All about the 13 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Tour Package

Our Real Aussie Adventures Sydney to Alice Springs tour is full of adventure. Start in Australia's largest city on the east coast Sydney and travel via Melbourne and Adelaide to the central Australian town of Alice Springs. Explore Canberra, Victorian high country, Great Ocean Road, South Australian outback and Uluru (Ayers Rock) on this overland journey.

Bucket list inclusions on our Sydney to Alice Springs  tour are sunset and sunrise over Uluru, hiking to MacKenzie Falls, staying underground in Coober Pedy, visiting a kangaroo orphanage, a guided hike of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and seeing Watarrka with great hikes and incredible sunrises and sunsets, camping amongst the red gum trees at Stony Creek Bush Camp and view the magic of the Flinders Ranges. Plus the Great Ocean Road and Sunset at Twelve Apostles with fantastic hikes through the mountains of the Grampians National Park, the Shipwreck Coast, surf beaches, artistic seaside villages and the serenity of the Otway temperate rainforest. Phew! So much to see and do in just 13 days!

Real Aussie Adventures is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travelers from all over the world, people traveling by themselves, couples and groups.

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 four hour walk around the canyon’s rim.

13 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Tour Package Itinerary - 13 days

  • Day 1 Sydney to Yerong Creek
    Journey through Wagga Wagga and Gundagai, to our Nations’ Capital City – Canberra. Today we discover the home of the Australian Story. See national attractions and hidden gems. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation.

    Continue the journey through to the Victorian high country to spend the night at an authentic Aussie farmstay property and experience true Australian hospitality amongst native wildlife. You will not forget this! (D)
  • Day 2 Yerong Creek to Melbourne
    Visit Victoria’s unfamiliar territory to the historic gold mining town of Beechworth. It’s magnificently preserved heritage buildings and mouth-watering local gourmet produce makes this stop one for the senses.

    Learn about Australia’s fascinating bushrangers (outlaws) as you travel to Powers Lookout - what a great place for that postcard picture!

    Bound by the Victorian Alps and the Murray River we journey through ever changing landscapes. Mix with locals and see Australia as you have never seen it before. Drive through the scenic landscape of Mansfield, the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, and feel the serenity at Bonnie Doon before landing at Kinglake.

    Immerse yourself in a local wildlife rescue project that is sure to touch your heart. A donation to an animal welfare shelter is included as part of your cost.

    Next stop – Melbourne! Overnight accommodation is included. (B)
  • Day 3 Melbourne
    Free day to explore Melbourne's cafes, lane way bars and shops, visit the seaside suburb of St Kilda. Or perhaps do a day tour to see the Penguins at Phillip Island. overnight accommodation is included. (no meals)
  • Day 4 Melbourne to Twelve 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)
  • Day 5 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)
  • Day 6 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 is included. (BL)
  • Day 7 Adelaide
    A free day to relax or explore the city of Adelaide. Activities and meals are at additional cost. Overnight accommodation is included.
  • Day 8 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)
  • Day 9 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)
  • Day 10 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)
  • Day 11 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)
  • Day 12 Uluru
    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)
  • Day 13 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)
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Real Aussie Says:
This budget tour package from Sydney to Alice Spring showcases all the highlights including Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Coober Pedy Underground town, Uluru, Kings Canyon. Perfect outback tour to meet people and see the best of Australia! The main piece of advice would to bring a fly net with you for the Uluru and Kings Canyon portion of the tour, as you will be more comfortable during the hikes if your face is covered. You can easily buy one of these at a roadhouse on one of our stops along the way. This tour is ideal for those 18-39 years old who enjoy adventure and exploring!

13 Day Sydney to Alice Springs Tour Package Price information AUD per person

Price

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Tour code: SA13
$1835
Adult camping 3 nights/ dorm 9 nights.

Departure information

Starts

This tour is being discontinued.

The only travel dates will be 14 December 2018

Ends
Alice Springs


This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • This package is a combination of tour 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 tours.
  • Itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal, cultural and weather conditions.
  • Luggage is restricted to one small bag (maximum 15 kg) and a day pack. Please contact us if you will require a larger luggage allowance as arrangements may be able to be made.
  • Camping/dorm customers will spend 9 nights in dorm and 3 nights camping in swags. Camping/Twin/double customers will spend 9 nights in private room accommodation (6 nights private facilities, 3 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 travelling together.
  • Sleeping bags are included for twin/double passengers. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 hire fee to their guide in Adelaide. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at time of booking.

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