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  • Camp under the stars in swags
  • Hike among gorges and waterholes at Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
  • Walk around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Explore the underground town of Coober Pedy – Opal Capital of the World
Join us for this 5-night camping exploration of some remarkable national parks and natural Australian landmarks in the Australian outback.

Upon leaving Alice Springs we hit the desert road headed for Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru! Learn about the indigenous culture around Uluru and how important it is today, all while admiring the unbelievable size and bright red colour. Settle in for some of the best sunsets you will ever see.

After sleeping comfortably under the stars in a swag around the campfire, we wake up early and hike the Valley of the Winds hike at Kata Tjuta.

Day three, we hit the desert highway again bound for another camping night in Kings Canyon. Be blown away by the Kings Canyon Rim Hike in Watarrka National Park, some of the most spectacular rock formations you will see.

As we make our way down the Stuart highway we stay one night in the famous ‘underground’ town, Coober Pedy. Here, you will feed orphaned Kangaroo’s, dig for opals at the Opal Mine Museum and sleep underground like the locals.

We spend our last night in the southern Flinders Ranges and visit the stunning Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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Nick M From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“Had a great tour on the Rock to Water tour with Sam. Sam was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information on the flora and fauna and history during the tour. There were lots of jokes and stories on the way and the group got along really well together. The food cooked by Sam was great as well! Would highly recommend the tour! Thanks Sam!”
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Laura From England At
5 - Excellent
“I cant recommend Groovy grapes enough, by far the BEST tour company i have travelled with. From a fun filled day on the Barossa valley to the rock tour experience i will never forget. Both guides (Jerry then Jase) were extremely passionate about their jobs passing on as much local info as they could and having lots of laughs along the way. The itineraries were great and certainly packed in as much as there was to offer, you definitely get your money's worth out of these tours. I will treasure the memories made which will stay with me forever, Big love Groovy Grapes.”
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Rebekka Engel From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“I did the rock 2 water tour last week. It was a great trip and I found my new favorite part of Australia! Sleeping under the stars and experiencing the magic of Uluru is definitely something you shouldn't miss. Thanks Shane for being such an amazing tour guide I learnd a lot about the Aboriginal culture and enjoyed the jam sesions in the car.”
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Sue Miles From USA At
5 - Excellent
“We have recently done a rock 2 water 6 day Alice to Adelaide tour. (Started 7th Feb 2018) The whole experience from start to finish was first class. Shane the tour guide was fantastic. His knowledge was exceptional on all subjects and he kept the whole bus entertained, with his information and stories. His attention to detail enabled the trip to function without a single hiccup and the travellers in the bus gelled as a result. We felt safe at all times and the only disappointing aspect was finishing the trip and saying goodbye at the end. Thanks Shane and Groovy Grapes for a memorable 6 days.”
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From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru – it’s awesome! We learn about the region’s indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There’s no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Camping
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for a sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds, with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. If your feeling adventurous, fall from the skies with our adrenaline option, skydive over Uluru (extra cost). After lunch, we drive to an authentic station where we set up camp for the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive red sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture. This afternoon we drive to one of our campsites at Kulgera, Erldunda or bush camp in swags.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hostel
We hit the highway to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you will notice the incredible change of scenery from mulga woodlands to vast open plains. We will get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town and sift for our own opals. The 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. Soon after you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do – underground!
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way, we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We’ll stop en-route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the river red gum trees.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We enjoy a morning walk through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide arriving at approximately 5pm.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • All meals
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Transportation
  • Hostel/Hotel pick up
  • 3 nights camping and 2 nights dorm share accommodation
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Sleeping Bag Hire
what's excluded
  • Insurance
  • Optional Activities
Tour details
Availability Every Wed & Sun
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 Alice Springs, 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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