Short Tours with Oztrax

Coastal Wine and Views Cruise

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide and travel to Langhorne Creek to sample local wines and beers, have a light lunch before heading off and crossing the Murray River by ferry at Wellington and heading to Pt. Malcolm to view Australia’s only inland lighthouse on the cliffs of the narrows above Lake Alexandrina. Take ferry across narrows into Raukkan an view the church that is on the Australian $50 note with David Unaipon a minister, inventor and an aboriginal born very near here at Pt. McLeay. From here we will travel along the western edge of Lake Albert until we reach Meningie which will be our first nights stop.
Day 2.
Departing Meningie we travel down the Coorong making stops to view this magnificent area until we reach Kingston. Here we will visit the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse that now is on the Kingston Foreshore as a museum. Have an early lunch before moving onto and visiting Robe and Beachport, two beautiful seaports on the SE coast. But we must make our way to Penola, which will be our seconds nights stay.
Day 3.
From Penola we will visit two of the local cellar door sales locations at Coonawarra, renowned world wide as a first class grape growing and wine making area in South Australia. From here we will travel to Mt. Gambier for lunch, maybe some shopping and view the Cave Gardens and the Blue Lake area before heading to Pt. MacDonnell our destination for the evening.
Day 4.
From Pt. MacDonnell we will travel to and view both Ewan Ponds and Piccanniny Ponds before taking to the beach for a swim or locate the fresh flowing water out of the sand in the surf zone. Wait for the waves to roll back and take a drink, yes it is quite unique to be able to do this. From here we will travel over the border into Victoria and visit the Princess Margaret Rose Caves. We will stay at the cabins at this location or travel back to Nelson on the Glenelg River for our nights accommodation. At the Glenelg river it is possible to hire canoes and explore a small part of this area if time permits.
Day 5.
From Nelson we head off to Portland, we can have a coffee and a leg stretch before heading to Cape Bridgewater. Here we can go on a seal tour, visit the petrified forest, blowholes, go adventure caving at Bats Ridge Cave or visit the spring pools. This area also has a lot of history and a number of ruins are also visible. Camp type accommodation is available at Cape Bridgewater or we can travel back to Portland for the night if this isn’t suitable.
Day 6.
From either Cape Bridgewater or Portland, we make our way to Pt. Fairy, have a short break and a look around before heading to Warrnambool. Visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, cheese tasting at the chess and butter factory and Fletcher Jones gardens before heading to our accommodation here for the night.
Day 7.
Today we will make our way towards Pt Campbell and view the coastal formations along the way until we get to the Twelve Apostle location. There a number of sites along the way, arches, Loch Ard Gorge and the Apostles, we stop at them all allowing time to get down on the beach and view them from sea level. Or if you want you may be able to take a flight and view this most beautiful are from the air (flights not included in quoted prices). From here we will make our way to Apollo Bay and our nights accommodation.
Day 8.
Today we will travel to Lorne, visit Bells Beach at Torquay and finally get to Geelong and the completion of this tour. It is from here that arrangements will need to be made for bus, train or plane travel back to your original pick up point, Oztrax can help you with these arrangements if required.

Departing weekly

$1,575 per person
Minimum of 5.
So get a small group of friends organised 8 days and 7 nights.

Silo Artwork Short Tour

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide or arranged departure point at 8.30am, to make our lunch time destination of Lameroo. We then head to Patchewolloch to view the first of the silo art locations, and then on to Lascelles the second of of silo art locations, as well as our nights accommodation.
Day 2.
Depart Lascelles and make our way to Roseberry, to inspect the progress of the silo art at that location, thenl travelling to Brim, the third completed silo art location, then Sheep Hills, the fourth art location and Rupunyip, the fifth lacation, before travelling to Nhill our chosen destination of our nights accommodation via Horsham and Dimboola.
Day 3.
Depart Nhill and travel along western highway via Bordertown and Keith to Coonalpyn the last of our silo art locations for this tour. From here unfortunately we will be making our way back to our starting point of Adelaide, or chosen departure point.

This is a shared basic accommodation tour, with nights at Lascelles and Nhill. Accommodation upgrades can be made if available, for an additional cost to the individual.

Departing weekly

$595 per person
Minimum 5 people, so get in touch with your friends or buy a seat as a gift for one of them.
All meals and accommodation upgrades are not included in this price.
This is a 3 day, 2 night shared budget accommodation tour with all meals and entrance fees to be in addition to travel cost.

Gawler Ranges and Googs Track

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide at the latest of 9am, then up the coast road to Pt. Germain, where we may have coffee and or early lunch at the Village coffee shop. We will take time to inspect and photograph Pt. Germain jetty, (arguably the once longest in Australia) old lighthouse and tidal clock before departing and travelling up through Pt. Germain Gorge, through historical Melrose and to Alligator Gorge. From this location it is our intent to travel through Wilmington and via Horrocks Pass to our nights accommodation at Highway One Motel in Pt.Augusta.
Day 2.
Departing Pt. Augusta we will travel to Iron Knob where upon a quick inspection you will easily recognise that the town is nothing of its former self, which was one of the great iron ore producing sites in SA. Moving forward will take the gravel road out in to the fabulous Gawler Ranges area. Stopping at the old Poondana station ruins for photographs and lunch before heading to our nights accommodation at Mt. Ives station. After a short rest we will be able to travel out to the organ pipes (rhyolites) and Lake Gairdner for late afternoon and evening photos before heading back to Mt. Ives station for a late evening meal.
Day 3.
Some people may want to rise early for morning photos of organ pipes which is fine but may mean a longer day today. If not we will depart Mt.Ives making our way to “skull tank camp”. These types of tanks are indicative to the collection of water in the Gawler Ranges area. Keep your eyes open for the wildlife including Euros, Wallabies , Red Kangaroos, Wombats, Bustards, (bush turkey) eagles, and an assortment of other fauna and flora in particular Sturt Pea and Dampier Pea, if of course they are in season. We will continue travelling north to our destination and camp for the night at the historical Kingoonya Hotel. Here we shall have a country pub meal for dinner.
Day 4.
Leaving Kingoonya we will travel west to another historical and the almost ghost town of Tarcoola, before on Malbooma station and start heading south along the “Googs Track” where you will experience sand dune crossing for a number of kilometres and making for our camp spot in the “Googs Lakes” area. Along the way we can visit and climb Mt. Finke and also visit the memorials of Goog and Dinger Denton the builders of googs track. A campfire dinner and breakfast at this location.
Day 5.
From the “Googs Lake” area will continue to travel east to the dog fence and then a short distance into Lake Everard Station to look at the “Childara Rockhole and Tank’. We will then travel down the dog fence and make our way onto Kondoolka Station , view the breadloaves and if time allows climb Mt.Wallaby and view the area from the top, before making our way to the station shearers quarters which are to be our nights accommodation.
Day 6.
Leave the station and travel into the Gawler Ranges National Park where will shall have lunch at “Kolay Mirila Falls” (seasonal) before moving on to “Old Paney Homestead and the “Stone Dam’. (this area is full of organ pipes and if time permitting we can stop. ) Our next destination is the outstanding “Pildappa Rock” which is easily climbed before heading to our camp destination at Minnipa Hotel Motel, where another pub meal will be our evening meal.
Day 7.
Unfortunately we must start making our way back home, but without a number of stops along the way. Perhaps you may want to inspect the granite monument at Wuddina, or perhaps a photo with the giant galah, or view the silo art and at Kimba, maybe an icecream at Laura the home of golden north icecream or perhaps a red at Clare. All these destinations are certainly worthwhile stops.

Departing weekly

$295 per person per day. Total cost $2065 with a minimum of 5 passengers. 7 days, 6 nights.

Please Note: this is a budget shared accommodation and camping combo trek which will include breakfast, some camp cooking and pub meals. All accommodation and meals can be upgraded if available for additional cost (tour running until october long weekend)

Gawler Ranges Short Tour

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide between 8-9 am with intent to have coffee and early lunch at the Village Cafe, Pt. Germain. View the the jetty(arguably one of the longest in Australia) the old lighthouse and tidal clock. Moving along we will travel via Pt. Germain Gorge to historical Melrose and onto Alligator Gorge. From here we will travel through historical Wilmington and via Horrocks Pass to Pt. Augusta our stop for the night at Highway One Motel.
Day 2.
Depart Pt. Augusta heading for Iron Knob. If you wish we can make time to stop and look at some of the old mining equipment on display, before taking the road into the Gawler Ranges area. Have a break, some lunch and take photos of Old Poondana Ruins and then on to Mt.Ives station which is our destination for our camp. A quick stretch and locating our accomodation we will mount up and head out to view the organ pipes (rhyolites) and Lake Gairdner. If your a keen photographer sunset and sunrise are the best times to visit which can be arranged for the next day if required.
Day 3.
Bid farewell to Mt. Ives station and head towards Skull Camp Tank. (these tanks are anintegral part of water storage in the Gawler Ranges area )From here we start heading south past Lake Everard, Hiltaba before turning south at Yardea to enter the Gawler Ranges National Park and visit Kolay Mirila Falls, Old Paney Station, Stone Dam and Pildappa Rock and then to our evening destination of the Minnipa Hotel Motel.
Day 4.
Sadly we start making our way back to Adelaide, with a variety of stops along the way like maybe a photo with the big galah, or view the silo artwork at Kimba, the granite statues at Wuddina, or perhaps an ice-cream at Laura the home of Golden North Icecream or a sample of a red at Clare.

Please note this is a budget shared accommodation trip, most locations include continental breakfast. All accommodation can be upgraded if required.

Departing weekly

$295 person per day. Total $1180. 4 days, 3 nights.
Based on shared accommodation at nominated motels and station stays and meal allowance for hotel meals and minimum of 5 travellers.

Flinders Ranges to Farina

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide at our earliest (8-9am) with the intention of making Pt. Germain our destination to view arguably at once stage the longest jetty in australia with it’s lighthouse and tidal clock. We will have lunch at the Village Cafe, before heading off through Pt. Germain Gorge, historical Melrose and into and explore Alligator Gorge. From here we will travel through Wilmington , Horrocks Pass to make our evening destination of Highway One Motel in Pt.Augusta
Day 2.
Leaving Pt.Augusta will travel to Quorn, following the Pichi Richi railway. Maybe a quick coffe break before exiting and heading into Warren Gorge, the Argadells, visit Proby’s grave, ruins at Simmonston, Kanyaka and Death Rock before coming to Hawker where we may visit the hand painted panorama of the Flinders before departing and heading for or camp destination of Merna Mora station stay.
Day 3.
Leaving the homestead we can take a 4w drive track to visit the old Mern Mora siding (part of the original ghan line) before making our way along the Moralana scenic drive to Arkaroo Rock and see the artwork. Then bypassing Wilpena Pound at this stage, we will take the Bunyeroo road into the heart of the Flinders. Take in the view of the Flinders from the “Razorback lookout” then move on through the ranges and gorges toward our evening destination of Alpana station.
Day 4.
Make our way into Blinman where we will investigate the old copper mines and take a tour if available, before leaving via Glass Gorge and visiting the old copper mine ruins of Nuccaleena and moving on to the Praire Hotel at Parachilna and to our evening destination of Beltana homestead.
Day 5.
We can leave our gear at the homestead as it will again our accommodation for tonight. We will however visit the old township of Beltana which was an integral part of the old telegraph line to Darwin and out to sliding rock which also with its ruins and cemetery, shows us peoples determination in copper mining in the state. We will return to Beltana homestead for the evening
Day 6.
Departing Beltana we will make our way towards Leigh Creek, Copley and on to historical Farina. Investigate and photograph this wonderful place as well as the soldiers memorial and cemetery near by, before returning to Copley our chosen camp spot for the evening.( be sure to try the home made quandong and meat pies from the bakery)
Day 7.
Departing Copley we will head back down the highway, turning off into Brachina Gorge and into Wilpena Pound. We shall have lunch before those who wish to can take the 2 hour return walk into the pound proper before departing to get to our designated camp location of the Hawker Hotel
Day 8.
Well it had to happen, we have to make our way home which we will do via the the inside route of the Flinders, with stops and breaks at Melrose, Laura and Clare, sampling golden north icecreams and some red and white wines along the way

This is a 8 day 7 night budget accommodation trip having 3 nights accommodation in hotels/motels/ cabins and 4 nights accommodation in station stays. All station stays evening meals will be campfire type cooking and or barbecue whilst the motel/hotel meals will be a pub meal of which main course is included in price. Accommodation at nominated locations is also included, however if an upgrade is requested that will at the expense of the customer.

Departing weekly

Cost for the trip is $295/ person/ day or $2,360.
Minimum passengers 5.
This is a 8 day 7 night budget accommodation trip having 3 nights accommodation in hotels/motels/ cabins and 4 nights accommodation in station stays. All station stays evening meals will be campfire type cooking and or barbecue whilst the motel/hotel meals will be a pub meal of which main course is included in price. Accommodation at nominated locations is also included, however if an upgrade is requested that will at the expense of the customer.

Silo Artwork and Spanner Man Tour

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide or other arranged location by 8.30 am to make our lunch destination of Lameroo. From here we will make our way to PATCHEWOLLOCK the first of the silo art locations and then travelling to LASCELLES the second silo art location and our preferred location for our nights accommodation.
Day 2.
Depart LASCELLES and travel through Hopetoun to ROSEBERRY and inspect the progress of the silo art at this location, before moving onto BRIM the third art location, before heading towards BOORT the home of the spanner man art workshop via Warracknabeal, Donald and Charlton.
Day 3.
Depart Boort and travel to RAPUNYIP and SHEEP HILL the fourth and fifth locations of the silo art, before heading to Nhill our chosen location for the evening accommodation, via Warracknabeal and Dimboola
Day 4.
Depart Nhill and head along western highway through Bordertown, Keith to COONALPYN the last silo art location for the trip. From here we will return to the trip starting point.

Departing weekly

$775 per person. Minimum of 5.
This is a 4 days, 3 nights shared budget accommodation tour with stays at LASCELLES, BOORT AND NHILL. All meals and upgrades are at the customers expense. So bring along your friends.

Spring into the Flinders Ranges Short Holiday

Day 1.
Depart Adelaide at our earliest (8-9AM)with the intention of making Pt. Germain our destination, to view arguably once the longest jetty in Australia,with it’s lighthouse and tidal clock. We will have lunch at the Village Cafe, before heading off up through Pt. Germain Gorge, historical Melrose and into Alligator Gorge. From here will will travel through Wilmington and Horrocks Pass, to make our way to our destination of the Highway One Motel in Pt.Augusta and our first nights accommodation
Day 2.
Leaving Pt.Augusta, we will travel to Quorn following the Pichi Richi railway. Maybe a quick break and a coffee before heading out through Warren Gorge, The Argadells, visit Proby’s grave, the ruins at Simmonston,Kanyaka. and Death Rock before coming into Hawker where we can visit the hand painted panorama of the Flinders, and then head off for our camp destination of Merna Mora station stay
Day 3.
Leaving the homestead we can take a 4WD track to visit the oid ruins of Mern Mora railway siding (part of the original Ghan line) before making our way along the Moralana scenic drive to Arkaroo Rock to see the artwork. Then bypassing Wilpena Pound at this stage, we will take the Bunyeroo road into the heart of the Flinders. Take in the view of the Flinders from the Razorback lookout, then move on through the ranges and gorges towards our evening destination of Alpana Station.
Day 4.
Make our way into Blinman where we will investigate the old copper mines and take a mine tour if available, before leaving via Glass Gorge out to Nuccaleena mine ruins, then back to the Praire Hotel at Parachilna and to our evening destination of Beltana Station
Day 5.
We can leave our gear at the homestead as it will again our accommodation for tonight. We will go and visit the old township of Beltana and its history associated with the telegraph line to Darwin. From here we shall go and see the ruins of Sliding Rock township, mines and cemetery and imagine the hardships associated with mining in the earlier days then return to Beltana station for the evening
Day 6.
Departing Beltana we will make our way back towards Parachilna, only to turn off and take the Brachina Gorge road back into Wilpena Pound, where we can lunch and take the walk into the Pound proper (approx. 2hrs return) before making our way to our nights accommodation at the Hawker Hotel.
Day 7.
Well it had to happen and we must start heading for home via the Flinders Ranges inside passage, with stops and breaks at Melrose, Laura the home of Golden North ice-cream and Clare to smile some reds and white wines.

NOTE: THIS IS A BUDGET SHARED ACCOMMODATION HOLIDAY WITH A COMBINATION OF SOME CAMP HOMESTYLE COOKING AND PUB MEALS

Departing weekly

$295 per day per person. Total cost $2065 min passengers number required is 5.
This is a 7 day, 6 night budget accommodation trip having 2 nights accommodation in hotels/motels and 4 nights accommodation in station stays. All station stays evening meals will be campfire type cooking and or barbeque whilst the motel /hotel meals will be a pub meal of which the main course is included in price of $295/day. Total cost $2065 min passengers number required is 5

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OZTRAX supports small groups of 4 to 5 people. If you’re on your own, we’ll happily match you with other adventurers. You’ll fit right in, forge new friendships and have the time of your life.

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Get ready to travel light – the essentials are sorted. All you need is a 50L duffel bag for your personal items. Clothes, undies, toiletries – that kind of thing. Plus, a sleeping bag and pillow – necessary for any good starry-night sleepover.

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