This tour will take you on a jaunt from Melbourne to the Red Centre, with a mix of must-see highlights and unique experiences along the way. Learn about the coffee culture of Melbourne, check out Victoria’s beaches, travel along the Great Ocean Road, and explore the Outback.
- 11 night guided adventure tour
Highlights: Guided Melbourne laneways walk, Brighton bathing boxes visit, Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP, 12 Apostles visit, Grampians NP visit, Tower Hill Nature Reserve visit, Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre visit, Wilpena Pound visit, Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru, Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit
- 11 nights hotel shared accommodation
- 11 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- Transportation between destinations and to/from included activities. Private vehicle, ferry, walking, plane.
- Local flight
- Local guides throughout
- Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10
|January 8-November 27, 2022 from $4499 including tax|
|Based on Single Share
|Round trip airfare to Melbourne and return from Alice Springs additional but can be added|
Note: Accommodation below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App
Day 1 Melbourne – Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Melbourne(Breakfast) – Tour Melbourne’s iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.
Day 3 Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula(Breakfast) – Continue your exploration of Australia’s cultural capital before travelling to the Mornington Peninsula. Stop to see Brighton’s brightly coloured bathing boxes, miniature beachfront cabins that are unique to the beaches in Port Phillip Bay.
Day 4 Mornington Peninsula – Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.
Day 5 Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell(Breakfast) – Hop on a ferry to Queenscliff before spending the day travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Pass world-famous surf beaches, enjoy views of the 12 Apostles, and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.
Day 6 Port Campbell/Halls Gap(Breakfast | Dinner) – Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.
Day 7 Halls Gap(Breakfast) – Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife. Visit the culturally significant MacKenzie Falls for a short hike. Walk to the stunning Balconies, then spend the afternoon relaxing with the locals – our resident wild kangaroos and emus.
Day 8 Halls Gap/Adelaide(Breakfast) – Travel to Adelaide. Your CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.
Day 9 Adelaide(Breakfast) – Today is a free day to enjoy Adelaide, capital of South Australia and famed for its churches and gardens. Opt to stroll the city streets, hop on a tram to the coastal village of Glenelg, take in a full day wine tour of the famed Barossa Valley, or for the truly adventurous, take a day trip to Kangaroo Island.
Day 10 Adelaide/Uluru(Breakfast) – Board your flight to Yulara, in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre and only a short distance to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Day 11 Uluru(Breakfast) – Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.
Day 12 Uluru(Breakfast) – Depart at any time.
Canadians must be in possession of an Australian visa (Electronic Travel Authority) prior to departure from Canada. Ensure that you travel with the same passport used to apply for your visa. You can apply online https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas for $20 Australian dollars per person (subject to change).
If you prefer Travel Best Bets will issue your Australia visas for $25 CAD per person (plus the Visa costs) after providing your agent with the required information.