9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Combo Explorer Tour

9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Combo Explorer Tour

Start your journey in the Red Centre, camping under the outback stars and exploring the spectacular sights of this area. We cross the border and visit the town of Coober Pedy. Hike to breathtaking McKenzie Falls, sleep overnight in the Grampians National Park, grab a photo at famous Bell's Beach, and Experience the Great ocean scenic views and see the magnificent Twelve Apostles

Tour Highlights

  • Watarrka
  • Ayers Rock
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru Sunrise
  • Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Coober Pedy
  • Stony Creek Bush Camp
  • Alligator Gorge
  • Spencer Gulf
  • Bells Beach
  • Grampians National Park
  • McKenzie Falls
  • Twelve Apostles

Tour Info

Code AI-GP6WT2
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 9 Days
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Note

Sunday day 8 day tour with out free day - NOV to Mar.

Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 06.30 am
Finish Melbourne @ 0800 pm

From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock - it's awesome! We learn about the region's indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There's no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky.

After an early breakfast, we'll head to Kata Tjuta for a sumptuous sunrise and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds, with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. The hikes here can be challenging at times with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. We relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our adrenalin Plus options.

Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you'll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture.

Along the way to Coober Pedy - the Opal Capital of the World - you'll notice the incredible change of scenery. We'll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where you'll learn the history of the town. The 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. Soon after you'll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do - underground!

After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We'll stop en route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we'll sleep among the red gum trees.

We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wild flowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide.

Day :7 Free day

A day of leisure to either relax or explore the township of Adelaide. All activities and meals are at your own expense.

Dorm Share accommodation is included. OR Upgrade Budget or ensuite (Twin/Single) accommodation

** Optional tour

Barossa valley Wine tour - http://www.travelaust.com.au/adventure/sa/adl022.html

Kangaroo Island - http://www.travelaust.com.au/adventure/sa/adl026.html

Murray River

Start the day driving through the Adelaide Hills and cross Australia's longest river.

Horsham -

Look around the township of Horsham and grab a bite to eat for lunch.

MacKenzie Falls -

Take a walk to the base of these mighty falls as the water cascades down the Mackenzie river.

The Balconies -

Stroll through the bush to the iconic Grampians rock formation also known as the 'Jaws of Death'.

Boroka Lookout -

Experience the breathtaking mountain views as they tower over the Wimmera plains of western Victoria.

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre - Learn the culture and history of the local Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali of 'Gariwerd'.

Halls Gap -

Spend the night in the beautiful Halls Gap, the heart of the Grampians National Park. Spot kangaroo's and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Meal - Dinner

Day 9 - Great Ocean Road

Tower Hill

Visit a 30 000 year old extinct volcano.

Bay Of Martyrs -

Start the Great Ocean Road off with a bang as you gaze into a bay full of limestone islands. Your first taste of the wonders to come.

London Bridge -

London Bridge has fallen down... but it is still a stunning photo opportunity with a great story.

Loch Ard Gorge -

A beautiful vista of towerng cliffs, a sparkling blue-green sea with a small sandy beach. This gorge derives its name from one of Victoria's most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago.

Twelve Apostles -

View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight for an extra $145 (weather & time permitting).

Rainforest -

Take a guided bushwalk through this very rare, ancient and cool temperate rainforest as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world.

Apollo Bay -

Take a stroll along the beach or look around the popular seaside town.

Kennett River -

How many Koalas you can find!? Get amongst the beautiful birds; King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas and look out for the famous Kookaburra.

Historic Memorial Arch -

Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch while learning the history of this iconic drive.

Melbourne -

Journey on through to your final destination of Melbourne with grand city views atop the Westgate Bridge.

Breakfast

Inclusion

  • Day 1 to 6 - All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners), 4 nights camping under the stars in swags + 1 night undergound bunkhouse accommodation & National Park entry fees
  • Day 6 and 7th Night - Multishared Dorm share - Twin or Single Budget and standard Hotel available.
  • Day 7 & 8  - multishared Accommodation, morning tea, all park entry fees, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, courtesy inner city accommodation pick up, inner city drop offs and a friendly & informative tour guide.

Note

  • The Ayers Rock Resort has a swimming pool, wi-fi, shopping centre, bank and laundry facilities.
  • We may adapt our hikes in Watarrka (King’s Canyon) if it’s too hot.         
  • Some hikes involve steep climbs and requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Accommodation Upgrades: Dome Tents, Double Swags, Private single, twin or double rooms – Subject to availability
  • 2 nights at Ayers Rock Resort Campground are essential camping nights
  • You can hire  pop up tent or Double swags $30 each,  if you would not like to upgrade all 5 nights.  

What to Bring

  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Walking Shoes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Water Bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag (or hire one from us for $20). 
  • Otherwise all the usual stuff, and most important a sense of adventure.

Optional Activities 

  • Camel Safaris
  • Helicopter Flights  
  • Quad Safaris at Kings Creek Station 

Accommodation Upgrades (5 nights only)

  • 1 Kings Creek Station Safari tent + linen 
  • 2 & 3 Ayers Rock Dome tent + single SWAG
  • 4 Desert Cave Private Room with ensuite bathroom 
  • 5 Stony Creek Private Room with ensuite bathroom 
  • 6, 7 & 8 Twin or single Hostel OR Motel/ Hotel Ensuite room