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All about the 7 Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges Tour

Explore some of the most remote areas on earth from Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre to the famous Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

Experience how it is to live in the outback as we travel through the famous spots. Watching the sunset at Breakaways while enjoying a cold beer, exploring the opal mines of Coober Pedy and get a taste of the local food will give you that real outback experience. This tour will take you to breathtaking places only found in the Outback. You will have the opportunity to see Australian native wildlife, get a taste of the unique and rough landscape of the Outback and get to learn more about Aboriginal culture. Another amazing experience about this tour is that you will sleep in a variety of famous and unique hotels.

On this tour, you will depart from Adelaide and visit the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, and Coober Pedy. 

This is a 7 Day - Small Group 4WD Eco Safari trip to the Outback of SA, William Creek, Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges.

Highlights include:

Historic Coastal towns
Pt Augusta Wadlata Outback Centre
Coober Pedy Mine tour
Coober Pedy Underground accommodation
Remote William Creek pub
Dingo Fence
Beltana historic Town
Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges
Wilpena Pound
Melrose Settled 1853
Southern Flinders Ranges
Woomera Rocket Range
Sunset at the Breakaways
Search for opal
The Oodnadatta Track
Maree Old Mail Run, relics
Leigh Creek Coal Fields
Ediacaran fossils
Flinders Ranges National Park
Clare Valley wine tasting.

This tour finishes back in Adelaide, where you will come home with stunning memories and another experience to cross off your bucket list. 

7 Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges Tour
Tour itinerary - 7 Days

  • Day 1 Adelaide to Port Augusta
    Follow the Gulf St Vincent and the 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. Overnight: Port Augusta Motel Meals: (L) Included: Picnic Lunch (D) Own Expense: Local Pub Meal
  • Day 2 Port Augusta to Coober Pedy
    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. Learn about the area on a guided mine tour to see how these hardy folks live. Watch a magical sunset over the desert at Kanku-Breakaways before following the painted hills back to Coober Pedy. Overnight: Coober Pedy Meals: (B) Included: Continental (L) Own expense: Lunch at road house (D) Included: Pizza at Local Italian Restaurant. (Other choices at own expense)
  • Day 3 Coober Pedy to William Creek
    Spend a leisurely morning visiting underground churches, opal shops and displays. 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. Overnight: William Creek Cabin Optional extra: Lake Eyre & Painted Desert Scenic Flights. Meals: (B) Included: Continental (L) Own expense: Café (D) Included: Hotel Meal.
  • Day 4 Oodnadatta track
    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 Cruise left on his epic mail run deliveries to Birdsville and beyond. Overnight: Maree Cabins Meals: (B) Included: Continental (L) Included: Picnic lunch Included (D) Included: Pub Meal
  • Day 5 Flinders Ranges
    This morning we explore the deserted Beltana Township with its well preserved old Ghan railway station. This is where Rev John Flynn of the inland mission lived. Follow bush tracks along the old railway line to the Prairie Hotel. Grab a coffee and see a wonderful display of Ediacaran fossils. Be amazed by the beauty of Parachilna gorge as we head Into the magical Flinders Ranges. Wonder around the old Copper mining town of Blinman with its Pug and Pine cottages. Then onto one of the Outback’s unique icons, Wilpena Pound where the flora is diverse and wildlife abundant. Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (Depending on availability) Meals: (B) Included: Continental (L) Not Included: Café (D) Included: Resort Bistro
  • Day 6 Wilpena Pound
    You will have the opportunity to take a self-guided walk following the tree-lined creek beds to Wangara Lookout that offers magnificent views into the pound itself (optional). Explore the ancient mountain ranges including Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges (also called the Corridors through Time). Become a geologist for the day and view some of the oldest rock formations in the world. As the sun becomes low in the sky we will follow the road through a landscape of absolute beauty. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedgetailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged terrain and are usually spotted in abundance in the late afternoon. Optional Extra: 30-minute flight over Wilpena Pound. Overnight: Wilpena Pound or Rawnsley Park Resort (Depending on Availability) Meals: (B) Included: Continental (L) Included: Picnic (D) Included: Resort Bistro
  • Day 7 Clare Valley Wine Region
    Spend a relaxing morning traveling 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! Meals: (B) Included: Fully cooked buffet (L) Included: Cafe
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This exciting 7 day tour will take you too Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre, and the famous Flinders Ranges with a comfortable off-road vehicle! Come and experience the real outback from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges, and be amazed by all the beauty the Outback has to offer. Our tour guides are qualified, professional bushmen with a passion and respect for the outback. With tours leaving every 2nd Tuesday of each month (or on-demand) and an itinerary packed with amazing destinations and fun activities, we’re sure you’ll love your South Australia tour.

7 Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges Tour Price information AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: 26909
  $3595
Standard Motel Unit: Double/Twin Share (6 nights)
  $3995
Standard Motel Unit: Single (6 nights)
  $3995
Superior Motel Unit: Double/Twin Share (6 nights)
  $4595
Superior Motel Unit: Single (6 nights)

Departure information

Starts

Departs Adelaide 2nd Tuesday of each month ( or on-demand)

Pickups 8 am from your accommodation in Adelaide.
Arriving back in Adelaide at approximately  06.00pm. 

Ends
Adelaide


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal, cultural and weather conditions.
Luggage should be kept to 15 kg in a soft bag or backpack with an additional day pack.

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