Travel through the winding roads of Australia's most famous scenic drive, the Great Ocean Road to the Flinders Ranges and onto Uluru via the famous Oodnadatta Track
Travel from Melbourne to the Red dirt of Alice Springs, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Drive the famous Great Ocean Road and Oodnadatta Track, hike the Grampians to the Pinnacles, stroll around Wilpena Pound, witness Uluru during a stunning sunrise, wander through the majestic canyons of Kata Tjuta and admire the views from Kings Canyon.
Cruise the Great Ocean Road in comfort and hike the famous Grampians National Park
Enjoy the flexibility of a private vehicle, the local knowledge of a passionate guide and the magic of camping under the great southern sky
See some beautifully remote places in the Flinders ranges
Check out one of the strangest towns in Australia - built underground
Get up early and see the sun rise over Uluru
This is a basic trip, covering the highlights of Australia's Great Ocean Road and Grampians, Flinders Ranges, and the Red Centre
You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While conditions can be basic and facilities are minimal, this is all part of the adventure. You'll also need to pitch in with preparing meals and cleaning. This is part of the experience of travelling in a group.
This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some hikes are longer and more challenging than others. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
This trip is BASIX and we use mixed gender multishare accommodation. This means, the minimum age for the trip is 18 years old because minors aren't able to sleep in mixed gender rooms.
Temperatures in the red Centre be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Melbourne to Alice Springs Overland (Basix) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Melbourne on day 1 at 7am and finishes in Alice Springs day 10 at approx 6pm
2. Onward travel to be booked the following day
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag
Our Melbourne to Alice Springs Overland (Basix) trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
Buy a fly hat and watch out for the friendly kangaroos at Wilpena Pound.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2018
Saw the most incredible things on this trip - really felt we got to experience Australia in a way that not many people get to see. Our guide was incredible, a source of so much information, fun, and everything organised to perfection. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes an adventure and wants to experience outback Australia! Highlights of the trip were sunrise at Uluru and camping in 'swags' under the stars. The scenery on the hikes was breathtaking, and the towns we visited along the way like another world. Couldn't recommend it higher.
Review submitted 21 Feb 2018