If you're looking to explore the Australian Outback this 6 day tour from Adelaide to Alice Springs with Groovy Grape ticks all the boxes for an awesome 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 Adelaide in South Australia you’ll head north 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.
With an early start, we head north through one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley. We enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and after lunch hike Alligator Gorge for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding ranges and plains. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night.
After breakfast we head to Coober Pedy, home to 80% of the world’s opal and a landscape a lot like Mars. We take a tour of an opal mine and check out some of the town’s unique underground attractions. We also make some new friends at Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight we sleep like the locals – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.
We head towards Uluru. On arrival we set up camp and go out for our first Uluru sunset. Nothing really prepares you for sunset at ‘The Rock’ – it’s a truely unbelievable sight!
After another fantastic breakfast we enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru and spend time learning about the Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. We return to the campground for lunch and spend the rest of day soaking up the magic of Uluru.
Up with the birds for breakfast, today it’s at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). We hike the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations. Lunch is at the campground, with a departure for the bar and swimming pool at Kings Creek Station ‘just down the road’.
We walk Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. The cool water hole in the Garden of Eden is just so special. After lunch we take a scenic drive into Alice Springs to arrive at approximately 6:30pm.
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 Alice Springs to Adelaide instead?
Well check out Groovy Grapes Rock 2 Water Tour – the same itinerary but in reverse!