This 4-day outback adventure tour through the Australian outback is rated by most passengers as one of the best experiences of their lives. We travel and explore some of the most remote areas on earth.

Unlike bus tours, our 4WD Expedition is the original outback camping expedition: Sitting round the camp fire, great bush cooking and sleeping under millions of stars. We take you where the others only dream of going, this is NOT your normal bus tour, we use 4WD vehicles and we explore some of the most isolated areas on earth.

Our Tour Guides are specially trained in leading desert expeditions, remote First Aid and can provide a wealth of local knowledge. You’ll swim in outback hot springs, hike and explore the untamed wilderness, experience Australia’s unique wildlife and witness the outback’s greatest landscapes. You will meet some of the locals, learn about regional Aboriginal and European history.

Then your Choice fly, Train or Bus to Adelaide or Alice Springs(Not included in the price).

$995

(13th Mar 2017)

*Student Discounts Available*

Departure Dates

Second Monday of every month except Dec. 5th Dec

This is a tour into the sometimes unpredictable outback of Australia. Passengers need to bring an easy going outlook and a willingness to assist the tour guide at times.

Advertised itineraries may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. No refund will be offered if Heading Bush are unable to achieve all locations within the itinerary.

Itinerary:

SOUTHERN & CENTRAL. Our epic journey departs Adelaide and heads north visiting coastal villages with their rich maritime history. By lunch time we are in the Flinders Ranges, one of oldest mountain ranges on earth. Walk through Mambray Creek National Park, where you have spectacular views of the mountains and Spencer Gulf. Enjoy lunch surrounded by towering peaks that are as old as time itself. Kangaroos and emus are abundant in this area.

Travel through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass to the classic old township of Quorn, which was once the start of the original Ghan Railway.

Head out on the dirt tracks and search for the rare Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies at Warren Gorge Conservation Park before settling in to a wholesome camp-cooked meal.

Roll out your swags and sleep happy and contented under millions of stars.

Meals: (L) (D)

Flush toilets available during the day
Night 1 ~ Bush camp, drop toilet, no running water.

WILPENA POUND & NORTHERN FLINDERS. Today we visit an Aboriginal ceremonial site, where you will see rock art dating back thousands of years. Continue to Wilpena Pound for a beautiful bush walk with magnificent views of this amazing natural amphitheatre, one of the unique wonders of the world.

Lunch is in the heart of Wilpena Pound, followed by an awe-inspiring drive along the northern side of Wilpena through the famous Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges known as the ‘Corridors Through Time’.
This spectacular journey will show you 900 million years of geological history where you will see fossils dating back to the beginning of life on earth.

Meals: (B) (L) (D)

Showers and flush toilets available at lunch time.
Night 2 ~ Bush camp, drop toilet, no running water

Marree & Dingo Fence. Leave the splendour of the rugged mountain scenery and travel north into the outback of Australia. At Lyndhurst we begin our epic journey up the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers and the Old Ghan Railway.At Marree we explore this remote outback town which is also the beginning of the famous Birdsville Track. This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements, including many ghost towns.

Cross the Dingo Fence which is the longest man made fence in the world. This helps to keep the wild dogs up north away from the sheep stations further down. Check out Lake Eyre South, which is approximately 11m below sea level. The Lake Eyre Basin is about the size of Belgium. Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries.

Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and Flush toilets available at Lunch time
Night 3 ~ Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water.

Anna Creek Station, Moon Plains, Painted Desert. In the morning, visit the remote and unique William Creek Pub, population currently 6. Then travel through Anna Creek Station, the largest cattle station in Australia! Arriving at Coober Pedy, the opal mining capital of the world, go underground on a mine tour and watch an opal cutting display. You will have the opportunity to purchase this rare gemstone direct from the mine. Meet the locals who live in houses under the ground in one of the most arid landscapes in the world.

We now venture out into the real outback to the Painted Desert and camp amongst the beautiful Arckaringa Hills. No bus tours out here mate!

Meals: (B) (L) (D)
Showers and flush toilet available at lunch time
Night 4 ~ Bush camp, prepare our own toilet, no running water

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What To Bring:

  • Carry on bag
  • Bag for clothing (stored in trailer)
  • Any special medication needs you have
  • Toiletries including towels
  • Warm clothing including long sleeve tops & pants
  • Shorts & t-shirts
  • Fly Nets (Snowys stock these)
  • Carry on bag
  • Insect Repellant, hat, sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water Bottle