4WD Bus Tours Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy and Eyre Peninsula from Adelaide

Please contact Paul on 0414 807891 or cruisin2@tpg.com.au for your group tours of South Australia

Here are some suggested tours!

 

JUST CRUISIN 4 DAY LAKE EYRE NORTH AND COOBER PEDY:

DAY 1: Depart Adelaide approximately 7:00AM for the opal mining town of Andamooka via Port Augusta, where we explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback in the Wadlata Outback Centres Tunnel of Time. Discover its origins, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement and much more. After morning tea we visit Woomera. This outback town was established in 1947 as a site for the launching of experimental rockets. Attractions include Woomera Heritage Centre and Missile Park displaying examples of rockets, aircraft and weapons associated with the testing range. Overnight Andamooka or Roxby Downs.

DAY 2: After breakfast we head to William Creek via the Borefield Road and the Oodnadatta Track. At William Creek: the worlds 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 and that it is located on the worlds largest cattle station (Anna Creek Station) which is 32,500 square kilometres. We can walk along the old Ghan Railway Line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek This is a land of contrasts. There’s 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. Remnants of the old Ghan Railway are abundant along the Oodnadatta Track. An optional flight over Lake Eyre North and South is available (own expense). Lake Eyre North which covers 8430 square kilometres, is 144 kilometres long and 77 kilometres wide is by far the larger of the two lakes. The creek like Goyder Channel joins Lake Eyre South to Lake Eyre North, which at its narrowest is only 150 metres wide. At the lakes lowest point it is 15.2 metres below sea level and drains more than one sixth of the continent. Overnight William Creek Hotel.

DAY 3: Today we head to Coober Pedy in the heart of South Australia’s vast outback; it is an opal wonderland. We spend some time visiting mines and interpretive centres which a great insight into the town and its mining operations. There are more than 30 opal shops in Coober Pedy if you like to purchase some opal. The town takes its name from the Aboriginal word Kupa (uninitiated man or white man) and Piti (hole). We also visit the Breakaway’s Reserve and Moon Plain before we head to Coober Pedy for our overnight stop.

DAY 4: We follow the Stuart Highway south revisiting Port Augusta on our return to Adelaide. Arriving at your accommodation approximately 6:00PM.

COST PER PERSON: $2050:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers

TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation (twin share), breakfasts days 2, 3& 4 dinner days 1, 2, 3 morning & afternoon teas pick up/drop off at your accommodation.

NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours & mobile phone calls.

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, and most of all don’t forget your sense of adventure. It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out.

 

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL, LAKE EYRE AND COOBER PEDY OPAL TOUR

JUST CRUISIN 5 DAY ABORIGINAL CULTURE AT IGA WARTA , LAKE EYRE AND COOBER PEDY OPALS:

DAY 1: Depart Adelaide approximately 7:00AM for Port Augusta, where we stop for lunch. After lunch we head to Iga Warta to spend some time learning about the Adnyamathanha culture and environment. Tonight after our evening meal we join our hosts at a traditional campfire listening to Adnyamathanha music and Yura Muda storytelling around a campfire, including supper of traditionally cooked damper and urti jam.Overnight Iga Warta.

DAY 2:We spend today at Iga Warta where we experience the rich Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Flinders Ranges and discover the hidden meaning of an ancient land learning their culture and environment. After breakfast we visit an ochre pit where we learn about the colours, purpose and history of the ochre pits. After lunch we participate in another tour to the Malkii Painting site where you can immerse yourself in one of the oldest cultures in the world. Learn the interpretation of rock art through Adnyamathanha eyes. We return to Iga Warta for our cultural cookout evening meal. Indulge in an evening meal and learn about traditional cooking methods and preparation of meat, damper and accompanying fruit and vegetables. Overnight Iga Warta

DAY 3: After breakfast we travel to Coober Pedy with a well earned stop at William Creek Hotel on the Oodnadatta Track. At William Creek; the worlds 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 and that it is located on the worlds largest cattle station (Anna Creek Station) which is 32,500 square kilometres. We can walk along the old Ghan Railway Line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek This is a land of contrasts. There’s 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. Remnants of the old Ghan Railway are abundant along the Oodnadatta Track. We also visit the Breakaway’s Reserve and Moon Plain before we head to Coober Pedy for our overnight stop.

Overnight Underground Motel

DAY 4: Today we explore Coober Pedy in the heart of South Australia’s vast outback, it is an opal wonderland.

An optional flight over Lake Eyre North and South is available (own expense).

We spend some time visiting mines and interpretive centres which a great insight into the town and its mining operations. There are more than 30 opal shops in Coober Pedy if you like to purchase some opal. The town takes its name from the Aboriginal word Kupa (uninitiated man or white man) and Piti (hole). Overnight The Eldo Hotel Woomera.

DAY 5: After breakfast we head to Adelaide via the Explorer Highway to Port Augusta arriving approximately 6:00PM.

COST PER PERSON: $3295:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers

TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation (twin share), Note: 2 nights camping at Iga Warta if rooms are not available, breakfast days 2,3, 4 & 5, tours at Iga Warta, evening meals days 1,2,3 & 4

NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours & mobile phone calls, domestic flights.

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

JUST CRUISIN 3 DAY FLINDERS RANGES:

DAY 1: Depart Adelaide 8:00AM for Wilpena Pound Resort via Port Pirie, Port Germein and Port Augusta (the crossroads of Australia). At Port Augusta we explore the Flinders Ranges and Outback in Wadlata Outback Centre’s Tunnel of Time. We discover its origins, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement and much more. After lunch we head towards Wilpena Pound via Quorn and Hawker. From Hawker we visit Kanyaka ruins and Death Rock. If you are feeling energetic perhaps we can climb up to see the Yourambulla Caves, where we view Aboriginal rock painting. We spend tonight at Wilpena Resort.

DAY 2: After breakfast we have a peaceful bushwalk to Wangarra Lookouts and the Hill Homestead. After our walk we visit Sacred Canyon and Arkaroo Rock (optional) which are major Aboriginal Art sites. We then travel the geological trail through the Brachina Gorge. This gorge traces the geological history of the area for hundreds of million years. Our next stop is the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna where we taste some Aussie tucker. Blinman is our next destination before returning to Wilpena Resort.

DAY 3: Depart Wilpena Resort approximately 9:00AM for Adelaide via Hawker and Quorn. From Quorn we travel through the Southern Flinders Ranges to Wilmington. Adelaide is our next destination via the Germein Gorge. Arrive Adelaide approximately 6:00PM.

COST PER PERSON: $1550:00(including GST) minimum 2 passengers

TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation (twin share) Wilpena Resort, breakfast days 2 & 3, morning & afternoon teas, Dinner Days 1 & 2, entry Wadlata Outback Centre, Pick up Adelaide or Port Augusta.

NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours & mobile phone calls.

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, and most of all don’t forget your sense of adventure. It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out.

JUST CRUISIN 5 DAY FLINDERS RANGES AND EYRE PENINSULA:

DAY 1: Depart Adelaide 7:00AM for Wilpena Pound Resort via Port Pirie, Port Germein and Port Augusta (the crossroads of Australia). After lunch we head towards Wilpena Pound via Quorn and Hawker. From Hawker we visit Kanyaka ruins and Death Rock. If you are feeling energetic perhaps we can climb up to see the Yourambulla Caves, where we view Aboriginal rock painting. We have a peaceful bushwalk to Wangarra Lookouts and the Hill Homesteadon arrival at WilpenaWe spend tonight at Wilpena Resort.

DAY 2: After breakfast we travel the geological trail through Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge. This gorge traces the geological history of the area for hundreds of million years. Our next stop is the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna where we taste some Aussie tucker. After lunch we head to Cowell via Port Augusta and Whyalla arriving approximately 6:00PM.

DAY 3: After breakfast we head to Port Lincoln via Port Gibbon, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay and Port Neill. We explore the magnificent coastline of the Eyre Peninsula before reaching our destination tonight. Overnight Port Lincoln.

DAY 4:Today we have the chance of joining several optional tours departing from Port Lincoln. Tours include feed the Bluefin Tuna, Swim with the Australian Sealions (seasonal) or swim with the Great White Shark. Alternatively we can explore the many sites around Port Lincoln. Overnight Port Lincoln.

DAY 5:We now head back to Lucky Bay where we board the SEASA Ferry to Wallaroo. Adelaide is our next stop where you are dropped off at your accommodation arriving approximately 6:00PM

COST PER PERSON: $2775:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers

TOUR INCLUDES:Accommodation (twin share) Wilpena Resort, Cowell and Port Lincoln, breakfasts, morning & afternoon teas, evening meals as per itinerary, SEASA Ferry from Lucky Bay to Wallaroo

NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours & mobile phone calls.

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, and most of all don’t forget your sense of adventure. It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out.