6 Day “Rock to Water” tour – Alice Springs – Uluru – Adelaide ($895)
Groovy Grape Tours provides interactive tours that embrace the Indigenous cultures of the diverse destinations they visit, with local authentic experiences in a fun, informative and adventurous style.
This particular tour offers a unique experience sleeping under the stars in swags and will take you through some spectacular Australian country including Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta and the Southern Flinders Ranges.
This tour departs every Wednesday & Sunday (April-November) and Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (December-March).
What you win
- FREE night in a 6 bed mixed dormitory or upgrade to a private double/twin for only AU$25
- $30 off tour price as a thank you for booking with us
- All meals (5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners)
- 4 nights camping + 1 night dorm-style accommodation
- National park entry fees
- Travel in an air-conditioned bus
- Professional guide and campsite host
- Free pick up from accommodation
Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluru (L,D):
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 Grapes 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.
Day 2: Uluru – Kata Tjuta (B, L, D):
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 3.5 hours. We relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options.
Day 3: Kata Tjuta – Watarrka National Park (B, L, D):
Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (King’s Canyon). You’ll need to stop and admire 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 the Aboriginal culture.
Day 4: Watarrka National Park – Coober Pedy (B, L, D):
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changes of scenery. We’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where you’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 to – underground!
Day 5: Coober Pedy – Flinders Ranges (B, L, D):
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 on route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the red gum trees.
Day 6: Flinders Ranges – Adelaide (B, L):
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.
What to bring
- Hat + sunscreen
- Good walking shoes
- Insect repellent
- 3L water bottle
- Swimwear + towel
- Sleeping bag (hire for $30/person)
- A sense of adventure