• Pricing From $6,995pp
  • Single Supplement $750
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 8
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 20 Jun 2021
  • Returns 25 Jun 2021

Join us for a memorable 6-day journey to discover the great Australian outback from the spectacular Flinders Ranges to the ‘Crossroads’ of Port Augusta. We will learn about the Aborigines who moved through the area, the early European explorers and the stockmen, pastoralists and miners who opened up the outback.

Spend 2 nights in outback luxury at Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges as we explore this ancient rugged landscape including the natural wonder of Wilpena Pound.

With the enormous rains and flooding of the channel country, Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) recently underwent a remarkable transformation that is testament to the restorative powers of mother nature. Whether in flood or not, the spectacle of the great Lake Eyre and it’s expanse of vast salt flats is breathtaking and best viewed from your private aircraft while ‘Flightseeing’.

Stay one night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel as we discover this quintessential outback town and the Simpson Desert National Park (Munga-Thirri National Park). Join us for an incredible outback discovery in Bill Peach Journeys inimitable style.

Highlights

  • Enjoy incredible ‘flightseeing’ of the rugged ancient landscapes across the Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Birdsville and Lake Eyre
  • Discover the Flinders Ranges including the breathtaking Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound, Old Wilpena Station, the Cazneaux Tree and the Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges
  • Touring of Birdsville, Munga-Thirri National Park (Simpson Desert National Park) and Port Augusta
  • Stay 5 nights in iconic Australian outback locations including the spectacularly set Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges and Birdsville Hotel
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy this outback discovery with new friends in the comfort of your own private aircraft
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code LE2100*
Departs 20 Jun 2021
Returns 25 Jun 2021
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement $750
Tour Code LE2101*
Departs 19 Jul 2021
Returns 24 Jul 2021
Price From $6,995pp
Single Supplement $750
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Arrive into Adelaide and transfer to the Mayfair Hotel, a luxurious 5 star boutique hotel. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight at the acclaimed Jolleys Boathouse.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Rawnsley Park

After breakfast we fly north to the Flinders Ranges landing at Rawnsley Park, magnificently located on the south eastern edge of Wilpena Pound. After lunch at the Woolshed we will enjoy a tour of Wilpena Pound and the Cazneux Tree. At the Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia’s oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements, we will learn about the landscape and bio-diversity from the perspective of the Adnyamathanha people.

Overnight: Rawnsley Park or similar

Day 3: Rawnsley Park

Today we will explore more than 100 million years of geological history in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Here we will discover the ancient landscape visible in the fossil layers referred to as the ‘Corridor Through Time’. Marvel at the rugged beauty of Brachina and Bunyeroo Gorges. Search for Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies and enjoy sweeping views of Bunyeroo Valley and the eastern wall of Wilpena Pound. After a picnic lunch, visit an old copper mining town before arriving at Stokes Hill which offers spectacular 360 degree panoramas of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding ranges.

Overnight: Rawnsley Park or similar

Day 4: Rawnsley Park - Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre - Birdsville

A morning of impressive flightseeing awaits over Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre. Your private aircraft will provide breathtaking views of the remote landscape of this remarkable eco-system which covers an area of 9,690 square kilometres, or roughly the size of Holland. Marvel at incredible vistas below of regeneration, wildlife and salt flats. We land at Birdsville and enjoy a tour of this remote outback town. Proclaimed a town in 1887, it was located at the border of South Australia and Queensland to collect tolls from the droves of cattle being moved interstate. Birdsville was considered the gateway to the Simpson Desert. Known as Munga-Thirri National Park, it is Queensland’s largest protected area and covers nearly a million hectares. We will see the famous racecourse and visit ‘Big Red’, the largest sand dune in the national park followed by dinner at the famous Birdsville Hotel.

Overnight: Birdsville Hotel

Day 5: Birdsville - Port Augusta - Adelaide

This morning we fly to Port Augusta, a one time port at the top of the Spencer Gulf where wheat and wool were loaded on clipper ships and transported around the world. Today, it is known as the ‘Crossroads’ to the outback as it’s main roadways extend in all four compass directions. We will visit the fascinating Wadlata Outback Centre for a history of the surrounding regions and those that have called them home, from the days of the dinosaurs through to today. We will also discover the beauty of Australia’s arid heart at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden which features thousands of plants from Australia’s low rainfall regions and more than 150 bird species. After lunch we fly to Adelaide and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at the hotel.

Overnight: Mayfair Hotel or similar

Day 6: Depart Adelaide

After a leisurely breakfast this morning transfer to Adelaide airport for your flight home. Say a fond farewell to new friends and take away memories of an unforgettable outback adventure.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening. Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Adelaide are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Adelaide, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Adelaide, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Due to current travel restrictions, there may be operational / date changes required. We will continue to work with suppliers to monitor the situation.