Since 1988, Diamantina Touring Company has led multi award winning nature based expeditions to outback Australia for all ages.
The four wheel drive safari tours take you off road to the best of the outback – remote sand dune deserts, spectacular ranges, Aboriginal communities, secluded gorges and alpine wilderness.
During the day you will travel overland across vast deserts, exploring the unique flora and fauna and marvelling at the extraordinary ever-changing landscapes. Evenings are spent around the campfire enjoying great food and fine Australian wines as featured in magazines like Gourmet Traveller.
The company is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated.
Diamantina have been operating expeditions to the Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre Basin since 1990. Diamantina have crossed the desert over 100 times, along every track, and off track as well.
With this experience, they have designed what they believe is the best Simpson desert expedition. The deserts of the Lake Eyre basin are unlike any other in Australia. The sediments that flow down the great river systems of the Diamantina and Cooper are raised by the wind and dumped into vast longitudinal sand dunes. They hold less vegetation than the Western Deserts, interspersed with its salt lakes, clay pans and spinifex. In places there are gidgee groves in the interdunal corridors, gnarled like ancient olive trees. Amid all this beauty is one of the toughest four wheel drive challenges on the planet.
This expedition is far more than just the Simpson Desert. You will travel the historic Birdsville Tracks, rich in Aboriginal and European heritage, and explore lesser known gorges in the Flinders Ranges, as well as trek north from Dalhousie to historic Old Andado Station and on to Alice Springs.
From $4500 to $8800
A trip down the Canning is like nothing you could ever imagine. One solitary set of wheel tracks setting out across the Great Sandy Desert eventually connecting with Wiluna, 2000 km to the south making it the longest and most remote stock route in the world.
It is a place of great natural beauty, with land systems ranging from spinifex plains to wetlands, dune systems, desert oak forests, spectacular ranges and escarpments and salt lakes. It is also the longest heritage trail in Australia, containing Aboriginal rock art galleries, lonely graves of stockmen and explorers, and the series of wells that punctuate the route. Some of these have been restored, and good water can be obtained. Others lie in ruins.
This is a fully catered expedition. You can choose to travel in the vehicles or tagalong in your own. The Canning today is one of the worlds greatest 4X4 adventures that combines a rich cultural heritage, extraordinary natural history, and an exciting remote area tour. Diamantina have been operating on the Canning Stock Route since 1992. Travel with the acknowledged and recognised experts.
The rare and unique opportunity to spend time on country with first contact Aboriginal People. The Pintubi Nine first encountered Europeans in 1984. Travel from Alice Springs along the scenic Sandy Blight Junction Track to Kintore, then to Australia’s most remote Aboriginal community Kiwirrkurra before heading north to Lake Mackay. You will then take a track not on any maps north 350 kilometres to Balgo, and then follow the original Tanami Track back to Rabbit Flat before turning south to Alice Springs. This is remote 4X4 camping expedition with all meals included, and expert caring guides.
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This tour captures 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 bio region. 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 tour has a relaxed pace and the four wheel driving is not extreme, but the locations are extremely remote and beautiful. The tour departs Alice Springs and heads through the Western Macs to Haasts Bluff and Papunya, on through Kintore to Australia’s most remote Aboriginal Community, visits Rudall River National Park, Marble Bar and the East Pilbara and returns on Beadell tracks across the Gary and Gunbarrel Highways.