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Broken Hill and Birdsville Tour

11 Day Tour to Some of Australia’s Most Iconic Outback Towns

Broken Hill and Birdsville Tour

11 Day Tour to Some of Australia’s Most Iconic Outback Towns

Broken Hill and Birdsville Tour

11 Day Tour to Some of Australia’s Most Iconic Outback Towns
Birdsville Tour to the Birdsville Races
The Birdsville Races are an iconic event taking place at the Birdsville Track only once a year. Also known as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback.

Join us on our Birdsville Tour to the biggest Australian Outback Carnival and a great journey of getting there and back again passing through amazing and iconic Outback Towns.

 

Tibooburra on route to Birdsville
Tour to Broken Hill and the surrounding areas for two full days including a trip to the famous township of Silverton which is popular with filmmakers from around the world.

Overnight at Tibooburra and Innamincka but not without a stop at Camerons Corner where you can stand in three states at once.

Our Birdsville Tour finishes with a beautiful night at Clare Valley.
Cruise on the Cooper Creek on of the greatest inland creeks. Enjoy a glass of champagne with nibbles overlooking the sunset at the waterhole before dining at the Innamincka Hotel.

Enjoy an overnight stop in Clare Valley and finish our iconic tour with a tour at Sevenhill Winery and a tasty lunch platter at Reillys Cellar Door.

 

Birdsville Tour Highlights & Inclusions

  • Pickup from Adelaide City Hotel
  • All Meals from Morning Tea Day 1 until Lunch Day 11 (exclusive 1x Lunch Day 8 at Birdsville)
  • Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
  • 3x Nights Broken Hill Motel/Hotel
  • 1x Night Tibooburra Family Hotel
  • 1x Night Innamincka Trading Post
  • 3x Nights Birdsville Tent City (stretcher beds, pillow, duna, chair provided)
  • 1x Night Marree Hotel
  • 1x Night Clare Valley Motel
  • Burra Town Tour
  • Broken Hill
  • Synagogue Museum
  • Living Desert Sculptures
  • Silver City Mint & Art Gallery
  • Miners Memorial
  • Pro Art Gallery
  • Day Dream Mine Tour
  • Silverton Goal Museum
  • Silverton Hotel and Gallery
  • Mundi Mundi Lookout
Broken Hill Tour with the Living Sculpture Park
Birdsville Tour in small groups
  • Milparinka
  • Tibooburra
  • Innamincka
  • Coopers Creek Sunset Cruise
  • Cameron’s Corner
  • Birdsville
  • Souvenir Birdsville Medallion for daily entry to the race track
  • Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent
  • Big Red Sand Dune (Simpson Desert)
  • Diamantina River
  • Shuttle Bus Token to the Race Track
  • Maree Hotel and Sightseeing
  • Hawker
  • Clare Valley
  • Sevenhill Winery
  • Reillys Cellar Door Gourmet Lunch
  • Fully Guided Activities
  • Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Adelaide Airport
Birdsville Tour departs from Adelaide, Broken Hill Sightseeing includes Silverton and the Daydream Mine Day 1 to 3
Day 1 Depart your Adelaide accommodation by 8am and let us take you on a tour filled with wonder and delights of Broken Hill and the excitement of the iconic Birdsville Races. Our journey takes us through the mid North of South Australia to the historic town of Burra. Hear all about the great copper mining history and tales of locals long ago departed. A visit to the local gaol and mine site gives you a fantastic insight of Burra town.

After lunch we travel along the Barrier Highway stopping in Yunta for a break before crossing the border to New South Wales at Cockburn and arriving in Broken Hill not long after. Referred to as “The Silver City”, the “Oasis of the West”, and the Capital of the Outback”, Broken Hill was one of NSW wealthiest cities in its heyday when silver, lead and zinc were discovered. Surrounded by semi-desert the town offers a number of attractions which we will explore over the next couple of days. Lunch, Dinner, Broken Hill overnight

Day 2 After breakfast we start a tour of the unique historic Silver City. We will see some of the original houses, also well-presented parks and gardens, beautiful kept churches and historic buildings. Visit the Synagogue Museum which was the first synagogue built outside the Sydney Metropolitan area. It now houses a large collection of Judaica, photographs and artefacts. The many different exhibits give visitors a feel of what Jewish life was like.

Broken Hill is becoming famous for art and will show you a couple of must see attractions. The Pro Hart Gallery is home to an iconic collection of the late artist’s work.  From paintings and sketches of life in the outback to some extraordinary sculptures and a Rolls Royce collection, the gallery has it all. We head off to the Silver City Mint and Art Centre where we visit the ‘Big Picture,’ painted by artist Peter Anderson. This is the world’s largest acrylic painting on canvas, measuring 100m x 12m and is a truly amazing panorama of Broken Hill and its history. We finish the day with the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial on the edge of a mullock heap overlooking the township before dinner and a peaceful night. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Broken Hill overnight

Day 3 This morning we travel to the Daydream Mine situated in the heart of the Barrier Rangers. Take a Surface Tour, and then head underground reliving how the Cornish and Welsh miners did their daily work. Our tour then takes us to the little town of Silverton. Once a thriving community of more than 1700, it is now virtually a ghost town. Today the town is popular with both filmmakers and tourists and we explore fabulous art galleries and the Silverton Goal Museum.  Enjoy a cool drink at the historic Silverton Hotel and watch the endless horizons at Mundi Mundi lookout before heading back towards Broken Hill.

Our final visit for the day will be the fascinating Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium situated high above the saltbush-studded plains with magnificent views as far as the eye can see. Artists from around the world have created twelve sandstone sculptures back in 1993 which are now a permanent feature of the Living Desert Reserve. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Broken Hill overnight

Leaving the Highway and Touring to Tibooburra, Camerons Corner and Innamincka Day 4 to 5
Day 4 This morning we head north along the Silver City Highway stopping for refreshments at packsaddle Roadhouse. Then onto Milparinka, where we will visit some of the old colonial buildings. The old police cells and barracks have been restored and we had better be on our best behaviour. After a well earned drink at the Milparinka Hotel its onto our resting spot for the night at Tibooburra, We stay and dine at the Family Hotel where you should not miss the murals of the living art gallery in the bar. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Tibooburra overnight

Day 5 Departing Tibooburra and heading west into Corner Country through Sturt National Park, which has an enormous arid landscape from rolling sand dunes, flat top mesas and granite tors. We continue onto Camerons Corner where you can stand in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia all at once. No visit to the area is complete without dropping into the Corner Store. The Strzelecki Track named after Sir Pawel Edmund Strzelecki leads us into the township of Innamincka and our accommodation for the night at the Trading Post. One of the greatest inland creeks runs alongside Innamincka through what is known as channel country. A sunset cruise on the Cooper Creek with champagne and nibbles is a terrific way to see this country. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Innamincka overnight

Arrival in Birdsville, Enjoy the Birdsville Cup, Musical Entertainment and Big Red, the Edge of the Simpson Desert Day 6 to 8
Day 6 Whether it is the Birdsville Races, the boxing, the big red sand hills of the Simpson Desert or the atmosphere that draws us to Birdsville, this iconic town has truly made a mark in Australian history. Our day takes us north and the excitement grows as we near Birdsville, located on the banks of the Diamantina River. Arrive mid-afternoon and settle in for a legendary event you will never forget. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. Explore the local sights of Birdsville including the famous Birdsville Hotel, the historic hospital, the Wirrarri Visitor Information Centre, browse the market stalls or enjoy the festivities in the main street. We will meet back for a delicious cooked dinner at our campground. No need to go to bed yet, there is plenty of entertainment around the area including bands, buskers and fundraising events making this an unbelievably fantastic Outback Festival for up to 7000 people. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Birdsville Tent City overnight

Day 7 After breakfast we will drive west out of town to the outskirts of Big Red, the first of many sand dunes when crossing the desert land between Birdsville and Alice Springs. “Big Red” stands a massive 36.5m above sea level and is part of the Simpson Desert, the largest sand dune desert in the world. Climb up to the top for some magnificent desert views before we visit Burke & Wills marked tree on the Diamantina River. We travel back to Birdsville and tantalise our tastebuds at the Birdsville Bakery for lunch. Try a Curry Camel Pie, Lamb Shank Pie or the traditional Beef Pie. Birdsville comes alive and the population of about 100 swells to several thousands. The races will start in the afternoon, put on your best flip-flops and shorts and head to the Birdsville Track, one of four tracks in Queensland that run anti-clockwise. Tonight we head over to the iconic Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent and watch all-comers taking on a troupe of boxers which have been travelling Australia for over four generations. This has become a highlight not to be missed. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Birdsville Tent City overnight

Day 8 Today is the day, the 2017 Birdsville Cup. The XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup, which is said to be the Melbourne Cup of the Outback and the event everyone has been waiting for. Start the morning with a hearty cooked breakfast served at our campsite and get ready for a day of first class Horse racing, premium hospitality and great enterteinment. Jump on the shuttle bus and head out to the racetrack and join in the action! It is a big day at the Races with several races on the program. if you need a break from racing, wander around the market stalls where you will find arts and crafts, clothes, leather goods and souvenirs. But don’t forget to back up your favourite horse and cheers as loud as you can at the 1 mile Birdsville Cup. after the last race, catch the shuttle bus back into town and freshen up for the Monster Auction of collectables, memorabilia, vouchers and so much more. All money raised is donated to the Royal flying Doctor Service. After dinner you may wish to enjoy the show at the Birdsville Shire Hall (dress codes apply) or join the unforgettable atmosphere of the Birdsville Pub as the night rolls on. Breakfast and Dinner, Birdsville Tent City overnight

Birdsville Tour travelling through Marree and Clare Valley Day 9 to 11
Day 9 The Birdsville Races are done and it’s time to count your winnings or plan your budget. Therefor we head off south down the Birdsville Track following the spectacular Diamantina River system through pastoral lease stations of Pandie Pandie and Mungerannie station’s. We continue onto Marree where you can sit back and relax at the Marree Hotel. Furthermore wander to the town square and discover the stories of the Great Northern Express or hear about old Tom Kruse the outback posty. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Marree Hotel overnight

Day 10 After a week out amongst the largest sandy desert in the world, it is time to say goodbye to some truly remote and amazing country. Our journey takes us south through the country towns of Hawker, Eurelia, Orroroo and Jamestown, home to the iconic man R.M.Williams.  Our final destination is one of the oldest wine regions of Australia, Clare Valley, which is also the Riesling capital of Australia. But the Clare Valley is not just about Riesling. It is also about organic lamb, free range chicken, wood fired bread, extra virgin olive oil, Shiraz and rich in history. Enjoy a beautiful final night dinner and an overnight stay in Clare. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Clare Valley Motel overnight

Day 11 Wake up in the heart of Clare Valley surrounded by beautiful old wines and warm hospitality. After breakfast we make our way to Sevenhill, the first winery in Clare Valley. Join a tour of the underground cellar, old-vine vineyards, St. Ignatius and St Aloysius’ Church with its crypt. For lunch we take you to Reillys Cellar Door, enjoy the delicious gourmet platters and a wine tasting. Packed with amazing memories we drive back to Adelaide and arrive around 4.30 pm. Breakfast, Lunch

I have travelled with this company FIVE times , and each trip has been a fabulous experience. Mostly I travelled with my sister, once with my daughter and once with a young friend. Each time my companions also greatly enjoyed the trips and thanked me for their great holiday. Who would travel 5x, if they did not have a wonderful time and delicious fresh food ? and very good value for their money ? Ursula Ursula, Tripadvisor

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