The four day outback Australia safari in our Toyota Landcruiser Troop Carrier (‘the troopie’!) will give you a real feeling for what it’s like out here.
It’s not just driving though. You will have plenty of time to explore the Australian outback on foot and literally feel what it’s like!
THE OUTBACK SAFARI!
Day 1: Halton to Quilpie:
We leave Halton after breakfast for the short drive to Charleville. In Charleville we will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) base. The RFDS is a lifeline for people who live and work in the Ouback and they’ve been there a few times for our family.
We will also visit the Kangaroo Orphanage where you will see young kangaroos (Joeys) being cared for until they’re old enough to be released back to the wild.
We then continue to Quilpie where we will overnight in the beautiful Quilpie Heritage Inn. Quilpie is known for it’s beautiful Opals (Opal is the national gemstone of Australia), male sure you visit St. Finbarr’s church and see their altar made of opals stone.
This is the route we’ll take on the safari (approx 900 kms)…plenty to see!
Day 2: Quilpie to Adavale: We’re going off-road and remote today so after breakfast we will check the troopie’s oil, water (and our own water!). We then drive into the bush and drive through mulga land to Adavale. Mulga is a kind of tree that grows quite fast and can is used as fodder for cattle in times of drought.
This small town has a long history including battles between the first settlers and the local aboriginals. We will camp by the river tonight, have a campfire barbque and probably get a sore neck looking at the stunning starry outback night sky!
The troopy on safari…Toyota Landcruiser rules!
Day 3: Adavale to Tambo: Another off-road day so check the troopie early. We then set off towards Tambo. On the way you will notice the countryside change from mulga to open grassy plains. This is called ‘Downs country’, keep an eye out for kangaroos and emus! In Tambo we will stay in the historic Royal Carrangarra Hotel where dinner will be a traditional outback campfire style.
The Carrangarra is a classic outback pub with plenty of local atmosphere and you’ll get to meet the locals!
Day 4: Tambo to Halton: We drive from Tambo and head back to Halton offroad via our other property Belrose.
Back at Halton, you will have the day to do washing, call back any ranchers who called about your profile and also to explore Halton before leaving the next day.
Tonight we’ll have an awesome campfire dinner to wind up your adventure!
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“Farm Skills” participants, our network of ranchers needing workers will be looking at your profile while you go on safari and may call you (tell us if you DON’T want that).
It really is like that, keep your eyes open and camera ready!