This your cover many attractions includinging Aboriginal culture is very strong in Outback Australia, the outback tour visits Arabuna Community at Marre where there are often opportunities to meet Aboriginal People and experience this culture. You will be visited places like Flinders Ranges National Park and Lake Eyre National Park.
|Start||Adelaide @ 6 am|
|Finish||Adelaide @ 5.30 pm|
Our epic journey departs Adelaide and heads north via the Clare Valley and Mid North regions of South Australia.We will eventually make our way to the heart of the Flinders Ranges where we will set up our first camp around the campfire and under the stars.Our activities for the day depend ont he time of year, over the summer months we'll do some shorter walks and stop of for a swim in remove waterhole, during the cooler months we'll do a longer walk.Either way we'll get a great introduction to the Flinders Ranges and hopefully spot the elusive Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby in one the gorges.The Flinders Ranges is one of oldest mountain ranges on earth and makes a spectacular backdrop to our campsite, kangaroos and emus are also abundant in this area.Our camping spots on this trip are normally in pristine wilderness and remote areas, which will make your experience even more special. Tents are provided for those a little nervous about the under the stars experience.
Today we spend time visit an Aboriginal ceremonial site, where you will see rock art dating back thousands of years. Continue to Wilpena Pound for a beautiful bush walk with magnificent views of this amazing natural amphitheatre, one of the unique wonders of the world. Lunch is in the heart of Wilpena Pound, followed by an awe-inspiring drive along the northern side of Wilpena through the famous Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges known as the 'Corridors Through Time'. This spectacular journey will show you 900 million years of geological history where you will see fossils dating back to the beginning of life on earth.
We leave the ranges behind and head for the Outback, the roads turn to dirt and sky gets bigger, The next 3 days we get really remote as we travel along a network of bush tracks making our way north towards the Northern Territory.At Lyndhurst we begin our epic journey up the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers and the Old Ghan Railway. At Marree we explore this remote outback town which is also the beginning of the famous Birdsville Track. This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements, including many ghost towns.Cross the Dingo Fence which is the longest man made fence in the world. This helps to keep the wild dogs up north away from the sheep stations further down. Check out Lake Eyre South, which is approximately 11m below sea level.Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries.
In the morning, visit the remote and unique William Creek Pub, population currently 6. Then travel through Anna Creek Station, at 30,000 square kilometres it is the same size as Belgium, population about 10 people!Arriving at Coober Pedy, the opal mining capital of the world, go underground on a mine tour and watch an opal cutting display. You will have the opportunity to purchase this rare gemstone direct from the mine. Meet the locals who live in houses under the ground in one of the most arid landscapes in the world.End the afternoon by visiting Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, a lovely couple rescuing kangaroos and joeys in a region as big as the size of Germany! We drop you off in Coober Pedy mid afternoon.