The Red Centre to Melbourne: Camping & Canyons

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Alice Springs to Melbourne

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Make the most of this 10-day adventure full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, you’ll get a feel for the Australia that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

What’s included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Adelaide
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park
  • 12 Apostles visit
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru
  • Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru)
  • Hikes at Kings Canyon (seasonal) and Grampians NP
  • Entrance fees to Uluru NP, Grampians NP, 12 Apostles/Port Campbell NP
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at the 12 apostles along the great ocean road
  • Catch the magnificent colours of uluru at sunset
  • Explore the red centre

Itinerary

Alice Springs Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group over a couple of "bevvies" at a popular local spot in Alice Springs. Channel all of the excitement of arriving in a new place by enjoying live entertainment in an authentic tavern with your new adventure pals.
Alice Springs/Kings Creek Charge those cameras and hit the road to Kings Canyon. Journey to Australia’s famous Red Centre passing through desert plains, weathered mountain ranges, rocky gorges, and some of the most sacred Indigenous sites in the country. Spend your first night together under the stars in a true Aussie desert swag (padded bed roll) and let the good times roll... no pun intended!
Kings Creek/Uluru Rise early, beat the heat, and embark on a morning walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon. Take in the spectacular views surrounding you and simply enjoy being in the moment. Then it’s time to hop on the bus and drive to Uluru, where Australia’s most iconic view awaits. Grab a glass of bubbly and enjoy one of the most colourful sunsets of your life as Uluru puts on an unforgettable show in the fading light.
Uluru Get in touch with your inner zen as you wake near one of the most spiritual places in Australia. Listen to your peaceful surroundings and reflect before you begin the day. Visit an Indigenous culture centre with the group and partake in the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. This walk is perfect if you are looking to see lots of Indigenous rock art and get away from the crowds. Wander between the sheer walls and tranquility of Kantju Gorge as you explore one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks. See the colours change before your eyes, learn the significance behind this destination for the local people, and let Uluru capture your heart.
Uluru/Alice Springs The unexplainable energy of the Red Centre will have you itching to head out on another hike. You’re in luck because the group will travel to the Mars-like rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) to explore the surrounding area. If the temperature isn’t too unbearable you’ll also get to walk through the Valley of the Winds, which is full of dusty orange rock domes just waiting to be enjoyed. Snap some pics, wander away from everyone and revel in the peaceful atmosphere of the Australian Outback before making the drive back to Alice Springs.
Alice Springs/Adelaide Rise early and hop on your flight to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Use your free time this afternoon to indulge in the multicultural flavours infused in the city’s restaurants, partake in the pulsing arts and live-music scene, and count church spires as you search for pubs and hip bars tucked away in city lanes. Then it’s time to embrace the energy of Adelaide on a final night out together!
Adelaide Enjoy a free day to discover Adelaide. Opt to check out more wineries.
Adelaide/Halls Gap Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.
Halls Gap/Port Campbell Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit an Indigenous cultural centre (time permitting). Stop for a visit to the Arch along the Great Ocean Road.
Port Campbell/Melbourne Travel along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.
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