The Greatest Australian Outback Cattle Drive
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How It Works
The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive is a well-organised event that allows you to relax and enjoy your Outback holiday.
On your first day, enjoy the official welcome briefing, settle into the camp and have lunch. This is your chance to meet your travelling companions and check out the facilities. The camp is a village of superior tent accommodation with hot showers, flushing toilets, bar, library and a kitchen of top caterers specialising in Australian cuisine.
All travellers are then transferred to the herd's location, where you'll meet the droving and farrier teams before being matched with your horse. After getting acquainted with your horse begin your experience of droving cattle in the remarkable Outback. When you return to camp, your delicious evening meal will be served buffet style in the on-site marquee. The open fire will be a great place to get to know the members of your group.
Each morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the horses where your droving will commence. The cattle will move some 14 kilometres each day, so your droving departure and pick-up points will change. Lunch is delivered to you as the cattle rest and feed. Take the opportunity to chat to the droving team during the day. While you're enjoying your day's adventure, a support crew tends camp.
Each night, you'll find hot showers, the camp library, and cold drinks at the bar (alcohol is available for purchase).
The daily droving distance varies each day depending on factors including terrain, condition of cattle, and availability of food and water but approximately 14 kilometres. You can stay at the campsite any day during your tour and relax. On days 3 and 4 of each tour you have the option of taking a guided coach tour featuring surrounding attractions and points of interest (included in tour cost) or you can choose to purchase a scenic flight at an additional cost.
You can find more information on how the cattle drive works on the FAQ page.
For more information, or help with your individual travel itinerary, contact the South Australian Visitor and Travel Centre or your travel agent
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Story Published by:Cattle Drive Proof
Date and Time Published:Thursday, 16 July, 2009