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Melbourne to the Red Centre

Melbourne to the Red Centre
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13 Days

Highlights

Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, learn about creation stories from local Aboriginal Australians, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset.

What's included

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Accommodation
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Breakfast
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Lunch
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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 Australian culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation — swags to underground hostels and everything in between.
Melbourne to the Red Centre
Starts
Melbourne
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13 Days
Ends
Alice Springs

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • 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 National Park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Visit the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve en route to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Explore Grampians NP. Enjoy waterfalls, lakes and beautiful vistas. Later, travel to Adelaide.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day in Adelaide. Opt to take the tram to Glenelg beach, visit a nearby winery, grab lunch at the Central Market, or spend some time getting lost in the city.
  • Enjoy a local food experience in the Clare Valley, then it's on to Flinders Ranges.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Explore Wilpena Pound, the heart of Flinders Ranges National Park, for a walk to a natural amphitheatre sacred to the Aboriginal Adnyamathana people. Learn about Aboriginal art and early settler history.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Travel from Flinders Ranges to Glendambo with a stop along the way at the salt lake of Lake Hart.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Travel to the town of 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (padded canvas bedroll) around a campfire and sleep under the Outback sky.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aboriginal Australians.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta. Transfer to Alice Springs, where the tour ends upon arrival in the early evening.
    Meals: BREAKFAST