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10-Day Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs Overland Tour from Melbourne

Tour Code: 848-5417
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10 Days 9 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Adelaide, Melbourne (The Twelve Apostles), Uluru, Watarrka National Park, Hamilton. Inclusions: Accommodation (Camping with basic facilities 2 night, Camping with shared facilities 1 night, Dormitory 2 nights, Permanent tented camp with shared facilities 3 nights, Underground Multishare 1 night)

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    • Single Travellers: Group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis.
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    Day 1

    Melbourne - Great Ocean Road

    Leaving Melbourne, we will head west to Geelong and the famous surf town of Torquay. After a quick stop for photos at Bells Beach, we will travel along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia?s most famous drives. We will stop at the Kennett River to spot some koalas before breaking for lunch in Apollo Bay. After that, we will continue to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. We will spend the evening in Warrnambool.
    • Melbourne, AU

      Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Because Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, the EIU consistently ranks it the world's most liveable city.

      The Twelve Apostles

      The name Twelve Apostles refers to a series of limestone stacks that sit off the coast of Victoria, Australia. The stacks are susceptible to erosion from the tide, and a 50-meter stack collapsed in 2005.
    Lunch: Included
    Day 2

    Great Ocean Road - The Grampians (302 km)

    We will begin the day by driving along the Great Ocean Road on our way to the Grampians National Park, an area rich in Aboriginal culture and beautiful landscapes. We will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about the period known as "the Dreaming" before hiking up to the Pinnacles to take in an impressive view. In the evening, we will enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ in Halls Gap.
    • Hamilton, AU

      A city in western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway from Ballarat to Mount Gambier and the Henty Highway from Portland to Horsham. Hamilton used to claim to be the "Wool Capital of the World", based on its strong historical links to sheep grazing which continue today.
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 3

    The Grampians - Adelaide (509 km)

    Today, we will hike up to McKenzie Falls, the highest waterfall in the Grampians. We will also be able to check out other landmarks like the Balconies and Reeds Lookout. Leaving the Grampians, we will pass through the town of Horsham before crossing the mighty Murray River and continuing to Adelaide, where we will spend the night.
    • Adelaide, AU

      Adelaide, the capital of Southern Australia, is loved by travelers for its food, wine, beaches, festivals, and sporting events. It is considered the most "livable" city in Australia. Those journeying Down Under won't want to miss this lively city!
    Day 4

    Adelaide - Flinders Ranges

    Guests will be picked up at the Adelaide Central YHA at 6:30am. Guests should arrive 10 minutes prior to pickup time. Then, we will leave Adelaide behind, passing through a string of country towns on our way to the hillside vineyards of Clare Valley. After lunch, we will enjoy expansive views of the Flinders Ranges as we drive towards Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheater of rocky mountains, where we will take a hike through the area. We will spend the night at a campsite.
    • Adelaide, AU

      Adelaide, the capital of Southern Australia, is loved by travelers for its food, wine, beaches, festivals, and sporting events. It is considered the most "livable" city in Australia. Those journeying Down Under won't want to miss this lively city!
    Standard Hotel: Swag Camping (with basic facilities)
    Lunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 5

    Oodnadatta Track - William Creek

    Today, we will break out from the Flinders Ranges and head north, passing the mining town of Leigh Creek and visiting the Talf Alc Gallery in Lyndhurst. At this point, we will be following the historic route of the old Ghan Railway and the Overland Telegraph line. Before we get off the beaten path, we will stop in Marree for some lunch beside an old railway station. We will now be on the renowned Oodnadatta track as we pass by Lake Eyre, Australia's largest salt lake. Our last stop for the day will be William Creek, home to a famous pub and a total population of only 6 people! Tonight, we will temporarily increase the population as we camp here for the night. (Camping in William Creek.)
    Standard Hotel: Camping (with basic facilities)
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6

    William Creek - Coober Pedy

    As we leave William Creek, we will pass through desert landscapes of red dunes, salt pans, and gibber plains that lead us to Anna Creek Station, the world's largest cattle station. Our first stop of the day will be at Lake Cadibarrawirracanna. Then, we will continue on our way to Coober Pedy, the "Opal Capital of the World." We will take a tour of the town and get to see an underground house, as well as see an opal-cutting demonstration in a local mine. We will then have the afternoon free to explore at our own leisure. We'll spend the night in an underground bunkhouse.
    Standard Hotel: Underground Multishare
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Kata Tjuta - Uluru

    We will begin the day by driving to Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock, where we will enjoy lunch before making the journey to Kata Tjuta. We will get up close to this ancient geological formation on a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds. Tonight, we can sleep in tents or curl up in a swag, a traditional Aussie bedroll, to watch the desert sun set over Uluru and enjoy a night under the outback stars. (Camping in Uluru.)
    Standard Hotel: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8

    Yulara - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

    We will wake early in the morning to take in a glorious view of Uluru at sunrise. While the day is still fresh, we will enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, which is of great spiritual significance to the Anangu People. We will then deepen our understanding of the land and local Mala culture on a walk led by an Aboriginal guide. Afterwards, we can purchase arts and crafts made by indigenous people at the Cultural Center. In the afternoon, we can see the landscape from a difference angle on a helicopter flight above Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for an extra fee.
    • Uluru, AU

      Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km (280 mi) by road. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Standard Hotel: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 9

    Uluru - Kings Canyon (54 km)

    Early in the morning, we will see the magnificent sunrise over Uluru. While the morning is fresh, we will enjoy an unguided walk around the base of the rock. Then we will deepen our understandings of the land and the Mala people as we embark on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide and interpreter. This is a truly unique opportunity to share experiences, connect with, and learn about the oldest culture on Earth. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to see more Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Center before we travel to our exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park. (Camping in Watarrka National Park.)
    • Uluru, AU

      Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km (280 mi) by road. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    • Watarrka National Park, AU

      This national park in Australia's Northern Territory contains Kings Canyon. It features many red rocks, which are iconic of central Australia's more barren, desert regions.
    Standard Hotel: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 10

    Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

    We'll get on our hiking boots this morning as we head out to explore the impressive geological formations and towering rock faces of Watarrka National Park's Kings Canyon. We will appreciate the sheer size and beauty of the area as we trek through the Amphitheater, discover the Lost City, and see the lush Garden of Eden. We will enjoy lunch before making our way back to Alice Springs, where the tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Melbourne, AU map link Flinders Ln and Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC 3000 (In front of St Pauls Cathedral - Melbourne, Australia) 7:00am no stop
    Alice Springs, AU map link 11 Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs, NT no stop 6:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • Meals (8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners)
    • Transportation (all Terrain vehicle, Private vehicle)
    • Accommodation (Camping with basic facilities 2 night, Camping with shared facilities 1 night, Dormitory 2 nights, Permanent tented camp with shared facilities 3 nights, Underground Multishare 1 night)
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