Madigan Line Tour Map

Madigan Line

Madigan Line Tour

Well what a tour this one will be! The Central Land Council for the 2021 touring season banned transiting the Madigan East West, this got us thinking as historically that is the way that we have travelled. What would we like to do, and what do we normally do when we are out this way by ourselves? We usually visit the Flinders Ranges, now this is by no means a Flinders Ranges tour, it really is just a taste, but you will bite down on some of the best the Flinders has to offer.

Our Madigan line tour now begins at Wilpena Pound in the beautiful Flinders Ranges. On our first night we’ll be staying at Willow Springs, home of the highest self drive 4×4 track in the Flinders Ranges which we will guide you safely along on our first day, allowing you to absorb all the history and spectacular views it offers.

After a great night at Willow Springs we will visit Aroona Valley, the place of inspiration for Hans Heysens paintings, before making our way north to a gorge filled with Aboriginal Petroglyths…a great spot to camp for the night. The following day we’ll wind our way out of the Flinders via a stunning scenic road towards our destination for the night at the historic Marree hotel on the Oodnadatta track. Book early if you would like to stay in the old hotel or rent a cabin for the night or there’s camping out the back.

From Marree we head up the Oodnadatta track, stopping at various places along the way and heading to our final fuel stop at Mount Dare before heading across the desert. On the way to the kick off point the next day, we’ll visit Molly Clarkes home at Old Andado Station, a true window into the past, and then it’s onto the Madigan Line proper, traversing west to east across the Simpson Desert for the next few days.

We have plenty of time for the Madigan line allowing a leisurely pace for you to fully enjoy this amazing landscape, after our West East crossing we turn onto the Hay River track and our run into Birdsville, either via Adria Downs Station or Poeppel corner, and into Birdsville for the night. Here we can enjoy a shower and the hospitality of the Birdsville hotel, a night I am sure you will remember.  Again, if you would prefer not to camp that night, the caravan park has cabins available if you book early.

From Birdsville we will turn South, via the Cordillo Downs old shearing shed to our camp on the common at Innamincka where you will be able to get a meal from the pub. On our final day we will pass through Camerons Corner, where depending upon time, you may like a round of tristate golf, before finishing the tour further along the track at our final destination in the town of Tibooburra.

Join Adam on the final night of the tour at the Tibooburra Family Hotel for a hearty pub meal surrounded by the famous artists murals and to talk about all the adventures we have just had, and why not book a room for a well earned night of comfort.

 

If you have any questions on this tour or any other tour Tracks 4×4 Tagalong offer please give Adam a call on 0408780072

 

Tour

2176KM
13 days
4WD
$3200 for 2 People Extra passenger $150
  • 2022
  • 9 - 21 April

Inclusions

  • Experienced trip leader with first aid skills and all communication equipment
  • All camping and permit fees

Exclusions

  • This is a self-catered tour so no meals are provided
  • Any upgrade from camping is not included in the cost