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  • Camp under the stars in swags
  • Explore the underground town of Coober Pedy – Opal Capital of the World
  • Walk around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
This is a 5-night exploration of some remarkable national parks and natural Australian landmarks in the outback.

As we leave Adelaide you will notice the scenery change into rolling hills and vineyards as we enter a world-famous wine region known as the Clare Valley. That afternoon we explore the Southern Flinders Ranges and take a hike in Mount Remarkable National Park before settling underneath the gum trees for a night.

The next day we hit the Stuart Highway headed for the underground town known as Coober Pedy, here you will meet and feed orphaned Kangaroos and sift through the red dirt to find opals. Day three, we make our way to Watarrka National Park where the jaw-dropping Kings Canyon awaits to be discovered.

Our last two nights are spent around the sacred rock known as Uluru, where we enjoy the spectacular red and pink sunrises and sunsets and learn all about the local aboriginal culture.
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
Great Tour
Jing B From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“Did the Rock patrol Adelaide to Alice tour this past July and IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY! My group size was just right that there were enough new faces to meet without feeling like number. Shoutout to Andrew for being an awesome guide and go out of the group's way to drop me at the airport for my outbound flight, fellow group members for the vibe, and all the places that the tour took me to. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an awesome experience in the Outback”
Fantastic tour with lots of fun
Deb A From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Had lots of fun, met many people from different countries, enjoyed sleeping under the stars and the great team work we had going to complete our chores. Guide Bronnie was fantastic.”
Rock Patrol
Lukas Klink From England At
5 - Excellent
“I did the 6 day 5 nights Rock patrol Tour with Groovygrapes, and first I was a little bit afraid that it's getting boring pretty fast, due to the fact what I thought it's just driving... BUT from day one I felt like very welcomed everyone was so kind too each other, and we get along nicely each other quite fast. And to be honest we had the best guide ever from A to Z it was just perfect his name is Shane, if you read this buddy you're the best, thanks for that!!! What really amazed me about him was his knowledge about aboriginal culture, very interesting. Besides that he really didn't felt like a guide too us, he became a friend instead what made our experience with Groovygrapes even better. Overall I have to say that Groovygrapes is a very good Tour operator. Thank you Groovygrapes for the overall experience, definitely can recommend it for everyone!!”
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Corina Schmidt From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“I just want to let you know that my tour was a blast. I haven't expected such an amazing time. And it was not only to be a member of these customers joining. It was because of our tour guides / your company employees. First Con the driver. Surprised to hear it was just his 6th tour! Born a tour guide I would say. Wonderful guy, cook of the year and such a nice, helpful kind of person. I felt save and comfortable throughout the whole long trip! And our second tour guide Dan. Just impressed of all his knowledge about the aboriginal people, he shared all of this with us. We could see a place where the children go to swim. He prescribed how they live and which plants they use. All the stories belonging to the Uluru and other places. I understand now how they live much better. He spotted a thorny devil during driving so we stopped and he caught it. Such an amazing animal. Once in a lifetime!! I'm sure this is not a common thing during the tour. And his jokes made the trip even more special! The best tour guide you could wish for. Experienced and social and the heart in the right place. I wouldn't miss one day of this trip. Thanks so much to both guides for the best trip of my life so far. I will highly recommend you!”
Camping
We start our adventure travelling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region, but soon enough we’re heading into the rugged Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changing landscapes. Wildlife, such as kangaroos, emus and eagles will scatter as road trains thunder across a landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. On a tour of an underground Opal Mine and Museum, you’ll learn about the history of Coober Pedy. A highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Tonight, we sleep like the locals do – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at Uluru’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arriving approximately at 6:30pm.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • All meals
  • 4 nights camping + 1 night dormitory accommodation
  • National Park entry fees
  • Hostel/Hotel pick up
  • Transportation
what's excluded
  • Insurance
  • Optional Activities
Tour details
Availability Every Tue & Sat
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 21 participants
Minimum Participants 4 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Adelaide, Australia
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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