Melbourne - Alice Springs

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Travel Route: Melbourne - Alice Springs

What an amazing view! The Eurecka skydeck in Sydney 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 Ayers Rock located in the middle of Australia you will see the magical and spiritual tourist attraction with a long history great importance in the Aboriginal culture.

Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne
Day 2: Melbourne – Apollo Bay
Day 3: Apollo Bay
Day 4: Apollo Bay – Portland
Day 5: Portland - Salt Creek
Day 6: Salt Creek – Adelaide
Day 7: Adelaide
Day 8: Adelaide - Port Augusta
Day 9: Port Augusta – Coober Pedy
Day 10: Coober Pedy
Day 11: Coober Pedy - Marla
Day 12: Marla - Ayers Rock
Day 13: Ayers Rock
Day 14: Ayers Rock - Alice Springs

Highlights

Eurekeka Skydeck Melbourne

Eureka Skydeck Itinerary: Day 1

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

Location: Port Fairy | Photographer: John De La Roche | Copyright: Tourism Victoria

Bruny Island Cruises Itinerary: Day 4

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.

Location: Flinders Ranges and Outback | Photographer: Milton Wordley | Copyright: South Australian Tourism Commission

Coober Pedy Itinerary: Day 10

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 in this town for yourself. Coober Pedy is the only place where you’ll find underground hotels, restaurants, bars, an underground church, and a golf course without grass.

Aboriginal Culture, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Central Australia | Copyright: Tourism NT

Ayers Rock/Uluru Itinerary: Day 13

Ayers Rock 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.

Video

Marla Roadhouse, the real country side
Marla is fairly unknown but it's beautiful and unique. Admire the wildflowers on the path and like in Coober Pedy, visit the underground church to escape the sun and hot temperatures. See the scenery for yourself in this video, coming directly from the centre of the earth. Enjoy!

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