Broken Hill, Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, UluruTours via Oodnadatta Track, Flinders Ranges Brachina Gorge
Sydney to Broken Hill and Uluru
Sydney to Broken Hill and Uluru/ Ayers Rock, Broken Hill to Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Uluru Tours & Flights via Oodnadatta Track, Flinders Ranges & Brachina Gorge
Explore this spectacular region on the way to Uluru the Heartlands and Red Centre of Australia – From Sydney or Melbourne or elsewhere from Broken Hill to Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Uluru Tours & Flights via Oodnadatta Track, Flinders Ranges & Brachina Gorge. Meet us to begin your tour in iconic Broken Hill, travel remote & historic South Australian country side to spectacular Wilpena Pound for walks, views and optional flights, before a flooding Lake Eyre shore walk & flight, then follow the Old Ghan Railway & Overland Telegraph Line on the Oodnadatta Track to William Creek and on to Coober Pedy. Sleep underground, discover opalised fish skeletons, (and maybe an opal to take home) Arrive Uluru for sunset viewing and 2 days to discover the beauty and sacredness of the majestic place.
Lake Eyre Tours
& Flights – Lake Eyre North flight
Lake Eyre Tours
& Flights – Birds & Pelicans at Lake Eyre
Lake Eyre Tours
& Flights – Cooper Creek wetlands
LATEST LAKE EYRE TOURS & FLIGHTS NEWS – All the Rivers Run to Lake Eyre – Again ! … Big new
rain falls in March 2012 have flooded regions around
Lake Eyre & will revitalize wildlife again !! One location near Marree is reported to
have received 12 inches (300 mm) of rain in a few
days. New rains in western catchments of the Neales River NT
& Diamantina River QLD catchments. Lake Eyre
South is nearly full (at 2m) and Madigan Gulf is
expected to reach 500 mm, with Halligan Bay
expected to reach 1.8 m.
groups in modern 4 Wheel Drive Tour Vehicles Our modern Toyota Landcriuser 4WD vehicles means you cruise easily in a
small private group in comfort to access areas others can’t reach – way to go !
Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – All our lake Eyre tours (from Adelaide,
Broken Hill, or Alice Springs) include a spectacular 1 hr 30
minute Lake Eyre flight (longer flights available) over Lake Eyre from
Marree, which includes Warburton Groove (the major
inflow), Elliot Price Conservation Park, major
islands & landmarks. PLUS 4WD with wildlife
& bird watching to Level Post Bay & Donald
Campbell Memorial at Lake Eyre National Park
on shores of Lake Eyre via Muloorina Station. A Painted Hills
flight (from William Creek) is available on some tours if
our Lake Eyre tours an extended flight is available
(2 hours 40 minutes total – an extra 40 minutes on the already included
1.5 hrs flight). This extra half hour takes you over the Birdsville
Track to the punt at the Cooper Creek crossing (not
flooded for 20 years). Here you see more birds and vast
wetlands on the floodplain area. The flight then follows the
Cooper Creek to Lake Eyre to view the lake as per the 1 1/2 hr flight.
All travellers love this highlight of the trip.
Broken Hill to Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre,
Coober Pedy, Uluru via Oodnadatta Track, Flinders Ranges & Brachina
Gorge & Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – 6 days / 5 nights
– June 27- July 2
Hill (or Sydney option) via Wilpena
Pound, Lake Eyre & Coober Pedy to Uluru – 5 days / 4
Day 1 –
From Broken Hill
pickup 8 am from your accommodation via remote
saltbush country then rural mountain scenery as we travel the Barrier
Highway then via the historic railway town of Peterborough,
then Hawker & the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena
Pound. Our journey takes us through rural SA to enjoy picturesque
roadside stops for lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. Visit
historic Hawker (Ghan Town) before arrival at Wilpena
Pound resort for our cosy overnight stop. Enjoy a sunset walk
with the kangaroos amongst the ancient Red River Gums L, D
Ranges – Wilpena Pound from the air
– This morning we recommend the spectacular optional scenic
flight over Wilpena Pound. There’s time also to enjoy
the Wangarra Lookout & Hills Homestead walk into the
Pound. We leave Wilpena and travel over the range via the Brachina
Gorge Geological Trailwhere
the oldest rocks (and complex life) in the world have been identified. Visit historic Parachilna
Pub then Farina Ghan railway town ruins before travel on to
Marree. Check out the ancient mosque and Ghan railway history. Overnight Marree. B,L,D
– From Marree we take a 1 1/2 hour 9or optional 2.5 hrs) scenic
flight over Lake Eyre. We
visit and walk by the lake shore and connect with the wonder
of the bird and plant life revitalise by recent flooding rains. We
travel the Oodnadatta Track following the Old
Ghan Railway via various Old Ghan railway bridges and sidings from
the Ghan hey days. We arrive Coward Springs (an old Ghan rail
town) for an optional dip in the hot springs and cross the path of the
old Overland Telegraph Line. We detour off the
Oodnadatta Track to visit the Bubbler & Blanche Cup at the Wabma
Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park. At William Creek an optional Painted Desert flight is
available and enjoy the collection of “space junk” collected from the Woomera
Rocket range. This afternoon we enter the moonscape of the
world’s largest opal mining town of Coober Pedy and visit Coober Pedy’s underground
museum of opal mining, before we enjoy
a local restaurant meal (own cost), and a cosy underground bed dug in
the earth the opal mining way. B,L,D
Day 4- Heading north on the Stuart
Highway desert travel lets you appreciate the remote and vast
outback. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport
roadhouses like Marla, Kulgera & Ernabella on
this great Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and
south – Adelaide to Darwin as explored by
John McDouall Stuart. Marvel as we stop to view Mt
Connor looming large in the desert landscape. Arrive at Yulara and Uluru for
sunset and friendly meal in local venue. Overnight Uluru B,L,D
Day 5 – Sunrise
at Uluru. Breakfast by the rock. Visit
to Aboriginal cultural centre. Meet local Aboriginal
elder and welcome to country. Walk at Kata Tjuta “Valley
of the Winds”. Lunch at Kata Tjuta.
Witness the majestic sunset at Uluru. Uluru base walks. Campfire
and evening meal. Community elders meetings when available. Overnight
Uluru – Ayers Rock
Uluru / Ayers Rock – Mutijulu waterhole
Sign near end of Universe
6 – Uluru base walk or more time relaxing and absorbing the
culture at Yulara. Tour ends 10 am – options to extend time for
personal time at rock.
ends after breakfast or join us on the next leg to the Western
MacDonnell Rangesincluding Palm Valley &
Hermannsburg, then travel to Alice
Springs. Optional trip to Chambers Pillar
& Rainbow Valley.
Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional
and experienced driver / guide
Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre – 1 hrs 30 mins or
optional 2 hr withCooperCreek
All delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary.
Comfortable cabin accommodation or camping gear which is modern and
easy to use. Upgrades to local hotels available
All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees,
Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care
Lake Eyre & Uluru – Tours &
From Broken Hill via
Wilpena Pound, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Uluru via Oodnadatta Track,
Flinders Ranges & Brachina Gorge
27- July 2 –
days / 5 nights
Including Lake Eyre flight,
all meals (except 1) small group 4WD transport, underground sleep in
Coober Pedy, comfy camping or upgrade to motel style accommodation
-Tour Code BEU A$ 2,995 – 5 nights hotel upgrade (2 at Uluru) add
$495 ie $ 3,490
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