Let’s be frank, we’d need a heck of a lot of time to be able to see everything Australia has to offer, and sometimes we’re just not afforded that luxury. Fret not, fellow adventurers, because this 12-day tour will take you on a pretty thorough jaunt from Melbourne to the Red Centre, with a mix of must-see highlights and unique experiences along the way. Sample local wines, check out Victoria’s beaches, travel along the Great Ocean Road, sleep underground like the locals in Coober Pedy, and explore the Outback. (And more. Seriously.)
Day 1 Melbourne
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula (1B)
Tour Melbourne’s iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture 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 3 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 4 Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell (1B)
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 5 Port Campbell/Halls Gap (1B, 1D)
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. Walk to the stunning Balconies and visit MacKenzie Falls.
Day 6 Halls Gap/Adelaide (1B)
Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre before continuing on to Adelaide. The CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.
Day 7 Adelaide/Flinders Ranges (1B, 1L, 1D)
Stop in the Clare Valley for a wine tasting and light gourmet lunch featuring regional produce. Afterwards, drive through the Flinders Ranges.
Day 8 Flinders Ranges (1B, 1D)
Visit Wilpena Pound, a 800-million-year old natural amphitheatre, before enjoying free time for optional€tivities in the Flinders Ranges like hiking or a 4WD tour of the rugged area.
Day 9 Flinders Ranges/Coober Pedy (1B, 1L)
Travel 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.
Day 10 Coober Pedy/Uluru (1B)
Travel further into the Outback and experience a colourful sunset at Uluru with a glass of bubbly in hand.
Day 11 Uluru (1B)
Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Aborigines.
Day 12 Uluru
Depart at any time.
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