CSR Well

AROUND AUSTRALIA


PRICE FROM
AU $19500


DURATION
121 Days


DISTANCE
21570km


TOUR CODE
OTAUS


NEXT DEPARTURE
14th May 2019


PRICE FROM
AU $19500


DURATION
121 Days


DISTANCE
21570km


NEXT TOUR
14th May 2019

PERCENTAGE OF BITUMEN / DIRT:

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY:

GROUP SIZE:

10 / 90

260 km

6 - 10 Vehicles

TOUR START LOCATION:

TOUR FINISH LOCATION:

ACCOMMODATION:

BYRON BAY, NSW

BYRON BAY, NSW

BUSH CAMP & CAMPGROUND

PERCENTAGE OF BITUMEN / DIRT - 10 / 90

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY - 260 km

GROUP SIZE - 6-10 Vehicles

START LOCATION - BYRON BAY, NSW

FINISH LOCATION - BYRON BAY, NSW

ACCOMMODATION - BUSH CAMP/CAMPGROUND

HIGHLIGHTS & WHATS INCLUDED

  • Old Telegraph Track
  • Bush Camps
  • Fishing
  • Northernmost Tip of Australia
  • Bloomfield Track
  • WW2 Wrecks
  • Starke Track
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Weipa Tour
  • Eliott/Twin Falls
  • Simpson Desert
  • Birdsville Pub
  • Gunbarrel Highway
  • Ayers Rock
  • Lambert Centre
  • Poeppel Corner
  • Dalhousie Hot Springs
  • Gibson Desert
  • The French Line
  • Carnegie Station
  • The Olgas
  • London Bridge
  • Big Red
  • Kings Canyon
  • Canning Stock Route section
  • Hamlin Pool Stromatolites
  • Glen Helen Gorge
  • Chambers Pillar
  • Burke & Wills Dig Tree
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • 24 more evening meals
  • Accredited guide with senior first aid
  • Bush showers & toilet facilities where water is available
  • 4WD Backup vehicle
  • UHF Radio & Satellite phone
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • National Park permits and camping fees
  • BBQ plate at each camp
  • Licensed and Accredited tour operator

ABOUT THIS TOUR

This is the Big One. A full lap of Australia, zigzagging to get to all the most interesting parts of Australias Outback. What more can we say. "This trip goes everywhere thats worth going."

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DATE

14th May, 2019

AVAILABILITY

9 SPOTS LEFT

ADDITIONAL COST DETAILS

Extra Adult: $3750                              Extra Child: $2800

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ITINERARY

Day 1.

Byron Bay to Goondiwindi 392km (C D R)


Day 2.

Goondiwindi to Cunnamulla 340km (C M R)


Day 3.

Cunnamulla to Quilpie 394km (C M R)


Day 4.

Quilpie to Cordillo 360km (B)


Day 5.

Cordillo to Birdsville 320km (C D R)


Day 6.

Birdsville to Diamantina 387km (B)


Day 7.

Diamantina to Winton 452km (C M R)


Day 8.

Winton to Black Braes 357km (B)


Day 9.

Black Braes to Undara 220km (C M R)


Day 10.

Undara to Cairns 301km (C M R)


Day 11.

Cairns Free Day


Day 12.

Cairns Free Day


Day 13.

Cairns to Chillagoe 205km(C D R)


Day 14. Chillagoe to Maytown


Day 15. Maytown to  Jowalbinna


Day 16. Jowalbinna to Musgrave Station


Day 17. Musgrave Station to Merluna Station (Campground and Dinner Provided)


Day 18. Merluna Station to Weipa


Day 19. Weipa to Bramwell Station


Day 20. Bramwell Station to Captain Billy Landing


Day 21. Captain Billy Landing to Eliott / Twin Falls


Day 22. Eliott / Twin Falls to Loyalty Beach


Day 23. Loyalty Beach - Free Day


Day 24. Loyalty Beach


Day 25. Loyalty Beach to Nolans Brook


Day 26. Nolans Brook to Eliott / Twin Falls


Day 27. Elott / Twin Falls to Dulhunty River


Day 28. Dulhunty River to Moreton Station


Day 29. Morton Station to Coen


Day 30. Coen to Kalpowar Crossing


Day 31. Kalpowar Crossing to Starke River


Day 32. Starke River to Lions Den Hotel


Day 33. Lions Den Hotel to Cairns


Day 34. Cairns - Free Day


Day 35. Cairns - Free Day


Day 36. Cairns to Undara Resort (Campground, Dinner Provided)

We meet in Cairns and after a briefing the first part of the trip is a short drive through town then up and over Kuranda Range to the tablelands. We wind our way west through the old gold mining area and then get onto the dirt road for the first part of the Adventure. We wind down the other side of the range and deep into cattle country. We arrive at Undara Resort just after lunch and after settling in we have a tour of the lava tubes. After the tour we all meet up again for a Welcome Dinner in the restaurant.


Day 37. Undara Resort to Cobold Gorge (Campground)

After breakfast we carry on west along station roads and through small outback towns. Arriving at Cobold Gorge in the afternoon for a tour of this magnificent natural wonder.


Day 38. Cobold Gorge to Normanton (Bush Camp)

Our destination today is our first Bush Camp on the banks of the Norman River.


Day 39. Normanton to Lawn Hill (Campground)

We have a big day ahead today as the roads start to deteriorate and we start to see some small river crossings. Continuing southwest we stop in at Leighardt Falls. Then onto our refuel point at Gregory Downs. As we continue west we drive into the afternoon sun and get to Adels Grove and the Lawn Hill National Park.


Day 40. Lawn Hill to Surprise Creek (Bushcamp)

We head off for an amazing drive and our first taste of real river crossings. Some quite deep. We cross a dozen or two water crossings today. Heading into Savannah country and once again heading north. Our first stop is at Hells Gate for a refuel then we continue to our lunch stop near the QLD – NT border. Now into the Northern Territory we continue along the Savannah Highway. If we get there early enough, our camp tonight is one of the best camp spots you will ever see. We even have our own waterfall. If there are already people there then the alternative spot isn’t too shabby either.


Day 41. Surprise Creek to Lorella Springs (Campground)

It’s hard to leave this campsite, but after another bush breakfast we head off early and continue north across numerous rivers to our refuel at Borroloola. On the way to our lunch spot on the Tawallah Range you’ll notice that the road deteriorates and becomes ideal for four wheel driving. After lunch we continue north and cross some big rivers. Our camp tonight is at Lorella Springs.


Day 42. Lorella Springs Free Day (Campground)

There’s a good chance of a barra for dinner tonight if we get a lure in the water before dark, but keep an eye out for the crocs.


Day 43. Lorella Springs to Towns River (Campground)

If you haven't had any luck with the fishing then there is another chance in the afternoon as we setup camp on the banks of the Towns River.


Day 44. Towns River to Mataranka (Campground, Dinner Provided)

We follow the Roper River west to the small community of Roper Bar. After a refuel and a short stint on the blacktop, we get to the oasis called Mataranka Homestead Resort.


Day 45. Mataranka to Katherine Gorge (Campground)


Day 46. Katherine Gorge to Gagadju Lodge (Campground)


Day 47. Gagadju Lodge Free Day (Campground)


Day 48. Gagadju Lodge to Bark Hut (Campground)


Day 49. Bark Hut to Darwin (Campground, Dinner Provided)


Day 50. Darwin to Sandy Creek Falls (Campground)


Day 51. Sandy Creek Falls to Grove Hill (Bush Camp)


Day 52. Grove Hill to Victoria River (Campground)


Day 53. Victoria River to Fig Tree Yard (Bush Camp)


Day 54. Fig Tree Yard to Kalkarinji (Campground)

Todays drive is something else. The whole day is spent on tight 4wd tracks. It’s rocky, sandy and muddy with heaps of river crossings. Today’s travel is first class.  We usually catch a Barra or 2 at our lunch spot so more than likely it will be fresh Barra on the BBQ tonight. As we continue south after lunch we are still driving some of the best tracks the NT has to offer before we get to our overnight camp at Kalkarinji and Barra for dinner.


Day 55. Kalkarinji to Nicholson River (Bush Camp)

After a morning stop for fuel and supplies at the Kalkarindji Community store we turn west on the Buntine Highway. The Buntine is one of the North’s great ‘Cattle Roads’. The driving today is very similar to day 3. We travel through vast tracts of grasslands. We are deep into the NT’s best Cattle Country. The driving today is a big change from yesterday. We get a chance to relax as we head into the afternoon sun, cross into Western Australia and our camp on the Nicholson River.


Day 56. Nicholson River to Lake Argyle Village (Campground)


Day 57. Lake Argyle Village to El Questro (Campground)

The destination today is the famous El Questro Station. We leave Lake Argyle and into Kununurra where you have some time to look around and provision with fresh produce and restock the beer. After a refuel we cross the massive Ord River and continue west on the blacktop for half an hour then hit the eastern end of Gibb River Road. A short blast on the corrugations and we arrive at El Questro.


Day 58. El Questro - Free Day (Campground)


Day 59. El Questro to Barnett River (Campground)

After a sleep in and breakfast we continue deep into the Kimberleys. The views are stunning and the river crossings are great fun. You will find yourself stopping all morning to take photo’s. The Kimberley region of Western Australia is breathtaking. We spend all day on the Gibb River Road before arriving at our camp spot on the banks of the Barnett River.


Day 60. Barnett River to Windjarna Gorge (Campground)

Continuing west on the Gibb River road the King Leopold Ranges for some of the best views WA has to offer.


Day 61. Windjarna Gorge to Camballin (Bush Camp)

We continue south and head for Tunnel Creek. The creek has made a tunnel through the hill and if there isn’t to much water in the creek we can walk / swim from one end to the other.


Day 62. Camballin to Banana Well (Campground)


Day 63. Banana Well to Broome


Day 64. Broome - Free Day


Day 65. Broome - Free Day


Day 66. Broome to Cambalin


Day 67. Cambalin to Cherrabun


Day 68. Cherrabun to Halls Creek


Day 69. Halls Creek to Wolfe Creek Crater


Day 70. Wolfe Creek Crater to Well 49


Day 71. Well 49 to Well 44


Day 72. Well 44 to Well 39


Day 73. Well 39 to Well 33


Day 74. Well 33 to Well 27


Day 75. Well 27 to Georgia Bore


Day 76. Georgia Bore Free Day


Day 77. Spare day


Day 78. Georgia Bore to Durba Springs


Day 79. Durba Springs Free Day


Day 80. Durba Springs to Well 15


Day 81. Well 15 to Well 12


Day 82. Well 12 to Well 6


Day 83. Well 6 to Well 3


Day 84. Well 3 to Gunbarrel Laager


Day 85. Gunbarrel Laager to Lake Moore


Day 86. Lake Moore to Perth


Day 87. Fremantle - Free Day


Day 88. Fremantle - Free Day


Day 89. Fremantle - Free Day


Day 90. Fremantle - Free Day


Day 91. Fremantle - Free Day


Day 92 Fremantle to Geraldton


Day 93 Geraldton to Hamlin Bay


Day 92.

Hamlin Bay to Hamlin Bay 314km (C D R)
After meeting for breakfast at Hamlin Bay and safety briefing we wind our way to the Western Most Point of Australia at Steep Point then back to our campsite at Hamlin Bay for our Welcome Dinner.


Day 93.

Hamlin Bay to Big Bell 476km (B)
We continue further west into Western Australias rich gold mining belt and finish the day at Gunbarrel Laager where a hot shower and a lovely country home cooked dinner awaits us.


Day 94.

Big Bell to Gunbarrel Laager 420km (C M R)
As we travel further east we leave the goldfields behind and head into cattle country.


Day 95.

Gunbarrel Laager to Well 3 142km (B)
This our first day on the Canning Stock Route. We visit wells 1, 2 and 3. The track is quite good with small patches of sand and some rocky stretches.


Day 96.

Well 3 to Well 6 125km (B)
We continue on to Pierre Springs (Well 6) for our overnight camp under the tall Red Gums.Today the track gets a lot rougher with long rocky stretches and deep sand in sections. We see our first sand dunes and there are usually camels about.


Day 97.

Well 6 to Carnegie Station 233km (C D R)
The driving today is spectacular, with long open stretches and some challenging sand sections. We visit wells 7, 8 and 9 then leaving the CSR behind we drive through WA's cattle country and stay on a working Cattle Station. The cook will have a hearty dinner lined up for us.


Day 98.

Carnegie Station to Geraldton Bore 204km (B)
Our first day on the Gunbarrel Highway takes us deep into the Gibson Desert.


Day 99.

Geraldton Bore to Heather Highway 158km (B)


Day 100.

Heather Highway to Lake Christopher 376km (B)


Day 101.

Lake Christopher to Yulara 421km (C D R)


Day 102.

Yulara Free Day (M R)


Day 103.

Yulara to Kings Canyon 306km (C M R)


Day 104.

Kings Canyon to Glen Helen Lodge 228km (C M R)


Day 105.

Glen Helen Lodge to Alice Springs 128km (C D R)


Day 106.

Alice Springs to Hale River Homestead 155km (C R)


Day 107.

Hale River Homestead to Chambers Pillar 276km (B)


Day 108.

Chambers Pillar to Lambert Centre 221km (B)


Day 109.

Lambert Centre to Abminga 121km (B)


Day 110.

Abminga to Dalhousie Hot Springs 123km (B)


Day 111.

Dalhousie Hot Springs to Purnie Bore 74km (B)


Day 112.

Purnie Bore to Erabena Track 119km (B)


Day 113.

Erabena Track to Poeppel Corner 74km (B)


Day 114.

Poeppel Corner to Birdsville 166km (C M R)


Day 115.

Birdsville Races Free Day (C D R)


Day 116.

Birdsville to Arrabury 292km (B)


Day 117.

Arrabury to Thargomindah 445km (C M R)


Day 118.

Thargomindah to Dirranbandi 569km (B)


Day 119.

Dirranbandi to Byron Bay 550km (C D R)


Legend:

B - Bush Camp
C - Campground
D - Dinner Provided
M - Meals Available (Own expense)
R - Rooms Available (Own expense)


 

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