A Desert Wetland - Sophie Matterson Photography 2018
Wild Camel Muster
'Lake Torrens and Surrounds'
in Outback South Australia
on Beltana Station
June Thursday 13th - Friday 21st 2019
September Monday 9th - Tuesday 17th 2019
October Monday 7th - Tuesday 15th 2019
The rugged, weathered peaks of the Flinders Ranges in Outback South Australia forms some of the most dramatic backdrops in Australia. Trekkers journey to Lake Torrens,a salt lake that stretches for 250km in a breathtakingly stark wilderness, providing excellent opportunities for photographers,and budding geologists. Skirted by red and yellow sand dunes, this salt bush country offers a stark contrast to the distant panorama of the Flinders Ranges.
The Flinders Ranges was underwater 120 million years ago. Erosion and deposition caused by frequent flooding formed incredible geological features, and left behind unique fossils that literally changed the geological timeline.
The Flinders Ranges is timeless, wild, and starkly photogenic. This impressive landscape harbours a unique variety of flora and fauna. Kangaroos, emus, birds of many varieties can all be seen throughout the landscape.
Guests on this trek can develop a relationship with the camels, rest in comfortable swags under thousands of stars, and dine on meals prepared over the camp fire coals.
Extended nine day treks allow time for a new rhythm to develop, one that allows for relaxation from life's stresses and a deeper connection with outdoor living. We welcome guests to become 'hands-on' with the camels and involved with the cameleers in grooming, saddling, leading, hobbling, and shepherding.
Guests can choose to return travel from Adelaide City with Genesis Tour and Charter or self drive to Beltana Station S.A., please click on the box below.
Lake Eyre North, Tirari Desert Expedition
'Off the World Famous Birdsville Track'
on Clayton Station
July Monday 1st - Tuesday 9th 2019
July Monday 11th - Tuesday 19th 2019
August Monday 5th - Tuesday 13th 2019
The Birdsville Track ~ A Legendary Track of the Marree - Innamincka District
The Birdsville Track began during the late 1880’s as the main stock route from Birdsville to Marree. The diversity of country between the four regional deserts, Tirari, Strzelecki, Sturt Stony, and Simpson Desert is contrasted by the wetlands of Clayton river.
Trekkers start on the Birdsville Track at Clayton Station. It's here on the first night guests can enjoy a soak in the spa's naturally hot artesian ground water. Guests can choose an 'optional extra service'( limited beds available ) on their first night to stay and enjoy accommodation at Clayton Station situated on the escarpment at the edge of Clayton river. This accommodation choice offers a deluxe retreat with private spa that you might never have expected on the world famous Birdsville Track.
The Birdsville Track became a legendary stock route in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century as pastoralism established itself in the arid centre of Australia. Long before that however, Aboriginal people called this desert homeland. This region resonates with images of the colourful and legendary tales of explorers, adventurers, and pastoralists.
Marree, the closest township, has watched three cultures develop together, bound by transport and travel. It has the most multi-cultural heritage of all outback towns hosting Aboriginal, Muslim Cameleer, and European communities during the latter part of the nineteenth and much of the twentieth. Teamsters, cameleers, stockmen, hawkers, railway workers, and explorers passed through here to travel the Overland Telegraph Line, the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks, and the Ghan railway.
Australia is a land of contrasts- the seasons, landscapes and wildlife vary at different times in history. Arid landscapes are incredibly fragile, whilst appearing barren and isolated they support a wide range of truly unique flora and fauna.
Lake Eyre seemingly has no visual end, the water catchment area is 1.3 million square km's.
Highlights on this extended experience include soaking in hot thermal desert artesian springs, exploring the Clayton River and the sand dunes of the Tirari Desert.
The views on Clayton are breathtaking and varied from enclosed creeks to desert lands with rocky hills overlooking endless vistas. On the first night you will be introduced to your fully netted canvas sleeping swag and enjoy a campfire meal. Take a relaxing dip in an artesian spa or enjoy a hot shower or bath straight from the artesian bore. Guests may see kangaroos, dingos, emus, extensive bird life including brolgas, wild horses, wild camels, and much more.
Guests on these treks can develop a relationship with the camels, camp under thousands of stars, and dine on meals prepared over the camp fire. Extended treks allow for a new rhythm to develop, one that will connect you to yourself and the land.
All meals without exception include fresh salad, fruits and vegetables, everything is fresh; guests are amazed at the meals we offer and what comes out of the camp ovens each night.
Guests can choose to return travel from Adelaide City with Genesis Tour and Charter or self drive to Clayton Station S.A., please click on the box below.