We take a look at the history and commemoration of this important day.
Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bed down at a traditional Outback station, learn about creation time stories from the Aborigines, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset.
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If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation—swags to underground hostels and even a traditional sheep station.
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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.
Travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Explore Grampians NP. Enjoy waterfalls, lakes and beautiful vistas. Stay overnight at a refurbished old English prison in the country town of Mt Gambier.
Pass through Coorong NP, known for its dune systems and lagoons en route to Adelaide.
Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley, then it's on to Quorn.
Head to Wilpena Pound for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.
Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route. Marvel at ruins of early settler sites and opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre.
Cross the Outback 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.
Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru and then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) or tent under the Outback sky.
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.
Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta.
Enjoy the morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka NP. Transfer to Alice Springs, where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening.
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