Cross this great land from the Centre to the far East on this overland journey
Pack your sturdiest hiking boots and don’t forget the snorkel – itineraries like this are a very rare thing indeed. For those keen to check out two of Australia’s best-known attractions – and cover some serious ground while at it – this off-road adventure across the Red Centre and into Cairns offers the chance to encounter an Australia few ever do. Starting off in the archetypal outback town of Alice Springs, spend a few days exploring the region’s spectacular natural features – Uluru and Kata Tjuta not least of them – before hitting the road east into Queensland. Over the next few days you’ll be getting to know a part of Australia very rarely travelled, with myriad landscapes whizzing past and included stop-offs at little-known outposts like Boulia, Hughenden and Winton. As you near Cairns and its coastline, the scenery unfurls in lush, tropical rainforest and waterfall-fed swimming holes. This journey is equal parts road trip and environmental showcase of Australia’s incredible biodiversity.
Cut through the centre of Australia on one of the most remote 4WD tracks in the country
See the striking sands of the Red Centre to the sparkling turquoise waters of the North-East
Travel with a small group of 16 in a custom built 4WD
Get off the beaten track in a region that no other travel companies go
Enjoy our exclusive Australian Native Foods menu throughout the trip. Created in conjunction with Aussie bush tucker specialist Andrew Fielke, you will be treated to a plethora of native dishes incorporating ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, lemon myrtle, desert lime, wattle seed and more
This is a camping tour, so you will spend some nights sleeping in permanent tents
The temperatures in Australia can be quite extreme and it's important to stay hydrated
This is an overland trip so there is a focus on driving long distances, which is all a part of the experience
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 May 2016 to 31 March 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Rock to Reef trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This trip leaves Alice Springs at approximately 6:00am on day 1 and finishes in cairns around 6pm on day 7.
2. Onward travel must be booked the following day
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag, you can bring you own or purchase one from us
4. Trip can also start in Yulara (Uluru) around midday on day 1 see POBRQY
5. Trip also runs in reverse see POBQR