Outback to the Great Ocean Road in Style
Day 1 Uluru
Arrive in Uluru at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and relax. Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please note: if you have pre-booked the Adelaide Dolphin Swim your CEO will inform you when you will do the activity throughout your tour, days are subject to change: Dolphin Swim (Day 5 - Adelaide). For more information on the Extra see the Optional Activities section.
Day 2 Uluru (1B,1L)
Awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. A Mala walk around the base of Uluru gives explanation about its significance to local people. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area and learn about local beliefs and traditions through artistic impression. The afternoon is at your leisure. Between November and March, there is extreme heat with temperatures averaging between 43-46°C in the middle of Australia, especially around Uluru and Kings Canyon. This can lead to heat exhaustion and potentially become very dangerous. Be sure to drink plenty of water and replenish electrolytes by drinking sports drinks, coconut water or water mixed with electrolyte powder packets. The Mala Walk at Uluru is not permitted if temperatures exceed 40°C. During these hot months, we will endeavour to offer all walks early in the day to avoid the heat. Our CEOs will monitor the weather conditions to gauge the safety of any included walks and may need to call off a given day's walk due to extreme heat.
Day 3 Alice Springs (1B)
Watch the sunrise over Uluru, then enjoy a walk through the Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta before driving to Alice Springs for the night.
Day 4-5 Adelaide (2B)
Fly to Adelaide and enjoy an orientation walk. On Day 5, option to take a full day excursion to Kangaroo Island, a pristine wilderness, in search of some of Australia's most famed creatures.
Day 6-7 Barossa Valley (2B,1L)
Travel to one of Australia's oldest wine regions, the world famous Barossa Valley. Here we visit some wineries, enjoying lunch and wine tasting along the way. One of Australia's oldest wine regions, Barossa can be found in South Australia, approx. 60km northeast of the city of Adelaide. Founded by German settlers in the mid 1800's, wine was and is a way of life and many of the 750 grape growing families in the region has been producing wine for multiple generations.
Day 8 Robe (1B)
Travel to the coast and spend the night in a quaint fishing Village. Option to visit historic sites or take a walk to the pier to watching the fishermen bring in their days catch. Robe is a small fishing Village on the Southeast Coast of South Australia. Explore the town's seafaring history with over 84 historic buildings and sites, oceanside location and fishing fleets. Estimated travel time: hours Travel distance: 350 km
Day 9 Grampians National Park (1B,1D)
Early start to travel to the Grampians National Park, known for its abundant wildlife. There is plenty of bird watching to be done in the area and it's not uncommon to see kangaroos. We stop at McKenzie Falls and the balconies to enjoy a spectacular walk before arriving at our accommodation that evening. Estimated travel time: 6 hours Travel distance: 500 km
Day 10 Great Ocean Road/Warrnambool (1B)
In the morning we visit an Aboriginal cultural centre. Receive a talk on indigenous culture in the area, giving you a perspective on how it might vary from other regions. Head to the Great Ocean Road to the seaside town Warrnambool for the night. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 350 km
Day 11 Great Ocean Road/Melbourne (1B)
Travel past some of the world's most famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the Twelve Apostles and a rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Continue to the capital of Victoria for dinner and night on the town. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 350 km
Day 12 Melbourne (1B)
Depart at any time.