Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges Coober Pedy 4 Days

From AUD AU$3,788.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: 30LAS4

Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Breakaways 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, William Creek. Includes Flight over Lake Eyre. Lake shore lookout, Oodnadatta Track luxury 4WD transport.

Follow the Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs Railway precinct plus much more. Includes all fees, meals, ensuite accommodated at Wilpena Pound, Marree (or William Creek) & Coober Pedy. Consider also the Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges flight option. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne 


4 Day - itinerary

Day 1 - From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Southern Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine-producing region of the Clare Valley (wine tasting optional) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. We have a picnic lunch in scenic Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable and cross the Goyder Line before Quorn and Hawker, the gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site. Enjoy a scenic walk with the kangaroos and spectacular River Red Gums into Wilpena Pound, viewing unique flora, Old Hills Homestead. Then an optional hike up to Wangarra Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Returning to Wilpena Pound, we check in for the night for a cosy dinner L,D

Day 2 - Join a spectacular but optional 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the Heyson and ABC Ranges before departing Wilpena Pound Resort to travel Bunyeroo Gorge lookouts and scenic drive then the fascinating Geological Trail through 800 million years of time via Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, viewing fossils including ancient stromatolites. Arrive at the old Ghan railway town of Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel, with tasty treats and exceptional Aboriginal art and jewellery for sale. We travel north here following the Heyson Range via Leigh Creek (viewing the massive open cut mine now closed) via Copley and Lindhurst past the Strzelecki Track and into the desert. Stop for a look at the large and colourful ochre pits famous for trading ochre widely throughout Australia. Visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina once a township of 300 people, now deserted except for the annual appearance of an enthusiastic group of volunteers restoring buildings and cooking treats in the bakery. Arrive Marree and check out the ancient mosque and Old Ghan Railway history. Also the Lake Eyre Yacht Club and Birdsville Track. We follow the Oodnadatta Track Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs and the lookout at Lake Eyre South then the Mound Springs, natural springs bubbling up from the Artesian Basin. We visit creeks and water holes along the route which are favourite spots for birds (including brolgas, egrets,  swans, ducks, waders,  Herons and many more) and birdwatchers. Arrive historic William Creek for overnight. B,L,D

Day 3 – From William Creek which is surrounded by Anna Creek Station (Sidney Kidman's largest cattle station) From join an optional 2+ hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and / or Painted Hills.  After our flight, we head through the Moon Plains, crossing the "Dog Fence" for Coober Pedy for a look into this fascination underground opal mining centre. We visit an underground church, museum and mine, plus town lookout before overnight. This is a special sleep underground opportunity. B,L,D

Day 4 – Today we are heading north on the Stuart Highway via desert travel & The Breakaways where Mad Max movies were filmed. This stunningly colourful desert mesa landscape is like another planet - but here it is in your backyard. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and south. Aboriginal artwork is available for sale from local communities at some of these stops. Arrive Alice Springs or Uluru option late afternoon. Tour ends approx 6 pm. B,L 

 Adelaide to Alice Springs (or Uluru) Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Breakaways 4 DAYS inclusions -

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 2-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.
  • Tour completes Alice Springs - For Uluru option please advise/discuss