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Indicative Rate* $15.00 to $14000.00 Tour - All Inclusive

07 4654 3155
1800 654 541
info@travelwest.com.au
www.travelwest.com.au

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Description

Travel West is a professional tour operator and licensed Travel Agent catering for Non-Smokers only. Owners, Graham and Deb pride themselves in operating well planned tours specialising in nature-based experiences, Australian history and outback characters. For many years Travel West operated small personalised bus tours to Birdsville, Innamincka and the Corner Country and now offer this tour as a 4WD Motel Accommodated Tag Along.

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Travel West also offers a nine day Air Safari to Central Australia and the Kimberley. Personalised 4WD tours for two are also available, crossing the Simpson Desert, the Darling River Run and other places in Queensland's Outback.

Graham has a wealth of knowledge about the outback, having driven road trains through the Kimberley and Northern Territory and also driving touring coaches in Australia and Europe. He is passionate about the outback and western river systems and provides excellent and interesting commentary on their tours.

Deb has spent many years in tourism, working in Inbound, for Sunlover Holidays and Tourism Queensland before joining Travel West. Deb's attention to detail is evident in the smooth running of tours.

Together Graham and Deb have more than 40 years experience in tourism having worked in a variety of areas.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • City Sightseeing
    City Sightseeing
  • Cruise
    Cruise
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Cancellation Information:
Cancellation 45 days prior to departure there is an AUD200.00 booking fee kept. Full payment due 45 days prior to departure. Cancellation after full payment will incur 100 per cent of the total tour cost (non-refundable travel insurance recommended). A no show or failure to board will also incur 100 per cent cancellation fee.

Further Details:
All tours are fully inclusive with motel or hotel accommodation.

Travel West Tours are proud to offer tours for non-smokers only.

Travel West with Graham and Deb for a real Outback experience - "Your Enjoyment Is Their Pleasure". Book now for 2011 Tours: 10 day Birdsville: Innamincka - Cameron Corner - Tibooburra Tour, Three Day; "Check Out Charleville"; Four Wheel Drive - Birdsville, Simpson Desert, Eyre Creek, Haddon and Poeppel Corners - Fly Over Lake Eyre.

How To Get There:
4WD tours begin in Charleville. Free parking can be arranged for caravans.

For the Lake Eyre and Birdsville Hotel in a Day ex Brisbane, the tour departs on Skytrans from the Brisbane Jet Base, Brisbane Airport. All other tours depart from Charleville. To find Skytrans at Brisbane Airport, travel along Airport Drive, turn left at the Tower into Dryandra Road.
Follow Dryandra Road and General Aviation Terminal Signs until you reach Casuarina Street. Turn left at Casuarina Street and look for the Brisbane Jet Base on right hand side.
Free street parking available. Park and walk to the Brisbane Jet Base and look for Skytrans sign. Check-in inside at the Skytrans counter.
Check-in from 6.30 a.m. until 7.00 a.m.
Door shuts on plane at 7.15 a.m. for a 7.30 a.m. departure. It's going to be a great day!!

Tariff Information:
Tours run from March until October. Accommodation is hotel or motel style. Drinks and souvenirs are not included in the tour cost. Travel expenses to and from the departure points are not included.
Charleville Bush Cottage - two night minimum stay "Love the Peace and Quiet", "Lake Eyre and Birdsville Hotel in a Day" or " Birdsville Races in Style"
All tours are fully inclusive with ensuited accommodation.


Travel West Tours


Four Wheel Drive Birdsville and Simpson Desert

Travel West

This great Outback Experience begins at Charleville Bush Cottage with a leisurely afternoon and evening around the campfire or the option to see stars like never before at the Cosmos Centre.

Visit Quilpie and see why it's known for the best boulder opals in the world, see Cooper Creek at Windorah, horizons that expand forever, Haddon Corner (where the South Australia and Queensland borders meet), two nights at the iconic Birdsville Hotel including a glass of bubbly on the verandah watching the sunset over the desert, breakfast at sunrise on top of Big Red (the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert) and then traverse 170 kilometres into the Simpson Desert over 20 metre high sand dunes to reach Poeppel Corner. An unforgettable experience!

Tour Information


5 days
Yes.
Pick-up from Charleville Airport.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Jul - 30 Sep 2014

Tour Departs From

  • Charleville

Tour Travels To

  • Cosmos Centre and Observatory
  • Cooper Creek
  • Birdsville
  • Birdsville Hotel
  • Big Red
  • Simpson Desert
  • Poeppel Corner

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$5000.00$5000.00Tour - All Inclusive (Double)
Rate is per person twin share, based on minimum 2 people travelling, twin share accommodation




Four Wheel Drive Tag Along Birdsville, Innamincka and Corner Country Tour

We Made It - On Top of Big Red

Test your driving skills in the Simpson Desert, learn about the history of the region, the river systems and relax as Graham and Deb take care of everything you will need on your fully motel accommodated four wheel drive self drive around the outback, taking in south-west Queensland, the Cooper Basin, South Australia and Sturts National Park, New South Wales.

Spend a night in Windorah, two nights in Birdsville, two nights at Innamincka and two nights at Tibooburra visiting Cameron Corner and the famous Burke and Wills Dig Tree along the way. You will be required to bring your own late model four wheel drive with reasonable ground clearance and a high/low transfer case. Extras to include are a second spare tyre fitted to rim, a UHF radio, tyre gauge, a long handle shovel and snatch strap with fittings. Their escort vehicle is fitted with a first-aid kit, satellite phone and extra recovery gear. Pets not allowed and unsuitable for children.

Tour Information


7 days
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 20 May - 19 Aug 2014

Tour Departs From

  • Charleville

Tour Travels To

  • Cosmos Centre and Observatory
  • Coongie Lakes
    New South Wales
  • Cameron Corner
    New South Wales
  • Tibooburra
    New South Wales
  • Milparinka
    New South Wales
  • Noccundra
  • Thargomindah
  • Eulo
  • Cunnamulla
  • Quilpie
  • Windorah
  • Cooper Creek
  • Birdsville
  • Simpson Desert
  • Innamincka
    South Australia

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$2470.00$2470.00Tour - All Inclusive (Double)
Per person rate, based on 2 people travelling twin share accommodation. Departures from Charleville Bush Caravan Park on 20 May, 29 June, 19 July and 19 August 2014. Free caravan parking available whilst you're on tour.




Four Wheel Drive Simpson Desert and Tracks Tour

Travel West

This unique adventure commences at Charleville Bush Cottage, before you travel west through Quilpie, over Cooper Creek into Windorah and onto the unique town of Birdsville. Then the real adventure begins leaving Birdsville behind and traversing the sand dunes of the Simpson Desert. Experience the magic of sleeping in the Simpson Desert for two nights and travelling the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks. Enjoy travel in late model Toyota Hilux with experienced guides and also stay at the famous Birdsville Hotel, underground at Coober Pedy and on a property along the Birdsville Track.

Tour Information


10 days
Yes.
Pick-up from Charleville Airport.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 03 Jun - 30 Sep 2014

Tour Departs From

  • Charleville Bush Cottage

Tour Travels To

  • Charleville Bush Cottage
  • Coober Pedy
    South Australia
  • William Creek
    South Australia
  • Clayton Station
    South Australia
  • Mungarannie
  • Quilpie
  • Cooper Creek
  • Birdsville Hotel
  • Big Red - Simpson Desert
  • Dalhousie Springs
  • Oodnadatta Track
    South Australia

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$14000.00$14000.00Tour - All Inclusive (Double)
Per person rate, based on 2 people travelling, twin share accommodation




Central Australia and the Kimberley Air Safari

Ayers Rock - amazing in real life

Professionally guided by Graham and Deb from Travel West, this nine day-eight night journey begins in Brisbane and will visit Longreach, Birdsville, fly low over Lake Eyre to Coober Pedy, Ayers Rock, Kununurra, Broome and Alice Springs. Graham will provide commentary and entertain you all the way with history, geography and stories about driving road trains and carting cattle in the Kimberley and the Territory.

Learn about the rivers, deserts, corners and much more. Highlights include flying low over the Carnarvon Gorge range, the Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas Founders Museum, the iconic outback Birdsville Pub, "Sounds of Silence" dinner in the desert at Ayers Rock, flight seeing over Lake Eyre, the Bungle Bungles, Horizontal Falls and the Buccaneer Archipelago down the magnificent coastline into Broome. See magnificent displays of Opals, Diamonds and Pearls. Enjoy three nights based in Kununurra and another highlight is our day on the Ord River up to Lake Argyle. Travel West caters for Non-Smokers Only. You will stay in excellent accommodation and enjoy wonderful meals with your fellow travellers. Minimum 16 and maximum 30 passengers. Graham and Deb accompany all tours and your experience is there number one priority.

Tour Information


9
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 09 May - 07 Jun 2014

Tour Departs From

  • Brisbane Jet Base, Brisbane Airport

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$10850.00$11650.00Tour - All Inclusive (Double)
9 Days and 8 Nights excellent accommodation, all meals, sightseeing, personally guided by Graham and Deb, owners Travel West. Departures from Brisbane on 9 May and 7 June 2014.




Check Out Charleville, Fire, Flood and Heritage Tour

Travel West

"Check Out Charleville" - Charleville is the major town for the south west region of Queensland. Enjoy two hours of Charleville history. Join Graham and hear about the western river systems and where the Warrego River fits into these systems. Learn about the 1990, 2010 and 2012 floods and see work being done on the new flood mitigation system. Hear stories about the fires that have devastated parts of town and some important history. Hear the history of Charleville by those who know it best ....'The Locals'. "Check Out Charleville" is the best value tour in town!

Tour Information


2
Yes.
Most Caravan Parks in Charleville

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2014
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
Daily from April to October 2014

Tour Departs From

  • Check Out Charleville

Tour Travels To

  • Check Out Charleville

Indicative Rates*

FromToInclusions
$15.00$15.00Tour Only
9am Daily. Pickup from most caravan parks. Receive AUD5.00 discount when you stay at Charleville Bush Caravan Park.




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1800 654 541

 
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