Melbourne, Outback & Uluru Adventure

Start: Melbourne Finish: Uluru

Visiting: Melbourne, Brighton, Shire of Mornington Peninsula, Great Otway National Park, Sorrento, Queenscliff, Port Campbell National Park, Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell, Grampians National Park, Halls Gap, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Uluru


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $3492

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Tour Overview

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 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. (And more. Seriously.)

Highlights

  • icon Travel along the Great Ocean Road and look out for the 12 Apostles.
  • icon Hike in Grampians National Park.
  • icon Experience Melbourne’s colourful laneways.
  • icon See the sunset on Uluru.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Melbourne, Outback & Uluru Adventure
Melbourne, Outback & Uluru Adventure
Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne Laneways Walk
Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula
Adelaide
Uluru
Indigenous Cultural Centre Visit

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, head into the city to take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'. Get lost in the city's famous laneways, go on the hunt for the perfect flat white (hint: Melbourne loves its coffee shops), catch the tram to St. Kilda, or wander around the über-cool Fitzroy neighbourhood.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Causeway 353 Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Melbourne's iconic laneways and learn more about coffee culture, and pick up some great pointers for your free afternoon of exploration.

ACTIVITY: Discover the small laneways packed with shops, cafés and restaurants that make Melbourne so unique. After a light breakfast and delicious coffee (which no trip to Melbourne would be complete without!), experience Melbourne's laneways with an expert local host. Journey through this 'secret city,' seeing local hotspots and incredible street art while learning about the city's history.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON There's lots to see and do - get out there and explore!

icon Day 3 : Melbourne/Mornington Peninsula

Location: Melbourne, Brighton, Shire of Mornington Peninsula

Accommodation: Bay Motel Safety Beach (or similar)

Meals: 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.

Although fairly small in size, the Mornington Peninsula packs a big punch with the amount of things to do here. Be awed with the stunning coastal scenery while driving through quaint towns and past stunning beaches.

ACTIVITY: Stop to check out some of the famous bathing boxes that Port Phillip Bay is known for. These one-room "mini-cabins" are owned by families to store belongings on their favourite beach. Snap some photos of these brightly coloured boxes and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Mornington Peninsula

Location: Shire of Mornington Peninsula

Accommodation: Mornington Peninsula (Similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy a free day in the Mornington Peninsula. Opt to visit a winery or hit one of the many incredible beaches in the area.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore the stunning Mornington Peninsula.

icon Day 5 : Mornington Peninsula/Port Campbell

Location: Shire of Mornington Peninsula, Great Otway National Park, Sorrento, Queenscliff, Port Campbell National Park, Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell

Accommodation: Loch Ard Motel (or similar)

Meals: 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.

ACTIVITY: Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: 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 seven 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.

ACTIVITY: 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!

icon Day 6 : Port Campbell/Halls Gap

Location: Port Campbell, Grampians National Park, Halls Gap

Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Walk past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 7 : Halls Gap

Location: Halls Gap, Grampians National Park, Halls Gap

Accommodation: Grampians Motel Halls Gap (or similar)

Meals: 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.

ACTIVITY: 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.

ACTIVITY: 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!

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Spend this afternoon exploring the local area.

icon Day 8 : Halls Gap/Adelaide

Location: Halls Gap, Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sage Hotel Adelaide (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Adelaide. Your CEO will point out important highlights of the city while driving in, before free time to explore the city.

ACTIVITY: Drive around to spot some of the main highlights of the area.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: There's lots to see and do, so head out and explore!

icon Day 9 : Adelaide

Location: Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, Adelaide

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sage Hotel Adelaide (or similar)

Meals: 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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day in this lively coastal capital.

icon Day 10 : Adelaide/Uluru

Location: Adelaide, Uluru

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge (or similar)

Meals: 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.

Cross the border into the Northern Territory, where Australia's most iconic view awaits.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

ACTIVITY: 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!

icon Day 11 : Uluru

Location: Uluru

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy the Mala Walk at Uluru to learn the importance of the rock to the Indigenous people that live in the area.

ACTIVITY: 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.

ACTIVITY: Learn about Indigenous Australian 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 creation stories.

icon Day 12 : Uluru

Location: Uluru

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Tower Hill Nature Reserve visit

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    Brambuk Indigenous Cultural Centre visit

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    Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru

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    Grampians NP visit

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    Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (11 nts).

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Internal flight

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Brighton bathing boxes visit

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    Wilpena Pound visit

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    Meals

    10 breakfasts, 1 dinner Allow USD525-685 for meals not included.

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    Mala Walk around Uluru and cultural centre visit

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    Your Discover Moment: Adelaide.

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    12 Apostles visit

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    Guided Melbourne laneways walk

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Transport

Private vehicle, ferry, walking, plane.

Accommodation

Hotels (11 nts).

Meals Included

10 breakfasts, 1 dinner

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

Sunday Jan 09, 2022

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11

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14

$3701.85

Sunday Feb 06, 2022

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11

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11

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Sunday Mar 06, 2022

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11

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5

$3492.23

Sunday Apr 17, 2022

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11

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11

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Sunday Jun 12, 2022

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11

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15

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Sunday Sep 04, 2022

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11

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16

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Sunday Oct 02, 2022

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11

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Sunday Oct 30, 2022

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11

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15

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Sunday Nov 27, 2022

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11

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14

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