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The Red Centre to Melbourne
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Its a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this ten-day trek full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to wine tastings in the Clare Valley to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, youll get a feel for the Outback that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert CEOs will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

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Duration: 10 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Photography, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141292
Starts: Alice Springs, Australia Finishes: Melbourne, Australia
You will visit
  • Alice Springs
  • Melbourne

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

Additional Notes:
From late October - early March, if the temperature is forecasted to be 35°C or above we will be following the summer itinerary and visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges instead of Kings Canyon.

Included Activities:
Kings Canyon Hike

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00-9.50 hours, 770km)

03

Day 3: Uluru (1B, 1D)

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

Included Activities:
Uluru Mala Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
Uluru at Sunset

04

Day 4: Uluru/Coober Pedy (1B)

Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

Included Activities:
Guided Mine Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 780km)

05

Day 5: Coober Pedy/William Creek (1B)

We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 180km)

06

Day 6: William Creek/Beltana (1B, 1D)

View the salt lake of Lake Eyre. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 365km)

07

Day 7: Beltana/Adelaide (1B)

Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive.

Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

Included Activities:
Wine Tasting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.50 hour(s), 550km)

08

Day 8: Adelaide/Halls Gap (1B)

Depart early and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.

Included Activities:
The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit
MacKenzie Falls Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 570km)

09

Day 9: Halls Gap/Port Campbell (1B)

Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch.

Included Activities:
Grampians National Park Walk
London Arch Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 260km)

10

Day 10: Port Campbell/Melbourne (1B)

Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne.

Additional Notes:
Tour ends upon arrival in Melbourne in the afternoon. Consider booking post-tour accommodation in Melbourne to explore the city.


Included Activities:
Loch Ard Gorge Visit
12 Apostles Visit
Rainforest Walk
Departure Day (Activities)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 300km)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
    • Visit to the 12 Apostles
    • Clare Valley wine tasting
    • Underground mine tour
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru)
    • Hike at Kings Canyon and Grampians NP
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (6 nts), swag camping (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
  • Bed down at a traditional Outback station
  • Catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
  • Explore the Red Centre