|Category||Travel & Tourism|
|Address||PO BOX 324
Coober Pedy, SA, 5723, Australia
|Other||08 8672 5226 (Other)|
|Other||1800 069 911 (Other)|
Monday & Thursdays 8.45am from Underground Bookshop
Cost: - $195 pp
An Outback Experience with a Difference
Coober Pedy - Oodnadatta - William Creek One Day Mail Run
Travel with the mailman delivering mail to the historic towns of Oodnadatta and William Creek as well as 5 remote cattle stations including the world's largest, "Anna Creek".
The tour travels over diverse country, including gibber plains, red sand hills, and the 120 million year old in-land seabed.
We go through the world's longest man-made Structure, the Dingo Fence. Stop and see the old Ghan Railway Line while travelling up the historic Oodnadatta Track.
This track follows the old Aboriginal trade route and the footsteps of explorer's like John McDouall Stuart, Ernest William Giles, as well as the historic Overland Telegraph Line.
Learn about Lake Eyre and the Great Artesian Basin, the arid land pastoral industry, the famous Afghan Camel Drivers, outback flora and fauna, Aboriginal heritage and early pioneers of the area.
The mailmen, are experienced outback operators, that have lived and worked in the area for most of their lives and are well known to the locals and conduct this run twice weekly.
Please Note:- This is an Australia Post contract and while we have to keep to a timetable, this is flexible, making sure that there is time to stop for photos and short walks at points of interest as time allows.
Place of Pick Up
The Mail Run leaves from the Underground Bookshop in Coober Pedy Mondays and Thursdays and we ask that you be there by 8.45am for a 9am start.
While we can not pick up from your accommodation we will return you to your place of accommodation on returning to Coober Pedy.
Note: If the Monday or Thursday is a Public Holiday, then the Mail Run goes on the next working day.
What to Bring
Shady Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, a smile and happy disposition and don't forget the camera with plenty of film/batteries to photograph this arid, diverse and fascinating outback area.
While meals are not provided on this trip, they are available at both Oodnadatta and William Creek. You are also welcome to bring your own food. We carry plenty of good drinking water on board the vehicle.
We travel in comfortable air conditioned 4WD vehicles.
For your safety all of our vehicles carry UHF Radios and First Aid Kits.
Please Note:- Due to unsealed roads and in the event of unfavourable weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel or change the itinerary in the interest of passenger safety at any time.
We also accept no responsibility for any personal expenses incurred by delays caused by breakdowns, adverse weather conditions or these actions, or for the loss or damage to personal effects during the tour.