Take a day out from Sydney to the nearby iconic Blue Mountains and go bush walking, visit a wildlife park, see the Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy a BBQ lunch and see Wentworth waterfall.
All about the 13 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Tour Package
Our Real Aussie Adventures Sydney to Alice Springs tour is full of adventure. Start in Australia's largest city on the east coast Sydney and travel via Melbourne and Adelaide to the central Australian town of Alice Springs. Explore Canberra, Victorian high country, Great Ocean Road, South Australian outback and Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this overland journey.
Bucket list inclusions on our Sydney to Alice Springs tour are sunset and sunrise over Uluru, hiking to MacKenzie Falls, staying underground in Coober Pedy, visiting a kangaroo orphanage, a guided hike of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and seeing Watarrka with great hikes and incredible sunrises and sunsets, camping amongst the red gum trees at Stony Creek Bush Camp and view the magic of the Flinders Ranges. Plus the Great Ocean Road and Sunset at Twelve Apostles with fantastic hikes through the mountains of the Grampians National Park, the Shipwreck Coast, surf beaches, artistic seaside villages and the serenity of the Otway temperate rainforest. Phew! So much to see and do in just 13 days!
Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.
On our tour walking and hiking in Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon needs a good level of fitness.
Uluru: Moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground.
Kata Tjuta: Good level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk
Kings Canyon: Good level of fitness required for four hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
13 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Tour Package Itinerary - 13 days
Sydney to Yerong Creek
Journey through Wagga Wagga and Gundagai, to our Nations’ Capital City – Canberra. Today we discover the home of the Australian Story. See national attractions and hidden gems. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation.
Continue the journey through to the Victorian high country to spend the night at an authentic Aussie farmstay property and experience true Australian hospitality amongst native wildlife. You will not forget this! (D)
Yerong Creek to Melbourne
Visit Victoria’s unfamiliar territory to the historic gold mining town of Beechworth. It’s magnificently preserved heritage buildings and mouth-watering local gourmet produce makes this stop one for the senses.
Learn about Australia’s fascinating bushrangers (outlaws) as you travel to Powers Lookout - what a great place for that postcard picture!
Bound by the Victorian Alps and the Murray River we journey through ever changing landscapes. Mix with locals and see Australia as you have never seen it before. Drive through the scenic landscape of Mansfield, the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, and feel the serenity at Bonnie Doon before landing at Kinglake.
Immerse yourself in a local wildlife rescue project that is sure to touch your heart. A donation to an animal welfare shelter is included as part of your cost.
Next stop – Melbourne! Overnight accommodation is included. (B)
Free day to explore Melbourne's cafes, lane way bars and shops, visit the seaside suburb of St Kilda. Or perhaps do a day tour to see the Penguins at Phillip Island. overnight accommodation is included. (no meals)
Melbourne to Twelve Apostles
The first stops out of Melbourne are the famous surf coast icons, Torquay (home of surf wear brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver), Bells Beach and Anglesea. Further along the Great Ocean Road are the towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne where you can swim, explore or just relax with a cup of coffee. Parts of the Great Ocean Road were carved by returned WWI servicemen; their legacy has created one of the most spectacular coastal roads you will ever see. At the Otway National Park, it’s time for lunch and a walk through some ancient temperate (cool) rainforest. What better way to finish the day than with a sunset at the Twelve Apostles rock formation. Tonight you will stay in hostel accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. (LD)
Great Ocean Road to Grampians National Park
The highlights today on the Great Ocean Road include Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Bay of Martyrs not to mention the spectacular coastal scenery in the area. After lunch you will leave the coast and head inland to the Grampians National Park. Here you will spend the afternoon hiking to the bottom of MacKenzie Falls and enjoy the views from The Balconies lookout point. Later in the day, you might see kangaroos and other wildlife come out to play. Tonight you will stay in the heart of the Grampians National Park in hostel accommodation. (BLD)
Grampians National Park to Adelaide
This morning you will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre before doing some more hiking in the beautiful Grampians. On the way to Adelaide you will stop at Mt. Arapiles for lunch. In the afternoon sit back and enjoy the landscapes and drive to Adelaide where you will arrive at approximately 7.00pm. Overnight accommodation is included. (BL)
A free day to relax or explore the city of Adelaide. Activities and meals are at additional cost. Overnight accommodation is included.
Adelaide to Quorn
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 in the town of Quorn where we stay at historic accommodation. (LD)
Quorn to Coober Pedy
After an early start we drive to Coober Pedy, where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals comes from. The landscape here is like you’ve landed on Mars. Enjoy a tour of an opal mine and there’s time to view the underground attractions of Coober Pedy. After a visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage and dinner you will sleep underground like the locals do in accommodation. (BLD)
Coober Pedy to Uluru
Today is all about the journey to Uluru (Ayers Rock). At ‘The Rock’ you will set up camp and enjoy your first Uluru sunset. (BLD)
Today you have a full day to spend around Uluru to do a walk around the base of Uluru and time to learn about the local Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. Lunch is prepared back at the campground and you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the timeless wonder of Uluru. (BLD)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon Resort
Breakfast today is at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds which cuts through the uniquely domed rock formations. After a tasty lunch, we get back on the bus for a drive to Kings Canyon Resort and our overnight stop. Optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Bike Safaris) are available at Kings Creek Station on the way there. (BLD)
Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Enjoy the walk around the rim of Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to access the lookout points and enjoy the views of the gorge, sandstone walls and the immense size of the canyon. You will get to see the renowned water hole known as the Garden of Eden. After our final lunch the final destination is Alice Springs where you will arrive at approximately 6:30pm. (BL)
|Tour code: SA13|
Camping 3 nts / Dorm 9 nights
Sydney every Saturday excluding 13, 20 December 2017 from Kings Cross @ 0720am Victoria St (about 100 metres from the Coca Cola sign), Base Hostel @ 0740am, YHA Central @ 0735am, Circular Quay @ 0755am (from in front of McDonalds on Loftus St)
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- This package is a combination of tour products and therefore the guide and passengers will differ during each section. Passengers will be staying independently at the accommodation (included) between each of the tours.
- Itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal, cultural and weather conditions.
- Luggage is restricted to one small bag (maximum 15 kg) and a day pack. Please contact us if you will require a larger luggage allowance as arrangements may be able to be made.
- Camping/dorm customers will spend 9 nights in dorm and 3 nights camping in swags. Camping/Twin/double customers will spend 9 nights in private room accommodation (6 nights private facilities, 3 nights shared facilities), 2 nights camping in swags and dome tents and 1 night in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
- Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together.
- Sleeping bags are included for twin/double passengers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 hire fee to their guide in Adelaide. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at time of booking.
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