Most travellers first outback adventure starts when they head north of Adelaide and travel through the Flinders Ranges, then up to Alice Springs via Coober Pedy and the Red Centre.




Adelaide to Alice Springs


This is where most travellers first outback adventure occurs.

Including all the iconic places like Uluru, The Olgas. Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon.  On the way from Adelaide there are also amazing areas like the Flinders Ranges National Park (inc Wilpena Pound) and  the Opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy .


The adventurous traveller when leaving Kings Canyon would then head via the Mereenie Loop and the West MacDonnell Ranges and see Glen Helen, Ormiston & Serpentine Gorges before reaching your final destination of Alice Springs.


You will need an access permit to travel the Mereenie Loop.  Currently it costs $2.20 per vehicle and can be obtained from the Kings Canyon Resort.  For more information click on this link  Mereenie Loop Permit Details


 Also if possible use Curtin Springs as your base while exploring Uluru & the Olgas has they provide a free campsite and also they only charge a couple of dollars for a hot shower, compared to the $20 per person that the Ayers Rock camp ground charges for camping.


This link of Adelaide to Alice Springs includes the trip into Alice Springs via the West MacDonnell Ranges. 

Road Trip Map Adelaide to Alice Springs  All you need to do when the map appears is remove whatever places you decide to skip and the route will automatically adjust.


These other links will give you all the information that you will need to start your outback trip.

Flinders Ranges National Park

Coober Pedy Info

Coober Pedy Radeka's Underground Hostel

Coober Pedy Underground Camping

Ayers Rock Campground

Curtin Springs Roadhouse Camping

Kings Canyon Campground