Get off the beaten track and down some Laneways in Melbourne on this 2 hours walking tour. Drink coffee with our local guide.
13 Day Melbourne to Alice Springs Safari Package including 2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour and Barossa Valley Day Tour
The perfect adventure tour from Melbourne to Alice Springs. This Package includes a 3 day 2 night Great Ocean Road and Grampians tour from Melbourne to Adelaide, 2-day Kangaroo Island, 1 day Barossa Valley wine tour and a 6 day 5 night Alice Springs to Adelaide tour.
You’ll visit all the hot spots on the Great Ocean Road such as Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, and the Twelve Apostles. Highlights of Kangaroo Island including Flinders chase national park and so much native Australian wildlife. On the Adelaide to Alice Springs section of this tour, you explore the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy before heading to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.
Travel in a small group of 24 in our air-conditioned bus with our fun and knowledgeable guide as you traverse the changing scenery of Australia's outback.
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 a four-hour walk around the canyon’s rim.
13 Day Melbourne to Alice Springs Safari Package including 2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour and Barossa Valley Day Tour
Tour itinerary - 13 Days
Melbourne to 12 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 included. (BL)
Travel through the Adelaide Hills to the most famous wine making region in Australia – the Barossa Valley. On the way to your first wine tasting, you will stop at the world’s largest Rocking Horse and the amazing Whispering Wall.
Jacob’s Creek Winery is one of the most well known in Australia and at their Visitor’s Centre you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the winery, and enjoy an educational wine tasting presentation.
At the small, family-owned winery, Kies, the wines here are only sold at their cellar door. At their rustic winery cottage you can taste a selection of their wines.
After a Gourmet Pizza lunch you will get to tour the cellars and taste the wine at the pretty Richmond Grove winery, situated on the edge of the North Para River.
After a quick stop at the Menglers’s Hill Lookout for a view across the valley, the fourth and final winery you will visit is the historic Seppeltsfield winery.
You will return to Adelaide by about 5pm. Overnight accommodation included. (L)
Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
Depart Adelaide and enjoy a scenic coach trip through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where you will board the SeaLink ferry for the 45-minute journey across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island. On arrival in Penneshaw you'll meet your local Tour Guide/ Driver. First stop is Rob's Shearing & Sheepdogs to enjoy a sheep shearing demonstration by a real Aussie character before heading to Pennington Bay, a spectacular beach where you'll have some spectacular photo opportunities.
Continue to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia to learn about their distilling process, peruse their farmgate store and enjoy lunch. Next you're onto the stunning Seal Bay Conservation Park where you will have the opportunity to get up close to a wild breeding colony of rare Australian sea lions. At Little Sahara explore the huge white sand dunes and test your skills at sandboarding. If you're not up to for sandboarding a walk to the top of the dunes will provide incredible views.
Arrive at your overnight accommodation by the beach in Penneshaw. You'll then have the opportunity to spend some free time exploring the stunning Hog Bay Beach, the Kangaroo Island Sculpture Trail, stop by the Penneshaw Hotel, take a look at the Penneshaw Penguin Centre or simply relax and get to know other travellers on your tour. Settle in for a mouth-watering dinner and then as darkness sets in, you may see kangaroos, Tamar wallabies and possums, or kick back with a glass of local wine before retiring to the comfort of your bed.
Kangaroo Island to Adelaide
After breakfast get up close to wildlife at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you will look for koalas nestled up in the eucalypts, get up close to kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife. From here, visit Raptor Domain for the awe-inspiring ‘In-Flight’ Birds of Prey Display and see a display of Wedge Tailed Eagles, Kookaburras, Sea Eagles and different owls that have been rescued and rehabilitated before they go back into the wild. Enjoy lunch at Emu Bay Lavender Farm and take a walk around the garden and the charming Farmgate Store.
The afternoon’s touring will then vary depending on time, weather conditions and the group’s interests. You may be able to discover one of Kangaroo Island’s pristine beaches, take a walk up Prospect Hill the highest point on Kangaroo Island, see some more wildlife in their natural environment, or sample some of the local produce at one of the many cottage industries (own expense). On arrival into Penneshaw, there will be time to purchase dinner (own expense) before the return journey to Adelaide via the SeaLink ferry. (B,L)
A free day to relax or explore the city of Adelaide. Activities and meals are at additional cost. Overnight accommodation is included.
Adelaide to Southern Flinders Ranges
We start our adventure traveling 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 wildflowers. We’ll then settle in the heart of the Southern Flinders Ranges for the night. (LD)
Flinders Ranges to Coober Pedy
Along the way to Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital of the World – you’ll notice the incredible changing landscapes. Wildlife, such as kangaroos, emus and eagles will scatter as road trains thunder across a landscape that resembles Mars or the Moon. On a tour of an underground Opal Mine and Museum, you’ll learn about the history of Coober Pedy. A 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. Tonight, we sleep like the locals do – underground, in bunkhouse accommodation (dorm option). (BLD)
Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon
It’s a big day driving up the Stuart Highway, with several pit stops en route. Our mission today is to reach the majestic Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we’ll camp for the night on an authentic station. (BLD)
Kings Canyon to Uluru
We get up early to explore Watarrka (Kings Canyon), where you’ll need to stop to admire and photograph the massive sandstone walls, vast canyon floor and stunning gorges. On the Canyon Rim Walk (3-4 hours), you’ll experience the beautiful Garden of Eden and learn more about the local Aboriginal culture. After lunch, we begin our journey into Uluru. Nothing will prepare you for the sight of The Rock. We quickly set up camp before learning about the local Aboriginal History at the Uluru Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Soon after we’ll be experiencing our first awe-inspiring Uluru sunset, taking time to absorb the beauty and majesty of this place. (BLD)
We start the day at dawn taking a (3 ½ hour) walk around the base of Uluru. Hiking through acacia woodlands and grassy clay pans, you’ll spot wildlife at waterholes, marvel at Uluru’s geological wonders and learn more about Aboriginal interpretations from your culturally accredited Groovy guide. Later, we relax back at our campground or join one of our Adrenalin Plus options. (BLD)
Uluru to Alice Springs
After devouring yet another scrumptious breakfast we’ll experience a glorious sunrise over Kata Tjuta, before we hike to lookouts around Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and visit the majestic Valley of the Winds with its ancient rock formations and extraordinary views. After lunch, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs, arriving approximately at 6:30 pm. (BL)
Tour code: MA13
Camping 4 nights/Dorm 8 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 2 nights/Backpacker Twin/Double 10 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Camping 2 nights/Backpacker Single 10 nights. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Every Tuesday from Melbourne city and St Kilda accommodation at 6.30am
Except for 10 and 17 December 2019.
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 9 nights in the dorm and 3 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 9 nights in a private room (5 nights private facilities, 4 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 traveling together.
- 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 at the time of 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.
Tour inclusions in Kangaroo Island amended from 15th January 2020 until further notice. Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in the Flinders Chase National Park is temporarily closed until further notice. In light of the KI bushfires, displayed itineraries may change to ensure an enriching and safe experience for passengers.
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