departure dates

15 August 2021

The Outback Classic

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.

Indulge in canapés and sparkling wine overlooking Kata-Tjuta National Park at sunset before enjoying dinner at Sails in the Dessert. The following day you can take the 11km self guided walk around Uluru's perimeter or visit the nearby Olgas.

The underground world of Coober Pedy

Venture into the underground world of Coober Pedy - exploring the rugged town's opal mines, churches, art galleries and dugouts.

Experience visiting the underground in the opal mining capital of the world - Coober Pedy. More than half the population of this quirky remote town live below ground where the average temperature remains at a pleasant 23-25 C year round. It's like travelling to another planet with its moon-like landscape which you may recognise from the Mad Max movie which was filmed.

Map and Itinerary

Starting point Sydney

DAY 1

Sydney to Longreach

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DAY 2

Longreach Day 2

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DAY 3

Longreach to Uluru

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DAY 4

Uluru to William Creek

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DAY 5

William Creek

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DAY 6

William Creek to Birdsville

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DAY 7

Birdsville to Tibooburra

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DAY 8

Tibooburra to Trilby Station

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DAY 9

Trilby to Sydney

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Starting point Sydney

day 1

Sydney to Longreach

Our crew welcome you at Bankstown Airport (Sydney) as we board our private aircraft for this unforgettable Outback adventure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the changing landscapes from the air before landing in the agricultural centre of Moree for morning tea. We then track further north for lunch in the QLD Outback town of Charleville, the bilby capital of Australia. Our first destination is the pioneering town of Longreach. Take in the Outback views of the Mitchell Grass Plains before enjoying a BBQ under the stars at our luxurious glamping retreat.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach – Luxury Outback Glamping Experience

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day 2

A Day in Longreach

This morning we will be surrounded by aviation history as we visit the Qantas Founders Museum. An afternoon of discovery awaits at the legendary Stockman’s Hall of Fame, which showcases the history and culture of rural Australia.
Glide down the majestic Thomson River for a golden sunset. There are endless photo opportunities and an insightful commentary as we pass natural features before going ashore for a traditional stockman’s camp-fire dinner. This is the real Outback experience with inspiring and humorous traditional entertainment.

Accommodation: Mitchell Grass Retreat, Longreach

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day 3

Longreach to Uluru

Today our aircraft will take us across a large expanse of the Outback, flying over 1400kms to the heart of Australia, Uluru. Enjoy morning tea at the remote town of Boulia, famous for its camel races. Our next stop is lunch in Alice Springs. Sundowners will be enjoyed witnessing the changing colours of Australia’s iconic rock.

Accommodation: Sails in the Desert, Uluru, Five Star Hotel in the desert

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day 4

Uluru to William Creek

A morning of choice; relax and unwind or choose an active walk around Uluru or visit the nearby Olgas/Kata Tjuta. We will then board our private plane to follow the famous Oodnadatta Track to the remote outback post of William Creek. This evening we will enjoy true outback hospitality with drinks and dinner at the William Creek Hotel, which really comes alive in the winter months.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel

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day 5

William Creek, The Painted Hills, Coober Pedy

Today is another opportunity to appreciate the grandeur and immensity of this Outback landscape as we fly south over the Painted Hills on Anna Creek station on our way to Coober Pedy . .
We will head underground in the afternoon as we explore the quirky opal mining town of Coober Pedy, its mines, churches, museums and dugouts (homes). Later in the afternoon we will head back to William Creek for the evening.

Accommodation: William Creek Hotel

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day 6

William Creek to Birdsville

Today we take in the views from the sky as we fly over Kati Thanda- Lake Eyre, making our way north to Birdsville. On arrival, we will visit the iconic Birdsville Hotel, one of the only places in the world where your plane takes you right to the door of the pub. Sunset will be taken in over ‘Big Red’ the tallest sand dune in the Simpson desert, with canapes and drinks served.

Accommodation: The Birdsville Hotel

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day 7

Birdsville to Tibooburra

Our day of exploration sees us flying over three states: Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales. Our first stop is lunch at a surprising oasis in South Australia’s rugged Outback, The Innamincka pub. Once airborne again, we travel through the extensive dunes of the Strzelecki Desert to Tibooburra in Corner Country. You cannot miss the extraordinary Clifton Pugh mural in the bar of the popular watering hole of The Family Hotel.

Accommodation: Granites  Motel Tibooburra

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day 8

Tibooburra To Trilby Station

Today our plane takes us to the Outback town of Louth on The Darling River . We take a dirt track to Trilby Station – a 320,000 acre working sheep property. We will be hosted by the owners of Trilby, The Murray Family, 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 star-lit sky.

Accommodation: Trilby Station, Louth (renovated shearers quarters or station cottages)

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day 9

Trilby to Sydney

Wake up in peaceful and serene Outback surroundings. Enjoy a morning walk along Trilby’s ten kilometre walking track beside the river. Walk with the wildlife …. smell the bush. 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 impressive aircraft hanger. Our farewell lunch will be enjoyed at Shindy’s Inn on the banks of The Darling. Relax and enjoy your last Outback views as our private plane returns us home to Sydney.

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Tour Inclusions

meals

* 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 acclaimed Field Of Light Dinner, Uluru
Traditional pub dinners at Birdsville and William Creek
Dine under the stars at Trilby Station

excursions

* Excursions: The included excursions on this tour are;
– Tour at the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
– Sunset river cruise with stockman’s campfire dinner and show under the stars, Longreach
– Toast the sunset at “Big Red”, the tallest sand dune in The Simpson Desert, with drinks and canapés

– Fly over lake Eyre .

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. (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.

Price and Availability

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The Outback Classic
Trip Starts

15 Aug 2021

Trip Ends

23 Aug 2021

Price Per Person from

$13950

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