All about the 9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Tour Package

So many bucket list inclusions on our Alice Springs to Melbourne 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 9 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 you will need 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 a four-hour walk around the rim of the canyon.

9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Tour Package Itinerary - 9 days

  • Day 1 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)
  • Day 2 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)
  • Day 3 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)
  • Day 4 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)
  • Day 5 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)
  • Day 6 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)
  • Day 7 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)
  • Day 8 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)
  • Day 9 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. (BL)
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Experience the outback on this adventure tour Alice Springs to Melbourne. You will enjoy sleeping outside in a swag for a few nights on this camping adventure. A swag is a bedroll made of canvas with a mattress inside.You can put your sleeping bag inside and zip it up and have a perfect view of the stars.

9 Day Alice Springs to Melbourne Tour Package Price information
AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: AM9
$1164
Camping 4 nts / Dorm 4 nts
$1700
Camping 3 nt / Backpacker Twin/Double 5 nts (3 x ensuite)
$2110
Camping 3 nts / Backpacker Single 5 nts (3 x ensuite)
$1216
Camping 4 nights/ Dorm 4 nights. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018
$1801
Camping 2 nights / Backpacker Twin/Double 6 nights. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018
$2247
Camping 2 nights/ Backpacker Single 6 nights. For travel AFTER 1 April 2018

Departure information

Starts

Wednesdays and Sundays (plus Fridays December - March) Except 17, 24 and 29 Dec 2017 and 7 Jan,  07, 16, 21, 26 Dec 2018, 4 Jan and  29 Mar 2019.

Pick up from Alice Springs accommodation from 6.30am

Ends
Melbourne


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 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 4 nights in a dorm and 4 nights camping in swags only. Camping/twin/double/single customers will spend 4 nights in a private room (3 nights private facilities, 1 night shared facilities), 1 night in a cabin (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 traveling together.
  • Sleeping bags are included for twin/double/single customers. 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 the time of booking.
  • Regarding dietary requirements on tour, we can cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and lactose intolerant passengers. Please understand we are on a camping tour to the food you may usually have may not be readily available. Just contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
  • We endorse the recommendation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. Get a quote now.

 

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