You can’t get Down Under through a bus window. If you’re going to get off the tourist track, you’ll have to shake things up a bit—that’s why we’ve turned to trains, 4x4s, buses and boats for this itinerary. From the cobblestones of charming Melbourne, cut through the Outback and explore the mysteries of Uluru. Follow your curiosity down the deserted tracks that make Australia so remote and spend 18 days discovering the natural beauty of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations.
Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park. Visit to the 12 Apostles and an Aboriginal centre. Visit to Tower Hill and Coorong National Parks. Evening walk in Grampians National Park. Clare Valley wine tasting. Underground mine tour. Champagne sunset viewing of Uluru. Mala walk around Uluru and visit to the culture centre. Hikes at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and Kings Canyon. Crocodile-spotting boat cruise. Aboriginal art and craft centre visit. Exploration of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.
14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners (Allow AUD220-260 for meals that are not included.)
Hostels (10 nts), camping in ‘swag’ or tent (5 nts), underground hostel (1 nt), overnight train (1 nt, airline-style seating). All nights multi-share.
Private bus, train, 4×4, boat
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16