Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2016

Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2016

Birdsville Races tours flights 2016 with 2 Birdsville Race days, social events, all accommodation, Gold Medallion entry & corporate tent facilities, local sightseeing including climb Big Red in the Simpson Desert, Diamantina River, Lake Eyre flight options.

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 Birdsville Races tours & flights 2016 include the following – 6, 7 9 or 10 days or more

  • August 31 – September 5, 2016  Alice Springs to Birdsville Races return to Alice Springs 6 days – All gear, food, race entry, accommodation, supplied. Travel via Gem Tree, Plenty Highway, Jervois, Boulia, Min Min experience, to Birdsville Races with Gold Medallion Pass & races entry. Also travel by 4WD into the Simpson Desert to view the incredible sight of the desert from the largest sandhill, Big Red. Option available to travel 1 way by Simpson Desert.
    • Tour is 6 days/5 nights – $2995.
    • Optionally Add 2 days (total 8) from Birdsville to Cairns via Dinosaur trail & Diamantina River & NP as described below. ie $3880  BOOK NOW
  • August 28 – September 5 – Simpson Desert Tour  with Birdsville Races option from Alice Springs to Birdsville, Alice Springs or Adelaide option. Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan Railway stops,   Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (overnight for warm swimming in thermals pools), 2 nights in desert crossing via French Line & WAA Line, then Birdsville. Includes all gear, meals, accommodation supplied $2895 (6 days ends Sept 4). Option to extend for Birdsville Races, and 2 days return travel to Alice Springs or Adelaide option. ie end September 7 in Alice Springs, 9 days. Cost $3880.    BOOK NOW
  • August 28 – September 6 – Simpson Desert Tour to Birdsville Races & Dinosaur Trail to Cairns from Alice Springs.  Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan railway stops, Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (overnight for swimming in thermals pools), 2 nights in desert crossing via 3 tracks, then Birdsville Races. Then travel Diamantina National Park & River, Winton, Larks Quarry, Hughenden, to Townsville or Cairns, finish eve of 8 September. Includes all gear, food, accommodation, races & dinosaur displays entry supplied. 10 days – $4,385 less group & past travellers discounts – please ask
  • Birdsville Races Tour from Adelaide to Birdsville & return/ extension options. Includes all gear, meals, accommodation supplied $2895 (6 days).    BOOK NOW

 

August 31 – September 5Birdsville Races 2016 & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – from Cairns to Birdsville Races to Adelaide (fly return) via Hughenden and Winton dinosaurs PLUS Min Min encounter at Boulia. Fly back option from Adelaide. Includes Birdsville Races ( 3 nights), Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre flight, Lake Eyre 4WD shore tour, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red -Tour is 8 days/7 nights includes 1 night hotel accommodation in Marree $ 3,500. Fly back option from Adelaide.

August 31 – September 5BRISBANE TO BIRDSVILLE RACES 2016  – from Brisbane to Birdsville Races to Adelaide.  Fly to Alice Springs day prior ie 1 Sept, then via Plenty Highway, Boulia (min Min encounter), Birdsville Races, Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre 4WD shore tour, wetlands walk, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red – 6 days/5 nights- ask for details 1300 763 188

BRISBANE TO BIRDSVILLE RACES 2016Option 2August 31 – September 5 – Overland from Brisbane to Birdsville Races then to Adelaide via lake Eyre.  From Brisbane, 4WD to Charleville, then Birdsville for Races and 3 nights. Return via Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre 4WD shore tour, wetlands walk, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red – 6 days/5 nights (2 accommodated in hotels, others Deluxe camping) – ask for details 1300 763 188. Price $ 2,880 per person if booked by November 30.

August 31 – September 6Birdsville Races 2016 & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – from Sydney to Birdsville Races to Adelaide Departs Sydney via Bourke, Innamincka, Bourke & Wills Dig Tree, Birdsville races, wetlands walk, Birdsville Track, Simpson Desert, “Big Red” sandhill, Flinders Ranges & Lake Eyre Tour & Flight. Tour from Sydney to Adelaide – $ 3,300 Tour Code SVE7

August 31 – September 6Birdsville Races 2016 – from Melbourne to Birdsville Races to Adelaide – Fly to Alice Springs then via Plenty Highway, Boulia (min Min encounter), Birdsville Races, Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red – 6 days/5 nights $2,999 from Alice to Adealide or Alice. Ask for details 1300 763 188

August 31 – September 6Birdsville Races 2016 & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – from Adelaide to Birdsville Races to Adelaide via Flinders Ranges, Birdsville Races, Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre flight, Lake Eyre 4WD shore tour, wetlands walk, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red -Tour is 7 days/6 nights

August 31 – September 5Birdsville Races 2016 & Simpson Desert Flight – from Alice Springs to Birdsville Races return to Alice Springs skirting the Simpson Desert via Plenty Highway, Boulia, to Birdsville Races for 3 nights. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red – 6 days/5 nights

August 31 – September 6Birdsville Races 2016 & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – from Alice Springs to Birdsville Races to Adelaide via Plenty Highway, Boulia, Birdsville Races, Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Lake Eyre flight, Lake Eyre 4WD shore tour, wetlands walk, Farina, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. We 4WD into the Simpson Desert and view the incredible sight from the largest sandhill, Big Red -Tour is 7 days/6 nights – See details below

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Itinerary for 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide follow.

  1. Alice Springs viia Harts Range and the Donohue & Plenty Highways, skirting the norther edge of the Simpson Desert to Jervois, and Tobermorey for overnight camp.
  2. Travel to Boulia and experiecne the Min Min exhibition. If timing allows, optionally enter the Min Min Encounter ($20) before heading through the “channel country” to for Bedourie then Birdsville for overnight.
  3. Birdsville Races Day – Its race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition. Today if not having travelled the desert with us, we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, see Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and thermal power station . Optional Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early) Great plane spotting too as we witness the fly in from around Australia. Overnight Birdsville
  4. Races Days – The BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available. Overnight Birdsville
  5. Birdsville Track via Mungerannie hot springs to Marree overnight. Head off south on the Birdsville Track crossing by the Cooper Creek and wetlands. Enjoy a break at Mungerannie Hotel, and a Mungerannie wetlands walk (and hot spa if time permits) views of the salt lakes and rich vegetation on this remote iconic Australian route. Overnight Marree.
  6. Lake Eyre flight option available (book early) before travel via the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges and remote outback pastoral country via Hawker, Quorn and Pitchie Ritchie pass to Adelaide to arrive approximately 6-7 pm. Accommodation own arrangements.

 

 

Itinerary for 9 days Alice Springs to Adelaide follow.

  1. Alice Springs to Mt Dare Hotel – Depart 8am for Kulgera, Lambert’s Centre of Australia, Finke Aboriginal community, Charlotte Waters (old OTL Telegraph Station) NT/SA border crossing, Witjira National Park. At Mt Dare overnight camp or accommodation upgrade option
  2. Dalhousie Springs – Travel via Bloods Creek Bore & stockyards, Opossum Waterhole to Dalhousie Springs, a series of 60 natural artesian springs from the Great Artesian Basin. Swim option at Dalhousie Springs in 38-43 Deg C water. Enter the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve – Overnight camp western edge of the Simpson Desert
  3. Simpson Desert crossing – Travelling over and between the sandhills. Great photo opportunities, sunsets and sunrises and wildflowers. Remote desert camp
  4. Simpson Desert – as above – another night under the stars in a remote camp
  5. Birdsville – Visit the Approdinna Attora Knolls, high gypsum hills with a great lookout over the desert. Poeppels corner marking the meeting of QLD, NT & SA borders. Traverse Big Red sandhill – originally known as Nappanerica Dune, on the western edge of Lake Nappanerica, and eastern edge of The Simpson Desert Overnight Birdsville
  6. Races Day – Its race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition. Today if not having travelled the desert with us, we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, see Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and thermal power station . Optional Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early) Great plane spotting too as we witness the fly in from around Australia. Overnight Birdsville
  7. Races Days – The BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available. Overnight Birdsville
  8. Birdsville Track via Mungerannie hot springs to Marree overnight. Head off south on the Birdsville Track crossing by the Cooper Creek and wetlands. Enjoy a break at Mungerannie Hotel, and a Mungerannie wetlands walk (and hot spa if time permits) views of the salt lakes and rich vegetation on this remote iconic Australian route. Overnight Marree.
  9. Lake Eyre flight option available (book early) before travel via the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges and remote outback pastoral country via Hawker, Quorn and Pitchie Ritchie pass to Adelaide to arrive approximately 6-7 pm. Accommodation own arrangements.

Birdsville Races Tour from Adelaide to Birdsville .

Includes all gear, meals, accommodation supplied $2895 (6 days).    BOOK NOW

Birdsville Races tours flights 2016 with Lake Eyre Flight

Tours with Lake Eyre – Include a spectacular 1 hr 30 minute (or 2.5 hr option) Scenic flight over Lake Eyre, 2 days of Birdsville Races, visit to Big Red, the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill, Birdsville Track to Marree, scenic Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Flight includes Warburton Groove (the major inflow), Elliot Price Conservation Park, Marree Man, major islands & landmarks. PLUS 4WD with wildlife & bird watching to Level Post Bay & Donald Campbell Memorial at Lake Eyre National Park on the lake shores via Muloorina Station. Return to Adelaide via Clare Valley.

Day 1 – Depart Alice Springs 7am for morning tea at Gemtree and check out the gems, crystals and mineral specimens as well as local Aboriginal Art and artefacts at this popular destination. Our journey takes us via Strangeways Range, then the rugged Harts Range to Jervois, which is our last fuel stop. Jervois is a cattle station, formed in 1960, and one of the last stations to be taken up in the area. Travelling the Plenty Highway we skirt the northern edge of the Simpson Desert with plenty of wildflowers lining the roadside. Enjoy an open campfire under the stars tonight at a remote bush camp. LD

Day 2 – After a hearty breakfast, we are back on the road via remote cattle stations and cross the NT/Queensland border to arrive Boulia for a lunch. Boulia is the capital of the Channel Country – the great river system that feeds Lake Eyre. The Min Min lights exhibition and show is a town highlight. Now we head south via salt lakes and cattle stations to Bedourie, and on to Birdsville and our welcome campsite.
Day 3 – Its race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition. Today we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill, and see Burke & Wills marked tree. Great plane spotting too as we witness the fly in from around Australia
Day 4 – The BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available. Dance night tonight – the biggest social event on the local calendar.

Flinders Ranges

Day 5 – An easy start to the day before we head off south on the Birdsville Track following the spectacular Diamantina River via Goyder Lagoon. (recently flooding) Enjoy a break at Mungeranie Hotel, and a Mungerannie wetlands walk (and hot spa if time permits) views of the salt lakes and rich vegetation on this remote iconic Australian route. Overnight Marree hotel.
Birdsville Track Tour
Birdsville Track Tour

Day 6 – From Marree, we take a 1 hr 30 min scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Our flight allows us to see the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and the Marree Man ( a giant sculpture in the landscape). On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on his run from Marree to Birdsville. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre National Park and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains in a permanent waterhole. Overnight in Marree with a few yarns around the campfire (optional), the bar, or just take it easy.

Lake Eyre water
Lake Eyre Tour & Flight

Day 7 – Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns including Parachilna & Beltana (time permitting) via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and picturesque mountain landscapes. We visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & stone woolshed ruins as we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line via Quorn, through the Pitchie Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation or airport connection.

  • Tour Inclusions –
  • * Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
    * Gold Medallion entry to Birdsville Races and associated events – see Birdsville Races Entertainment 
    * Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre
    * All delicious meals, (unless noted) including vegetarian options.
    * Accommodation in hotel or at Birdsville in our mobile campsite with comfy full height tents, comfy mattresses & stretcher if.  Camping gear which is modern and easy to use.
    * All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees, hotel pickups
    * Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.

Birdsville Races & Lake Eyre Tour & Flight
August 31 – September 6
, 2016 – Alice Springs to Adelaide via Plenty Highway, Boulia, Birdsville Races, Birdsville Track, Marree, Lake Eyre, Leigh Creek to Adelaide. 7 days / 6 nights including Lake Eyre flight, all meals, 4WD transport, comfy camping accommodation $3,300 includes 2 nights motel in Marree Hotel – Tour Code BVE7  BOOK BY November 30 & SAVE $305 ie $2970  or Adelaide to Adelaide option OR AS ABOVE – Code BAE7