3-Day Scenic Queensland Experience

3-Day Scenic Queensland Experience

Experience Queensland, in comfort and style.

Explore the hidden gems of Queensland on Seair Touring’s 3-day Scenic Queensland Experience!

Travelling in a private Cessna Caravan, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of the incredible colours and landscapes of the Queensland countryside.

Departing from the Gold Coast head North-West over the Carnarvon Ranges and enjoy the incredible sandstone cliffs from above, dropping into Wallaroo Outback Retreat, the QANTAS Founders Museum and Saltbush Retreat enjoying traditional camp-fire dinners and the tranquil sounds of the Australian bush.

Head below ground on a 1-hour private ‘Cathedral Cave’ tour at Capricorn Caves exploring the ancient geological history of the region whilst learning about the local wildlife and early settlers. 

Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the sights of Heron, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Island to finish up your incredible Queensland Experience Tour!

 

Celebrate the centenary of Qantas at the Qantas Founders Museum

Cruise west at 300km per hour, leaving the busy east coast behind as you begin your journey. The tour route takes guests over the Darling Downs and the Great Diving Range to an overnight stop at Wallaroo Outback Retreat, nestled amongst the magnificent sandstone cliffs of the Carnarvon Ranges. Fall asleep to the sounds of the bush in the comfort of your Glamping Tent.

Continuing North-West to Longreach to explore the QANTAS Founders Museum before settling into your rustic and beautiful accommodation at the Saltbush Retreat. Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Thompson River before a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner.

The final day begins flying east towards Rockhampton over the Central Highlands and Coalfields looking down at rich farming lands before a short bus ride to the stunning Capricorn Caves. Head out on a 1-hour private ‘Cathedral Cave’ tour which showcases the area’s most spectacular caves, leaving you with lasting memories of ancient geological history, early explorers and the wonderful wildlife.

Begin your journey home flying over the spectacular Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in sights of Heron, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Island, before landing back on the Gold Coast in the early evening.


Scenic Queensland Experience Tour Route

Itinerary

  • Day One

    Gold Coast → Wallaroo Outback Retreat

    Checking into the Seair hangar at 7:00am, your tour begins with a meet and greet with the other guests, before an early briefing. Enjoy the sunrise over the Gold Coast as you fly north-west for a 2 hour flight to your first stop Wallaroo Outback Retreat during which a light breakfast will be supplied.

    Nestled amongst the magnificent sandstone cliffs of the Carnarvon Ranges, Wallaroo is a 72,000-acre cattle property owned by Pauline and Justin MacDonnell, located approximately 160km north of Roma, towards the iconic Carnarvon Gorge.

    After a scrumptious morning tea at the retreat you will head out in an air-conditioned 4WD bus with a local highly experienced Ecologist guide to discover secluded gorges, amazing rock formations, unique Aboriginal rock art, Australian wildlife, rare plants and fabulous views. A picnic lunch of wholesome outback tucker will be provided during the day

    Wallaroo Outback Retreat is the perfect place to relax, enjoy some overdue conversation, create memories and simply be together with friends and family. Hear stories from your hosts about Queensland’s pioneering history and get the chance to see first-hand how nature and farming co-exist in this rugged, yet beautiful landscape

    After dinner and a few stories around the campfire, retreat to your elegantly appointed glamping tent and let the magical sounds of the bush gently rock you to sleep for the night.

    The Australian outback is perhaps one of the best places to explore the night sky. After dark take in the surrounds and gaze into the galaxies above.

    Overnight accommodation: Glamping Tents, Wallaroo Outback Retreat

  • Day Two

    Wallaroo Outback Retreat → Longreach

    Day two starts with a continental bush breakfast at the retreat, before departing Wallaroo for Longreach. After a quick fuel stop en-route you will land at Longreach and head to the Qantas Founders Museum, where they are celebrating the Centenary Year of Qantas (100 Years).

    The Qantas Founders Museum is an award winning, world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, original and replica aircraft, an impressive collection of genuine artefacts and the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar.

    After lunch have a wander through the world-class museum and cultural display, before an experienced guide takes us on a private tour of the aircraft in the Airpark.

    The Qantas Founders Museum aircraft collection incorporates five of the world’s most significant aircraft – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC-3, Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation, Boeing 707-138 and the legendary Boeing 747-238.

    In the afternoon, settle into your charming accommodation at Saltbush Retreat before enjoying a ‘Drovers’ sunset cruise down the majestic Thomson River.

    All aboard the Drover’s Sunset Cruise. Relax on the top deck with 360-degree views of the majestic Thomson River. Your captain will captivate you with stories about the river, its wildlife and Indigenous links.

    Head ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner while being entertained by a local bush poet and picture show. End the night with the timeless favourite – billy tea and damper, before being transported back to the Saltbush Retreat for the night

    Saltbush Retreat’s rustic but beautiful accommodation reflects the unique textures and tones of Outback Queensland.

    Overnight accommodation: Stables or Huts at Saltbush Retreat, Longreach

  • Day Three

    Longreach → Capricorn Caves → Southern Great Barrier Reef → Gold Coast

    After a leisurely continental breakfast, depart Longreach and fly east over the Central Highlands and Coalfields looking down at rich farming lands contrasted against open cut coal mines towards Rockhampton where you will take a short bus ride to the stunning Capricorn Caves.

    Capricorn Caves are located 23km north of Rockhampton. Open since its discovery in 1881, Capricorn Caves has shared its magic and splendour with people for well over 100 years. The caves developed in limestone which was formed from corals growing in shallow waters around volcanic islands. After becoming exposed to land, the limestone was dissolved by acidic rain and underground water.

    After morning tea and free time to explore the visitors centre, you will head out on a private 1-hour ‘Cathedral Cave’ tour.

    The ‘Cathedral Cave’ Tour showcases the area’s most spectacular caves, leaving you with lasting memories of ancient geological history, early explorers, the discovery of ancient reef, the wonders of wildlife and special cave acoustics.

    After a gourmet lunch in a private bush setting, head back to Rockhampton airport where you will begin your journey south and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the amazing Southern Great Barrier Reef taking in the spectacular Heron, Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Islands as well as the heritage listed Fraser Island. The trip home concludes with a flight the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane returning into the Gold Coast in the early evening.

    To completely grasp the magnitude of the Great Barrier Reef, you need to see it from the air! The Southern Great Barrier Reef is the official start of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy paradise views of coral cays beneath you, coastal beaches and natural wilderness.

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 Australia.

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 Tours 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

$3,750 per person

Single travelers welcome, no single supplement applicable

Booking/Cancellation Policy

  • 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
2020 Departures Availability
Friday 7th August AVAILABLE

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

TOUR FITNESS RATING – MODERATE

An average level of fitness is required to gain maximum enjoyment for this tour. Travellers must be able to:

  • Participate in walking tours. Easy to moderate with some stairs.
  • Get on/off transportation including aircraft, busses and boats unaided

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