4 Day Lake Eyre Tour - 2 nights cabin, 1 night Motel (Single)
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- Tour Details
Included in price:
TWO HOUR FLIGHT OVER LAKE EYRE AND SPENCER GULF CRUISE INCLUDED
7:00 AM Mon, Wed, Thu
Approximately 6pm (Approximately)
Pick up at 7am from infront of Adelaide Central Bus Station, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Fitness level required:
Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Wilpena Pound, Clare Valley and Lake Eyre
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4 Day Lake Eyre and Outback
Small Group ~ Eco Tour
Includes two hour flight over Lake Eyre and the Cooper Creek
DAY 1 Adelaide to 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 Mambray Creek National Park in the magnificent
southern Flinders Ranges with its abundant 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 Merna Morna shepp station or Rawnsley Park Station (depending on availability) on the southern side of famous Wilpena Pound.
Relax around the camp fire and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your experienced tour guide.
Camp or Cabin. (Optional Flight over Wilpena Pound)
DAY 2 Oodnadatta Track – Two hour flight Lake Eyre/Cooper Creek
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. Today 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. This 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.
In the evening enjoy your dinner, kick back and have a drink, sitting around the campfire while gazing into the outback sky.
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 take you to Level Point Bay at the shores of Lake Eyre where you are able to walk onto the salt lake which is approximately 11 metres below sea level. This is where Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964 in the famous Bluebird.
Then meander back down along the western side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges watching the colours change over the mountains as the sun slowly sinks into the desert sky.
Arrive at Port Augusta at the tip of Spencer Gulf set amid stunning arid landscaped grounds. After freshening up wander over to a local restaurant and share a delicious meal and wind down.
DAY 4 Outback to Adelaide
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then experience an unforgettable morning boat cruise with breathtaking views over the Flinders Ranges. Marvel at the abundance of bird life and playful dolphins.
We then head south with many photo opportunities to capture the magnificent, rugged mountain ranges lifting up from the spectacular deserts that are the Outback.
Lunch is provided 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 on the way home to Adelaide, arriving at approximately 6-7pm.
Small group eco tour ~ maximum 16
Departs every Monday, Adelaide 7am ~ Port Augusta 2pm