Through the Centre

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1989

With flights from £3209

An incredible 20 day journey that takes you through magnificent coastal scenery along the Great Ocean Road, to the heart of the Red Centre and into Australia’s Top End.


  • Time to explore Melbourne
  • Explore the Great Ocean Road by road
  • Adelaide’s museum and parklands
  • Drive through Australia’s iconic Red Centre

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 3 nights in Melbourne
  • 5 day Self Drive – Great Ocean Road
  • 2 nights in Adelaide
  • 4 day Self Drive – Red Centre Adventure
  • 2 nights in Darwin
  • 6 day Self Drive – Top End Tour
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne to spend three nights exploring this stylish vibrant city, from the beachside St Kilda to the Yarra Valley and the charming streets and cobbled laneways of the city, to the famous penguins on nearby Phillip Island, Melbourne has plenty to see and do. While food and wine lovers will discover the finest produce on Mornington Peninsula, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the ideal start to your Great Ocean Road self drive holiday.

Day 4 to 7 - Self Drive

Hugging the rugged south west coastline, the Great Ocean Road region is one of Australia’s greatest drives with spectacular views drive along the coast to towns such as:

  • Apollo Bay
  • Port Fairy
  • Robe
  • Barossa Valley

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Day 8 to 9 - Adelaide

Arrive in the vibrant art scene of South Australia for a two night stay. Adelaide has a reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world with its shopping streets, vibrant arts scene, outstanding food and wine culture and elegant mix of old and new architecture. Within close proximity to the city are the hills of the Mt Lofty ranges, great surfing beaches, and the great wine making regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa & Clare Valley.

Day 10 to 12 - Self Drive

Fly to Ayers Rock to discover Australia’s Red Centre on a one way self drive journey from Ayers Rock to the outback town of Alice Springs, with a stay at Kings Canyon. You will visit:

  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kings Canyon
  • Alice Springs

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Day 13 to 14 - Darwin

Fly north to spend two nights in Darwin soaking up the tropical weather and laid back lifestyle. Enjoy the waterfront restaurants, tropical parklands and art precincts. Stroll through the Mindil Beach Markets or enjoy sunset whilst sailing through Darwin’s Harbour. Darwin is the gateway to Litchfield National Park, the Tiwi Islands, Kakadu and Arnhem Land and will be the perfect base to start your Top End Adventure.

Day 15 to 19 - Self Drive

Start your 4WD Top End self drive adventure from Darwin through the tropical wetlands and untamed wilderness of the Northern Territory visiting:

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Katherine
  • Litchfield National Park

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Day 20 - Farewell

Say a fond farewell to Darwin as you make your way back to the UK.

20 day Holiday Idea - from £1989

With flights from £3209


  • Choose the accommodation you prefer in Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin
  • Add a Barossa Valley day tour from £89
  • Add a Penguin Parade day tour from £111
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover in Singapore, Dubai or another destinations

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We hope this holiday idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • Exciting city stays with a choice of accommodation
  • Three self drive adventures including:
    – carefully planned routes
    – comfortable pre-booked accommodation
    – air conditioned car
  • Experiences and activities

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or, ask our team to design a holiday just for you, anywhere in Australia.

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