Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

6 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs

This 6 day adventure from Adelaide to Alice Springs is the perfect outback experience. 

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This tour takes you from the rolling hills around Adelaide to the red dirt of the outback in Alice Springs. The opal-mining outpost of Coober Pedy is no other place in Australia. See the best of Australia’s iconic Red Centre on guided walks around Uluru, Kings Canyon and the ancient red domes of Kata Tjuta. The outback landscape is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. Learn about their special connection to the land on our guided walks and with sunset and sunrise at Uluru this ticks off your Australia's ‘must do’ list.

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Day 1: Adelaide to Flinders Ranges 

Barely 100 clicks north of Adelaide lies the Clare Valley, an undulating sprawl of vineyards, wine cellars and quaint bluestone cottages. Renowned for its production of world-class Rieslings, this is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions – and one of its prettiest too. On the drive through to Wilpena Pound you’ll be treated to some extraordinary views of the Flinders Ranges, which, stretching for over 430 km across South Australia, are the state’s biggest mountain range. Arriving at our accommodation tonight, we’ll enjoy a dinner and retire for the night in our quad-share accommodation in The Mill, in the historic Mid-North town of Quorn. 

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Day 2: Flinders ranges to Coober Pedy

After a morning walk, we’ll leave the beautiful Flinders Ranges behind and cruise towards the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy. The weather here during Summer is so hot that life’s better lived underground. After taking a guided tour of this subterranean society, and checking into your Coober Pedy accommodation. Try your luck ‘noodling’ for opals before we head out for dinner (own expense). 

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Day 3: Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon 

We’ll be honest, there’s a fair bit of driving today. From Coober Pedy we travel across the Moon Plains, past the Dingo Fence, past Breakaways Reserve, and into Kings Canyon. Make sure you have your iPhone fully charged and your neck cushion handy. 

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Day 4: Kings Canyon to Uluru 

With its 300-metre high sandstone walls, hidden waterholes, fern forests, chasms, canyons and caverns, Watarrka National Park is central Australia’s answer to an oasis. The highlight attractions here are the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre and the Lost City – all sites you’ll get to visit on the Rim Walk. Following lunch it’s onto our campsite at Yulara, but not before watching a dazzling Uluru Sunset! 

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Day 5: Kata Tjuta 

Translating to the Pitjantjatjara word for ‘Many Heads’, the 36 bornhardts of Kata Tjuta are a defining feature of the Red Centre landscape both topographically and spiritually. Rising 546 m above the surrounding plain, Mt. Olga’s tip is the highest point for miles around, while the site’s ridges and ravines are closely connected with numerous indigenous creation-time stories. Many of these stories are kept secret from outsiders, but you’ll learn a little about the local Anangu culture, and come to appreciate the beauty of their land, on a guided walk. 

Tonight you can sleep in a permanent tent or curl up in a swag (Aussie bedroll) as you watch the desert sun set over Uluru and enjoy a night under the outback stars. 

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Day 6: Uluru to Alice Springs

Uluru isn’t Coober Pedy, but it still gets pretty hot here come midday. If you’re keen to beat the heat on a walk around the rock’s base, we recommend an early rise. Uluru holds great significance to the local Anangu people, and appreciating this is key to appreciating Uluru itself. An indigenous guide will explain a little about the land during a cultural interpretative walk, after which there’s the opportunity to learn more at the onsite Cultural Centre. This afternoon we’ll drive to our final destination, the outback town of Alice Springs. 

This tour can be linked with the following tours

3 day Uluru

Want to see the Red Centre's greatest natural attractions in under three days? Easy. Jump on this trip and you'll get to admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon – the Lost City, Amphitheatre, Garden of Eden and North and South Walls – and weave through the gigantic boulders and gullies of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Wet Season

On this 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield wet season adventure you will get to swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park. Learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values), travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise.

3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Dry Season

On this 3 day Kakadu and Litchfield dry season adventure you will get to swim in plunge pools under waterfalls in Litchfield National Park. Learn about Aboriginal Culture from your guide at the Aboriginal art sites of Nourlangie and Ubirr and explore the landscape and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural values), travel along rocky 4-wheel drive tracks and take part in an iconic Yellow Waters Cruise.

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