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from Sydney, Broken Hill, Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs – 3, 4 up to 7 days with flights




New options now offered - Including Scenic flights over Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges,
Oodnadatta Track, Marree – most tours include William Creek, Coober Pedy, optional
Painted Desert Scenic flight, Alice Springs.



•   August 6-8 - Lake Eyre Tours & Flights from Alice Springs to Adelaide via Coober Pedy,
    (sleep underground) William Creek, Coward Springs, Old Ghan rail link, Oodnadatta Track,
    Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley to Adelaide - 3 days/ 2 nights.

•   August 9-12 - Lake Eyre Tours & Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs - Includes
    flights over Lake Eyre, see the Old Ghan rail, Oodnadatta Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley
    - 4 days/ 3 nights. Connection options to Sydney (Ghan / Indian Pacific Railway) or
    Melbourne

•   September 14-16 - Lake Eyre Tours & Flights from Alice Springs to Adelaide via
    Coober Pedy, (sleep underground) William Creek, Coward Springs, Old Ghan rail link,
    Oodnadatta Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley to Adelaide - 3 days/ 2 nights.

•   September 17-20 - Lake Eyre Tours & Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs -
    Includes flights over Lake Eyre, see the Old Ghan rail, Oodnadatta Track, Marree, Leigh
    Creek, Copley - 4 days/ 3 nights. Connection options to Sydney (Ghan / Indian Pacific
    Railway) or Melbourne




See tour details following ….




Thank you

Richard O'Neill

Director
Spirit Safaris
See All Tours here - www.spiritsafaris.com/tours.htm




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Lake Eyre Tours & Flights -                               3 day tour

Option A - Southbound

Lake Eyre Tours & Flights         from Alice Springs to Adelaide – 3 days including Lake Eyre flight


Including Scenic flights over Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Marree, William Creek, Coober Pedy, optional
Painted Desert Scenic flight, ASK about other dates




From Alice Springs to Adelaide – 3 days / 2 nights
August 6-8 or September 14-16 - Lake Eyre Tours & Flights - Depart from Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre
– Includes Coober Pedy underground sleep and opal fields highlights, Oodnadatta Track, Marree, William Creek, Mutonia
Sculpture Park, Painted Desert flights option, Coward Springs hot springs oasis, travel via Flinders Ranges, flight over
Lake Eyre, arrives Adelaide late afternoon.

Day 1 – From Alice Springs, pickup from your accommodation for departure via Stuart Highway to South Australian
border via spectacular desert scenery and remote desert landscapes and bustling roadhouses of Australia’s main North
South connector. Arrive Coober Pedy for a hearty local meal before a comfortable underground sleep in our dug out
underground motel. L,D

Day 2 – After a hearty breakfast, we have a look at fascinating Coober Pedy. Option to visit an underground chapel,
and mining display to experience the life of the opal miners, and take a tour to the town lookout to view this
extraordinary landscape. We depart for the Oodnadatta Track via William Creek with its Woomera rockets museum
park, A Painted Desert flight option is available from here if pre-booked. We detour off the Oodnadatta Track to visit
Halligan Bay on the western shore of Lake Eyre National Park for lunch and bird & wildflower spotting. Travel the Old
Ghan Railway track via various old rail bridges and sidings from the Ghan hey days. We cross the path of the old
Overland Telegraph line and arrive Coward Springs (an old Ghan rail town) for an optional quick dip in the hot springs.




          Chambers Pillar                     William Creek sign               Sunset over the Simpson Desert

View Lake Eyre South from a high vantage point. About 40km from Marree we come across the Dog Fence - the longest
fence in the world. The 5,300km Dog Fence separates the cattle & sheep-growing areas in the south from the dingoes of
central Australia. We have a chuckle and wonder at the giant desert dog, hover bus and other desert sculptures of
Mutonia Sculpture Park. Travel on to Marree and check out the ancient mosque and Ghan history. Enjoy a tasty local
meal with campfire option. B,L,D



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Lake Eyre Tours & Flights -                              3 day tour - Continued




                                       Flinders Ranges - Wilpena Pound




Day 3 – From Marree we take a 1 1/2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre to view this vast area and understand the impact
of the recent floods. On return check out the Lake Eyre Yacht Club, Aboriginal museum, railway history, and the old
Afghan mosque built by the Ghan cameleers who serviced central Australia. We then head south to view the giant Leigh
Creek coal mine, and travel in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges via old Ghan railway towns of Beltana, Parachilna
and Brachina to Hawker and picturesque mountain landscapes to arrive Adelaide around 6pm. B,L

Tour Inclusions


    •   Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
    •   Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre
    •   Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
    •   Delicious meals, including vegetarian.
    •   Underground accommodation Coober Pedy.
    •   National Park entry and accommodation fees, hotel pickups
    •   Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.




                                                                      Lake Eyre Tours
                                                          Call Spirit Safaris now to book this once in a lifetime
                                                        experience in these amazing places in Outback Australia.

                                                         3 day Tour including Lake Eyre flight, meals, 4WD transport,
                                                                comfy motel style accommodation – A$1,950
                                                                  Tour Code ACE Single Supplement $160
                                                                      August 6-8 or September 14-16


                                                                     Book Now Call 1300 763 188
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Option B - Northbound

Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – 4 day tour
Adelaide to Alice Springs – 4 days including Lake Eyre flight




From Adelaide via Lake Eyre Flights to Alice Springs – 4 days / 3 nights
August 9-12 - September 17-20 Lake Eyre Tours & Flights - Depart from Adelaide return to Alice Springs via
Lake Eyre – Includes Oodnadatta Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, travel via Flinders Ranges, flight over Lake Eyre.

Day 1 - From Adelaide pickup 8 am from airport or your accommodation for departure via spectacular mountain scenery
adjacent the Flinders Ranges. Travel through rural SA and enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and a morning
and afternoon teas with local hospitality. Travel via historic Beltana, Parachilna and Brachina before arrival at our
cosy overnight stop at Copley and tasty meal at the local. L, D




          Chambers Pillar                      William Creek sign                Sunset over the Simpson Desert




Day 2 – Travel on to Marree and check out the ancient mosque and Ghan railway history. From here we take a 1
1/2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. After our flight, we visit the shores of Lake Eyre and connect with the wonder of
the bird and plant life revitalise by recent flooding rains. Overnight Marree. B,L,D

Day 3 – Today we travel the Oodnadatta Track following the Old Ghan Railway via various old rail bridges and sidings
from the Ghan hey days. We arrive Coward Springs (an old Ghan rail town) for an optional quick dip in the hot springs
and cross the path of the old Overland Telegraph line. We detour off the Oodnadatta Track to visit Halligan Bay on the
western shore of Lake Eyre National Park for lunch and bird & wildflower spotting. At William Creek an optional Painted
Desert flight is available and enjoy the collection of "space junk" collected from the Woomera Rocket range. This
afternoon we enter the moonscape of the world’s largest opal mining town of Coober Pedy and enjoy a local restaurant
meal, and a cosy underground bed dug in the earth the opal mining way. B,L,D

Day 4 - Visit Coober Pedy's underground museum of opal mining, before Stuart Highway desert travel & salt lakes lets you
appreciate the remote and vast outback. Witness modern "oasis" outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great
Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and south. Arrive Alice Springs for overnight. Tour ends approx 6 pm. B,L




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Lake Eyre Tours & Flights – 4 day
Adelaide to Alice Springs – 4 days including Lake Eyre flight




                                       Flinders Ranges - Wilpena Pound



You can continue with us and join our Devils Marbles & Darwin tour or stay in Alice and see more such as Royal Flying
Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, art galleries, Air
or Transport Museum or flights home or OPTIONAL DAY TRIPS to Chambers Pillar & Rainbow Valley or Palm
Valley and Hermannsburg, or Uluru (Ayers Rock).


Tour Inclusions


    •   Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
    •   Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre
    •   Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
    •   Delicious meals, including vegetarian
    •   Underground accommodation in Coober Pedy.
    •   All National Park entry and accommodation fees, hotel pickups
    •   Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
    •   You - and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine




                                                                         Lake Eyre Tours
                                                       4 days / 3 night Tour including Lake Eyre flight, all meals
                                                       except in Coober Pedy (own cost), 4WD transport, comfy
                                                            motel accommodation Tour Code AAA $2,280
                                                                        Single Supplement $240

                                                                     August 9-12 OR September 17-20


                                                                     Book Now Call 1300 763 188

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