Things to do in Coober Pedy

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7-Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

1. 7-Day Coober Pedy, Lake Eyre & Flinders Ranges 4WD Tour

DAY 1: Follow the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf, stopping at historical coastal towns. Learn our rich maritime history and take a walk down the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Germain. See the Southern Flinders Ranges, 600 million year old mountain peaks with spectacular views over this incredible landscape. Stroll around the award winning Wadlata Outback Centre at Pt Augusta. DAY 2: Travel up the Explorer Highway to Woomera visiting the old rocket range and Military Base. Take a break at the Lake Gairdner lookout to see this huge expanse of salt lakes. Visit Coober Pedy, the largest opal mining field in the world. Watch a magical sunset over the desert at KankuBreakaways Conservation Park before following the Dingo Fence back to Coober Pedy. DAY 3: Visit underground churches, opal shops and displays. Learn about the area on a guided mine tour. Cross the famous dingo fence, the longest man made structure in the world. Travel along the red sand hill tracks through Anna Creek station to William Creek. Enjoy an ice cold beer at the bar of this famous Outback Pub that has a rich history of stockman, camels and life in the bush. DAY 4: Continue our epic journey down the famous Oodnadatta Track, following the historic route of the Cameleers. This area has a rich history of Aboriginal culture and pioneering settlements. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the edge of Lake Eyre South National Park where Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record in 1964. Visit thermal springs that have been the life blood of this arid land for centuries. Visit the town of Maree and check out the old Afghan mosque and relics of our pioneering days. DAY 5: Venturing further east into the remote outback of Australia, we will cross ancient creek beds that meander out to Lake Frome. Visit Arkaroola Village and take in this world renowned area of stunning beauty. Take the exhilarating 4WD ridge top tour to the top of Mt Siller, or maybe a scenic flight over this breath taking land. DAY 6: Travel south along the top of Lake Frome. See the Red Sandhill country that holds thousands of years of sacred beliefs to the Adnyamathanha aboriginal people. Have lunch at the old copper mining town of Blinman, the highest town is SA. Journey through the ever-changing creek beds of Brachina Gorge, known as The Corridors Through Time. This is an area alive with wildlife and boasts a remarkable geological history including Ediacaran fossils. Enjoy the spectacular outback scenery. Wildlife including Kangaroos, Emus and Wedge-tailed Eagles are prolific in this rugged terrain. DAY 7: Spend a relaxing morning travelling back to Adelaide along the eastern side of the magnificent Flinders Ranges with its mighty red gum forests. Enjoy a break in the Clare Valley wine region. Optional extras on this tour: Lake Eyre & Painted Desert Scenic Flights, Arkaroola 4WD Ridge Top Tours, flights over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, and the night sky observatory.

Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

2. Australia: Alice Springs to Perth 15-Day Overland Tour

Spend 14 days touring around the undiscovered regions of Western and South Australia. Stay in an underground Coober Pedy hotel. Go on a scenic flight at lake Eyre. Speed around the Flinders range by jeep. Walk 40 meters above the forest on a treetop walk. Taste Australian wine in Margaret River. Begin your outback exploration in the Northern Territory. Depart from Alice Springs, the gateway to the Red Center. Cross red desert sands to the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, famous for its underground homes, on day 2. Escape from the heat as you spend the night in an underground hotel. Depart Coober Pedy on day 3 to arrive at the cattle station service town of Marree, famous for having Australia's first mosque. Continue on day 4 as you go to Akaroola in the Flinders Range, known for its bird wildlife and nature sanctuary. Leave the mountains and drive to Port Augusta on day 5. Enjoy Port Augusta and the views of the Spencer Gulf as you head to Port Lincoln on day 6. Appreciate this city on the lower Eyre Peninsula, known as the seafood capital of Australia. Depart from here on day 7 to go to the Nullarbor. Marvel at the flat, arid plain, which is home to the largest single exposure of limestone bedrock in the world. Head to the roadhouse community of Balladonia on day 8. Arrive at the goldfields coastal town of Esperance on day 9, and gaze at the white, sandy beaches. Go north to the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie on day 10. Spend day 11 in this town and experience the Golden Mile. Appreciate being near one of the world's richest goldfields. Travel to Hyden on day 12, which is home to the famous Wave Rock, a 15-meter granite cliff. Arrive in the port city of Albany on day 13 and enjoy beaches on the southern tip of Western Australia. Travel to Pemberton in the southwest of the state, in the Margaret River region, on day 14. Reach your final destination of Perth on day 15 to conclude your amazing adventure.

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