Melbourne to Alice Springs package

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    Marvel at the huge limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles lookout
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    Stand on top of the world at Grampians National Park
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    Admire Uluru as it glows at sunset
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    Take the Valley of the Winds walk through Kata Tjuta
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    Hike Kings Canyon and feel dwarfed by the high sandstone walls and deep canyon floor
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, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Uluru.


Overnight at Melbourne Metro YHA Hostel

Day 1 (Tuesday): 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 (Wednesday): Continue along the Great Ocean Road visiting Tower Hill Reserve, home to a dormant volcano that is now a stunning wetland and home to an abundance of native wildlife.You will arrive at the Grampians National Park in the afternoon to enjoy some hiking and visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 (Thursday): Further explore the Grampians National Park with a challenging 2 hour hike up to the Pinnacle for awe inspiring views. 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 (Friday): Free day in Adelaide OR Add on Barossa Valley 1 day winery tour

Day 5 (Saturday): Start your journey up the centre of the country. Enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and enjoy a stroll through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Alligator Gorge. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 (Sunday): Visit the underground mining town of Coober Pedy; a landscape similar to Mars and home to 80% of the world’s opal. A tour highlight is the visit to Josephine's Kangaroo Orphanage where you can meet rescued kangaroo joeys. Tonight you sleep like the locals– underground. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 (Monday): Travel north along the Stuart Highway. Arrive in the Watarrka National Park to camp for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 (Tuesday): It's an early wake up to explore Kingas Canyon and enjoy a challening 3-4 hour hike on the Canyon Rim Walk. In the afternoon head to Uluru to experience the beauty of the sunset on the rock. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

Day 10 (Thursday): It's an early rise to see the sun come up then it's time to walk around the base of Uluru. After lunch you journey onto Alice Springs where your tour concludes.

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!

IMPORTANT: A medium to high 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
  • Optional add on - Barossa Valley 1 day tour $100
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Tours Depart

Tour Departs Day Departure time Arrives
3 day/2 night Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne Tuesday 6:30am Adelaide 7pm
1 day Barossa Valley Adelaide Friday 7:30am Adelaide 5:30pm
6 day/5 night Adelaide to Alice Springs Adelaide Saturday 6:30am Alice Springs 6:30pm
Tour starts in Melbourne and concludes in Alice Springs
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From 14/10/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Package 11 $1350
Package + Barossa Valley 1 day winery tour 11 $1450
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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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  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
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  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.

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  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
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Last updated 9th January 2020

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