Journey: Adventure and Wonder

Extended camel trek exploring the
remote and historical regions of Outback S.A 
 
2019
Monday, 17 June - Friday, 28 June

Tell them you've gone outback and don't want to miss sleeping under the stars with camel trekkers in a luxury swag!

 

The rugged, weathered peaks and rocky gorges of the Flinders Ranges in Outback South Australia form some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the country. We also trek close 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 ridges of the Flinders Ranges.

 

In 1802, Matthew Flinders arrived in Port Augusta by ship. Accompanied by a crew including botanists and artists, they explored the 540-million year old landscape. Eventually, Governor Gawler named the Flinders Ranges in 1839 after Matthew Flinders.

 

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 wildlife. The endangered yellowfooted rock wallabies, kangaroos and emus can be seen throughout the landscape. You will see multiple species of reptiles and birds on your trek.

 

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 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. The Flinders Range's valleys and granite peaks provide excellent opportunities for photography and studying the geology of the area, flora, and fauna.

 

Guests joining Camel Treks Australia will have the option to book a return bus service with Genesis Tour & Charter (Bus Charter cost is $135 each way per person) from Adelaide Central Bus Station to Beltana Station, departing Adelaide at 6:45am. With prior arrangement, Genesis Tour & Charter can collect guests from any Hotel in Adelaide City for an additional fee of $10. Guests will enjoy a comfortable seat and friendly commentary until arrival in the Far North Flinders Ranges and the first night's bush camp with the camels.

 

You'll be journeying with experienced Camels and Cameleers, served tasty camp oven meals prepared fresh every meal, have the back up of Satellite phones and Epirbs, UHF handsets, support vehicles, and senior staff that are qualified in remote first aid training. 

 

Camel Treks Australia is proud to explore the Australian outback with a comprehensive Royal Flying Doctor Chest on every journey. We adhere to best practice saftey standards and enjoy a safe adventure. Crew will be following Topographical Maps and using modern GPS's. 

 

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Day 12 | Departure 

It is expected that we will be travelling approximately 12 - 15 km's per day. Some days may be shorter or longer and guests can combine walking and riding throughout the journey. We also have back up vehicles that can transfer any guests who might decide to take a day off and spend time with the crew shifting camps. All meals without exception include fresh salad, fruits, and vegetables. Everything is fresh! Guests are amazed at the tucker we offer and what comes out of the camp ovens each night. There are no restrictions on food or water intake and all water is clean, transported in food grade quality containers.

 

On the returning journey to Adelaide guests depart with Alan from Genesis Tour & Charter at approximately 8am, arriving into Adelaide between 5 - 6pm depending on the frequency of stops and traffic conditions. Please note: This is a booked service,to book please call Alan on ph.08 8552 4000 or email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au 

Booking Office

Camel Treks Australia Pty Ltd

cameltreksaustralia@gmail.com

Int. +61 432 236 131

M. 0432 236 131

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