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6-day Roxby Downs/Coober Pedy  
Departs:  Friday, 19 April 2024    
Duration:  6  Days Tour Number: 4056    
Cost $1990 p.p.
Travel Club Price $1890
Single Supplement $480
Deposit $260 to confirm booking
Balance due 30 days before prior to departure
Just about Full Hurry  

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Tour Includes:
5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Evening Meals
All Accommodation and Entrance Fees Per Itinerary  Home Pick up and Return
Day 1 : Adelaide - Port Augusta - Roxby Downs
Your chauffered car will pick you up from home and drop you at our Aust-wide tours Depot 101 Muller Rd Hampstead Gardens for our 8am departure.  We travel through Port Wakefield to Snowtown for our morning cuppa then continue onto Port Augusta for lunch (own cost). After lunch we travel through Woomera and visit the heritage and visitors centre looking at the historic displays of the rocket range and activities by Len Beadell. Then onto Roxby Downs, where we stay for the next 2 nights. (D)
Roxby Downs Motor Inn
Day 2 : Roxby Downs - Andamooka
This morning we travel out to Andamooka and visit the opal fields with a tour to find out about the history of this opal mining town from it’s early beginnings to modern day, And then viewing The Andamooka Dukes Bottle house Motel was named after the unique Dukes Bottle house built from discarded beer bottles ,returning back to the Roxby then  lunch, with time to relax before dinner. (B D)
Day 3 : Roxby Downs - William Creek - Coober Pedy
Today’s travels take us on some outback roads as we make our way up the Boarfield Road and meet the Old Ghan Railway line. We follow the old route past Curdimurka, famous for the Curdimurka Outback Ball, William Creek and on to Coober Pedy.  Here we check into the motel and have our evening meal. (B L D)
Desert Cave Motel
Day 4 : Coober Pedy
Opal was discovered in Coober Pedy in 1915 and the area is the main supplier to the world of this precious stone. To escape the extremes of heat and cold, most of the townsfolk choose to live underground. Our first stop for the day is the Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.  "The Story of Opal" an eighteen minute documentary, is shown in underground cinema. Permanent displays of fossils from the South Australia Museum and a breathtaking collection of some of the finest opals can also be found here.  Time for lunch in Coober Pedy (own cost). After Lunch we visit Tom's Working Opal Mine, which has been around since '1988' having a one hour tour with an experienced tour guide. The guide will demonstrate how to use the Tunnelling Machine, Auto-Bucket, Bosun Winch and Jack Hammers and see opal seams in the wall. We then visit The Big Winch then  before making our way to the Breakaways. The locally named “Castle” or “Salt & Pepper” can be seen in an easterly direction with Panorama Hill situated in the middle. As the day goes by, the passing of the sun changes the desert colours, creating photogenic scenes that appear surreal. before returning to the motel. (B D)
Day 5 : Coober Pedy - Port Augusta
We pack the coach and make our way to Glendambo for a comfort stop before continuing onto Pimba for lunch. After lunch we make our way to the arid Lands Botanic Gardens. The gardens were established in 1993, with the Garden officially opening in 1996 to research, conserve and promote the wider appreciation of Australia’s arid zone flora. We make our way to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner. (B D)
Standpipe Golf Motor Inn
Day 6 : Port Augusta - Clare - Adelaide
We make our way via Wilmington, Wirrabara and Gladstone to the Clare Valley where we have time for lunch (included).  After lunch we make our way home arriving at approx. 5.00pm (B L)