Adelaide to Coober Pedy 7 Day Small Group 4WD Eco Safari

Adelaide to Coober Pedy 7 Day Small Group 4WD Eco Safari

✔ Historic Coastal towns
✔ Pt Augusta Wadlata Outback Centre
✔ Woomera Rocket Range
✔ Coober Pedy mine and town tour
✔ Sunset at The Breakaways
✔ Remote William Creek pub
✔ The Dingo Fence
✔ The Oodnadatta Track
✔ Maree Old Mail Run, relics
✔ Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
✔ Flinders Ranges National Park
✔ Wilpena Pound
✔ Brachina Gorge Ediacaran fossils
✔ Clare Valley

This is an exciting 7-day small group Lake Eyre Tour from Adelaide to the famous South Australian Flinders Ranges. Lake Eyre is the lowest natural point in Australia, and on the rare occasions that it fills, is also the largest lake in Australia.

This tour also includes a visit to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary! Located north of Adelaide in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this sanctuary features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, and is home to a large range of bird, reptile and mammal species, including the endangered Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tuesday

Stop At: Heading Bush Outback Adventure - Day Tours, Adelaide, South Australia 5022 Australia
Follow the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf, stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history maybe take a walk down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. This was once a bustling port for sail ships & seafarers. During the safari your Tour Guide will introduce you to a remarkable and resilient history of both Aboriginal and white settlement in S.A. See the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks with spectacular views over this incredible landscape. Spend the afternoon strolling around the award winning Wadlata Outback Centre at Pt Augusta.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Port Augusta Motel.

Day 2: Wednessday

Stop At: Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, South Australia
Travel up the Explorer Highway to Woomera visiting the old rocket range and Military Base. As we head further North, East of the A.P.Y. Aboriginal lands take a break at the Lake Gairdner lookout to see this huge expanse of salt lakes.
Onto Coober Pedy the largest opal mining field in the world. Heading into town we will pass the extensive mining operations that help make this place so unique. Coober Pedy is a town where people live underground to escape the harsh desert conditions. Watch a magical sunset over the desert at KankuBreakaways Conservation Park before following the Dingo Fence back to Coober Pedy.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Coober Pedy.

Day 3: Thursday

Stop At: William Creek, William Creek, South Australia
Spend a leisurely morning visiting underground churches, opal shops and displays. Learn about the area on a guided mine tour to see how these hardy folks live.
After lunch we depart Coober Pedy crossing the famous dingo fence (the longest man made structure in the world) this helps to keep the wild dogs up north away from the sheep stations further down. Travel along the red sand hill tracks through Anna Creek station to William Creek. This remote town stands out like an oasis in the desert, halfway between Adelaide to Alice Springs. Enjoy an ice cold beer at the bar of this famous Outback Pub that has a rich history of stockman, camels and life in the bush.

Optional extra: Lake Eyre & Painted Desert Scenic Flights.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: William Creek Cabin.

Day 4: Friday

Stop At: Lake Eyre, South Australia Australia
Continue our epic journey down the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers.
This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the edge of Lake Eyre South National Park. This is where Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964 in the Blue Bird. Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries. Arriving at
Maree late afternoon, check out the old Afghan mosque and relics of our pioneering days. This historic town is where Outback legend Tom Kruse left on his epic mail run deliveries to Birdsville and beyond.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Maree Cabins.

Day 5: Saturday

Stop At: Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Venturing further east into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out to Lake Frome. Witness a stunning change in the landscape from spectacular deserts to the ancient mountains of the Gammon Range. Arriving at the Arkaroola Village around lunch time you will have time to relax and take in this world renowned area of stunning beauty. Alternatively take the exhilarating 4wd ridge top tour to the top of Mt Siller or maybe a scenic flight over this breathtaking land.

Optional extra: The Famous Arkaroola 4wd Ridge Top Tour.
Optional extra: Flights over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.
Optional extra: Night sky observatory.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Arkaroola Wilderness Lodge.

Day 6: Sunday

Stop At: Blinman, Blinman, Flinders Ranges National Park, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Travel south along the top of Lake Frome, which can been seen in the distance from vantage points where early explorers once stood. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred beliefs to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people. Have lunch at the old copper mining town of Blinman. Our local guide will drive you through the secluded and ever-changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge, known as The Corridors Through Time. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. World-renowned South Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen, was inspired by this country and painted many of his landscapes here. As the sun becomes low in the sky we will follow the road through a landscape of absolute beauty. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge-tailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged terrain and are usually spotted in the late afternoon.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Wilpena Pound Resort, Rawnsley Park Station or Quorn Motel (depending on availability).

Day 7: Monday

Stop At: Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Enjoy an early morning walk, breathe in the fresh air while listening to the unique sounds of the Australian Bush. Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty red gum forests. The land will change into lush expanses of natural rural beauty as
we head south. Enjoy a break in the world-famous Clare Valley wine region.
No doubt you will leave with life-long memories to share with family and friends about your journey to the Flinders Ranges & Outback Australia!
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Departs Adelaide each month."
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"A moderate amount of walking is involved"
"Child prices are available"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Minimum height requirement 3.2 feet (1.4 meters)"
"Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 participants"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Please note that to ensure the safety of our other passengers, you and any other travellers you are booking for must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by or on the date of departure. We apologise for this requirement but hope you will understand the necessity."



Start Time: 7:30 AM
Duration: 7 Days
Start location: 101 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered


Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • B) Included: Continental
  • D) Included: Pizza at Local Italian Restaurant. (Other choices at own expense)

Not Included

  • Carry on bag
  • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
  • Any special medication needs you have
  • Toiletries including towels
  • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & T-shirts
  • Fly Nets (Snowys stock these)
  • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle

Facilities


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