Wander Reise Galah

Geführte Trekkingtour
Duration: 21 Tage
PAX: 6-11

Tour

Overview

Wandern und erleben Sie die spektakulärsten Ecken Australiens, und viele andere außergewöhnlichen Natur-Schönheiten dieses uralten fünften Kontinents.

Bestaunen Sie Sydneys Opera House, Victorias Great Ocean Road und trekken Sie entlang des berühmten Larapinta Trails. Vergessen Sie Zeit & Raum im Roten Outback.

Erleben Sie die wilde Schönheit von Tasmaniens Ostküste. Sie werden dieses phantastische Land, deren Bewohner und die Lebensweise der Aborigines kennen & schätzen lernen und nie vergessen!

Tour

Höhepunkte:

  • Great Ocean Road und 12 Apostels
  • Grampians Bergkette in Victoria
  • 6-tägiger Treck entlang der schönsten Tasmanische Strände: Bay of Fires, Freycinet Island und Wineglass Bay und auf Maria Island
  • Höhepunkte des ikonischem Larapinta Trails
  • Spektakuläre Wanderungen am Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (Olgas) und im Kings Canyon
  • Am Lagerfeuer und im Swag (Outback Schlafsack) schlafen
  • Sydney n Land und Wasser erleben

Tour

Essentials

Tag 1 - Flug und Ankunft in Melbourne

Hoteltransfer

Nach der Ankunft, je nach Flugzeit, nehmen wir die Straßenbahn zur Melbournes Innenstadt. Dort erkunden wir Melbournes enge Gassen und deren.  Straßenkunst.

Ort: Melbourne
Übernachtung: Hotel am Strand

Verpflegung: Frühstueck

Day 2 - Grampians National Park

We will visit the once grandiose old mining town of Ballarat and sample some wine (optional) in a small old winery on our way to the Grampians. There we hike the Grand Canyon trail and perhaps even the Pinnacles. An easy cliff path above the canyon offers stunning views of the entire mountain range down to the plain.

Walking approx. 4 hours

Location: Grampions
Accomodation: Cabin
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Through the McKenzie Gorge

After a cozy night in our cabin we walk to the exciting McKenzie Gorge to a steep waterfall. After marvelling at natures best we continue to the Great Ocean Road and see a magnificent sunset at the 12 Apostles.

Hiking: 1-2 hours
Travel time: 3.5 hours

Location: Port Campbell
Accomodation: Motel/Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is considered the most beautiful panoramic road in Australia. After discovering more of the 12 Apostles sights we lace up our boots once more and discover this coastal section on foot. On the way we will find kangaroos, the small village of Apollo Bay and another small hike in the rainforest.

Walking time: about 3-4 hours
Driving time: 4.5 hours

Location: Port Cambell
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Flight to Tasmania

We fly to Launceston. After settling in we hike through the Cataract Gorge. This popular and well-known spot is known for its magnificent gardens.

Location: Launceston
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Ben Lomond National Park

Drive from Launceston to Ben Lomond National Park. Here we discover one of the most spectacular mountain plateaus on the east coast of Tasmania. We discover this plateau through magnificent hikes. From here we travel onwards towards the coast for the night.

Walking: Duration approx 3 1/2 hrs , 7.5 kms + elevation of 280m.
Travel time 1-2 hours

Location: Ben Lomond National Park
Accomodation: Glamour tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 - Bay of Fires

We head towards the Bay of Fires – a most picturesque strip of the Tasmanian coast. Along the coastal road we can admire the white, sandy magnificent beaches.

To the left and right of us rise large granite rocks covered with orange crustaceans. Above us is the great blue sky and behind shines the turquoise ocean – what a magical play of colours! For large parts of the day we will have the beach entirely to ourselves.

Location: Bicheno or Scamander
Accomodation: Hotel/glamour tent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 8 - Freycinet National Park

Today we make an early start so we can experience the Douglas Apsley waterhole at its most beautiful: in the morning light. Next we drive to another amazing beach, Wineglass Bay, surrounded by pink granite mountains.  We follow a path leading to a viewpoint that rewards us with spectacular views over the bay.

We then descend through Eucalyptus and Casuarina forests to more untouched and magical beaches.

Walking: 13 kms, 5 hrs plus elevation of 50m
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Location: East Coast
Accomodation: Glamour tent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9 - Maria Island

The east coast of Tasmania has a lot more to offer, so we travel further south towards Maria Island. Maria Island is a historically very exciting island that is best discovered on foot. After a short ferry crossing, our hike takes us through the historic town of Darlington. From here it goes through fascinating coastal forests up to granitic rubble. Across the fields to the top of ‚Bishop and Clerk‘ with a breathtaking 360° view. We then take the ferry back to the mainland and then head south again to Port Arthur.

Walking: 9kms, 4 hrs  plus elevations +620m
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Location: Port Arthur
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 10 - Cape Hauy

Port Arthur had an unsightly origin in the ‚convict period‘ of Australia, but today has wonderful and dramatic coastal walks to offer. Cape Hauy is one of the three famous headlands of the ‚Three Cape Walks‘ and our hike takes us along this headland to the top. Here there is a view of Cape Pillar and the fascinating basalt structures of the entire coastline. After the hike we drive to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania.

Walking: 10km, approx 4hrs plus elevation of 200m
Drive time: 1.5 std

Location: Hobart
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 11 - Red Centre

Flight to Alice Springs. We get used to the dry air, red earth and Aussie outback. We can visit the Botanical Gardens and explore Alice Springs or have time to prepare for the next 4 days of excursion.

Pack only the most necessary, small bags and a day backpack for drinking water, camera etc. Please bring some warm clothes (jumpers or jacket). The overnight temperatures in desert can be very cool.

Location: Alice Springs
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Flight Hobart – Alice Springs

The Red Center is simply stunning and unique. For 3 days we tour the outback for an authentic outback experience and explore the stunning landscape of Uluru (Ayers Rock). We learn from our local guide about the Aboriginal dreamtime stories and we make our own dot painting. We experience imposing cliffs and gullies of the wind at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), travel on unpaved roads and sleep in permanent safari tents. We also experience delicious food cooked over the camp fire and sleep under the huge imposing Milky Way (warm sleeping bags are provided).

Hiking: 3 hours
Driving time approx. 5 hours

Location: Uluru
Accomodation: Cosy permanent tents with 2 beds
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13 - Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

From our vantage point, you will experience the spectacular Uluru sunrise. Continue to Kata Tjuta where you can look forward to a leisurely 7km walk through the “Valley of the Winds”. Then we drive to Kings Creek Cattle Station to a remote private camp (complete with bush toilet and shower). This camp gives you a real feel for the outback. Tell stories over dinner at the camp fire before you spend another night under the stars.

Hiking: 2-3 hours
Driving time approx. 5 hours

Location: Outback
Accomodation: Permanent tents with 2 beds
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14 - Watarrka (Kings Canyon)

Today we continue to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) for an incredible 6 km walk through the towering walls, columns and plateaus of Watarrka. We visit the Amphitheater, the Lost City and the quiet ‘Garden of Eden’. After our final meal together we travel back to Alice Springs for a well earned refreshment in one of the  typical outback pubs.

Location: Alice Springs
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 15 - Rest day Alice Springs

Today you have time to relax or explore Alice Springs. Maybe you want to explore the Reptile Center or the Royal Flying Doctor Museum?

Location: Alice Springs
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 - Alice Springs to Simpson’s Gap

Hello wilderness! The majestic and serene West MacDonnell Ranges are rich in natural wonders and traditional culture and are considered the best there is in Australia. Our first walk is a 23.4km ‘leg stretch’ commencing from the outskirts of Alice Springs. Some beautiful views can be seen, particularly at Euro Ridge. Our walk is taken casually, a fitting way to relax and immerse in the wonder of the region and to ponder the coming 4 days.

Our Ground Support Vehicle will meet us at the picturesque Simpsons Gap and transfer us to our remote camping location. Let the true experience begin as we rest in a region synonymous in the dreamtime (Alcheringa) of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people.

For those who feel they cannot complete the entire 23.4kms, there is always an opportunity to finish earlier and return to the campsite with our support staff.

Walking: 9 hours, 24 kms plus elevation 723m

Location: Outback
Accomodation: Tent or swag
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam

Today we head to the spectacular western half of the Larapinta Trail and onto a 13.4km section of the Larapinta Trail that is only suitable for well-prepared and experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. It offers exhilarating views of the high quartzite ridge lines that typify the West MacDonnell Ranges, including Haasts Bluff and Mt Zeil (the highest point in the Northern Territory).

Walking: 6 hours, 13.4 kms plus elevation 412m

Location: Larapinta Trail
Accomodation:
Tent or swag
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18 - Ormiston Gorge to Glen Helen Gorge

Today we traverse the low lying regions surrounding Ormiston Gorge gradually working our way upward into the back reaches of the Finke River. This area is steeped in traditional folklore with several important sites being viewed including ‚Yapulpa‘, which is part of the Carpet Snake Dreaming legend as well as the Emu and Kangaroo Man Dreaming.

Tonight our campsite is shadowed by Mount Sonder (Rwetyepme, The Pregnant Lady) and the imagery of the Yeperenye Hills. Relax at the campsite on the banks of the mighty Finke River as the sun sets and the colours of the night desert erupt into million dollar star accommodation.

Walking: 6 hours, 12.2km plus elevation 70m

Location: Glen Helen Gorge
Accomodation: Tent or swag
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 19 - Mount Sonder

An early rise is an understatement as we challenge the 8km climb to the peak of Mount Sonder. The vision of sunrise and the 360° view will leave you speechless – a truly unforgettable achievement. Enjoy time at camp for your last evening under the stars of the Milky Way.

Walking: 7 hours, 15.8km plus elevation 400m

Location: Mount Sonder
Accomodation: Tent or swag
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 20 - Ormiston Pound Walk to Alice Springs

Regarded by many as the ‘primo’ small walk of the Larapinta Trail, the Ormiston Pound Walk is full of wow factor, wildlife and flora and a great finale to our walk. A location inspirational to Albert Namatjira – the entry into the Gorge will leave you dumb founded.

After another healthy lunch, we will pack and break camp for regrettably the last time and return to normality (hot shower and life as you know it awaits). Tonight we will reminisce the past 5 days and share some banter over a refreshing ale or cool drink at one of Alice’s classic outback restaurants.

Walking: 4-5 hours, 9km plus elevation 142m

Location: Alice Springs
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 21 - Sydney and flight home

Flight to Sydney and transfer to your hotel. We take the ferry to Manly and discover a part of the famous great coastal walk. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city and the historic waterfront “The Rocks”. With a backpack full of experiences and new found friends tonight we sadly say goodbye as you depart for home.

Tip: Extend your stay with a day trip to Sydneys Blue Mountains?

Location: Sydney
Accomodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Leistungen:

  • Alle Flughafentransfers
  • 13 Übernachtung (ÜN) im DZ mit DU/WC in einem Hotel, Motel oder Outback-Hütte, alle der guten Mittelklasse
  • Hafenrundfahrt in Sydney
  • 2 ÜN im “Glamping Zelt“
  • 1 ÜN in einer Kabine
  • 7 ÜN im 2-Pers-Safari-Zelt bzw. 1-Pers-Camping-Zelt oder Swag im Roten Zentrum
  • 4Wheel-drive Auto im Roten Zentrum
  • 22 Frühstück, 11 Mittagessen , 9 Lagerfeuer Abendessen
  • Alle Gebühren für Nationalparks und Fernwanderwege
  • Durchgehende deutsche sprachige Reiseleitung
  • Zusätzlicher, englischsprachiger Fahrer/Guide im Roten Zentrum.

 

Was ist in dieser Tour nicht enthalten:
Nicht inklusive Mahlzeiten und Getränke
Optionale Ausflüge
Tipps
Persönliche Ausgaben

04/04/2021

25/04/2021

Sydney

12/04/2020

03/05/2020

Sydney

  • Die 3-Tages-Uluru-Tour könnte eventuell mit anderen Teilnehmern aufgefüllt werden
  • Wichtige Hinweise: Da diese Reise Expeditionscharakter hat, weisen wir ausdrücklich darauf hin, dass es zu Verzögerungen, Routenänderungen oder Programmumstellungen kommen kann.  Diese sind meistens bedingt durch ungünstige Verhältnisse, schlechtes Wetter, organisatorische Schwierigkeiten oder andere unvorhersehbare Geschehnisse. etc.Natürlich versuchen wir solche Änderungen
    a) zu vermeiden; und
    b) falls unvermeidbar, sofort als nur möglich ans Sie weitermelden.Sie sollten daher einen gesunden “Abenteuergeist“ mitbringen, und ggf. Toleranz und Geduld üben. Besten Dank im vorab!
  •  Anforderungen: Bei ALLEN Wanderungen ist eine ute Kondition zum wandern notwendig! Außerdem ist  das mitnehmen von ausreichend Trinkwasser äußerst wichtig!
  • Rotes Zentrum: In der Wüste kann es nachts und früh morgens sehr kalt werden, deshalb bitte eine wärmere Jacke mitbringen.
  • Tipps Ausrüstung: Packen Sie dies immer ein: gutes Schuhwerk, Mütze, Multifunktionswäsche, Regenkleidung, Sonnenschutz, Wasserflaschen, Rucksack für Tageswanderungen. Hut, Badesachen, Mosquito Creme/Netz, Kopflampe.
  • Unterkünfte: Die richtige Auswahl der Übernachtungen liegt uns sehr am Herzen! Wir wissen dass am Ende eines aktiven Tages jeder Gast es gerne bequem und gemütlich haben möchte. In Städten wie Sydney, Alice Springs  oder Melbourne wählen wir zentral-gelegene Hotels der gehobenen Mittelklasse. Außerhalb bevorzugen wir ausgesuchte Unterkünfte möglichst “Aussi-owned & operated“, die interessant sind und Authentizität mit dem Komfort verbinden. Im rotem Zentrum beim trekking schlafen wir in geräumigen 2-Personen Zelten, oder wenn sie möchten, im Outback-SWAG (typisch Australischer, warm & regensicherer Outback Schlafsack).