Bindibu Country and Pintubi Nine

12 days

Bindibu Country and Pintubi Nine
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This Diamantina expedition travels into this remote and beautiful country, taking the path less travelled. It also offers the opportunity to connect with first contact Aboriginal people who walked out of the desert in 1984.


We pick up at Uluru airport or Yulara resort (there is also an option to start with us from Alice Springs) and travel west into the Petermann Ranges. We take the Sandy Blight Junction Road north through the Gibson Desert to Kintore. We then travel west to Kiwirrkurra, Australia's most isolated Aboriginal community, and north to Lake MacKay. We follow an unmapped track deep into the Great Sandy Desert, eventually arriving at Balgo.


We then travel through Tanami Downs Station on the old original Tanami Track before joining the Tanami Road to return to Alice Springs. This is a great expedition through country seldom seen by anyone - it's always better along the path less travelled.


This is a trip for those who really want to get away from it all. After the stunning beauty of the majestic Petermann Ranges, the Sandy Blight Junction road winds its way through beautiful stands of stately desert oaks.


Further west we visit Australia’s most isolated Aboriginal community, then head north to Lake Mackay, the largest salt lake in the Western Deserts. The track we take from here is so little travelled we have never encountered another vehicle on it.


The country is diverse, travelling across sandhills, desert ranges and claypans before finally culminating at the spectacular Balgo Pound. Turning south we travel along the little travelled original Tanami Track to Rabbit Flat where we join the Tanami Road to return to Alice Springs.


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