Itinerary Alice Springs – Adelaide
(Subject to change)
It is recommended that the participants arrive in good time before departure to sleep off a possible jet lag and to adapt to the local climate.
The first day of your adventure tour is dedicated to the necessary preparations. The first step is to pick up the rental vehicles in the morning. Step two is doing the shopping for 14 days, loading cars, and test driving them.
Day 2 to day 5
We leave Alice Springs and the paved roads to dedicate ourselves to a beautiful desert crossing, the Simpson Desert with the FrenchLine and the more than 500 dunes that will come to us. However, we first drive to Chambers Pillar, an exceptional mood of nature. We continue to Finke, a place of indigenous people, at times along the old Gan railway line, the former railway connection from Alice Springs to Adelaide. Today it is the famous desert race track from Finke to Alice Springs, where once a year, there is a real race for all-terrain vehicles of all kinds. From here, it goes on to Dalhousie Spring. It remains to be seen whether the dip in the water will be refreshing. The temperature is around 36 ° C. The shower at the campsite there is refreshing. From Dalhousie Springs, it goes towards Birdsville via Poeppel Corner, the place where three states come together: the Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia. Let’s see the highest navigable dune; the Big Red goes straight out of the Simpson Desert and into the much-vaunted Birdsville. If you want, you can embark on a sightseeing flight over the northern part of Lake Eyre and the uniquely beautiful Channel Country.
Day 6 to Day 10
The next challenge is the Birdsville Track in the direction of Marree, whereby we crosse the Cooper Creek. If he carries water, a detour of 60 km is necessary and the translation on an improvised ferry. In Marree, there is the possibility for another sightseeing flight over the southern part of Lake Eyre. Our route continues through dark red gorges, past historically interesting settlements, and River Red Gum-covered river beds of the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound. The last day should arrive in Adelaide in the late afternoon.
Day 11 final day
Vehicle return and preparation for the onward journey.