Be met at Adelaide airport and transfer to the Playford Adelaide Hotel. Meet your Driver-Guide and fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner.
Stay: The Sebel Playford Adelaide HotelDaily :
After breakfast, drive to the world-renowned wine growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the exceptional locally grown produce and wines of the region. Later, drive through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound and enjoy dinner at your hotel later this evening.
Stay: Two nights, Wilpena Pound ResortDaily :
Venture into Flinders Ranges National Park and follow in the footsteps of Douglas Mawson as you spend the morning in the geological site of Brachina Gorge, an important refuge for the endangered Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby. After lunch, the afternoon is at your leisure to explore. Perhaps embark on a guided walk to the spectacular Wilpena Pound, a spectacular natural amphitheatre of mountains in the heart of the National Park. Alternatively, take a scenic flight over Wilpena Pound to gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder (additional expense).Daily :
Depart Wilpena Pound this morning and continue onto Marree where you will board an afternoon flight to Birdsville. Fly over the Marree Man, the largest geoglyph and work of art in the world, to this date little is known about its origin. Continue on via Lake Eyre South, the Cooper Creek and the eastern side of Lake Eyre North. You will fly over an amazing area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, The Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding. From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland as you head for Poeppels Corner and the Big Red sand dune prior to landing at Birdsville. Upon arrival in Birdsville enjoy a visit to a number of local sights, including the famous racetrack and the billabong. You will spend the night in Birdsville at the famous Birdsville Hotel.
Stay: Birdsville HotelDaily :
This morning board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, where you will be able to gain a bird’s-eye view and true appreciation of this magnificent sight, especially after rare rainfall that has occurred recently. Keep an eye out for unusual creatures including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Afterwards, enjoy a pub lunch at William Creek. Set off along the Oodnadatta Track towards Lake Eyre South, where you’ll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. The water filters to the surface, forming mounds and bubbling ponds out of the desert.
Stay: The Marree HotelDaily :
This morning depart Marree and call in at the ghost town of Farina. Continue to the stunning Aroona Dam and admire the spectacular colours of its ochre pits. Stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel, a family-owned pub that was first licensed in 1876. Traverse the Pichi Richi Pass, a heritage steam railway line before arriving into Port Augusta, where you will enjoy a Farewell dinner at your hotel.
Stay: Port Augusta, Standpipe MotelDaily :
After breakfast, depart Port Augusta, situated at the head of Spencer Gulf. This iconic town sits at the crossroads of Australia, where the Sydney-Perth and Adelaide-Alice Springs railway lines intersect. Today you’ll also visit the award-winning Wadlata Outback Centre, where a walk through its ‘Tunnel of Time’ provides the perfect introduction to this magnificent region. Continue onto Adelaide and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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