Discover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour. This tour offers an opportunity to see some of Adelaide city, the historic Adelaide Oval, beautiful views from Mount Lofty Summit and the old German village of Hahndorf.
All about the 6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour
This is a great tour to take you from Adelaide up the middle of Central Australia all the way to Alice Springs. We have a few bucket list items to tick off on the journey.
This tour takes you from the rolling hills around Adelaide to the red dirt of the outback in Alice Springs. Spend some nights camping in a swag under the southern sky. The opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy is no other place in Australia. 'Noodle' for opals, hang out with some rescued joeys and spend the night in a subterranean bunker. See the best of Australia’s iconic Red Centre on guided walks around Uluru, Kings Canyon and the ancient red domes of Kata Tjuta. The outback landscape is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. Learn about their special connection to the land on our guided walks. Sunset and sunrise at Uluru included this our outback adventure tour!
On this tour you will camp outside under the stars in swags, hike up hills and around the base of Uluru and sleep underground at Coober Pedy. Push your comfort zone and experience our amazing true Aussie outback.
6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour Itinerary - 6 days
Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
Day one of your outback adventure we start by driving through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region. Then its north into our rugged Australian Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy a medium grade hike in Alligator Gorge for the most idyllic experience of the entire surrounds. This area can be bursting with wildflowers. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night.
Flinders Ranges to Coober Pedy
After an early start, we drive to Coober Pedy, where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals comes from. On the drive you are likely to spot a lot of Australian native wildlife Kangaroo's, emu's and eagles, so keep your eyes peeled. The landscape here at Coober Pedy is like you’ve landed on Mars. Enjoy a tour of an opal mine and there’s time to view the underground attractions of Coober Pedy. After a visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage to meet baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. After dinner, you will sleep underground like the locals do in accommodation. (BLD)
Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon
It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station. (BLD)
Kings Canyon and Uluru
You will be up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, you begin the journey into Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after you will be experiencing your first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place. (BLD)
We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at The Rock’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options. Optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Bike Safaris) are available at Kings Creek Station. (BLD)
After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arrive approximately at 6:30 pm. Drop off at Uluru available after lunch. (BL)
|Tour code: RPGG|
Camping + 1 night multi-share.
Camping (2 nights) + Twin or Double (3 nights) 1 x ensuite.
Camping (2 nights) + Single (3 nights) 1 x ensuite.
Tuesdays and Saturdays (plus Thursdays December to March) except 25 and 27 Dec 2018 and 1 Jan 2019
Pickups from Adelaide City from 6:30 am and North Adelaide at 7:00 am
Arrives in Alice Springs at approximately 6:30 pm - Drop offs at Uluru available on day 6.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Camping/dorm customers will spend 1 night in a dorm underground at Coober Pedy and 3 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 2 nights in a private room with private facilities, 2 nights camping in swags and dome tents and 1 night in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities) Accommodation Upgrades are subject to availability, please enquire with us. 2 nights at Ayers Rock Resort Campground are essential camping nights in swags. Passengers traveling with a child less than 15 years old must upgrade to a private room (extra cost)
- Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people traveling together. The accommodation is on a farm stay, so comfortable and basic. Private single or double rooms can be booked if you prefer. Please click on contact us button and email me your dates and we will check if we have a twin, double or single for you on tour.
- Sleeping bags are included for twin/double/single customers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 fee to their guide on departure. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at time of booking.
- The Ayers Rock Resort has a swimming pool, Wi-fi, shopping center, bank and laundry facilities.
- We may adapt our hikes in Watarrka (King’s Canyon) if it’s too hot. Some hikes involve steep climbs and require a reasonable level of fitness.
You can finish your Rock Patrol Tour from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Campground Reception. The drop off time will be 12.30 (after lunch) at Ayers Rock Public Campground Reception. Book flights out of Ayers Rock for after 13.30.
- This is a small group tour in an air-conditioned minibus with a guide and up to 24 fellow travelers. Meals are included where indicated as B, L, and D for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. So we can keep these trips at a great value and with good group dynamics, we ask everyone to get involved with cooking and the washing up.
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