If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation—swags to underground hostels and even a traditional sheep station.
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.
12 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners (Allow AUD160-200 for meals that are not included.)
Hostels (7 nts), camping in ‘swag’ or tent (4 nts), underground hostel (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
Private bus, walking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16