21 July 2024

The Outback Classic

Visit the spiritual heart of our country, Uluru, and our Outback capital, Alice Springs, as we take you on a journey through Australia's magnificent bush.

Tour Highlights

Unique Uluru

Admire the many changing colours of Australia's iconic rock as you immerse yourself into this spiritual place in the heart of Australia.

Take in the incredible views from above as we take a scenic flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Indulge in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking Kata-Tjuta National Park at sunset before enjoying the acclaimed Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. The following day we explore around Uluru and its waterholes and rock art.

Working Sheep Station Experience

Enjoy the company of your generous hosts, The Murray Family, as they share their 320,000 acre home with you.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful landscape, appreciating an Outback sunset with drinks, before relaxing with a home cooked dinner. Trilby Station has 10kms of walking tracks along the banks of The Darling River, a state-of-the-art modern shearing shed and an aviation hanger for the working machines of the bush. There will be plenty of opportunity to chat to with your hosts about their unique lifestyle.

Visit the pioneering town of Longreach

Home to the Stockmans Hall of Fame

Enjoy lunch surrounded by aviation history at the world class Qantas Founders Museum. Cruise the Thomson River at sunset before going ashore for a traditional Outback dinner and live country show under the stars. Step back in time at The Age of Dinosaurs Experience which paints a picture of what this country looked like 90 million years ago. There is something for everyone at the pioneering town of Longreach.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Trilby (Louth)

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DAY 2

Trilby Station (Louth) to Longreach

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DAY 3

Day in Longreach

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DAY 4

Longreach to Alice Springs

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DAY 5

Alice Springs to Uluru

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DAY 6

Uluru to Birdsville

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DAY 7

Birdsville to William Creek

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DAY 8

William Creek to Broken Hill

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DAY 9

Broken Hill to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Trilby Station

Our crew welcome you at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) before departing on this exciting Outback adventure.

Take in the aerial views from Foxtrot Tango Tango as we head west towards Bourke where we discover the area’s rich pastoral and indigenous culture with a visit to the modern Exhibition centre.

Next stop is the Outback town of Louth, where we leave the plane and take a dirt road to Trilby Station, a family owned 320,000 acre sheep property. This overnight stop focuses on offering the true Australian Outback station experience, gaining insight into life in the bush. Immerse yourself in the landscape, appreciating a bush sunset with drinks and canapés beneath a ceiling of stars. Enjoy a home cooked meal and hear about life on the station from seventh generation farmers, the Murray family.

Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (the renovated Shearers’ Quarters or Station Cottages with shared bathroom facilities)

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day 2

Trilby to Longreach

This morning we board our private aircraft for Longreach – the town where Qantas commenced operations over 100 years ago. Upon landing in this pioneering town we enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the Qantas Founders Museum, surrounded by aviation history.

We spend this evening amongst nature watching the sunset as we cruise the Thomson River. There are endless photo opportunities on this gentle cruise before we go ashore for a traditional Outback dinner and live country show under the stars.

Accommodation: Saltbush Retreat – boutique Outback lodging

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day 3

Longreach & Winton

Today we swap our wings for wheels and set off in our private transport 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. Our visit includes a guided tour of the Collection Room, Fossil Preparation Laboratory and the March of the Titanosaurs exhibition.

Accommodation: Saltbush Retreat

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day 4

Longreach to Alice Springs

Our flight path takes us over the expansive Simpson Desert, a unique landscape of sand dunes, desert grass and bush, as we make our way towards the centre of Australia. We have arrived at the spirited Outback town of Alice Springs.

Experience the Desert Park where we can immerse ourselves in the beauty and mystery of Australia’s deserts as we wander through ancient landscapes with our local guide. Marvel at the energy and adrenaline of free flying birds at the awesome bird show as they soar through the sky.

Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton – Alice Springs

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day 5

Alice Springs to Uluru

After a morning of exploring we make our way towards the Red Centre – Uluru. Get set for an evening of delight at the breath taking Sounds of Silence 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

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day 6

Uluru to Birdsville

An early start to witness the natural splendour of an Uluru sunrise. Our guide will share their knowledge as we drive around the superstar rock, stopping at waterholes and rock art.

Our private aircraft will then fly us to a little oasis in the desert for lunch, The Mt Dare Hotel.

Next stop is the iconic town of Birdsville, where our plane can taxi right up to the front door of the pub. Where else in the world can you do this? We will enjoy another amazing sunset at “Big Red” overlooking the Simpson Desert.

Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel

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day 7

Birdsville to William Creek

This morning we will track south west through the Simpson Desert then take in the views of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre on our way to the remote town of William Creek.

 Enjoy true outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the William Creek Hotel, on the famous Oodnadatta Track.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel

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day 8

William Creek to Broken Hill

Enjoy more mesmerising images as we fly over Lake Eyre, the enigmatic Marree Man, The Flinders Ranges and Lake Frome before arriving in the mining town of Broken Hill.

Experience a rich and historical guided tour of the Silver City and its local delights. Enjoy another stunning sunset at the Living Desert Sculptures, sandstone artworks highlighting the skyline on a majestic hilltop, surrounded by endless flat terrain. Pre dinner drinks at the colourful Palace Hotel, made famous by Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is a must.

We celebrate our last night in the Outback with dinner at the Tydvil Hotel and its award-winning Gin Distillery.

Accommodation: The Royal Exchange Hotel

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day 9

Broken Hill to Sydney

Few places will give you a sense of the true character of Broken Hill than the Pro Hart Gallery and that is where we begin our morning. Known for his depictions of working class and Outback life, Pro was an internationally renowned artist.

We farewell the Silver City for our journey home where we stop at the The Tilpa Hotel for lunch. Established in 1894 to service the river boat trade, the pub is a classic, character-filled Outback pub made of corrugated iron and timber. This is the perfect place to farewell the Outback from the banks of The Darling River.

As we board the plane for our final leg home, sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we return you to Sydney.

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Price and Availability

2024 Seats Available Now
Jul 2024
Trip Starts

21 Jul 2024

Trip Ends

29 Jul 2024

Price Per Person from

$14,850 pp

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Tour Inclusions

meals

* Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included ()
For this tour, the evening meal highlights are:

  • Stockman’s campfire dinner under the stars, Longreach
  • The acclaimed Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
  • Traditional pub dinners at Birdsville and William Creek

excursions

* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are

  • Visit Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre, Bourke
  • Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
  • Sunset river cruise with stockman’s campfire dinner and show under the stars, Longreach
  • Age of Dinosaurs Museum Tour, Winton
  • Tour of Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner, Uluru
  • Sunrise tour of Uluru with picnic breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Broken Hill
  • Visit Pro Hart Gallery, Broken Hill

transportation

* Transportation: As per the itinerary, air transport provided is to and from each nightly destination.

  • Coach transportation is provided to and from daily excursions.

general

* Accommodation: All guests are accommodated in twin share rooms. Accommodation venues are listed in the itinerary (bedding and room type requests may be requested) All rooms have private en-suite unless stated otherwise.The accommodation at Trilby Station has shared amenities.

* 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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