CORNER COUNTRY ADVENTURE 2022

FULLY ACCOMMODATED  14 DAYS 

 

Tour Highlights

  • Journey through five states from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  • Visit the Burke & Wills 'Dig Tree' on the banks of Cooper's Creek
  • Spend 2 nights at the iconic Birdsville Hotel and venture out to 'Big Red' sand dune in the Simpson Desert National Park
  • Visit World Heritage Listed Mungo National Park
  • Explore Broken Hill, the ‘Capital’ of the Outback and spend 2 nights at the Royal Exchange Hotel
  • Pass through Cameron Corner where QLD, NSW & SA meet
  • Overnight at Mungerannie on the Birdsville Track and venture in to Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary on the Warburton Creek
  • Travel through the Queensland Channel Country and visit the unique Min Min Encounter & Information Centre at Boulia
  • Discover Alice Springs, with visits to the RFDS Museum & Desert Park

 

Outstanding Value Inclusions

  • Small Group Size - 26
  • All meals including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners while on tour
  • All attraction and entry fees
  • 12 nights of good to excellent quality motel and hotel accommodation and 1 night of more basic accommodation. Shared bathroom facilities at Mungerannie
  • Travel aboard a 5-star all terrain Mercedes Benz Coach
  • Services of a professional 2-person crew: Tour Driver and Tour Director
  • Outback Spirit Explorer Pack featuring handy travel items

DAY 1

Your Adventure Begins in Adelaide
Stamford Grand Hotel
Upon arrival at Adelaide airport* you’ll be met by your friendly and professional touring crew. Enjoy a town tour of Adelaide before checking in to the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg. Meals: L.D
*Please arrive in Adelaide by 11am to participate in the town tour. Later arrivals will be transferred straight to the hotel in Glenelg.
 
DAY 2
Adelaide – Mungo National Park
Mungo Lodge
Depart Adelaide and head north through Gawler and the Barossa Valley to join the Sturt Highway. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Murray River at Renmark before trekking east to Mildura. From here we head into Mungo National Park, where we overnight at the Mungo Lodge. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 3
Exploring Mungo – Broken Hill
Royal Exchange Hotel
This morning we explore Mungo National Park, which was World Heritage Listed in 1981 in recognition of its rich Aboriginal heritage. Remains of the earliest humans to inhabit the Australian continent have been found in the park and have been dated at more than 60,000 years old. Later this morning we travel through Pooncarie and on to Menindee, a town of 1,000 people on the banks of the Darling River. The town has ties to several Australian Explorers, including Burke & Wills, Charles Sturt & Major Mitchell. This afternoon we arrive into Broken Hill and check in to the Royal Exchange Hotel for our 2-night stay. This charming hotel dates back to 1889 and has been tastefully refurbished over the years. Enjoy dinner this evening in the hotel restaurant. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 4
Exploring Broken Hill
Royal Exchange Hotel
Today we enjoy a full day to explore Broken Hill, the ‘Capital of the Outback’. First up is a visit to Silverton, the star of countless films including Mad Max II, Mission Impossible II and the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Then, visit the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum for an insight into Broken Hill’s unique Geology. We’ll also visit the Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum before heading up to the Line of Lode Miners Memorial. Straddling the mullock heap that bisects the city of Broken Hill, the memorial was built for the 800 or more miners who lost their lives on the job. Later this afternoon we’ll visit the Living Desert Reserve and Sculpture Symposium before returning to the Royal Exchange. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 5
Silverton – Depot Glen – Tibooburra
Granites Motel
After breakfast we visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) visitor centre, which also acts as a working RFDS base. Enjoy a tour and learn about one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. 
Departing Broken Hill, we head north along the Silver City Highway to Milparinka. Here we’ll visit some of the town’s old colonial buildings that have been lovingly restored as part of the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Continue west to Depot Glen, named by Captain Charles Sturt on his 1845 expedition to find an inland sea. The stranded expedition team camped at this waterhole for months on end, waiting for the summer heat to abate. This afternoon we arrive at the small Outback village of Tibooburra where we’ll spend the night at The Family Hotel, or the Granites Motel.  Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 6
Cameron Corner – Innamincka
Innamincka Hotel
This morning we venture into the vast Sturt National Park and on to Cameron Corner, where QLD, NSW and SA all meet. The area is also home to the longest fence in the world, The Dog Fence, stretching from the Great Australian Bight to Jimbour near Brisbane (5,600km). After lunch at the Corner Store, we continue heading west towards the Strzelecki Track and then onto the village of Innamincka, set on the banks of Cooper’s Creek. We spend the next 2-nights at the Innamincka Hotel in comfortable motel units. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 7
Innamincka Sightseeing – Coopers Creek Cruise
Innamincka Hotel
Innamincka is a small village with a population of no more than 50 people. The township once played a major role in early explorations of Australia’s unknown interior. With its reliable water source, it made an ideal base camp or resting place for expeditions and cattle drives from the east and the south. This morning we cross the border into QLD to visit the ‘Dig Tree’, located on the banks of Cooper’s Creek. This is where explorers Burke and Wills returned to after their expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria, only to discover their party had left just 9 hours earlier. 
After returning to Innamincka for lunch at the hotel, we embark on a cruise of Cooper’s Creek. The cruise operates for an hour and a half and is a highlight of your expedition through the Corner Country. Enjoy expert commentary from your cruise guide and learn about this incredibly unique river system – one of the last unregulated systems in the world. We return to the hotel late afternoon for our second and final night at the Innamincka Hotel. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 8
Strzelecki Desert – Birdsville Track – Mungerannie
Mungerannie Hotel
This morning we make our way west through the oil and gas fields around Moomba. Cross Cooper’s Creek at Walkers Crossing before joining up with the Birdsville Track. We then head south to the small village of Mungerannie, where we spend the night in basic motel units with shared bathroom facilities. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 9
Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary – Birdsville
Birdsville Hotel
This morning we venture out to Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary, owned and operated by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Kalamurina is a vast desert wilderness, stretching from the northern shore of Lake Eyre to the southern boundary of the Simpson Desert reserves. A property of exceptional conservation value, Kalamurina covers a vast 1.7 million acres and provides a haven for several endangered species. It’s also a vital link between the Lake Eyre National Park and Simpson Desert reserves. 
Upon our arrival we receive a briefing from the sanctuary’s managers about past and present conservation projects on Kalamurina. Learn about the significance of this conservation work and AWC’s mission to halt Australia’s high extinction rate. This afternoon we head north up the Birdsville Track and arrive at the Birdsville Hotel late afternoon. Enjoy 2-nights here in modern, quality accommodation with friendly outback hospitality. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 10
“Big Red” (Simpson Desert)
Birdsville Hotel
Birdsville was originally named Diamantina Crossing in 1881 after the Diamantina River. However, the town was renamed Birdsville in 1885 by the owner of Pandie Pandie Station, who was amazed by the diversity of birdlife which inhabited the area. Birdsville is also situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert, which is characterised by huge red sand dunes. 
Today we enjoy a look around town followed by a visit to ‘Big Red’, one of the largest dunes on the eastern edge of the Simpson. We then return for our second and final night in Birdsville. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 11
Bedourie – Boulia
Boulia Desert Sands Motel
Today we continue north through Queensland’s Channel Country to the small township of Bedourie. Bedourie is the main administrative centre for the Diamantina Shire, the second largest shire in Queensland after the Cooktown Shire. After some lunch continue to Boulia, known for the mysterious Min Min Light which has now been sighted for almost half a century. This afternoon we visit the Min Min Encounter Visitor Centre where we’ll enjoy a unique theatrical experience and learn the story of the Min Min Light. We overnight at the Boulia Desert Sands Motel or the Australian Hotel. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 12
Boulia – Northern Territory Border – Alice Springs
Mercure Alice Springs Resort
An early start this morning as we make our way west towards the Northern Territory Border. Travel along the Plenty Highway through Harts Range and Gemtree to arrive into Alice Springs late this afternoon. We spend the next 2-nights at the 4-star Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 13
Alice Springs Sightseeing
Mercure Alice Springs Resort
Today we take a leisurely tour around Alice Springs which includes a visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park, The Old Telegraph Station and the Royal Flying Doctor Base Museum. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Tonight, we celebrate our trip through the Corner Country and enjoy our final dinner together. Meals: B.L.D
 
DAY 14
Alice Springs – Home
This morning enjoy breakfast together before being transferred to the airport or to your accommodation if you are staying on in Alice Springs.
Bon Voyage! Meals: B
 

SPECIAL OFFERS, PRICING & DEPARTURE DATES

2022 DEPARTURE DATES:

 

18 APR -  01 MAY                    ADELAIDE TO ALICE SPRINGS                                         FROM $7,795 PP

02 MAY - 15 MAY                    ALICE SPRINGS TO ADELAIDE                                         FROM $7,795 pp

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CORNER COUNTRY ADVENTURE 2022

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