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Birdsville/Innamincka/Tibooburra  
Departs:  Saturday, 3 August 2019    
Duration:  8  Days Tour Number: 3078    
Price: 
$3300 p.p. twin share Travel Club $3135 p.p.
Single Supplement $880
Deposit $540 p.p.
Balance Due 21st June, 2019
   
 
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Tour Includes:
Meals Listed: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
 
Day 1 : Adelaide - Marree
Your chauffeured car will pick you up from home and drop you at Our Aust-wide tours Depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 7am departure. We travel through Port Wakefield, Snowtown and Crystal Brook for our morning cuppa then continuing on to Port Augusta we travel through the Pichi Richi Pass to Quorn, onto Hawker, Parachilna, Leigh Creek and Lyndhurst and finally Maree with time to freshen up before dinner. Marree Hotel 08 8675 8344 (D)
Marree Hotel
 
Day 2 : Marree - Birdsville
For those early risers you may want to do an early morning Flight before we depart Marree. (own Cost). The Birdsville Track is a notable outback road in Australia. The 517 kilometres (321) track runs between Birdsville in south-western Queensland and Marree, a small town in the north-eastern part of South Australia. It traverses three deserts along the route, the Strzelecki Desert, Sturt Stony Desert and Tirari Desert. We pack the coach and travel along the famous Birdsville Track to Birdsville, with some Comfort Stops along the Way   (B L D)
Birdsville Hotel
 
Day 3 : Birdsville
Today We discover Birdsville, Discover the Burke and Wills Tree on the Diamantina River and see the Birdsville Racetrack. the Wirrarri Centre to view local artists' work in their extensive gallery and explore the Inland Hospital ruins. This afternoon we see the  Big Red, a 40 metre high sand dune marking the symbolic eastern edge of the Simpson Desert. (B D)
 
 
Day 4 : Birdsville - Innamincka
Today we travel east on the Birdsville Developmental Road, before turning south on the Cordillo Downs track to drive to Innamincka. On the way we see Cadelga Ruins and discover the hardships encountered by pastoralists from isolation and drought during the 1870s. Visit the heritage-listed Cordillo Downs shearing shed – Australia’s largest – where a record 85,000 sheep were sheared in the 1880s.  Arriving in Innamincka with time to freshen up before dinner. (B L D)
Innamincka Hotel
 
Day 5 : Innamincka
Situated next to Cooper Creek, Innamincka, with a population of around 12 is about as remote as you can be in Australia. This town may be small in size but it’s big on hospitality.We spend the day exploring around the Queensland and South Australian border, this is truly Burke and Wills country. Conditions being favourable, visit Nappa Merrie Station where the most famous coolabah tree in Australia is located, the Burke and Wills ‘Dig Tree’. This afternoon take time to visit Burke's Memorial and Kings Tree where John King, the sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition, was found in an Aboriginal shelter. And late afternoon we unforgettable 2 hour cruise along the shady “creek”.Be greeted by screeching corellas, pelicans and even seagulls (yes, they are this far inland) as you glide pastthe banks, heavy with beautiful river gums then its time for dinner at the Hotel (B L D)
 
 
Day 6 : Innamincka - Tibooburra
Our journey today takes us past the Moomba Gas Fields before arriving in Cameron Corner. See the marker where three states meet before enjoying lunch at the Cameron Corner Store. Cross the Dingo Fence, which is now the longest fence in the world at 5,531 kilometres, before continuing on to Tibooburra for our overnight stay at Tibooburra (B L D)
Family Hotel, Tibooburra
 
Day 7 : Tibooburra - Broken Hill
Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum.  Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450-million-year-old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We leave town and head for Pooles Grave & Depot Glen where in 1845 Charles Sturt’s exploration party were stranded and lay camp for nearly 6 months. Travelling south via salt lakes and vast plains we arrive Broken Hill late afternoon and make our way tom the Motel (B L D)
Broken Hill ~ Desert Sand Motor Inn
 
Day 8 : Broken Hill - Adelaide
This morning we pack the coach and make our way home from Broken Hill stopping for lunch at Burra (supplied) Arriving back in Adelaide at approx. 5.00pm with  comfort stops along the way. (B)