17 June 2021

Classic Outback Pub Crawl

Explore iconic Outback pubs on the ultimate pub crawl, no need to walk to to the next pub when we can fly you to it. Travel through NSW, SA and QLD to have a beer with the locals.

Tour Highlights

A Classic Outback Country Pub Bar

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

Experience true Outback hospitality at the iconic Birdsville Hotel. Enjoy a spectacular sunset overlooking the vast Simpson Desert as our four wheel drive takes us to "Big Red", the Simpson’s tallest sand dune.

The Ultimate Outback Pub

Enjoy an icy cold beer in Australia's wonderful Outback

We welcome you to our special Outback Pub Crawl. We will visit 8 remote pubs and travel over 4000 kms in 5 days. A trip not to be missed, visiting Australia’s most famous watering holes.

Marree Hotel And Local Wildlife

The Marree Hotel is Heritage listed. This tiny town is immersed in history from the early days of rural Australia.

Marree is a fascinating historic watering hole and railway town on the edge of the vast desert area of Central Australia. To the north lie the Simpson Desert and Sturt's Stony Desert and to the North East is the Strzelecki Desert. The vast saltpan ,Lake Eyre, lies to the North West. Marree is a true desert settlement receiving an average annual rainfall of only 125 mm.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney


Sydney to Bourke

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Bourke to Tibooburra

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Tibooburra to Innamincka

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Innamincka to Birdsville

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Birdsville to Oodnadatta

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Oodnadatta to William Creek

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William Creek to Lake Eyre

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Lake Eyre to Maree

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Marree to Broken Hill

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Broken Hill to Tilpa

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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: Granites Motel – Tibooburra

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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 Ooodnadatta, for a well earned beer and lunch.
Back in the air 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 breaky before a day of exploration. This morning  Wrights Air offer  a guided tour to the painted Hills , which can be booked on your behalf. Not included in our tour Costs.
Back in the plane, we have the unique opportunity to view the vast glistening salt pan lake from the air, gaining perspective of how big this span of water really is. Look out for the modern geoglyph, the Marree Man. This is still one of the Outback’s greatest mysteries. Who created this 2.6 mile long line drawing of an aboriginal hunter in this arid landscape.
Enjoy lunch at the magnificent heritage listed Marree Hotel, regarded as the most impressive in the Outback. later in the afternoon we depart to Broken Hill where we stay overnight , and visit two iconic outback Pubs.

Accommodation: The Astra or Royal Exchange Hotel Broken Hill

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day 5

Broken Hill to Tilpa and Sydney

This morning after breakfast we visit the interactive Flying Doctors Museum in the Silver City before we fly to 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 perfect place to enjoy our farewell lunch in the Outback. Enjoy the scenery and relax as we cruise back to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

Jun 2021
Trip Starts

17 Jun 2021

Trip Ends

21 Jun 2021

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7750.00 Single supplement of $750 Applies

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Oct 2021
Trip Starts

7 Oct 2021

Trip Ends

11 Oct 2021

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Tour Inclusions


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.

– Dinner 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.

– Private fully escorted ground tour to Lake Eyre from William Creek.

– 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.

-The excursion by road to Lake Eyre will be in a small bus, departing and returning to the William Creek Hotel. This excursion depends on roads being open and accessible at the time of the tour.


Accommodation: Guests are accommodated in twin share rooms.

A limited number of single rooms are also available. All rooms have a private ensuite, unless stated otherwise.

Accommodation is the best available where we are staying.

Guests are responsible for drinks at each destination.

Throughout this Outback By Air Tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots.