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The desert is coming to life as recent torrential rain which fell near the East coast of Oz is making its way slowly to the desert, bringing life to the parched lands of the outback.
Join our 4 Day Lake Eyre and Outback small group Eco-tour, which includes a 2 hour flight over Lake Eyre and the Cooper Creek, from Adelaide or Pt Augusta into the rarely visited Tiari Desert via the remote Oodnadatta track.
On this epic journey explore the magnificent Flinders Ranges, search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby and witness this once in a life time event.
Travel out to the banks of Lake Eyre and see some of the most spectacular scenery the outback has to offer while witnessing the re birth of this magical land.
Take an unforgettable eco-boat cruise to the rarely frequented far reaches of Northern Spencer Gulf with breathtaking views over the magnificent Flinders Ranges and an abundance of bird life and playful dolphins.
On the way home sample some of South Australia's best wines in the Clare Valley.
With a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs this is a tour everyone can enjoy!
DAY 1 Adelaide – Flinders Ranges
Pick up from Central Bus Station at approximately 7:00 am. Head north to Pt Wakefield at the tip of Gulf Saint Vincent.
Perhaps indulge in a home made pie or pasty at the famous Kiplings bakery. Then onto Mount Remarkable National Park in the magnificent southern Flinders Ranges with its abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery.
Our next stop is the picturesque town of Quorn where many Australian outback movies have been filmed, including The Shiralee and Sunday Too Far Away. After lunch we cross the outback terrain of the Willochra Plains, home to kangaroos, emus and the soaring Wedgetail eagle.
Late afternoon our final stop is on the southern side of famous Wilpena Pound. Relax around the camp fire and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your experienced tour guide.
Meals: (L) (D)
DAY 2 Oodnadatta Track - Lake Eyre/Cooper Creek flight
After a wholesome breakfast we explore the world famous Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges know as the Corridors of Time, a must see in any trip to the Flinders Ranges. Search for the rare yellow footed rock wallaby and see ancient 600 million year old fossils.
Lunch is provided at the iconic Prairie Hotel, Parachilna. The menu offers delicious native foods including smoked kangaroo, camel mettwurst, wattleseed chicken, virginian ham, bush tomato chilli jam with green salad and freshly baked damper rolls. Now it’s time to sit back and watch the mountains give way to the desert of northern South Australia.
Travel along the remote Oodnadatta Track gaining a glimpse at how our early settlers lived in this harsh environment. Arrive at Marree, the historic outback town which marks the start of the famous Birdsville track. It is where the Afghan camel trains of up to 100 camels would camp before heading out into the harsh deserts of outback Australia.
This afternoon take to the skies for a two hour flight over Lake Eyre and the Cooper Creek, the only way to truly see this once-in-a-lifetime event and witness the rebirth of this magical land.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
DAY 3 The Real Outback
Today we follow the old Ghan railway through some of the most spectacular scenery the outback has to offer. We cross the famous dingo fence (The longest manmade structure in the world) and take you to the shores of Lake Eyre South where you are able to walk onto the salt lake which is approximately eleven metres below sea level.
Close to here Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964 in the famous Bluebird. Then we hit the outback tracks and head south along the western side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges.
Arrive at Port Augusta at the tip of Spencer Gulf and stay at a luxurious motel on the shores of the Gulf.
Finally, wander over to a local pub, wind down and share a delicious meal with your fellow travellers.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
DAY 4 Outback – Adelaide
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then experience an unforgettable boat cruise on Spencer Gulf with breathtaking views over the outback mountain ranges.
Marvel at the abundance of bird life and perhaps sight some playful dolphins. We then head south with many photo opportunities to capture the magnificent scenery of the southern Flinders Ranges. Lunch is at the historic Stone Hut Bakery, famous for its award winning food.
You will have the opportunity to sample some of South Australia’s best wines in the famous Clare Valley, before arriving approximately 5pm in Adelaide.
Meals: (B) (L)
This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times. Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if Heading Bush are unable to acheive all locations within the itinerary.
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