Welcome to the OZTRAX.
Here at OZTRAX we are hoping you may give us the pleasure of allowing us to show you some of our favourite parts of this magnificent country.
The three of us here at OZTRAX, were lucky enough to have grown up on neighbouring properties in our childhood and it was a time of endless adventures as we started our explorations of the outdoor world together.
Some people grow up. Maybe we never have. Anyway, if you can put up with three kids of advanced years, you’re welcome to join us.
We are able to take you away (and bring you back), in our two customised Land Cruisers, or maybe on some trips, you would enjoy an escorted tag along trip with your own 4WD. We offer all sorts of specialised or general interest trips so that you can choose. Maybe you already have a specific idea of what you would like. Whether it be a particular destination or a particular subject that interests you, let us know and we will design a trip to accommodate your desires.
Here are a couple of examples to get you started. If they stimulate your interest, we have many more amazing trips in the planning for your enjoyment.
It is a big place this Australia of ours and we enjoy all of it. If you want to go there, you might find we do too.
Tri-State Wander Tour
Depart Adelaide and travel to Southern Flinders Ranges for early camp at designated campsite for conversation and familiarisation of parties travelling.
Travel via Carrieton and Craddock to Hawker for a short break and possibility take a look at the hand painted panorama of the Flinders before on to Wilpena Pound, the heart of the Flinders. After the walk to the Pound will depart via Aroona Valley to Alpana Station which will be our designated camp for the evening.
Say goodbye to Gum Creek and travel to historical Blinman for coffee and a possible historical copper mine tour. Depart Blinman and hit the gravel roads to make for Waukaringa for evening photos of this gold mining area and camp for the night.
Depart Waukaringa for Broken Hill. Spend time investigating the history of mining, BHP, catch up with Mad Max at Silverton and maybe photograph the Mundi Mundi Plains and the sculptures. Motel accomodation can be made available this night at additional cost.
Depart Broken Hill mid to late morning to move onto and camp at historical Milparinka.
Depart camp to evail opportunity of having basic cooked breakfast and coffee at Tibooburra. (Cost approx. $20/person). After, we travel on to Cameron’s Corner and the dog fence on the border of Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia, before making camp at base of Merty Merty Sand Dune.
Depart for Innaminka via Old Strezlecki Track. Investigate Burke and Wills history in locations both east and west of Innaminka. Set up camp at Dig Tree campground.
Depart Dig Tree for Cordillo Downs, the site of former largest sheep station and wool shed in Australia before heading to and making camp at Cadelga Outstation ruins.
Depart Cadelga and make our way to Birdsville. Investigate sites of town and go to big Red Sand Dune. Camp in Birdsville precinct and if you wish, a beer or two in the famous Birdsville Hotel.
Depart Birdsville and start our return trip via the Inside Track, (weather permitting), to camp at Mungeranie.
Depart Mungeranie and investigate Clayton, Lake Harry ruins, Tom Cruise gallery at Marree Hotel, and Afghan history of the town, before moving on to Farina for sunset photos of old township and camp.
Depart Farina calling into Copley Bakery for Quandong Pies and coffee, before making our way to Beltane and the Sliding Rock mine site. Camping that night at Beltana Woolshed.
Leave Beltana via Prairie Hotel, Kanyaka ruins, giving us time to explore beautiful, historic Quorn and Pichi Richi area. Camp overnight Quorn.
Return to Adelaide from Quorn through the scenic Southern Flinders inside route.
14 Days $7700
plus accommodation and meal upgrades if required
Old Ghan Line & Hot Springs Escape
Adelaide to Southern Flinders for group familiarisation.
Travel via Carrieton and Craddock to Hawker for a short break, possibly look at painted panorama of Flinders area. Onto Wilpena Pound and after walk to Pound travel via Aroona Valley to Alpana Station evening camp.
Say goodbye to Alpana Station before visiting historic Blinman for coffee and possible mine tour. Depart Blinman via Parachilna Gorge to Prairie Hotel before heading on to Farina via Lyndhurst for sunset photos of old township and camp.
Leaving Farina for Marree, Curdimurka, and camp at Coward Springs. (hot spring bath available here).
Depart Coward Springs for Algebuckina waterhole, with possible visits to places like Halligan Bay, Strangways Springs and ruins, and the William Creek Hotel.
Depart Algebuckina Waterhole for Oodnadatta and the Pink Roadhouse, before continuing up the track to Hamilton Station, Perdirka, Dalhousie ruins and onto camp at Dalhousie Springs.
Depart Dalhousie Springs and travel to Mt Dare Hotel, Charlotte Waters, Finke and again travel up the Old Ghan Line to Alice Well, and our evening camp.
Leaving Alice Well for Maryvale and Chambers Pillar. Leaving Chambers Pillar to view Ewaninga Rock Carvings before camping in Alice Springs.
One day East MacDonnell Ranges trip to view Trephina Gorge, Ross River and N’Dhala Gorge and its Pyroglyphs. Camp again Alice Springs.
Depart Alice Springs, travelling via Owen Springs National Park to Rainbow Valley for evening photographs and camp.
Depart Rainbow Valley with possible camel ride at Stewart’s Well if available, before heading for overnight camp at Marla.
Depart Marla for Cadney Homestead before departing highway for the beautiful Painted Desert and Breakaways area, before camping at Riba and Ricks, (above or below ground accommodation), at Coober Pedy. (They offer complimentary working mine tour with accommodation).
Opal Shopping and site visiting at Coober Pedy before departing for evening camp at Glendambo.
Travelling via old Woomera Rocket Range site and museums onto overnight camp at Port Augusta.
Return to Adelaide via the scenic inside Southern Flinders road.
15 Days $8250
plus accommodation and meal upgrades if required
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people come on tour?
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.
What gear do I need? What’s provided by OZTRAX?
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.
The rest? We’ve got you covered. OZTRAX provide tents, stretchers, safety equipment, food, water, great convo and commentary.
What about photography expeditions?
Let OZTRAX treat you to the most photogenic (and least photographed) places Australia has to offer. Wildlife, birdlife, native flora, desert panoramas, rock formations, Indigenous art and abandoned towns – your lenses will weep (happy tears).
Our specialty is helping photographers capture unforgettable aussie imagery, pictures that will have everyone asking ‘where were you when you took this incredible shot?’ With OZTRAX, of course.
What’s the next step?
Excited to plan the Aussie adventure of a lifetime? Get in touch. We’ll fill you in on upcoming trips, tailored expeditions, your specific requirements and dream itinerary. Give us a call on 0419 850 759. Can’t wait to explore with you.
By ‘take you anywhere’, do you really mean...anywhere?
Helping you sidestep the norm and discover truly special places is our passion. While we can’t perch you atop the highest Bungle Bungle, OZTRAX can take you most other places.
We combine our geographic knowledge with your requests, fusing practicality with the spirit of adventure.
OZTRAX vehicles are specially designed to handle rough and rugged terrain, kitted-out with the latest nav gear and satellite support.
In short, we can take you anywhere – almost.
How long is each trip?
Expeditions last up to 14 days – though shorter trips can be arranged. Let us know your timeframe.
Who suits an OZTRAX adventure?
Anyone excited to see new places and say ‘wow!’, loudly. There’s no ‘type’ of person OZTRAX caters to – it’s an open invitation for positive people keen to try something new and unique.
How will I feel after an OZTRAX adventure?
Revitalised. Renewed. Refreshed. Inspired.
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