Melbourne to Alice Springs package

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    Marvel at the huge limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles lookout
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  • Grampians Bush Walk 3.jpg
    Stand on top of the world at Grampians National Park
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    Enjoy the fine wines and stunning scenery of the Barossa Valley
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  • Uluru_credit Voyages.jpg
    Admire Uluru as it glows at sunset
  • Kata Tjuta, The Olgas  desert shutterstock.jpg
    Take the Valley of the Winds walk through Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon_Marc Witte.jpg
    Hike Kings Canyon and feel dwarfed by the high sandstone walls and deep canyon floor

Groovy Grape

Explore the diverse landscapes of Australia on this epic adventure. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, sleep underground in Coober Pedy, hike the Flinders Ranges & admire Uluru.
This epic 10 day adventure will show you the diverse landscapes of Australia as you travel from Melbourne, through the centre of the country, up to Alice Springs. Experience the Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Barossa Valley wine region, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Uluru.


Overnight at Melbourne Metro YHA Hostel

Day 1 - Admire the spectacular scenery as you wind your way along the coast. After a lunch stop in a charming seaside town, you will get a chance to stretch your legs on a walk through an ancient rainforest. Arrive at the 12 Apostles at sunset and be awestruck by the mighty limestone stacks. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2 - After an early breakfast you will make your way back to the 12 Apostles to see them in the morning light, before the crowds. You will arrive at the Grampians National Park in the afternoon to enjoy some hiking before visiting the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 - Further explore the Grampians National Park; MacKenzie Falls, the Balconies Lookout. Travel onto Adelaide through the hills and arrive at approximately 7.00pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Check into Adelaide Central YHA Hostel for 2 nights.

Day 4 - Free day in Adelaide OR add on Barossa Valley tour for extra $100: Explore the Barossa Valley and enjoy tasting some of the best food and wine in Australia. This tour blends historical wineries, wonderful regional food and breathtaking scenery.

Day 5 - Start your journey up the centre of the country. Enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and enjoy a hike up Dutchman’s Stern for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding plains. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 - Visit the underground mining town of Coober Pedy; a landscape similar to Mars and home to 80% of the world’s opal. Take a tour of an opal mine and check out some of the town’s unique underground attractions. Tonight you sleep like the locals– underground. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 - Travel north onto Uluru. On arrival you will set up camp then check out your first Uluru sunset. Nothing really prepares you for the beauty of the glowing rock! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 - Enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru and learn about the Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 - At Kata Tjuta, hike the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredible ancient rock formations.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 - Experience the fantastic views of Kings Canyon on this 3 hour hike. Feel dwarfed by the huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. Continue onto Alice Springs and arrive at approximately 6:30pm. 

Overnight at Alice Spring Backpackers Hostel

Day 11 - Check out of the hostel and finish your trip.
What you need to bring: Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, 2L water bottle, swimwear, towel and sleeping bag (or hire one for $30). Otherwise, bring all the usual stuff – and, most importantly, a sense of adventure!

A medium fitness level is recommended for this tour due to being a nature based walking tour. 



  • 1 night multi-share at Melbourne Metro YHA
  • 3 day/2 night Melbourne to Adelaide Tour
  • 2 nights multi-share at Adelaide Central YHA
  • 6 day/5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs Tour
  • 1 night multi-share at Alice Springs YHA
  • All accommodation while on tour
  • Meals as indicated
  • Add on Barossa Valley for extra $100

Tours depart

Tour Departs Day Departure time Arrives
3 day/2 night Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne Tuesday & Friday (plus Sunday in summer) 6:30am Adelaide 7pm
Barossa Valley Wine Tour Adelaide Daily 9am Adelaide 5pm
6 day/5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs Adelaide Tuesday & Saturday (plus Thursday in summer) 6:30am Alice Springs 6:30pm
Tour starts in Melbourne and concludes in Alice Springs


From 01/04/2018 until 31/03/2019
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adult 11 $1329
Adult plus Barossa Valley 1 Day Tour 11 $1429

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Tour Operator cancellation charges:
25% - 8 to 30 days prior to departure
50% - 24 hours to 7 days prior to departure
100% - within 24 hours of departure>

Inside 3 days passengers wanting to change departure dates will be charged an amendment fee of $33

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