Simpson Desert Tour/Birdsville to Alice
Below info will be up dated ASAP for 2015

900km
6 Day's
100% Dirt touring
Don't miss out, book early 
Riding skill needed

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Tour price is all inclusive
motorcycle, fuel, flight, tour guide, camping, meals, hotel acc,
4x4 support vehicle.

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The Simpson Desert Consists of a sea of parallel red sand dunes covering an area of 170,000 sq km (as large as England and Wales). It lies across the corners of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Rainfall is low, on average 125 mm per year. Temperatures exceed 50 degrees in summer and can fall below zero centigrade in winter.
Day one/Fly for Brisbane to Birdsvile

Riders fly in from Brisbane (flight included in price but must be booked and paid for 4 months prior to tour departure) with a total of 3 stops in all, Charleville, Quilpie, Windorah before arriving in Birdsville around 2 pm.
The flight is a good chance to have a bird’s eye view of the changing landscape from the east coast of Australia to the channel country desert outlook.
You guys will then settle into our Birdsville camp for lunch, then we will get you familiar with the tour set up and some do’s and don’ts on the tour.
A bit of free time and a chance to have a wander around the town to look at some of its history and buildings before dinner at the famous Birdsville hotel.

 
Day two/ 308km
The first days ride sees us travel down the dusty Birdsville Track through the channel country along the Diamantina River. On the way we have a look at the famous Birdsville race course, as the day unwinds we ride past Clifton Hill Station, ruins of Mulka Homestead, Mirra Mitta Bore.

The evening will see us make camp at Mungerannie Road House for some cold beer, great food and a heap of laughs …..

       
       
Day three/ 336km
Our day will see us continue on the famous Birdsville Track heading south, this track will show you what a big country Australia really is!!!
The aim for the morning is to make it to the township of Marree and a chance to have a hot coffee. There are some locomotives waiting for you to inspect left over from a bye gone era.
We swing onto another famous Australian track “The Oodnadatta Track”. This will take us pasts Lake Ayre South one of the great inland seas of Australia. There will be surprising sights along the way that you would not normally expect to see out here and of course you will see the rich pioneering railway history along this route. You will get a chance of having drink at William Creek Hotel famous for drawing in traveller from all over the world. All going well we will hopefully roll into Coward Springs a great place to relax with surrounding majestic date palms, a natural spa in the middle of a reeds garden it’s a beautiful place, there is also the chance of interacting with camels around the grounds.
       
       
       
Day four/ 281km
After a goods nights rest we continue travelling north following the Old Ghan rail line on the Oodnadatta Track with more rich historical experiences with the many abandoned railway stations to explore along the way.
One of the high lights is seeing one of the longest bridges in the southern hemisphere.
The day will see us wind up at Oodnadatta at the funky Pink Road House where every thing is painted pink! Oodnadatta is mainly an Aboriginal community now days but there are lots of interesting sights around town to see like the well put together museum.
       
     
   
Day five/ 186km
We leave Oodnadatta heading for Dalhousie Springs where the roads will become increasingly narrower with a few more rock thrown in for go measure. We will encounter an abandoned cattle station from the past were you are able to feel just how tough life real was out here in the age of no telephone. The afternoon will see us relaxing and swimming in the thermal hot pools with a temperature of 39c, it will relieve your aches and pains. These pools are also great congregation for the wild life in these parts as their only water source.

 
     
Day six/ 181km
The day will see us leave the Dalhousie hot springs all refreshed and ready to tackle the start of the Simpson Desert Sand dunes approximately 1100 in total. Briefly we will pass Purni Bore as the last source of water.
With a steady pace negotiating the twists and turns of the dunes we hope to have done enough for the day to reach the third way point of the crossing where we will make our desert camp for the night between the sand dunes over looked by the amazing desert stars.
       
       
       
 
Day seven/ 130km
So hold onto your grips because here come the SAND DUNES again even bigger than yesterday….
We continue to ride heading along the French Line following the NT/SA border to its junction with the Qld border at Poeppels Corner, we turn north into NT then east into Queensland. Its not often you ride in three States in one day!

       
       
Day eight/109
Trying to take up from where you left yesterday and fall back into the riding rhythm of the desert dunes it’s not long before you get the hang of it again and watch the sand dunes wiz by, before you know it you are parking in front of the biggest sand dune called Big Red which stand at 40 meters high and this will be your next challenge of the crossing..
As the day draws to an end you will find yourself back in the famous Birdsville Hotel swooping stories with the other rider talking about the desert and how much fun it was……

Depending on the flight schedule you may have to kill an extra day in Birdsville.

 

 

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Riding instructions each day
Riders are briefed each day on the conditions by the tour guide before the start of the day.

Accommodation  
We provide all camping equipment for the million and one stars a night hotel. .
Birdsville Hotel cabins if available at the end of the tour.

Support Vehicle
Our tour support vehicle is an all purpose 4x4 specially built for motorcycle tour support.
It supports each long distance tour. 

Fuel
Fuel included in price.  

Food
Food included in price.
" Rough As Guts Outback Restaurant" will cater for this tour in parts.

Prior to departure
We require indemnity forms to be signed before departure.
We require full payment 6 weeks prior from tour departure.

Motorcycles
Look at our motorcycle page for more info on motorbikes. 

What you need to bring
1. Motorcycle riding gear eg: Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Gloves etc. 
2. Sleeping bag. 
3. Warm jumper for nights, woollen head warmer (beanie). 
4. Casual clothing, foot wear (Joggers). 
5. Sun glasses, hat, sun screen, toiletries. 
6. Spending money eg:alcohol, souvenir, pub meals, otional tours. 
7. Small camel back able to carry small items must also have water bladder.

* Because luggage space is at a premium in our support vehicle we only able to carry small luggage bags for each customer (40cm x 40cm).

 

 

 

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