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Simpson Desert, Rock and Canyon

7 Days

Birds Hotel Accomodation


Introduction

Maximum 4 pax Accommodated Tour.

Harry's favourite Tour - "The Best Offroad/4WD Central Australian Holiday" he says!

Ossies designed this tour to allow discerning travellers to travel by 4WD through Boggy Hole, then appreciate Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock before "escaping"
to the silence and solitude of the Simpson Desert. No other tour company in Central Australia offers such a diverse travelling experience. The 830 km's on bitumen/paved road is unavoidable. The 1550km's off road/4WD offers privileges not seen & enjoyed by other travellers. This unique journey overnights at comfortable,and, some very remote hotels.
 

Itinerary

Day 1 (L, D)
7.30am departure from Ross River Resort. We immediately begin to experience the ambiance of “Tracks Less Traversed” through cattle stations, riverine & mountain scenery as the only tourists who have access across Ringwood Station to Andado/Binns Track. Southwards to experience mirages and climbing big red sand dunes. Visit rare Acacia Peuce “Waddy Trees” in the driest part of Australia. Along the Old Andado Track to Molly Clarks Pioneer Homestead in the Simpson Desert
We traverse the Southern Hemisphere’s largest private Cattle Station “Andado”. Through the Finke River Floodout and across the NT-SA Border to Mt Dare Hotel, a unique remote Oasis for man & birds in far north South Australia.
Dinner,Bed and Breakfast at Mt Dare offers the opportunity to mingle with locals and Simpson Desert Travellers.
DAY 2 (B.L,D)
Todays unique day trip to the raw dunes along the French Line, leaves Mt Dare Hotel at 8.00am.
We traverse country rarely experienced by Australian & International travellers – Gibber (rock) strewn tracks & countryside; 360 degree distant horizons. Unusual trees. Coolibahs & Red Mulgas, before arriving at the man made desert wetlands Purni Bore, nestled between sand dunes. Another 30km east along the capped Rig Road to the French Line from Wonga Corner.
We drive another 5km’s east along the French Line enabling you to experience vistas, peacefulness & tranquillity only found here in the largest Sand Dune desert in the World.
Lunch on top of a sand dune, as you appreciate what tiny specks we are in the never ending landscape.
Return to the oasis of Mt Dare Hotel late in the afternoon, overawed by the most unusual day tour you will ever experience.
Day 3( B,L,D )
For early risers, walks & birding around Mt Dare Hotel – Red Tailed Cockatoos & Little Corellas are often seen. Todays journey within Witjira Park, highlights the pioneering courage of settlers at Eringa Waterhole – Sidney Kidman’s favourite Homestead, Bloods Creek, Federal & Dalhousie. In 1936 Ted Colson did the first crossing of the Simpson Desert and then returned to Bloods Creek Homestead. Time to swim in Dalhousie Thermal Pool, vast 360degree horizons up to 100km’s away as we cross gibber strewn, treeless country. Return to the enclave of Mt Dare Hotel to swap yarns with fellow travellers.
Dinner , Bed and Breakfast at Mt Dare
Day 4 (B,L,D)
Farewells at Mt Dare, back into the Northern Territory. Our first stop, reminisce about life at Charlotte Waters Telegraph Station ruins. On to the Old GHAN town of Finke – now Apatula Aboriginal village. Here we learn of GHAN History & modern mechanical “madness” of the Finke Desert race. Westward towards Kulgera we visit the Lambert Gravitational Centre on Lilla Creek enroute to our overnight stop Umbearra Cattle Station.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Umbearra Station
Day 5 (B,L,R)
Breakfast & farewells at Umbearra. Westwards to the Stuart Highway, but only 20kms of bitumen before we enjoy the descendant gravel road of Len Beadells original beginning of the Gunbarrel Highway, beside the Musgrave Ranges to Mulga Park, then north to Mt Connor on Curtin Springs Station. On the bitumen to Uluru ~Kata Tjuta National Park. Out to the Olgas before returning to experience Sunset on Ayers Rock whilst enjoying nibbles and sparkling wine as the desert sky says ‘goodnight’ to the ever photogenic and colour changing ‘Rock’.
Overnight Accommodation at Yulara
Day 6 (B, L):
Sunrise breakfast at Uluru before base walks or climb. We visit Aboriginal Culture Centre before departing at 11.00am for Kings Canyon. Arrive at Kings Canyon in time to do the 3 hour Rim Walk. On to Voyages Kings Canyon Resort for the evening.
Overnight Kings Canyon Resort
Day 7 (L)
Departure from Kings Canyon Resort. Red Sand & ancient Desert Trees will be enjoyed by Ossies travelers. We are the only Tour Company using these 4WD Tracks regularly, enroute to Alice Springs. The rugged and beautiful riverscape of the Finke will carry us onto Running Waters. Boggy Hole provides some awesome scenery, unique bird watching and a place to swim at lunchtime. On leaving the Finke Gorge National Park, we continue the final stage of our journey into Alice Springs.

 
 

Accommodation Options

The following accommodation options are available:

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1. 1 Night Budget Room at Kings Canyon communal bathroom facilities, 1 Night Budget Room with Bathroom(or similar)at Outback Pioneer Lodge, Yulara, 1 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Umbearra Cattle Station;3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Mt Dare Hotel ;
- $2292pp Twin share plus $25pp National Park entry fee.

2.1 night Rangeview Room at Kings Canyon, 1 Night Accommodation at Yulara Emu Walk Apartment, The Lost Camel or similar, 1 night Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Umbearra Cattle Station; 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Mt Dare Hotel
- $2992pp Twin share plus $25pp National Park entry fee.

Deluxe Accommodation option also available


 

Inclusion/Exclusions

Includes:
1 Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Ross River Resort
3 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Mt Dare Hotel,Witjira National Park on the edge of the Simpson Desert
1 Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Umbearra Cattle Station
1 Night Accommodation at Yulara
1 Night Accommodation at Kings Canyon
7 Lunches
Chicken and sparkling wine at Uluru Sunset
Sunrise Breakfast at Uluru
Morning Tea as required
Excludes:
Evening Meal & Breakfast at Kings Canyon
National Park Entry Fee $25pp




Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park entrance fee. $25pp payable at time of touring
 

Note

This tour will normally operate as described. Ossies may reverse the direction if weather/road conditions denote. Our “Tracks Less Traversed” format is subject to variation or cancellation if rain occurs.
Ossies OUTBACK 4wd Tours proudly conduct their tours to enlighten travellers, who know about Ayers Rock & Kings Canyon, to other beautiful, remote and historic destinations.
Our customers receive complimentary descriptive tour notes and a map with the route highlighted to aid their understanding of their Journey with Ossies.
This comprehensive 7 Day Tour travels 2380 kms,1550 of these are Off Road along rarely used Tracks, not often experienced by Tourists to Central Australia. Therefore Ossies customers have ongoing opportunities to relate to Nature – seeing, hearing, touching and photographing plants and animals unique to the ecologies in Central Australia
 

Cost
$Please read above under 'Accommodation Options'

Booking Conditions
When joining 'Ossies Outback 4WD Tours' you need a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness. Travel insurance is not included. We strongly recommend that passengers arrange their own travel insurance. 'Ossies' operates in remote areas, itineraries may vary according to road/weather/safety conditions
For more information please read our: Booking Information Form


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