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ADELAIDE TO ALICE SPRINGS TOURS OVERLAND

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Tour Code: AT-2AA
Duration:  7 Days / 6 nights
Operates: Wednesdays year-round
Departs: from Adelaide 6:30am
Returns: to Alice Springs 6:00pm
Vehicle: Air Conditioned Mini-bus
Max Passengers: 24

from $980

Terms & Conditions

  • Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours

  • Meals as Indicated – 6B, 7L, 6D

  • 1 Night Camping (with basic facilities)

  • 1 Night Camping (with shared facilities)

  • 3 Nights Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)

  • 1 Night Underground Multishare

  • All National Park Entrance Fees

  • Josephines Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage

  • Guided Mala Indigenous interpretive walk

  • Uluru Culture Centre

  • Kings Canyon Hike

  • Highly Experienced Driver / Guide

  • Informative Tour Commentary

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ADELAIDE TO ALICE SPRINGS TOURS

7 DAY TOUR

$980 Adults

 

Get set for a rugged outback adventure. Watch the landscapes change as you leave Adelaide, passing through one of their finest wine regions and then on to the stunning Flinders Ranges. Take the road less travelled along the Oodnadatta Track, passing by the epic Lake Eyre salt lake along the way. Try your luck at finding some opals in the strange underground town of Coober Pedy. Then immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of the Red Centre by hiking through the domes of Kata Tjuta, watching the colours change over Uluru and hiking around the magical Kings Canyon, before finishing Adelaide to Alice Springs tours.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • HIKE THE BEAUTIFUL FLINDERS RANGES

  • EXPLORE PART OF THE OODNADATTA TRACK

  • GET CREATIVE AT LAKE EYRE

  • WORLD’S LARGEST CATTLE STATION

  • STAY UNDERGROUND IN COOBER PEDY, MINE FOR OPALS

  • VISIT A KANGAROO ORPHANAGE

  • EXPERIENCE ULURU AT SUNRISE AND SUNSET

  • SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

  • INDIGENOUS CULTURAL WALK AND CREATION STORIES

  • OPTIONAL HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER ULURU ($150 EACH)

  • WORLD HERITAGE LISTED ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK

Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours

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$980
  • 7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours
  • Adult prices apply to +18yrs old
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 7 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours Overland 

Explore the wilderness of the Flinders Ranges. Experience some of its finest scenery during a hike and the drive through the ranges and spend the night there camped under the stars. Enjoy a real Australian outback adventure with a journey down part of the Oodnadatta Track. Along the way we stop by at Lake Eyre, the country’s largest salt lake. Have your cameras handy! The salty background makes for some funny and creative photos which trick the eyes!

Experience an underground town when we visit Coober Pedy. Temperatures can get so hot here, the townspeople decided it was more comfortable to move underground! We’ll take a town tour and stay in an underground bunkhouse. Try your luck here ‘noodling’ for opals, a truly unique souvenir if you can find one! Feel connected to the land during your visit to Uluru. The Anangu have a deeply spiritual connection here and you can get an appreciation for this at the Culture Centre and on the Anangu guided Mala Walk at the base. Be swept away by the beauty of the rock on the base walk and the sunset and sunrise viewings, where you can literally see the colours changing over the rock as the sun fades.

Explore the Kata Tjuta domes. They may be lesser known than Uluru, but they are no less impressive. We’ll take a hike through the Valley of the Winds, winding through among the formations with views over the landscape. Be surprised by Kings Canyon. The first part may be challenging, but once you have reached the top you’ll be rewarded with the most impressive canyon and landscape views. Peer into the Canyon itself, look out over the surrounding landscape, discover the Lost City and Garden of Eden and look out for bush foods.

**This tour is operated by Adventure Tours Australia in partnership with Autopia Tours.

Day 1 - Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges

We leave behind the bustle of Adelaide early and head into the beautiful wine country of Clare for a coffee stop, as we make our way to Wilpena Pound in the stunning Flinders Ranges. The views on the drive in to the ranges will have you excited for our afternoon hike! You’ll be amazed at the colours of the rocks here and we’ll spend our first night as a group camping in the ranges. Around 5 hours travel time. (L,D)

Day 2 - Oodnadatta Track and Lake Eyre

 Today we make our way along the famous Oodnadatta Track, an outback road which follows almost the same path as one of the earliest explorers in the region, John McDouall Stuart, on his quest to reach the northern shoreline from Adelaide to Alice Springs tours. Along the way, we’ll make a stop at Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre, where you can get creative for some funny and interesting photos! We’ll spend the night camped out in William Creek. Around 8 hours travel time. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Outback and Coober Pedy

 Today we pass through the world’s largest cattle station, Anna Creek Station. At 24,000km2, this is some 7 times larger than the biggest ranch in Texas and almost the size of some countries like Israel and Belgium! In the afternoon, we’ll explore the unusual opal-mining town of Coober Pedy, where the temperatures get so high people have decided to live underground! We’ll take a guided tour of this unique town and then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Have a go at finding some opals or visit a kangaroo orphanage before spending the night in an underground bunkhouse. Around 6.5 hours travelled. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Coober Pedy to Yulara

A day to get to know your fellow travellers and sit back and watch the scenery. There’s a fair bit of distance to cover today, but you’ll get a real appreciation for the sheer size of this country and the remoteness of the Red Centre. We’ll make a stop at the dingo fence, used to protect sheep in the south from dingoes found further north. Around 8.5 hours travelled. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Kata Tjuta and Uluru

First up we head to Kata Tjuta, a striking formation of red conglomerate domes rising out of the desert. Here we’ll walk the Valley of the Winds and take in the rugged beauty of the landscape. Enjoy a Red Centre sunset viewing the colours change on Uluru and then spend the evening relaxed in your swag under the brilliant central sky or in a permanent tent. Around 2.5 hours travelled. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

Next up is Uluru! Another early start for sunrise viewing and then we can really appreciate the size of this rock with a base walk around the bottom. We’ll join an Anangu guide for the Mala section of the walk to learn about indigenous culture and some of the Anangu creation stories. This area is highly significant to the Anangu people and understanding their culture will give you a new appreciation of the land here. We also make a stop at the Cultural Centre where you can learn more about the traditional indigenous lifestyle once lived here and view indigenous artworks. Take the option for a helicopter flight over Uluru if you wish (own expense) and then after lunch we head over to Kings Canyon campground for the night. Around 4 hours travel time. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs

This morning we get to explore the wonders of Kings Canyon on a 6km hike around the rim. The steps at the beginning may seem tough, but once you reach the top be prepared for some spectacular views over the surrounding landscape! You’ll also come across bush foods, the hidden waterhole known as the Garden of Eden and the strange formations nicknamed the Lost City. If 6km sounds a bit too much, you can take the easier Creek Walk through the bottom instead and enjoy the natural bushland at your leisure. After lunch, we make our way to our final destination of Alice Springs. Around 5 hours travelled. (B,L) Although there are no formal activities booked for the evening in Alice Springs, groups usually organise a get together for a final meal and drinks together (at your own expense).

Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours Packing Tips

  • 1.5 Litre Water Bottle
  • Sleeping Bag, not available for purchase onboard
  • 15kg soft luggage and small day bag
  • Any medications you usually take
  • Please ensure you pack appropriately, all weather conditions
  • Warm jacket, thermals, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months
  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes with tread
  • Hat, sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Swimmers, towel & toilettes 
  • Camp torch/headlamp
  • Camera
Uluru helicopter flight – $150 per person, minimum of 2 people per flight. 

 

Book direct with Uluru helicopter flight

Please note this tour is not operated by us and can have different terms and conditions. We recommend you visit their website for all the details. Weather can impact on these tours, which is outside of our control. Tours may be cancelled, in which case a full refund will be issued by Uluru helicopter flight.

Departure Point 

Default departure location: Adelaide Central YHA, 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide @ 6:30 am (view Map)
Please arrive 15mins prior to the departure time.

Departs Adelaide

  • Please bring your own sleeping bag on Adelaide to Alice Springs Tours, as they are not available for purchase or hire.
  • This tour and vehicle is not suitable for children or infants. Minimum age is 18 years old.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks, you will need to be prepared for walk between 3-9 km on some days.
  • This tour covers long distances and there is often little or no phone signal, a satellite phone is carried your guide encase of emergencies.
  • We recommend pre-booking any optional activities in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • We also recommend all guests have travel insurance organised prior to departure.

Accommodation

  • Accommodation each night is basic, with most nights camping in an Aussie swag or dome tents. Facilities can be quite basic most nights with showers not available every evening. You may not be able to charge devices most evenings.
  • Please have Alice Springs accommodation arranged prior to departure, as accommodation there can get busy and there will be limited opportunity to book along the way.

Food & Dietary Requirements

  • Your guide will prepare most of the meals whilst on tour, but you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. 
  • Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they notify their travel agents or us at the time of booking.
  • Food is purchased prior to the commencement of this tour and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing.

Reconfirming Your Booking

  • Please reconfirm at least 48-hours prior to departure and notify us of any dietary requirements, medical conditions.
  • This will give you the opportunity to reconfirm your pickup location and departure time too.
  • Providing a travelling contact phone number prior to departure, makes it easier for us to find you during morning pickups

Arriving into Alice Springs

  • Please avoid arranging flights out of Alice Springs until the following day after the tour finishes, in case of any delays due to traffic.
  • Guests can’t be dropped off at Alice Springs airport.
 

 

 

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