Outback to the Great Ocean Road in Style
Day 1 Alice Springs
Arrive in Alice Springs at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the town. 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. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to relax and wonder around the central base for the Red Centre.
Day 2-3 Uluru (2B,2L)
Early morning departure to drive to Kings Canyon. Enjoy the incredible canyon with a short walk up Kings Creek before heading to Uluru for the night. On the morning of Day 3 awake before sunrise to watch the colours change over Uluru. An interpretive 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. Day 2 estimated travel time: 10 hours Travel distance: 770 km
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. Please note for departures starting on January 7, January 28 and February 18 2014 there will be an itinerary change on Days 4-7. Please see Important Notes for the details.
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,1D)
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.