#holidayherethis year and explore our amazing Queensland backyard!
Explore the best of Queensland as Seair Touring takes you on a journey around the sunshine state. Travelling in a private Cessna Caravan, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the incredible colours of Australia.
Departing from the Gold Coast and Maroochydore, fly west over 2,000km into the Outback dropping into Charleville, Birdsville and Longreach. Enjoy a sundowner atop Big Red before a traditional Aussie pub meal at the iconic Birdsville Hotel. Explore the wide collection of aircraft at the Qantas Founders Museum airpark before spending the evening at the rustic Salt Bush Retreat. Finally, swap your boots for reef shoes and discover the Southern Great Barrier Reef at beautiful Lady Elliot Island.
Experience some of Queensland best kept secrets
- Day One
Gold Coast or Maroochydore → Charleville → BirdsvilleChecking into the Gold Coast Seair hangar at 6:15am, your departure sees the sun rising as you head for Maroochydore. Guests departing from Maroochydore arrive at the Airport at 7:00am for a 7:15am departure. From here you’ll fly west over stunning farmlands, rivers and channel country for Charleville. This central Queensland town is home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and museum, you’ll have a chance to visit it after landing at around 10:00am.After refuelling, continue into the Outback, crossing over the famous Cooper Creek and its remarkable channel country arriving into the historic town of Birdsville around 1:00pm where lunch will be waiting at the iconic Hotel.Regrouping at 4:30pm, climb into an airconditioned 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. Afterwards settle into your first nights’ accommodation.
Overnight accommodation: Motel units at the Birdsville Hotel
- Day Two
Birdsville → LongreachDay two starts with breakfast at the Birdsville Hotel, before departing for Longreach. Fly north following the Diamantina River arriving into Longreach at 10:00am. Enjoy a quick tea and coffee break before heading to the Qantas Founders Museum where you will learn the story of Australia’s national airline from its early days in Outback Queensland. At 11:00am join a private guided tour of the airpark, home to a Boeing 707, Boeing 747, Super Constellation and DC-3 followed by lunch at the museum.Settle into your charming accommodation at Saltbush Retreat before joining the Outback Pioneer Bush by Night Experience at 5:00pm. Aboard their double decker bus, head into the bush and enjoy poetry, tales of local legends and of course the magnificent dome of stars that you can only see far from city lights.After a 2-course dinner by the campfire, you will return to Salt Bush Retreat around 9:00pm where you will settle into your accommodation for the evening and let the gentle sounds of the outback rock you to sleep.
Overnight accommodation: Stables or Huts at Saltbush Retreat, Longreach
- Day Three
Longreach → Lady Elliot Island → Gold Coast or MaroochydoreAfter an in-room continental breakfast, depart Longreach and fly south-east over the Central Highlands and Coalfields. Looking down at rich farming lands contrasted against open cut coal mines towards Gladstone for a quick fuel stop. Your journey continues south for a spectacular scenic flight over the amazing Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the spectacular Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island.Swap your boots for reef shoes as you land on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, arriving at Lady Elliot Island at 11:40am. Enjoy lunch with Lagoon views before getting ready to join an afternoon private glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour. Spend the afternoon exploring the Island’s surrounds or take a reef walk at low tide (tide dependent) before departing. The trip home concludes with a beautiful flight returning to Maroochydore or the Gold Coast.
Travel in style in our touring aircraft
Australia is a vast country, with some of the most beautiful destinations taking days of travel by 4WD to access. Flying not only provides an amazing overview of the landscape but allows us to share some of our favourite destinations with guests in days, not weeks.
- All flights, departing from and returning to the Gold Coast or Maroochydore
- All accommodation, tours & entry fees
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on tour
- Single travellers welcome, no single supplement applicable
$3,750 per person
- A 10% deposit is required at time of booking
- Full payment is required 30 days prior to travel
- Booking/Tour cancelled within 30 days of departure 100% fee applies
ADD ON: Sleep on the Southern Great Barrier Reef – Add additional nights to your adventure at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Starting from $199 per person/per night in an Eco Cabin (bunk style accommodation and shared bathroom facilities) including breakfast and dinner daily (other room types available) *subject to availability
NB: Subject to minimum aircraft numbers and transit stop at Maroochydore for pick up/drop off may occur
|Friday 4th September 2020||Full|
|Monday 5th October 2020||Almost Full|
|Monday 12th October 2020||Full|
|Monday 26th October 2020||Available|
Private charters available, please call 07 5599 4509 or send an enquiry below
TOUR FITNESS RATING – MINIMAL
A minimal level of fitness is required to gain maximum enjoyment for this tour. Travellers must be able to:
- Participate in guided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
- Get on/off transportation including aircraft and busses unaided