Itinerary: (click here for route map pdf) (click here for printable pdf)
Day 1: Travel the Barrier Highway to Broken Hill, Visit Burra once an important Copper Mining Centre. Tonight & tomorrow night in a motel in Broken Hill
Day 2: Spend a day in this historic mining town - visit the Living Desert reserve and sculptures, art galleries, mining displays or the famous "Silverton" ghost town.
Day 3: Further "Outback" today. Off to Tibooburra, visiting the unique town of White Cliffs on the way - Overnight at Tibooburra Hotel-Motel or Cabin.
Day 4: To "Cooper Creek" country today via Camerons Corner via the old Strzelecki Track - view the Dingo Fence - Overnight at Innamincka Hotel - Motel Rooms.
Day 5: Visit "Coongie Lake" world heritage listed wetland area for some bird spotting & history, visit Kings marker and stay overnight at Innamincka
Day 6: Travel to Birdsville - visit the Burke & Wills Dig Tree and Cordillo Downs Shearing shed, where up to 80,000 sheep were shorn by shearers who rode their bicycles from Farina on the old Ghan Railway, crossing over the Cobbler and Sturts Stony deserts to get there and then back again afterwards! Overnight at the Birdsville Hotel or Cabins - depending on availability.
Day 7: We visit Big Red (the largest sand dune on the eastern edge of in the Simpson Desert). We spend the morning travelling in a westerly direction into the Simpson Desert as far as the usually dry Eyre Creek - for picnic lunch under the shade of an old Coolabah Tree. We return to Birdsville for the afternoon which is free time to walk and explore the inland oasis of Birdsville. Overnight at Birdsville.
Day 8: A leisurely start and then head south down the famous "Birdsville Track". Taking the 'Inside track' if open - this was the original track used by Drovers with large mobs of cattle, to Mungerannie Hotel - One of the most isolated in Australia. View the warm artesian water hole, a great area for some bird watching. Overnight at Oasis Motel, Marree - cabins
Day 9: Today we head for Adelaide - on the way we visit the colourful ochre deposits at Lyndhurst, past the large open cut Leigh Creek coal mine - Wilpena pound - Hawker & Quorn to historic Melrose the first town in the Flinders Ranges. We pass through Laura before joining Highway 1 onto Adelaide at approximately 6.00pm.
Cost: $4,300.00 per person twin share ( Depart with a minimum 2 passengers )
(valid until Jan 2017)
Includes: 8 nights accommodation, 8 Dinners (main course), 8 Cont. breakfasts, 9 Lunches (picnic style or Cafe/pub), 9 Morning teas