Amateur Geological Society of the Hunter Valley Inc.
August 2017
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 Aug 6, 2017 (Sun) - Aug 18, 2017 (Fri)8:00
 Safari 2017 - Geological Tour of White Cliffs, Tibooburra-Milparinka Inlier and Dome Area 

AGSVH Safari 2017

Geological Tour of

White Cliffs and the Tibooburra-Milparinka Inlier and Dome Area

August 2017

 

Itinerary:

 

We suggest it will take 2.5 days to White Cliffs (approximately 1000 km).

·                    Day 1: Gilgandra or Narromine.

·                    Day 2: drive to Cobar.

·                    Day 3: drive to White Cliffs.

 

       Most days’ activities will start at 8am.

 

Venue/Accommodation

Day

Date

Activities

White Cliffs C/van Park or other

1

Sun

6/8

Arrive, book in and set up. Wander around town.

Meet at camp kitchen at 5pm for briefing and happy hour.

Peery Lake. Working mine tour

2

Mon

7/8

Drive to Peery Lake, viewing aboriginal engravings, tool-making sites and active mound springs. Returning to White Cliffs after lunch for 3pm working opal mine tour @$20 head. Bring morning tea in a back pack and lunch back at vehicles

White Cliffs to Tibooburra

3

Tue

8/8

Drive to Tibooburra 270 kilometres; allow 4.5 to 5 hours for trip. Try to arrive early as Tibooburra caravan park does not take bookings, first in gets powered sites. Briefing 5pm at BBQ area, then you may wish to join the park happy hour.

Tibooburra

4

 

Wed

9/8

Rest Day. Go sight seeing, shopping, view Clifton Pugh’s and other murals in the Family Hotel, drive to Granites and walk around mock gold mine, look thru the Courthouse Museum, do your washing or generally rest. Meet at BBQ area at 5pm for briefing.

Tibooburra

5

Thurs

10/8

Day 1 of the tour of the Tibooburra inlier. Bring morning tea and lunch. 5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Tibooburra

6

Fri

11/8

Day 2 of the Tibooburra inlier tour. Bring morning tea and lunch. 5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Tibooburra

7

Sat

12/8

Free day. Visit some of the station homes, the local NP Office, Courthouse Museum, sit around and relax etc. 5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Tibooburra

8

Sun

13/8

Cameron Corner drive. 149 km full day trip.

5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Milparinka to Tibooburra via Mt Sturt

9

Mon 14/8

Milparinka, Mt Brown, pools Grave, Depot glen, then a scenic drive back to camp via Mt Sturt. 5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Tibooburra

10

Tue

15/8

Rest day.

Tibooburra

11

Wed

16/8

Day 1 of the Dome Tour around Tibooburra. Bring a magnet morning tea and lunch. 5pm briefing and debrief at BBQ area.

Tibooburra

12

Thurs

17/8

Day 2 of Dome Tour around Tibooburra. Bring morning tea. Free afternoon to prepare to leave next day. In the evening a group dinner will be held at the Tibooburra Hotel (The two story hotel)

Tibooburra

13

Fri

18/8

Leave for home, however some may wish to visit Mutawintji NP, or drive to Broken Hill and Menindee. You can go back and spend more time at White Cliffs. The possibilities are endless as to where you can go.

 

 

Location

Accommodation type

Tariffs/comments

1

White Cliffs

Caravan Park

$20 a night per couple; $1 in the slot for showers

(08) 8091 6688, A/H 0408 792405

2

White Cliffs

Underground Motel,

www.undergroundmotel.com.au (08) 8091 6677

3

White Cliffs

White Cliffs Hotel/Motel

(08) 809 16606,

www.whitecliffshotelmotel.com.au

4

Tibooburra

Granites motel/Caravan Park

(08) 80 913 477, (08) 8091 3305,

Mob: 0427 913 477

www.tibooburramotel.com.au

5

Tibooburra

Tibooburra Aboriginal Reserve Camping Ground

(08) 8091 3435, mob 0407 015 255.

No power, has hot showers, gas BBQ.

6

Tibooburra

Family Hotel

(08) 8091 3314,

7

Tibooburra

Tibooburra Hotel

(08) 8091 3310, www.tibooburrahotel.com.au

8

Tibooburra

Tibooburra Beds Motel

www.tibooburrabeds.com.au

(08) 8091 3333, 0400 255 166

Price on application

9

Wilcannia

Warrawong Caravan Park on the Darling.

Barrier Highway Wilcannia 2836 NSW.

This is a great place to stay on the way home. It is a nice days drive from Tibooburra. This brand-new park has an evening happy hour with free nibbles and if you wish, the campfire meals @ $15/head are excellent.    1300 688 225.

www.warrawongonthedarling.com.au

 

Note You are responsible for booking your own accommodation.

 

There will be a meeting at a date to be advised to discuss the AGSHV Safari 2017

Please inform one of the leaders if you are thinking of going on the AGSHV Safari 2017


  


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