Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Tour Package
So many bucket list inclusions on our Alice Springs to Melbourne tour. 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 9 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 you will need a good level of fitness. Uluru a moderate level of fitness required. The base walk is on flat ground. Kata Tjuta requires a good level of fitness. Walking on uneven surface required to complete the Valley of the Winds walk. Kings Canyon is a longer walk again a good level of fitness required for a four-hour walk around the rim of the canyon.
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9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Tour Package
Tour itinerary - 9 Days
Alice Springs to Uluru
From Alice Springs, we journey across the rugged Outback to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Nothing will prepare you for the sight of Uluru – it’s awesome! We learn about the region’s indigenous history at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre before taking an easy walk around the base of Uluru and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your Culturally Accredited Groovy Guide. There’s no better way to finish the day than watching the amazing sunset over Uluru, before snuggling inside your swag under the star-studded desert sky. (LD)
After an early breakfast, we’ll head to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for a sunrise 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 relax back at our campground, take a dip in the swimming pool or join one of our adrenalin Plus options such as Skydiving over Uluru! (BLD)
Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)
Today we set out for Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and breath-taking gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours) experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about local Aboriginal culture. (BLD)
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible change of scenery. We’ll get the chance to visit the Opal Mine and Museum where we’ll learn the history of the town. The 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. Soon after you’ll get the chance to taste one of the most amazing pizzas in the outback before spending the night in a bunkhouse sleeping the way the locals do – underground! (BLD)
After breakfast, we journey south into the foothills of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. On the way, we stop at Pimba and get a chance to view the salt lakes. We’ll stop en route for lunch before driving to Wilmington where we’ll sleep among the red gum trees.(BLD)
Alligator Gorge to Adelaide
We enjoy a morning walk through the stunning Alligator Gorge, which is sometimes bursting with wildflowers and amazing wildlife: you might get the chance to spot kangaroos or wallabies. We enjoy our last lunch together, before heading to Adelaide.(BL)
Adelaide to Grampians National Park
Leaving Adelaide sit back and enjoy the landscapes through the Adelaide Hills on the way to lunch at Mt. Arapiles. At the Grampians National Park 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. (LD)
Grampians National Park to Twelve Apostles
This morning you will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre before doing some more hiking in the beautiful Grampians. Enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, wetland, lake and home to lots of wildlife. Travelling along the Great Ocean Road highlights include the iconic Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Bay of Martyrs not to mention the spectacular coastal scenery in the area, finishing the day with a sunset at the Twelve Apostles rock formation. Overnight you will stay in hostel accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. (BLD)
Great Ocean Road to Melbourne
At the Otway National Park, take a walk through some ancient temperate (cool) rainforest. 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. Further along the Great Ocean Road are the beachside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne. The famous surf coast includes visits to Anglesea, Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf wear brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver). Your final stop is at the Split Point Lighthouse featured in the Round the Twist television series, before heading through Geelong to arrive in Melbourne at approximately 7pm. (BL)
Tour code: AM9
Camping 4 nights/Dorm 4 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 2 nights/Backpacker Twin/Double 6 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 2 nights/Backpacker Single 6 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Wednesdays and Sundays (Except 29 Mar 2019 and 25 Dec 2019, 1 Jan and 27 Mar 2020)
Sunday (plus Wednesday 8 Apr-20 May and 26 Aug-24 Mar 2020) except for 16, 20, 23 and 27 Dec
Pick up from Alice Springs accommodation from 6.30am
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- This package is a combination of safari 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 safaris.
- Camping/dorm customers will spend 4 nights in a dorm and 4 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 4 nights in a private room (3 nights private facilities, 1 night shared facilities), 1 night in a cabin (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/single customers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 fee to their guide in Alice Springs. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at the time of booking.
- We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour to the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Just contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
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