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Alice Springs To Adelaide Rock To Water Tour

Challenge yourself with an overnight bunker sleep out in Coober Pedy

Start your Journey in the Red Centre, camping under the outback starts and exploring the spectacular sights of this area. We visit the town of Coober Pedy, unique in its opal mining history and underground dwellings. Experience the scenic Flinders Ranges before arriving at our destination.

Departing from Alice Springs or Uluru, we take in all the sacred Indigenous culutres and sights around Uluru and Kata Tjuta. See the sun rise and set over Uluru! Hike to the rim of Kings Canyon and explore the red sandstone rocky paths. Feed orphaned kangaroo joeys and sleep underground in Coober Pedy. Dodge waterways through the scenic red sandstone gorges of Alligator Gorge in mount Remarkable National Park. 

 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 8

Fitness Requirement: High level of fitness - up to 11km walks

What's included

  • All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners)
  • 3 nights camping under the stars in swags
  • 2 nights dorm style accommodation
  • National Park entry fees

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • 3L water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag

Itinerary

Day 1 : Alice Springs to Uluru
From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru – it’s awesome! We learn about the region’s indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There’s no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Uluru / Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for a sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds, with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. If your feeling adventurous, fall from the skies with our adrenaline option, skydive over Uluru (extra cost). After lunch, we drive to an authentic station where we set up camp for the night.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)
Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive red sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture. This afternoon we drive to one of our campsites at Kulgera, Erldunda or bush camp in swags.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Coober Pedy
We hit the highway to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you will notice the incredible change of scenery from mulga woodlands to vast open plains. We will get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town and sift for our own opals. The highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Soon after you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do – underground!
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Coober Pedy to Southern Flinders Ranges
After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way, we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We’ll stop en-route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the river red gum trees.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Southern Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
We enjoy a morning walk through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide arriving at approximately 5pm.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

2019/2020

Every Wednesday & Sunday

Picks up from all Alice Springs accommodations from 5:30am or Uluru (Ayers Rock Public Campground reception from 12:00pm)

Arrives Adelaide at 5:00pm approximately

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Outback
  • Hiking

Available Extras

Adrenalin Plus Options
Camel Safaris, Scenic Flights - Segway tours and Skydiving at Uluru 

Accommodation Upgrades

Private single, twin or double rooms/permanent tents (3 nights only - the 2 nights in Uluru are mandatory camping in dome tent and swags) – Contact GGT for availability and pricing. 

Passengers travelling with a child less than 15 years-old must upgrade to a private room

Package Only Rates

The PACKAGE ONLY Rate is applicable if you book TWO or more multi-day tours (not including BV). GGT will be monitoring bookings to ensure that the rate is used correctly. If we find that you have booked the PACKAGE ONLY rate for ONE booking, we will refund the voucher and you will need to re-issue the correct voucher.

The Barossa Valley tour can be sold for the PACKAGE ONLY rate if you book TWO or more multi-day tours, or if you book ONE full priced multi-day tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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