8 Days Melbourne to Alice Springs BUDGET Combo-Tour

8 Days Melbourne to Alice Springs BUDGET Combo-Tour

This Adventure tour is fantastic value for money which makes it ideal for the budget conscious travellers wanting to see all popular attractions between Melbourne to Adelaide namely the Great Ocean Road & Grampians National Park, Halls Gap Flinders Ranges, Parachilna Gorge, and underground tour and sleep over in Coober Pedy, Enjoy the surise and learn about Aboriginal culture at Ayres Rock (Uluru) Then move forward to Olgas and Kings Canyon and finally reach your destination at Alice Springs.

Tour Highlights

  • Surf Beach
  • Memorial Arch
  • Otway's Rainforest (Mait's Rest)
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Grampians National Park
  • Boroka & Reed's Lookout or Lake Bellfield
  • Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • McKenzie Falls, Clematis Falls or Silverband Falls
  • Gulgurn Manja Aboriginal rock art shelter
  • Coober Pedy
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Kings Canyon
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Tour Info

Code AI-WTGP62
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 8 Days
Departures
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Note

Saturday - 9 day tour available.

Monday ( Dec to March) - 9 day tour available.

Tour price may be changed from 1 st of April 2016.

Vehicle Bus / 4WD
Suitability 10+ Years
Start Melbourne @ 07.00 am
Finish Alice Springs @ 06.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Begin our journey along the beautiful Great Ocean Road, enjoying the stunning scenery of the famous coastline. A short stop at Kennett River lets you do some koala spotting and listen to the abundant birdlife before we break for lunch. Make a stop to admire the amazing Twelve Apostles, before travelling onto Loch Ard Grorge, where you will learn all about the history of this shipwreck spot before passing through the township of Port Campbell and making our way to the Grampians. Overnight in the Grampians.

Meal - (Lunch)

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** Surf Beach

Watch surfers at an iconic Aussie Beach

**Beach Walk

Get some sand between your toes

**Historic Memorial Arch

Great photo opportunity

**Seaside Towns

Feel the vibe of small coastal towns

**Kennett River

Spot wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets

Lunch

Enjoy a tasty lunch in Apollo Bay.

**Rainforest

Guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway's Rainforest

**Twelve Apostles

View the magnificent 12 Apostles

**Loch Ard Gorge

Be surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs

**London Bridge

Visit the collapsed but still amazing London Bridge

**Kangaroos

Night-time Kangaroo spotting in Halls Gap

Ovenight in the Grampians

Neds Other Beds

(MT,L) Accommodation would be Multi-share hostel or ensuite at Grampians Motel or similar

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Grampians National Park, one of Victoria's most popular holiday destinations is an area rich in Aboriginal culture set in a beautiful and rugged ancient landscape. Embark on a walk in the National Park and take in some of the breathtaking views before making our way to Mackenzie Falls where we hike to view these stunning falls. After an amazing 2 days, arrive in Adelaide early in the evening.

Mela - (Breakfast)

Accommodation would be Multi-share hostel or ensuite at iStay Precinct hotel or similar

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** Tour the Grampians National Park

Home to the Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds, Echidnas and many other Australian creatures as well as an abundant array of plant life. 'A Wildlife, Waterfall, Walking Wonderland'! Get up early and have a look around your hostel. There will be kangaroos grazing everywhere, noisy corellas flying above your head, you might even get lucky and spot mysterious wallaby.

** Mountain Hike

Walk an Aussie bush track to experience spectacular views.

** Halls Gap

Visit the heart of the Grampians!

** Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Learn about the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes.

** Reed's Lookout or Lake Bellfield

Take a stroll along the lake's shore and breathe in fresh mountain air. This ever popular walking and picnicking spot is just a short drive from Hall's Gap.

** MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls

A pleasant walk to see the beautiful McKenzie Falls or the Silverband Falls.

** Jaws of Death

Sensational experience

** Adelaide

Connect the journey on to Adelaide

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.

Meals - (Lunch & Dinner)

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 mine and 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.

Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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 in an authentic station.

Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. 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.

Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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 The Rock'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.

Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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.

Meals - (Breakfast, Lunch )

Includes

  • Day 1 &  2 - Multishared Accommodation (2 Nights), Morning Tea (Day 1), Picnic Lunch (Day 1), Breakfast (Day 2), All National Park entry fees, & courtesy hostel/hotel pickup
  • Day 3 to 8 - All meals (5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 5 Dinners), 3 nights camping under the stars in swags + 2 nights in dorm style accommodation & National Park entry fees

Notes

  • Tour is a combo tour between Melbourne to Alice Springs
  • At the end of second day, connect and transfer to a luxury coach in Stawell to the Adelaide accommodation.
  • Pick up is available from Selected  City CBD Hotels. Default pick up - St Pauls Cathedral Cnr of Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne
  • Swag camping night you may hire a pop up tent for ( $30)
  • You need a sleeping bag for 3 nights bring your own or hire $20(PP)
  • 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.
  • The drop off at the Ayers Rock Resort after lunch on Day 6 is available

Accommodation  Upgrades

Accommodation upgrades are subject to hostel and motel availability. 

  • Day 1 and 2 - Hostel room with shared facility Or Motel ensuite room.

Day 3 to 8

  • Old Mill Quorn and Desert Cave Private Room with ensuite bathroom
  • 2 nights Ayers Rock  - Dorm Tent and Single Swag
  • Kings Creek Station - Safari Tent + linen

  • Swag camping nights if you need a pop up tent $30 or double swags $30 you can hire. 

What You Need To Bring

  • Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, 2L water bottle, swimwear, towel and sleeping bag (or hire one from us for $20). Otherwise, bring all the usual stuff – and, most importantly, a sense of adventure!

Pick up 

  • Default pick up  - St Pauls Cathedral Cnr of Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne 
  • We will pick up the passengers form selected motel and Hotel with in the City CBD or with in the walking distance from your hotel.