5 Day Outback South Australia

Spend five days exploring Outback South Australia and experiencing Aboriginal art and culture. Marvel at this land of contrasts from red gibber plains stretching to the horizon, mound springs creating bush oases and wetlands and Red Gum lined creeks and vast areas of grey salt bush and spiky spinifex.


Day One


We depart Adelaide at 7:00 am for the opal mining town of Andamooka, travelling via Port Augusta. 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 lunch we head to Iga Warta and spend some time learning about the Aboriginal Adnymathanha people's culture and environment.

After dinner this evening, we spend some time sitting around a campfire, sampling traditional damper with quandong jam, listening to the stories and music of the Adnyamathanha People.

We stay at Iga Warta
overnight.


Day Two

We spend this day at Iga Warta experiencing the rich Aboriginal culture and the heritage of the Flinders Ranges, and discovering the hidden meaning of an ancient land.

We stay at Iga Warta
overnight.


Day Three

After breakfast we travel to William Creek Hotel, which is on 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 for fame for William Creek is that it is the smallest town in Australia and that it is located on the world's largest cattle station (Anna Creek Station), which is 32,500 square kilometres.

We can walk along the remnants of the old Ghan railway line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek. This is a land of contrasts. There are red gibber plains stretching to the horizon, mound springs (we visit Bubbler Springs and Blanche Cup Springs), which create bush oases and wetlands, red gum lined creeks and vast areas of grey salt bush and spiky spinifex.

You have the option to take a flight over Lake Eyre North and South 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 also visit the Breakaway's Reserve and Moon Plain before we head to underground accommodation for our overnight stop.


Day Five


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

COST PER PERSON; AU$2575:00 INCLUDING GST

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Operates: On demand, approximately 7:00 am day one to 6:00 pm day four.


Includes:
  • Five days 4WD touring,
  • Two nights twin share accommodation,
  • Two nights camping accommodation,
  • Breakfast on days two, three, four and five,
  • Dinner on days one, two, three and four,
  • Entry to Wadlata Outback Centre.
Excludes:
  • Cost of optional Lake Eyre North and South scenic flight,
  • All other meals, unless specified in itinerary,
  • Mobile phone calls, souvenirs, optional tours and personal items,
  • Admission to attractions, unless specified in itinerary.


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

TOUR CONDITIONS: "Just Cruisin" reserves the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions, or adverse conditions require such change.

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!!!