Tickets selling fast for 2017 4WD festival

DESERT TRIP: Whyalla and Districts 4WD Club member Heather Snowden, Mayor Lyn Breuer, and club president Jay Snowden.

DESERT TRIP: Whyalla and Districts 4WD Club member Heather Snowden, Mayor Lyn Breuer, and club president Jay Snowden.

Tickets for the four-day adventure went on sale on February 13, and already organisers have been overwhelmed by the interest the event has received. 

Hitting the road over the Easter Long Weekend, Queen of the Desert 4wd Festival explores the Oodnadatta Track at a leisurely pace, leaving from Whyalla with overnight stops at Coober Pedy, Arckaringa Station, William Creek.

The trail finishes in Marree, with plenty of interesting stops, photo opportunities, and family fun along the way.

The adventure will begin in Whyalla on Thursday, April 13 with an official welcoming dinner and entertainment by Whyalla’s very own ‘Just Me’ at Whyalla Sportfishing Club, before the troop hits the road on Friday morning, April 14 and finishing in Marree on Monday, April 17.

Tickets are $300 for three adults, or two adults and two children, $12 for an additional adult, and $6 for an additional child, and include:

  • All camping site accommodation at Coober Pedy’s Big4-Stuart Range, Arckaringa Station, William Creek Hotel and Marree Hotel;
  • Guided tour of Coober Pedy’s famous Breakaways, underground Church, mine and museum and underground homes;
  • Participation in the Coober Pedy Opal Festival parade;
  • Dinner at William Creek and Marree, both including entertainment during the night;
  • Guided Painted Desert sunset tour; and
  • Four billy tea breaks throughout the event

Tickets are available until March 10, but places are strictly limited.

To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unearth-queen-of-the-desert-festival-tickets-31671224485, or drop into the Whyalla City Council's civic building on Darling Terrace.

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