Journey to the inland sea of Lake Eyre and experience South Australia's breathtaking outback.

Take a captivating trip into the South Australian outback to visit the incredible inland sea of Lake Eyre - a gigantic salt lake that sits 11m below sea level. Usually dry, the lake is filling from the torrential rain in the east and the parched lands of the outback are coming back to life. Follow the remote Oodnadatta track, explore the mighty Flinders Ranges, discover ancient Aboriginal art and enjoy a thrilling flight over Lake Eyre. This unforgettable trip also includes a scenic boat cruise down Spencer Gulf, and the chance to sample some of South Australia's top wines in the Clare Valley. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Australian outback in a rare flourishing moment and explore a unique and beautiful region of the world.

Start
Adelaide, Australia
Finish
Adelaide, Australia
Countries
Australia
Themes
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Code
PPAL
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 4, Max 15
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Admire ancient aboriginal art
  • Spot wallabies in the Flinders Ranges
  • Soak up the atmosphere in an iconic Aussie pub
  • Take a flight over Australia's breathtaking Lake Eyre
  • Camp under a starry outback sky
  • Kick back in Port Augusta
  • Sample a selection of South Australian wines

Itinerary

From charming Adelaide, journey into the dramatic landscapes of the Flinders Ranges, rolling out swags and enjoying a meal by the campfire. Learn ancient legends at Yourambulla Caves, a significant Aboriginal art site.
Search for rare wallabies in the Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges before enjoying a delicious lunch of native foods in an outback pub. Travel along the Oodnadatta Track, then take to the skies and view the magnificent Lake Eyre on a breathtaking scenic flight. At night, enjoy gazing at the outback sky over a dinner and drink at the camp site.
Follow the old Ghan railway through the outback and enjoy lunch in a scenic oasis near Lake Eyre. Travel onward to beautiful Port Augusta where you might like to sample some Australian hospitality at one of the tantalising restaurants.
Start the day with breakfast on a morning cruise before heading back to Adelaide via the scenic Clare Valley. Stop for lunch at the historic Stone Hut Bakery and sample some of South Australia's best wines before returning to Adelaide.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation
Cabin (1 night), Camp site (1 night), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Clare Valley wine tasting
  • Flinders Ranges National Park
  • Lake Eyre/Cooper Creek flight - 2 hrs
  • Spencer Gulf cruise
  • Yourambulla Caves

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Important notes

1. Please bring a sleeping bag, these can be hired for AU$20. Please advise at the time of booking. A cabin upgrade is available for those not wishing to camp.
2. The tour commences on Day 1 between 6.30 - 7.00am. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights and accommodation. We recommend you book accommodation in advance for the night prior to the tour commencing.
3.This tour finishes on arrival in Adelaide on day 4 at around 6pm. Please take this into consideration when booking any flights out of Adelaide. We recommend you book accommodation in advance to extend your stay here.
4. This is a join in trip where you will be travelling with up 15 passengers.
5. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights

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