Tour Time Price
Flinders Ranges, Birdsville, Lawn Hill, Longreach, Innamincka, Broken Hill
20Days/19Nights

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Prices Valid April 1st, 2017 - March 31st, 2018

Includes:

All meals, accommodation/camping fees, camping equipment, entry to attractions, third party tours (when applicable), National Park fees, Adelaide accommodation transfers.

 

Day 1

Adelaide – Rawnsley Park
Depart Adelaide 0730hrs
Travel via Clare, Melrose, Wilmington and Hawker
Visit historic Sevenhill Winery and church, Kanyaka ruin and more.
O/N Rawnsley Park

Day 2

Rawnsley Park – Arkaroola
Travel via Wilpena Pound, Bunyeroo, Barchina and Parachilna Gorges,
View ancient rock formations, abundant and endangered wildlife
O/N Arkaroola

Day 3

 Arkaroola – Farina/Marree
 Take the Ridge Top Tour and experience the most rugged part of the Flinders Ranges.
Visit the Quandong Cafe, Talc Alf and Aboriginal Ochre pits
Overnight:  Camping near Farina historic town site or accommodation in Leigh Creek, Lyndhurst or Marree.

Day 4

Marree – Birdsville
Travel the famous Birdsville Track through the Tirari and Sturts Stony Deserts
Stopping at places of interest along the way such the Mulka HS Ruins, Clayton Station wetland, hot flowing artesian bores and Wetlands and Mungerannie Roadhouse.
O/N Birdsville

Day 5

Birdsville
In Birdsville visit a museum, the Diamantina River the Birdsville Pub and other sites around town.
Visit “Big Red” the highest of some 1500 red sand dunes encountered when crossing the Simpson Desert.
O/N Birdsville

Day 6

Birdsville – Boulia
Travel to Boulia via Bedourie a regular watering point for cattle, drovers and Cobb and Co Coaches in the late 1800 and early 1900.
O/N Boulia

Day 7

Boulia – Mt Isa

Visit the "Min Min Lights" and fossil museums.
Travel along the Diamantina Development Road to Mt Isa passing through Djarra once the world’s largest cattle trucking depot.
Once in Mt Isa visit an underground hospital, mining museum and Kalkanoon Tribal Centre.
O/N Mt Isa

Day 8

Mt Isa – Adel’s Grove
Take a walk through the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Australian Fossil Mammal Site
Establish camp at Adels Grove named after Albert de Lestrange who took up the property as an experimental Botanical Gardens in 1920.
O/N Adel’s Grove

Day 9

Lawn Hill NP
Explore Lawn Hill NP
Take a canoe and explore the heart of Lawn Hill Gorge.
Take one of the many walks available at the Gorge.
O/N Adel’s Grove

Day 10

Adel’s Grove – Cloncurry
Travel the Will’s Development Road via Gregory Downs to Burke & Wills Junction.
We then head south along the Burke Development road (Matilda Way) passing the old Albert Hotel in Quamby to Cloncurry.
Visit Cloncurry founded by Ernest Henry and established upon Copper mining in 1867.
Also the birth place of Qantas and the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the early 1900.
O/N Cloncurry

Day 11

Cloncurry – Winton
Travel through the heart of Matilda country home of the song “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Patterson.
Passing through Kynuna once a staging post for Cobb & Co and home of the famous Blue Heeler Hotel a watering hole for Banjo Patterson.
Visit the Waltzing Matilda centre
O/N Winton

Day 12

Winton – Longreach
Continue along the Matilada Way to Longreach where we visit the Stockman Hall of Fame and the Qantas Museum.
O/N Longreach (Stonehenge)

Day 13

Longreach (Stonehenge) – Cordillo Downs (Innamincka)
Travel via theWalford NP,  Windorah Beetoota and Cordillo Downs.
Visit Australia’s largest historic woolshed
O/N Bush Camp/ Innamincka

Day 14

Bush Camp - Innamincka
Today we head into the heart of Australia’s most disastrous expedition.
Travel toward Nappa Merrie on the banks of the Cooper Creek site of the “Burke & Wills Dig Tree”
O/N Cullyamurra Waterhole/Innamincka

Day 15

Innamincka
At Innamincka visit the restored Elizabeth Symon Nursing Home a branch of John Flynn’s Australian Inland Mission the birth or the Royal Flying Doctor service, Burke’s Grave, the town common and Cullyamurra Waterhole.
O/N Cullyamurra Waterhole/Innamincka

Day 16

Innamincka Area
Travel through the Innamincka regional reserve to Coongie Lakes
Visit an outback oasis that becomes the breeding ground for numerous species of water birds during a wet season.
Visit other Burke & Wills Sites time permitting.
O/N Cullyamurra Waterhole/Innamincka

Day 17

Innamincka –  Tibooburra
Travel the Strzelecki Track made famous by Harry Redford who drove a 1000 stolen cattle south and sold them at the historic Blanchewater Station.
We pass by the Moomba Gas station before we leave the track and head east via Merty Merty Station to Cameron Corner the Junction of NSW, Qld & SA then Sturt NP and Tibooburra an historic gold mining town.
O/N Tibooburra

Day 18

Tibooburra - Broken Hill –             
Travel via the Silver City Hwy to Milparinka, Packsaddle and Broken Hill stopping to inspect the old Buildings and learn about the history of the area.
While in Broken Hill have opportunity to view a mining museum, Pro Hart Gallery and the Living Desert and Sculpture Symposium.
O/N Broken Hill

Day 19

Broken Hill - Peterborough
Visit Silverton historic town.
Travel the Barrier Highway SW toward Adelaide.
Stop off at many historic railway towns of the Indian Pacific line.
O/N Peterborough

Day 20

Peterborough - Adelaide
Travel via the Barrier Hwy passing through historic Terowie a major town on the original East – West Railway Line and Burra copper mining town. Visit the Burra Copper mine and many historic buildings around Burra before returning to Adelaide.
Arrive approx 1800hrs
O/N Adelaide