The Red Centre to Melbourne

From$1199USD
Was $1499  — Savings of 20% on May. 20, 2014
9 days,Alice Springs to Melbourne
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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

It’s a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this 9-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, you’ll 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.

What's Included

  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Visit to the 12 Apostles. Evening walk in Grampians National Park. Clare Valley wine tasting. Visit to an Aboriginal centre. Underground mine tour. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre. Hike at Kings Canyon.
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners (Allow AUD160-200 for meals that are not included.)
  • Hostels (4 nts), camping in 'swag' or tent (3 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
  • Private bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16

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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by June 30, 2014, for travel by February 1, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

Itinerary Notes

Please note that this tour begins very early on Day 1. Please see the Joining Hotel information in our trip details for the start point.

Day 1 Alice Springs/Kings Canyon/Uluru (1D)

Meet in Alice Springs at 5:45am and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing on to Uluru.

Day 2 Uluru (1B,1D)

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and do the informative Mala Walk around part of Uluru's base. Catch the sunset over Uluru before heading to the campground for the night. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.

Day 3 Coober Pedy (1B)

Cross into South Australia on a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.

Day 4 William Creek (1B)

Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route—the Oodnadatta Track. Cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

Day 5 Beltana Station (1B,1D)

Continue along the Oodnadatta track. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites, visit the Arabunna Aboriginal Centre, opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

Day 6 Adelaide (1B)

Drive through the Flinders Ranges, stopping for photos, before a wine tasting in the Clare Valley.

Day 7 Grampians National Park (1B,1D)

Travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

Day 8 Port Campbell (1B)

Travel along the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre to learn about the significations of the area to indigenous people.

Day 9 Great Ocean Road/Melbourne (1B)

Travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the 12 Apostles and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway NP. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening, please book ongoing travel after 8pm.

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