All about the 6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour

This tour takes your 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 like 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 Tjuja. 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 is a short but sweet outback adventure tour!


6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour Itinerary - 6 days

  1. Day 1 Adelaide to Quorn
    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. Your first night will be spent in a comfy dormitory style accommodation in the historic town of Quorn. (LD)
  2. Day 2 Quorn 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 and dinner you will sleep underground like the locals do in accommodation. (BLD)
  3. Day 3 Coober Pedy to Uluru
    It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach 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 we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.(BLD)
  4. Day 4 Uluru
    Today you have a full day to spend around Uluru to do a walk around the base of Uluru and time to learn about the local Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. The Uluru Base walk should take around 3 to 4 hours. Learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited tour guide. Lunch is prepared back at the campground and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the timeless wonder of Uluru. Enjoy another Uluru sunset before relaxing around the campfire for a night under the stars in your swag.(BLD)
  5. Day 5 Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon Resort
    Breakfast today is at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds which cuts through the uniquely domed rock formations. The hikes here can be challenging at times, with steep sections and duration of about 3 or 4 hours After a tasty lunch, we get back on the bus for a drive to Kings Canyon Resort and our overnight stop. Optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Bike Safaris) are available at Kings Creek Station. (BLD)
  6. Day 6 Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
    Enjoy the walk around the rim of Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to access the lookout points and enjoy the views of the gorge, sandstone walls and the immense size of the canyon. You will get to see the renowned water hole known as the Garden of Eden. After our final lunch the final destination is Alice Springs where you will arrive at approximately 6:30pm. (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
A fun adventure from Adelaide to Alice Springs with a bit of swag camping on the way. Perfect outback experience. With sunset and sunrise at Uluru ticked off your 'must see in Australia' checklist. Is this tour suitable for me? This tour has around 4 hours walks over rough terrain, so a good fitness level is required. You can take the hikes at a steady pace. You will also sleep out under the stars in swags, so be prepared for some outback camping on this tour.

6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour Price information
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Tour code: RPGG
Camping 3 nts / Dorm 2 nts
Camping 3 nts / Twin/double 2 nts
Camping 3 nts / Single 2 nts

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Tuesdays and Saturdays (plus Thursdays December to March) except April 23, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 17, 24 2016 and March 30, 29 Apr, 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 21 and 30 Dec 2017

Alice Springs

This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Camping/dorm customers will spend 2 nights in dorm 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)
  • Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together.
  • 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.

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