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Oodnadatta Track / Oodnadatta - Cities, Towns and Localities

The iconic outback drive, the Oodnadatta Track, is a drive into history, following the route that 19th century explorers trekked, who themselves followed in the footstep of the Aboriginal people of the region, who had used this as a trading route, following the artesian springs and waterholes to be found along the way.

This region played an important part in the traditions and culture of the Indigenous people, with dreaming trails crisscrossing the area. The Oodnadatta Track crosses the traditional lands of three Aboriginal groups, and today a number of Aboriginal people live in the region, together with descendent of the Afghan cameleers, who had settled and married into the tribes, as well as Europeans and white Australians.

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Oodnadatta Track Tours

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The Arabunna Tour
• MARREE SA 5733 • Ph: +61 8 8675 8351 • Email
• While travelling along the legendary Oodnadatta Track, explore the ancient, natural wonders of the Lake Eyre Basin while sampling bush tucker and discovering bush medicines and other desert resources.

Enjoy the tastes of cooking on ashes, camp oven cooking and billy tea and damper. Hear stories around the campfire about the old Ghan railway, the Overland Telegraph, the Afghans, the missions and the mines.

The tours usually run on a 1-day - 7-day basis. A day tour can be tailored to suit your needs. You may arrange to take a trip to Lake Eyre, Sculpture Park, or visit mound springs or see Rock Art.

The website has a video widget where you will be able to view six short films about Arabunna culture, history and the Marree area. The six films were produced by Malcolm McKinnon and the Marree Arabunna Peoples’ Committee in 2004.
• Ph: 08 8955 5670 • Email
• Come and experience the spirit of the outback with Wrightsair. We are committed to providing quality service and safety both on the ground and in the air when you fly with us. Our specialty flights include flights over Lake Eyre from William Creek and flights from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. Flights can also be customised to meet specific customer needs.
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Oodnadatta Track Local Services

Marree, William Creek, Oodnadatta and Marla all offer services such as fuel, water, basic provisions, meals and accommodation.
The Pink Roadhouse
• Post Office, OODNADATTA SA 5734
• Ph: 08 8670 7822 • Freecall: 1800 802 074 • Fax: 08 8670 7831 • Post Office Ph: 08 8670 7819 • Email
• The site was originally put together by 12 year old Brett Williams and as the site states it’s “Mission bloody statement: to provide travellers with correct, up to date, toll free phone information for enjoyable access to an area Australians are yet to learn to love”.
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1 The South Australian Tourism Commission, South Australia. The Oodnadatta Track - String of Springs (PDF). Retrieved August 1, 2012
2 Government of South Australia - SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management: Publications & Resources - Tourism brochures: The Oodnadatta Track - String of Springs (PDF)
Strangways Springs Overland Telegraph Station
Strangways Springs / Pangki Warrunha - Strangways Springs Overland Telegraph Station
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