The price quoted on the departure date for ''more than a day'' tours covers all days of the tour.
Duration Six days
Operates Tues, Sat (April to November)
Tues, Thurs, Sat (Dec to March)
Destinations Alice Springs, Coober Pedy (SA), Flinders Ranges (SA), Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Departs from Adelaide (SA)
Departure/Pickup Instructions Pick up available for Adelaide hotels/hostels
Departure Time From 6.30am
Returns/Ends At Approx 6.30pm (Alice Springs)
Suitable for Groovy Grape Tours caters especially for the youth, adventure traveller and backpacker who want fun informative adventurous trips. We are a young, active and energetic tour company: our tours and passengers reflect this.
Itinerary Day 1 With an early start, we head north through one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley. We enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and after lunch hike through the stunning ancient quartzite cut to form Alligator Gorge. Tonight we camp, amongst the redgum trees of Stony Creek.
Day 2 After breakfast we head to Coober Pedy, home to 80% of the world’s opal and a landscape a lot like Mars. We take a tour of an opal mine and check out some of the town’s unique underground attractions. We also make some new friends at Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage. Tonight we sleep like the locals – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.
Day 3 We head towards Uluru. On arrival we set up camp and go out for our first Uluru sunset. Nothing really prepares you for The Rock – it’s awesome!
Day 4 After another fantastic breakfast we enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru and spend time learning about the Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. We return to the campground for lunch and spend the rest of day soaking up the magic of Uluru.
Day 5 Up with the birds for breakfast, today it’s at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). We hike the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations. Lunch is at the campground, with a departure for the bar and swimming pool at Kings Creek Station ‘just down the road’.
Day 6 We walk Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. The cool water hole in the Garden of Eden is just so special. After lunch we cruise into Alice Springs to arrive at approximately 6:30pm.
Inclusions Groovy Grape's trips are all inclusive. All meals, accommodation and National Park fees are included. No nasty surprises!
All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners), 4 nights camping under the stars in swags + 1 night underground bunkhouse accommodation & National Park entry fees
Exclusions Sleeping bag hire (optional)
Fitness Level Reasonable level of fitness required
What To Bring Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, 2L water bottle, swim wear, towel, sleeping bag (or hire one from us for $20). Otherwise all the usual stuff, and most important a sense of adventure!
Child Policies Children under 10 not permitted.
Child's rate applies to those 10 - 14 years.