5 days
Duration
22 May, 19 June, 10 July, 24 July 2021
Dates

See the Australian Outback

Fly west over 2,000km into the Outback, experience some of the most remote and iconic parts of Australia. Travelling over three days in a private Cessna Caravan, enjoy a birds eye view of the incredible colours and landscapes below. Departing from the Gold Coast your Outback Adventure will drop into Charleville, Birdsville, William Creek, Innamincka, Cunnamulla and overfly Big Red, the Goyder Lagoon and Lake Eyre. Explore the Cooper Creek, Innamincka and spend the day at Charlotte Plains Cattle Station soaking in their hot water artesian bore whilst gaining an appreciation for station life. These iconic Australian towns will give you a true taste of the Australian Outback, without driving for weeks to see it!

 

TOUR DATES 22 May, 19 June, 10 July, 24 July 2021
TOUR COST $3,750 per person (no single surcharge)
DURATION
3 days, 2 nights
Day 1

Gold Coast, Charleville, Birdsville & Big Red

outback-thumbChecking in to the Seair hangar at 6:45am, an early briefing and departure sees the sun rising over the Gold Coast as you head west for Charleville. This central Queensland town is home to a Royal Flying Doctor Service base, and you’ll have a chance to visit it after landing at around 10:00am.

After refuelling, continue into the Outback, arriving at the Birdville Hotel around 1:00pm. Enjoy lunch at the Birdsville hotel before exploring this iconic Australian town.

Regrouping at 4:30pm, climb aboard the air confitioned 4WD tour vehicle and head west into the Simpson Desert to enjoy drinks on Big  Red, the first major dune as you enter the desert. After sunset, return to the Birdsville Hotel for dinner and drinks at their heritage listed front bar. Overnight accommodation: Motel unit at the Birdville Hotel

Day 2

Lake Eyre, William Creek, hinamineka & Dig Tree

5Day two starts with a cooked buffet breakfast, before departing Birdsville. You’ll get an opportunity to see Big Red and the Simpson Desert from the air. Then, heading south, pick up the Diamanbna River at low level and follow this through the Goyder Lagoon towards to the tip of Lake Eyre North.

Climbing up high, you’ll get to see all of 9,500 square km from your vantage point over the lake. Head west to arrive at William Creek at 11:30am, and see this unique town before lunch and a cold beer at the only pub in town, the William Creek Hotel. After lunch, fly back toward Lake Eyre South and the infamous ‘Maree Man’ before continuing across Cooper Creek to Innamincka. Conditions permitting, visit the historic Dig Tree and learn about Burke & Wills story.

Overnight accommodation: Motel units at the Innamincka Hotel
Settle in to the Innamincka Hotel, before heading out for a Grave Tour. Follow the Cooper Creek to Burke’s final resting place. Watch wildlife come to drink from the creek as the sun sets, before heading back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 3

Charlotte Plains Station & Gold Coast

7After breakfast, take to the air and head east, returning into Queensland following the Cooper Creek. Landing in Cunnamulla to refuel, another short hop sees you landing at Charlotte Plains Station in the late morning.

Met on arrival by Robyn Russell, our host and station manager, spend the day exploring an authentic piece of the Australia Outback. This property has been in Robyn’s family for generations, and she shares its rich farming history on guided tours of the station. Visiting the cattle yards, shearing sheds and the station, hot water bore, you’ll gain an appreciation for station life and the culture that it has developed.

After lunch at the homestead, the tour begins its final sector, heading for the coast. Returning to civilisation in the early evening, wish your fellow travellers farewell as the tour officially concludes.

INCLUDES

All flights on a Seair Touring aircraft from the Gold Coast

Accommodation at the Birdsville and Innamincka Hotels

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks during tour

All tours and transfers, including sunset drinks (beer, wine and soft drink)

Cost $3,750 per person (no single surcharge)

EXCLUDES

Travel to/from the Gold Coast (commercial flights, hotel transfers) Other alcoholic beverages with meals

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