6 Day Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, and Coober Pedy

Day One

We depart Adelaide at 7:00 am. At Port Augusta we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre, where we learn about the origins of the Flinders Ranges, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement, Explorers, and much more.

After morning tea we head towards Wilpena Pound, travelling via Quorn and Hawker. From Hawker we visit the Kanyaka Ruins and Death Rock. If you are feeling energetic you can enjoy a climb to the Yourambulla Caves to see Aboriginal rock painting.

Then we continue to Wilpena Pound Resort with time before dinner for a peaceful bush walk to Wangarra Lookouts, which overlooks Wilpena Pound.

We stay at Wilpena Pound Resort overnight.


Day Two

On this day we travel to Arkaroola via Brachina Gorge. The gorge traces the geolocial history of the Flinders Ranges for hundreds of million of years. We can stop at the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna where we sample some Aussie Tucker.

After lunch we head to to Wilpena Pound Resort via Parachilna Gorge and Blinman.

We stay at Wilpena Pound Resort
overnight.


Day Three

After breakfast we head to William Creek via Marree and the Oodnadatta Track. At William Creek, the world's most isolated pub, you can indulge in a well-deserved Australian beer. The most important claim to fame for William Creek is that it is the smallest town in Australia. It is also situated on the world's largest cattle station, Anna Creek Station (32,500 square kilometres).

We can walk along the old Ghan railway line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek. Take in the land's contrasts, like red gibber plains stretching to the horizon, mound springs that create bush oases and wetlands (we visit Bubbler Springs and Blanche Cup Springs), Red Gum-lined creeks, and vast areas of grey saltbush and spiky Spinifex.

You have the option to take a flight over Lake Eyre at your own expense. Lake Eyre North, which covers 8430 square kilometres, is 144 kilometres long and 77 kilometres wide. It is by far the larger of the two lakes. The creek-like Goyder Channel joins Lake Eyre South to Lake Eyre North. At its narrowest it is only 150 metres wide. At the lake's lowest point it is 15.2 metres below sea level, and drains more than one sixth of the continent.

We stay at William Creek Hotel overnight.


Day Four


On this day we head to Coober Pedy, an opal wonderland in the heart of South Australia's vast outback. We spend some time visiting mines and interpretive centres, which offer great insight into the town and it's mining operations. If you would like to purchase some opal, there are more than 30 opal shops to choose from in the town. Coober Pedy takes it's name from the Aboriginal word Kupa (meaning 'uninitiated man' or white man), and Piti (hole).

We spend the night in underground accommodation.


Day Five

We visit the Breakaway's Reserve and Moon Plain. We then head back to Coober Pedy via the Dingo Fence, the world's longest fence (5300km long). After lunch we head to Woomera for our overnight stop

We spend the night in The Eldo Hotel, Woomera.


Day Six

We follow the Stuart Highway south, revisiting Port Augusta on our return to Adelaide, where we arrive at your accommodation at approximately 6:00 pm.

 COST PER PERSON; AU$2975:00 INCLUDING GST

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Operates: On demand, approximately 8:00 am day one to 6:00 pm day six.


Includes:
  • Twin share accommodation,
  • All breakfasts, evening meals, morning & afternoon teas,
  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation.
Excludes:
  • All other meals, unless specified in itinerary,
  • Mobile phone calls, optional tours and personal items, flights
  • Admission to attractions, unless specified in itinerary.

* It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out. *

TOUR CONDITIONS: “JUST CRUISINreserve the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions or adverse conditions require such change. Tour costs do not include additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses incurred from flooding, natural delays, unavailable connections or other unforseen circumstances. It is suggested travel insurance is purchased to cover additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses resulting from flooding, natural delays unavailable connections or other unforeseen expenses prior to departure. Due to the nature and remoteness of outback travel it is suggested anyone with health problems should seek advice from their doctor if necessary.


BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Must be made 14 days prior to departure or full deposit is forfeited.

DON'T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hats. Please limit luggage to a small bag.

MOST OF ALL: Don't forget your sense of adventure!!!