The Red Centre to Melbourne

From$1439USD
Was $1799  — Savings of 20% on Oct. 06, 2014
10 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 10-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. Clare Valley wine tasting. Visit to an Aboriginal centre. Underground mine tour. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru). Hike at Kings Canyon and Grampians National Park. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners (Allow AUD160-200 for meals that are not included.)
  • Hostels (6 nts), camping in 'swag' or tent (2 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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Day 1 Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kings Canyon/Uluru (1D)

Leave early in the morning to travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing to Uluru.

Day 3 Uluru (1B,1D)

Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre. Do the informative Mala Walk to learn about the importantce of Uluru to the Aborigines, and catch the sunset over Uluru. Camp under the stars—the only way to really experience the Outback.

Day 4 Coober Pedy (1B)

Travel along a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat by spending the night underground.

Day 5 William Creek (1B)

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

Day 6 Beltana (1B,1D)

Continue along the Oodnadatta track. Visit an Aboriginal centre, and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at a historic sheep station.

Day 7 Adelaide (1B)

Drive through the Flinders Ranges before a wine tasting in the Clare Valley.

Day 8 Grampians National Park (1B,1D)

Trek through the forest of Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

Day 9 Port Campbell (1B)

Early morning walk and visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre, then travel along the Great Ocean Road, visiting the Arch and the 12 Apostles.

Day 10 Great Ocean Road/Melbourne (1B)

Visit Loch Ard Gorge and travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. 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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