Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Discover the hidden laneways of Melbourne, marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, spend the night in an underground hotel, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset
Let's be frank, we'd need a heck of a lot of time to be able to see everything Australia has to offer, and sometimes we're just not afforded that luxury. Fret not, fellow adventurers, because this 12-day tour will take you on a pretty thorough jaunt from Melbourne to the Red Centre, with a mix of must-see highlights and unique experiences along the way. Sample local wines, check out Victoria's beaches, travel along the Great Ocean Road, take a guided night walk, sleep underground like the locals in Coober Pedy, and explore the Outback. (And more. Seriously.)
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13649909
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Melbourne||Day 1 Melbourne|
There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the cultural capital of Australia. Get lost in the citys famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the Uber-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mornington Peninsula||Day 2 Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula (1B)|
Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches. Included Activities: Melbourne Laneways Walk Bathing Boxes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 100km)
|Day 3||Mornington Peninsula||Day 3 Mornington Peninsula|
Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Go for a hike, visit a winery, or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
|Day 4||Port Campbell||Day 4 Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell (1B)|
Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Included Activities: Rainforest Walk 12 Apostles Visit Loch Ard Gorge Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 20km) Ferry (1.00 hour(s), 15km) Enjoy the stunning scenery while driving along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at the highlights along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Little Desert National Park||Day 5 Port Campbell/Little Desert National Park (1B, 1D)|
Travel into the Aussie bush, stopping at Grampians National Park en route. Take a guided night walk to look for nocturnal critters in Little Desert National Park. Included Activities: The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit MacKenzie Falls Visit Night Bush Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 260km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 110km)
|Day 6||Adelaide||Day 6 Little Desert National Park/Adelaide (1B)|
Travel to Adelaide, and enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival before free time to explore the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 345km)
|Day 7||Flinders Ranges||Day 7 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stop for a wine tasting and lunch in the Clare Valley before driving through the Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Flinders Ranges||Day 8 Flinders Ranges (1B, 1D)|
Visit Wilpena Pound, a 800-million-year old natural amphitheatre, before enjoying free time for optional activities in the Flinders Ranges like hiking or a 4WD tour of the rugged area. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Visit
|Day 9||Coober Pedy||Day 9 Flinders Ranges/Coober Pedy (1B, 1L)|
Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opals to the area. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 700km)
|Day 10||Uluru||Day 10 Coober Pedy/Uluru (1B)|
Cross the border into the Northern Territory, where Australias most iconic view awaits. Included Activities: Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 750km)
|Day 11||Uluru||Day 11 Uluru (1B)|
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
|Day 12||Uluru||Day 12 Uluru|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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