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Binns Track, Lake Argyle, Bungle bungles and the Tanami

Overview Itinerary

A detailed itinerary will be provided upon 4WD Tour booking and payment of the tour deposit.

As this is an Extended Tag along Tour, you can join us for all or part of this tour (ie. just the Binns Track or the full tour) and the cost is noted below accordingly.

Dates

Binns Track & East Kimberley - 26th of June to 20th of July (inclusive)

Duration

25 Days - 4WD Tag along Tour

Trip Cost

$5500.00/vehicle - 25 Days Total Tour Cost (incl. GST) per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children)   **Price maybe subject to change depending on final numbers**

Clients can elect to do the Binns Track only - 26th of June to 9th of July (inclusive)

$4150.00/vehicle - 14 Days Total Cost  (incl. GST) per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults or children) **Price maybe subject to change depending on final numbers**

Trip would officially finish at Timber Creek - which is the end of the Binns Track.

Clients can then make their own way up to Darwin or across to Katherine.

 

Where

Binns Track, Harts Range, Davenport Range & East Kimberleys to Alice Springs

Degree of Difficulty

Moderate to Advanced 4WDriving

Driver Experience

Some prior 4WD experience in sand & rocks would be useful and we will help you along the way and/or perhaps you’d like to attend one of our Driver Training Courses prior to the trip.

Do you require 4WD Training?

Type of Camping

Swags, Tents and Heavy Duty Off Road Camper Trailers only

Accommodation

Bush camps and powered camping sites. Rooms at Lake Argyle, etc. are extra.

Fees

Camping fees, Caravan Park fees, Aboriginal Lands Permits & Desert Parks Passes fees included

Approximate Distance

6200 km’s approx. (Quorn to Alice Springs)

Requirements

Minimum of 4 (four) vehicles required to run the tour.

Days 1 & 2

We leave Quorn and head north to Coober Pedy and tour an underground opal mine in the evening. On Day 2 we head north east through the 'Painted Desert' and then across to Oodnadatta and on to the picturesque Eringa Waterhole to make camp. This is remote area touring but very relaxed with 9.00am starts and 'Happy Hours' on most days after Day 2.

Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours
Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours

Day 3

We make our way to Mount Dare for a shower and our last chance to fuel up before heading up to Old Andado Station. We'll see where Mac & Molly Clarke used to live and how hard life was in that remote area. We'll make camp here, so you'll have time to explore and do some photography and have 'Happy Hour' before dinner around the campfire.

 

Days 4 - 6

We move back on to the Binns Track and spend the next few days travelling the track as we make our way to Alice Springs for a relaxed 2 day break and a chance to sight see around the town and restock our supplies. While we're in 'The Alice', you'll have our own special guide booklet to give you some ideas of the numerous things you can see & do around town!

Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours
Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours

Days 7 - 12

We move on through the East McDonnell Ranges visiting Emilly & Jessie Gaps, Corroboree Rock, Trephina Gorge, Ross River Homestead and N'Dhala Gorge. Then it's out to Arltunga Historic Reserve to see the ruins of the gold mine workings and then up into the Harts Range. We spend a few days exploring and camping here before making our way up and into Davenport Range.

Day 13

An overnight stay at Devils Marbles and a chance for some photography of these unique rock formations before moving north to Daly Waters and its iconic Pub, where you can play ten pin bowling in the main street!

Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours
Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours

Days 14 - 18

Then it’s back on to the Binns Track and across to Timber Creek for the night. For those doing the Binns Track Only the tour ends at Timber Creek.

Then on to the magnificent Lake Argyle and Ord River for a few days break and a chance to enjoy this scenic area. We'll take a sunset cruise on the lake and learn all about the construction of the dam and how it opened up this whole region for agriculture.

Days 19 - 21

A short drive to Kununurra for a few nights stay while we explore the region and all it has to offer and a chance to restock our food & fuel supplies. Then we head south down to the Bungle Bungles for a few days break and a chance to enjoy this picturesque area.

Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours
Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours

Days 21 - 23

A few days for camping, walking and photography in the magnificent Bungle Bungles including Echidna & Picanny Gorges & Cathederal Rock.

Day 23

A day for walking and photography at the impressive Wolfe Creek Crater, the second largest metorite crater in the world.

Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours
Binns Track and Lake Argyle Tour - Pindan Tours

Days 24 - 25

We leave Wolfe Creek Crater and hit the iconic Tanami Track as we head south east for Alice Springs to complete our epic journey and have our 'End of Tour dinner' and a chance to relive the tour highlights!!

Notes:

1. Those travelling from interstate may wish to start the Tour at Coober Pedy and meet us there.

2. A minimum of 4 (four) vehicles is required to run this tour.

3. Travelling along the Binns Track is remote area touring and you may need to carry extra fuel in jerry cans (depending on you fuel tank capacity)     

4. Due to unforeseen weather, terrain or mechanical issues, it may take longer to do the Binns Track than mentioned.

5. Average temperatures in July are: Daytime - 25 degrees Celsius and Overnight - 8 degrees Celsius.

6. Price includes all Aboriginal Lands Permit fees, Desert Parks Passes, all Camping fees, a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle and a dinner at Alice Springs.

7. All vehicles to have Rated Recovery Points fitted if possible for your vehicle.

8. Clients can elect to do the Binns Track only - Details above