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13 day Melbourne to Perth Overland

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About this tour: Start in the world most livable city of Melbourne and head west on the iconic Great Ocean Road through the Grampians National Park to Adelaide and hug the coastline from Adelaide to Perth.

Start in the world most livable city of Melbourne and head west on the iconic Great Ocean Road through the Grampians National Park to Adelaide. Hug the coastline from Adelaide to Perth, dropping into Port Lincoln for a frolick with the sea lions, or a dip with the great white sharks if you dare. Check out Esperance and Fitzgerald National Parks before cruising onto Perth via Wave Rock.

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Tour Name: Melbourne to Perth Overland

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Tour Code/Style:
PBANC (Basix)

Trip Theme/Destination:
Overland, Western Australia, Outback, South Australia

Tour Departs From:
Default pick up: In front of St Pauls Cathedral (Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets), 07:00am.

Tour Finishes:
Select Perth accommodation early evening day 13

Max People:
Group size: Min 1, Max 24

Age:
Minimum 18 years

Tour Departs:
APR18: 01 15 29, MAY18: 13 27, SEP18: 02 16 30, OCT18: 14 28, NOV18: 11 25, DEC18: 02 09 16,JAN19: 06 13 20 27, FEB19: 10 24, MAR19: 10 24

Accommodation:
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Farmstay (1 night)

Price
PBANC (Basix
AUD $2190 per person

All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUD $45


Great-Ocean-Road

Why we love this trip
.The Great Ocean Road and the Nullarbor are two of the most iconic ocean drives in Australia. The Nullarbor is yet to be discovered by the crowds of tourists and you'll literally feel like you're on the edge of the earth.

Is this trip right for you?
This trip is a combination of multishare dormitory accommodation that may be mixed gender. Between Adelaide and Perth, we camp in swags in National parks with very basic toilet and shower facilities.
You're literally crossing our great country from east to west, so there are some serious km we have to cover. Be prepared with reading material and music for those long days.

ITINERARY

Day 1: The Great Ocean Road
Departing cosmopolitan Melbourne, hit the road west to Geelong and the famous surf town of Torquay. From there, begin the journey along one of Australias most beautiful and famous drives, the Great Ocean Road. Stop in at Kennett River for some koala spotting, then break for lunch in Apollo Bay. Continue on to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, spending the night in Warrnambool.

Included Activities 12 Apostles & London Bridge Kennett River Koalas Melba Gully Walk - Otway Ranges Swim at Lorne (Summer months)

Meals Included Lunch


Day 2: The Grampians
Begin the day checking out more of the Great Ocean Road's wonders, then drive into the Grampians National Park an area rich in Aboriginal culture and beautiful landscapes. We'll visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about the period known as the Dreaming, then hike up to the Pinnacles for impressive views across the Grampians. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ in Halls Gap.

Included Activities Brambuk Culture Centre Loch Ard Gorge Mackenzie Falls - Grampians Pinnacles Walk - Grampians

Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 3: The Grampians to Adelaide
Hike up to McKenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians, and check out other sights such as The Balconies and Reeds Lookout. Leaving the Grampians, pass through the town of Horsham before crossing the famed mighty Murray River and making the last leg of the journey into Adelaide. (B)

Included Activities Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout

Meals Included Breakfast

Day 4: Flinders Ranges National Park
Journey into the rustic, rugged gorges, abandoned homesteads and Red Gums of the Southern Flinders Ranges. With a break at Clare for those that were unable to get their morning fix of coffee/tea we take a small break to do so. We then head north to one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, the Flinders Ranges, where we venture to the bottom of Alligator Gorge and walk through the narrows and onto the terraces formed from an ancient seabed. Look for and feel the ripples of the sand still there in the rock today. After lunch we make our way along the eastern edge of the range towards Warren Gorge, stopping for a break in Quorn. Quorn is home to the Pichi Richi Railway, which played an important role in linking the different gauges of railway line crossing the continent. It wasnt until 1970 that the Indian-Pacific (Transcontinental) made its first unbroken run from Sydney to Perth. By 1980 the Pichi Richi line was obsolete. We stop at Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park where we take the time to walk to the top of the range. Named by Mathew Flinders in 1802 for its resemblance of a Dutch sailing ship, this spectacular walk is a great way to finish the day and gives us our first real look to the West. Tonight we roll out our swags and bush camp for the first time. There are only toilet facilities at the bush camp. No showers or electricity.

Today we drive approx. 400 km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Coodlie Park, Eyre Peninsula
The Eyre Peninsula is one of those great secrets many people have not yet discovered. Teeming with some of Australia's most amazing and outstanding real wildlife experiences, the lack of a major airport and too far to drive for most domestic travellers, this piece of paradise is one that only those who have been, can give that knowing smile of discovery of a very special place indeed. Back on the road we pass through Port Augusta and onto Kimba. If you are lucky you might be able to spot the biggest galah you have ever seen! We will have lunch at Kimba and then we head for Talia Caves, a walk the south headland at Venus Bay and sand board the Lake Newland Sand dunes. In the late afternoon we arrive at Coodlie Park Farm Retreat. This working farm has traditional cropping, sheep and a project of tree planting on their own land to offset their own carbon emissions.

Today we drive approx 250km (5 hours) in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Coodlie Park
For those wanting to experience one of Australia's most unique wildlife experiences of swimming with dolphins and sea lions. This incredible optional wildlife experience involves a four hour boat cruise. We find the friendly populations and swim and snorkel amongst them. There is nothing that can parallel the feeling of communing with wild creatures such as these. If you wish to take up this option please notify us in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements. As most passengers love to do this optional tour, the company has no other activity planned this afternoon, so if passengers do not participate they will be waiting on shore for the tours return. Having had lunch at the picnic spot at Bairds, we head on to Streaky Bay for any additional supplies. We will then continue our journey to Ceduna.

Today we drive approx 200km (4 hours) in total with stops along the way.

Accommodation Farmstay (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Optional Activities Swim with Sea Lions and Dolphins - Port Neill - AUD170

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

This morning you'll get the to swim, snorkel and splash about with playful sea lions and dolphins on a 3-hour cruise.


Day 7: Great Australian Bight
Today we blend one of the worlds great road trips with the chance of more wildlife encounters. The Nullarbor Plain and the Great Australian Bight are two of Australias icons. Today we are heading into some of the remotest parts on the planet. We cross the dingo fence, which runs a staggering 5320km from the Bight through to Southern Queensland and head through the Yalata Aboriginal lands. We stop and have your picture taken with the famous wombat, camel and kangaroo road sign, a photo of which has become the metaphor for those who like to really get out there. We stop to take in the staggering sheer drop of the Bunda Cliffs where Australia suddenly and dramatically ends and drops into the ocean. After lunch, at the border where we must hand over all of our fruit and vegetables we travel on to Eucla and see the way the desert can devour an entire town and head west across Australia's great plain.

Today's distance is approx. 7 hours, with break stops.

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees Head of the Bight entry and Whale watching (in season)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 8: Nullarbor Plain/Great Australian Bight
Settle in for a big days drive across the plain. During one of the stops we will come across Baladonia. Where you can read the fascinating story of Skylab at Balladonia. We drive further towards Norseman. Norseman is a small, sprawling town driven by mining and tourism and dominated by a huge tailings dump. We will have lunch at a look out, take in the fascinating view of Norseman. After lunch we will be heading to Esperance. When in Esperance, the town can seem like a huge metropolis after five days out in the remoteness of the desert plain. The town is still remote but once you see the magnificent surrounds of the granite, bush and beach you can only wonder for how much longer this area can keep its quaint charm.

Today we drive approx 7 hours, with break stops along the way

Accommodation Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Esperance and Cape Le Grand National Park
Get set for some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. This area of Western Australia has no less than 9 National Parks which is testament to its beauty and uniqueness. We take in the most spectacular of all, Cape Le Grand National Park. Stunning blue seas mix with powder white beaches and secluded bays allow for stops and swims in what can only be described as a nature lover's paradise. Get up early this morning and take a walk down to the beach. You might even encounter a kangaroo on the beach - it doesn't get any more Aussie than that! Today we stretch our legs with a coastal bush walk, which gives us a great overview of the bays and beaches and a stunning views to the islands of the Recherche Archipelago.

We drive approx 10 minutes today, and walk for about three hours.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner


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Day 10: Cape Le Grand National Park - Stirling Ranges
We are starting the morning with a hike at Frenchmen's Peak. Frenchman's Peak rewards you with a stunning view. After the hike we will head to the Stirling Ranges to explore the Central South/West of Western Australia. Leaving the aptly named Lucky Bay behind, you'll be pleased to know that you haven't used up all your luck, this part of WA has variety of different eco systems and each has something special to offer. At Lucky Bay we will have lunch and we leave the day flexible as to which park we will visit depending on the time of year and weather. We might seek out an abundance of wildflowers in the spring or a forested area with flowing rivers and waterfalls in the heat of the summer. Everywhere has its greatness at some point in the year and that is where we will take you whatever time you choose to travel. Esperance can seem like a huge metropolis after days out in the remoteness of the desert plain. The town is still remote but once you see the magnificent surrounds of the granite, bush and beach you can only wonder for how much longer this area can keep its quaint charm.

We drive for about 4 hours today, and walk for four and a half also.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Sterling Ranges
See the Western Australias version of the Great Ocean Road by seeing how the waves have an artistry all of their own when it comes to sculpture of the coast. Nature has down its amazing best on the coastline nearby Albany sculpting the granite into incredible formations that will have you reaching for your camera time and again. The Natural Bridge and The Gap are just two of the highlights. Towering old growth forests once dominated the landscape of the South West and we get high in the treetops to explore this beautiful eco system. We take a tree top walk through the canopy of these huge trees almost 60m up in the air. Then we head off to Shannons National Park for our overnight stay.

It is just over 5 hours from Lucky Bay to Sterling Ranges, with about one hour walking on the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night

) Included Activities All National Park entry fees Ancient Empire Walk - Valley of the Giants

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: South West Coast
We visit The Diamond tree for an early morning climb. Then onto the Margret River region. After leaving the Forestry areas we head back towards the ocean and the delicious temptations of Margaret River and surrounding area. Then it is off to our last campsite of the tour, listening to the Black Cockatoos and Kookaburras one last time!

Today we drive approx 5 hours making stops along the way.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities All National Park entry fees The Diamond Tree

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner


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Day 13: Margaret River to Perth
An early morning stop is made at the surfer's paradise of Yallingup. We finish our 4000km road trip by heading up the Western coast. We visit Ngilgi caves, one of the big show caves of the region to get the low-down on the underground world. See the crystalline features of the stalagmites and stalactites up close and personal. We then get some insight from real experts on the country, the local Aboriginal people. This is a great opportunity to find out about the changes that have happened in the local environment and get a totally different perspective on the culture of the South West. Although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal. We recommend that you book a night for yourself in Perth tonight as although there are no formal activities planned it is usual for the group to get together and reflect on the big journey together over a few drinks and meal. We arrive late in the afternoon and flights should be booked no earlier than 9pm to be sure of making your flight out. There is no accommodation this night.

Today we drive approx. 5 hours, although driving through Perth city traffic can mean a slower journey than previously advised.

Included Activities All National Park entry fees Aboriginal Culture Dreamtime tour

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch


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What to bring on tour: - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger.

What's Included in tour: - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport Minibus, Private vehicle
Accommodation: Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Farmstay (1 night)

Activities: - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
12 Apostles & London Bridge Kennett River Koalas Melba Gully Walk - Otway Ranges Swim at Lorne (Summer months) Brambuk Culture Centre Loch Ard Gorge Mackenzie Falls - Grampians Pinnacles Walk - Grampians Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout All National Park entry fees Head of the Bight entry and Whale watching (in season) Ancient Empire Walk - Valley of the Giants The Diamond Tree Aboriginal Culture Dreamtime tour

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Important notes - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
1. This trip starts in Melbourne at approximately 6am and finishes in Perth early evening. onward travel must be booked the following day.

2. This trip requires a sleeping bag, not available to purchase.

3. Adelaide accommodation is the YHA

Vehicle: Coaster or minibus - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Accommodation - 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
Bush camp (no facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with basic facilities) (5 nights), Dormitory (3 nights), Farmstay (1 night)
PARTICIPATORY CAMPING: To participate in this trip you must be prepared to assist with preparing meals, cleaning dishes, collecting firewood, setting up and packing up camp every day, in all conditions.
This trip is BASIX and is a combination of multishare hostel accommodation and swag camping.
Hostel accommodation may be mixed gender.
Swags are 'Aussie Bed Rolls' made from sturdy canvas with a mattress built into the swag.
We also carry 3 person dome tents which are shared by 2 people.
You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this trip, not available for purchase.
Please also provide your own pillow if you wish.
Camping locations may vary depending on weather and conditions.
Night 1: Warnambool Beach Backpackers (multishare with shared facilities)
Night 2: Brambucks YHA (multishare with shared facilities)
Night 3: Adelaide Central YHA (multishare with shared facilities)
Night 4: Warren Gorge - swag camping. Toilet facilities, no showers
Night 5: Coodlie Park Bush camp - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 6: Shelly Beach Campground. Swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities
Night 7: The Nullarbor - swag camping. No toilet or shower facilities
Night 8: Cape Le Grand National Park. - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 9: Cape Le Grand National Park. - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 10: The Stirling Ranges - swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities available
Night 11: Shannon's National Park - swag camping. Toilet facilities, solar powered showers
Night 12: Big Valley Campground - swag camping. Basic toilet and shower facilities.

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Fitness Ratings:
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Our tours are activity and participation based:
Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

Children
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
Tour commences in Melbourne on day 1 at 6am and finishes in Perth day 13 at approximately 6pm. Onward travel to be booked the following day 2. This trip requires a sleeping bag, please bring your own.

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.



The Tour Difference

Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

 

 

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