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.
- Day One
Gold Coast → Charleville → BirdsvilleChecking 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.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).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.After sunset, return to the Birdsville Hotel at 7:30pm for dinner and drinks at their heritage listed front bar.
Overnight accommodation: Motel units at the Birdsville Hotel
- Day Two
Birdsville → Lake Eyre → William Creek → Dig Tree → InnaminckaDay 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 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.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.The third and final flight for the afternoon is a short 10 minutes, low level back to Innamincka along 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.
Overnight accommodation: Ensuited rooms at the Innamincka Hotel
- Day Three
Innamincka → Cunnamulla → Charlotte Plains → Gold CoastAfter 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.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.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.
- 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
- 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
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