Looking to explore the outback before heading onwards to the East Coast of Australia? This 6 day tour from Alice Spring to Adelaide is a true outback adventure!
The Australian outback is one of the most unusual and iconic landscapes on the planet, with its striking red dirt and of course the world famous Uluru.
But this 6 day trip with Groovy Grape takes in an alternative route to exploring the Red Centre. Beginning in Alice Springs you’ll head south towards Adelaide – after Uluru you’ll be stopping off at Coober Pedy for a true outback experience – sleeping in traditional swags and taking in the best of what this side of Australia has to offer.
We depart Alice Springs and head towards Uluru. Nothing really prepares you for The Rock – it’s awesome! After lunch we visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the Aboriginal people of the region and walk around the base of Uluru. We end our first day with a spectacular sunset over Uluru. Tonight we camp at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground in comfy swags under the desert stars, our home for the next two nights.
A fantastic Uluru sunrise and breakfast before we head to sunrise and breakfast at The Rock, before we hike Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations before returning to the campsite for relaxing afternoon and another Uluru sunset.
Today we visit Kings Creek Station, Australia’s largest exporter of wild camels and our camp site for tonight. We hike Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and an immense canyon floor. Here we trek through the Garden of Eden and take a dip in the waterhole to cool down. There is time for you to swim in the pool or take up on any of the optional extra activities they have on offer.
Today we cruise to Coober Pedy, opal capital of the world. Incredible changing landscape, kangaroos, emus, eagles and road trains all unfold before us and a view of the striking sandstone colours of the Breakaways on the way. On arrival we visit the local kangaroo orphanage and later enjoy dinner, lots of stories and an overnight stay in an underground bunkhouse.
We spend the morning in Coober Pedy and take a tour of the town and an opal mine. We also have the opportunity to “noodle” for opals, visit an opal shop or any of the other underground attractions. We continue our journey south in the afternoon as we travel on down to the foothills of the Flinders Ranges where we sleep among the red gum trees of Stony Creek Bush camp.
This morning we hike Alligator Gorge for stunning views. We stop at a winery in the Clare Valley before cruising to Adelaide arriving at around 6pm.
6 days taking in some of the best destination in outback Australia with the amazing Groovy Grape team! The perfect way to link together an East Coast adventure with the Red Centre!
Heading the other way and want to travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs instead?
Well check out Groovy Grapes Rock Patrol Tour – the same itinerary but in reverse!