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THE RED CENTRE TO MELBOURNE - 2 (MAR 01-OCT 31)

10 Days, Alice Springs to Port Campbell
THE RED CENTRE TO MELBOURNE - 2 (MAR 01-OCT 31)

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It's a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this ten-day trek full of good company and good ti read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 9 nights accommodation (Hostels (6 nts), swag camping (2 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share)
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus, walking).
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP.
  • Visit to the 12 Apostles.
  • Clare Valley wine tasting.
  • Underground mine tour.
  • Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru.
  • Mala Walk and cultural centre visit (Uluru).
  • Hike at Kings Canyon and Grampians NP.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD240-315 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Alice Springs
Day 2 Alice Springs/Uluru
Day 3 Uluru
Day 4 Uluru/Coober Pedy
Day 5 Coober Pedy/William Creek
Day 6 William Creek/Beltana
Day 7 Beltana/Adelaide
Day 8 Adelaide/Halls Gap
Day 9 Halls Gap/Port Campbell
Day 10 Port Campbell/Melbourne
Departures
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  • Start
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  • Wed, 26 Dec '18
  • Mon, 31 Dec '18
  • Wed, 09 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Alice Springs
  • Uluru
  • Coober Pedy
  • William Creek.
  • Beltana
  • Adelaide
  • Halls Gap
  • Port Campbell
  • Alice Springs to Melbourne Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Alice Springs

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 19:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Alice Springs/Uluru

    Depart early and travel to the Red Centre. Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon before continuing on to Uluru.

    Depart early for the Red Centre. Travel to Kings Canyon and embark on an optional walk, weather permitting, through the gorges and valleys of Watarrka National Park.

    Continue on to the Yulara campground for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Alice Springs - Uluru 9h-9h30m 770km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Kings Canyon Hike
    Kings Canyon 3h-4h 4-6km
    HIke through beautiful Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park on this walk that visits the natural amphitheatre, the north and south walls, and the Garden of Eden. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Uluru

    Visit an Aboriginal cultural centre and enjoy the informative Mala Walk at Uluru. Catch the sunset over Uluru before heading to the campground for the night. Camp under the stars of the night sky-the only way to really experience the Outback.

    Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre to get a better understanding of the area before embarking on the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn the significance behind this iconic destination for the local people.

    Experience the colourful sunset at Uluru, while enjoying a glass of bubbly. Marvel at the night sky while bunking down in a swag (canvas bedroll) for the night.

    Uluru Mala Walk
    Uluru 1h-1h30m 2km
    Walk along the northwest side of Uluru with your CEO to learn about the history of the area, stories of the Anangu people and these awe-inspiring uplifted sandstone rock formations.

    Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Learn about the Aboriginal culture in the area to get a better perspective of the history, beliefs and present-day life of the Anangu people. Discover the wild world of bush tucker (indigenous food), find out which plants are used in bush medicine, and hear stories from the Dreaming.

    Uluru at Sunset
    Uluru 30m-1h
    Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and watch the setting sun transform Uluru into a glowing monolith bathed in deep reds and oranges. Capture the moment with your camera but also take a moment to soak in the serenity of the scene just with your own eyes. Magic!

    Optional Activities
    Uluru Helicopter Flight

    Uluru
    150-285AUD per person
    See some of the highlights of the red centre from a bird's-eye view. Take to the air and choose between a 15-minute loop around Uluru, or opt to also see Kata Tjuta on a 30-minute flight.

    Outback Astronomy Tour
    Uluru
    42AUD per person
    Enjoy a tour of the night sky, learning how Aboriginals used the stars for mythology and seasonal predictions while getting a chance to stargaze through telescopes and binoculars. The Outback is one of the best places to stargaze, with low humidity and surrounding light - take a peek and see whats out there! (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Uluru/Coober Pedy

    Cross the Outback on a rugged track to Coober Pedy, the world's opal mining capital. After a guided tour of a mine, escape the heat like the locals by spending the night underground.

    Travel across the Outback to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and then importance of opal to the area.

    Private Vehicle
    Uluru - Coober Pedy 9h 780km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Guided Mine Tour
    Coober Pedy 30m-45m
    Learn about opal and Coober Pedy's mining history on a tour of an old opal mine. See examples of both hand-dug and machine-dug underground homes, which are a popular way to escape the heat. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Coober Pedy/William Creek

    Travel along the Old Ghan Railway route-the Oodnadatta Track. Cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way. Opt to take a scenic flight over Lake Eyre.

    We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. We cross the dingo fence and stop to explore a number of historic settler sites along the way.

    Private Vehicle
    Coober Pedy - William Creek 3h 180km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities
    Lake Eyre Scenic Flight

    Lake Eyre
    285AUD per person
    Soar above Australia's largest inland lake on this 60-min flight in the north of South Australia. Typically, Lake Eyre is dry, so prepare to see a vast white salt plain shimmering in the sun. Following monsoon rains in the north, the lake fills and becomes a breeding site pelicans, gulls and terns. Enjoy a bird's-eye view and enjoy the flight. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 William Creek/Beltana

    Marvel at ruins of early settler sites. Experience a one-of-a-kind overnight stay at a historic sheep station.

    View the salt lake of Lake Eyre. Learn about the European history of the region before settling into the historic Beltana Sheep Station.

    Private Vehicle
    William Creek - Beltana 6h 365km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Beltana/Adelaide

    Drive through the Flinders Ranges, stopping for photos, before a wine tasting in the Clare Valley.

    Depart Beltana and take one of the gorges into the Flinders Ranges, stopping to absorb the magnificent views along the drive.

    Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting and demonstration to learn about the development of the vineyards in the area. Arrive in Adelaide, known as the 'city of churches'.

    Private Vehicle
    Beltana - Adelaide 7h30m 550km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Wine Tasting
    Clare Valley 30m-1h
    Stop by a local winery and sample some of the different grape varietals while learning a bit more about wine production and its history in the Clare Valley. Try some Riesling, the local favourite (considered the best in Australia, if not the world), along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Adelaide/Halls Gap

    Set off early and travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

    Depart early and travel inland to Grampians NP, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.

    Private Vehicle
    Adelaide - Halls Gap 7h 07:00 570km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit
    Grampians National Park 1h 2km
    Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!

    MacKenzie Falls Visit
    Grampians National Park 30m-1h
    MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Halls Gap/Port Campbell

    Early morning walk in Grampians NP and visit to an Aboriginal cultural centre (time permitting), then travel along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at the Arch.

    Enjoy an early morning walk in Grampians NP, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Opt to visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. Drive along the Great Ocean Road, viewing sites including the collapsed London Arch.

    Grampians National Park Walk
    Grampians National Park 1h-5h 3-8km
    Walk along a dirt track past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape of low mountains and cliffs.

    Private Vehicle
    Halls Gap - Port Campbell 3h 260km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    London Arch Visit
    Port Campbell National Park 15m-30m
    Stop by the rock formation named the London Arch, formerly the London Bridge, until part of the arch collapsed in 1990. This brief stop on the Great Ocean Road showcases the art of nature -- the erosion of limestone and the beautiful rock formations it creates.

    Optional Activities
    Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit

    Grampians National Park
    Free
    Dive in to 'Dreamtime' and experience the stories, food and art of Australia's Aborigines. Attempt to blow into a didgeridoo, paint and then throw a boomerang, or go on a guided walk through gardens planted with native herbs and plants. Head to the Bushfoods cafe and sample the local delicacies -- kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. Anyone still hungry? (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Port Campbell/Melbourne

    Visit Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, then travel past world-famous surf beaches. Walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park. Tour ends upon arrival to Melbourne in the evening.

    Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles formations. Stop at the Great Otway National Park for an included rainforest walk en route to Melbourne.

    Tour ends upon arrival in Melbourne in the afternoon. Consider booking post-tour accommodation in Melbourne to explore the city.

    Private Vehicle
    Port Campbell - Melbourne 5h 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Loch Ard Gorge Visit
    15m-30m
    Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping!

    12 Apostles Visit
    Port Campbell National Park 45m-1h
    Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only eight formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.

    Rainforest Walk
    Great Otway National Park 30m 1-2km
    Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO. Stroll sandy beaches and hike along the rugged coastline, take photos from rock platforms, and head north to see forests, green gullies, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    20:00
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD240-315 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 20 passengers, at an average there are 16 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes. Additionally, this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours, and your CEO, fellow passengers or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections.

  10. Please be aware that wifi and internet access is not as readily available in Australia as in other parts of the world. There are often additional charges to connect to the internet, and speeds may be slower than what you are used to.


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