Adventure Tours 10 Day Melbourne – Alice Springs | Cheap Az Travel

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  • Departs Melbourne 7Am Finish Alice Springs 6Pm
  • Meals 8 Breakfasts 8 Lunch 7 Dinners
  • Accommodation ( Camping Basic Facilities 2 Nights) ( Camping With Shared Facilities 1 Night) (Dorm Accom 2 Nights) (Permanent Tented Camp Shared Facilities
    3 Nights) ( Underground Multishare 1 Night)

Travel through the winding roads of Australia’s most famous scenic drive, the Great Ocean Road to the Flinders Ranges and onto Uluru via the famous Oodnadatta Track

Travel from Melbourne to the Red dirt of Alice Springs, taking in the region’s biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Drive the famous Great Ocean Road and Oodnadatta Track, hike the Grampians to the Pinnacles, stroll around Wilpena Pound, witness Uluru during a stunning sunrise, wander through the majestic canyons of Kata Tjuta and admire the views from Kings Canyon.

Itinerary:

Day 1: The Great Ocean Road
Departing Melbourne, hit the road west to Geelong and the famous surf town of Torquay. From there, begin the journey along one of Australia’s most beautiful and famous drives, the Great Ocean Road. Stop in at Kennett River for some koala spotting, then break for lunch in Apollo Bay. Continue on to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, spending the night in Warrnambool.

Note: Total driving time today is about six and a half hours (approximately 450kms)
Total walking time will be about two hours (approximately 2kms)

Included Activities
– 12 Apostles & London Bridge
– Koala spotting – Great Ocean Road
– Melba Gully Walk – Otway Ranges
– Swim at Lorne (Summer months)
– Loch Ard Gorge

Optional Activities

Meals
– Lunch

Day 2: The Grampians
Begin the day checking out more of the Great Ocean Road’s wonders, then drive into the Grampians National Park – an area rich in Aboriginal culture and beautiful landscapes. We’ll visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about the period known as the Dreaming, then hike up to the Pinnacles for impressive views across the Grampians. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ in Halls Gap.

Note: Total driving time today is about six hours (approximately 400kms)
Total walking time will be about four hours (approximately 5kms)

Included Activities
– Brambuk Culture Centre
– Mackenzie Falls – Grampians
– Pinnacles Walk – Grampians

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Dinner

Day 3: The Grampians to Adelaide
Hike up to McKenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians, and check out other sights such as The Balconies and Reeds Lookout. Leaving the Grampians, pass through the town of Horsham before crossing the famed mighty Murray River and making the last leg of the journey into Adelaide.

Note: Total driving time today is about seven and a half hours (approximately 550kms) Estimated time of arrival into Adelaide is 7.30pm.
Total walking time will be about two and a half hours (approximately 3.5kms)

Accommodation
– Hostel (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast

Day 4: Adelaide – Flinders Ranges
Barely 100 clicks north of Adelaide lies the Clare Valley, an undulating sprawl of vineyards, wine cellars and quaint bluestone cottages. Renowned for its production of world-class Rieslings, this is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions – and one of its prettiest too. On the drive through to Wilpena Pound you’ll be treated to some extraordinary views of the Flinders Ranges, which, stretching for over 430 km across South Australia, are the state’s biggest mountain range. Arriving at our campsite there’ll be time for hike before snuggling down in a swag.

Total driving time takes around five hours.

Accommodation
– Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Wilpena Pound

Optional Activities

Meals
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 5: Oodnadatta Track – William Creek
Leaving the flinders Ranges, we cruise north towards the tiny town of Lyndhurst, where the entrance sign proclaims ‚ÄòWelcome to Lyndhurst. Pop. 30 (most days)’. Hitting the famous Oodnadatta Track, we’ll make a stop by Lake Eyre (Australia’s largest salt lake), before arriving at our campsite in William Creek – base for the night.

Total driving time today is approximately 8 hours

Accommodation
– Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 6: Coober Pedy
Covering an area of six million acres, Anna Creek Station is the world’s largest working cattle station. The estate was founded in 1899 by Sir Sidney Kidman, a distant relative of Nicole who set from home out on a one-eyed horse at age 13 to make his fortune. By mid afternoon we’ll have reached the opal-mining town of Coober Pedy. The weather here is so hot that life’s better lived underground. After taking a guided tour of this subterranean society, and checking into an underground bunkhouse, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure. Try your luck ‚Äònoodling’ for opals, or finish the day at Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage to see what’s hopping about.

Total driving time today is approximately 6.5 hours

Accommodation
– Underground Multishare (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Anna Creek Station
– Coober Pedy Mine tour
– Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 7: Coober Pedy – Yulara
We’ll be honest, there’s a fair bit of driving today. From Coober Pedy we travel across the Moon Plains, past the Dingo Fence, past Breakaways Reserve, and into Yulara. Make sure you have your Ipod fully charged and your neck cushion handy.

Today driving time will be about 8.5 hours.

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Dingo Fence

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 8: Yulara – Uluru
Rise early this morning and be rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the day is still fresh, enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru, which is of great spiritual significance to the Anangu people. We walk to the cave paintings near Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru where you wiill be in the hands of an Anangu guide who will share the stories of this unique landscape and explain the Art, the Culture and connection to Land. This exclusive experience will give you an exclusive insight to the meaning behind Anangu art and traditional culture. The on-site Cultural Centre also houses an extensive collection of arts and crafts of the First Peoples of Australia for you to browse. Head back to camp for lunch.

There isn’t much driving today, about an hour in total between destinations. You will walk approximately 5km.

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park Entrance
– Uluru Base Walk
– Uluru Cultural Centre
– Kata Tjuta
– Maruku Arts cultural experience

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 9: Uluru – Kings Canyon
Today, explore one of the Red Centre’s greatest treasures: Kata Tjuta. The Olgas, as they’re also known, are a group of domed red rocks rising spectacularly out of the desert. Like Uluru, they’re sacred to the Anangu people and are believed to be 500 million years old. Return to camp for lunch before travelling to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Spend the night in an exclusive campsite inside the park.

Today, driving time is about four hrs and walking is up to ten kilometres.

Accommodation
– Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)

Included Activities
– Watarrka National Park Entry Fees

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Day 10: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs
With its 300-metre high sandstone walls, hidden waterholes, fern forests, chasms, canyons and caverns, Watarrka National Park is central Australia’s answer to an oasis. The highlight attractions here are the Garden of Eden, the Amphitheatre and the Lost City – all sites you’ll get to visit on the Rim Walk. Following lunch it’s back on the road for the onward drive to Alice Springs, where this adventure concludes.

Driving time today is approximately 5 hours back to Alice Springs, and the Rim Walk is approximately 6km.

Included Activities
– Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Optional Activities

Meals
– Breakfast
– Lunch

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