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Tour ID: 10015335

✓ Complimentary pick-up and drop off
✓ Professional, accredited tour guide/driver
✓ Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
✓ Mt Remarkable National Park
✓ Flinders Ranges National Park
✓ Wilpena Pound
✓ Lake Eyre ~ Oodnadatta Track
✓ The famous Dingo Fence
✓ Wiilliam Creek Pub
✓ Coober Pedy ~ Underground mine tour
✓ Painted Desert ~ Simpson Desert ~ Finke
✓ Geographical centre of Australia
✓ Uluru (Ayers Rock) ~ Base walk
✓ Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) ~ Valley of the Winds
✓ Kings Canyon ~ Rim walk
✓ Western MacDonnell Ranges ~ Glen Helen Gorge
✓ Small group 4WD eco safari, (Not a bus tour)
✓ Experience the ‘Real Outback’ of Australia. Go where the others only dream of going!

Southern and Central
Our epic journey departs Adelaide and heads north visiting coastal villages with their rich
maritime history. By lunch time we are in the Flinders Ranges, one of oldest mountain ranges
on earth. Walk through Mambray Creek National Park, where you have spectacular views of
the mountains and Spencer Gulf. Enjoy lunch surrounded by towering peaks that are as old as
time itself. Kangaroos and emus are abundant in this area.
Travel through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the classic old township of Quorn, which
was once the start of the original Ghan Railway.
Head out on the dirt tracks and search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies at Warren
Gorge Conservation Park before settling in to a wholesome camp-cooked meal.
Roll out your swags and sleep happy and contented under millions of stars.
Meals: (L) (D)
Flush toilets available during the day.
Night 1 – Bush camp, drop toilet, no running water.

Wilpena Pound & Northern Flinders
Today we visit an Aboriginal ceremonial site, where you will see rock art dating back thousands
of years. Continue to Wilpena Pound for a beautiful bush walk with magnificent views of this
amazing natural amphitheatre, one of the unique wonders of the world.
Lunch is in the heart of Wilpena Pound, followed by an awe-inspiring drive along the northern
side of Wilpena through the famous Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges known as the ‘Corridors
Through Time’.
This spectacular journey will show you 900 million years of geological history where you will
see fossils dating back to the beginning of life on earth.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 2 – Bush camp, drop toilet, no running water.

Marree & Dingo Fence
Leave the splendour of the rugged mountain scenery and travel north into the outback of
Australia. At Lyndhurst we begin our epic journey up the famous Oodnadatta Track, following
the historic route of the Cameleers and the Old Ghan Railway. At Marree we explore this
remote outback town which is also the beginning of the famous Birdsville Track. This area has a
rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements, including many ghost towns.
Cross the Dingo Fence which is the longest man made fence in the world. This helps to keep
the wild dogs up north away from the sheep stations further down. Check out Lake Eyre South,
which is approximately 11m below sea level. The Lake Eyre Basin is about the size of Belgium.
Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 3 – Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.

Anna Creek Station, Moon Plains & Painted Desert
In the morning, visit the remote and unique William Creek Pub, population currently 6. Then
travel through Anna Creek Station, the largest cattle station in Australia! Arriving at Coober
Pedy, the opal mining capital of the world, go underground on a mine tour and watch an opal
cutting display. You will have the opportunity to purchase this rare gemstone direct from the
mine. Meet the locals who live in houses under the ground in one of the most arid landscapes
in the world.
We now venture out into the real outback to the Painted Desert and camp amongst the
beautiful Arckaringa Hills. No bus tours out here mate!
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 4 – Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.

Oodnadatta & Red Sand Hills
Continue our 4WD expedition to the Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta, the last sign of civilisation
before heading out into the Simpson Desert. Oodnadatta has Australia’s first Royal Flying Doctor
Clinic which is still operating. Later in the day continue into the remote outback of South
Australia, crossing the red sand hills of the Simpson Desert.
WINTER: Soak the night away in a desert oasis at Dalhousie Hot Springs where the thermal
water bubbles up from the Great Artisan Basin at approximately 32°C.
SUMMER: Head to Eringa Waterhole and Mt Dare.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Shower and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 5 WINTER: Bush camp near hot spring, shower and drop toilet available.

SUMMER: Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.
Mount Dare, Finke Aboriginal Community & Lambert Centre
Further into the desert we go to Mount Dare, an old outback cattle station to re-fuel and stock
up on supplies. Onto Finke, a traditional Aboriginal community (Note: this is not a tourist area,
respect and privacy are required). Then it is onto Lambert Centre, the geographical centre of
the Australia. Heading Bush is currently the only company to take our intrepid travellers to
experience this incredibly remote outback area.
Spend the afternoon travelling into the heart of Central Australia, exploring this unique and
diverse land, which is alive with desert animals of all types.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilets available at Mount Dare.
Night 6 – Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.

Base walk, Cultural Centre & Sunset at The Rock
An exciting morning heading to Uluru. Spend time at the cultural centre where we can relax
and learn the ways and listen to stories of the Anangu through displays and educational
information. Join our guided walk around the base of Uluru which introduces you to the
traditional food sources and spirituality of this area. Witness sunset over this ancient monolith
with your small group of fellow adventurers.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Night 7 – Camp at Yulara camp ground, full facilities.

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas),Valley of the Winds walk
Sunrise at Uluru then head out to another sacred area for the Anangu and hike through the
spectacular canyons and rock formations of Kata Tjuta/ The Olga’s.
Learn about some of the bush tucker that grows in the area and photograph some of the most
beautiful scenery the desert has to offer.
After lunch we travel north towards Watarrka National Park and set up camp in the red sand
hills protected by the majestic desert oak trees.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilets available in the morning at Yulara.
Night 8 – Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.

Watarrka National Park & 4 hour Rim walk
Regarded as one of the most rewarding walks of the tour, we spend approximately four hours
exploring Kings Canyon. Trek to places like the Amphitheatre and the Lost City in this land of
the Luritja Aboringinal people. Take time and soak up this ancient and special area.
In the afternoon, continue north west through more red desert sand dunes covered with an
amazing diversity of native flora. Pass the huge comet crater at Gosses Bluff and perhaps find
the elusive Thorny Devil which survive in this arid land.
Set up camp in the magnificent Western MacDonnell Ranges.
Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Shower and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 9 – Bush camp, drop toilet, no running water.

Swim, Laugh, Explore, Alice Springs
Stop and say g’day to the outbush folks at Glen Helen then onto Ormiston Gorge. We will be
able to swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole or Simpson Gap before entering Alice Springs at around
5.00pm. Then get cleaned up, and hit the town with your new Heading Bush mates!.
These last ten days together, sharing this unique experience will leave you with a great sense of
achievement, fulfillment and new friends for life.
Meals: (B) (L)

Departs Adelaide Mondays, 6.30am to 7.30am from your city accommodation or the Central Bus Station.
Minimum 4 ~ Maximum 16 passengers.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All meals. Swags. Park Entrances.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Sleeping bag $20 payable upon departure. Flynets (can be purchased for $8)

  • Duration:

    10 days

  • Departure:

    6:30 AM Mon

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Pick up at 6.30am from outside your Adelaide City accommodation.

  • What to bring:

    You need to bring the following:

    * broad brimmed hat
    * sunscreen
    * insect repellant
    * sleeping bag (can be hired for A$20.00)
    * flynets (can be purchased for $8)
    * small torch or flashlight
    * swimming clothes
    * personal belongings
    * water bottle
    * sturdy walking shoes

    In winter you will also need to bring the following:

    * warm woolly hat
    * warm woollen gloves
    * warm jacket

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Not suitable for children under 12. All passengers must be able to help with cooking, camp set up etc.

  • Additional Information:

    $200 land content fee is payable upon departure.

  • Destinations:

    Ayers Rock (Uluru), Alice Springs, Flinders Ranges, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, West MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon, Wilpena Pound and Simpson Desert, Dalhousie Hot Springs

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