8 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Combo Explorer Tour

8 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
  • Uluru Sunrise
  • Kangaroo Orphanage
  • Cruise to Coober Pedy
  • Stony Creek Bush Camp
  • Spencer Gulf
  • Bells Beach
  • Grampians National Park
  • McKenzie Falls
  • Twelve Apostles

Tour Info

Code AI-GP6RAME2
Price From $1245
Style Explorer Tour
Duration 8 Days
Departures
Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability Open Age
Start Alice Springs @ 06.30 am
Finish Melbourne @ 06.00 pm

We depart Alice Springs and head towards Kings Creek Station, Australia's largest exporter of wild camels and our camp site for tonight. We hike Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to experience the fantastic views of the gorge, huge sandstone walls and an immense canyon floor. Here we trek through the Garden of Eden and take a dip in the waterhole to cool down. There is time for you to swim in the pool or take up on any of the optional extra activities they have on offer. (L,D)

Today we head for Uluru. Nothing really prepares you for The Rock - it's awesome! After lunch we visit the Cultural Centre to learn about the Aboriginal people of the region and walk around the base of Uluru. We end our first day with a spectacular sunset over Uluru. Tonight we camp at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground in comfy swags under the desert stars, our home for the next two nights. (B,L,D)

A fantastic Uluru sunrise and breakfast before we head to sunrise and breakfast at The Rock, before we hike Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredibly ancient rock formations before returning to the campsite for relaxing afternoon and another Uluru sunset. (B,L,D)

Today we cruise to Coober Pedy, opal capital of the world. Incredible changing landscape, kangaroos, emus, eagles and road trains all unfold before us and a view of the striking sandstone colours of the Breakaways on the way. On arrival we visit the local kangaroo orphanage and later enjoy dinner, lots of stories and an overnight stay in an underground bunkhouse. (B,L,D)

We spend the morning in Coober Pedy and take a tour of the town and an opal mine. We also have the opportunity to "noodle" for opals, visit an opal shop or any of the other underground attractions. We continue our journey south in the afternoon as we travel on down to the foothills of the Flinders Ranges where we sleep among the red gum trees of Stony Creek Bush camp. (B,L,D)

This morning we hike Dutchman's Stern for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding ranges and plains. We stop at a winery in the Clare Valley before cruising to Adelaide arriving at around 6pm.(B,L)

We journey through the beautiful Adelaide Hills and cross the mighty Murray River before travelling across the Victorian border and onto Horsham where we break for lunch. Grampians National Park is a rugged ancient landscape and a place of great significance for the local Indigenous people. We make the most of our afternoon to explore the region and visit McKenzie Falls where we hike to view the stunning falls. We then enjoy a short nature walk to take in the full beauty of the Grampians and its truly spectacular landscapes. Enjoy dinner with your new friends before we overnight in the Grampians. (L,D)

Up early this morning we make our way to Australian National Heritage listed and world renowned Great Ocean Road. After a quick morning tea stop in the friendly town of Port Campbell (own expense), we explore Port Campbell National Park including a visit to Loch Ard Gorge and the magnificent Twelve Apostles rock formation where we stop for lunch. We pass Apollo Bay before taking a break to stretch our legs in the seaside town of Lorne. A short stop at Kennett River allows you to do some koala spotting before taking on that last part of the Great Ocean Road. Make the most of a great photo opportunity at the famed surf location, Bells Beach, before we make our final journey into cosmopolitan Melbourne. (BL)

Meals

6 Breakfast, 8 Lunch and 6 Dinner

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)

  • 5 nights private room with shared facilities and 2 nights camping (cannot be up graded)