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Adelaide to Alice Springs 6-day Rock Patrol

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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 get a good night’s rest before a busy day tomorrow

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 into Alice Springs where you will be dropped off at the YHA for your final night of accommodation.
  • 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 whilst on tour 
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Camp in swags under the stars


Tours depart

December to March: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

April to November: Tuesday and Saturday. 

Tour departs Adelaide Central YHA at 6:30am and arrives into Alice Springs on Day 6 at approximately 6:30pm

First day of commencement for your package is the first night of accommodation at Adelaide Central YHA.


Sleeping bags are required for this tour.  They are available for hire for $20, paid direct to your guide or you can bring your own.  

Please advise at the time of booking if you require sleeping bag hire


From 01 April 2016 until 31 March 2017
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adelaide to Alice Springs Rock Patrol 7 $895.00
Some price options may not be available and Tours & Activities must be booked at least five days prior to the end of their current season and not more than six months in advance.

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