The Red Centre to Melbourne

From$1499USD
10 days,Alice Springs to Melbourne
OARM

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
  • 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, 3 dinners (Allow AUD180-220 for meals that are not included.)
  • Private bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16
  • Hostels (6 nts), camping in 'swag' or tent (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.

Day 1Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Alice Springs/Uluru(1D)

Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing on to Uluru.

Day 3Uluru(1B, 1D)

Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. 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 4Uluru/Coober Pedy(1B)

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.

Day 5Coober Pedy/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. Opt to take a scenic flight over Lake Eyre.

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

Marvel at ruins of early settler sites. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at a historic sheep station.

Day 7Beltana/Adelaide(1B)

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

Day 8Adelaide/Halls Gap(1B)

Set off early and 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 9Halls Gap/Port Campbell(1B)

Early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre, then travel along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at the Arch.

Day 10Port Campbell/Melbourne(1B)

Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway NP. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening; please book ongoing travel after 8pm. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to experience all this city has to offer.

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