toiletries, insect repellent, camera, torch and travel voucher for their tour.

Yes, we stay at designated campgrounds on all nights where camping is involved so shower and toilet facilities are available.

We cater for all dietary needs. Please advise our reservation staff at the time of booking of the passenger’s dietary requirements.

Most hostels and campsites we stay at will have powerpoints for you to charge your phone or camera during the trip, however you must remember to bring your own universal adapter if required. 

 

A moderate level of fitness is required on most of our tours. The Desert Patrol, Rock 2 Water, Rock Patrol and the Great Ocean Road & Grampians tours all have walks/hikes that are about 4 – 6km. All walks can be done at the individual’s own pace.

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  • The supplier reserves the right to substitute vehicles or change itinerary wherever necessary to ensure the operation of the tour. No refund will be paid if the different itinerary is offered.

  • Some activities are run by independent operators and the supplier cannot be held responsible if they are not available at any time.

  • No liability will be accepted for injury, sickness, loss, damage or delay however caused. The supplier highly recommends that the passengers take out travel insurance, and cannot guarantee connection with any other service or operation. The supplier reserves the right to refuse to carry or continue to carry any passenger, luggage or goods.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellation more than 31 days before departure: no fee
  • Cancellation between 8 and 30 days before departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Cancellation between 24 hours and 7 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost


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Groovy Grape Tours
6 Parsons St, Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia

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