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, explore the unique flora and fauna and marvel 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% 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.
The Great Victoria Desert is one of Australia’s hidden treasures – a vast sand dune and sand plain desert – the largest in Australia. Its area is shared equally by the States of South and Western Australia, north of the Nullarbor Plain and south of the Musgrave Ranges, and is bounded on the west by Laverton and the goldfields and to the east by Mabel Creek Station due west of Coober Pedy and the Stuart Highway.
This tour commences is Coober Pedy and travels along the Ann Beadell “Highway” to the goldfields of Western Australia. It returns across seldom trafficked tracks along the northern Nullarbor and visits Maralinga Atomic Site.