Alice Springs or Uluru to Adelaide Tours
and Adelaide to Alice Springs or Uluru Tours
Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide tours or REVERSE – Includes flight over Lake Eyre, travel the Oodnadatta Track, following the Old Ghan railway line, visit Marree, Coober Pedy opals, William Creek, Coward Springs, Leigh Creek, Copley – 3 or 4 days.
Tour options to connect to Uluru & connection options from Sydney (Ghan/Indian Pacific Railway) or Melbourne. Tour includes Scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Marree, William Creek, Coober Pedy, optional Painted Desert Scenic flight, ASK about other dates
Details – Alice Springs / Uluru to Adelaide Tour via Lake Eyre & Oodnadatta Track
Day 1 – From Uluru or Alice Springs, travel via Stuart Highway to South Australian border via spectacular desert scenery and remote desert landscapes and bustling roadhouses of Australia’s main North South connector. Time permitting we visit the Breakaways moonscape where the Mad Max movies were filmed. Arrive Coober Pedy for a local meal (own cost) before a comfortable underground sleep in our dug out motel room. L
Day 2 – After a hearty breakfast, we explore fascinating Coober Pedy. Visit an underground chapel, and mining museum display to experience the life of the opal miners, view ancient opalised giant fish fossils, and take a tour to Charlies lookout to view this extraordinary landscape. We enter the desert and cross the Dog Fence – the longest fence in the world. The 5,300km Dog Fence separates what were the sheep-growing areas in the south from the dingoes of central Australia. We travel the Oodnadatta Track via William Creek with its Woomera rockets museum park, A Painted Desert flight option is available from here if pre-arranged. Follow the Old Ghan Railway track via various picturesque rail bridges and sidings from the Ghan hey days. Arrive Coward Springs (a Ghan rail station town) for a dip in the hot springs and a tasty lunch. View Lake Eyre South from a high vantage point. We have a chuckle and wonder at the giant desert dog, hover bus and other desert sculptures of Mutonia Sculpture Park. Travel on to Marree for a tasty meal and comfy overnight. BLD
Day 3 – From Marree, we take an optional 1 – 2 hour 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. The Birdsville track commenced in Marree. 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 yarns around the campfire (optional), the bar, or just take it easy. BLD
Day 4 – Today we view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, can enjoy a local Quandong Pie at Copley’s famous Quandong Bakery & Cafe and travel via old Ghan railway towns of Parachilna and Brachina, in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and picturesque mountain landscapes to arrive Adelaide around 5-6 pm, delivered to your local accommodation or airport connection. BL
- Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
- Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre – 2 hours IN 2016 or optional EXTRA TO BIRDSVILLE – PLEASE ASK
- All delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary.
- Comfortable motel or cabin accommodation or camping gear which is modern and easy to use.
- Accommodation Upgrades to local hotels available
- All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees, hotel pickups
- Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
Alice Springs to Adelaide Tour
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Alice Springs or Uluru to Adelaide Tours via Lake Eyre
3 day Lake Eyre Tour & Flight – Includes 2 hour flight over Lake Eyre, lake shore by 4WD & walk, wetlands birds, see the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond” truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree 2 nights, Leigh Creek, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges. 3 days/2 nights Tour Code LEA3 with all meals & fully accommodated Tour Code AMA3
4 day Lake Eyre Tours Flights via Coober Pedy William Creekincluding Lake Eyre flight, all meals except 1, 4WD transport, comfy camping accommodation. 4 day tour includes extra night at Marree to explore lake shore and surrounds. Tour including Lake Eyre flight, all meals (except 1), luxury 4WD transport, 2 Hour Flight over Lake Eyre water inflow and Warburton Groove, lake shore visit and walks at Lake Eyre South, Birdwatching and lake shore drives by 4WD, Wetlands birds area walk. Follow the Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs & Curdimurka railway sidings plus much more. Cost for all fees, flight, meals, except 1 at restaurant – 3 nights hotel Tour Code Code AMA4 Book NOW