Pickup and drop off for all tours is available from your accommodation.
Providing many photo opportunities, two lookout points highlight the open spaces and colourful environment, with outstanding views of the locally named “Castle” or “Salt & Pepper.” This outcrop has been used in a number of films and advertisements, while Panorama Hill situated in the middle, features in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Ground Zero. As the day goes by, the passing of the sun changes the desert colours, creating photogenic scenes that appear surreal.
The 70km round trip back to Coober Pedy takes you east along the hills to the dog fence. This 2m high wire barrier stretches for over 5,300km across three States, to protect the sheep country in the south from the native dog, the Dingo. The desert-like moonscape along the fence, with its fossilised shells, grey, soft clay dirt and cracks that appear to be bottomless, has been nicknamed the “moon plain”.
Check out this 360degree Panorama of the painted desert. Click here to view
Flights include 1 hour Lake Eyre
2 hour Lake Eyre, Cooper River and Painted Hills
(for more on flights see the link to Wrights Air)
There is nothing small about this tour, first we cross the longest man made structure in the world then onto the largest cattle station in the world (Anna Creek Station) past the lake with the longest place name in Australia (Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, Cadi for short) then to the Largest salt lake in Australia (Lake Eyre), after visiting the lake we return via William Creek (the smallest town in Australia) stopping at the famous William Creek pub to wash away some dust. Haligan Bay is the only accessible point by road (track) to the western side of Lake Eyre, The track is not easy but it is the only way to get to the lake other than by Air.
From Coober Pedy we travel across the Moon plains and cattle country to Oodnadatta, after lunch at the Pink Roadhouse we head north through some great country to Delhousie hot springs for the 1st night camp. Day 2, We head out toward the Simpson Desert following the footsteps of early pioneers, a brief stop at Purnie Bore then into the Simpson Desert following the French Line over many (many) sand dunes to the Collison Track for a well earned lunch break. We head south from here to the WAA line and Rig road heading back west to Purnie Bore then onto Delhousie springs (you will enjoy the dip in the hot spring) for the 2nd night camp. Day 3 we return to Coober Pedy Via Oodnadatta and the beautiful Painted Desert.
This tour is fully catered and all camping gear is supplied