KANGAROO ISLAND, FLINDERS RANGES & BROKEN HILL ADVENTURE

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From the ocean to the outback…

Join us as we venture to the third largest island in Australia after Tasmania and Melville, Kangaroo Island—the “zoo without fences”, before heading on to see the sights of the Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia. The Wilpena Pound Resort will be our home whilst we stay in the Ranges, and it is the site of its name sake, Wilpena Pound, a large and naturally shaped amphitheater covering nearly 80 square kilometres. Within the Park are special gorges, cool waterholes and towering peaks. Afterwards, we follow on to Broken Hill, a famous and fascinating mining town full of legendary tales, and once hosted the famous production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. With the the colours, the vastness, the stories and the wildlife, we are sure you’ll agree this is a must-do trip you’ll never forget.

Will you join us?

DAY 1 Saturday 30th April 2022

ADELAIDE (D)

Welcome to Adelaide! On arrival, we greet our friendly Two’s a Crowd host and group and begin our tour to the stunning Flinders Ranges, Broken Hill, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide. Over the past couple of years, the City of Adelaide has seen major growth, historic North Terrace has been brought back to its glory days and the Torrens River precinct has come alive with the major renovations of Adelaide Oval and both Rundle Mall and Victoria Square have had major revamps. We take a brief sightseeing drive around Adelaide, then settle into our hotel for the night.

Accommodation: Your own room at Adelaide Rockford Hotel or similar


DAY 2 Sunday 1st May 2022

ADELAIDE – KANGAROO ISLAND (B/D)

This morning we are joined on the coach by our local guide who will show us some of the other new developments that are currently taking place in Adelaide including the expanded Convention Centre and the billion dollar hospital project that is rising from the city railway yards. Next we visit the Adelaide Oval for morning tea and a tour. The redeveloped Oval offers a unique blend of new and old – from the latest in stadium design to the famous features such as the heritage listed scoreboard, the century-old Moreton Bay Fig trees and the grassed northern mound. Our Adelaide Oval Tour will take us behind the scenes to the inner workings of this iconic ground. We have some free time to purchase lunch and this afternoon we travel to the south coast for our ferry ride to Kangaroo Island. The Sealink Ferry Service departs from Cape Jervis at the foot of the Fleurieu Peninsula. From here it is only a 45 minute sailing across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. Re-joining the coach we make our way to our accommodation at Kingscote for the next three nights. Kingscote is the main town on Kangaroo Island. In fact it was the first free settlement in Australia but it was dogged by the lack of water and suitable building timber. After 4 years it was abandoned in favour of Adelaide.

Accommodation: Your own room at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote or similar


DAY 3 Monday 2nd May 2022

THE ZOO WITHOUT FENCES (B/L/D)

There are two major wildlife areas we have planned to visit today – Seal Bay and the Flinders Chase National Park. First up we meet our guide and head to Seal Bay for our chance to walk on the beach amongst the colony of Australian Sea Lions who live here all year round. It is an unforgettable experience to be guided by a National Parks Ranger, along the beach, within metres of the bulls, cows and sea pups as they rest on the beach. We arrive at the Raptor Domain for their free flight birds of prey demonstration and then have lunch. This afternoon we head towards the south western end of Kangaroo Island to Flinders Chase National Park. This part of the Island was devastated by the 2019 bushfires and most of the vegetation and local infrastructure was either lost, or badly effected. We will head directly to Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch and we can see first-hand the impact of the fires and the re-growth that has commenced.

Accommodation: Your own room at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote or similar


DAY 4 Tuesday 3rd May 2022    

KANGAROO ISLAND (B/L/D)

We plan to visit a few unique ventures today – run by some unique Kangaroo Island characters! The first one is Clifford’s Honey Farm – home to Kangaroo Island’s own population of Ligurian bees (the only pure strain in the world) producing 10,000 kilograms of delectable honey each year. The bees were imported in 12 hives from the Italian province of Liguria in the 1880s, and remain protected from other breeds of bee by the island’s isolation. Next, we head to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, to learn all about this uniquely Kangaroo Island operation. Eucalyptus Oil distilling was once one of Kangaroo Islands major industries. It began in the 1880’s, and was a supplementary income for the farmers clearing their land for sheep farming. In the 1930’s it reached its peak with 48 stills employing over 600 people and over the eucalyptus distilling era there were around 100 stills on the island. Our final visit for the day is to Emu Bay for a visit to the Emu Bay Lavender Farm which eventuated from the dreams of its owners Maria and Tony when looking to diversify their property. They now have a viable venture that gives great pleasure to those who visit. We’ll be given an informative talk and offered some lavender ice-cream!

Accommodation: Your own room at the Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote or similar


DAY 5 Wednesday 4th May 2022  

KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE (B/D)

All aboard for the 10.30 am ferry which takes us back to the mainland. In Victor Harbor we have some free time to purchase lunch (passengers own expense) and from here we head to Hahndorf and have a look through many of the small shops in the main street. Our day concludes as we arrive in Adelaide for our overnight accommodation.

Accommodation: Your own room at Adelaide Rockford Hotel or similar


DAY 6 Thursday 5th May 2022

ADELAIDE – WILPENA POUND (B/D)

The next leg of our journey takes us north through the Clare wine region and the farming areas of the Southern Flinders Ranges. There are several Art Silos along the way in the small townships of Owen and Wirrabara. This afternoon we visit at the Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker. Jeff has created a unique work of art in a round format which can be viewed by climbing onto a large platform which gives the illusion, just as if you were on top of St. Mary’s Peak (the highest peak in the Flinders Ranges). Late afternoon we make our way to the Wilpena Pound Resort and settle in for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Your own room at Wilpena Pound Resort Motel or similar


DAY 7 Friday 6th May 2022    

FLINDERS RANGES (B/L/D)

This morning we have a little time before we meet our local guide, for a tour of the Flinders Ranges National Park. We will visit Gumcreek Station for a picnic lunch but first we will explore some of the Park. The Flinders Ranges are well known for their wild flowers but it’s the dramatic gorges and spectacular peaks that are the real highlights of this beautiful part of Australia. We will visit two gorges (subject to weather and road conditions), Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Gorge. We then visit Gumcreek Station for lunch. Weather permitting we will have lunch near the Wockerawirra Creek under a tree known as the Kekwick Tree. This tree was named after William Kekwick, an explorer who travelled through this area with John McDouall Stuart. Local legend has it that William Kekwick died in this area and was buried
under this tree. This afternoon we return to the Wilpena Pound Resort to visit the Visitor Centre and have some free time for walking or an optional flight over the Pound.

Accommodation: Your own room at Wilpena Pound Resort Motel or similar


DAY 8 Saturday 7th May 2022

FLINDERS RANGES – PICHI RICHI RAILWAY (B/L/D)

This morning we take a look at the northern section of the Flinders, before we make our way to the famous icon in the area known as the Prairie Hotel. This restaurant is renowned for innovative dishes with Australian native and ‘Flinders Feral Food’ twists, and a focus on local and South Australian produce. Don’t be alarmed though, as there is something for the more adventurous to try there is also plenty for the not so adventurous! This afternoon we will be taking a ride on the Afghan Express. This takes us back to the 1930s when the famous old Ghan travelled through the Pichi Richi Pass. The Afghan Express is the name railwaymen gave to the passenger train that ran from Terowie to Oodnadatta, through Quorn, in 1923. This was the first time a sleeping carriage was included on the train, and when an Afghan passenger alighted at Quorn to recite his evening prayers, the train was dubbed the Afghan Express by railwaymen. We travel through the Pichi Richi Pass and onto Port Augusta where the coach will meet us and from here, we have a short drive to our accommodation for the night.

Accommodation: Your own room at Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port August or similar


DAY 9 Sunday 8th May 2022

PORT AUGUSTA – BROKEN HILL (B/L/D)

Today we will be heading to Broken Hill and from Port Augusta we arrive in Peterborough for our morning visit to the very interesting Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre. During a tour here we will be transported back to the glamorous 1920’s when train travel was the most elegant way to get around. This afternoon we cross the border back into New South Wales and arrive in Broken Hill, although we don’t need to change our clocks as Broken Hill remains on the same time as South Australia.

Accommodation: Your own room at Silver Haven Motor Inn Broken Hill or similar


DAY 10 Monday 9th May 2022

BROKEN HILL – SILVERTON (B/L/D)

A local guide joins us this morning as we take a tour of Broken Hill. Our guide will describe the history of Broken Hill and show us some of the historic buildings—the Broken Hill Court House built in 1889, the Broken Hill Trades Hall (1898) and the Broken Hill Town Hall Facade, retained in 1974 after the main halls and offices were demolished. Dominating this town is the “Line of Lode”—the seven kilometre strip of what was the biggest deposit of silver, lead and zinc in the world. Unlike modern mining towns, where the accommodation is built well away from the mine activities, Broken Hill’s population, in the pick and shovel days, built their houses as close as they could to their work. We take in the view from the Line of Lode, then visit the Silver City Mint and Art Centre. Known as one of the best galleries in town, the centre houses jewellery made from Broken Hill silver, a Broken Hill mineral display and an extensive range of original paintings by well-known artists. However it is the dramatic Big Picture, painted by Peter Anderson that will be a highlight of our tour to Broken Hill. It’s the world’s largest acrylic painting on canvas that totally immerses visitors into the local landscape. Late morning, we drive to Silverton, which preceded Broken Hill and was for a time, the largest town in the Barrier Ranges. Today it’s a virtual ghost town but a number of the historic buildings remain. More recently Silverton has hosted film crews who have produced many well known movies such as Mad Max 2, A Town Like Alice and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. We enjoy a light lunch at the Silverton Pub, then step back in time at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum. Virtually every aspect of life in Silverton’s heyday is represented, with literally thousands of items on display. Tools of the trades of mining, transport, entertainment, technology, food, religion, sport, education and medicine are accompanied by a range of photographs, painting a vivid picture of Silverton’s early years. Not far is Mundi Mundi Lookout, located 5kms west of Silverton, the Mundi Mundi plains is a truly breathtaking place. The view must be seen to be believed. The wide flat heart of the Australian outback extends seemingly forever. On a clear day the curvature of the earth can be seen! We then travel to ‘The Living Desert’ to view the Sculpture Symposium. A nationally successful sculpture symposium situated on a majestic hilltop within the centre of the reserve. The Symposium was completed in 1993 by artists from around the world, under the direction of organiser and artist Lawrence Beck. Thirteen sandstone sculptures highlight the skyline, all with a story to tell.

Accommodation: Your own room at Silver Haven Motor Inn Broken Hill or similar


DAY 11 Tuesday 10th May 2022

BROKEN HILL – NYNGAN (B/D)

We have an early start today and head east via Wilcannia to Cobar, where we have lunch on arrival. This afternoon we visit the Cobar Heritage Centre, located in the former Administration Building of the Great Cobar Copper Mine. The centre captures the essence of Cobar, housing an outstanding collection of exhibits which date from the early 1870s to the present day. We spend time looking through the collection and then head to Nyngan for our final night’s accommodation for the tour.

Accommodation: Your own room at Country Manor Motor Inn, Nyngan or similar


DAY 12 Wednesday 11th May 2022

NYNGAN – SYDNEY (B)

Up bright and early, we make our way from Nyngan to Orange where we have our lunch stop and from here, we head for home via the Blue Mountains and arrive back in Sydney late afternoon.

 

TOUR DATES: 30TH APRIL – 11TH MAY 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$6,799 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Adelaide Rockford Hotel

Discover contemporary comfort and warm, personalised service at the Adelaide Rockford. A 4-star hotel located in the bustling West End arts precinct, we offer stylish, boutique-style accommodation and superb amenities in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Just 5 kilometres from Adelaide Airport, 5 minute walk to the RAH (Medical Precinct), the hotel is an easy walking distance to all major attractions, including the iconic Adelaide Oval, the Convention Centre & Casino and central to all public transport links.

Feel completely at home in room and suite accommodation appointed with everything today’s business and leisure traveler seeks. Our popular amenities feature free Wi-Fi, room service, mini bars and complimentary iPads (in select rooms). Enjoy cocktails and creative Australian-Asian fusion cuisine at the Rockford Lounge. Stick to your workout regimen with complimentary access to a nearby gym and pool. For meetings, weddings and special events, the Adelaide Rockford offers an array of indoor and outdoor settings complemented by first-class catering cuisine.

Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote

Welcome to the Aurora Ozone Hotel at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boasting a truly unique location, set along the foreshore of one of South Australia’s most pristine coastlines.

Experience our quality Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay from our Zone Restaurant.

For your next holiday or business conference, Aurora Ozone Hotel has a variety of accommodation options including hotel rooms and self-contained 1 and 2- bedroom apartments. Situated on the foreshore of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Experience the range of activities the region has to offer.

Wilpena Pound Resort Motel

Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation located within the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, 430km north of Adelaide.

This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 60 hotel rooms, 15 glamping safari tents, a picturesque campground, National Park Visitor Information Centre, restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and general store.

There is so much to see and do with a range of 4WD tours, guided Aboriginal cultural walks, nature and bush walks, and our ‘must do’ scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges.

Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port August

The Standpipe, a well-known Port Augusta Hotel, offers quality motel accommodation surrounded by landscaped gardens, adjacent 18 hole golf course, grand dining homestead, with an emphasis on fine food & wine, complimented by discerning personal service.

Our motel offers comfort, convenience and contemporary style. Choose from our various suite types, all including air-conditioning, digital flat-screen TV, free high speed WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge and more.

Standpipe Restaurant is open 7 days a week with evening meals available from 5.30pm.

Silver Haven Motor Inn, Broken Hill

Located in the very heart of Broken Hill, the Silver Haven Motor Inn is your home away from home in the Silver City.

Conveniently situated in the main street of Broken Hill and just a short stroll from cafes, shops, art galleries and museums , the Silver Haven Inn is the perfect base for your next outback adventure.

Recharge in one of our well-appointed rooms, kick back and relax by our pool, or enjoy a meal at our fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant.

Whether you’re in Broken Hill for a quick weekend getaway, a family holiday or business trip, the friendly and local team at the Silver Haven Motor Inn will make sure your outback adventure is perfect from start to finish.

Country Manor Motor Inn, Nyngan

Finding a friendly 3-star family motel in Nyngan is not difficult. Welcome to the Country Manor Motor Inn; a nice option for all types of travellers.

When you are ready for dinner, make your way to the Nyngan RSL Club, directly across the road from the motel. The club is open daily and the bistro has gained a reputation of being one of the best out west! The pleasant staff and cold beer will certainly make your visit to Nyngan an enjoyable one!

On a hot summer’s day why not make use of the refreshing pool to cool down and you may even like to cook your family a BBQ by the pool!

If you are ready to explore our beautiful town we are conveniently located within walking distance to our local IGA, The Big Bogan, Shearing Shed Museum, Helicopter Flood Memorial, Nyngan Museum and Information Centre (located at our Railway Station).

The Country Manor Motor Inn is situated off the main Highway which makes for a quiet stay. Returning guests make up a large proportion of our clientele. We have the best of Nyngan right at our fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

 

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, also known as Karta Pintingga (literally ‘Island of the Dead’ in the language of the Kaurna people), is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia, 112 km (70 mi)​ southwest of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstairs Passage, which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi)​  from the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The native population of Aboriginal Australians that once occupied the island (sometimes referred to as the Kartan people) disappeared from the archaeological record when the land became an island following the rising sea levels associated with the Last Glacial Period around 10,000 years ago. It was subsequently settled intermittently by sealers and whalers in the early 19th century, and from 1836 on a permanent basis during the British colonisation of South Australia.

Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year, with international visitors, primarily from Europe, accounting for more than 25% of these visits. There were 114 businesses operating in the sector in June 2016 and the visitor expenditure reached $123 million in December 2017.

Flinders Ranges

Ancient and rugged mountain landscapes, peaceful tree-lined gorges and a seasonal wealth of wildlife. The sense of space unique to the semi-arid zone combine to make Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park one of South Australia’s iconic destinations.

The park comprises approximately 95,000 hectares. It includes the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the vast amphitheatre of mountains that is Wilpena Pound. Experience the native wildlife, rich cultural heritage, impressive geological features, camping opportunities and a range of activities including bushwalking, four-wheel driving, birdwatching, photography and mountain biking.

As part of the Parks 2025 strategy, improvements to our parks is well underway and includes upgraded facilities at Arkaroo Rock and in the future, at other locations such as the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

Broken Hill

The legendary outback city of Broken Hill is rich with history, a vibrant artistic community and cast of colourful characters. Discover amazing galleries, famous sculptures, cool cafes, palatial federation heritage and towering mining landmarks in Australia’s first heritage-listed city.

Learn about the city’s fascinating history on the Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour. A stroll down Argent Street reveals many great shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes including The Palace Hotel. You might recognise this iconic hotel from the cult Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Broken Hill is Australia’s oldest mining town, with a colonial history dating back to the 1880s. Poised dramatically above the landscape, the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial celebrates the life and work of more than 800 miners who lost their lives here. This striking memorial provides a commanding view of the town.

Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum offers a hands-on insight into the science of geology and mining. See artefacts from the city’s mining history and almost 2,000 specimens, including an impressive 42kg silver nugget, and learn the story of the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the vital work they continue to do.

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is the oldest regional gallery in NSW. See works from the Brushmen of the Bush, a group of five artists who included Pro Hart, Eric Minchin and Jack Absalom. There’s also an excellent collection of Indigenous works from Badger Bates, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

There are many other galleries and studios in town, including the Pro Hart Gallery and Willy Nilly Art. Twenty minutes’ drive north of Broken Hill, you’ll find the stunning Living Desert Sculptures. Created by 12 international artists in 1993, the dramatic sandstone sculptures adorn a trail through the centre of the Living Desert Reserve.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Solo room – always!
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)

From the ocean to the outback…

Join us as we venture to the third largest island in Australia after Tasmania and Melville, Kangaroo Island—the “zoo without fences”, before heading on to see the sights of the Flinders Ranges, the largest mountain range in South Australia. The Wilpena Pound Resort will be our home whilst we stay in the Ranges, and it is the site of its name sake, Wilpena Pound, a large and naturally shaped amphitheater covering nearly 80 square kilometres. Within the Park are special gorges, cool waterholes and towering peaks. Afterwards, we follow on to Broken Hill, a famous and fascinating mining town full of legendary tales, and once hosted the famous production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. With the the colours, the vastness, the stories and the wildlife, we are sure you’ll agree this is a must-do trip you’ll never forget.

Will you join us?

TOUR DATES: 30TH APRIL – 11TH MAY 2022

TOUR PRICING: A$6,799 PLUS AIRFARES/TAXES

Adelaide Rockford Hotel

Discover contemporary comfort and warm, personalised service at the Adelaide Rockford. A 4-star hotel located in the bustling West End arts precinct, we offer stylish, boutique-style accommodation and superb amenities in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Just 5 kilometres from Adelaide Airport, 5 minute walk to the RAH (Medical Precinct), the hotel is an easy walking distance to all major attractions, including the iconic Adelaide Oval, the Convention Centre & Casino and central to all public transport links.

Feel completely at home in room and suite accommodation appointed with everything today’s business and leisure traveler seeks. Our popular amenities feature free Wi-Fi, room service, mini bars and complimentary iPads (in select rooms). Enjoy cocktails and creative Australian-Asian fusion cuisine at the Rockford Lounge. Stick to your workout regimen with complimentary access to a nearby gym and pool. For meetings, weddings and special events, the Adelaide Rockford offers an array of indoor and outdoor settings complemented by first-class catering cuisine.

Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kingscote

Welcome to the Aurora Ozone Hotel at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boasting a truly unique location, set along the foreshore of one of South Australia’s most pristine coastlines.

Experience our quality Kangaroo Island accommodation located on the foreshore with stunning views overlooking Nepean Bay from our Zone Restaurant.

For your next holiday or business conference, Aurora Ozone Hotel has a variety of accommodation options including hotel rooms and self-contained 1 and 2- bedroom apartments. Situated on the foreshore of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Experience the range of activities the region has to offer.

Wilpena Pound Resort Motel

Wilpena Pound Resort is the only accommodation located within the Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park, 430km north of Adelaide.

This extraordinary landscape is 800 million years old and has been home to Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years. Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 60 hotel rooms, 15 glamping safari tents, a picturesque campground, National Park Visitor Information Centre, restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and general store.

There is so much to see and do with a range of 4WD tours, guided Aboriginal cultural walks, nature and bush walks, and our ‘must do’ scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges.

Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port August

The Standpipe, a well-known Port Augusta Hotel, offers quality motel accommodation surrounded by landscaped gardens, adjacent 18 hole golf course, grand dining homestead, with an emphasis on fine food & wine, complimented by discerning personal service.

Our motel offers comfort, convenience and contemporary style. Choose from our various suite types, all including air-conditioning, digital flat-screen TV, free high speed WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge and more.

Standpipe Restaurant is open 7 days a week with evening meals available from 5.30pm.

Silver Haven Motor Inn, Broken Hill

Located in the very heart of Broken Hill, the Silver Haven Motor Inn is your home away from home in the Silver City.

Conveniently situated in the main street of Broken Hill and just a short stroll from cafes, shops, art galleries and museums , the Silver Haven Inn is the perfect base for your next outback adventure.

Recharge in one of our well-appointed rooms, kick back and relax by our pool, or enjoy a meal at our fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant.

Whether you’re in Broken Hill for a quick weekend getaway, a family holiday or business trip, the friendly and local team at the Silver Haven Motor Inn will make sure your outback adventure is perfect from start to finish.

Country Manor Motor Inn, Nyngan

Finding a friendly 3-star family motel in Nyngan is not difficult. Welcome to the Country Manor Motor Inn; a nice option for all types of travellers.

When you are ready for dinner, make your way to the Nyngan RSL Club, directly across the road from the motel. The club is open daily and the bistro has gained a reputation of being one of the best out west! The pleasant staff and cold beer will certainly make your visit to Nyngan an enjoyable one!

On a hot summer’s day why not make use of the refreshing pool to cool down and you may even like to cook your family a BBQ by the pool!

If you are ready to explore our beautiful town we are conveniently located within walking distance to our local IGA, The Big Bogan, Shearing Shed Museum, Helicopter Flood Memorial, Nyngan Museum and Information Centre (located at our Railway Station).

The Country Manor Motor Inn is situated off the main Highway which makes for a quiet stay. Returning guests make up a large proportion of our clientele. We have the best of Nyngan right at our fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

 

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, also known as Karta Pintingga (literally ‘Island of the Dead’ in the language of the Kaurna people), is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia, 112 km (70 mi)​ southwest of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstairs Passage, which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi)​  from the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The native population of Aboriginal Australians that once occupied the island (sometimes referred to as the Kartan people) disappeared from the archaeological record when the land became an island following the rising sea levels associated with the Last Glacial Period around 10,000 years ago. It was subsequently settled intermittently by sealers and whalers in the early 19th century, and from 1836 on a permanent basis during the British colonisation of South Australia.

Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year, with international visitors, primarily from Europe, accounting for more than 25% of these visits. There were 114 businesses operating in the sector in June 2016 and the visitor expenditure reached $123 million in December 2017.

Flinders Ranges

Ancient and rugged mountain landscapes, peaceful tree-lined gorges and a seasonal wealth of wildlife. The sense of space unique to the semi-arid zone combine to make Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park one of South Australia’s iconic destinations.

The park comprises approximately 95,000 hectares. It includes the Heysen Range, Brachina and Bunyeroo gorges and the vast amphitheatre of mountains that is Wilpena Pound. Experience the native wildlife, rich cultural heritage, impressive geological features, camping opportunities and a range of activities including bushwalking, four-wheel driving, birdwatching, photography and mountain biking.

As part of the Parks 2025 strategy, improvements to our parks is well underway and includes upgraded facilities at Arkaroo Rock and in the future, at other locations such as the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

Broken Hill

The legendary outback city of Broken Hill is rich with history, a vibrant artistic community and cast of colourful characters. Discover amazing galleries, famous sculptures, cool cafes, palatial federation heritage and towering mining landmarks in Australia’s first heritage-listed city.

Learn about the city’s fascinating history on the Broken Hill Heritage Walk Tour. A stroll down Argent Street reveals many great shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes including The Palace Hotel. You might recognise this iconic hotel from the cult Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Broken Hill is Australia’s oldest mining town, with a colonial history dating back to the 1880s. Poised dramatically above the landscape, the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial celebrates the life and work of more than 800 miners who lost their lives here. This striking memorial provides a commanding view of the town.

Albert Kersten Mining and Mineral Museum offers a hands-on insight into the science of geology and mining. See artefacts from the city’s mining history and almost 2,000 specimens, including an impressive 42kg silver nugget, and learn the story of the Royal Flying Doctors Service and the vital work they continue to do.

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is the oldest regional gallery in NSW. See works from the Brushmen of the Bush, a group of five artists who included Pro Hart, Eric Minchin and Jack Absalom. There’s also an excellent collection of Indigenous works from Badger Bates, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

There are many other galleries and studios in town, including the Pro Hart Gallery and Willy Nilly Art. Twenty minutes’ drive north of Broken Hill, you’ll find the stunning Living Desert Sculptures. Created by 12 international artists in 1993, the dramatic sandstone sculptures adorn a trail through the centre of the Living Desert Reserve.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Two’s a Crowd Tour Host
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Solo room – always!
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Group coach transfers at the start and end of your tour
  • All sightseeing, guided tours and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

 

Tour Exclusions:

  • Travel Insurance (we can assist)
  • International/domestic flights to the start/end of the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry, taxis, souvenirs and phone calls
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Pre- and post-tour accommodation (we can assist)
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Any tours listed as “Optional Tours” (and are subject to change, depending on weather and schedule changes)
  • Gratuities (optional)
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I found the overall trip excellent. I believe Diane's professionalism, inclusive personality and ability to relate to all contributed to this. She worked to ensure the group was cohesive without individuals impinging on the personal space of others etc. a good skill to have and one she applied effectively. Kate, Canada/Alaska

Fantastic value for money

Fantastic value for money paid. Russell our guide is an asset to your company... he was fantastic! Overall the trip was magical from start to finish. Well done Two's a Crowd ... the best trip ever. Barbara, Canada/Alaska

Fantastic first solo trip

I had a fantastic trip. Absolutely loved Canada and Alaska. It's the first time I have travelled solo and was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of people that all got on so well. Diane our host was great. She did a good job of getting us altogether for meals, excursions, shopping trips etc. I liked that she quietly got things done without being loud or "in-your-face". She was good at being one of us as well as our leader. Wendy, Canada/Alaska

Good balance of activities and spare time

Had a great time. Good mixture of organised activities and spare time. Diane was an excellent tour host. Russell the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable with his insights into growing up and living in Canada. Sharon, Canada/Alaska

Well organised trip with an excellent host

The trip was well organised, with a good mix of activity and free time. The scenery was spectacular and fellow travellers were a great bunch. Diane is a excellent host - helpful, courteous and above all a pleasure to know. I found her bubbly personality a bonus and can only speak highly of her. Gary, Canada/Alaska

I had a fabulous time

I had a fabulous time. Lake Louise and the hotel were magnificent. The cruise was excellent. Diane made sure that she was available for group meals and sightseeing, and was alway in good humour and great fun. I would recommend your company to everyone and am very interested in the Scandinavia  tour at the end of 2017.

Cathy, Adelaide - Canada/Alaska May 2016

Great holiday

What a great trip! I experienced so much and participated in all that was offered. I had read and reviewed as much as time allowed me but was not prepared for what the trip gave me and that is a better understanding of the beautiful people of both countries. - Lesley on Vietnam/Cambodia

In good company

I thought the suggestions for optional things to do, in the "free" time were very good. So good, we really ended up with very little free time. So much to do! - Mary on Vietnam

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together. - Anonymous on Vietnam/Cambodia

Fantastic first experience!

Extremely well organised with fabulous guides throughout - especially in Vietnam! First holiday with your company and certainly not the last. - Glenys on Vietnam

Great group to travel with

Having a small group meant that the days were more relaxed and flexible and I really felt spoilt and looked after. Melinda on Borneo

Thoroughly enjoyed Uganda

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip especially Uganda. There was so much variety of things to do on this trip. Jaros & Julius were great. Thought in Kenya the Maasai Mara were beautiful people, so easy to get along with. Judy

Can’t stop talking about my experience

I just feel so privileged to have shared with the Maasai the most awe-inspiring majestic sights and sounds of Africa. The fantastic memories will be with me forever. Maureen

Absolutely enjoyable

Gillian was a fantastic host. She was there for us from the moment we reached Hotel Troy. Heather on Africa

Best holiday I’ve been on!

One of the best holidays that I have been on - really well organised. I would never have travelled to Vietnam or Cambodia on my own. Bronwyn

Well organised

Fun, well organised and a really great group. Barbara on Vietnam/Cambodia

Great time together

I found the trip interesting and eye opening with a great overview of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The other travellers on the trip were fabulous and we had a great time together.

Great value

Well done. No complaints. Very pleased with this trip. Great value for my hard earned dollars! Really enjoyed the [Vietnam/Cambodia] tour. 

Fabulous rapport filled with much humour!

A great bunch of people & I can't believe how we all had such a fabulous rapport filled with much humour!!!

I couldn’t fault anything.

The (Uniworld River) cruise was great, I met up with some wonderful people who treated me like part of the family !
The ship & crew were fantastic & the excursions were very good, I couldn't fault anything. I'd recommend this cruise to anyone.  Peter

Informative and educational

The entire trip was one of the most enjoyable and exciting. Also so informative and educational. I was so pleased to make the trip. Wish I was over there in that magical place.  Marjorie

Delighted

I’ve just returned from the wonderful Kimberley trip.  It was my first experience with Two’s a Crowd and I was delighted.  Kay

Opportunity to experience

I have had the opportunity to experience things I would never had done by myself.  Solo travellers is a fantastic concept and use of social media has been a great way to share and keep in touch with friends and family. Judi

I need not have worried

Being my first tour and a senior member, I admit I was apprehensive but I need not have worried. It was great and I was very well looked after.  Can’t wait to go to Kenya with Two’s a Crowd.  Maureen

Smooth and seamless

A memorable trip of a lifetime, a wish fulfilled.  A fascinating cultural country steeped in history which I found totally enthralling.  Two’s a Crowd service was smooth and seamless.  Pam

A wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience visiting Cambodia and Vietnam and gave me a better understanding of these countries. I had a great time with new friends, we had a good bunch and Leonie was the perfect host. Eric

Value for money

Value for money and outstanding co-operation from your staff and tour operators. Joan

Safe and secure and totally looked after

An awesome adventure for my first time overseas alone.  Leonie was excellent and both guides were also fantastic.  At all times I felt safe and secure and totally looked after.  Melinda

Well done Two’s a Crowd.

Leonie was an excellent host, the ideal person. I never felt any pressure to  be involved in every activity so I could explore alone during free time. Having 2 or 3 nights in most places was great – you could rest up or party. Well done Two’s a Crowd. Jenny

A completely different experience

It was a nice surprise holiday, a completely different experience from all my other holidays. Thanks. Piroska

I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.

In my travelling life, I’ve had at least 10 travel agents.  Two’s a Crowd is the first one where I haven’t had to correct anything in my travel documents.   Piroska

I’m so excited to have found you Two’s a Crowd.

“Finally. A travel company is recognising the needs of people like me”

This is perfect for me.

“I’ve been to Burma but can you please send me some information about other destinations. This is perfect for me.”

I really wanted to meet the people behind it

“I saw your ad in the local paper and could have phoned but I wanted to come in and congratulate you on starting this great business. I really wanted to meet the people behind it.”

Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be!

I’m really enthusiastic about the niche you are determined to cover in the market, and have the feeling stumbling on Two’s a Crowd on the internet was definitely meant to be.

I find them inspirational

Thanks for sending these emails as I find them inspirational and will sit dreaming for the next hour or so.

Thank you for providing a service for people like me

“I am very excited to read about your area of speciality, and look forward to devouring all information that might come my way. Thank you for providing a service for people like me.”

Excellent throughout.

The entire 14 days ran so smoothly from Two's a Crowd booking my flights to  airport transfers and then the 12 days camping in the Kimberley. Excellent throughout. Congratulations. Marjorie

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