3 Day Scenic Outback Adventure Tour

3 Day Scenic Outback Adventure Tour

Tick Lake Eyre off your bucket list in 2019, The Year of Outback Tourism!

2019 promises to be an exciting year to visit the Outback with floodwaters reaching Lake Eyre it is the perfect time to join our 3 Day Outback Adventure tour. Seeing Lake Eyre in flood is a sight to behold!

See the real Australian Outback, in comfort and style.

Experience some of the most remote and iconic parts of Australia with our three day Outback Adventure. Travelling in a private Cessna Caravan, you’ll enjoy a birds eye view of the incredible colours and landscapes of the Australian Outback.

Departing from the Gold Coast, fly west over 2,000km into the real Outback dropping into Birdsville, Lake Eyre, William Creek, Innamincka and Cunnamulla. These iconic Australian towns give guests a true taste of the Australian outback.

 

Head west into the heart of Australia

Cruise west at 350km/hr, leaving the busy east coast behind as you adventure into true outback country. The tour route takes guests through Charleville to an overnight stop at Birdsville, before continuing south-west towards Lake Eyre and William Creek. Landing at Innamincka for the second night, the final day begins setting back toward the coast, stopping in Cunnamulla on the way, before landing back on the Gold Coast in the late afternoon.

Outback Adventure Tour Route

Itinerary

  • Day One

    Gold Coast → Charleville → Birdsville

    Checking into the Seair hangar at 6:45am, your adventure begins with a meet and greet with the other guests, before an early briefing and our departure sees the sun rising over the Gold Coast as you head west for a 2hr 30min flight to Charleville during which a light breakfast will be supplied.

    This Central Queensland town is home to a Royal Flying Doctor Services base, a vital lifeline for remote Australians, the RFDS continues to provide medical services to the farthest corners of the country. While in Charleville you drop into the RFDS visitor centre for an inside look into the organisation.

    On departure from Charleville we continue west, further into the Outback. Arriving into Birdsville at approximately 1:00pm we overfly the iconic Birdsville Racecourse just before landing and then taxi the aircraft up and park out the front of the Birdsville Hotel (just across the road).

    The best and only bakery in town, sit down for lunch at the Birdsville Bakery. Rumoured to bring great fortune to those who eat them, the bakery’s signature Curried Camel Pie was consumed by Malcolm Turnbull himself only two weeks prior to becoming the Prime Minister. What fortune will it bring you?

    Spend the afternoon exploring Birdsville before regrouping at 4:30pm, to climb aboard the air conditioned 4WD tour vehicle and head west into the Simpson Desert to enjoy sunset drinks on Big Red, the first major dune as you enter the desert.

    Watching the sun go down while sitting on top one of the tallest of the 1100 vivid red sand dunes in the Simpson Desert is truly a sight to see with some amazing photo opportunities.

    After sunset, return to the Birdsville Hotel at 7:30pm for dinner and drinks at their heritage listed front bar.

    The Birdsville Hotel holds a reputation as being one of the best in the country. Enjoy a drink at the front bar and converse with other travellers, some of whom will have been driving for days just to get there.

    Overnight accommodation: Motel units at the Birdsville Hotel

  • Day Two

    Birdsville → Lake Eyre → William Creek → Dig Tree → Innamincka

    Day two starts with a cooked breakfast, before departing Birdsville at 8:30am, you’ll get an opportunity to see Big Red and the Simpson Dessert from the air. Flying south and leaving Queensland into South Australia we pick up and follow the Diamantina River at low level through the Goyder Lagoon and then along the Warrburton River into the northern tip of Lake Eyre (North). While tracking south over Lake Eyre (North) we will climb up to allow you to see the sheer size of the 9,500 square km lake from your vantage point overhead.

    Heading out into the Lake Eyre basin, overfly Channel Country and the Goyder Lagoon as you follow the river systems down to Lake Eyre. These creeks and rivers breathe life into an often barren landscape.

    Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia. Renown for the amazing and changing colours of its surface, the only way to appreciate the scale of Lake Eyre is from above.

    Heading west from Lake Eyre you’ll arrive in William Creek at 11:30am and learn how this unique town operates, generating its own power and water before sitting down to lunch and a cold beer at the only pub in town, the William Creek Hotel.

    A true outback destination, pull up next to the William Creek Hotel before exploring the town. Located next to the Woomera testing range, the town has amassed a collection of landed rockets and missiles.

    After lunch, fly back east toward Lake Eyre (South) and the infamous ‘Marree Man’ before continuing north over Lake Eyre to pick up the Cooper Creek and follow it to Innamincka. Conditions permitting, we overfly Innamincka to visit the historic Dig tree and learn about the Burke & Wills story.

    A piece of Australian history, the Dig Tree was the site of a vital supply cache for pioneering explorers Burke and Wills.

    The third and final flight for the afternoon is a short 10 minutes, low level back to Innamincka along the Cooper Creek.

    Innamincka sits on the other major river system draining into the Lake Eyre basin, the Cooper Creek.

    Settle into the Innamincka Hotel and have a look around town, before heading out for a sunset cruise on Cooper Creek. The Cooper Creek is the other major waterway that feeds Lake Eyre in flood years and it brings life to the barren landscape. Watch wildlife come to drink from the creek as the sun sets before heading back to the hotel.
    Dinner will be at the Innamincka Hotel and a few more drinks before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.

    The main bar at the Innamincka Hotel

    Overnight accommodation: Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel

    Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel

  • Day Three

    Innamincka → Cunnamulla → Charlotte Plains → Gold Coast

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

    Still a working cattle station, Charlotte Plains Station remains home to several thousand head of sheep. Robyn introduces guests to the unique lifestyle and challenges of an outback station.

    Met on arrival by Robyn Russell, our host and station manager, spend the day exploring an authentic piece of the Australian Outback. This property has been in Robyn’s family for generations and she shares its rich farming history on guided tours of the station. Visit the cattle yards and shearing sheds before sitting down to a ploughmans lunch looking out over the landscape. After lunch head out to the stations artesian water bore and relaxing in one of the bath tub’s, full of warm water you’ll gain an appreciation for station life and the culture that it has developed.

    Flowing from over a kilometre underground, artesian bore water fills bathtubs for guests to relax in. Our final activity before departing, reflect on your time away in comfort and style looking out over the Charlotte Plains property.

    At 3:45pm it’s time to depart on our final sector together as a group, flying east, heading back to the Gold Coast and returning to civilisation in the early evening. There will be time for one last beer with your pilot and tour group at the Seair Touring hangar before the tour officially concludes.

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.

Departing from the Gold Coast, our Cessna Caravan is the perfect way to travel the Outback.

Join the tour as a couple, or a single, with group sizes kept small to ensure an intimate experience at every location.

Space is ample in the Caravan, and the aircraft features easy air-stair access along with air conditioning and panoramic views.

Pilots on our Outback Adventure make sure you have a safe and comfortable trip, as well as being your personal guide. Local knowledge of each destination ensures a seamless journey and insight you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

 

Inclusions

  • All flights, departing from and returning to Gold Coast (Coolangatta).
  • All accommodation, tours & entry fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks while on tour

$3,285 per person

Single travelers welcome, no single supplement applicable

Booking/Cancellation Policy

  • A 10% deposit if required at time of booking
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to travel
  • Booking/Tour cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% fee applies
2019 Departures Availability
Friday April 19th FULL
Saturday May 4th FULL
Saturday June 8th FULL
Friday June 21st FULL
Saturday June 29th (Canon Collective Tour) FULL
Saturday July 6th Available
Saturday July 27th FULL
Friday August 16th Available
Saturday September 28th Available

Private charters available, please call 07 5599 4509 or send an enquiry below

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