FROM MELBOURNE G4 32 – “LAKE EYRE SPECIAL” – Premium Class – 6 Days

The Riverland, Burra, Hawker, Hot Springs, The Old Ghan Railway, Marree, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, William Creek, Lake Eyre Flight and lots of fun. Tour Code G4 32 -   ()

A JOURNEY FROM MELBOURNE TO LAKE EYRE

ANOTHER AUSTOUR G4 UNIQUE EXPERIENCE BY 4WD – 6 Days

G4 = minimum/maximum 4 clients private charter travelling in a top of the range

4X4 vehicle with special Driver/Guide 

The Riverland, Burra, Hawker, Hot Springs, The Old Ghan Railway, Marree, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, William Creek, Lake Eyre Flight and lots of fun.

Melbourne via Ouyen, The Riverland To Burra Day 1

Depart Melbourne at 7.00 am and travel via the Calder Highway through Charlton and Sea Lake to Ouyen. Follow the Mallee Highway to Pinnaroo in South Australia then on through Murray Riverland and across The Murray River. Tonight’s destination is the quaint historic town of Burra for overnight stay.

Meals:
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Accommodation:
Heritage Cottages

Burra to Marree Day 2

What a way to start the day – a dawn flight over Lake Eyre which will amaze you. The pilot will choose the final route but could include Warburton Creek, Goyders Lagoon, the larger watercourses of the Diamantina and the Cooper. After your flight journey towards William Creek, a small town on the Oodnadatta Track, just a pub and a house or two, population 5.

Tough 4 wheel driving but worth it will take you to the shores of Lake Eyre this afternoon. A trackside spot under a shady tree will be ideal for your picnic lunch then you will see first hand the water in Lake Eyre. Maybe you will need to walk out on the salt pan to reach the shores – this will depend on the date of your visit – if the water is filling the lake or evaporating. Hopefully you will see flocks of pelicans nesting, abundant bird life and native animals. An amazing experience!

Local weather conditions and access to the lake may be restricted other sightseeing and 4 wheel driving will be substituted. Return to Marree for dinner and a great night together.

Meals:
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Accommodation:
Marree Hotel – Premium = twin share 2.5 star

Days 3 & 4: Exploring The Lake Eyre Region Day 3

During your stop over you will travel north to William Creek and on the way stop at Lake Eyre South, part of the Lake Eyre network, to walk on the salt pan. A morning stop at William Creek Pub – an interesting experience. Then you will begin an exciting adventure on rugged dirt roads to the shores of Lake Eyre – weather permitting. Picnic lunch on the way. Lots of photo opportunities and short walks.

Two scenic flights will be included over Lake Eyre which will amaze you. The first flight will be at dawn which the pilot will choose the final route but could include Warburton Creek, Goyders Lagoon, the larger watercourses of the Diamantina and the Cooper. You will journey along the Birdsville Track just to say you have been there – done that!

The second scenic flight over Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre South, the Birdsville Track and The Simpson Desert Country. Tonight a camp fire, party night – lots of fun.

Meals:
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Accommodation:
Marree Hotel – Premium = twin share 2.5 star

Marree to Adelaide Day 4

Alas say farewell to Marree! You can now say that you are one of the few Australians that have seen water in Lake Eyre! Travelling south stop to photograph some different settlements and detour into the Flinders Ranges for a quick look. On towards Port Augusta and your destination of Adelaide, where you will arrive in time to be taken to the airport if you have made prior arrangements for an onward flight. The vehicle will travel return to Melbourne for those who have booked a Melbourne-to-Melbourne itinerary.

Meals:
Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Accommodation:
Peppers Adelaide

Adelaide to Melbourne via The Western Highway Day 5

A 7.00am departure with interesting stops along the way – you arrive back in Melbourne at 6.00p. What a great experience! Something you will always remember.

Meals:
Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
Accommodation:
Nil

Prices:                          Adult Twin Share:          Child:

Premium Class:         $4999                                 $3999

G4 2 Premium:          $7650                                  N/A

prices are per person, twin share, minimum/maximum 4 persons

Prices valid to 31st March 2017

Departs: Daily – May, June & July

you choose your departure date (other months on apply only)

Tour cost includes:

  • Pick Up and Drop Off from your hotel.
  • The provision of a modern, top of the range four wheel drive vehicle.
  • The services of an experienced and accredited driver / guide.
  • The provision of 2.5-3 star comfortable accommodation – twin share basis.
  • Morning and afternoon tea.
  • The provision of breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
  • Welcome drink prior to evening meal.
  • The payment of all accommodation, two Lake Eyre scenic flights, visits, attractions and entry fees as per itinerary.
  • Expert interpretation of the natural and cultural environment from a specialist guide

Excludes:

  • Air travel to / from tour departure/conclusion points.
  • Evening supper.
  • Single accommodation – on application.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Provision of alcohol with meals except where stated on itinerary.
  • travel insurance.

Special Notes: Travel insurance is highly recommended – refer Bookings/Travel Insurance. Austour Tour special group rates are applicable. Please read Austour’s Conditions of Travel.

Check availability of departure date you wish to travel in April, May, June or July

Accommodation at Marree is ensuite cabins, limited availability so book early!

Child: up to and including 16 years of age and sharing with two adults.

G4 2 Premium Class: 2 adults minimum / maximum private charter

Please contact our reservation team regarding enquiries and bookings.

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