Central Australia Tour - June / July 2014

Central Australia (The Red Centre) Tour June / July 2014

At the December Club Meeting I proposed a trip to the Red Centre Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and lots more amazing places from 23 June (last week of Term 2) to 18 July (end of first week of Term 3) 2014.

In brief, the plan is;

Day 1 - Monday 23 June - Sydney to Nyngan
Day 2 - Tuesday 24 June - Nyngan to Tibooburra
Day 3 - Wednesday 25 June - Tibooburra to Lyndhurst via Cameron Corner on the Strzelecki Track
Day 4 - Thursday 26 June - Lyndhurst to William Creek on the Oodnadatta Track
Day 5 - Friday 27 June - William Creek to Mt Sarah (bush camp) via Oodnadatta
Day 6 - Saturday 28 June - Mt Sarah to Dalhousie Springs (to swim in the hot artesian lakes)
Day 7 - Sunday 29 June - Dalhousie Springs to Mt Dare
Day 8 - Monday 30 June - Mt Dare to Chambers Pillar via Finke up the Old Ghan Track
Day 9 - Tuesday 1 July - Chambers Pillar to Erldunda on the Stuart Hwy
Day 10 - Wednesday 2 July - Erldunda to Yulara and Uluru (Ayers Rock sunset sightseeing)
If you have family that could fly in, they could join you at Yulara.
Day 11 - Thursday 3 July - Sightseeing around Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock & The Olgas)
Day 12 - Friday 4 July - Yulara to Watarrka (Kings Canyon)
Day 13 - Saturday 5 July - Sightseeing at Watarrka then drive to Glen Helen Gorge - McDonnell Ranges via the Red Centre Way
Day 14 - Sunday 6 July - Glen Helen Gorge to Alice Springs via Ormiston Gorge, Serpentine Gorge, Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap
Day 15 - Monday 7 July - Lay Day / Sightseeing around Alice Springs
If you had family that flew in to Yulara, they could fly home from Alice Springs.

Return to Sydney the SHORT Way
Day 15 - Monday 7 July Some may choose to return direct to Sydney on the bitumen;
Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Mildura, Wagga Wagga 2773km
Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Broken Hill, Cobar 2784km
Either way 5 days or so depending on driving style. Total = 19 or 20 Days. Home by Friday 11 July.
Total Distance Sydney to Sydney = 6758 km via Mildura, or 6769 km via Broken Hill.

Return to Sydney the LONG (better) Way
Day 16 - Tuesday 8 July - Morning resupply for rest of trip then drive from Alice Springs to The Gemtree on the Plenty Hwy
Day 17 - Wednesday 9 July - The Gemtree to Tobermorey Station on the Qld Border
Day 18 - Thursday 10 July - Tobermorey Station to Boulia
Day 19 - Friday 11 July - Boulia to Bedourie
Day 20 - Saturday 12 July - Lay day in Bedourie for the Camel Races
Day 21 - Sunday 13 July - Bedourie to Birdsville and a trip out to Big Red
Day 22 - Monday 14 July - Birdsville to Innaminka via the Birdsville Track and Walkers Crossing Track
Day 23 - Tuesday 15 July - Innaminka to Tibooburra via Nappa Merrie and Burke & Wills Dig Tree
Day 24 - Wednesday 16 July - Tibooburra to Silverton via Milparinka and Broken Hill
Day 25 - Thursday 17 July - Sightseeing at Silverton then drive to Cobar via Wilcannia
Day 26 Friday 18 July - Cobar to Sydney

Total Distance Sydney to Sydney = 

Note, if you do not wish to travel back all the way via Silverton, it would be possible to travel home more directly from Birdsville via Windorah & Charleville, or Tibooburra via Bourke. This would see you back in Sydney two or three days earlier.

Please post up below if you would like to come, or if you are thinking about it. I will generate a Definites and a Maybes list. If you would like more information or to discuss the trip, please PM me with your email address.
I can send an Itinerary with all the information, as I handed around at the December meeting.

To run the trip we need at least 3 cars, and I think up to 10 cars would be a great number!

Please consider over Christmas.


1 Me! DaveG - Registered

2 Redrubi 
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3 EddyG 
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4 Danny & Sharon 
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5 JohnC 
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Hunno - Registered
7 RichardH - Registered


MarcL - who may be meeting us somewhere along the way, possibly Birdsville.

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