Red Centre to the Pilbara Expedition

17 days

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When we designed this expedition we wanted to create a program that captured the very essence of the Western Deserts and their astonishing diversity. From the rugged ranges of remote Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park and the ironstone red ranges of the lesser-known East Pilbara to the botanical wonderlands of the Gibson Desert bioregion.

 

This was the last wilderness in Australia, it was only in the 1960s that any vehicle tracks were made into the area. Back then, Terry Long, the Woomera Native Patrol officer said, “No one had been out there. The desert, as far as the Department [WA Dept of Supply] was concerned... was an unknown, as it was to the whole of Western Australia. The Warburton Ranges [were] as far as anybody got. People in those days knew absolutely nothing about Aborigines.” This expedition takes you there.

 

This is the ultimate Western Deserts Safari. If you have been looking at a map of Australia and wondering what mysteries lie in the blank bits out west - look no further. Rather than a barren desert, you will find nature's wonderland, including the Mulga parklands of the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve, the rugged splendour of Rudall River National Park, and the stunning and seldom visited East Pilbara. See how the country changes, and how the plants, birds and wildlife adapt to those changes.

 

This expedition travels through the communities of Haasts Bluff, Papunya, Warburton, Warakurna and Kiwirrkurrna. You will travel the paths of the explorers as well as tracks put in by Len Beadell, including the Gary and Gunbarrel highways and the seldom-travelled Talawanna Track.

 

For lovers of nature, those with an adventurous spirit, or simply those who love to immerse themselves in wild and remote places, look no further, this is the one for you.

 

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Location

Alice Springs NT, Úc