Multiple dates, April to September

Classic Outback Pub Crawl

Explore 11 iconic Outback pubs on the ultimate pub crawl. Travel through NSW, SA and QLD and have a beer with the locals.

Tour Highlights

Visit 11 Outback Pubs across over 4000km's

Have an icy cold beer in Australia's wonderful Outback

Experience true Outback hospitality as we take you to the iconic pubs scattered across this vast land. Enjoy scrumptious meals, cold beer and a warm welcome from the locals.

Aerial views of stunning Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre and the rugged Flinders Ranges

See Australia from a whole new perspective, 'flightseeing' across The Outback

Take in the uninterrupted views from above as we fly across magnificent landscapes including The Simpson Desert, Kati-Thanda-Lake Eyre, The Marree Man, Lake Frome and The Flinders Ranges.

Visit the famous Birdsville Hotel and Big Red

Relax and unwind with your mates thousands of kilometres from home.

Enjoy prime parking as we land and park directly in front of the pub at Birdsville! Experience a spectacular sunset overlooking the vast Simpson Desert as our four wheel drive takes us to "Big Red", the Simpson’s tallest sand dune.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Bourke

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Bourke to Tibooburra

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DAY 2

Tibooburra to Innamincka

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DAY 2

Innamincka to Birdsville

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DAY 3

Birdsville to Oodnadatta

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DAY 3

Oodnadatta to William Creek

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DAY 4

William Creek to Lake Eyre

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DAY 4

Lake Eyre to Maree

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DAY 4

Marree to Broken Hill

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DAY 5

Broken Hill to Tilpa

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DAY 5

Tilpa to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Bourke & Tibooburra

We look forward to welcoming you at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, as we prepare to depart on this unique flying safari exploring The Outback and its iconic pubs. We board our private aircraft flying west to Dubbo where we will stop briefly to refuel and stretch our legs. Back in the air we fly to the bush town of Bourke, where we enjoy a welcome lunch at the Port of Bourke pub.

Next stop is Tibooburra in Corner Country, surrounded by an arid landscape and remarkable granite rocky outcrops. You cannot miss the extraordinary Clifton Pugh mural in the bar of the popular watering hole of The Family Hotel. This evening we are dining at this iconic pub and enjoying the local hospitality. We are now 1,187km from Sydney.

Accommodation: Tibooburra Hotel

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day 2

Tibooburra to Innamincka & Birdsville

After breakfast we board our private plane flying to Innamincka, where we stop at the pub for lunch, a surprising oasis in South Australia’s rugged Outback. Back in the air unwind and enjoy infinite skies as we fly towards the historic town of Birdsville. Upon landing, our plane will taxi us right up to the front door of the famous Birdsville Hotel! Where else in the world can you do this?

Enjoy a beer and the view from the verandah while we wait for our four wheel drive to take us to “Big Red” – the Simpson Desert’s largest sand dune. Share the experience of a stunning golden sunset from the top of the dune with drinks and nibbles. This evening we enjoy traditional Outback hospitality back at the pub.

Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel

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day 3

Birdsville to Oodnadatta & William Creek

A day to remember as we sweep across the magnificent Simpson Desert, flying at an altitude where we have a bird’s eye view of more than 1100 sand dunes. Witness this spectacular landscape before landing “in the middle of nowhere” at the licenced Pink Roadhouse in Oodnadatta.

We follow the famous Oodnadatta Track to the remote Outback post of William Creek. This evening we dine at the authentic bush pub, The William Creek Hotel. This pub is loved by travellers from all around the world, with a front bar decorated by hundreds of notes, memorabilia and mementos.

Accommodation: The William Creek Hotel

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day 4

William Creek to Marree with Lake Eyre Fly-over. Then to Broken Hill

Begin the day with a hearty pub breakfast. This morning you have the choice to explore the quirky town or take an optional flight to the stunning Painted Hills of Anna Creek Station. (While this flight is not included in your tour itinerary and is at guest’s own cost, we are happy to organise it for you with the local Charter operator, Wrights Air).

Back in our Cessna Caravan, take in the views of the magnificent glistening salt pan lake of Kati Thanda. Look out for the modern geoglyph, The Marree Man, still one the Outback’s greatest mysteries. Who is behind this extraordinary 2.7km drawing of an indigenous hunter?
Enjoy lunch at the heritage listed sandstone Marree Hotel, regarded as the most impressive in the Outback. Later in the afternoon we depart to Broken Hill which once boasted 70 hotels.

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks surrounded by grandiose murals at the colourful Palace Hotel, famous from “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”. We celebrate our last night in the Outback with dinner at the Tydvil Hotel with it’s award winning Gin Distillery.

Accommodation: The Royal Exchange Hotel

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day 5

Broken Hill to Tilpa and Sydney

Explore first hand the resilience and resourcefulness of the Flying Doctor as we visit the interactive Royal Flying Doctors Service museum.

We farewell the Silver City for our final pub destination, The Tilpa Hotel. Established in 1894 to service the river boat trade, the pub is a classic, character-filled Outback pub made of corrugated iron and timber. The pub has only recently reopened, after being forced to close for months due to the floods in the area. This is the perfect place to enjoy our farewell lunch in the Outback on the banks of The Darling River.

Sit back, relax and reflect on your journey as Foxtrot Tango Tango takes you home to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

Jun 2024
Trip Starts

1 Jan 1970

Trip Ends

1 Jan 1970

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$7,950 pp

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May 2024
Trip Starts

30 May 2024

Trip Ends

3 Jun 2024

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Aug 2024
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1 Aug 2024

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5 Aug 2024

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Sep 2024
Trip Starts

19 Sep 2024

Trip Ends

23 Sep 2024

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Tour Inclusions

meals

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner included in tour cost.

For this tour, the meal highlights are:

  • Traditional Pub lunch at Port Of Bourke Pub
  • A lunch date at the Innamincka Hotel
  • 2 course authentic Outback pub dinner at the iconic Birdsville Hotel
  • A Lunch to remember at the licensed Pink Roadhouse on the famous Oodnadatta Track
  • Saturday night drinks and dining with the locals and other travellers at the William Creek Hotel
  • Lunch at the heritage-listed sandstone Marree Hotel
  • Lunch on the Darling River at the Tilpa Hotel

excursions

The included excursions on this tour are:

  • Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapes, Birdsville.
  • Fly across the Simpson Desert at an altitude providing the best views, and fastest way of seeing the thousands of sand dunes.
  • Fly over Lake Eyre and the Marree Man in the comfort of your private air conditioned aircraft.
  • Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and museum at Broken Hill, after having flown over the Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome.

transportation

As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each lunch and dinner destination. Most Hotels, are located within a few hundred metres to a few Kms from where we will be landing. Several destinations allow us to taxi virtually right to the Hotel.

 

general

Accommodation: Outback By Air book the best available accommodation at each location, bearing in mind that some remote towns have limited options. Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms at most locations and rooms have a private ensuite whenever possible. There may be occasions when shared bathrooms are required.

Guests are responsible for drinks at each destination.

Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots who are also your tour coordinators.

This tour involves a small amount of walking from the airport to some venues where transport is not available, please advise the crew if you have any mobility concerns with walking short distances.

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