This tour is sure to appeal for all those with a love for the outback and a spirit of adventure. Highlighting some of Australia’s remote and rugged outback, we will journey through towns such as Innamincka, Marree and William Creek before arriving in Yulara, at the heart of The Red Centre. Travel the Strzelecki and Oodnadatta Tracks, visit Cameron Corner, situated on the border of three states, and be in awe of the spectacular, ever-changing colours as the sun rises at Uluru.Book Now
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Brisbane - Moree
This morning we travel the Cunningham Highway across the Southern Downs, stopping for lunch in Inglewood. Continue to Yelarbon to see the spectacular painted silos which form part of the Australian Silo Art Trail enroute to the border town of Goondiwindi. This afternoon our journey will take us through rich and diverse agricultural countryside before arriving in Moree for our overnight stay.
Moree - Nindigully Pub - St George
Today is Good Friday so enjoy a relaxed start to the day, taking time to recharge and rejuvenate with a therapeutic soak in the Hot Artesian Thermal Baths onsite at our motel. After checking out, we will explore the Moree Mural Art Trail before making our way to the New South Wales, Queensland border town of Mungindi for a picnic lunch. Next travel to Thallon, a prime grain growing area, to see another impressive large-scale artwork on the Thallon Silos. Continue on to the Nindigully Pub, Queensland's oldest hotel located in it's original condition and position, on the banks of the Moonie River. Here the Publican will provide a guided tour of the pub and will tell a story or two of it's history. This afternoon we will travel through rich cotton and cattle grazing areas to arrive in St George, named by Major Thomas Mitchell who crossed the Balonne River on St George's Day, 23 April 1846.
St George - Thargomindah
Today as we travel west, you will notice that the soil gets redder and the vast expanse of our rugged outback becomes apparent. Stop for a cuppa in the little township of Bollon before making our way to Cunnamulla, found at the crossroads of the Matilda Highway and Adventure Way. Admire the bronze statue of the 'Cunnamulla Fella', brought to life by Stan Coster and immortalized by the late Slim Dusty, sitting pride of place in the town centre. After lunch we will travel to Eulo for a visit to Eulo Queen Opals before continuing on to Thargomindah, the first town in Australia and the third in the world to have street lighting powered by hydro-electricity generated from artesian bore water. Please note that due to the availability of rooms in this remote town, our group will be accommodated across three locations.
Thargomindah - Innamincka
Today will allow you to see first hand just how remote this area is and the distances required to travel between towns. During our journey we will take a short detour off the Adventure Highway for a stop at the historic Noccundra Hotel, listed with the National Trust in 1977. Enjoy morning tea and a comfort stop here. Please be aware that there is very limited toilet facilities today with none available after morning tea until late afternoon. We will stop for a picnic lunch along the way and, if conditions are favourable, we will visit where the most famous coolabah tree in Australia is located - the Burke and Wills 'Dig Tree'. Continue on to the Queensland, South Australia border to the tiny settlement of Innamincka, on the banks of Cooper Creek, where we will settle in for the next two nights.
Cameron Corner Day
Our journey today takes us via open gibber plains, arriving at Cameron Corner in the Bulloo Shire. See the marker where three states meet before enjoying lunch at the Cameron Corner Store. Later we cross the "Dingo Fence", an Australian landmark that is regarded as one of the longest structures in the world. It stretches more than 5,500km from Jimbour on the Darling Downs and ends west of Eyre Peninsula on the cliffs of the Nullarbor Plains, including 150km that traverses the red sand dunes of the Strzelecki Desert. This afternoon we will make our way back to Innamincka for dinner at our motel.
Innamincka - Marree
Another adventurous day as we travel via the Santos Gasfields in Moomba before traversing the Strzelecki Track, a 472km unsealed rural road that links the towns of Innamincka to Lyndhurst. The Strzelecki Track was originally created by the cattle thief, Harry Redford, when he drove 1,000 head of stolen cattle from Queensland to Blanchewater Station. The Strzelecki Track is now a vital supply link for the nationally significant oil and gas extraction facilities located near Moomba, in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, and is an essential transport corridor for outback communities, tourism and pastoralists.
Marree - Coober Pedy
Today we tick off some more iconic experiences when we join the Oodnadatta Track, stopping for morning tea at Coward Springs. Continue on to William Creek where we will enjoy lunch at the famous William Creek Hotel. With a population of 10, you are sure to meet most of the town during lunch! This afternoon we will cut across the Channel Country to Coober Pedy, where we will enjoy a guided tour, visiting hand dug and modern dugouts showcasing underground Iiving, an underground Church and the chance to see and purchase some opals.
Coober Pedy - Yulara
After breakfast we will travel the Stuart Highway to Marla and then onto the Northern Territory Border for the perfect photo opportunity. At Erldunda, enjoy lunch before departing the Stuart Highway and joining the Lasseter Highway, stopping to view Mt Conner and the salt lakes along the way. Late afternoon, arrive in Yulara where we check in to our accommodation.
Yulara - Brisbane
Today we will take time to experience the spectacular sunrise over Uluru, where the magnificent rock formation changes colour before your eyes; a memory that is sure to be a highlight of your tour. Return to our motel for breakfast prior to checking out of our accommodation, ready for your flight home.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $5,199.00 per person
Single Supplement available @ $1,224.00 extra
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