Does sleeping underground in Coober Pedy, under the stars in the outback or on a remote working farm on Kangaroo Island, sound like something you would like to experience?
Only on a Groovy tour can you experience these unique sleeping destinations.
We chose our accommodation providers because they have friendly staff, comfortable beds, clean rooms with bathrooms and are at unique locations.
Breakdown of our accommodation for you per tour:
Rock Patrol/Rock 2 Water:
Stony Creek Bush Camp
1st night on Rock Patrol and 5th night on Rock 2 Water
Location: In the pristine Southern Flinders Ranges, surrounded by giant gum tree and feeding Kangaroos.
Type: Dorm-style with shared bathrooms. Upgrade twin, double and single rooms with private bathrooms are available on request.
Umoona Opal Mine and Museum
2nd night of Rock Patrol and 4th night of Rock 2 Water
Location: Coober Pedy- the opal capital of the world. We sleep underground just as the locals do at Umoona. Umoona has a history of opal mining and is filled with tunnels and rooms that were once used by the miners. You can also purchase opals at a great discount here just because you are on a Groovy tour.
Type: Dorm-style accommodation. Upgrade rooms available at Desert Cave Hotel.
Kings Creek Station
3rd night of Rock Patrol and 2nd night of Rock 2 Water
Location: On a large outback cattle/camel station! It is the largest exporter of camels in Australia. Here we camp and embrace the remoteness of the area, no phone reception!
Type: Swag camping. Upgrade safari cabins available with shared bathrooms.
Ayers Rock Resort
4th & 5th night on the Rock Patrol and the 1st night on the Rock 2 Water
Location: Based in the town of Yulara, which is the closest town to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. We have the luxury of our own campground swimming pool, camp kitchen and bathroom facilities. At night we camp around a big fire and star gaze in our comfortable swags.
Type: Swag camping. No upgrades available here.
Great Ocean Road and Grampians
1st night of our tour departing Adelaide and 2nd night of our tour departing Melbourne.
Location: Right in the heart of the Grampians. Nestled in high country town of Halls Gap, surrounded by towering gum trees and feeding kangaroos it is the perfect place to spend a night. Our accommodation are wooden cabins, each with their own kitchen and bathroom.
Type: Dorm-style accommodation. Upgrade double, twin and single cabins are available.
The 13th Apostle Backpackers
2nd night of our tour departing Adelaide and 1st night of our tour departing Melbourne.
Location: Just a ten minute drive from the 12 Apostles, our accommodation is located along the Great Ocean Road on the coastal town of Princetown, where there is only one road and a round-a-bout in the centre. Across the road we have access to Princetown Tavern for a few beverages at night.
Type: Dorm-style accommodation. Upgrade double, twin and single rooms available at the tavern.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventure
Flinders Chase Farm
1st and only night on our Kangaroo Island tour
Location: On the far, western end of Kangaroo Island, where the phone connection is next to nothing and the wild animals are more abundant then anywhere else! We stay on a picturesque potato and sheep farm, with rolling hills and gum trees, it makes for a beautiful morning sunrise. Spot Kangaroos, Tamar Wallabies, Possums and Koalas at night time here as they like to feed on the grassy paddocks.
Type: Dorm-style accommodation, each room with private outdoor-style bathroom. Upgrade double, twin and single rooms available.
We have a fleet of 15 vehicles which range from Toyota Coasters to Mitsubishi Rosa’s. Our buses are comfortable for your long journeys, air conditioned with music and PA systems.
Our buses tow large trailers at the back to carry all our tour equipment, food and your luggage.
For your safety:
- All Outback and Great Ocean Road & Grampians buses and trailers are fully inspected and serviced before each trip.
- Oils and fluids in vehicles are checked daily by tour guides with date, time, kilometres and signature recorded as evidence.
- Tour guides are required to complete a Bus Condition Report on return from tour to provide the mechanics with comprehensive detail on the vehicle’s performance throughout the tour.
- 5, 10, 15 and 20-thousand-kilometer servicing programs.
For our off-road adventures our vehicles are modified with the following:
- Bigger Radiators
- Thicker Tires
- 2 spare tires instead of 1
- Stronger maintenance batteries
- Roo bars to protect the vehicle
- Tinted windows