Outback to the Great Ocean Road in Style

Comfort, Uluru to Melbourne

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The outback...in comfort? Oh, it's possible. This adventure offers travellers the chance to explore the exotic extremes of contemporary Australia, from its busy big cities like Melbourne to the natural beauty of the outback and its massive rock formations. Visit vineyards in Australia’s booming wine region and taste your day away. Visit fabled Uluru (Ayers Rock) and learn about Aboriginal history. All Australia. All amazing. All yours.

What’s included

  • Guided tour of Uluru and visit a local arts centre
  • Walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta
  • Barossa Valley wine tour with lunch and wine tasting
  • Adelaide orientation walk
  • Visit a Aboriginal cultural centre
  • Explore Grampians National Park
  • Scenic drive on the Great Ocean Road
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park

Highlights

  • Explore the famous red centre and witness the majesty of uluru
  • Taste some of australia's best wines at their source
  • Experience the wildness of australia's national parks
  • Drive the famed great ocean road

Itinerary

Day 1 Uluru Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Arrive in Uluru at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and relax. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Uluru (1B, 1L) Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. The Mala Walk around the base of Uluru provides insight into its significance to the local Aboriginal people. Visit the cultural centre and learn about ancient beliefs and traditions portrayed in art, food and music. The afternoon is at your leisure. Additional Notes: Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C (109-115°F) in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets. The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C (104°F). During these hot months, we try to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the midday sun. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Sunset at Uluru
Day 3 Uluru/Alice Springs (1B) Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk in Kata Tjuta National Park before driving to Alice Springs for the night. Included Activities: Kata Tjuta National Park Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 375km)
Day 4 Alice Springs/Adelaide (1B) Fly to Adelaide and enjoy an orientation walk. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Taxicab (0.50 hour(s)) Plane Taxicab
Day 5 Adelaide (1B) Today is free to explore on your own or option to take a full day excursion to Kangaroo Island.
Day 6 Adelaide/Barossa Valley (1B) Travel to one of Australia's oldest wine regions, the world-famous Barossa Valley. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 80km)
Day 7 Barossa Valley (1B, 1L) Explore one of Australia's oldest wine regions, the world famous Barossa Valley. Visit some wineries, enjoying lunch and wine tasting along the way. One of Australia's oldest wine regions, Barossa can be found in South Australia, approx. 60km (37 mi) northeast of Adelaide. Founded by German settlers in the mid 1800's, wine was (and still is) a way of life for the 750 grape-growing families who have lived and farmed in the region for generations. Included Activities: Barossa Valley Wine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8 Barossa Valley/Robe (1B) Travel to the coast and spend the night in a quaint fishing village. Opt to visit historic sites or take a walk to the pier to watch the fishermen bring in their day's catch. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 400km)
Day 9 Robe/Grampians National Park (1B, 1D) Early start to travel to the Grampians NP, known for its abundant wildlife. Stop at MacKenzie Falls and the Balconies to enjoy a spectacular walk before arriving at our accommodation that evening. Included Activities: MacKenzie Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 500km)
Day 10 Grampians National Park/Warrnambool (1B) Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the morning to learn about the indigenous culture of the area. Leaving the mountains behind, take in the changing landscapes continuing onto the seaside town of Warrnambool for the night. Included Activities: Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 350km)
Day 11 Warrnambool/Melbourne (1B) Travel past some of the world's most famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the Twelve Apostles and a rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Continue to Melbourne for the night. Included Activities: Rainforest Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 350km)
Day 12 Melbourne (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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