#exploreyourbackyard in 2021 and experience the best of QLD!
Join Seair Touring on our 3-day Outback 2 Reef Adventure in 2021. Departing from the Gold Coast, fly west over 2,00km 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 before settling into Motel Units for the evening.
Explore a wide collection of aircraft at the Qantas Founders Museum Airpark, stroll through the iconic Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and watch the sunset from the majestic Thomson River 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 the beautiful Lady Elliot Island. Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight of the Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the sights of Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island.
Experience some of Queensland best kept secrets
- Day One
Gold Coast → Charleville → BirdsvilleCheck-in to the Gold Coast Seair Hangar at 6:15am, your departure sees the sun rising to the east. From here you’ll fly west over the stunning farm lands, 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.At your leisure spend the afternoon strolling through the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and embark on a journey of pioneering history. Regrouping at 5:00pm, it’s time to climb aboard the only paddle-wheeler west of the Great Divide and enjoy a gentle sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River. There are endless photo opportunities and insightful commentary before you head ashore for a traditional stockman’s campfire dinner.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 CoastAfter 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 snorkel tour. Spend the afternoon exploring the Islands surrounds or take a reef walk at low tide (tide dependent) before departing at 4:00pm. The trip home concludes with a beautiful scenic flight to 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
- All accommodation, tours & entry fees
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on tour
- Single travellers welcome, no single supplement applicable
- 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 – From $599pp add an additional night to your adventure at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Includes 1 night in an Eco Cabin (shared bathroom facilities), breakfast, lunch and dinner with Lagoon views, snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins), glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour and your return scenic flight to the Gold Coast *subject to availability, additional nights and accommodation types available
NB: Outback 2 Reef Adventure subject to minimum aircraft numbers. Tours subject to change.
|Wednesday 15 September||2 Seats Available||$3,950 pp|
|Friday 8 October||4 Seats Available||$3,950 pp|
|Friday 16 September 2022||8 Seats Available||$4,150 pp|
|Friday 7 October 2022||10 Seats Available||$4,150 pp|
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