Fun In The Flinders & The Silver City (Apr)

5 days | Departs 16 Apr 2024
Take in the spectacular sights by day and the star-filled skies at night. We stay overnights in Broken Hill and Quorn and enjoy a range of amazing sightseeing inclusions such as a ride on the historic Pichi Richi Railway from Quorn to Woolshed Flat.

Departs
Adelaide
Returns
Adelaide
Meals included
4 breakfasts & 4 dinners
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$1,650

per person twin share*

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 4 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D)

Tour Highlights

  • Experience highlights of Broken Hill, and visit Silverton
  • Visit Whites Mineral and Mining Art Museum
  • Enjoy a unique Steam Train Sound and Light Show
  • Enjoy the stunning and colourful Silo Art Show at Quorn
  • Experience a journey onboard the iconic Pichi Richi train from Quorn to Woolshed Flat
  • Experience the amazing views and the colour of the timeless and untouched Flinders Ranges
  • Visit the unique Jeff Morgan Gallery featuring picturesque artworks, including a spectacular panoramic mural of the Flinders Ranges
  • Special lunch at the Iconic Prairie Hotel Parachilna

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1 / Tuesday 16 April: Adelaide to Broken Hill (D)
Passengers will be transferred from home to the Adelaide Central Bus Station by car to join the tour. Our tour departs at 8.00 am and we travel through South Australia’s mid north to Burra. Burra was founded in 1845 following an amazing rich, copper discovery. The attractive town has many beautiful stone homes and buildings, which were built by the Cornish settlers many of whom were stone masons who came to the area following the discovery of the rich copper fields. Later, we enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the town which includes the original miners’ quarters in an area called Paxton Square. We also view the Red Ruth Goal, which was depicted in the movie, Breaker Morant which was filmed here. We continue to Yunta on the Barrier Highway and pass a number of deserted little towns which once served as watering stations for the steam trains from Broken Hill. On arrival we check into our accommodation for our 2-night stay.
2 nights: Broken Hill
Day 2 / Wednesday 17 April: Broken Hill Experience (BD)
Today after breakfast, we begin a memorable ‘Silver City’ experience. Broken Hill is one of the most iconic cities in our history and is the birthplace of Australia’s largest company, BHP, which was founded due to a mining discovery in 1868. Highlights of our tour today include a visit to the Line of Lode Miners Memorial, Mad Max Museum and Pro Hart Art Gallery. We also visit Silverton, now a ghost town, and is used as a location for many Australian feature movies. A popular highlight will be a visit to Bell’s Milk Bar a step back in time to the 1950s! This is the perfect place to enjoy a malted milkshake, a nut sundae or mint julep. Here’s an opportunity to play a tune from the jukebox. Later today we enjoy more sightseeing in Broken Hill including the interesting White’s Mineral Art and Mining Museum. Here you will gain an insight into the miners’ lives and working conditions in the famous Broken Hill underground mines. Tonight, after dinner enjoy a little time at the original Palace Hotel transformed and made famous by the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert which was filmed here.
Day 3 / Thursday 18 April: Broken Hill to Quorn via Peterborough (BD)
This morning after breakfast our journey takes us via the Barrier Ranges through Coburn and onto Peterborough. Peterborough sits on the intersection of the east west railway linking Port Pirie & Broken Hill and the north south railway linking Adelaide to Alice Springs. The town has played an important role in the operation of South Australia’s railway system. Peterborough was the hometown for Bob the railway dog who is remembered by a bronze statue in the main street. Bob is featured in a story with railway travellers he met throughout his life. During the afternoon we visit the fascinating Railway Museum for a wonderful insight into the towns Steam Train history. We continue onto the township of Quorn for our two night stay.
2 nights: Quorn
Day 4 / Friday 19 April: Sights, Sounds and the food of the Flinders. Prairie Hotel Parachilna, Hawker Gallery, and Silo Art performance (BD)
Wake to a wonderful sunrise in the Flinders Ranges. We tour deeper into the Ranges which are millions of years old. We arrive in Hawker which was founded in 1880 and began as an important railway town. While in Hawker we visit the popular Jeff Morgan Gallery. We view a magnificent panorama made up of a series of paintings depicting the beauty of the entire ranges and is the artist’s tribute to the beauty of the area. The gallery also features local art and vintage cars. We continue travelling North along the outback Highway via Brachina and on to the iconic Restaurant the Prairie Hotel. At the Hotel we sit down to an amazing lunch world famous for its local produce and in particular great native produce. We return to Quorn for our dinner and overnight stay. After dinner this evening we experience an amazing Silo Art Sound and Light Show under a million stars in the clear Flinders’ Ranges skies.
Day 5 / Saturday 20 April: Quorn to Adelaide, Pichi Richi Train Quorn to Woolshed Flat (B)
Today after breakfast we board the Pichi Richi Explorer to travel on the iconic Pichi Richi train track. Our journey departs Quorn at 10.00 am and travels through gum lined creeks, hills, and ancient rocky outcrops in the same relaxed speed as in time gone by. The train arrives at Woolshed Flat at 12.15 pm and later we travel back to Adelaide via Laura and Clare arriving around 5.00 pm. Adelaide travellers will be met on arrival at the Adelaide Central Bus Station and transferred home by car.
Interstate Connections
Prices for interstate travellers include a night's accommodation at the Grosvenor Hotel or similar in Adelaide's city centre before & after your tour with time to explore the city at your leisure as well as return airport transfers. The departure date from your city will be a day earlier than the tour departure dates listed below.

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