Simpson Desert Crossing from Alice Springs or Uluru to Broken Hill – with Lake Eyre and Birdsville Races

  • Dates: 1 to 9 September 2019
  • Prices: from $4,885 per person

Join in one of our small-group, 4WD outback-hotel-accommodated tours with Spirit Safaris for a Simpson Desert crossing from Alice Springs or Uluru to Broken Hill, to catch both the end of the Lake-Eyre-after-the-flood season and the iconic outback Birdsville races!

This can be a join-in set departure, or grab your friends to form your own private group at dates to suit.

Spirit Safaris’ genuine small group 4WD Lake Eyre Tours include a 2 hour flight to the deepest part of Lake Eyre and follows the water on the Warburton Groove. View the  floods  at Warburton River inflow,  where many birds are gathered and nesting, Goyder Lagoon and Channel Country.

Longer flight extension options are available to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will view the Warburton River and Marree Man giant sculpture.

These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD to witness spectacular mountain and rural scenery, pioneer history and wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.

The Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan Railway stops (incl. Finke) Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swimming in thermal pools), 3 nights in desert crossing via French Line & WAA Line, then Birdsville Races, and 2 days return travel to end in Broken Hill or Adelaide.

Here is a short photo video from a recent 2019 Lake Eyre Tour


Birdsville RacesFor the Birdsville Races it’s race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition.

Today we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, see Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and thermal power station . Optional Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early)

Day 2 is the BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish, to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available.

To enquire or book call 02 9997 1277 or


You may also be interested in this back-to-back tour: 27 – 31 August 2019  MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs to Uluru 5 Day Tour

Why we have partnered with Spirit Safaris

Real Small Groups of 2-4 people or up to 7 per 4WD if private group or family * Convoy of 2 or more cars available for larger groups. * Luxury 4WD GXL Landcruisers *  Affordable, Inspiring, Relaxing * Personal & Private tours  * NOT a bus, a REAL 4WD Tour * Exclusive remote sites access * Your interests are Key * Expert, Professional Guides * 24+ years tours operations * Long-term Aboriginal links * * Delicious meals & special diets * Accommodated Options or * Easy, Comfortable Camping Options * Aboriginal Art from source * Tailored Passenger & Convoys * Tag Along Tour options * Eco Certified T-Quality Assured * Supports Outback Kids programs * Aust. Wildlife Conserv. Support *  Highly Recommended by Clients

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment