Our 15 Day Central Australia Desert Safari showcases what most visitors' think of when imagining the Australian Outback; open space, endless dirt roads, red sand, extreme temperatures, no people and dangerous wildlife.
The Outback is as harsh as it is beautiful. It covers about 80% of the state and has 1% of the population but is an absolute must see when visiting Australia. The great difference to what you have ever seen before is fascinating and absolutely addictive. Even people who have travelled the whole world are taken by the
beauty and absolute remoteness of the terrain. Stony deserts, saltpans and sand hills roamed by kangaroos, dingoes and eagles can be expected when travelling the Outback.
Learn the history and culture of the original inhabitants and the people who opened up this area to European settlers. We trace the pioneer stock routes, the path of the old Ghan rail track and stand at the very centre of Australia. Visit the sites and towns of a bygone era and take in the natural beauty of this ancient landscape of central Australia.
It was always difficult to travel through these parts and even today there are only four main routes, each with and individual character and history. One of them, the Birdsville Track, is famed in Outback history as the trail along which stockmen once drove their herds of cattle from Queensland.
Another, the Strzelecki Track, runs through remote sand dune country to Innamincka and on to Coopers Creek. Both of these tracks cut through the “dog fence” a 5600km long barrier designed to keep dingoes out of the pastoral lands to the south. Following the Oodnadatta Track you will come across mining towns where people from all over the world have been turned loose in the maddening search for opal. Natural springs coming above ground from the Great Artesian Base and remains of the Great Northern Railway and the First Telegraph Line are rewarding treats on these very remote tracks.
You must take your time to truly enjoy and inhale the Outback Spirit. You will come back enlightened, excited and so relaxed like you have never been before in your life.
Townsville to Adelaide - The Inland Track
Experience the vastness and geographical changes of this country as you travel the Inland Track from North Queensland to South Australia through the heart of Australia on our 14 Day Townsville to Adelaide Safari.
See how Europeans, while looking for gold and pastoral country, carved out paths that were worn into the unknown interior. Some of these places became wealthy and developed into towns with rich architecture and became the origins of the knock about larrikin known as an "Aussie".
Experience Australia's connection with dinosaurs at two world class dinosaur exhibits.
Banjo Patterson and Waltzing Matilda are part of Australia's Folk Law! Come and see where their poems were first performed. Drive through the famous channel country and see this prime cattle region. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Flinders Ranges. See how one family has turned a property once over run by goats into one of Australia's premier Flora & Fauna Reserves. You are invited to do this exhilarating tour by 4x4 on the propertry.
We will provide information on how the Flinders Ranges and surrounding area were formed and how Aboriginal People and later Europeans settled in the area.
A tour on the water of the Spencer Gulf is available to see dolphins swimming with the boats and other highlights of the Salt Water Conservation zone.