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12 Day Simpson Desert Crossing

Extraordinary scenery, true isolation and real adventure - the Simpson Desert is at the top of the bucket list for 4WD and adventure enthusiasts alike.

[Picture: Red Sandhills of the Simpson Desert]

Highlights: 

  • Tibooburra - the most remote town in NSW
  • Cameron Corner & the Dingo Fence
  • Strzelecki, Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks
  • Innamincka and Cooper Creek (optional cruise)
  • Cordillo Downs Woolshed
  • Two night stay at Birdsville 
  • Three nights desert camping 
  • Swim at Dalhousie Hot Springs
  • Ovenight stay at Mt. Dare Hotel 
  • Coober Pedy opal mining town
  • Enjoy a cool drink at William Creek hotel
  • Farina Historic Ruins
  • Flinders Ranges and Rawnsley Park Station
  • Hawker and Orroroo
  • Optional scenic flights over Lake Eyre and Wilpena Pound

For thousands of years the Simpson Desert has been known as a remote and challenging place. Recognised as one of the world’s greatest 4WD journeys, the first motorised crossing was only completed about 50 years ago. 

The area can be harsh, yet it abounds with wildlife! The desert landscape is made up of 11 different landforms which can vary considerably from year to year. Unpredictable rainfall makes it hard to predict whether the landscapes will be gleaming red sands or amass with wildflowers of all colours - but both versions of the Simpson Desert are awe-inspiring!

To add to the challenge on the August 2018 departure, we traverse the desert from east to west (the most difficult way due to the shape of the dunes).  We have been travelling across the Simpson Desert for over 20 years now, and each year we look forward to the new adventures we will find there. But always we look forward to camping under skies filled with stars like you have never seen before, sharing a glass of red in the glow of a desert campfire,before discovering what lies beyond the next dune.

We consider the journey to be an emotional and awe inspiring experience, and are confident you will too!

Price:

Valid 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019:

Passengers:                Single Fare:  $7,995pp                 Twin Share:  $7,660pp                
Child Fare:                  Passenger:   $3,830pp                 Tag-along:     $2,100pp            
Tag-alongs:                 Single Fare:  $4,600pp                 Twin Share:  $4,200pp   

Please note: 'Tag-alongs' refer to participants who wish to travel in their own vehicle - as in all our tours, Tag-along participants get all the same inclusions as our passengers - including accommodation, meals, tours, entry fees etc - only available once we have a confirmed departure.

Early bird special available on bookings made before 15th November

Departs:

9th May 2018, 13th August 2018

Inclusions:

Meals as indicated in the itinerary, morning tea each day, 8 nights accommodation, 3 nights camping, entry fees, transfers from your Broken Hill accommodation, travel in fully equipped 4wd vehicles. Passengers will also be provided with camping gear. Both passengers and tag-alongs will be provided with a comprehensive packing list at time of booking.

Optional: 

2 hour Cooper Creek cruise ex Innamincka, flights over Lake Eyre, Coognie Lakes or Simpson Desert's 'Big Red' ex Birdsville, Wilpena Pound scenic flight ex Rawnsley Park (all subject to availability)

If you are joining us on an outback holiday and would like further information about Broken Hill accommodation venues that we recommend or what the Broken Hill weather should be like during your visit please click on our Links page or our FAQ page.

For more great ideas on things to do and places to go in the Australian Outback, check out the Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia websites.