7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Adventure Tour

7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Adventure Tour

7 day tour starting in Adelaide, South Australia ending in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. An Adventure tour include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna Gorge, and underground tour and sleep over in Coober Pedy, Enjoy the surise and learn about Aboriginal culture at Ayres Rock (Uluru) Then move forward to Olgas and Kings Canyon and finally reach your destination at Alice Springs.

Tour Highlights

  • Coober Pedy
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Parachilna Gorge
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Wilpena Pound
  • Katherine Gorge
  • Nitmiluk National Park

Tour Info

Code GP-07
Style
  • Road Trip
Duration 7 Days
Price From $975
Departures

First Friday of each month

Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability Open Age
Start Adelaide @ 6.00
Finish Alice Springs @ 6.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

We escape the city heading north to the Flinders Ranges and the starting point for our outback desert adventure. Passing through small country towns like Quorn and Hawker, the scenery gradually changes to the legendary landscapes of the oldest continent on earth. Tonight we stay at Angorichina, in the magnificent Parachilna Gorge.

Destination outback, with a day of driving the dirt road ahead of us. Along the Oodnadatta Track, we follow the Old Ghan Railway and its long abandoned railway settlements. This is remote territory, with red, stony plains stretching to the horizon. We traverse the bottom of Lake Eyre, Australia's largest salt lake. We then stop at Coward Springs for a relaxing, all-natural spa. At William Creek (SA's smallest town) we camp under the desert stars and drink a beer in the iconic Aussie pub with the locals.

Taking an isolated track through Anna Creek, the world's largest cattle station, we head for the opal capital of the world - Coober Pedy. We take an underground tour to learn about the history of Coober Pedy and its opal. Free time is available to explore the charms of the town, such as Josephine's Kangaroo Orphanage and Aboriginal Art Gallery or "noodle" for opals on your own. Tonight we sleep like the locals do, underground in bunkhouse accommodation.

It's a big day of driving up the Stuart Highway to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with several pit stops en-route. We set up camp at Ayers Rock Resort Campground, for nights four and five before watching the sunset over Uluru, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.

A sunrise breakfast at Uluru, followed by a guided cultural walk around the base. Hear about Tjukurpa, the religious and social beliefs of the Anangu people leading you to an understanding of the cultural landscape. We visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, before heading back to the camp for lunch and later, another stunning Uluru sunset.

We spend the morning at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), hiking the magnificent Valley of the Winds followed by lunch and an afternoon drive to Watarrka (Kings Canyon). Camping tonight at Kings Creek.

A morning at the spectacular Watarrka, through the sandstone domes and down into the Garden of Eden. We return to camp for lunch and then begin our journey to our final destination, Alice Springs where we arrive at approximately 6.30pm.

Inclusions

  • All meals (6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 6 Dinners),
  • 5 nights camping under the stars in swags + 1 night underground bunkhouse accommodation
  •  National Park entry fees

What to Bring

  • Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, 2L water bottle, swimwear, towel and sleeping bag ( or hire one from us for $20). Otherwise, bring all the usual stuff – and, most importantly, a sense of adventure!

Optionals

  •  Mountain bike ride through Parachilna Gorge,
  • Scenic flights at William Creek, Camel Safaris,
  • Helicopter Flights,
  • Quad Safaris at Kings Creek Station 
  • Skydiving at Ayers Rock

 

Accommodation Upgrades

  • Dome Tents, Double Swags
  • Private single, twin or double rooms – Subject to availability
  • 2 nights at Ayers Rock Resort Campground are essential camping nights

Note

  • The Ayers Rock Resort has a swimming pool, wi-fi, shopping centre, bank and laundry facilities.
  • We may adapt our hikes in Watarrka (King’s Canyon) if it’s too hot.         
  • Some hikes involve steep climbs and requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Pickups from Adelaide City from 6:45am and North Adelaide at 7:20am