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The Red Centre to Melbourne

Make the most of this 10-day adventure full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, you’ll get a feel for the Australia that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: OARV/257492
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Finishes: Melbourne, Australia
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Alice Springs
  • Kings Creek
  • Uluru
  • Adelaide
  • Halls Gap
  • Port Campbell
  • Melbourne

Itinerary

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Day 1: Alice Springs

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Alice Springs/Kings Creek

Depart Alice Springs to journey to Kings Canyon. Spend your first night under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded bed roll).

03

Day 3: Kings Creek/Uluru

Enjoy a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Drive to Uluru, where Australia's most iconic view awaits. Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru while enjoying a glass of bubbly.

04

Day 4: Uluru

Visit an Aboriginal culture centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. 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.

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Day 5: Uluru/Alice Springs

Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta, before travelling on to Alice Springs.
Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, temperature permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Alice Springs.

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Day 6: Alice Springs/Adelaide

Board your flight for Adelaide, capital of South Australia and renowned for its churches and gardens. Free time this afternoon to explore the city, before heading out for the final night with your group.

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Day 7: Adelaide

Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to check out more wineries.

If you're travelling between mid-September to May, opt to go on a dolphin-spotting cruise. Pre-book the "Dolphin Swim and Cruise" activity on the checkout page to include this optional on your tour.
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
    • Your Discover Moment: Adelaide
    • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park
    • 12 Apostles visit
    • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
    • Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru)
    • Hikes at Kings Canyon (seasonal) and Grampians National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
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