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Outback South Australia – Lake Eyre

7 Days

$3500 Per Person

Single Supplement $550

2nd July 2024

Join our 7-day journey through South Australia’s majestic outback, with a special focus on the awe-inspiring Lake Eyre. This tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical insights, and the serene wilderness of the Australian outback:

This tour is a perfect blend of adventure, education, and relaxation, offering an unparalleled exploration of the outback’s natural wonders, historical sites, and the iconic Lake Eyre, all while enjoying the comfort of luxury coach travel and quality accommodations.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd July 2024 - Berri

All aboard for a truly unique experience as we discover Lake Eyre and Outback South Australia. Today we travel along the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca for our first morning tea break. Continue on past the chain of lakes and onto Swan Hill for lunch. Then we make our way through the Mallee Region past the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, continue through Red Cliffs and along the Sturt Highway. We enjoy afternoon tea before crossing the South Australian border as we make our way to Berri for our Overnight stay at the Berri Hotel.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – Wednesday 3rd July 2024 - Berri – Roxby Downs

After breakfast we make our way past Lake Bonney and follow the Murray River to Morgan. Then travel to Port Pirie where we have lunch. This afternoon we travel to Port Augusta then onto the town of Woomera previously known as the Woomera Test Facility, the Woomera Rocket Range, and the Long-Range Weapons Establishment. We visit the Information Centre and also view the many displays of past rockets in the town surrounds. Then we make our way to Roxby Downs for our Overnight accommodation Discovery Parks Roxby Downs. Dinner and Breakfast in the morning will be served at the Roxby Downs Tavern.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Thursday 4th July 2024 - Roxby Downs- William Creek

After a hearty breakfast we visit Arid Recovery Centre where we also learn about there very important operation for the outback. As well going out onto the viewing deck and looking out onto the vast Australian outback landscape. We also call into the Information Centre and learn all things about the famous BHP Olympic Dam which is apart of our Minerals Australia Operation. We then begin making our way to William Creek. For lunch we enjoy a boxed lunch at The Lake Eyre South Viewing point. Which gives you a great opportunity to get a sneak peek of this majestic land mark. Before arriving into William Creek have a look at the Strangeway Springs. A Pastoral station ruin with the opportunity to meander around this historic site as well as look at active and extinct springs. Our overnight stay is at the William Creek Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Friday 5th July 2024 - Lake Eyre Scenic Flight – Coober Pedy

An exciting day awaits as we enjoy the spectacular scenic flight over Lake Eyre. This Lake Eyre flight departs William Creek for the southern end of Lake Eyre North, Belt Bay. This bay is the lowest point below sea level in Australia. We track across the bay for Silcrete Island and up the western shoreline of the Babbage Peninsula and up to Dulhunty Island. From there we pick up the Warburton Groove and follow the Groove up to the very northern end of the Lake to the Warburton Inlet. We then follow the Warburton River up the Channel Country to the Kalaweerina Inlet and then return to William Creek. This flight allows you to go to the very north end of Lake Eyre to experience the river systems and the desert. This flight offers you a great way to overview the lake, especially when the rivers are running and the birds are nesting. On the flight enjoy the visual extremes of Lake Eyre, Australia's largest inland lake situated in South Australia. Its incredible colours and patterns become accentuated from the air whether full of water or totally dry. A totally captivating flight that will return you both visually impacted and educationally enriched. The flight includes full commentary via headsets worn by all passengers and superb window views. From William Creek we then travel to Coober Pedy. Where we explore Coober Pedy with a tour with a local, discover the Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, The Modern Underground Home, The Serbian Underground Church, Exclusive look at a private claim in the opal fields. Dingo Fence, Moon plains and the Spectacular Breakaways. Overnight stay is at the Desert Cave Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Saturday 6th July 2024 - Coober Pedy – Port Augusta

Today we make our way to the seaside town of Port Augusta. Along the way we will visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden before arriving into our accommodation. Overnight stay The Standpipe Motor Inn - Port Augusta.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6– Tuesday 7th July 2024 Port Augusta - Mildura

This morning after breakfast we make our way through Crystal Brook to Burra for a tour of this historic township. The contrasting architecture reflecting Irish, English, Cornish and European influences is unique. From Burra we travel to Morgan, situated on the Murray River. Then we make our way to Mildura. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Mildura Inlander Resort.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Wednesday 8th July 2024 - Mildura – Home

Today we travel to Swan Hill for lunch, enjoy a two-course meal at the Swan Hill RSL. Travel the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca where we enjoy afternoon tea with time to reflect on our tour having seen some wonderful sights of South Australia’s Outback and Lake Eyre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Tour Terms and Conditions:

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas). For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide complimentary Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cover the costs involved the following cancellation fees apply. Notice given before the Balance date $25 per person Administration Fee and monies that have been paid on your behalf will not be refunded. After the Balance Date or once tour has departed No Refund will be given.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid.

The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return.

Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons.

Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES: Itineraries, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment. Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask your travel agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle a damages claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues.

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