Adelaide to Alice Springs 6-day Rock Patrol

Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs 6-day Rock Patrol

Day 1: Flinders Ranges

We start our adventure travelling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region. Soon enough the scenery changes as we enter into the rugged Outback through the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge which during certain times of the year can be bursting with wildflowers. Tonight we camp out under the stars in comfortable swags.

Day 2: Coober Pedy

Today as we travel to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the world, you will notice the incredible changing landscape that resembles Mars of the Moon. Keep and eye out for wildlife, such as Kangaroos, emus and eagles. Upon arrival into Coober Pedy we will experience an tour of an underground mine and the Opal Mining museum. There is also the chance to learn about the local Aboriginal people and their history at the Aboriginal Interpretive centre. There will also be time to explore this remarkable town both below and above the ground. Tonight we sleep as the locals do, underground.

Day 3: Uluru

It is a big day of driving today, 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 as we approach. To top off l big day we experience our first awe inspiring sunset over Uluru, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.

Day 4: Uluru

We start the day by learning about the region’s history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru. It is a truly spectacular experience to walk around the base of Uluru. After our walk we can relax back at out camp and witness another brilliant Uluru sunset

Day 5: Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

This morning is an early morning but it is worth it to experience the glorious sunrise over Uluru. We hike to the lookouts around Kata Tjuta. We then continue onto the challenging but rewarding Valley of the winds hike. We they travel onto our camp and Kings Creek.

Day 6: Watarrka – Kings Canyon

Our last day is spent exploring Watarrka (Kings Canyon). It is truly spectacular and you will need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and the stunning gorges. Take it all in on the Canyon Rim Walk and then descend down into the beautiful Garden of Eden. After lunch we begin our journey back into Alice Springs

Tour Departs:

December to March: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

April to November: Tuesday and Saturday.


  • Package includes 2 nights multishare accommodation at YHA, 1 night FREE.  1 night at Adelaide Central YHA before your tour and 1 night at Alice Springs YHA after your tour.
  • 6 day Rock Patrol Tour operated by Groovy Grape, with an experienced tour guide.
  • All entrance fees and National Park Fees
  • All meals whilst on tour
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Camp in swags under the stars
  • Tour departs Adelaide Central YHA at 6:30am and arrives into Alice Springs on Day 6 at approximately 6:30pm

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Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

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