All about the 10 Day Melbourne To Alice Springs Tour Package

Australia is your adventure playground as you head overland from Melbourne to Alice Springs. This region boasts vast nature, native wildlife and outback sunsets galore. Highlights on this Melbourne to Alice Springs tour package are abundant. Head to the 'Red Centre' on a tour package to stay within your travel budget and visit all the best spots along the way. This package includes the popular 3 days 2 nights Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne to Adelaide and our 6 days 5 nights Alice Springs to Adelaide tour. Plus some time in Adelaide to explore.

You’ll visit all the hot spots on the Great Ocean Road such as Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Twelve Apostles. On the Adelaide, to Alice Springs Tour you explore the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy before heading to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. We show you the best spots at the best price!

Our main piece of travel advice for this outback Australia tour would bring a fly net with you for the Uluru and Kings Canyon portion of the trip, as you will be more comfortable during the hikes if your face is covered. You can easily buy one of these at a roadhouse on one of our stops along the way.

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 Kakadu National Park, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon needs a very 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 the four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.

 

10 Day Melbourne To Alice Springs Tour Package Itinerary - 10 days

  • Day 1 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)
  • Day 2 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)
  • Day 3 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. (BL)
  • Day 4 Adelaide
    A free day to relax or explore the city of Adelaide. Activities and meals are at additional cost. Overnight accommodation is included.
  • Day 5 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.

    Tonight you will stay in the small country town of Quorn at historic accommodation. (LD)
  • Day 6 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 bunkhouse accommodation. (BLD)
  • Day 7 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)
  • Day 8 Uluru
    Today you have a full day to spend around Uluru. Walk around the base and 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)
  • Day 9 Uluru & 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.

    Again tonight you will sleep out in comfy swags around the campfire under the stars. The perfect outback experience. (BLD)
  • Day 10 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 lunch our destination is Alice Springs where you will arrive at approximately 6:30pm. (BL)
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Real Aussie Says:
Your adventure awaits on this tour from busy city to remote outback. This tour combines transport, accommodation and most meals from Melbourne to Alice Springs, taking in all the hot spots and great walks this area of Australia has to offer. Perfect for the 18-30-year-old adventurer. All meals and accommodation both camping and dorm share are included, so all you have to think about is exploring and making new friends!

10 Day Melbourne To Alice Springs Tour Package Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: MA10
$1298
Camping 3 nts / Dorm 6 nts
$1845
Camping 3 nts / Backpacker Twin/Double 6 nts (4 x ensuite)
$2305
Camping 3 nts / Backpacker Single 6 nts (4 x ensuite)

Departure information

Starts

Tuesdays and Fridays (plus Sundays December – March) from Melbourne city and St Kilda from 6.30am

Excluding 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 17, 24, 26, 31 Dec 2017 and 2 Jan 2018

Ends
Alice Springs


This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things 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 6 nights in dorm share and 3 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 6 nights in a private room (4 nights private facilities, 2 nights shared facilities), 2 nights camping in swags or dome tents and 1 night in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
  • Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people traveling together. We also occasionally take children (5 years and above, in twin share only) and those over 40 with medical clearance and excellent fitness levels. Please contact us.
  • Sleeping bags are included for twin/double/single customers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 fee to their guide in Adelaide. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this when booking.
  • We endorse the recommendation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. Get a quote now.

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