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Sunrise view at Kings Creek Station. Credit to Tourism Australia/Nicholas Kavo

Melbourne to Alice Springs

What an amazing view! The Eurecka skydeck in Melbourne gives you 360° view and is a must see when you start your route. During this magnificent trip you’ll start driving along the Great Ocean Road with its stunning views. Visit old fisher's town Port Fairy, while in Adelaide travel through town and visit a museum or the zoo. Once you have reached Coober Pedy take a tour of the mines where temperatures can rise up to 50°C! You’ll visit the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide and get a real sense of the Australian Outback in Alice Springs. The Northern Territory is famous for Uluru located in the middle of Australia. You will see the magical and spiritual tourist attraction with a long history of great importance in the Aboriginal culture.

14
days
3,106
kms
10
Stops
60%
of residents of Coober Pedy living underground

Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne

Day 2: Melbourne to Apollo Bay - 214kms (2 hours 52 mins)

Day 3: Apollo Bay

Day 4: Apollo Bay to Portland - 261kms (3 hours 39 mins)

Day 5: Portland to Salt Creek - 346kms (3 hours 43 mins)

Day 6: Salt Creek to Adelaide - 210kms (2 hours 26 mins)

Day 7: Adelaide

Day 8: Adelaide to Port Augusta - 309kms (3 hours 20 mins)

Day 9: Port Augusta to Coober Pedy - 542kms (5 hours 27 mins)

Day 10: Coober Pedy

Day 11: Coober Pedy to Marla - 234kms (2 hours 25 mins)

Day 12: Marla to Uluru - 522kms (5 hours 34 mins)

Day 13: Uluru

Day 14: Uluru to Alice Springs - 468kms (4 hours 58 mins)

Highlights

Family standing on The Edge at Eureka Skydeck

Eureka Skydeck

Visit Eureka Skydeck and see the sights of Melbourne from the 88th Floor. It's the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform and offers great views! MORE INFO

Port Fairy Waterfront with boats

Port Fairy

Port Fairy is an old fishing village along the Great Ocean Road. This charming town has wide streets, Norfolk Pines, old stone churches, boarding houses and nineteenth century cottages. In Port Fairy 50 buildings are classified by the National Trust. 

Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy - Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Coober Pedy

In the mining city Coober Pedy at least half of the population lives underground just to escape from the high temperatures during the summer. It's so fascinating that you really have to take a look around this town for yourself. Coober Pedy is the only place where you'll find underground hotels, restaurants, bars, an underground church and a gold course without grass.

Image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Uluru

Uluru is Australia's most recognisable natural icon. Standing 348 metres high, the monolith has great cultural significance for the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu people.

 

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