October 5, 2015
5 DAY ABORIGINAL CULTURE AT IGA WARTA , LAKE EYRE AND COOBER PEDY OPALS:
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ABORIGINAL CULTURAL, LAKE EYRE AND COOBER PEDY OPAL TOUR
JUST CRUISIN 5 DAY ABORIGINAL CULTURE AT IGA WARTA , LAKE EYRE AND COOBER PEDY OPALS:
DAY 1: Depart Adelaide approximately 7:00AM for Port Augusta, where we stop for lunch. After lunch we head to Iga Warta to spend some time learning about the Adnyamathanha culture and environment. Tonight after our evening meal we join our hosts at a traditional campfire listening to Adnyamathanha music and Yura Muda storytelling around a campfire, including supper of traditionally cooked damper and urti jam. Overnight Iga Warta.
DAY 2: We spend today at Iga Warta where we experience the rich Aboriginal culture and heritage of the Flinders Ranges and discover the hidden meaning of an ancient land learning their culture and environment. After breakfast we visit an ochre pit where we learn about the colours, purpose and history of the ochre pits. After lunch we participate in another tour to the Malkii Painting site where you can immerse yourself in one of the oldest cultures in the world. Learn the interpretation of rock art through Adnyamathanha eyes. We return to Iga Warta for our cultural cookout evening meal. Indulge in an evening meal and learn about traditional cooking methods and preparation of meat, damper and accompanying fruit and vegetables. Overnight Iga Warta
DAY 3: After breakfast we travel to Coober Pedy with a well earned stop at William Creek Hotel on the Oodnadatta Track. At William Creek; the worlds most isolated pub you can indulge in a well-deserved Australian beer. The most important claim to fame for William Creek is that it is the smallest town in Australia and that it is located on the worlds largest cattle station (Anna Creek Station) which is 32,500 square kilometres. We can walk along the old Ghan Railway Line to the bridge at Breakfast Time Creek This is a land of contrasts. There’s red gibber plains stretching to the horizon, mound springs (we visit Bubbler Springs and Blanche Cup Springs) which create bush oases and wetlands, red gum lined creeks and vast areas of grey salt bush and spiky spinifex. Remnants of the old Ghan Railway are abundant along the Oodnadatta Track. We also visit the Breakaway’s Reserve and Moon Plain before we head to Coober Pedy for our overnight stop.
Overnight Underground Motel
DAY 4: Today we explore Coober Pedy in the heart of South Australia’s vast outback, it is an opal wonderland.
An optional flight over Lake Eyre North and South is available (own expense).
We spend some time visiting mines and interpretive centres which a great insight into the town and its mining operations. There are more than 30 opal shops in Coober Pedy if you like to purchase some opal. The town takes its name from the Aboriginal word Kupa (uninitiated man or white man) and Piti (hole). Overnight The Eldo Hotel Woomera.
DAY 5: After breakfast we head to Adelaide via the Explorer Highway to Port Augusta arriving approximately 6:00PM.
COST PER PERSON: $3295:00 (including GST) minimum 2 passengers
TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation (twin share), Note: 2 nights camping at Iga Warta if rooms are not available, breakfast days 2,3, 4 & 5, tours at Iga Warta, evening meals days 1,2,3 & 4
NOT INCLUDED: Lunches, optional tours & mobile phone calls, domestic flights.
TOUR CONDITIONS: “JUST CRUISIN” reserve the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions or adverse conditions require such change. Tour costs do not include additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses incurred from flooding, natural delays, unavailable connections or other unforseen circumstances. It is suggested travel insurance is purchased to cover additional accommodation, meals and incidental expenses resulting from flooding, natural delays unavailable connections or other unforeseen expenses prior to departure. Due to the nature and remoteness of outback travel it is suggested anyone with health problems should seek advice from their doctor if necessary.
BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure.
CANCELLATIONS: Must be made 14 days prior to departure or full deposit is forfeited.
DON’T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hats. Please limit luggage to a small bag. It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out.
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