Birdsville to Broome via Mt Isa Top Springs Wave Hill Halls Creek tour 6 days

Desde AUD 3.300,00 AU$
  • Duración: 6 Días (aproximadamente)
  • Ubicación: Alice springs , Nt
  • Código de producto: 10VWB6

Birdsville to Broome via Mt Isa Top Springs Wave Hill Halls Creek tour 5 days

This tour has been developed to link with Tanami Track tour from Broome then the Simpson Desert then return to Broome - see larger map

After arrival in Birdsville (via the Simpson Desert)....

Day 1 – Optional morning Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early). Enjoy the iconic outback town of Birdsville, once a custom post for cattle heading south to Adelaide markets, now centre of an organic beef export industry, full of fascinating outback experiences. Have a cuppa at the Hard Road Café, check out the airport adjacent to the pub, and the historic sights of the town including the marked tree at Camp LXXVI of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860. View the now historic thermal power station running on hot water from the Great Artesian Basin, or take a joy flight over the Simpson and Goyder Lagoon area. 7 Day tour ends here with flights (own cost) from Birdsville to Brisbane or elsewhere. After lunch we depart and travel due north through Channel Country and the Diamantina Shire HQ at Bedourie, crossing several creeks and water holes often hosting wetland birds including Brolgas. Arrive Boulia for overnight at Australia Hotel or Boulia Desert Sands Motel. BLD

Day 2 – The Min Min Encounter is a theatre presentation at the visitors centre, where we learn of the fascinating story of the Min Min lights phenomena –  a mystery of strange red lights appearing and following people in this remote desert region. We depart after the exhibition and town tour for Mt Isa, through fascinating mountain and mineral country. View the massive mine that dominates the town, then overnight Mt Isa

Day 3 - Travel the vast Barkly tablelands via Coomaweal and Barkley Homestead in the heart of cattle country to Three Ways for overnight BLD

Day 4 - Today we are back on the dirt as we head for top Kimberley & NT grazing country via Top Springs where we overnight. BLD

Day 5  - Travel to Wave Hill where on the 23rd of August 1966, Vincent Lingiari led 200 courageous Wave Hill workers and their families, to walk off the Station and begin their strike. The group formed a new settlement at nearby Wattie Creek (Daguragu). Initially, the pastoralists believed the workers would return with improved wages and conditions. Eventually, the pastoralist Vestey surrendered as Gough Whitlam handed the land back to the people - A landmark in recent Australian history. We meet some of the locals and connect with the story of this momentous event. Onwards through cattle country and the old Halls Creek mountains of gold, by a beautiful waterhole to Halls Creek for overnight. BLD

Day 6 - Cruising to Broome today via Marys Pool and waterhole (a birdies favorite) and Nygumban ciffs. Opportunity to visit Aboriginal art centre at halls Creek