SIMPSON DESERT TOUR


PRICE FROM
AU $2000


DURATION
10 Days


DISTANCE
1330km


START LOCATION
ALICE SPRINGS


NEXT DEPARTURE
29th August 2019

PERCENTAGE OF BITUMEN / DIRT: 2/98%

AVERAGE DISTANCE PER DAY: 130km

GROUP SIZE: 6 - 10 Vehicles

GLAMPING OPTIONS: 3 out of 10 days

TOUR START LOCATION: ALICE SPRINGS, NT

TOUR FINISH LOCATION: BIRDSVILLE, QLD

ACCOMMODATION:BUSH CAMP & CAMPGROUND

TOUR GRADE:  MORE INFORMATION

HIGHLIGHTS & WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Simpson Desert
  • Birdsville Pub
  • Lambert Centre
  • Poeppel Corner
  • Dalhousie Hot Springs
  • The French Line
  • Big Red
  • Chambers Pillar
  • Birdsville Races
  • The Old Ghan line
  • Purnie Bore
  • Birdsville Races
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Accredited guide with senior first aid
  • Bush showers 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

The Simpson Desert is the World's Largest Sand Dune Desert. From West to East you will cross more than 1150 sand dunes. This tour starts in Alice Springs with a loop around the ranges before heading south along the Old Ghan railway line. Along the way we visit old railway sidings and then it's off to Chambers Pillar. After spending the night in the Geographical Centre of Australia we head off across the Simpson Desert. After the first 100 dunes you will be an old hand at tackling the hills. Towards the end of the French Line we arrive at Poeppel Corner where the states of QLD, SA and NT meet. Continuing along the QAA line we culminate the desert experience with 'Big Red'. The biggest dune in the desert. After a few photos atop Big Red we head into Birdsville and the incredible experience of the Birdsville Races.

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DATE

29th August, 2019

AVAILABILITY

10 SPOTS LEFT

ADDITIONAL COST DETAILS

Extra Adult: $400                              Extra Child: $300

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ITINERARY

Day 1

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


Day 2

Hale River Homestead to Chambers Pillar 276km (B)


Day 3

Chambers Pillar to Lambert Centre 221km (B)


Day 4

Lambert Centre to Dalhousie Hot Springs 221km (B)


Day 5

Dalhousie Hot Springs to WAA Line 123km (B)


Day 6

WAA Line to Rig Road 74km (B)


Day 7

Rig Road to Knolls Track 119km (B)


Day 8

Knolls Track to Poeppel Corner 74km (B)


Day 9

Poeppel Corner to Birdsville 166km (C M R)


Day 10

Birdsville Races Free Day (C D R)



Legend:

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


 

Simpson Desert Map
Simpson Desert Map
Birdsville Hotel Bar
Birdsville Hotel Bar
Big Red Sunrise Across Australia
Big Red Sunrise

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