Itinerary

Day 1 (April 27)

We head out today from Sydney and travel through some great country before arriving in Bourke. Here we will meet our Tag a Long Passengers. A quick meet and great before heading out for a meal together to discuss our great outback adventure. Accommodation will be at Kidman's Camp just outside Bourke. It will be pretty early to bed, as we have an early start tomorrow.

Day 2 (April 28)

Today we get straight to the red dirt, as we head off towards the Queensland border. We will make it to Hungerford on the border for lunch, and have to head through the dog fence. After this, we head towards Noccundra. This is a beautiful place with only a pub for a residence. We will get ourselves a feed here tonight and enjoy a night with other travellers.

Day 3 (April 29)

We have very few kilometres to travel today as we make our way to Innamincka. We will stop at Nappa Maree Station to see the dig Tree before heading to Burke's grave. After setting up camp on the banks of the Cooper, we will get the fire going for one of the most beautiful campsites on our tour.

Day 4 (April 30)

Today we head down the Old Strezlecki Track before we jump onto the new Strezlecki track. This will take us to Lyndhurst, before we head North to Furina. This is an old abandoned railway town; there are lots of ruins here to explore before the sun goes down. This is a truly unique place to visit, and one which will be a highlight of your trip.

Day 5 (May 1)

It is up to Marree today before heading to Leigh Creek. Here we will head out to Lake Eyre to see where the water is up to. People will have the option to book a plane flight over lake Eyre (this will be at your own expense).

Day 6 (May2)

We will head up the Oodnadatta track today and arrive at Oodnadatta. This will be our last fuel stop until we have crossed the Simpson Desert. We will restock here and get a feel for the town. From here we will head right to the edge of the Simpson Desert, and camp at Dalhousie Springs. These are amazing thermal pools that are very hot. The best time to swim here is after dark and at daybreak - certainly an amazing experience.

Day 7 (May 3)

The main reason we are together is to cross the mighty Simpson Desert; today we begin. We creep our way into total isolation, as we begin crossing some of the thousands of dunes we will get over in the next 3 days. We will find a comfy place to camp at the end of the day and set up in the real outback.

Day 8 (May 4)

Today is tackling more of the desert. The dunes start to get a little bigger this day, and slightly more challenging. We will need to work together as a team, as we wind and bump our way over the desert. Tonight we will camp near Poppell's corner. This is the corner of Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Day 9 (May 5)

We begin our third day of isolation and remote travel. Today, with all going to plan, we will pop out on the other side of the desert. After getting across Eyre Creek and tackling Big Red (The largest of the sand dunes in the Simpson Desert), we will end up outside the Birdsville Pub. This is probably one of the most iconic pubs in Australia. After spending three days in the desert, a cool drink in this pub has you appreciating and reminiscing the times gone by. If the walls could talk in this place, you would hear the most amazing stories. Tonight we will stay in Birdsville, and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing place.

Day 10 (May 6)

Its off down the infamous Birdsville track today. This is one of the most dry, arid and isolated areas in the world. We will picture the stockman of years gone by, driving their cattle down this track to markets in the south. We will also spare a thought for Tom Kruise, the mailman of the Birdsville track. Tonight we will stay in Marree.

Day 11 (May 7)

Today we will wind our way through the magnificent Flinders Rangers. After seeing some great countryside, we will get back on the tar and make our way into Broken Hill. We will relax tonight as we have finished all our real outback driving.

Day 12 (May 8)

We will head towards Menindee Lakes this morning. After having a look at this amazing area, we will turn up the Darling river track and make our way to Cobar. This will be our final night together so we will head out to dinner to celbrate and discuss our amazing trip. This is always a great night although quite sad as we reflect on our last night together.

Day 13 (May 9)

We see some great country on our way back to Sydney today. It is a good way to finish our great journey together.