Red sands, red kangaroos and lots of birds and lizards! We’re gearing up to head way out west for our first-ever outback tour, which will run 18-23 April this year.
Our main destination is Currawinya National Park. We’ll be traveling through many vegetationchanges and looking for red kangaroos, eastern grey kangaroos, western grey kangaroos, wallaroos, emus, Bourke’s parrots, Major Mitchell cockatoos, sand goannas. shingleback lizards andother outback fauna
The diverse and prolific birdlife of Numalla (a large freshwtare lake) and Wyara (a large saline lake) within the National Park, and their importance as breeding grounds, led to their international listing as a Ramsar Wetland site, and we’ll be not only visiting these from within the Park but spending two nights at an outback station near its boundary with views to one of the lakes.
Bilbies, those odd aardvark-looking cousins of bandicoots whose range has severely declined since white settlement, have been released into a 29-square-km area of the National Park protected by a fox-proof, cat-proof fence, and are breeding well. We probably won’t be able to see these delightful creatures, but it’s good to know they;re doing so well.
We won’t be neglecting comfort or compromising on safety, but guests shouldn’t expect a luxury coach or five-star hotels – this is an off-the-beaten track tour away from the usual facilities. We’ll be rsing early so we can be active at dawn, and also exploring at dusk and early evening, having a siesta in the hot part of the day (just as the animals very sensibly do), with meal times being worked in around this. The first and last day of the tour will entail a lot of travel in a 4WD vehicle, but this is a very authentic (and flexible) way of traveling through the real Aussie outback. We’ll be meeting genuine Aussie outack characters, seeing an amazing expanse of brilliant stars, and of course seeing plenty of birds and other wildlife
There are still a few vacancies on this tour.