Outback Explorer: Uluru to Adelaide

There are some 1,600 kilometres between you and your Uluru to Adelaide tour, spanning the Northern Territory and Adelaide in South Australia. Once you’ve spent sunrises and sunsets gazing over the world’s biggest monolith, take in vastness of the Australian outback between ‘The Rock’ and the SA capital, breaking your journey with Coober Pedy tours and Port Augusta tours.
Tour details
Tour Provider AATKings
Price From
Number of Days
Start Location
Uluru, Australia
End Location
Adelaide, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 45+
Group Size
20 to 45
Tour Style
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Uluru - Coober Pedy
There’s something starkly beautiful about the Australian outback. The pindan soil, silvery gums, horizon-busting skies, vast swathes of sun-baked nothingness. This is your backdrop as you cross from the Northern Territory into South Australia, ready to get deep at your destination. Coober Pedy, known as ‘the opal capital of the world’, is all lunar landscapes at the surface, and psychedelic colours underground. Locals not only mine rainbow hued opals in a vast network of subterranean tunnels, but also live here, go to church here and send their kids to school here. You’ll get to bed down in an underground hotel as well. Nature’s air-conditioning.
Coober Pedy - Port Augusta
It’s hard to imagine landscapes more dramatic than those you’ve experienced so far. But nature ups the ante at Lake Hart, a vast saltpan that sparked a community in the 1930s. Today, it’s all but deserted, adding to the ethereal atmosphere. The vastness of the South Australian outback was no doubt one of the reasons why it was chosen to become the world’s largest military land base. Believe it or not, Woomera has been a testing base for atomic bombs, ballistic missiles and satellite boosters. Mull over that en route to SA’s natural harbour of Port Augusta.
Port Augusta - Adelaide
The Wadlata Outback Centre was created to decode some of the countryside you’ve been traversing over the past two days. Come face-to-face with giant ripper lizards, journey back in time to when dinosaurs roamed this land, and meet some of the people who first owned, explored and settled the region – as well as some of those who live here today. There are fossils and more opals, and interactive exhibits; have you ever tried Morse code? All this outback is thirsty work. Thankfully the Clare Valley is on the horizon. Gather in the cellar door at historic Knappstein Wines to find out just why their riesling takes home so many awards. Their other drops are pretty tasty, too.
Farewell from Adelaide
While your AAT Kings journey comes to an end, we seriously hope you have plans to linger in (and around) the South Australian capital, ready for your next Adelaide tour. From its wineries to its epic Central Market, there’s a reason why this part of the state attracts some of Australia’s most innovative bakers, makers, growers, producers and vintners. Dig in!
  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide • Centrally located premium hotels
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
13 Jul 2024 16 Jul 2024 Available $2,508
10 Aug 2024 13 Aug 2024 Available $2,508
14 Jun 2025 17 Jun 2025 Available $3,099
12 Jul 2025 15 Jul 2025 Available $3,099
09 Aug 2025 12 Aug 2025 Available $3,099