23 August, 2012
tour is fully booked
per vehicle $1980
( includes 2 pers)
Minimum numbers apply
Prices are subject to change
at better than 50%
Recovery points front & rear
Car fridge recommended
Security for cargo
Fuel for 800 kms
meal at Mt Dare.
All fees and permits
else do you get? Back
up with mechanical problems & recovery
A safety net provided by professional convoy management
Remote area first aide
Long-range communication equipment & the VKS network
Peace of mind
An information session will be arranged with
the tour guide well prior to departure.
Direct deposit or EFT. A $250 non refundable deposit is required to secure your
place on this tour.
policy Deposit is not refundable
Refund on Balance
# more than 30days full refund
# more than 14 days 75% refund
# less than 14 days 50% refund
Imagine travelling into the outback in the comfort
of your own vehicle & experiencing the exhilaration of driving
these remote desert tracks knowing the planning has been taken care
of & backup is right there with you.
For some people the call of the outback is irresistible,
however many are daunted by the remoteness & vast distances
not to mention the logistics & preparation involved.
A visit to central Australia should not be rushed, there is just
too much to see & do, with time needed to get to a suitable
starting point & normally a bit of transit time to return home
at journeys end. We recognise the time restraints placed on many
of us these days so with that in mind we have designed this tour
of 11 days to allow for a safe & leisurely crossing of the Simpson
with time to vary the route to take in the points of interest along
the way. You will need to allow 2 1//2 weeks total including transit
times if returning to SE QLD. Those with more time haven't been
forgotten as the tour finishes at Alice Springs, a great stepping
of place for further exploration.
Tour starts at the western Queensland town of Thargomindah.
From Thargomindah we travel to the Dig tree site and take in the
history of the ill-fated Bourke and Wills expedition. Along the
way we stop off at the iconic Noccundra Hotel, then we enjoy the
sunset over isolated Coongie Lakes before travelling on to Birdsville.
This is our stepping off point for the desert but before we leave
there is a few things to see.
The desert has an ever-changing face constantly being shaped by
the elements & after rain it produces the most beautiful wild
flowers. Added to this could be the new growth spreading out from
the watercourses after flooding & the prolific bird-life that
accompanies such events. The Simpson is an awe inspiring place with
its 100's of sand dunes that we must cross & the sunsets must
be seen as words cannot do them justice. Relax each evening by the
campfire & enjoy the nightly show put on by the stars in a perfect
clear outback sky. At the end of the desert section you can reward
yourself with a swim in a thermal spring before a celebratory dinner
at Mt Dare Homestead.
Then it is on to Alice Springs & journeys end. Two days have
been allowed for this section, ample time to explore along the way
with stops at Old Andado Station & the Lambert Centre (the geograghical
centre of Australia. The Old Andado Track runs through remote four-wheel
drive country providing it's own challenges.
Your guides are the owner operators & will provide you with
old fashioned personal service that is rare today. This combined
with their extensive knowledge of the areas travelled & their
passion for the Australian outback ensures you of a great tour.
Your memories will last a lifetime.
This tour includes: Meal at Mt Dare, all fees &
permits, desert parks pass. It is self-catered except for the dinner
at Mt Dare..
We recommend you allow a few extra days if wanting
to take in the sights around Alice Springs.
tour is fully booked.
finishes in Alice Springs
per vehicle (includes 2 pers)
persons are $185 each
Deposit $250 this confirms your booking
Minimum numbers apply.
are subject to change
23 August, 2012