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The Red Centre to Melbourne
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Its a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this ten-day trek full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to wine tastings in the Clare Valley to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, youll get a feel for the Outback that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert CEOs will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: OARM/141292
  • Starts: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Finishes: Port Campbell, Australia
You will Visit
  • Alice Springs
  • Melbourne

Itinerary

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Day 1: Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Alice Springs/Uluru

Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon (seasonal) before continuing on to Uluru.
Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

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Day 3: Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand. Camp under the stars of the night sky—the only way to really experience the Outback.
Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

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Day 4: Uluru/Coober Pedy

Travel to the town of Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.
Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

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Day 5: Coober Pedy/Flinders Ranges

Admire the Outback while travelling to the Flinders Ranges for the night.
Prepare for an early morning start for the travel day to Flinders Ranges.

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Day 6: Flinders Ranges/Adelaide

Explore the Flinders Ranges before travelling to Adelaide. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Clare Valley along the way.
Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the "city of churches'.

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Day 7: Adelaide

Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise (seasonal), or check out more wineries.
With an emerging art scene, natural beauty and attractions, and incredible restaurants, Adelaide has tons to see and do. Get out and discover the hub of South Australia!

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Day 8: Adelaide/Halls Gap

Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Depart early and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.

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Day 9: Halls Gap/Port Campbell

Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit an Aboriginal cultural centre (time permitting). Stop for a visit to the Arch along the Great Ocean Road.
Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch.

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Day 10: Port Campbell/Melbourne

Travel along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.
Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
    • 12 Apostles visit
    • Clare Valley wine tasting
    • Underground mine tour
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru)
    • Hike at Kings Canyon (seasonal) and Grampians NP
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostels (6 nts), swag camping (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
  • Bed down at a traditional Outback station
  • Catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
  • Explore the Red Centre