Lake Eyre from Sydney to Alice Springs via Broken Hill Coober Pedy and NSW Outback 5 days
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney, NSW
- Product code: 50LSS5
5 days Small group (max. 4 per 4WD) tour to explore the Far West of NSW with Broken Hill, Darling River from Wilcannia Menindee lakes to Broken Hill Flinders Ranges, Marree Lake Eyre Coober Pedy, Alice Springs
- Sydney to Alice Springs via Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy and Broken Hill
- Parkes Radio Telescope – The Dish
- Lake Cargellico
- Menindee Lakes
- Burke & Wills Campsite
- Broken Hill - see the Desert Sculptures and dine at The Palace Hotel
- Return optional tours or meets rail to Sydney or Adelaide
- Flinders Ranges
- Lake Eyre / Painted Hills flights options
- Coober Pedy
- The Breakaways
- Alice Springs or Uluru option
Day 1 – Depart Sydney for the Blue Mountains with morning tea at stunning views from Govetts Leap over the Grose Valley. Moving on via Lithgow to Bathurst and the fascinating history of the gold rush and Cobb & Co coaches. We travel via Orange to near Parkes to visit The Dish Exhibition Centre at the giant CSIRO operated radiotelescope that brought the 1st moon landing images to Earth. Back in Parkes, and less famous is the King's Castle, Australia's very own Elvis Presley museum created by the original yellow Wiggle Greg Page.
Heading west we travel beside the Indian Pacific railway route and visit Manildra, Bogan Gate and Condobolin, in extensive Murray Darling Basin wheat, grain, sheep, and cattle producing areas with a taste of the far west of NSW. Arrive for overnight at Lake Cargellico.
Day 2 - We depart for Hillston, once an important stop for the stagecoaches of Cobb and Co. then on via Ivanhoe on the Cobb Highway, part of the Kidman Way. Arriving in Menindee we visit Kinchega National Park, to view the birdlife of Menindee Lakes then to nearby Burke and Wills camp on the banks of the Darling River. It's now a short hop to Broken Hill for dinner at the famous & delicious Mario’s Palace Hotel (full of the original murals from Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame) Overnight Broken Hill.
Explore Broken Hill highlights options include The Line of Lode Lookout, a mine tour, and Miners Memorial plus Desert Sculptures or Lake Mungo or Mutawintji National Parks (optional extra day tour) for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history. Please ask if wanting this option.
Day 3 – From Broken Hill we cross the NSW / SA border travelling through saltbush country, via remote outback towns of Yunta, Oodla Wirra, Cradock, and Orrooroo, and the 3 gauge steam railway town of Peterborough. From Hawker, we skirt Wilpena Pound, and the awesome mountain scenery of the Heyson Range & Flinders Ranges. We cross the Goyder Line, view the Elder & Heyson Ranges, Wilpena Pound & Lake Torrens and visit the historic and award-winning Prairie Hotel at Parachilna with great outback art before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek or Marree on some tours. L, D
Day 4 – At Marree we check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. From Marree we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnadatta Track to William Creek. From here we can take an optional 1 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions
at extra cost). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin.
We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalized by recent flooding rains. We visit a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. we traverse the moon plains to Coober Pedy for the night with a sleep underground option. Overnight Coober Pedy and a chance to buy opals or see some of the highlights of this unique place in Australian history and culture. . B L Dinner own purchase in local restaurant
Day 5 - From Coober Pedy we take a break at the spectacular colourful Breakaways - Desert Mesas where Mad Max movies were made. Then our onward journey via the SA / NT Border to Alice Springs (or Uluru option is available) to arrive at your accommodation around 5 pm.(B L ).
Extend to Darwin option - please ask
Join our 5 day Aboriginal Art Centre tour to Darwin - see https://spiritsafaris.rezdy.com/342222/alice-springs-to-darwin-via-utopia-devils-marbles-mataranka-daly-waters-katherine-gorge-tour-5-days
OR Explore Alice Springs or Uluru or fly home
All tours require a minimum of 2 passengers for departure. If you require a booking for 1 person please call us direct to confirm minimum numbers have been met prior to booking online.
- 4 nights Hotel Motel Accommodation - twin share or single supplement available - see booking link
- Lake Eyre flights options
- Genuine small group tour vehicle - usually max. 4 per 4WD Landcruisers
- Professional Driver Guide
- All meals as shown - 1 own purchase
- Wild wildlife!!
- National Parks entry fees.
- Tour price supports Outback Kids & Nature Care projects.
BOOK HERE Or Call 0417 244 600 or 1300 763 188