Sydney to Adelaide Tours this Summer Overland
Day 1 – Great Dividing Range & Murrumbidgee River
Depart from Sydney travelling via Canberra, over the Great Dividing Range to Wagga Wagga, and on to Hay on the edge of the Murrumbidgee River, and in the Heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. Learn about Australia’s food bowl, the Murray-Darling Basin which is your start to the Sydney to Adelaide tours this summer.
Day 2 – Lake Mungo
Visit the Shearers Hall of Fame in Hay and learn of the rich life in the wool industry in early NSW. We travel the western plains to enter the areas of the ancient lake of the Murray River to Mungo National Park. Enjoy the sunset over Lake Mungo as we relax with the local kangaroos at our camp or photograph some great sunset shots over the lake.
Mungo National Park
Mungo National Park is a part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, a chain of dried-out lakes that were once strung between Willandra Creek and the main channel of the Lachlan River in Outback NSW. These dunes, of mud and sand, are continually eroding by wind and water. Left behind is a fragile landscape of crinkled, fluted outcrops and shifting sand, which changes colour from a daytime khaki to the vibrant yellows, oranges, and deep wine reds of sunset.
Day 3 – The Darling River
After lunch, sunset we head for Menindee lake via Pooncarie, following Australia largest river, the Darling. These lakes are now filling with water from recent rains and attracting amazing birdlife and new plant life as the desert blossoms. We enter the Kinchega National Park, home of the Menindee Lakes and enjoy some great photos opportunities of this unique environment. Afternoon arrives Broken Hill for local sites, art centres and Silverton at sunset.
Day 4 – View of Flinders Ranges
Depart Broken Hill to visit the Sculptures in the Desert display before we cross the border into South Australia. We travel saltbush desert areas then wheat and wool country via historic Burra, and on to the remote rural and railway junction town of Peterborough. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges before an optional sunset scenic flight over Wilpena Pound before some great outback hospitality and a hearty meal in the Wilpena Pound Resort.
Day 5 – Barossa Valley
Take an optional early morning flight or enjoy a walk in Wilpena Pound with the magnificent River Red Gums and scenic Flinders Ranges. Visit stunning Aboriginal rock art before we travel via ranges scenery to Barossa Valley for wine tasting in this picturesque area. Enjoy tasty treats at local vineyards before overnight in the Barossa Valley.
Day 6- Beltana, Parachilna and Brachina
Travel on via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Flinders Ranges. Travel and enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and a morning and afternoon teas with local hospitality. Visit historic Beltana, Parachilna and Brachina before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek.
Day 7 – Lake Eyre National Park
Arrive in 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. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre National Park and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains. We visit a permanent water hole by Muloorina Station, a favourite spot for birds and birdwatchers. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire.
Day 8 – Brachina Gorge & Adelaide wineries
Today we view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine and return travel in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges via old Ghan railway towns. Visit Brachina Gorge and picturesque mountain landscapes to arrive in Adelaide late afternoon. In Adelaide, you are in easy access to visit the Pandas, and numerous wineries tours of Hahndorf are in easy reach and visit a pub to conclude your Sydney to Adelaide tours this summer.
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