This tour offers a real Outback experiences, travelling with an Australia Post contractor, delivering mail to the historic outback towns of Oodnadatta and William Creek as well as 5 remote cattle stations, including the world’s largest, “Anna Creek Station”. The tour travels over diverse country, including gibber plains, red sand hills, and the old ancient inland seabed and crosses through the world’s longest man-made structure, the Dingo fence.
The tours stops to see relics of the old Ghan Railway Line while travelling the famous Oodnadatta track. This track follows the old Aboriginal trade route through mound springs country and in the footsteps of explorers like John McDouall Stuart, Ernest William Giles as well as following the historic Overland Telegraph Line.
Learn about Lake Eyre and the Great Artesian Basin, the arid land pastoral industry, the famous Afghan camel drivers, outback fauna and flora, aboriginal heritage and early pioneers of the area.
At Oodnadatta there’s time to stop at the famous Pink Roadhouse giving you a enough time for a meal as well as enough time to explore the town and visit the Railway Museum. This outpost became a thriving town when the railway reached there in 1891. Famous for its teams of Afghan cameleers who loaded mail, freight and travellers for transportation further north to places like Alice Springs.
At William Creek you can have a drink and a meal at the unique outback-bush pub as well as investigating the memorabilia from the railway days and rockets from the days of Woomera rocket range in the heritage park. This once important railway town is known for having Australia’s first solar powered telephone and where the town’s population is smaller than its nearest neighbour, Anna Creek Cattle Station.
Below price valid between 01 April 2016 and 31 March 2017
|Includes:||Touring and return transfers|
|Departs:||09.00am - Monday and Thursday (except public holidays)|
Booking Code: OBMAIL