Get a fix of tropical Australia in Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, then hit the road west through the Outback to Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Cairns’ tropical coastline and the dusty expanses of the Red Centre might be two of Australia’s most visited traveller attractions, but very few ever make the journey between them by road. For most, the distance is just too long, the roads are a bit too rough and the stop-offs en route too lacking in renown. For others, these factors are precisely what excite. Post getting your fix of tropical splendour in Cairns and the Atherton Tableland, hit the road west for tastes of genuine Outback culture at such little-known outposts as Hughenden, Winton, Porcupine Creek and Boulia. Get to know Alice Springs under your own steam, then spend a few days exploring by foot the boulders, gullies, canyons, chasms, ridges and ravines of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park). This off-road adventure is for travellers wanting to know Australia both through and beyond its big name attractions.
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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1. This trip leaves Cairns at approximately 6:00am on day 1 and finishes in Alice Springs 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 also runs in reverse see POBQR
Our Reef to Rock Overland trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
The road less travelled between Cairns and Alice Springs is an experience not to be missed for those who desire to see the real outback. Little towns and unexpected scenery made the empty spaces well worthwhile. It was a fabulous entry to the Red Centre.
Review submitted 06 Oct 2017