Explore the Icons of Birdsville, the Simpson Desert, William Creek, Oodnadatta Track, Maree, Birdsville Track, Innamincka and The Dig Tree (among others) on this fantastic 11 day trek with your experienced guide and the amazing company of Katie, Paul and Jasper - The Feel Good Family: Family Travel Australia.
Starting in Windorah at the edge of the sealed roads, we take you to the most iconic Outback town, Birdsville, and the most notorious sand dune in the country, Big Red for a "Sand Driving Master Class". After two nights in Birdsville, we travel South along the Birdsville Track and then take some of the lesser travelled Desert tracks, spending 4 nights crossing the Simpson Desert.
Emerging from the Simpson at Dalhousie Springs, we follow the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks to encircle Lake Eyre. (There's an option of a scenic flight over Lake Eyre from William Creek). After travelling North on the Birdsville Track and a night in Innamincka, we visit the The Dig Tree and then head East through Noccundra and end the tour back on the bitumen at Cunnamulla.
After the trip, you'll receive a professionally made video of your entire tour from YouTube sensations The Feel Good Family.
We've taken away the hassle and uncertainty of organising a trip like this and the risk of doing it alone. Your guide is experienced in leading remote tours and a qualified four wheel driving instructor, so even if you're not experienced in Outback travel, you will be coached along the way. You will come away from a trip like this with 4WD skills to last you a lifetime.
Find out what's included below.
Duration: 11 Days
Cost: $2990 per couple. Kids under 16 free, extra passengers $495.
See below for what's included in the tour cost. You can phone or email Tony directly about the tour on the contact details below.
A professionally made video of your entire tour from YouTube sensations The Feel Good Family.
Professional tour guide/4WD instructor with a Cert IV qualification in 4WD training and current first aid cert; reliable 200 Series Landcruiser tour vehicle with all safety, recovery, communications and emergency equipment (Garmin inReach - tracker, emergency beacon and satellite texting); camping fees (eg. caravan parks and National Parks); Motel accommodation on the first and last nights; 3 dinners (Birdsville Hotel, Hotel Cunnamulla); Aboriginal Land Permits; Parks Passes; National Park entry fees; tyre changing and mechanical assistance; spare 2-way radios; night spotlighting sessions for animals; bird/animal ID books and apps; photography sessions and tips.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
4WD Vehicle, fuel, food, camping gear, insurance.
WHAT ARE THE 4X4 VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS?
This tour is NOT suitable for off-road camper trailers. A high clearance 4X4 vehicle with low range (with some exceptions) and upgraded suspension and a fuel range of 600 km is required for this tour. All terrain LT tyres (light truck construction) with over 60% tread remaining (ie. about 7mm min). You don't need a winch or lockers for this trip, but you will need a good quality sand flag. The guide vehicle is carrying all recovery gear. Some basic recovery gear is advised to be carried however - spade, snatch strap, shackles and Max Trax. A mechanical checklist is to be completed and returned by a qualified mechanic 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour. A medical form is to be completed and returned 2 weeks prior to departure.
WHERE CAN I GET SUPPLIES AND FUEL?
Fuel is available along our route, however, you will need to have a fuel range of 600 km for the longest stretch with no fuel stops. All care will be taken to check in advance whether fuel is available where we are going. Some food is also available in these locations but variety is limited and fresh food is not always available.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE FULL ITINERARY?
A full itinerary is sent to you on booking. The following is a general outline. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change depending on track conditions, weather, vehicle issues etc.
START - Windorah - Birdsville - Big Red - Birdsville Track - Warburton Track - Rig Road - WAA Line - Dalhousie Springs - Oodnadatta Track - William Creek - Lake Eyre - Marree - Walkers Crossing - Innamincka - The Dig Tree - Noccundra - Cunnamulla - END
Tony is an experienced remote area tour guide and Cert IV qualified trainer and assessor in four wheel driving. He has a Degree in Tourism and a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management. Tony has led remote tours all over Australia and New Zealand including the South Island High Country, the Kimberleys, Flinders Ranges, Central Aust, Canning Stock Route, Victorian High Country, Arnhem land and Cape York. Tony is a keen fisherman and photographer and loves chasing wildlife with the camera.
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