Best Alice Springs to Cairns Adventure Bus Tours Overland
The vast distance of 2940 kilometres between Alice Springs is covered by the tour operator Greyhound Australia. As this is a very long and tiresome journey, Greyhound has made available for you the “Hop on Hop off” passes (AUS $ 375) that enable you to break journey in many stops.
For more information on the Alice Springs to Cairns journey “Hop on Hop off” passes of Greyhound Australia please visit; https://sydneybackpackers.com.au/product/greyhound-alice-springs-to-cairns-hop-on-hop-off/
Break off at the following stops and have plenty of time to enjoy the many adventure-tours on the side.
- Mission Beach
- Townsville (Magnetic Island)
- Charters Towers
- Mt Isa
- Tennant Creek
1. Mission Beach Adventures
- Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise
Head out to the pristine locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef to dive or snorkel! Marvel at the astonishing natural wonder of untouched reefs beneath the waters!
- Beach Skydive
Skydive at an adrenalin-pumping 15000 ft, one of the highest in Australia and marvel at the stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands and the lush rainforest as you slowly touch down! The star feature is that you get to watch your skydive on the large plasma screen!
2. Magnetic Island Adventures
Explore the other-worldly beauty of the fringing reef or the Great Barrier Reef from the surface or beneath it! The following are some of the Magnetic Island adventure tours;
- Boat cruises
- Snorkelling and diving
- Koala sanctuary tour
- Island bus/jeep tours
3. Charters Towers Adventures
Enjoy the following adventures at your stop at Charters Towers, a township 134 km inland from Townsville;
- Bushwalks and wildlife spotting
- Learning to fly a glider
- Kayaking or canoeing
- Horse-drawn wagon ride or safari and spotting large purebred herds of Texas Longhorns
4. Mt Isa Adventures
Discover the charms of this old mining town while you hop off at Mt. Isa, romantically known as “The Isa”. The following adventures are some of its attractions;
- Descend to the depths of a replica mine to learn about its past charms
- Fishing at Lake Moondarra and sunset
- Watch the Mines Rotary Rodeo
- Underground hospital guided tour
5. Tennant Creek Adventures
As the region is a veritable playground for 4WD off-road fun, there’s plenty of adventure to be had in Tennant Creek;
- Davenport National Park
Traverse 17 km of rocky moderately challenging road and find spectacular views of the Davenport National Park, famous for its water-holes and water birds as well as being a great spot for off-road adventures.
For more information on the Davenport National Park please visit; https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/
Other memorable experiences of Tennant Creek could be the gold fossicking as well as camping and experiencing life in a working cattle station.
Having experienced as many of these adventures along the way to Cairns from Alice Springs, hop on the Greyhound Australia for the final leg of your journey, tired but content!
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