Lake Eyre from Sydney to Alice Springs via Mungo Broken Hill Coober Pedy and NSW Outback 5 days
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney, NSW
- Product code: 50LSM5
5 days Small group (max. 4 per 4WD) tour to explore the Far West of NSW with Mungo National Park, Menindee Lakes, 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 with Mungo National Park, Menindee Lakes, Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy and Broken Hill
- 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
- Alice Springs or Uluru option
Day 1 – Depart from Sydney – travelling via the famous “Dog on the Tucker Box” (Canberra pickup available) over the Great Dividing Range to Wagga Wagga, and on to Narrandera in the Heart of Australia food bowl, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, then Overnight Hay for a hearty local meal and overnight stop. L, D
Day 2 – Into the desert and Mungo National Park to explore this ancient lake bed environment. Learn of Mungo Man and Mungo woman, and the oldest known ritual burials in the world. Discover the Walls of China and the megafauna history of the area, explore the ancient Willandra Lakes and the historic sheep station and large and impressive shearing shed that served the area for around 100 years. Now onto the Pooncarie and the Darling River run to picturesque scenes of Menindee Lakes. 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. Overnight Broken Hill B, L, D
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. B, 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