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Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges - 6 nights from $3,995 per person twin share

WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
Lake Eyre And Flinders Ranges
ADELAIDE RETURN
TRIP CODE: GOLE7


Lake Eyre has flooded!
New tour just released - departs April to May 2019

Over recent weeks heavy rainfall in Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia has led to an influx of water into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, an extremely rare occurrence. The lake takes on a pink hue, while a vast array of bird life, including white pelicans and finches, begin to thrive. See this natural masterpiece spring to life with Poached-egg Daisies and Sturt Desert
Peas in full bloom. One of the most spectacular views are the floodplains running between the sand dunes. On your seven-night journey, you’ll enjoy scenic flights over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, traverse the iconic Oodnadatta Track and immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of the Flinders Ranges.


Save Up to $1,000 Per Couple 
on selected April 2019 departures
Book by 15 March 2019

Need an airfare with your package? Just ask your consultant for the best fare at the time of booking!

Nights: 6
Departs: Adelaide, South Australia
Deal ends: Until Sold Out
Operator: APT

Inclusions

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
> Take To The Skies
Experience the rare moment of seeing Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre’s landscapes on a scenic flight after recent rainfall.
> Walk Along The Salt Flats
There’s nothing like being on Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, giving you a unique perspective of this natural wonder.
> Bird Life Reborn
Waterbirds are anticipated to return to Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, with compliments of the recent floodwaters.

INCLUSIONS
> All-inclusive experiences in 8 locations 
> Small group travel with a maximum of 24 guests 
> Expert Driver-Guide 
> Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle 
> 18 meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive Adelaide, Wadlata Outback Centre, Port Augusta
Be met at Adelaide airport, where you will meet your Driver-Guide and board your 4WD vehicle. Travel to 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.

Stay: Port Augusta, Standpipe Motel

Daily : Lunch Dinner

DAY 2
Port Augusta, Marree
Traverse the Pichi Richi Pass, a heritage steam railway line. Stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel, a family-owned pub that was first licensed in 1876. Continue to the stunning Aroona Dam and admire the spectacular colours of its ochre pits, then call in at the ghost town of Farina before arriving at Marree.

Stay: The Marree Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 3
Marree, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Birdsville
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. Afterwards, enjoy a pub lunch at William Creek and then 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. 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. You will spend the night in Birdsville at the famous Birdsville Hotel.

Stay: Birdsville Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 4
Birdsville, Wilpena Pound
Depart Birdsville for the lush green Goyder Lagoon area and follow the Diamantina River before returning to Marree via the Eastern side of Lake Eyre North, the Cooper Creek and Lake Eyre South. Fly over the Marree Man, the largest geoglyph and work of art in the world, to this date little is known about its origin. Upon arrival, drive through the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound and enjoy dinner at your hotel later this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Wilpena Pound Resort

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 5
Wilpena Pound
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 : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 6
Wilpena Pound, Clare Valley, Adelaide
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, return to Adelaide, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel.

Stay: The Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 7
Depart Adelaide
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily : Breakfast

Dates & Departures 

2019 Departures

7 April
Was $4,495
Book by 15 March & SAVE $500 per person
NOW $3,995

9 April
Was $4,495
Book by 15 March & SAVE $500 per person
NOW $3,995

21 April 
$4,495

27 April 
$4,495

11 May
$4,495

13 May
$4,495

28 May
$4,495

Terms & Conditions 

Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking.

 

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