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  • Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see sunset at the 12 Apostles
  • Paint your own souvenir boomerang
  • Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls
  • Make your own wine in Coonawarra
The Down South & Outback tour starts in Alice Springs and ends in Melbourne. It is an explorer tour that takes 14 days taking you through Coober Pedy, Grampians, Alice Springs and 7 other destinations in Australia. Down South & Outback is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Time to get down south and outback. A trip with the perfect mix of jaw-dropping scenery, masses of wildlife, cool cities and out-of-the-way spots, you're bound to get a true taste of the Land Down Under. Add to that waterfalls and lakes, Aboriginal art, subterranean homes, dingo fences and the unforgettable Ulu?u, and this two-week adventure will knock all others out of the park.
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After leaving Alice Springs behind us, we'll make tracks to Yulara and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (the home of the big red rock itself). Get those road trip songs ready. It’s gonna be an epic two weeks!
Meals
  • Dinner
After a base walk around Uluru, there’s loads of awesome optional activities. Anyone for a helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour? Tonight: raise a glass and watch the sun go down over the most iconic Aussie landmark. Wow.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Included Activities
  • Experience sunset at Uluru
  • Uluru base walks
Optional Activities
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Camel ride
  • Segway tour
After seeing Uluru at sunrise, we’ll move on to Kings Canyon. There’s plenty of time to do optional quad biking before we go all-out outback with a sleep under the stars in custom swags. Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees so warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag. Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Swag Night at Kings Canyon.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Experience sunrise at Uluru
  • Swag under the stars at Kings Creek Station
Optional Activities
  • Quad biking
Heads up – we’ll be tackling a serious set of 500 steps before we get to the shady oasis that is the Garden of Eden. It’ll be worth the climb, promise! When you’re all tuckered out, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Included Activities
  • Guided hike of Kings Canyon
  • Visit the Garden of Eden
You’ve got a free day to spend however you please in Alice Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Destination: Coober Pedy, where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Get ready, ‘cos today we’ll embark on a gem of an opal mine tour.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Opal mine and town tour
Grab brekkie and fuel up. Today, we’re paying a visit to a kangaroo orphanage. Prepare for cuteness overload! After, it’s all aboard the coach as we shimmy on over to Flinders Ranges.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Visit a kangaroo orphanage
Mountains? Yep. Gorges? Uh-huh. Creeks? You betcha. Rivers? Why, of course! Flinders Ranges National Park has EVERYTHING. Today we’ll take a hike at Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. We’ve also got all your meals covered today. You’re welcome.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Wilpena Pound guided walk
On our way out of the Flinders Ranges, we'll stop off at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. Word has it that if you whisper something at one end of the wall, it can be heard allllll the way over on the other side! After giving it a try, we hit the road once more.
Meals
  • Breakfast
With heaps of bars and an awesome live music scene, your day in Adelaide is likely to pass by in a flash. Best get a move on!
Meals
  • Breakfast
See ya later Adelaide and helloooo wine! We’ll be stopping off at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard for a wine class with the crew. Because, after all, no South Australian voyage is complete without wine. Tonight, catch some shut eye in the Old Mount Gambier Gaol.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Included Activities
  • Make your own wine in Coonawarra
Wake up and get ready for a new day in Aus. To start off, we’ll check out the Blue Lake and the Umpherston Sinkhole. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria.
Included Activities
  • Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls
From one natural wonder to another. Today, we’ll explore some of the 167,000 hectares of the Grampians and the Loch Ard Gorge. Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Dinner
It’s not called the ‘Great’ Ocean Road for nothing! Get snappy over the 12 Apostles before we end the trip in Melbourne aka one of the most liveable cities in the world. Come find out why, and maybe extend that Australian adventure of yours a few more days. Go on, you know you want to!
Meals
  • Breakfast
Included Activities
  • Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see the 12 Apostles
what’s included
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 6 Dinners
Accommodation
  • 2 nights in hotels
  • 3 nights in motels
  • 7 nights in hostels
  • 1 night in a swag
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
Guide
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew
Staff & Experts
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Alice Springs and from Melbourne are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Down South & Outback tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 42 days before departure. For any departures within 28 September 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Down South & Outback tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Down South & Outback tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Down South & Outback tour. You can cancel the tour up to 43 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 42 days of departure.
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