"Life is either a daring adventure

or nothing at all."

Quote - Helen Keller / Image - Jessica Clark Photography

Contact Clare and Alex at the Booking Office -

BackTrack Adventures  ~ 

ph (07) 3850 7651 ~  cta@backtrack.com.au

222A Barry Parade Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006  

 

In Australia we trek on either Yadlamalka Station or Beltana Station

Yadlamalka Station - March, April, May, September, October 2020

Yadlamalka Station is located 60 kilometres north of Port Augusta City, on the western side of the Flinders Ranges. Evening sunsets highlight the spectacular ridge-tops of the ranges. Yadlamalka Station is situated at the southern tip of Lake Torrens above The Spencer Gulf and tends to be cooler in the warmer months. Yadlamalka Station is no stranger to camels and was travelled through by Afghan cameleers on their way from carting goods between Port Augusta and Beltana Station.

Arrival to Yadlamalka Station

 

We recommend travel to Yadlamalka Station via Port Augusta City in the comfort of Genesis Tour & Charter bus service enjoying frequent rest and refreshment stops. Genesis Tour & Charter will arrive in Port Augusta City at approximately 11am stopping at Archers Table Cafe where you will have time for a tea or coffee before departing with the Camel Treks Australia crew to complete the 60km dirt road journey in one of their land cruiser four wheel drives.  

 

We ask that self-driving guests arrive no earlier or later than 12.30 noon at Yadlamalka Station Homestead, and we recommend four wheel drives for the dirt road from Port Augusta City to Yadlamalka Station.

 

Departure from Yadlamalka Station

The Camel Treks Australia crew will depart Yadlamalka Station with guests at 10am meeting the Genesis Tour & Charter service at Archers Table Cafe in Port Augusta City at 11am for the return service to Adelaide City. This services stop for refreshments and regular toilet breaks arriving in the Adelaide City Central Bus Station between 4.00pm - 6.00pm depending on weather and traffic conditions. ​Guests planning to catch evening flights from the Adelaide City International Airport can pay an additional fee of $10 per person for Genesis Tour & Charter to transport them directly to the airport arriving at approximately 6pm which allows for check-in on most domestic and international evening flights. 

Self - driving directions to Yadlamalka Station

We recommend setting your GPS to arrive at the Bungala Solar Power Project, Wami Kata SA 5700 remaining on Warrakimbo road passing the Bungala Solar Power Project until arriving at Yadlamalka Station. 

  • Adelaide City

  • Head south on Victoria Square towards Wakefield St 150 m

  • Continue onto Grote St 1.0 km

  • Continue onto Sir Donald Bradman Dr/A6 1.6 k

  • Turn right onto South Rd/A2 2.7 km

  • Keep right to stay on South Rd/A2

  • Continue to follow South Rd 8.3 km

  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for A13/Salisbury Hwy/Salisbury/Port Wakefield 1.3 km

  • Continue onto Salisbury Hwy/A9 3.5 km

  • Take the National Hwy A1/Pt Wakefield Rd ramp to Pt Wakefield 500 m

  • Merge onto National Highway A1 203 km

  • Slight right to stay on National Highway A1 84.1 km

  • Turn right onto Footner Rd 1.3 km

  • Turn left towards Racecourse Rd 44 m

  • Slight left onto Racecourse Rd 3.4 km

  • Turn right onto Depot Creek Rd 2.5 km

  • Continue onto Warrakimbo Rd 

  • Travel past the Bungala Solar Power Project at Wami Kata until you see the Yadlamalka Station signs on the left 

  • Arrive at Yadlamalka Station meeting at the Homestead

Three day treks on Yadlamalka Station - Return charter with Premier Stateliner 

Perfect for a quick getaway and designed to occur over weekends making for an easy city escape. Self - drivers can arrive at Yadlamalka Station by 3pm, meet the camels for an induction into cameleering followed by an evening camp site and camp fire meal. Treks explore varied tracks in a spectacular region of the Flinders Ranges. Many three day treks are offered during the public school holidays and families are welcome to attend. 

Three day camel treks are not aligned with the Genesis Tour & Charter return bus service from Adelaide City. Guests can either self-drive to Yadlamalka Station or travel from the Adelaide Central Bus Station with the Premier Stateliner service from Adelaide City to Port Augusta City meeting a Camel Treks Australia representative at the arrival depo. Guests travelling with the Premier Stateliner service need to book the Friday 8.30am departure service arriving into Port Augusta at 1.45pm. Transfer from Port Augusta with Camel Treks Australia to Yadlamalka Station takes approximately 1.5 hours. Guests need to book the Monday return service from Port Augusta to Adelaide City which departs at 10.16am and a Camel Treks Australia representative will depart Yadlamalka Station with guests in order to arrive on time. Premier Stateliner can be contacted on ph.Ph : (08) 8415 5555 or 1300 851 345 Email: reservations@premierstateliner.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beltana Station - July, August 2020

Beltana Station is regarded as a South Australia historical crown jewel,

and was created 163 years ago, with Sir Thomas Elder and Robert Barr Smith

among its former owners. Sir Thomas Elder instigated camels coming into Australia in 1866 to support exploration and provide transport through the region from the various railheads that were established in the Flinders Ranges. Camel History has it's home here located in the Far North Flinders Ranges, 5 h 48mins (531.5 km) north of Adelaide City via Princes Hwy and the B83. The other option is 5 h 53 min (509.0 km)north of Adelaide City via R M Williams Way/B80 and the B83. Most guests begin their journey to us via the City of Adelaide travelling with the coach service Genesis Tour & Charter. 

Arrival to Beltana Station

We recommend travel to Camel Treks Australia's base on Beltana Station in the comfort of Genesis Tour & Charter bus service enjoying frequent rest and refreshment stops. Genesis Tour & Charter's service is contactable via genesis@genesistransport.com.au .  If you are self driving you'll be on bitumen for the bulk of the duration with the exception of 8km's of dirt road to park your vehicle at Beltana Station. The dirt road is suited to 2 wheel drive entry. Most drivers will pass through the Clare Valley wine district, and Quorn township which offers sightseeing opportunities.

Departure from Beltana Station

Beltana Station trekkers depart the campsite with cameleers by four wheel drive and meet Genesis Tour & Charter at the turn off on the main Leigh Creek Hwy for an approximate departure time of 7.30am. Cameleers will remain with guests until they have boarded. ​This services stop for refreshments and regular toilet breaks arriving in the Adelaide City Central Bus Station between 4.00pm - 6.00pm depending on weather and traffic conditions. ​Guests planning to catch evening flights from the Adelaide City International Airport can pay an additional fee of $10 per person for Genesis Tour & Charter to transport them directly to the airport arriving at approximately 6pm which allows for check-in on most domestic and international evening flights. 

Self - driving directions to Beltana Station

We recommend setting your GPS to Beltana Station, Beltana Station Rd, Beltana SA 5730

  • Adelaide City, South Australia

  • Take Grote St to Sir Donald Bradman Dr/A6 4 min (1.2 km)

  • Take South Rd and National Highway A1 to Mallala Rd in Two Wells 39 min (44.0 km)

  • Follow Mallala Rd and Traeger Rd to Balaklava Rd/B84 in Balaklava 36 min (53.4 km)

  • Turn right onto Balaklava Rd/B84 5 min (8.2 km)

  • Follow Blyth Plains Rd & Blyth Rd to Horrocks Hwy/Main N Rd/B82 in Clare 29 min (41.1 km)

  • Follow R M Williams Way/B80 and B83 to Beltana Rd in Beltana Station 3 h 46 min (360 km)

  • Follow Beltana Rd to your destination

Return Transfer from Adelaide City, South Australia with Genesis Tour & Charter Bus Service to both locations needs to be booked via Alan and his team (+61)8 8552 4000 or (+61)428552700 Email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au web site: http://genesistransport.com.au/flinders-bus-service/.

Self-driving tips -

Travelling from Adelaide into the Flinders Ranges region you'll find cafes and fuel stations along the way. If you choose to drive to Beltana Station, the last fuel station is located at the Hawker township in the Central Flinders Ranges and closes at 5pm; Beltana Station is another 135.6km's from Hawker. We also recommend driving during the day whilst you are in the Flinders Ranges, avoiding sunrise and sunset as the kangaroo population is plentiful and you can expect to find them crossing roads at all times, especially at sunrise and sunset. 

If you are travelling to Yadlamalka Station you will travel via Port Augusta City which has a multitude of fuel stations and eateries from fast food to restaurants as well as shopping centres. 

Contact Clare and Alex to arrange a phone chat or to receive a comprehensive information pdf.

They're there to answer any queries or process trek bookings via on-line payments or old fashioned cheques in the mail.

 

Let them help you adventure!

2020

January / February / March in India, Mongolia and Australia

INDIA, RAJASTHAN and the THAR DESERT

1st - 14th January 2020

Rajasthan is India at its colourful best...the austere and atmospheric landscapes of the desert and ancient Aravali mountains, the romance of Rajasthan’s heritage and chivalry, the hospitality and humour of the people whether from regal lineage or simple, dignified desert-dwellers, their genuine warmth will touch your heart. Bookings for India are managed by Clare at Back Track Adventures, please call 07 3850 7651 for further information and to make a booking. 

MONGOLIA and the GOBI DESERT

3rd - 15th March 2020

The Mongolia, Gobi Desert journey is a celebration of the Bactrian Camel and the important role it plays in the lives of the Gobi's nomads. Mongolia, since prehistoric times, has been inhabited by nomads, this fully catered journey travels with an extended nomadic family through the enormously panoramic southern Gobi Desert, gaining insights into Mongolia and it's nomadic culture. We welcome you on our fourth journey in to the Gobi Desert. Bookings for Mongolia are managed by Clare at Back Track Adventures, please call 07 3850 7651 for further information and to make a booking. 

3 Day / 3 Night Camel Riding Safari on Yadlamalka Station in the Flinders Ranges

March 27th - 30th 2020 / $1,860 per adult

Perfect for a quick getaway and designed to occur over weekends making for an easy city escape. Arriving at Yadlamalka Station by 3pm, meet the camels for an induction into cameleering followed by an evening camp site and camp fire meal. Treks explore varied tracks in a spectacular region of the Flinders Ranges. This trek is offered during the public school holidays and families are welcome to attend. 

Three day camel treks are not aligned with the Genesis Tour & Charter return bus service from Adelaide City. Guests can either self-drive to Yadlamalka Station or travel from the Adelaide Central Bus Station with the Premier Stateliner service from Adelaide City to Port Augusta City meeting a Camel Treks Australia representative at the arrival depo. Guests travelling with the Premier Stateliner service need to book the Friday 8.30am departure service arriving into Port Augusta at 1.45pm. Transfer from Port Augusta with Camel Treks Australia to Yadlamalka Station takes approximately 1.5 hours. Guests need to book the Monday return service from Port Augusta to Adelaide City which departs at 10.16am and a Camel Treks Australia representative will depart Yadlamalka Station with guests in order to arrive on time. Premier Stateliner can be contacted on ph.Ph : (08) 8415 5555 or 1300 851 345 Email: reservations@premierstateliner.com.au

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