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Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019

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Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019

Birdsville Races tours flights 2019 with 2 Birdsville Race days (3 nights), 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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Tours to Birdsville Races – 6, 7, 9 or 10 days or more

  • September 1 – 9, 2019 – 9 days – Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tour –  from Alice Springs to Birdsville, return to Alice Springs or Adelaide option. Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan Railway stops (incl. Finke) Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swimming in thermals pools), 3 nights in desert crossing via French Line & WAA Line, then Birdsville Races, and 2 days return travel to Alice Springs or Adelaide option. Excludes Chambers Pillar. Completes September 9 in Adelaide or Alice Springs option – 9 days. BOOK NOW

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  • September 1 – 10, 2019 – 10 days – Simpson Desert Tour to Birdsville Races & Dinosaur Trail to Cairns from Alice Springs.  Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan railway stops (incl. Finke), 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 last day. Includes all gear, food, accommodation, races & dinosaur displays entry supplied. 10 days – $5,585 less group & past travellers discounts – please ask
  • September 4-9, 2019 – 6 days – Birdsville Races Tour from Adelaide to Birdsville & return to Adealide + extension options. Includes all gear, meals, accommodation supplied – 6 days.    BOOK NOW
  • September 4-10, 2019 – 7 days – Birdsville Races Tour from Alice Springs to Adelaide to Birdsville Races, Lake Eyre to Adelaide + extension options. Includes all gear, meals, accommodation supplied – 7 days. Itinerary see below – Ask for details & to Book

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Itinerary for 6 days Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019 – Alice Springs to Adelaide follows –September 4-9, 2019 –

  1. Alice Springs via Harts Range and the Donohue & Plenty Highways, skirting the northern edge of the Simpson Desert to Jervois, and Tobermorey for overnight.
  2. Travel to Boulia and experience the Min Min exhibition. If timing allows, optionally enter the Min Min Encounter ($20) before heading through the “channel country” for Bedourie then Birdsville for overnight.
  3. Birdsville Races Days – 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 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 and end tour at approximately 6-7 pm. Accommodation own arrangements.

Itinerary for 9 days Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019 – Alice Springs to Adelaide –  September 1 – 9, 2019 –

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  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.

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Birdsville Races Tours Flights from Adelaide to Birdsville .

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

7 Day Birdsville Races tours flights 2019 with Lake Eyre Flight – Adelaide to AdeLAIDE

7 Day Birdsville Races tours flights 2019 with Lake Eyre Flight – Alice Springs to Adelaide

Tour with added day for Lake Eyre & Oodnadatta Track – Include a spectacular 1 hour  (or 2 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 for Birdsville Races Tours Flights –
  • * Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 3-4 per 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.

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