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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, optional pick up here at 6:30am or Uluru at 1:00pm. we hit the stuart highway bound for Uluru. We spend two nights cmaping under the stars around Uluru and take in the scared, indigenous culture of the area. Feed orphaned kangaroo joeys and sleep underground in Coober Pedy. 

Hike through Kata Tjuta on the 'Valley of the wind' track for 7.1 kilometres at sunrise, be seen at the top of the Kings Canyon rim walk in Watarrka National park and dodge waterways through the scenic red sandstone gorges of Alligator Gorge in mount Remarkable National Park. 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 10

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

What's included

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

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • 2L 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
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. We relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our adrenalin Plus options.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Uluru to 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 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) to Coober Pedy
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible change of scenery. We’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town. 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 red gum trees..
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Southern Flinders Ranges to Adelaide
We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

Every Wednesday & Sunday APRIL - NOVEMBER at 6:30am 

Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday DECEMBER - MARCH at 6:30am

Picks up from all Alice Springs accommodations from 6;30am or Uluru (Ayers Rock Public Campground reception from 12:30pm)

Arrives Adelaide at 5:00pm approximately

Optional Excursions

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

  • Outback
  • Hiking

Available Extras

Revised Rock 2 Water Itinerary in Summer Season (November to March)

For the months of November through to March we have made some slight changes to the above itinerary to ensure we are compliant with Parks NT and Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) Heat Management Strategy. Temperatures can reach to a top of 40-45 degrees celsius. 

The revised itinerary will mean that we are only spending one night at Yulara – we can still facilitate pickups from flights into Yulara.  The activities at Yulara will still be comprehensive, including Cultural Centre, Uluru Base walk, and a walk at Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta.  We should complete all these activities by midday on day 2 of the itinerary.  From Yulara, we will proceed to Kings Creek Station for an overnight stop.  The next morning, we will complete the Kings Canyon Rim Walk (we start early to avoid the heat and risk of track being closed by Parks NT). 

When we have completed these activities, we will proceed to a location of the tour guides choice for Night 3, being one of Erldunda, Kulgera or a Bush Camp in swags.  This will also reduce the travel time to Coober Pedy on Day 4 and make it safer for all concerned when travelling in the heat.   

Our itinerary will remain as per the original itinerary from Coober Pedy to Adelaide.

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

Accommodation Upgrades
Dome Tents, Double Swags,

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 (applicable for 2019/2020 season only)

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. It is not applicable if you book ONE multi-day tour.

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