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Albury NSW 2640
Departing August 21, 2017
Byron Bay - Steep Point
This is a self catered, tag-a-long camping tour.
Our 32 day Transcontinental takes us from Cape Byron on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, across the very heart of the country to Steep Point, a rocky coastline on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The first day we head west over the Great Dividing Range, through dense rainforest and fertile pastoral lands.
The populated areas and busy highways soon give way to open grassland plains and bush roads. You will get the chance to taste date wine and check out mud springs and beam pumps. Visit Burke & Will’s Dig Tree and Haddon Corner as we travel through the Strzelecki Desert enroute to Birdsville where we stop for a day’s rest, (or we can keep you busy.) We then head north to Boulia and across the Plenty highway (the northern fringes of the Simpson Desert.) If the season has been good, there could be a carpet of colourful wildflowers covering the countryside. Keep an eye out for camels; there are plenty out there!
Spend four nights in Alice Springs. Refreshed again, we start out along the western end of the McDonald Ranges, through Aboriginal communities, and on tracks created by Len Beadell across the Gibson Desert. The countryside is a mixture of red sand dunes and spinifex, mountains, gibber plains and salt lakes. We cross the lonely stock route established by Alfred Canning, travel through the Great Sandy Desert to Marble Bar. We are back into civilisation at Mt Newman, time for grocery shopping, and a mine tour of Mt Whaleback.
Our journey then continues through cattle stations to Mt Augustus, the world’s largest monocline that dwarfs even Ayers Rock, then through the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The views over Shark Bay are breathtaking as we visit stromatolites, Leaving the vans at Hamelin station we depart early on our last journey through a low forest of banksias and mallee trees, and onto the sandy tracks that will lead us out to our final destination of Steep Point. The tour finishes back at Hamelin station.
This tour requires a 4WD with high/low transfer case and dirt road compatible caravan/camper.
Included in tour fees