Itinerary

The following is just a brief itinerary to give you an idea of what we will be doing and where we will be going. Once signed up, you will be sent a detailed itinerary of the trip.

Day 1 - Sydney to Burke

We have a few kilometres to cover today. We travel through great country towns like Mudgee, Dubbo and Nyngan before arriving in Burke. Tonight we will head into town for a relaxed meal together.

Day 2 - Burke to Quilpie

We travel through Cunnamulla and then head off the beaten track to Toompine. This place has a population of 4 (last count) and a great pub. It's then on to Quilpie. Tonight we will take part in the Street Party. Hopefully someone from our group can enter and win one of the novelty events of the evening.

Day 3 - Quilpie to Windorah

After a relatively short drive today we arrive in Windorah. Relax and watch as the town transforms. The afternoon will be spent out on the Cooper Creek, chatting relaxing and looking at the birdlife. Tonight we will be a part of the International Yabbie Races. Lets put a syndicate together a buy the fastest yabbie we can find. This is a great night, with people coming from all over the area for a real party. I think this is a real highlight.

Day 4 - Windorah to Birdsville

The excitement grows as we head for Birdsville today. The outback festival we are all keen to be a part of. Have a stroll around Birdsville, get to know the place that will be home for the next three days. There is plenty of entertainment around the area and some great things to see.

Day 5 - Birdsville

Today we will head 40 kms out of town to the edge of the Simpson Desert. Here we will find 'Big Red', one of the many sand dunes that cover the land between Birdsville and Alice Springs. Take the time to climb this magnificent landform. The races will be on in the afternoon so we can warm up for the cup the next day.

Day 6 - Birdsville

Today is the day. The Birdsville Cup. Have a relaxed morning looking around Birdsville. We can head out to look at the cemetry and the waddi trees. Let's back a winner today, or just enjoy the festivities of this unique outback experience. Tonight is a great night in town. Head to the pub or Brophy's tent for the auction.

Day 7 - Birdsville to Innamincka

Today we head towards Innamincka. We head down the Birdsville track for a bit before taking a left onto a real bush track. This is one of my favourite Outback routes. It takes us through walkers crossing (weather permitting). Tonight is a real treat, Sunday Roast at Innamincka pub. This is a meal that most locals don't miss, and it is great to be a part of it.

Day 8 - Innamincka

Today we will look at the tragic story of Burke and Wills. We head out to Burke's grave where he was found and then further out to the infamous 'dig tree'. We will also have a look at some Aboriginal etchings from the very people who probably could have saved Burke and Wills. Tonight we will relax at camp around a fire along the banks of the Cooper Creek.

Day 9 - Innamincka to Tibooburra

Today we venture through corner country. We head down the Old Strzelecki track to Cameron Corner, where South Australia, NSW and Queensland all meet. Here we will also see, and go through the Dog fence. Tonight we will be in another great outback town.

Day 10 - Tibooburra to Broken Hill

It is a leisurely day today as we head to Broken Hill. On the way we will stop at historical Milparinka; now more of a ghost town, but a thriving place in it's day. The afternoon will be spent exploring Silverton, the famous town where Mad Max was filmed.

Day 11 - Broken Hill to Cobar

Today we head out towards Menindee Lakes to have a look at this massive inland water course. We will spend time at some great vantage points to take in this amazing place. From there, we take another great outback track up the Darling River before turning east to Cobar. Tonight we will celebrate our trip, as it is our final night together. We will head out for dinner and enjoy each others company as we reminisce our great time together.

Day 12 - Mount Hope to Sydney

From Cobar we head down through Temora and Yass on our way back to Sydney.