6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Explorer

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Capture the ancient spirit of the outback on this 6-day adventure from Alice Springs to Adelaide. Take a tour around Uluru with an Aboriginal guide, discover the Lost City in the Kings Canyon, head underground in the �Opal Capital of the World� to learn all about these precious stones, explore the historic township of Port Augusta, and drive through the Clare Valley wine region. This is a journey through the heartland of Australia, rich in indigenous culture and enchanting natural beauty.

6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide Explorer
From$832 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee
  • Mala cultural interpretative walk
  • Uluru Cultural Centre
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
  • Josephines Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Underground Mine & Opal Tour

Tour Info

Code AD-PASAE6
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 6 Days
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Note

It Departs From Ayers Rock ( Uluru) as well.

Vehicle Private vehicle
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 06.00 am
Finish Adelaide @ 05.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

/Kata Tjuta/Uluru

Welcome to Alice Springs. Kick off your adventure with a visit to an authentic outback camel farm where you can choose to ride a camel (at your own expense). From here it's off to Uluru (Ayers Rock) for lunch, before exploring the 36 rocky landforms of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). In the evening, watch the sun set over Uluru with a glass of wine and a 1,000 star dinner awaits you back at camp. With the red earth beneath your feet and the starry sky overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of local food and wine.

Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately one hour.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Fee

Meals Included

Lunch

Dinner

An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala Aboriginal people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal guide. Once you've had lunch, perhaps purchase some Indigenous art and craft at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

Mala cultural interpretative walk

Uluru Cultural Centre

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Put your hiking shoes on after breakfast and head out to explore the formations and towering rock faces of Kings Canyon. The sheer size of the canyon is breathtaking. Trek for 6 kilometres along the Rim Walk, which takes you through a natural amphitheatre, past the striped sandstone domes of the 'lost city' and into the green oasis of the Garden of Eden. Stop for lunch before making your way to a campsite on the homestead of Erldunda, where you'll spend the night.

Note: Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking time is approximately two and half hours hour.

Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Depart early this morning and make your way to Coober Pedy, crossing the Northern Territory/South Australian border on the way (approximately five hours in total). Take a break in the outback town of Marla, where you can buy lunch and stretch your legs. Coober Pedy is known as 'The Opal Capital of the World' and was one of the locations used to film the third Mad Max movie. Due to extremely hot temperatures in the area most of the town is constructed underground, with residents living in cave-like houses carved into the hillsides.

Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the town, underground opal mine and museum. End the day hanging out with some rescued joeys at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight stay in a multi-share underground bunkhouse in Coober Pedy.

Note: Total driving time today is around four and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.

Accommodation

Underground Multishare (1 night)

Included Activities

Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage

Underground Mine & Opal Tour

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

After breakfast continue your journey south along the Stuart Highway. Stop at the small town of Glendambo (population 30) before continuing onto see some salt lakes. Pass by the rocket-launching town of Woomera, which was once part of a military test site. Afterwards, make your way to Port Augusta for lunch (at your own expense) and then cross over the Pichi Richi Pass towards Quorn, which is the historical railway township at the entrance to Richman Valley. Stay in private accommodation at the The Mill Lodge tonight, where you'll also have dinner.

Note: Total driving time today is around six hours. Total walking time is approximately half an hour.

Accommodation

Dormitory (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

In the morning, eat a big breakfast and hike up one of the many peaks in the Flinders Ranges. Make your way back to Adelaide through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Clare Valley, arriving in the early evening. As your journey comes to an end here, we will drop you at your Adelaide city accommodation.

Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours.

Meals Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Included

  • Experienced guide
  • national park entry
  • meals as indicated -5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • accommodation transfers
  • Aboriginal cultural interpretive walk*
  • Standard Accommodation: Dormitory (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Underground Multishare (1 night)

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • hat and sunscreen
  • towel and toiletries
  • warm clothing in winter 
  • water bottle, torch
  • insect repellent
  • camera
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (can be purchased ).

Accommodation

Dormitory (1 night), Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (3 nights), Underground Multishare (1 night)

ACCOMMODATION: This trip is BASIX level camping accommodation. Basix accommodation consists of simple permanent twin share tents with single sleeping platforms. Each sleeping platform has a rubber sleeping mat, we also have swags (Aussie bed rolls) available at our campsites if you would like to experience sleeping in a swag. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag or pre-purchase one from us. Please also provide your own pillow if you wish. In Coober Pedy and Quorn we offer multishare mixed gender accommodation (underground bunkhouse, and lodge). Families will stay in private rooms.

 

AD-PASAE6 - Basix Trip start Alice Springs

AD-PASAE6Y - Basix Trip start Yulara

 

Night 1: Yulara - Simple permanent tents

Night 2: Kings Canyon - Simple permanent tents

Night 3: Erldunda - Simple permanent tents

Night 4: Coober Pedy - Underground multishare bunkhouse

Night 5: Quorn - multishare lodge

 

MULTISHARE ACCOMMODATION:

For BASIX travellers, when not camping the standard accommodation is multishare, and may be in mixed-sex dorms. Families traveling with children under the age of 18 will stay in private rooms (subject to availability). Please ask our Reservations team for more information.

 

FINISH TIMES:

Our trips generally finish early evening. We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day. We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel.

 Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details.
  • Tour commences in Alice Springs at approximately 06:00am and finishes in Adelaide day 6 at approx 6pm
  • Onward Travel must be booked the following day
  • This trip requires a sleeping bag
  • Please note pick up times from Ayers Rock Resort vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes. Please contact our Reservations team for further information. The free Yulara Airport Shuttle is available from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookings are required, just look for the shuttle out the front of the airport once luggage has been collected. Lunch is not included on Day 1.
  • Upgrade accommodation is budget style and may be located on different premises to dorm.
  • This trip is made up of 2 separate tours, so you may travel with a different guide and passengers on each section.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag.  You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  •  The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

 


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