Adelaide to Alice Springs 6-day Rock Patrol

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    Uluru - Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour
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    Sunset Uluru - Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour
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    Kings Canyon Hike - Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour
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    Kings Canyon - Adelaide to Alice Springs tour
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    Kata Tjuta - Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour

Groovy Grape

Package includes 2 FREE nights at YHA. The best sights between Adelaide and Alice Springs, including Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.

Check into Adelaide Central YHA and rest up before you depart on your big outback adventure! 

Day 1: Flinders Ranges 

Start your adventure travelling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region. Soon enough the scenery changes as you enter into the rugged Outback through the Flinders Ranges. You will take an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge, which during certain times of the year can be bursting with wildflowers. Tonight you will stay in Willmington.

Day 2: Coober Pedy

Today you will travel to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the world. You will notice the incredible changing landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as Kangaroosemus and eagles. Upon arrival into Coober Pedy you will experience a tour of an underground mine and the Opal Mining Museum. Learn about the local indigenous people at the Aboriginal Interpretive Centre . There is also time to explore this remarkable town both above and below the ground. A big highlight is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys. Tonight we sleep as the locals do, underground in bunkhouse accommodation. 

Day 3: Uluru

It is a big day of driving today, up the Stuart Highway with several pit stops along the way. Your mission today is to reach Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for your first sight of the Rock. After setting up camp, you will witness your first awe inspiring sunset over Uluru, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place. 

Day 4: Uluru

Today starts by learning about the region’s indigenous history at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking on an easy 3 ½ hour base walk around Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at The Rocks geological wonders and learn about how the Aboriginals view this culturally significant site from your local guide. After this epic walk you can relax back at camp and see 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 and then continue onto the challenging but rewarding Valley of the winds hike. After a big day you will travel to our camp in Watarrka National Park.

Day 6: Watarrka – Kings Canyon

The 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 into Alice Springs where you will be dropped off at the YHA for your final night of accommodation

The outback is a stunning but extreme environment. We may need to make alterations to our itinerary due to weather and cultural activities.


  • Package includes 2 FREE nights multishare accommodation. 1 night at Adelaide Central YHA before your tour and 1 night at Alice Springs YHA after your tour.
  • 6 day Rock Patrol Tour, with an experienced tour guide.
  • Pick up at Adelaide YHA and drop off at Alice Springs YHA
  • All entrance fees and National Park Fees
  • All meals on tour
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Camp in swags under the stars

Tours depart

Departs Adelaide Central YHA 6:30am
Arrives Alice Springs YHA on Day 6 Approximately 6:30pm
December to March Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
April to November Tuesday - Saturday
Package Commencement Date First night at Adelaide Central YHA


A sleeping bag is mighty useful for this tour. You can hire one from your guide for $30, or bring your own. Let us know when you book if you need a sleeping bag.


From 01/03/2018 until 31/03/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour 7 $915
From 01/04/2018 until 31/03/2019
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour 7 $945

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Cancellation and Amendment Fees


Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


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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