All about the 6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour

This tour takes you from the rolling hills around Adelaide to the red dirt of the outback in Alice SpringsSpend some nights camping in a swag under the southern sky. The opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy is no other place in Australia. 'Noodle' for opals, hang out with some rescued joeys and spend the night in a subterranean bunker. See the best of Australia’s iconic Red Centre on guided walks around Uluru, Kings Canyon and the ancient red domes of Kata Tjuja. The outback landscape is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. Learn about their special connection to the land on our guided walks.

Sunset and sunrise at Uluru included this is a short but sweet outback adventure tour!

 

6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour Itinerary - 6 days

  • Day 1 Adelaide to Quorn
    Day one of your outback adventure we start by driving through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region. Then its north into our rugged Australian Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy a medium grade hike in Alligator Gorge for the most idyllic experience of the entire surrounds. Your first night will be spent in a comfy dormitory style accommodation in the historic town of Quorn. (LD)
  • Day 2 Quorn to Coober Pedy
    After an early start we drive to Coober Pedy, where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals comes from. On the drive you are likely to spot a lot of Australian native wildlife Kangaroo's, emu's and eagles, so keep your eyes peeled. The landscape here at Coober Pedy is like you’ve landed on Mars. Enjoy a tour of an opal mine and there’s time to view the underground attractions of Coober Pedy. After a visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage and dinner you will sleep underground like the locals do in accommodation. (BLD)
  • Day 3 Coober Pedy to Uluru
    It’s a big day driving 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. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.(BLD)
  • Day 4 Kings Canyon and Uluru
    We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place. (BLD)
  • Day 5 Uluru
    We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at The Rock’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options. Optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Bike Safaris) are available at Kings Creek Station. (BLD)
  • Day 6 Kata Tjuta
    After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arrive approximately at 6:30 pm. Drop off at Uluru available after lunch. (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
A fun adventure from Adelaide to Alice Springs with a bit of swag camping on the way. Perfect outback experience. With sunset and sunrise at Uluru ticked off your 'must see in Australia' checklist. Is this tour suitable for me? This tour has around 4 hours walks over rough terrain, so a good fitness level is required. You can take the hikes at a steady pace. You will also sleep out under the stars in swags, so be prepared for some outback camping on this tour.

6 Day Adelaide To Alice Springs Rock Patrol Tour Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: RPGG
$915
Camping + 1 night multi-share. For travel BEFORE 1 April 2018.
$1280
Camping (2 nights) + Twin or Double (3 nights) 1 x ensuite. For travel BEFORE 1 April 2018.
$1550
Camping (2 nights) + Single (3 nights) 1 x ensuite. For travel BEFORE 1 April 2018.
$945
Camping + 1 night multi-share. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018
$1345
Camping (2 nights) + Twin or Double (3 nights) 1 x ensuite. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018.
$1640
Camping (2 nts) + Single (3 nights) 1 x ensuite. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018

Departure information

Starts

Tuesdays and Saturdays (plus Thursdays December to March) except Oct, 18, Nov, 21 and 30 Dec 2017 and 25 and 27 Dec 2018,  1 Jan 2019

Ends
Alice Springs


This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Camping/dorm customers will spend 2 nights in a dorm and 3 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 2 nights in a private room with private facilities, 2 nights camping in swags and dome tents and 1 night in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
  • Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people traveling together.
  • Sleeping bags are included for twin/double/single customers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 fee to their guide on departure. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at time of booking.
  • You can finish your Rock Patrol Tour from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock Campground Reception. The drop off time will be 12.30 (after lunch) at Ayers Rock Public Campground Reception. Book flights out of Ayers Rock for after 1330.

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