Alice Springs to Adelaide 6-Day tour with Uluru, Kings Canyon image
Discover the Red Centre and the South Australian Outback with an all-inclusive small-group tour. During these 6 days, walk through Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), enjoy sunrise at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and an Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunset, visit an Opal mine and a Kangaroo Orphanage in Coober Pedy.
Day 1 Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)
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.
Day 2 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
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.
Day 3 Kata Tjuta - Watarrka NP (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.
Day 4 Uluru (Ayers Rock) - 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!
Day 5 Coober Pedy - 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
Day 6 Flinders Ranges - Adelaide
We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide.

Robert W 2017-08-02

The highlight excursion of my time in Australia. Excellent and knowledgeable guide with a real passion for his subject. Sleeping under the stars in a swag is an amazing experience for a city dweller. The majesty of Uluru and sunrise and sunset, Kata Tjuta at sunrise, are breathtaking. The road journey's give a real experience of the vastness of the big red interior.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional guide
  • National Park fees
  • All activities
  • 5 nights accommodation (camping for 4 nights)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru
  • Entry/Admission - Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Ayers Rock and the Olgas
  • Entry/Admission - Watarrka National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Alligator Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kings Creek Station

Features

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We cater especially for the youthful, adventure traveler and backpacker who want fun, informative, adventurous trips. We are not restrictive of age, but we do require our travelers to be young, or young at heart, with a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities. Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Ayers Rock Resort has a swimming pool, wi-fi, shopping centre, bank and laundry facilities.
  • We may adapt our hikes in Watarrka NP (King’s Canyon) if it’s too hot.
  • Some hikes involve steep climbs and requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Passenger below 18 y-o traveling alone will need a parental consent form to be signed by legal guardians/ parents and returned to Groovy Grape Tours prior to departure
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Revised Rock 2 Water Itinerary (November to March Only)
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund