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 GapFlinders 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.
Twin Share accommodation upgrades are available on request for 6 nights.
|Vehicle||Bus / 4WD|
|Start||Melbourne @ 07.00am|
|Finish||Alice Springs @ 06.30 pm|
Starting from Melbourne we will visit to Surf Beach, Memorial Arch (Eastern View) , Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch.
Beach Walk along some of the beautiful beaches. Spot Wild Koalas / Wildlife viewing at Kennett River. Get amongst beautiful bird such as King parrots, Crimson rosellas and look out for the famous Kookaburra.Take a guided bushwalk through this very rare, ancient and cool temperate Otway's rainforest and then View the beautiful limestone stacks that for the mighty Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight for an extra $75 (Weather & Time permitting). Take a short walk to view famous Razorback, Salt and Pepper or just laze on the beach of the gorge itself. London Bridge has fallen down....BUT it still makes a stunning photo opportunity and has a great story behind it. All accommodation is pre-arranged for our customers in Halls Gap, at Ned's other beds.
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Tour the Grampians National Park. Take a stroll along the Lake Bellfield shore and breathe in fresh mountain air. This ever popular walking and picknicking spot is just a short drive from Hall's Gap. Learn about the history at Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Be blown away by one the Grampians most impressive waterfalls! Explore the breathtaking beauty of massive sandstone outcrops and the eucalypt covered slopes of Northern Grampians. Take a walk up Hollow Mountain and enjoy amazing views of Mt. Stapylton and the surrounding Wimmera plains. These walks are both challenging and rewarding. Hollow mountain is Gulgurn manja shelter with some of the finest Aboriginal paintings in the region. The paintings include emu tracks and hand prints, many done by children. These were used to help tell the stories and pass on the laws of the people. Find your pre-booked accommodation for the tonight sleep over.
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. Our first night is spent camping the traditional Australian way: in a comfortable swag under the outback stars.
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 Mining Museum you'll learn about the history of Coober Pedy, and hear about the local indigenous people at the Aboriginal Interpretive Centre. There'll also be time to explore this remarkable town above and below the ground; try your luck fossicking or "noodling" for opals or just browse one of the many opal shops. 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.
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It's a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach Uluru -nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. We quickly set up camp before experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place.
(B, L, D)
We start the day by learning about the region's indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy (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. We relax back at our campground and witness another brilliant Uluru sunset.
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After experiencing another glorious sunrise over Uluru while devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast, 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. The hikes here can be challenging at times, with steep sections and duration of about 3 ½ hours. We camp nearby in Kings Creek for the night.
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Our last day is spent exploring 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 Alice Springs and arrive at approximately 6:30pm.