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Melbourne To Alice Springs – 10 DAYS2019-04-05T15:38:51+00:00

Project Description

From Only $1425

What’s Included

  • 3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide

  • Barossa Valley Day Trip

  • 6 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour

  • National Park Fees

  • Knowledgable Guide

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We will plant 8 trees to offset the carbon emissions caused by your adventure! This will more than cover your carbon footprint as the trees could collectively absorb as much as 8 tons of Carbon Dioxide over their lifetime.

This donation will be made on your behalf and is included in the price you pay.

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Why we love this package

This awesome 10 day tour is a package comprising of 2 tours plus your accommodation in between.

You’ll start in the city of Melbourne and pass through the rocky coastline of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians towards rAdelaide. After a short stop in Adelaide and a day trip to the wine region of the Barossa Valley you’ll head North towards the small Outback township of Alice Springs. This 6 day camping tour explores the Outback MUST SEE destinations of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon after heading through the Flinders Ranges and quirky Coober Pedy.

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Itinerary

Make sure you arrive the night before as you will be picked up from 06.30am for your three day journey to Adelaide. We begin the ultimate road trip, cruising towards the Great Ocean Road and stop to watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver). We also visit artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. We’ll stop at the historical section of the Great Ocean Road that was carved through cliffs by returned World War I servicemen. We take a walk through the Great Otway National Park, home to some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. There’s no better place to finish the day than the famed Twelve Apostles. This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. The next morning you will have the opportunity to view it from the skies in a helicopter (at extra cost). Tonight, we sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the dormitory rooms of a backpacker’s hostel on the Great Ocean Road.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

Today we continue along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. We enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, lake, wetlands and habitat to lots of wildlife: emus, koalas, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and many types of birds. We enter the Grampians National Park in the afternoon, where we visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal history, before taking a walk (40 minutes) to MacKenzie Falls. Before sunset when the local wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras come out to play, we walk (an easy hour) to The Balconies, which provides a magnificent viewpoint and photo opportunity of the surrounding ranges and valleys. Tonight we sleep in shared wood cabin accommodation, with the mountains towering around us.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We get up to hike a challenging 2 hours to the Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park, but it’s worth the effort for such awe inspiring views. We will enjoy lunch in the Grampians National Park before hitting the highway and arriving into Adelaide city at approximately 7pm.  

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

In Williamstown, the gateway to the Barossa, we visit the astonishing Whispering Wall*. As tall as a 9-storey building and constructed in a perfect semi-circle over 110 years ago, it’s possible to hear someone whisper from one end of the dam wall to the other end 140 metres away. As the vine leaves replace the gum trees, we enter the largest and most celebrated wine region in Australia. Our first stop is the world-famous Jacob’s Creek, the largest wine exporter in the valley. A local guide will provide an informative explanation of their wines and offer a selection of their famed shiraz, merlot and rosé for tasting.  Our next stop, Kies, is a family-owned boutique winery, where the setting is quaint and the service is personal. Their exquisite wines are not available for sale anywhere else in the world. For lunch we’ll head to Saltrams for gourmet pizzas. You’ll also get the chance to do a cellar door tour and taste a selection of their wines. After lunch we’ll slowly make our way to Wolf Blass. This world renowned winery created in 1966 is nowadays one of the world’s most awarded wine brands. We will get the chance to taste their wide range of wines before we pop in our fourth winery: Lambert Estate a family owned business that made their name thanks to their Chocolate port! Finally we’ll stop by Menglers Hill lookout for superb view of the Barossa Valley before heading back to Adelaide, arriving at approximately 5pm.  

*Lunch Included

We start our adventure travelling through the vineyards of the Clare Valley wine region, but soon enough we’re heading into the rugged Outback through the historic town of Melrose, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. We enjoy an easy stroll through the awesome Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night.  

*Lunch and Dinner Included

Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changing landscapes. Wildlife, such as kangaroos, emus and eagles will scatter as road trains thunder across a landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. On a tour of an underground Opal Mine and Museum, you’ll learn about the history of Coober Pedy. A highlight for some is visiting Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage, where you can meet the rescued kangaroos and baby joeys and admire (or buy) Aboriginal art and didgeridoos. Tonight, we sleep like the locals do – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at Uluru’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options.  

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arriving approximately at 6:30pm.  

*Breakfast and Lunch Included

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Important Information

  • Departs:

    Melbourne City at 06.30am on Day 1

  • Ends:

    Adelaide at 7pm on Day 10

  • Departure Dates:

    This tour departs weekly on Fridays

  • Extra Costs:

    Sleeping bag hire $30 (Or you may bring your own)

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During tours and activities you will be led by an experienced guide.

This package is suitable for all and can cater to children over the age of 10

This package departs all year round.

Please Note that temperatures during the Summer season (Nov-Feb) may reach 45 degrees centigrade

You may bring a maximum of 20kg plus a day pack.

Large luggage will be kept in the trailer during the day

Swags are included for camping nights. Camping is at regular campsites with onsite facilities.

Sleeping bags and dome tents can be hired upon request.

*Double and Single upgrades are for hostel nights in Adelaide only. It is possible to upgrade the tour accommodation and some camping nights. Please contact us for a quote.

Please contact us if you require any further information

Pricing

Dorm/Camp

$1425
  • Standard 6-8 Share

Double/Twin/Camp

$1480
  • Must be booked in quantities of 2

Single/Camp

$1610
  • *Private room