Outback Land Rover Heritage Drive 2016 - The Cooper Creek Tour
Outback Land Rover Heritage Drives are an initiative of the Land Rover Club of the ACT. They provide an opportunity for Series Land Rover owners and friends to enjoy an outback adventure while supporting regional and remote communities by using their services and also helping raise funds for outback charities.
There have been three Drives so far. In 2010 we explored the NSW Corner Country. In 2012 we traversed the torrid Flinders Ranges and swam up the Birdsville Track. The third Drive, which took place in June 2014, featured the fertile plains, iconic opal lands and hot springs of Central West and Northern New South Wales.
Charities supported to date include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the Tibooburra Health Service, Frontier Services, Mungindi Pony Club, Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW (Collarenebri Branch), Clontarf Foundation (Coonamble), and the Carinda P&C.
And in 2016? We'll meet in Bourke on Sunday 19th June 2016 and over the next 13 days we’ll combine all the elements of the previous drives in a similar but more relaxed manner as we explore the catchment area of one of Australia's most iconic rivers - Cooper Creek. It is one of the most famous rivers in Australia because it was the site of the death of the explorers Burke and Wills in 1861 and at 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) in length it is the second longest inland river system in Australia after the Murray-Darling system. The Tour will finish in Ford's Bridge on Friday 1st July 2016.
We would love to share this special part of Australia with you - so please check out the details of the drive and register your interest.
You could also check out the photos from our past drives.