Admire the many changing colours of Australia's iconic rock
Lake Mungo's Ancient Dreamtime
Explore the home of the Mungo Man, a place rich in aboriginal history
Visit the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this 610sq km multi award-winning Wilderness Sanctuary
Winner of South Australia's Ecotourism Hall of Fame 2007, Major Tourist Attraction 2007, Sustainable Tourism 2007, Arkaroola is South Australia's premier ecotourism destination.
Map and Itinerary
Starting point Sydney
Sydney to MungoFind out more
Mungo to ArkaroolaFind out more
Arkaroola to William CreekFind out more
William Creek To UluruFind out more
UluruTo Alice SpringsFind out more
Alice Springs to BirdsvilleFind out more
Birdsville to longreachFind out more
Longreach And WintonFind out more
Longreach To TrilbyFind out more
Trilby To SydneyFind out more
Starting point Sydney
Sydney to Mungo National Park
Our Tour Director/Crew welcome you at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) as we board our private aircraft to start this unforgettable Outback adventure. Our plane will sweep us west across New South Wales to our first destination, the ancient Mungo National Park. A local guide will take us through one of the most spectacular Outback landscapes with immense cultural significance.
Accommodation: Mungo Lodge
Mungo To Arkaroola
Be mesmerised by the Outback sunrise in this unique wilderness of Mungo. Today we venture into South Australia to the heart of the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Enjoy our aerial perspective of this remarkable landscape before we touch down at the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Our local guide will take us through some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth and share their knowledge of Arkaroola’s 1,600 million year geological history.
Accommodation: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
Arkaroola To William Creek
Witness more mesmerising images as we fly further west to the remote Outback post of William Creek. En-route we fly over the stunning natural beauty of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. This glistening salt pan spans hundreds of kilometres and the best way to see it is from above. This evening we enjoy true Outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the authentic bush pub, The William Creek Hotel. This pub, on the famous Oodnadatta Track, is loved by travellers from all around the world.
Accommodation: William Creek Hotel
William Creek To Uluru
This morning our private aircraft takes us to the red centre – Uluru. Get set for an evening of delight at the breathtaking Field of Light Dinner. Admire the ever changing colour of the rock as the sun sets upon it. Indulging in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking spectacular Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this evening will be one to remember.
Accommodation: Sails in the Desert, Uluru, 5 star luxury in the desert
Uluru To Alice Springs
A morning to experience Uluru and the nearby soaring rock domes of the Olgas/Kata Tjuta up close. Feeling energetic? Enjoy the beautiful 11km walk around the rock’s perimeter.
We have a very short leg to Alice Springs, resting at the foothills of the craggy red-rocked MacDonnell Ranges. Check out the cafe and Indigenous art culture of this spirited Outback centre. Enjoy a camel trek through the ranges at sunset, an opportunity for some truly spectacular sightseeing.
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs
Alice Springs Birdsville
See the desert come alive as we tour Alice Spring’s beautiful Desert Park. The free flying birds of prey show is not to be missed! Back in the air we fly over the vast expanse of rolling dunes of the Simpson Desert to the iconic town of Birdsville. Our plane can taxi us right up the front door of the famous pub. Enjoy an icy cold drink on the veranda. The afternoon is yours before our four wheel drive collects us for another golden hour. We will drive to “Big Red” – the largest sand dune in the Simpson Desert. On top of the dune we will enjoy nibbles and drinks while experiencing yet another stunning desert sunset. Enjoy dinner back at the atmospheric pub.
Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel
Birdsville to Longreach
Today we cruise to the pioneering town of Longreach. On arrival our local tour guide will show us through the fascinating Qantas Founders Museum. Lunch will be enjoyed at a private room at the Museum, surrounded by aviation history. We will then check into our accommodation at the newly launched Mitchell Grass Retreat. We are excited to offer this exclusive luxury glamping experience. Take in the stunning views from your deluxe tent complete with ensuite and outdoor deck. Late afternoon we will take a sunset river cruise on The Thomson River. There are endless photo opportunities before we go ashore for a traditional stockman’s campfire dinner, under the stars.
Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat – luxury glamping experience
Longreach And Winton
Today we swap our wings for wheels and set off in our private bus for a day of exploring. Enjoy Outback big sky scenery as we head to the Age of Dinosaurs experience, painting a picture of what this area looked like 90 million years ago. Enjoy relaxing at our Retreat in the afternoon before our tour of the legendary Australian Stockman’s Hall Of Fame.
Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach
Longreach To Trilby
We rejoin our private aircraft, flying south through Queensland’s Channel Country, with endless horizons filled with deep red sand hills and orange escarpments. On landing at Louth, enjoy a drink at Shindy’s Inn, overlooking The Darling River. We then take an Outback dirt track to Trilby Station – a 320,000 acre working sheep property. We will be hosted by the owners of Trilby, Liz and Gary Murray, gaining insight into life on a remote sheep station. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian outback station experience. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating an outback sunset with drinks before relaxing by a camp fire enjoying a home cooked dinner, under a starlit sky.
Accommodation: Trilby Station – the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities
Trilby To Sydney
Our last day in the Outback where those who wish to immerse themselves in nature and the peaceful surroundings can take advantage of Trilby’s 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling River. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions about station life as Liz takes us on a walking tour encompassing the state of the art shearing shed and aircraft hanger. Next stop is the neighbouring historical Dunlop Station where we will sample a shearers’ traditional morning tea, Smoko, before touring the homestead and discovering the fascinating history of the area. We will enjoy our farewell lunch at Shindy’s Inn overlooking the Darling as our Outback adventure comes to a close. Relax, reflect and enjoy the scenery as we cruise back to Sydney.
* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included (Drinks are included with the evening meal. Wine is served with dinner)
For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:
Stockman’s campfire dinner under the stars, Longreach
The Field Of Light Dinner, Uluru
Traditional pub dinners at Birdsville and William Creek
Dine under the stars at Trilby Station
* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are;
– Tour and private lunch at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Sunset river cruise with stockman’s campfire dinner and show under the stars, Longreach
– Age of Dinosaurs Tour, Winton
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés
– Tour and smoko (traditional shearers’ morning tea) at historic Dunlop Station
* Transportation: As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination.
– Coach transportation is provided to and from daily excursions.
* Accommodation: All guests are accommodated in twin share rooms. Single supplement is available on request. Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary (bedding and room type requests may be requested) All rooms have private en-suite unless stated otherwise. (Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach is a Luxury glamping venue, each canvas tent complete with electricity, A/C, plumbing, & en-suite).
* Taxes & National Park Passes: All Air Transport taxes and National Park Passes are included for daily excursions.
* General: Throughout this Outback By Air tour, guests will be accompanied by two experienced pilots dedicated to look after every detail.
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