Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
All about the 14 Day Alice Springs to Sydney Tour Package
Highlights on this Alice Springs to Sydney Tour Package are staggering! You won't believe all the adventures you can pack into just 2 weeks across our vast and magical country.
This 14-day package includes a 6 day 5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, a 3 day 2 night Great Ocean Road and Grampians tour from Adelaide to Melbourne and a 2 day Melbourne to Sydney tour. Plus a free day to explore marvellous Melbourne.
You’ll visit all the hot spots on the Great Ocean Road such as Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Twelve Apostles. On the Alice Springs to Adelaide section, you explore Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon before heading down to Coober Pedy and the Flinders Ranges. We show you the best spots at the best price!
On our tour walking and hiking at 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.
14 Day Alice Springs to Sydney Tour Package Itinerary - 14 days
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
Leaving Alice Springs our first destination is Kings Creek Station, where most of Australia’s live camels are exported from, and where you will camp for the night. Enjoy the walk around the rim of Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to access the lookout points and enjoy the views of the gorge, sandstone walls and the immense size of the canyon.
On the walk you will get to see the renowned water hole known as the Garden of Eden. In the afternoon you can go for a swim in the pool or do one of the optional extra activities (Camel Safaris, Helicopter Flights and Quad Safaris) that are available at Kings Creek Station. (LD)
Kings Canyon to Uluru
After a drive to ‘The Rock’, at Uluru you can do a walk around the base of Uluru and there’s time to learn about the local Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. Lunch is prepared back at the campground and then you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the timeless wonder of Uluru. (BLD)
Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Get up in time for the magnificent Uluru sunrise and breakfast before doing a hike at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Walk the majestic Valley of the Winds which cuts through the uniquely domed rock formations. After lunch, return to your campsite and relax in the afternoon before seeing another Uluru sunset. (BLD)
Uluru to Coober Pedy
After an early start we drive to Coober Pedy, on the way you will see striking desert landscapes including the sandstone formation known as the Breakaways. Coober Pedy is where most of the world’s supply of beautiful opals come from. The landscape here is like you’ve landed on Mars. After a visit to Josephine’s Kangaroo Orphanage and dinner you will sleep underground like the locals do in bunkhouse accommodation. (BLD)
Coober Pedy to Wilmington
Enjoy a morning in Coober Pedy including a tour of the town and an opal mine. You can also have a go at “noodling” for opals, visit an opal shop or any of the other underground attractions. In the afternoon continue to travel south to the Flinders Ranges where you’ll sleep among the red gum trees of Stony Creek Bush Camp. (BLD)
Wilmington to Adelaide
Start the day with a hike up Dutchman’s Stern for grand views of the ocean and surrounding ranges and plains. In the afternoon enjoy a refreshing stop at a winery in the Clare Valley before arriving in Adelaide at around 6pm. (BL)
Adelaide to Grampians National Park
Leaving Adelaide sit back and enjoy the landscapes through the Adelaide Hills on the way to lunch at Mt. Arapiles. At the Grampians National Park 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. (LD)
Grampians National Park to Twelve Apostles
This morning you will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre before doing some more hiking in the beautiful Grampians. Enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, wetland, lake and home to lots of wildlife. Travelling along the Great Ocean Road highlights include the iconic Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and the Bay of Martyrs not to mention the spectacular coastal scenery in the area, finishing the day with a sunset at the Twelve Apostles rock formation. Overnight you will stay in hostel accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. (BLD)
Great Ocean Road to Melbourne
At the Otway National Park, take a walk through some ancient temperate (cool) rainforest. 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. Further along the Great Ocean Road are the beachside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne. The famous surf coast includes visits to Anglesea, Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf wear brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver).
Your final stop is at the Split Point Lighthouse featured in the Round the Twist television series, before heading through Geelong to arrive in Melbourne at approximately 7pm. Overnight accommodation is included. (BL)
Day 10, 11 and 12
Free days in Melbourne. 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. Accommodation is included. (no meals)
Melbourne to Yerong Creek
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 Kinglake, and feel the serenity at Bonnie Doon before landing at Mansfield, the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. 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. Learn about Australia’s fascinating bushrangers (outlaws) as you travel to Powers Lookout - what a great place for that postcard picture!
Continue through 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.
Spend the night at an authentic Aussie farmstay property and experience true Australian hospitality amongst native wildlife. You will not forget this! (D)
Yerong Creek to Sydney
Today we continue our 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.
Next stop we finish the tour in Sydney. Let us know if you want to book some post tour accommodation in Sydney and a day trip. (B)
|Tour code: AS14|
Camping 4 nts / Dorm 9 nts
Camping 4 nights/ Dorm share 9 nights. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018.
National park fee local payment
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- This package is a combination of safari 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 safaris.
- Camping/dorm customers will spend 9 nights in a dorm and 4 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 9 nights in a private room (7 nights private facilities, 2 nights shared facilities), 1 night in a cabin (shared facilities), 2 nights camping in swags and 1 night in a permanent safari tent (shared facilities)
- Twin/double fare can only be booked by two people travelling together.
- This tour requires a certain level of participation from guests. This may include assisting and cleaning afterwards with the preparation of meals, collecting firewood and sweeping out tents.
- Sleeping bags. Dorm customers will be required to pay a $30 fee to their guide in Alice Springs. Passengers are permitted to bring their own sleeping bags. Please specify this at time of booking.
- Please note a high season surcharge applies for stays in Melbourne on some travel dates.
- On this tour, it is often the case that during November- March extra nights may be required in Melbourne or Adelaide subject to tour departures. So please do not book your flights until the tour is organised and confirmed. Just send us an enquiry and we will be in touch with how you can take advantage of this great value tour package.
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